Sunday, June 27, 2004 9:58 PM
While at the Point today (Sunday) I stopped by at Guest Serveces at the front gate to see my old buddies Nancy and Lance. They have a computer behind the desk. Nancy was off today... Guess what web page was being looked at? Coasterbuzz's sister site Pointbuzz.com!!
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Ride of Steel
Sunday, June 27, 2004 10:10 PM
Lol thats great. So I guess Holiday World isn't the only park that does that.
Sunday, June 27, 2004 10:23 PM
You'd really be suprised if you knew how many parks check out the more popular coaster-related sites.
Sunday, June 27, 2004 10:27 PM
Several people at PKI look at PKIUnlimited.com, so it doesn't surprise me at all about PointBuzz.
Sunday, June 27, 2004 10:34 PM
Someone from a ride manufacturer put it to me this way: "Thanks for all of the free marketing research, as well as some laughs."
Sadly, I think he meant more laughs than research, but yes, the industry does watch the Internet. We're their biggest fans and their harshest critics.
Monday, June 28, 2004 9:57 AM
It was mentioned a few years ago at Cedar Point and repeated this past week at Geauga, Bill Spehn looks at the various internet forums and uses that info to gauge park performance.
Monday, June 28, 2004 10:59 AM
"It was mentioned a few years ago at Cedar Point and repeated this past week at Geauga, Bill Spehn looks at the various internet forums and uses that info to gauge park performance."
In a way, that's encouraging and frightening at the same time!