Posted Sunday, August 7, 2005 11:30 AM | Contributed by Gemini
As a business whose core mission is to make people happy, it is no surprise that the amusement industry has its share of groupies. While park-specific groups have seen growth in recent years, the Internet is where the impact of the amusement industry’s growing fan base is profoundly felt.
Read more from IAAPA's Funworld.
Every kid (and some adults) with forum software, a camera and webspace should have to read this:
According to Innes, the site worked to gain the park’s trust; now Cedar Point provides information to Pointbuzz’s moderators. Walt Schmidt, one of the site’s founders, considers himself a Cedar Point enthusiast, rather than a coaster or an amusement park enthusiast. He agrees that building trust is vital: “You have to learn to play by the rules set by the park and to respect any boundaries they set. Access given is a privilege.”
*** This post was edited by Lord Gonchar 8/7/2005 1:31:42 PM ***
Translation: If you want to get in good with the parks, be prepared to kiss their posterior ;).
"Moronic" posting and spreading false rumors and such IS a good way to make sure parks AVOID your input....if that's what you're after... ;)
P.S. Kevin,. you know I have no life... :)
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