The full gang is back! Drew talks about his great trip to Jamaica, The Legend went to the final days of Food and Wine Festival, and Clint talks about how Best Buy screwed him over. There is some coaster news in there as well.
Tagged: Six Flags
The Legend is back from his cruise, and Drew left for Jamaica. Clint quits his job and becomes a professional podcaster (does not make the show better). We talk about Kings Islands new ride, Wild Adventures new ride, Skline Attractions new ride, Toyko Disneylands new rides. We talk a lot about new rides.
The Legend is on a cruise this week so we welcome Pete Owens from Dollywood to stop by and talk about A Smoky Mountain Christmas, Dreammore, and IAAPA. Clint talks about how someone born today may never drive a car. Drew and Clint talk some news, and we read listener mail.
Six Flags board of directors increased the dividends to its shareholders for the 4th quarter of 2014. The board approved increasing the dividend by $0.05 from $0.47 to $0.52. The Company attributes this to a strong momentum. This is an 11 percent increase overall for the last 5 years with five straight years of increases.
Six Flags had revenue of 1.1 billion from its 18 parks in the US, Canada and Mexico. Six Flags is the largest regional theme park company.
Clint, Legend and Drew are joined by Braedon as they talk about all the Halloween related stuff they have done over the last few weeks. They also talk about Universal Studios building in Beijing, Busch Gardens Tampa filing permits, Adventure Island building Colossal Curl, and much more.
Legal issues continue unfortunately over at Six Flags Over Texas as the lawsuit continues for the death of the 52 year old woman who had fell to her death while riding the New Texas Giant.
Rosa Esparza fell to her death after her lap restriant failed to keep her in her train over the first drop of the coaster in July 2013. Her family is suing Six Flags and the Manufacturer, Gerstlauer Amusement Rides, for $1 million dollars.
A deposition has just been released showing that a Gerstlauer Amusement Rides Executive has said the park was negligent because the ride attendant did not check the lap bar restraint an the operator failed to stop the ride.
“She gave statements shortly after Ms. Esparza’s death that she thought the lap bar was a little too high and not in what she thought was the proper position and yet she did not stop the train and that was her responsibility.”