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The BLOGFlume—Golden
By Russell Meyer
August 28, 2005: Amusement Today's 2005 Golden Tickets are announced.
21 responses. Last on August 31, 2005 at 7:31 AM (MST)


The BLOGFlume—Desperation
By Russell Meyer
August 24, 2005: A Cedar Point first, a huge announcement coming next week, and a final farewell.
5 responses. Last on August 26, 2005 at 5:54 AM (MST)


The BLOGFlume—Oh Danny Boy
By Russell Meyer
August 21, 2005: What happens when an NFL owner makes a hostile takeover of a regional theme park chain?
4 responses. Last on August 26, 2005 at 8:07 PM (MST)


The BLOGFlume—Out of the Bag
By Russell Meyer
August 17, 2005: Cedar Fair selling attractions and details about Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage
8 responses. Last on August 24, 2005 at 2:45 PM (MST)


PENNIES FROM KEVIN - The Good, The Bad & The Fugly™: IOA's Rumored Jeep Coaster
By Kevin Baxter
August 14, 2005: What's good about the rumored Jurassic Parkization of the popular Italian Job coaster? What's bad? And what's downright fugly? Here's a (hopefully) comprehensive look into the IOA's longest rumor - a JP Jeep Thang - becoming reality... maybe.
20 responses. Last on December 9, 2005 at 10:08 AM (MST)


The BLOGFlume—Slow Down
By Russell Meyer
August 14, 2005: Daniel Snyder increases his ownership of Six Flags and Cedar Point caters to the VIPs.
4 responses. Last on August 18, 2005 at 2:52 PM (MST)


Disneyland to Offer New Family-Friendly Halloween Event
By Robert Niles
August 11, 2005: But "Mickey's Halloween Treat" will be at California Adventure, not the original Disneyland park. Will families go?
19 responses. Last on September 15, 2005 at 12:01 PM (MST)


The BLOGFlume—Dollars and Sense
By Russell Meyer
August 10, 2005: A decision in the Ovitz trial, and surprising 2nd quarter earnings reports.
9 responses. Last on August 15, 2005 at 5:42 AM (MST)


The BLOGFlume—It’s Magic
By Russell Meyer
August 7, 2005: Paramount's Kings Dominion's 2006 attraction, and is Disney losing its magic?
16 responses. Last on October 12, 2005 at 9:51 AM (MST)


The Rainforest Cafe Takes a Stumble in the Jungle
By Robert Niles
August 4, 2005: Disney World's outpost of the popular theme restaurant chain offers interesting recipes, but poor ingredients and an atmosphere that is showing its age.
17 responses. Last on September 16, 2005 at 8:10 PM (MST)


The BLOGFlume—Here it Comes!
By Russell Meyer
August 4, 2005: Another woodie coming in 2006, Kingda Ka is almost ready, again, and a diving accident at Disney World.
4 responses. Last on August 11, 2005 at 11:06 AM (MST)


Girls (and Boys) Go Wild at Orlando's Nickelodeon Hotel
By Robert Niles
August 1, 2005: Love pools, water slides and lots of cable TV? Then, just outside Walt Disney World, there's a hotel for you....
9 responses. Last on August 3, 2005 at 1:59 PM (MST)


The BLOGFlume—What’s New?
By Russell Meyer
July 31, 2005: Busch makes additions, and Sky High flies higher than expected.
21 responses. Last on August 11, 2005 at 10:55 PM (MST)


PENNIES FROM KEVIN - California Careenin'
By Kevin Baxter
July 30, 2005: The Disneyland Resort features yet another roller coaster crash. No major injuries, but Disney is learning that one at-fault crash leads to a lot of undeserved - and much-deserved - scrutiny. Here's some much-deserved scrutiny...
15 responses. Last on August 11, 2005 at 10:03 PM (MST)


Little Princesses on Parade at Disney World's 'Perfectly Princess Tea Party'
By Robert Niles
July 28, 2005: This ultra-expensive event at Disney World's Grand Floridian Resort sells out quickly and, for one little girl, was worth every dime.
25 responses. Last on August 11, 2005 at 9:58 PM (MST)


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