PCW rumor dismissed

Thursday, May 9, 2002 7:55 AM

Not sure if others posted this or not....

Today, full page ads were released in the Toronto Sun and Star papers. These ads were purchased by Paramount Parks to dispell the rumors surrounding Wonderland's "moving."

This rumor that PCW, was being closed and re-located to the Niagara area had persisted for some time culminating with it being broadcast on local news affiliates.

To end the rumor, PCW's GM, Barry Jones, took out the ads that include several paragraphs reassuring that Wonderland was staying put. The ad alludes to the park already developing new attractions for 2003.

Shaggy

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Thursday, May 9, 2002 8:06 AM
Its funny how rumors grow and how parks react to them. On the FAQ page on the Cedar Point site, CP plainly states that Magnum is "not" sinking or has been sold.

*** This post was edited by john peck on 5/9/2002. ***

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Thursday, May 9, 2002 8:08 AM
But has PKI ever denied that someone got decapitated on the Bat? Bwa ha ha!!! ;)

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Thursday, May 9, 2002 8:15 AM

Shaggy... that's today's paper... the 9th of May?

If so... I think I will try and snag a copy somewhere, just for that... and even scan it if I can!

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Thursday, May 9, 2002 8:20 AM

So.. PCW isn't moving, is that correct?? Just double-checking.
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Thursday, May 9, 2002 8:21 AM

Yes, todays....

Here's a link to someone's site with it.

Hope I do not get in trouble for posting it.

http://home.cogeco.ca/~saries/PCWAd.jpeg

Shaggy

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*** This post was edited by Shaggy on 5/9/2002. ***

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Thursday, May 9, 2002 10:01 AM

Sweet... I hope this finally shuts up those who keep trying to say this rumor is true.

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Thursday, May 9, 2002 11:18 AM

Well whoever started the rumor here on Cbuzz was stupid enough to give the name of the developer who was raxing PCW. It's not too hard to email someone for the truth :)

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Thursday, May 9, 2002 11:38 AM
Not to start anything, but Shaggy are we *sure*, that link is to a scan of an actual newspaper is it? To me, that looked like just a letter. Sure, you can see what *appears* to be sales ads on the reverse, but you cannot see anything that says the name and date of the paper. Truth be told, I could make a piece of paper that looked *exactly* like that with about 20 minutes and access to a good quality color printer.

Now, I do not, nor never did, accept the veracity of the moving rumors. But just as no one should have been quick to jump to the side of the rumor, they should be equally pensive about accepting this "proof".

If you had said that you'd personally seen this ad in a paper you bought, I'd believe you based on what I know of you. But seeing as though you're in Kentucky not Ontario, that seems unlikely. If you've just heard this "via a voice on the internet" then I must be skeptical.

Unless of course that voice was one of the Reids in which case all the above is moot...
lata,
jeremy
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Thursday, May 9, 2002 11:43 AM

I got the same add in my loal paper today, and a friend of mine got one yesterday in a different paper.


I'm gonna try to put one of these up in the Vortex station, so if one more stupid person asks me "Hey, are you guys moving?" I can just point them to the letter and shake my head in disgust.

*** This post was edited by Vortexguy on 5/9/2002. ***

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Thursday, May 9, 2002 11:58 AM

2Hostyl....

Moot... Mr. Reid and I have been in touch about this. And Mr. Reid has also been in touch with PCW about it.

And why on earth would I, or anyone for that matter, take time to forge a false Paramount Parks document....

Sheesh!

Shaggy

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Thursday, May 9, 2002 1:34 PM
Yep ... saw both ads today ... both the Star and the Sun were cluttering up the office ...

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Thursday, May 9, 2002 1:46 PM
I don't think he was being rude or disrespectful to you. He was just saying that it could be fake. It's always possible. He obviously doesn't think you made it, and he trusts what you say...(he said so himself) so I think he was just saying that he doesn't totally trust it until there is some more evidence.

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Thursday, May 9, 2002 2:30 PM
Because of people like me who made false Six Flags press releases on April Fools day ;)
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Thursday, May 9, 2002 4:49 PM

It is amazing how this rumour picked up speed. I heard about Wonderland's supposed move from four completely unrelated sources, including someone who works for the city of Toronto. I have to believe that all of the new homes infringing on the park led someone to start this. A mindset like "The park can't expand very much anymore so I guess it will have to relocate". Glad to confirm that the park is staying put. Can you imagine how much a good park in Niagara Falls would cost? I went to a Denny's there and a Grand Slam breakfast cost over $15 CDN.

Dave

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