Busch Tampa flier sends callers to sex phone

Posted Tuesday, March 16, 2004 7:46 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Some Busch Gardens patrons got more than they bargained for this weekend when they called what they thought was the park's toll-free number and heard a recording for an X-rated service. The Tampa theme park inadvertently listed the wrong number in a marketing flier mailed to some former holders of its discount Fun Card last week.

Read more from The Tampa Tribine.

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Tuesday, March 16, 2004 8:47 AM
I wonder is someone got fired over this. Lesson to everyone, make sure people proof read your work before making it pubic...er...I mean public.
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Tuesday, March 16, 2004 9:08 AM
Hi all,

>I wonder is someone got fired over this

Nope, management were probably satisified with giving the guilty employee a good seeing to.....er, I mean a good talking to!

You know, I've never seen the appeal of those kind of phone services. I mean, when you're hungry, you don't pop into KFC and ask them to read you the menu do you? :-)

Best,

B

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Tuesday, March 16, 2004 9:20 AM
john peck's avatar This gives bigger, longer and faster a new meaning!
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Tuesday, March 16, 2004 9:37 AM
Cue 'emotional/mental trauma' lawsuit in 3...2...

So what was the number they published then? ;) It's not for me, it's for a friend - honest...

-Jim

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Tuesday, March 16, 2004 10:01 AM
I noticed in the Tampa Tribune the other day- Busch tampa is looking for a new Public relations manager- I wonder if this has anything to do with the "new rollercoaster" debacle.

PUBLIC RELATIONS MANAGER Busch Gardens is currently seeking an accomplished marketing communications professional to manage the daily activities of the public relations team,...

Please fax your resume and salary requirements no later than March 26, 2004, to NAS REPLY SERVICE, Dept. 3TP87, at (813) 831-5086. Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.
Source: Tampa Tribune First Date Published: 3/14/04
*** This post was edited by a1967Tigers 3/16/2004 10:07:25 AM ***

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Tuesday, March 16, 2004 12:08 PM
rollergator's avatar ROFL...Frank musta called...he's been left SPEECHLESS....;)

bill, thinking this brings NEW meaning to the idea of a "Fun Card"....:)

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Tuesday, March 16, 2004 12:43 PM
I wonder if Ed Markey will be investigating excessive G-Forces in Tampa Bay anytime soon. ;-)
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Tuesday, March 16, 2004 2:55 PM
Tyler Durden would be proud, yet another fine example of project mayhem in action this week.
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Tuesday, March 16, 2004 4:40 PM
Giggity, Giggity, Gigg-it-tee!
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Tuesday, March 16, 2004 5:13 PM
TTDTom with a priceless reference. Markey was "on top" of things in Florida BTW.

-ADAM

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Tuesday, March 16, 2004 5:24 PM
rollergator's avatar Methinks someone had both numbers written down, and got them mixed up while smoking a *loosey* after dialing the phone sex line...all those 800 numbers look alike after a while...;)

Bob Fosse says: "Don't forget to ask about our Fun, Fun, FUN Card"....and All That Jazz...

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Tuesday, March 16, 2004 7:31 PM
Ya'll are sick. Like me...
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Wednesday, March 17, 2004 11:47 AM
Well after visiting the park, the park needs all the help they can get and if they have to resort to sending people to a "sex hotline," then so be it -- as the park itself is sure not going to bring in the people. Man with the exception of Montu that park was a real disappointment.

SWOOSH

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Wednesday, March 17, 2004 2:49 PM
I wonder if Comedy Central's "Daily Show" will poke fun at this. :-)*** This post was edited by Dane186 3/17/2004 2:49:59 PM ***
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Thursday, March 18, 2004 3:29 PM
It's getting harder and harder to tell the difference between real headlines and ARN&R headlines...
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Thursday, March 18, 2004 8:45 PM
Ah, 1-888-800-54FOUR7 NOT 77! Wow. That is halarious! They sure did fix it fast!
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Thursday, March 18, 2004 10:45 PM
it wasnt wrong the dude needed a gf/bf

and was very desperate so much he risked his or her job over it

wow thats amzing

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