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Coaster/park industry news articles

Discussion in 'News & Rumours' started by ECG, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. Ian

    Ian From CoasterForce Staff Member Administrator Moderator Social Media Team CF Award Winner 2016

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    Moderately interesting article about the safety and regulation of theme park rides.

    Source: http://www.norwalkreflector.com/article/4236536
     
  2. ECG

    ECG East Coast(er) General Administrator CF Award Winner 2016

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    Here's an interesting read on the history of Arrow.
    Loads of Arrow stuff here: http://arrowdevelopment.blogspot.com/
     
  3. ECG

    ECG East Coast(er) General Administrator CF Award Winner 2016

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    Here's a good read about the history of the Herschends' involvement in the industry.
     
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    Historic rides article

    This article about the historic of theme park attractions written by Historic England was sent to me via Facebook and is worth a read.

    https://content.historicengland.org.uk/ ... s-iha.pdf/

    Have a feeling it was sponsored by PBB since that place is mentioned almost constantly.

    Edit: Merged into proper topic. - ECG
     
  6. nadroJ

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    Re: Historic rides article

    Or Blackpool just happens to have the richest history of UK Amusements that is still standing today. It's an excellent example so makes sense to talk about it a lot.

    Fab read, thanks for posting.
     
  7. ECG

    ECG East Coast(er) General Administrator CF Award Winner 2016

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  9. Hyde

    Hyde I Lied About My Age! Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    The LA Times released a Cedar Fair expose yesterday, interviewing Cedar Fair CEO Matt Ouimet, including some discussion for next year additions: http://www.latimes.com/travel/themepark ... story.html

    Some snippets of note from the interview:

     
  10. GuyWithAStick

    GuyWithAStick Captain Basic Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    So SFStL and SFGAm made a bet on the Cardinals-Cubs game the other day. If the Cardinals won, GAm would rename Raging Bull to Raging Cardinals, and they'd send the park a Deep Dish pizza and an old style beer. If the Cubs won(which they did), StL would rename American Thunder to Cubs Thunder, and they'd send Maull's BBQ sauce with pork steaks, and Toaster Ravioli. Thus, I proudly present the greatest coaster name ever, Cubs Thunder!

    http://www.fox32chicago.com/sports/33539981-story

    Go Cubbies!

    Sent from my VS840 4G using Tapatalk
     
  11. GuyWithAStick

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  12. ECG

    ECG East Coast(er) General Administrator CF Award Winner 2016

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    To be fair, the park is going to be renamed to Six Flags Great Mets and the coaster to GoMets for a total of six days over the next two weekends. No real need to change Goliath's name in your Top Ten, especially since you didn't change the park name as well. :wink:
     
  13. Hyde

    Hyde I Lied About My Age! Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    Hah, funny. At least it's better than that cock roach eating dare SFMM tried doing a few years back.
     
  14. GuyWithAStick

    GuyWithAStick Captain Basic Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    Now if Toronto wins, I'm hoping La Ronde joins in on the fun against SFGAdv.

    And this is the World Series, so I expect stakes at the level of full-season renames.

    But tbh, Le Metster doesn't sound too bad.
     
  15. ECG

    ECG East Coast(er) General Administrator CF Award Winner 2016

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    Just to confirm that Six Flags Great America, sorry... Six Flags Great Mets made good on their bet:

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  16. Hyde

    Hyde I Lied About My Age! Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    The NPR Broadcast Marketplace penned a neat article on Hunger Games declaring they will be doing various ride types, and discusses with industry experts what it takes to create a theme-attraction with appeal: http://www.marketplace.org/topics/busin ... er-coaster.

     
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    Short video report from BBC, exclusive look inside the Mack factory!

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-34982728

    The CEO says at the end that they have sold more of the Inverted Powered Coaster model (Arthur) and more details will be released in a years time!
     
  18. ECG

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    Here's a pretty good read on coaster101.com.
    Source
     
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