Friday, July 25, 2014

CoasterRadio.com #838 - A Live Webcast with Holiday World's Paula Werne


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THIS WEEK:
* Holiday World has just announced their new project for 2015… the nation's first launched wing coaster, Thunderbird!
* Paula Werne, the PR Director from the park joined us on a LIVE WEBCAST minutes after the announcement to give us details on the new ride and to tell us about several of the tough clues presented during the "66 Days at Sea" campaign!
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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Live Webcast with Holiday World's Paula Werne



Join us at 10:15pm est for a LIVE WEBCAST minutes after Holiday World's Announcement for their 2015 Attraction.

We'll be joined by Holiday World's Paula Werne, who will answer your questions about the ride and give details about the clues in the "66 Days at Sea" campaign.

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

CoasterRadio.com #837 - Will Lightning Strike Twice?


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THIS WEEK:
* There's a new way for you to jump to the front of the line at Sea World Parks.
* Kings Island is inviting certain passholders to get to the front of the line as well.
* We announce a fantastic LIVE show next week!
* Live Trip Reports from Elitch Gardens and Six Flags Over Texas
* A first-hand review of the new Kentucky Kingdom.
* Plus a lot more!

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

CoasterRadio.com #836 - Mid-Summer Surprises



THIS WEEK:
* We talk about the coaster derailment at a California park.
* We hear a review of Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom at Six Flags Great Adventure and discuss its operations as it relates to Kingda Ka.
* We take a look at the amazing line for "Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts."
* EB makes his bold predictions about Holiday World's new 2015 Attraction
* We talk about an innovative guest relations concept at Darien Lake this season.
* Plus a lot more!

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Thursday, July 03, 2014

CoasterRadio.com #835 - Flirting with Disaster


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THIS WEEK:
* We honor America with the Sparktacular Exploosioloosia!
* Hagrid stops by to talk about problems with "Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts!"
* A Live Trip report from Six Flags New England
* Mike's Trip Report from Hersheypark, including a review of Sky Rush!
* Vote for CoasterRadio.com in the 10Best.com Poll!
* Listener's Theme Park Disasters
* Plus a lot more!

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

CoasterRadio.com #834 - First Rides: Gringotts and Goliath


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THIS WEEK:
* Seth Kubersky joins us to review Universal Orlando's Diagon Alley
* Seth tells us what we can look forward to in "Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts!"
* Will the closing of the American Idol Experience be the first step towards a Star Wars Land?
* A Live Trip Report from the New Thunderbolt at Coney Island!
* CM Venom stops by to review Goliath, the new RMC coaster at Six Flags Great America
* Plus a lot more!

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

CoasterRadio.com #833 - A Conversation with Tim O'Brien


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THIS WEEK:
* Tom from Louiville talks with Amusement Industry Expert Tim O'Brien!
* They discuss a ton of topics about the amusement industry, including side shows, carnivals, the history of regional parks and a whole lot more!
* Plus, we learn about some of the AMAZING items that can be found in Ripley's Believe It or Not Odditoriums all over the world.

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

CoasterRadio.com #832 - Top 12 Game-Changing Attractions


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THIS WEEK:
* The guys discuss the Skyscraper coaster coming to Orlando in 2016!
* When it opens, it will be the tallest roller coaster in the world!
* Cedar Point had to shut down for two days because an old water pipe broke. What was the CoasterBoy reaction?
* A Live Trip Report from Waldameer!
* The CoasterRadio.com audience comes up with their own Game Changing Theme Park Attractions
* Plus a lot more!

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Thursday, June 05, 2014

CoasterRadio.com #831 - Hate the Player, Not the Game


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THIS WEEK:
* Mike and EB debate CNN's list of the 12 Game Changing Theme Park Attractions
* A Live Trip Report from Six Flags Magic Mountain
* EB visits Kings Island and wipes out on the Flow Rider
* We talk about the crazy CoasterBoy reaction to EB's Holiday World clue.
* We go live to Layer Elementary School to talk with the kids about their Coaster Design Project!
* Plus a lot more!

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

CoasterRadio.com #830 - EB and Mike go Dollywood!


