Basically, how does one get to participate? Besides being in the media, I mean. Especially for anything comming up next spring for Renegade at VF.
I have read on other postings about ride expiriences during these events. Who has been to a media day? It doesn't matter which park. I would think it is different for each one. How is someone able to attend one?
Thanks for another great season, VF!
Media events are, obviously, for the media. The park invites a group of enthusiasts and friends of the park that they can count on to give glowing reviews, and that's that.
Oh, and they typically involve a whole lot of sitting around.
Who doesn't like sitting around? ?:)
It helps to be on a first name basis with the PR department from the park as well.
But folks, even though Swoosh may know that person, dont be an enthusiass and start calling up the park asking to be invited. That kind of stuff gives enthusiasts a bad reputation. If you get invited through an organization or somthing, great!
edit: for clarification - the post was not a flame @ Swoosh. *** Edited 10/29/2006 12:21:46 AM UTC by Peabody***
~Rob "Sorry I don't give a rat's butt about media days" Willi
Long live the Big Bad Wolf
You might get an awesome breakfast. You might get to meet a celebrity or two. Expect some riding and some sitting around. They might have to do some tweaking to the ride. We also attended the media press event where the ride was officially introduced by the GM, the PR person and of course, the cape crusader.
Jeff is right about one thing–they are looking for people who are going to be enthusiastic about the ride for interviews. Paul Ruben was there if that gives you any tips. I was one of several people who volunteered to be intereviewed. Hey, at the time it was a really cool ride.
Imagine being at Windjammer's media day ;)
The one time I rode Freeze (SFStL) with the OTSR's, I didn't have a problem with it. Wish I could say the same for Flight of Pain. :(
Long live the Big Bad Wolf
(Or, to put it in perspective, at the Hypersonic media day at PKD, my brother and I rode Hypersonic twice, then spent the rest of the night on Hurler, which was also running and was in fine shape back in those days)
So yeah, I'm going to the "wrong" media days, but even if you're at a "good" one, you have to remember that these things are for the park to promo their ride, not for ERT sessions for enthusiasts.
So, I don't think they're boring at all. I think they're a blast, even if you have to wait around (i.e. four hours at TTD media day for one ride). It's cool to see all the TV cameras going and interviews taking place and radio guys doing live reports as they ride, etc.
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