Ah, that explains it. Real question now is who's going to be running Zamperla?
And in other IAAPA news, trashy enthusiasts, even in small numbers.... make the rest of us look terrible.... and to do it on the stage as grand as IAAPA is incredibly inappropriate.
I guess what people in the community fail to realize is that the convention is indeed a place of business for parks and manufacturers and not some place for fans to run around and do meet and greets. The fact that a few who were granted access to the tradeshow felt the need to go on and bash a manufacturer for not granting them time is a bad look for the rest of us. There are literally multi-million dollar deals going down all across the convention and not every manufacturer or designer is going to have time to talk to fans who aren't even buying when honestly you have companies with their entire livelihood at stake if they fail to make a sale. [/rant]
It's a problem every year. Thoosies think it's a fan convention when in reality it's for business.Yes, a wannabe 'influencer' made a snarky comment because they couldn't talk with B&M. Nobody cares you help with a YouTube page, even if it does have 10,000 followers, you're not buying a $25,000,000 coaster, they owe you *nothing*.
And yeah, I went my whole day just saying hello to those who said it to me. I think the only person I actually talked to was @CedarPoint6 for like, 2 minutes
Found it interesting that RCDB not only reported a Zierer Force, but that both will be indoors. Intrigued about this one.One that snuck under the radar was that Mack have sold a launched Big Dipper to Sun World Ba Na Hills in Vietnam. No info in the layout beyond a launch yet but looking forwards to this
I think I saw that comment but I only took it as a joke, no snark? The wider point whether enthusiasts trying to get clicks for their socials should even be at the event is relevant (IMHO they shouldn't, unless they are real accredited "press" too) but I'm not sure whether I'm just reading that into the "storm" that has blown up over these comments or whether there was more daft behaviour?Yes, a wannabe 'influencer' made a snarky comment because they couldn't talk with B&M.
That comment alone was not worth blowing up over. But there was other tomfoolery beyond that, and I know for a fact that another enthusiast was paid to not talk over a separate incident at the Pipeline car reveal. The event organizers looked into it, but at this point it's just gossip. IAAPA isn't the place for drama.But I'm not sure whether I'm just reading that into the "storm" that has blown up over these comments or whether there was more daft behaviour?