Getting invited to Media day

Saturday, September 27, 2003 5:27 PM
After reading through the thread about meeting famous people and seeing that so many people met people at a media day, I was just wondering what it takes to get an invite to a media day?

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2003 Parks: Cedar Point, SFWOA, Kennywood, PKI, MIA, SFGAM, SFKK and HW.
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Saturday, September 27, 2003 5:34 PM
Own a big website, be a news reporter, know someone personally from the park. There's others, and others will tell.
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Saturday, September 27, 2003 5:36 PM
Be in the media. With the bad rap enthuiasts have this year we need to be extra careful about these kidn of things. There are some people out there that think since they are in ACE or something they should be allowed into media days, etc.

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Saturday, September 27, 2003 5:40 PM
You don't have to go to any media day to meet Peabody. :)

-Danny

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Saturday, September 27, 2003 6:38 PM
That's right. Just come to one of my concerts :)
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- "I used to be in the audio/visual club, but I was kicked out because of my views on Vietnam........and I was stealing projectors" - Homer Simpson
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Saturday, September 27, 2003 7:20 PM
You mean media days are for the media? Say it ain't so!

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Sunday, September 28, 2003 4:07 AM
It just seamed like there were a lot more people talking about attending a media day than would be involved with the media. I know that they also invite enthusiasts, I was just wondering how they got invited.

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2003 Parks: Cedar Point, SFWOA, Kennywood, PKI, MIA, SFGAM, SFKK and HW.
Still deciding where to go in 2004.

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Sunday, September 28, 2003 8:56 AM
I have to agree with CP ismyhome, it seems like everyone on this site gets to go to media days but me, wtf. lol

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Sunday, September 28, 2003 10:22 AM
Well since my career is going to be in media maby ill get to go there and get paid at the same time :-D . But im only 16 right now so I have awhile b4 that but how do you get invited? Im sure they invite some enthusiasts they are probly the most entertaining to watch on rides. It makes the park more interesting with normal people there when your taking video/pictures. No point in taking pic's of a half full delerium or drop zone.

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Sunday, September 28, 2003 4:43 PM
A group of us who knew Sam Marks from Coaster Zombies were invited to media day for Batwing (the first time that had happened). The bad part: the 5:30am call time. The good parts: Free food, t-shirt, and 12 rides on Batwing before the public!. One thing you have to realize is that it's not non-stop ERT. Much like a movie set, there's a lot of waiting around while cameras are positioned, interviews are set up etc. You're also there to represent the park, and not your own opinions of said ride. I would gladly do another.
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Sunday, September 28, 2003 4:49 PM
I think the best part is being one of the first people to see everyone's reactions to some of the first rides/experiences on the new ride/coaster/attraction. Seeing adults getting off a Vekoma junior invert smiling ear to ear-- then getting back in line again and again is just priceless!

-Danny
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Sunday, September 28, 2003 6:34 PM
Danny, are you sure you're remembering that right?

bill, *always* smiles more before getting ON the Vekoma "kiddie inverts"....;)
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Monday, September 29, 2003 1:24 AM
Media days are fun, but it isn't really good for marathoning at most. At Scream! media day we just sat on the brake run for 20+ minutes waiting for the camera crews to do their interviews and set everything up. Some people had expected to power ride...

About the kiddie rides, Vekoma wanted to make sure the kiddies got use to *the* banging at a young age so they don't complain like our generation.

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Monday, September 29, 2003 6:38 AM
Belonging to clubs can help you to get invired to media days, but it doesnt' convey any right to attend. As others have said, you have to be there real early, and it is not ERT. It's more like being an extra in a movie, only you don't get paid. Wait around a lot and take direction. Say nice things about the park and the ride. And most of them that I have been invited to have been 150 or more miles away which doesn't make attendance to practical. In some cases, you can't even visit the rest of the park that day since it isn't open.
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