Fall Affair 2013: Cancelled

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 9:53 PM

I hated to do it, but with only five people signing up a month out, we decided to cancel the Fall Affair at Holiday World. My apologies for anyone who was hoping to go this year.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013 10:10 PM

Any word on BooBuzz at Cedar Point?

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013 10:24 PM

I wonder why this event has lost popularity over the last couple of years.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013 10:30 PM

Spent a couple hours this weekend trying to get my brother to come to this. Would have been 10 of us. Guess its a good thing he said no.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013 11:04 AM

I think it's a combination of factors. Not many live close to Holiday World so it can be a long drive. There are no new coasters and most have ridden the 3 there a ton. Holiwood Nights also happens every year.

I remember there being a big crowd for Fall Affair '05, the first year. This was partly because there had been no events at all for several years. Without a local population, it is hard to maintain the same level of interest with no new offerings.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013 11:23 AM

Jeff, perhaps you could consider an event that rotates to different parks each year. WildEagleBuzz, GateKeeperBuzz, BansheeBuzz.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013 11:26 AM

I am sure the groundwork to do that would be immense. You'd have to reinvent the wheel every year.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013 11:28 AM

Yeah. I knew that when I posted. Jeff would have to schmooze a lot of difference people/parks.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013 11:32 AM

Yeah, lack of anything new, our kids are older and school is beginning to become something that our oldest shouldn't miss because of an enthusiast event. We're already planning on having him in school a half day for PPP in October, but the timing of it was hard for us to try and go.

BeastBuzz was amazing though.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013 12:37 PM

Ah, James, but you forget: Jeff's an industry insider now. All he has to do is whip out his Shamu phone and people start jumping.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013 1:09 PM

Ensign Smith said:

All he has to do is whip out his Shamu

My brain went where I didn't want it to go when I read this.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013 6:00 PM

Events are a real mixed bag. Results have varied greatly over the years. Sometimes they're fun to do, sometimes they're just a pain in the ass. I think some of you have valid points though, that there probably is some amount of Holiday World fatigue without anything new.

I'm fairly certain we'll do Kings Island next year. We've already started to talk about it. I hear they're building something for next year.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013 6:12 PM

I've got to make it next year, without fail. I'm not so concerned with meeting all you people, but I must...absolutely MUST be the first one to ride Dragon Wagon.

WagonBuzz?

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013 7:03 PM

Jeff said:

I hear they're building something for next year.

I see that industry insider thing is workin' out great for ya.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013 10:19 PM

Nah, anyone can get that info from the latest issue of Inside Track.

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013 7:15 PM

Paula just posted this on the HWN facebook page.

Well apparently CB won't let me paste her comments on here.

Basically she said that they are still going to have evening ERT on the Voyage for those that attend on September 14th.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/325861871036/?hc_location=stream

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013 7:23 PM

Ahem! Yes, I was about to share that. Thank you, Dave. :)

If you were already planning to attend the now-cancelled event, we hope you still will, as we will provide some Voyage ERT at closing.

If you're not already part of the HoliWood Nights Facebook group, you're welcome to join - that's where we're trying to count how many plan to attend and to share specifics about the evening.

Oh, and Jeff - you're welcome to attend. But only if you bring Simon and Diana. :)

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013 7:40 PM

James Whitmore said:

Jeff said:

I hear they're building something for next year.

I see that industry insider thing is workin' out great for ya.

All he had to do is listen to me for once.

;-P

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013 9:50 AM

I don't know if Shamu will give me the day off.

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013 10:10 AM

Seeing that Shamu needs to comply with OSHA regulations, I imagine he has to follow DOL laws as well.

~Rob

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