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THIS WEEK:
* Mike and EB bring the show to Dollywood!
* They review the park and all of the major attractions.
* They also give you a ton of tips for your visit!
* Plus a lot more!

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

CoasterRadio.com #829 - Cedar Point and the Gemini Midway


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THIS WEEK:

* We discuss the clues surrounding Holiday World's "66 Days at Sea" 
* Did you see what EB discovered in Holiday World's Media Package?
* Your Listener Feedback on 5-Hour Princess Lines and Diagon Alley
* A Live Trip Report from Six Flags St. Louis.
* Mike's Trip Report from Walt Disney World, including reviews of FastPass+ and Be Our Guest.
* Cincinnati Jon heads to Cedar Point to check out the new Gemini Midway and the two new attractions.
* He interviews Rob Decker, Corporate VP of Planning and Design for Cedar Fair and 
Jason McClure, Vice President  and General Manager for Cedar Point.

* Plus a lot more!

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

This Post is Not About Kentucky Kingdom

By E.B., Co-Host of CoasterRadio.com

Why is this post not about Kentucky Kingdom?  Because Holiday World has brilliantly decided to drag out their big 2015 announcement for a full two months and it's driving the CoasterBoys wild, that's why!

What better way to thwomp a park in its first year of operation that
to do a massive publicity stunt?

As we all know, this one started with Holiday World's PR guru Paula Werne inviting card-carrying coaster club members for a walk-back on Voyage.  They journeyed into the trees and found little boxes with a website printed on a little slip of paper, 66daysatsea.com

Around the same time, a press release went out explaining the campaign and declaring this new expansion will be the largest in park history (so, over $13 million if that's a reference to a dollar amount).  Also stated was that the decision to hype the countdown was made because once the secret project begins it would be immediately known.  Those were some great clues, and several other small clues were sprinkled over some Holiblog entries and Paula's twitter account, but perhaps the biggest clue has been overlooked...


Unknown to the "GP," select members of the media received a package in the mail the day the 66 Days campaign began.  It contained a yummy piece of fudge, a magnet, and a little wooden box with the same website inside.  There was also a small invite to visit the website that included Paula's contact information.



But perhaps most important was the packing material - shredded paper. Which we have assembled and are sharing with you here.



Over the years we've made some friends here at CoasterRadio.com.  So, we're sending this image out to our designer, industry expert, and architect friends to see what they can make of this.  When they get back to us, we'll pass along their thoughts.

But right away, we wanted to share this with you guys, too.  We've always taken pride in being an open show, pulling back the curtain and letting the listeners in as much as we can.  This discovery is no different. We're telling you as soon as we figured it out ourselves.

Perhaps it's just a cute clip-art background.  Maybe these are old Frightfull Falls drawings and Paula simply shredded some old paper laying around the office.  Or perhaps she's having a a good laugh
after seeing this post and learning that I spent an afternoon reassembling her red herring.  Or perhaps it's the biggest clue of all.

It looks like a bit of a blueprint or construction document siting the footers for what could be assumed to be a major steel roller coaster.

The footers are named and there is even reference to specific "FOOTING" and "PIER."  There's dimensions and numbering for each item, giving a sense of scope and scale. There's elevation lines that are too blurred to read, but perhaps they match the rolling hills of Santa Claus?  The "NORTH" marker seems to confirm the speculation that this new ride will head off into the woods, alongside Voyage...



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Friday, May 16, 2014

Layer Elementary School Coaster Design Project

For the second year in a row, Layer Elementary School has asked the listeners of CoasterRadio.com to help them crown a winner in their "Coaster Design Project!"

The elementary school students, under the direction of their teachers (including CoasterRadio.com listener Keith Erickson), have designed amazing roller coasters using No Limits software.

The students are learning about the physics and design of thrill rides while having a lot of fun!

The entries have been narrowed down to four finalists and now it's your turn to vote! Watch all four and then vote for your favorite!  If you want, leave a message for the kids here on the blog or on our Facebook page!

Thanks for voting and for supporting the students at Layer Elementary!

ENTRY #1 - WILD RIDE

ENTRY #2 - BLUE SHADOW


ENTRY #3 - COTTON CANDY TRIP


ENTRY #4 - DUNGEON OF TERROR






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