theme parks magazine

Wednesday, February 14, 2007 10:34 PM
I just subscribed to theme parks magazine today. Is it any good? *** Edited 2/16/2007 2:41:48 AM UTC by coasterkid92***
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Wednesday, February 14, 2007 10:38 PM
Maybe you should have looked into that before you subscribed to it.
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Wednesday, February 14, 2007 11:40 PM
It is a pretty good magazine, but for some reason Jeff and Jennifer have not sent out an issue for a while. It is a full color magazine though and high quality when you do get one.
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Wednesday, February 14, 2007 11:55 PM
Coasterkid92, I'm going to assume that you were born in 1992, which makes you at least 14 years old, which makes you old enough to capitalize the first letter of each sentence. Please and thank you.
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Thursday, February 15, 2007 12:00 AM
Is the magazine good? - Yes it is

The problem is that it does not come out regularly. I've received 2 issues in 2 years.

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Thursday, February 15, 2007 12:11 AM
Well so far there are only 6 issues with the 6th one supposedly being shipped soon.

Here are the back issues:

  1. Islands of Adventure/Arnold's Park
  2. Silver Dollar City/Lake Winnie
  3. Legoland/Holiday World
  4. Carowinds/Silverwood
  5. Cedar Point/Lakeside

For news about the magazine go here:

http://www.themeparksmagazine.com/magazinenews.asp

It appears that Issue 6 should go to the printers very soon.

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Thursday, February 15, 2007 12:15 AM
It is an excellent publication and I highly reccomend it. The delays can be frustrating but the magazine is still worth waiting for.
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Thursday, February 15, 2007 2:17 AM
SFGAdv lover said:
Coasterkid92, I'm going to assume that you were born in 1992, which makes you at least 14 years old, which makes you old enough to capitalize the first letter of each sentence.

Maybe we should give him the benefit of the doubt. Perhaps he has a genetic defect and was born without pinkies. He can't reach the shift key on the keyboard due to the congenital abnormality. Man, we should be so ashamed of ourselves... ;)

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Thursday, February 15, 2007 2:47 AM
I've heard it was good, just that there weren't too many of them.

Also, Good point sws, after all the fate of the amusement industry and soon the universe is in his fragile pinky-less hands.

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Thursday, February 15, 2007 8:29 AM
^Is that the same disorder that Mickey Mouse has then? ;)
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Thursday, February 15, 2007 10:23 AM
I've been reading these forums for a long time and while most stay on subject, I cannot believe how many of you out there nit-pick about everyone else's grammar. What does it matter? This is a discussion forum and not a master's thesis. If you can understand what someone said even if they have poor spelling, grammar, etc., then why do you care? Are you perfect? Ever used poor grammer. Ooops, spelled grammar wrong!

As for the question, I like the magazine, though they do take a while to arrive.

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Thursday, February 15, 2007 10:51 AM
I cannot believe how many of you out there nit-pick about everyone else's grammar. What does it matter?

Ummm...it's part of the Terms of Service you agree to when you sign-up. There is a differnce between a simple typo and laziness. And with the "edit" feature everyone can fix their mistakes even after they hit send.

As a 42 yr old I find it hard to take a person seriously when they do not use proper grammar and spelling. I see it as a lack of respect. I am not the only one who feels that way.

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Thursday, February 15, 2007 11:17 AM
I'm 42 and I don't take anyone seriously. Life's way too short. :)

-Tambo

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Thursday, February 15, 2007 12:36 PM
A lack of respect????

Come on... Its a miss-spelled word. Do you think when someone spells a word wrong that they are thinking "boy, this is going to dis-respect someone"? No, because they ...gasp.. "dont know they are spelling it wrong" ...end of gasp.

Some people have trouble with spelling and grammar, but are aces in math and other studies. So who are you to judge that they are being lazy?

And yes, there is a "edit" button, but even if that person goes back and edit's the mistake, you guys still rag on him/ her about it.

I just dont get why you would hold bad spelling and grammar against someone and call them lazy or to have a lack of respect. Doing so makes it look like you are the one with the lack of respect.

I agree that coasterkids posts are not the model of good spelling and grammar, but I do not lose sleep over it eather.

Its one thing to point out a spelling mistake, but its another thing to point and laff.

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Thursday, February 15, 2007 12:50 PM
This discussion stops here. This is not AOL Instant Messenger, and we expect you to find your shift key. I mean, Firefox makes red lines underneath misspelled words by default now. There's no excuse. That's the way we roll here, and if that's not acceptable, by all means visit a different site. I won't be hurt.

Again, no more of this in this thread.

I've never understood how people can be apologetic for a publication missing its promised delivery dates. We've seen it over and over again for ECC and ACE. If Rolling Stone or Time missed a deadline, would you keep subscribing?

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Thursday, February 15, 2007 12:56 PM
I don't understand how magazines keep surviving period, let alone the ones that can't deliver.

And out of honest curiosity, what do you get in these kinds of theme park magazines that you can't get online? (other than something to hold in your hands)

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Thursday, February 15, 2007 1:42 PM
I think you already answered the question. People like to have something in their hands. I know many enthusiasts who don't read these newsgroups because they don't like having to sift through all the garbage or silliness just to find something interesting. They would much rather wait for something polished to arrive in their mailbox. I also think the writing in ACE News and RollerCoaster is much, much better than anything you would find online. We have some extremely talented writers on our staff and they offer points of view and in-depth stories that you will not find anywhere else.

Case in point: We devoted most of the summer issue of RollerCoaster to the 100th anniversary of the steel coaster. I think that is a rather significant event. Did you see this event covered anywhere online?

*** Edited 2/15/2007 6:42:46 PM UTC by Jeffrey Seifert***

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Thursday, February 15, 2007 1:48 PM
I should also mention that even though I do read a few newsgroups and subscribe to several online publications, there's always something overseas covered in First Drop (the ECC publication) that I didn't know about from gathering information online.
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Thursday, February 15, 2007 1:58 PM
Maybe I'm just too casual of an enthusiast?
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Thursday, February 15, 2007 2:07 PM
^ There's an easy way to tell...do you currently have a hand-stamp or a wristband? If not.... ;)

LOL! :)

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