Parks press release's.....are they always true????

Saturday, October 27, 2001 6:07 PM
This is in reply to a comment made about the press release from Dreamworld for the Cyclone coaster.  The park is stating that the coaster is the tallest and fastest of it's kind in the southern hemisphere, but it was challenged by a coasterbuzz reader.  The reader stated that the Bush Beast in Sydney is the tallest, but it is not of Cyclone's KIND.  It is the tallest WOOD coaster in the southern hemisphere but the Cyclone is STEEL.  I just wish that some people would read the press releases more carefully and not get there facts wrong.    Any other thoughts.....?
"Thunder from Down Under"
The Croc Man Rules!!!
Saturday, October 27, 2001 6:20 PM
Yes, they do lie, sometimes.

I noticed recently, however, (Six Flags in particular), is putting a little disclaimer at the end of their press releases now:
"The information contained in this news release, other than historical information, consists of forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Exchange Act. These statements may involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in such statements. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to have been correct. Important factors, including general economic conditions, consumer spending levels, adverse weather conditions and other factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company's expectations."

Sometime people just mis-read information as well or sometimes the park changes information when (people like me) point out the mis-information. For example, in one press release for SFDL, it mentioned we would be getting new water park improvements for 2001. Then, they later changed it to say "In the future..." , meaning not 2001. Then they ended up taking it out completly....

Just goes to show ya, you can't always trust Press Releases.

Saturday, October 27, 2001 9:04 PM
I think that any marketing/pr department worth its salt would be very careful to give out correct info on their press releases.  They're dealing with the media, and as we all know the media can be pretty hard on falsehoods.  I'm not saying they're perfect all the time, but I think you can trust a release... for the most part.




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