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Don't be afraid of the title this week. Despite the utter lack of news this week, there is still enough to work with to make a first half. Plus our second half is one you do not want to miss. We talk Knoebels, Halloween, and Dark Rides. SHOW NOTES: Another Arrow Bites the Dust :( Commision does not need to give OK for Conneaut to demolish Blue Stre…
 
James is back from the Vid, sadly meaning no Airtime Jimmy. Nonetheless Bob and he talk industry news spanning from Pennsylvania to California. Then, as if things weren't exciting enough, we get a call from Dan the Drunkman and Flatride Fred. The two end the show with talk of the best time of year, and whether or not it's Halloween. SHOW NOTES: LA …
 
The man, the myth, the legend Myke (also know by his alias Airtime Myke) joins Bob this week. James is out sick, but that doesn't mean the show is any less fun or fascinating this week. Join the guys as they talk fightn', rumors, protests, and more in the first half. Then tune in as the guys preform a Q&A in the second half of show, any questions a…
 
Bags, Bitcoin, and back to Florida. This episode is packed full of fun, wacky, and ~ghoulish~ news and stories. (And of course as always a few rants and tirades along the way). SHOW NOTES: Zamperla’s New ride: BlendeZ Tesla helped a Carousel go completely carbon neutral PortAventura World Becomes the First Theme Resort to Accept Bitcoin as Payment …
 
The guys have a short and sweet news segment this week. Don't let it's length fool you, some very riveting stories occurred and are discussed. In the second half - Bob visited New England, James Busch Gardens Williamsburg's Howl-O-Scream. They critique and praise where necessary the parks and their experiences. Weekly poll this week: What color sho…
 
That's right ladies and gentlemen, it's time again to talk about the "most sought-after awards in the Amusement Industry". Before getting to that blunder, the guys have a lot to discuss. Kennywood is doing something dumb, counteracted by something kinda cool (per usual). SeaWorld sucks as we're hopeful all aware of by now. Sadly, once again tragedy…
 
What a bizarre week it has been for the guys. No matter! It is still time for some great amusement park discussion. Documentaries, grand openings, new rides, so much news to cover this week. The second half of our show is quite fun too. It brings us to Bob's Conneaut rant numero dos; with talk of Top Thrill Dragster's fate. SHOW NOTES: How We Roll …
 
Tune into this weeks episode of the show, where the Conneaut Lake catastrophe continues, a miracle has occurred, Do-Dodonpa is seriously injuring people, and more! While the first half of the show is full of some great news content, the headlining segment of the show is easily the Photo Contest winner unveiling! We have our judges (Dan, Tim, and Ra…
 
James is back from California, with that comes a trip recap! While he had a great past week, it's been quite an egregious week for the amusement park industry. 2021 has had some bad incidents, and this weeks news brings about two more. Bob and James cover these dire occurrences, along with the rest of the news of the week, in the first half of the …
 
Intamins and COOs - they're all out of here. Listen in as James and Bob talk Wicked Twister's removal and SeaWorld's issue with sustaining those within the corporate positions at their company. Of course there is tons more news this week - the guys take a jab at those stories as well, giving there insight and thoughts. 'Defiance' at Glenwood Cavern…
 
Timmy is back; many of you won't be surprised at the lack of quarrels. However, James and Tim cover a vast amount of notable news stories first (making for a great first part of the show). The second half is a bit unorthodox, as the guys explore an area of amusement parks James and Bob typically don't stray towards. Halloween is the subject of the …
 
Two news stories this week actual surround individuals walking up lift hills, although in two completely different contexts. James and Bob break down these news stories as well as the others of the week (new rides, policy updates, etc.) all on the first part of the show this week. Later on it's time to finally discuss an upcoming trip for James, an…
 
Three news stories to kick of this week's show leave the guys in aw. Man, 2021 is really shaping up to be a strange year for the industry. Listen in as James and Bob try their *best* to relay these strange yet riveting stories to the audience. While nothing quite tops the abnormal exposés from the first half of the show, there is fun to be found in…
 
Yet another incident at an amusement park is one of the many news stories brought up on this weeks show. The guys start of the show discussing a girl who suffered a broken ankle from Full Throttle at Magic Mountain. 2021 is seemingly cursed. While the news segment is full of fascinating content, the second part of the show is where things get heate…
 
Adventureland, Charles Dinn, Big Bad Wolf, and more are all what's in store for this weeks episode...listen in as the guys commentate on amusement industry news as well as explore recent trips they made to parks - Kennywood and Six Flags America. Also canvassed in this episode is James's and Bob's favorite drop tower rides: find out their favorites…
 
It's time...this week James and Bob finally have the SeaWorld debate! The long anticipated conflict ensues in the second half of the show. The guys also talk news and there's a lot of...well let's say "interesting" subject matter this week to cover, from the derailment of a popular ride to fireworks during the day it's quite an episode this week. S…
 
