Yeah, I got this too...also from KI. The funny thing is the area code was from NJ, so clearly this was an outsourced situation.
But still pretty cool getting your message out visually (through the newsletters) and verbally (through the voice mails), cuz let's face it...how many times do you see people (or even do it yourself!) walk into Target or to the ATM and they're on the phone, and you know not EVERYONE is *really* talking or even on the phone!! (and for whatever reasons too, like showing off your new iPhone)...well, you now finally have something to actually be listening to!
War is lame, and it gives Millions jobs. Prisons are lame, but give jobs. Hell, The Holocaust was really lame but it gave a ton of people jobs (see where I'm going here?) An email is easily deletable. These days SPAM email is more common because it's less controlled. To be phoned at home, that's a no-no. I'm on the no-call list. No-call mean... NO CALL.
The no-call list was created so that businesses could not solicite new business from you. If you are already a customer of a company (ie. season pass holder) they can call you with that canned message.
And just to add my 2 cents, a phone call, in my opinion, is just as easy to hang up on or delete from an answering machine as an email.
Amusement park or not, it's telemarketing. OK, maybe not like the typical "vinyl siding" telemarketing, but nonetheless, people view interruption marketing via the phone differently than they do, say, mail. Getting a newsletter in the mail is different than getting a recorded message on the phone with someone reading the same information. The interruption factor is much higher.
Getting a phone call is much more intrusive than getting an e-mail. I admit, I'm scratching my head trying to understand how you'd think otherwise.
You intentionally subscribe to get e-mail communication, such as a newsletter. Most companies will not put you on an e-mail list without getting your approval. And when I get that e-mail (that I've asked for), there isn't a loud ringing noise throughout my house.