Tuesday, April 3, 2001 6:58 PM
Has anyone else seen the SDC commercial that has been running lately? It describes Wildfire, but shows a video of some people riding the Tennessee Tornado. I know that parks do this some (WOF using a different Boomerang in last year's ad campaign), but the difference between an Arrow train and a B&M train is rather substantial. I wonder how many people will be puzzled when they show up at SDC and think that they "added" an extra two seats to each row?
Mamba--It's About to Strike
Tuesday, April 3, 2001 7:25 PM
First of all, the latest commercial I have seen shows both footage of the real Wildfire and footage of the TT. I don't think the GP will notice the difference anyway. IMO, most people that would notice the difference will know that they're not showing Wildfire.
Tuesday, April 3, 2001 7:28 PM
When Dollywood promoted TT before it opened they used footage of Kumba. Exactly opposite of what you were describing! Most likely the general public wouldn't notice and/or care.
Tuesday, April 3, 2001 7:31 PM
I saw it! It was way cool! Also there is a display at Wal*Mart that has discounts for day passes at SDC.
"Boomerang will be the only roller coaster in the Midwest that will propel its riders both forwards and backwards" - Dan Keller
Tuesday, April 3, 2001 7:44 PM
For SFA's commerical last year they showed footage of Viper from SFMM with a Superman logo instead of SFDL's S:ROS which was built the year before. Unfortunately I just saw this years commercial and they're doing the same again. Advertising agencies, obviously not coaster enthusiasts.