How do I get to go to the TR:TR Media Day

Monday, February 11, 2002 10:43 AM
I've been hearing plenty about the TR:TR Media day at PKI and really want to go but don't know if I have to be somone special or not or how much it costs.  Plus, being one of TR:TR as well as PKI's biggest fans I want to be one of the first to experience TR:TR extremly bad!  Can anyone fill me in on some info as to how I can be able to attend TR:TR Media Day and exactly how much it will cost.  I'd deeply appriciate it. THANKS......
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Monday, February 11, 2002 10:47 AM
Media days are usually by invite only.  I have attended a few.  Most I got written invitations in the mail.  The others (1 or 2) I got phone calls.

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- Peabody

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Monday, February 11, 2002 11:09 AM
How do you get invited?  I belong to Coasterbuzz, signed up to recieve e-mail updates.  Do you have to be a friend or what?
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Monday, February 11, 2002 11:27 AM
To answer your original question....you don't.  Like me, I'm guessing you're not a member of the media.  To quote Jeff.... "Media day's are for...GASP...the media!!" 

Non media people are usually a few people like the Media rep or public relations director of ACE, or a "roller coaster personality" like Paul Rueben.

You'll most likely have to wait for opening day like everyone else.

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- Peabody

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Monday, February 11, 2002 11:40 AM
Media days are for the benefit of the media.  That being the case, they are not the non-stop ride-a-thon that you think they will be.

Case in point:  Drop Zone media day, PKI, 1999.  Some ACE members were invited to ride and speak to the media about the experience.  We were instructed to be there at 4:45 a.m.  We got our first ride at 11 a.m.

Media days are neat experiences, because you get to see the newscasters and cameras and the park bigwigs, etc.  But ERT sessions they are not. 

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You can't spell "dishonorable" without "honorable."

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Monday, February 11, 2002 11:47 AM
allrighy thanks. guess i'll have to wait for the park to open, oh well TR:TR will be worth the extra wait.
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Monday, February 11, 2002 2:36 PM
Hey again, LOL, anway, I was just wondering what Den said about ERT Sessions.  I'm interested in what those are all about as well.  Sorry to be such a bother I'm literally dieing to be one of the first to ride TR:TR and meet some of my fellow Coasterbuzzer's!
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Monday, February 11, 2002 2:39 PM
ERT sessions are during special events like Coastermania or the Cbuzz event at PKI.  They don't happen regularly.
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- Peabody
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Monday, February 11, 2002 6:13 PM
Media days are for (gasp!) the media. ;)

The parks generally will invite a few enthusiasts they know and trust to ride and say nice things about the new attraction.

If you don't have that relationship with the park, don't bother even asking.

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Jeff - Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com, Sillynonsense.com
"As far as I can tell it doesn't matter who you are. If you can believe, there's something worth fighting for..." - Garbage, "Parade"

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Monday, February 11, 2002 7:39 PM
 Jeff,

 You are correct once again.  Media events are just that. Media event.  For some reason, there are still those that think media events are coaster events. They are two TOTALLY different things. Sure, at media events, you may be able to get in a couple of rides on a new attraction, but there is a LOT of waiting, as well as some very important rules to be followed. 

  Parks are becoming more and more strict regarding media events and enthusiasts.  There have been some rather large media events where a few enthusiasts have become unruly, and actually have been asked to leave and not come back. Another thing I don't suggest is contacting the park 'demanding' to be let into the park. This will cause more damage than good.

-Sean

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Tuesday, February 12, 2002 2:34 AM
I'm going to make sure a teenage "park enthusiast" like myself will give a great impression if* I go to PKI's Media Day. And yes, I'll be going as park of the "media". Sorry TRTR2002. I do know that some ACE members can get passes to go, which I think are the enthusiasts Jeff speaks of. Sean F. could probably tell you all about that, but maybe he wanted to avoid the subject.

*as in if I'm off or can get off school that day and (edit) I get the invite

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Danny

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Tuesday, February 12, 2002 4:05 AM
I wouldn't bank on that.  This year's media event is rumored to be very tight-nit and not nearly as many may be invited.

Of course invites have not been sent, and unless you have already received that formal invite then nothing is official.

Never-the-less Sean is exactly correct in that media events are not fun enthusiast playtimes.

For SOB's day I was at the park at 4:30am I stayed until 10:30AM I think and rode Sonny each time they ran it.  I logged only 7 rides I believe.  Being a part of the experience was great, but actually enthusiasts present could have gotten just as many rides in had they chosen to wait in line on a regular day.

The media events are excited and it is a great gift from the park to allow us to be there.  But good behavior, pleasant disposition and patience are of utmost importance.  This is the park's day to shine.  So you must stay seen but not heard, out of the way yet close enough if they need you.  Also you must be presentable as you will possibly be seen by thousands of people in support of the park. 

Shaggy
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Shaggy
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Tuesday, February 12, 2002 6:24 AM
John,

 Thanks for mentioning the rumor of the media day. I wasn't sure how to mention that, so I didn't. 

  I still think there are those enthusiasts that are hoping for a coaster. Actually, from some of the e-mails I have been getting recently, I know people still think that. I think the park is playing it very smart by not inviting a lot of people (if that is indeed true) because since the secret nature of the ride is unknown to a lot of people, the park may not want to risk those individuals that whine about it being something it isn't.

 -Sean

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Tuesday, February 12, 2002 6:28 AM
Very true guys, this won't be a normal media-day.  It ain't no coaster!  If I lived near PKI, I wouldn't count on being invited even if I had been invited to previous media days.

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- Peabody

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Tuesday, February 12, 2002 7:20 AM
That's funny, King, the park hasn't sent any invitations to the media event.

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Jeff - Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com, Sillynonsense.com
"As far as I can tell it doesn't matter who you are. If you can believe, there's something worth fighting for..." - Garbage, "Parade"

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Tuesday, February 12, 2002 1:15 PM
When exactly is media day for pki??
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Tuesday, February 12, 2002 3:19 PM
Since no invites have been sent how would anyone know the answer to that except the park?  I would assume that it would be shortly before the park opened for the season on April 5th. 

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Tuesday, February 12, 2002 5:57 PM


Jeff said:
That's funny, King, the park hasn't sent any invitations to the media event.


Very true. I guess I should have plainly said that "I'm on the list". I tend to jump the gun time to time. I was under the impression that if you're on the list, you get to go. Since Jeff Siebert just asked last week for my phone number and address for being put on the list which was particularly about doing photography of TR:TR for my friend's unofficial website(which Jeff seemed to be extremely impressed with BTW), I kind of figured that our chances to go were high. He seemed pretty enthusiast with his response about seeing us there this year. Maybe I misunderstood, but we'll see. Thanks for clearing that up.
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