Thursday, April 26, 2007 4:39 PM
Busch Gardens Europe has just announced that they are now allowing ACE members to BRING A FRIEND OR TWO (maximum of 2) to the commercial filming for Griffon on May 9 (raindate May 10) and/or media days on May 16 and 17 (details below).
This event is free to friends also!!!!!!
All friends must be accompanied by an ACE member with a valid membership card. Members are responsible for the behavior of their guests and guests must meet the criteria previously announced by Busch Gardens Europe (included below). All days and shifts are available, so register for as many as you would like to attend! You are welcome to come to all three days!!!!
To register, if your're an ACE member, you should have already got the email, if you're not contact your friends who are in ACE and beg them to bring you along. Please review the event details below.
ACE Members will be broken down into three shifts on May 16 and one shift on May 17 to ride Griffon. You will be required to check-in with Elizabeth Ringas , ACE Mid-Atlantic Regional Rep, prior to entering the event.
May 16: 5 a.m. – 9 a.m. ; 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. 2 ;p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
May 17: 6 a.m. – 1 p.m. *** Edited 4/26/2007 8:41:59 PM UTC by Coaster Lover***
Thursday, April 26, 2007 5:08 PM
My friend just called me about this. If the park weren't so far away from Baltimore, I'd be totally down with going as I actually have off on the day she wants to go. The rest of the park isn't open, so I don't see much of a point in going. For anyone else going, have fun!:)
Thursday, April 26, 2007 5:23 PM
It's a full day of riding Griffon with little to know wait long before the general public gets to ride... I guess, in other words, it's mostly for bragging rights... or, if you plan on going to BGE later this year and are afraid you won't get as many rides on Griffon as you'd want because of the long line, going on media day would ensure you of your fill of rides.
Friday, April 27, 2007 10:56 AM
^Or not. Having participated in the Batwing Media Day, you may not get that many rides in as you think you will. If they get a celebrity or celebrities to ride, they take precidence over a "lowly" ACE member or their friend/s.
Remember, the park is trying to put on a big show for the media. There may be long periods of inactivity while you sit there as "models" while the local/national/international t.v. reporter interviews the public relations director or general manager. Suprisingly, the media may take your seats as well:)
Then there's cameramounts/microphones etc. that have to be changed around, which can be time consuming etc.
And remember, even if you still prefer Big Bad Wolf to Griffon, "Griffon is the best ride I've ever been on in my life!" if you happen to be interviewed.:)
Friday, April 27, 2007 1:26 PM
wow...with all the ACE bashing you guys do on this site I would be surprised if they would even let any of you attend.
Friday, April 27, 2007 3:47 PM
So I just registered on Coasterbuzz. Wondering if there is anyone who wants to bring me along on Media Day? In Va Beach area. Anyone? Anyone?...
Friday, April 27, 2007 7:36 PM
ACEr's due take it on the chin quite a bit, but there are also a lot of ACEr's on Coasterbuzz. I know it's surprising, but not everyone hates ACE. I went to their October 06' event at PKD and had a blast, while also meeting some cool people in the process.
Just to be definitive about my "lowly ACE member" comment, I meant it as in "You're pretty much just a seat-filler today, unless interviewed." It's not an ERT, although it could turn into one.
Friday, April 27, 2007 9:06 PM
Agreed. I've been a member for almost 20 years. No shame here :)
Friday, April 27, 2007 11:58 PM
^ But you're one of the cool ones... ;)
Like ANY group, there's going to be people you like more, and people you like less. Always be polite and cordial and you're usually welcome almost anywhere. :)
I'm a proud lowly ACE member...I've been both an interviewee and a seat-filler, and both are fun. Empty parks are ALWAYS good times...even just walking around.
*** Edited 4/28/2007 4:01:46 AM UTC by rollergator***
Saturday, April 28, 2007 12:37 AM
I've been a member since 1992...not ashamed of it either.
Saturday, April 28, 2007 7:36 AM
Making fun of ACE doesn't mean you hate it. I make fun of American Idol mercilessly but I still watch every week.
Hell, the most brutal ACE-teasers here are members themselves.
Saturday, April 28, 2007 9:49 AM
I make fun of American Idol mercilessly but I still watch every week.
Last seasons Bucky Covington will be in concert at Hersheypark for free (with admission to park) on May 6th *** Edited 4/28/2007 1:50:55 PM UTC by SixFlagsKingdaKa***
Saturday, April 28, 2007 10:18 AM
I drop tons of jokes about the Chicago Cubs but I still Love them.
I have also been thinking of dropping some money to join ACE.
Saturday, April 28, 2007 10:56 AM
Last seasons Bucky Covington will be in concert at Hersheypark for free (with admission to park) on May 6th
Ugh, I think someone just found a good reason *not* to go to Hershey, is this a first?
Saturday, April 28, 2007 11:34 AM
Not to turn this off topic, but I gladly drop my $ every year just for the publications. Haven't gotten to go to an event in years.
Saturday, April 28, 2007 2:31 PM
Peabody nice point. I am for sure joining before 2009 season because Coaster Con is coming to Missouri that year.
Saturday, April 28, 2007 2:43 PM
As I learned from the Travel Channel shooting, many acers arent really.... 'TV Friendly'... no offense or anything.