How do you get your INFO?

Wednesday, June 26, 2002 5:51 AM

Where do you get your information from like new rides and events that take place at parks? Do you use a certian search format or have inside information?

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RESIDENT EVIL: BIOHAZARD! Scaring up some HELL only on the NINTENDO GAMECUBE!!!!!
Explains why i'm up at 4am in the morning. Too scaried to sleep!

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Wednesday, June 26, 2002 6:03 AM

Park press releases.

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Off with the trims!
My fellow Americans; Let's Roll!
Woodencoaster.com

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Wednesday, June 26, 2002 6:19 AM
I get 95% of my info right here on CBuzz. The other 5% is "random," but will at one point or another show up here.

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"drop rides, not bombs."

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Wednesday, June 26, 2002 6:21 AM
Where do parks make there pres realeases?

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RESIDENT EVIL: BIOHAZARD! Scaring up some HELL only on the NINTENDO GAMECUBE!!!!!
Explains why i'm up at 4am in the morning. Too scaried to sleep!

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Wednesday, June 26, 2002 6:55 AM
Your best source is always the Lemon Chill Guy.
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Wednesday, June 26, 2002 6:59 AM

PointMan said:
Your best source is always the Lemon Chill Guy.


I like to use the "Guess My Weight" workers....there the best source (second to Miss Cleo, of course).

Happy Coastering!

Sean

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"Have fun stormin' the castle!"

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Wednesday, June 26, 2002 7:04 AM

What I don't get here on the 'buzz, or on URC, I make up.....sure it may be interpreted as starting rumors, but I always qualify my GUESSES as just that. I enjoy the game of trying to figure out what makes the most business-sense, and most of the time prefer my ideas to what the parks actually do.....but I'm biased...

BTW, freakylick, love the sig!

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Wednesday, June 26, 2002 10:53 AM
Press Releases and here.

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-Sean Newman
84 coasters in Track Record!! Hypersonic XLC # 100 in July. Waiting for the 305 foot drop tower in 2003. Thank you PKD.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2002 3:08 PM

Pointman,

The Dippin Dots guy is WAY better than the lemon chill guy...;)

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I sing sometimes for the war that I fight, 'cause every tool is a weapon, if you hold it right. -Ani Difranco

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Wednesday, June 26, 2002 3:44 PM
I tried to get a Lemon Chill, and he was all out. He tried to sell me ice cream instead. ;)
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Wednesday, June 26, 2002 4:24 PM

nitro230ft said:
Where do parks make there pres realeases?



Well, all a press release is, is just a text document sometimes accompanied by images or background and is distributed to the media and press describing whatever it is that they are announcing. There is usually a standard format for amusement parks, there are like headings, dates, and a tailer...etc

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www.thrillnetwork.com/boards/index.php?referrerid=211

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Wednesday, June 26, 2002 4:37 PM

freakylick said:
I like to use the "Guess My Weight" workers....there the best source


You are my hero! This is my job at Knotts! So, if anyone wants to know what Knotts is getting, I think its my responsibility to know!

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Thursday, June 27, 2002 8:24 AM
In that case, CoasterFanMatt, when is Xcelerator opening back up?

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Nothing... NOTHING... can prepare you for... the Fourth Dimension!

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Thursday, June 27, 2002 9:05 AM

How do I get my info?

A few ways.

1) on an email list for Hersheypark (my home park... also get "press releases" for the Hershey Bears hockey team that way too)

2) keep an eye on RCDB to see what is "Under Construction"

3) Right here on CoasterBuzz

4) and (hanging my head in shame) even reading what is said over at CoasterForum (the old ThrillRide board)... but not believeing most of it.

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"I dialed 'Information' and said 'I can't find my socks'. The operator said 'They're behind the Sofa'.... She was right." Steven Wright

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Thursday, June 27, 2002 7:06 PM

-Coaster Club News Letters

-Amusement industry site that I can not reveal

-Fincial reports from major vendors and suppliers of rides-to wood-to steel- to small parts

-Follow up research on suspicions submitted to me

-Daily browsing of a select few sites

-The AI Advantage, a very informative newsletter on the industry

-My jobs of course, I go over or maintain the park rumors or discussions at three sites

Your best source for early info is your town board. If you want to follow up on a certain park check the ________'s(town in which park is located) City Board and _______Zoning Department. Almost every major attraction goes by them in their Town Meetings, and it is vommon for them to document all there meeting and put them on their sites. Now it can get boring sometimes going through all those documents, but your garunteed to come across something for ______ park each year that must go by the board.

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Lake Compounce-So Fresh and So Clean Clean

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