Valleyfair will fire up Xtreme Swing Monday with Rockettes
Posted Friday, December 16, 2005 10:51 AM | Contributed by Jeff
Members of the World Famous Radio City Rockettes will help "kick-off" the new Xtreme Swing at Valleyfair on Monday, December 19, 2005, at approximately 12:30 p.m. (CST). The ride then takes flight with Jolly Old St. Nick on board. This is the first ride in the park's 29-year history to debut in the winter.
All I have to say is why are people still whining about how parks advertize the new rides. Any good marketing department will find a way to say something to make the product sound like a one of a kind thing. And It's all in the reading as to wether it's correct or not. Is it the only screaming swing no, but the first operational more than 8 person version... YEP!
I hope Santa has his sleigh riding attire on....could be a pretty cold ride. Seems like VF could have taken this a step further with a twist on the 'dive in the frozen lake' thing that people do....like have a bunch of people ride it in bathing suits....
Because it is marketing. Remember, there is no such thing as bad press, so even though it might not get people psyched to go the park that day, it will definately give them something to think about a few months later when they are planning thier weekend. I can't believe you guys are criticizing them for doing this funny little publicity stunt.
"Unnecessary stress on the structure"? There is no more stress on the structure in the winter than there is in the summer. Winter temperature doesn't affect structural steel. If it did, all of our bridges would collapse in the winter. The only thing cold weather could do is make whatever lubricant is used on the ride less viscous.