You read the title right, James and Bob both went out and conquered the new for 2021 Intamin and RMC. And you don't want to miss the review of the rides theme selves and the parks their located as well as the rest of the parks the two went to this past week. Of course, it's not an episode of Coaster Talk without news, and boy was there some to catc…
 
This has been quite the week in the amusement industry. News this week has been of a substantial amount of issues with rides running properly (or at all, as one was on fire) at what feels like an unprecedented level. James and Bob are here to keep you up to date with that and so much more in the first half. In the second half the guys talk upcoming…
 
You're probably used to it by now, but it's that time of year again. Holiwood Nights recap initiating in 3...2...1... Show Notes: Project Gemini at WCUSA Arson at Silverwood Jersey Devil Coaster opened today and The Drunk Riders think it's awesome Storm Runner Opening June 11th Links For Dawn: Fox 8 Article | GoFundMe…
 
Aaaannnd Bob's mad again..but don't mistake this for his casual irritation with a park. Bob is furious. Tune in and listen to him and James go through quite a hefty news segment and finish of the show talking about some future park trips. SHOW NOTES: Conneaut Lake is a cluster (multiple links below): Will not open for Memorial Day Tumble Bug Murder…
 
The guys give a bit of crap to Cedar Point this week. After conversing about some industry news stories, Bob and James have to discuss what exactly unfolded at the Cedar Fair property last weekend, and there's really little positive that came out of it. Also discussed is where to eat at a Six Flags park [pause for a short laugh] and the opportunity…
 
Some very intriguing news out of different sectors of the industry starts the show this week, and with it comes and even more exciting half. With ride closures, new manufacturer concepts, and deciding which coaster events should top the bucket list, there's so much fun to be heard on this weeks show! Not to mention, Gene Staples has another trick u…
 
The guys enjoy a relaxed week of news and spend a lot of time chewing over and theorizing on what little news there is. After such transpires the guys hop to the second half of the show. This is where single rider lines and pre drops are examined. We just can't wait for you to hear our explorations this week! SHOW NOTES: Six Flags La Ronde Cleared …
 
Can Bob and James ever agree? Correct answer: NO. You'd still think a simple recap and review of a recent park they both visited couldn't possibly turn into a heated debate, but then again, it's Bob and James. Tune in this week for some quality news discussion, interesting weekly poll, and a look back at the visit to American Dream's Nickelodean Un…
 
Bob, James, and a group of friends traveled up to Six Flags Great Adventure this past weekend. Listen in to hear Bob, someone who hasn't been to the park since 98', talk about his experience at the park. News, the weekly poll, and alot of fun are also present on this weeks episode. SHOW NOTES: New Park? (Alleged major park - somewhere) California a…
 
James and Bob return from their week off, and of course that means tons of theme park and coaster talk! To their dismay though, there really isn't THAT much news to talk about. No matter, stick around for the second half as the guys discuss, argue, and chuckle about the past weeks Florida trip. You won't want to miss this one! SHOW NOTES: Kings Dom…
 
This week Bob and James talk some of the very best April Fools related to the Amusement Park industry. Some big laughs are in store as they travel throughout the years and look back at some great schemes pulled by parks and news organizations alike. While the news is on the lighter side this week, great commentary is still afoot, and with that come…
 
Wait...before you're tempted to skip this episode of the show, trust us, the title is coaster related. Timmy subs in for Bob this week and after the first half of the show things get pretty crazy in the "RCDB Random Coaster" segment of the show. This is where, you guessed it, a nude cow makes it's appearance. SHOW NOTES: NC allows amusement parks t…
 
With the recent Conneaut Lake acquisition by Todd Joseph and his company, people began to speculate what would come of the beloved park. Now, with a bit more information, Bob and James give their full in depth thoughts on the direction of the property and it's management. We also talk Florida, Mystery Mine, and much MUCH more! SHOW NOTES: Conneaut …
 
An absolute TON of news starts of this weeks unique and extensive show. Amusement park reopens, ride removals, and attraction construction FILL this episode. It is in the second half that the show gets possibly as unorthodox as we've ever gotten before. As the first ever "Coaster Talk Q&A" ensues, listen in James and Bob answer all the fantastic qu…
 
Take a chance, take a chance, take a chance on Chance... This episode consists of alleged RMC discussion, a KICK BUTT old wooden coaster spotlight, and the questioning of Seaworld's relationship with it's costumers. As well as why parks NEED to "take a chance" on a company that has brought us so many great rides and coasters. SHOW NOTES: Chance add…
 
