Inside Edition rides Tatsu and gets its facts all wrong

Thursday, May 11, 2006 7:20 PM
According to tonight's episode of "Inside Edition," Tatsu is the biggest, tallest coaster in the world. Ok. They showed the reporter riding and she said it opens on Saturday. Doesn't anyone fact check this stuff?
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Thursday, May 11, 2006 7:27 PM
No, because no one cares.
Did you call the show and tell them you're an ACE member? How about flashing your membership card?
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Thursday, May 11, 2006 7:31 PM
Wow, you're happy Impulse-ive aren't you.
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Thursday, May 11, 2006 7:37 PM
See my private message Impulse-ive. I like how he assumed that I belonged to ACE (I don't).
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Thursday, May 11, 2006 7:37 PM
The only reason I find stuff like that troubling is it makes me wonder what else the folks are getting wrong on TV. Not that I expect anything especially factual from Inside Edition but it just makes you wonder about what they're getting wrong when it comes to harder news stories.

I believe she also claimed she was 263 ft. high when she was at the top of lift which isn't exactly what she meant, I don't think. But whateva.

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Thursday, May 11, 2006 7:41 PM
Before I look at it, cause I probably know what's in there, it was a whole lot less about you and a whole lot more about an opportunity to make a reference that I know some will find *highly* amusing.

You've been around here long enough to know I'm a sarcastic prick on this board, come on ...

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Thursday, May 11, 2006 7:46 PM
I got it. LOL :)
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Thursday, May 11, 2006 7:52 PM
Not to get this too off topic (ok, maybe it is) but was there someone here who actually flashed their ACE card at someone?
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Thursday, May 11, 2006 8:04 PM
Ok, so that's 1 1/2 who got it, anyone else? ;)
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Thursday, May 11, 2006 8:18 PM

Intamin Fan said:
They showed the reporter riding and she said it opens on Saturday. Doesn't anyone fact check this stuff?

It does open on Saturday.

Media day is today, passholder previews are tommorow, and the ride opens to the public on Saturday.

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Thursday, May 11, 2006 8:39 PM
The reason why it was reported as "the tallest and fastest coaster in the world" is because Paul Reuben was being interviewed live and that statement came out of his mouth -- then when he was asked afterwards, "Isn't the Kingda Ka the tallest and fastest roller coaster in the world?" He immediately responded, "Tatsu is the tallest and fastest of the Flying coasters."

What a toolbox.

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Thursday, May 11, 2006 9:14 PM
Hahah...I get it too. I got a good laugh remembering that story from a little while ago.
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Thursday, May 11, 2006 9:59 PM
"Man, it was like a bust." LOL! Great reference, Impulse-ive. Add me to the list of people who picked up on that.

Oh, kRaXLeRidAh, did Reuben say if it was the best ride ever?

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Thursday, May 11, 2006 10:53 PM
Impuls-ive, unfortunately I didn't know you were being sarcastic. There's a lot of members names to keep track of on here, and so I didn't remember you as the sarcastic prick, but anyway...

When we did the Batwing media preview, every member of the press got a press kit. I would assume that kit included all the facts of the ride so they get it right. All the producer (or the reporter) of the segment for Tatsu would've had to do was actually read their press kit to establish that it's the world's tallest "flying" coaster. Obviously, the very short segment showed the reproter riding a flying coaster, but they kept teasing it as the world's tallest, fastest (?) coaster without showing it.

When my sister told me that Inside Edition was featuring the world's tallest coaster, I'm thinking "Is there something I missed this year?":)

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Thursday, May 11, 2006 10:57 PM
Ha... that was a good thread, and the first time I learned about ARNR. Good times, good times.

-nesdude

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Thursday, May 11, 2006 11:00 PM

matt. said:
The only reason I find stuff like that troubling is it makes me wonder what else the folks are getting wrong on TV.

Pretty much everything.

You don't read Fark much, do you :)

Or watch The Daily Show, or anything else that makes fun of how broken the news media is...

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Thursday, May 11, 2006 11:13 PM
I remembered that too... lol

I am off to search for that original thread. SO I can laugh at it again.

(also to remember why I never renewed my ACE membership)

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Friday, May 12, 2006 2:29 PM
Honestly, not everyone in ACE is "bad" (my best friend belongs). But there are the stereotypes of the grumpy, everything thing is wrong mentality, overweight, has way too many patches, "I'm owed ERT with the brakes off", knows every single statistic etc., etc. that are unfortunately true sometimes.
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Friday, May 12, 2006 3:32 PM
*raises hand*

i remember quite well and i chuckled :)

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Friday, May 12, 2006 4:03 PM
I remember...but I don't think it's funny at all. You shouldn't have such a terrible sense of humor, Impulse-ive. You know, ACEers are people too you know. Sheesh, I am appalled. ;)
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