An epic fun-filled game show takes place on this weeks episode, with two awesome listeners/contestants taking the show to test their theme park knowledge in "Which One is it?". The top of the show holds some valuable and interesting news stories as well, making this quite the episode this week. SHOW NOTES: WKYC falls for the Cedar Point troll Kentu…
 
Three exciting Rumors are swarming around the amusement industry this week. With a mysterious Kentucky Kingdom social media post, a Water Country USA project seemingly in the works, and a possible major change to DrachenSpire at Busch Gardens Va, the guys are speculating pretty much the whole first half of the show. Stick around for more: the FINAL…
 
It's been quite some time since we last heard from Daniel on the show. Do not fret, as this episode marks the return of the Dan as he joins the guys to talk "The Trial of the Elements". Before his triumphant return, however, listen in as James and Bob break down the most recent amusement park rumors, news, and updates. SHOW NOTES: SeaWorld San Anto…
 
There's "Bad Blood" this week between Taylor Swift and Evermore park. After her album "Evermore" was released the park stated it infringes on the theme park's trademarked name. Other news follows that, well, interesting story. Of course to end the show the third round of the Trial of Elements commences, where we figure out which FOUR elements make …
 
We start the show off this week with quite a strange requirement out of the Cedar Fair parks this year. The chain also happened to announce tentative opening dates for some of their parks. More news follows. Then it is eventually again time to revisit The Trial of Elements - where the guys (with the help of the audience) try to figure out the best …
 
Ever wanted to drive through a theme park to see Hot Wheel Monster Trucks? No, yeah it can't be said that James and Bob have either. Nonetheless, Six Flags Over Georgia will be host to such an activity for the remainder of January and all of February. Other news discussed, but the highlight of the show is The Trial of Elements! The First Round ensu…
 
While testing the new trains for the Big Apple Coaster, an oopsy occurred that had the community in up roar, but within weeks the ride is already back to testing. This news and a whole lot more is covered in this weeks show. Also, THE TRIAL OF ELEMENTS is announced as well as the audiences 2021 theme park goals! SHOW NOTES Disneyland sunsets Annual…
 
Remember Krampus Expedition? Yeah, we totally over hyped that ride to a degree. But don't let that get you down, there's tons of other GREAT news and announcements to discuss this week! We also take a stroll through memory lane to see what 2020 ended up looking like for the podcast. All that and a whole lot more in this week's episode of Coaster Ta…
 
This weeks news segment solely (and accidentally) focuses on non U.S. theme park news... Hopefully that won't turn any off, as the discussions and commentary ensue that we think most will enjoy. The second half of the show holds great content as well as the guys discuss the near future of the industry, as well as B&M's best. SHOW NOTES: Proslide su…
 
James and Bob are excited to look at a good friend of the show's poll, Vote Coasters - Coaster Bot. It was a pretty great poll, but as we all know enthusiasts never agree... That and a whole lot more including the Coaster Talk Podcast Shop are all talked about on our second triple digit episode! SHOW NOTES: Kings Island to open Camp Cedar In Spring…
 
In a follow up to 'Episode #92: Don't RMC That RMC!', Lighting Rod is in fact getting extensive track work done. That's what is up first on this weeks show; other news discussed as well. Later in the show the rides we would love to operate come up, as well as roller coasters that NEED repaints. SHOW NOTES: Kennywood will require chaperones for thos…
 
BOB'S BACK - and with a vengeance! Seriously though, quite like Steel Vengeance, Iron Gwazi is getting a ton of hype, does it deserve it? The guys discuss this and other news. After the break, Covid-19 cases are rising, how did it affect Bob and how will affect the parks? Also best amuesment park soundtracks are discussed. SHOW NOTES Iron Gwazi POV…
 
Bob isn't feeling well this week, after a quick message from him, James and Timmy start of this weeks show! No one seems to happy about the recent news that Kennywood will be removing 4 of it's most historically important rides. The two first discuss that, before then moving onto some more news of the week. Following the break of the show the guys …
 
Six Flags is removing 15 under performing rides from their parks. Bob and James talk which ones the think will be removed AND which ones they hope NOT to be removed. If you love it when Bob and James argue then you are in for a treat this week! The guys debate over where and why there are U.S. "Coaster Deserts". SHOW NOTES: Six Flags eliminating 15…
 
Carowinds DOES in fact seem like they will be opening for WinterFest, in a recent job posting they state that a Nov./Dec. special event will be occurring in 2020. Other news is discussed by James and Bob, eventually leading to Weekly Poll: Do you think there is a difference between a rough coaster and a bad coaster? It's a great episode of Coaster …
 
Bob and James deliver quite a dense load of news to you all this week. Nothing, although, will be able to prepare you for the second half of the show though. The guys actually agree on something, and it's definitely not a popular opinion. Listen as they discuss how a ride being "rough" does not automatically make it bad. That, as well as discussing…
 
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