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Postby jedimaster1227 » Tue May 12, 2009 6:30 pm

I'm surprised at how good the commercial actually was! I'd probably put it on par with some of the more recent Six Flags commercials, which certainly isn't a bad thing.

As we get closer to opening, this park seems to be growing more legit with each addition. That's not to say that I think every decision they've made is wise (turning their concert venue into a family stage show definitely is a complaint of mine), but I feel like the park is making a name for itself faster than Hard Rock Park ever did.

That being said, I'm going to join the legion that feels that Freestyle Music Park as a park title is growing on me.
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Postby CHILLERLC1 » Tue May 12, 2009 6:39 pm

The park map is revealed: freestylemusicpark.com/blog/wp-content/themes/freestylemusicpark/images/parkMap/parkMap.htm

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Postby The Disneylander » Tue May 12, 2009 7:33 pm

The park map actually looks decent!

On a side note, I noticed FMP ads on the MiceAge website. Talk about ironic... :P

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Postby netdvn » Tue May 12, 2009 8:03 pm

^ Maybe they're trying to get their name out... ;)

The map looks great, but I'm really digging some of the new ride logos as well.

EDIT: Does anybody know where Nights in White Satin is located in relation to other rides or which land it was located in?
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Postby TheRapidsNerd » Tue May 12, 2009 8:09 pm

In a weird way this is also a throw back to the old days of naming coasters and thrill rides before brand licensing and sponsorship. Always thought it interesting to see what some new coaster was going to be called. Some of the names might seem generic, but, in a way, it's kind of refreshing.

Really hope these folks make a good go of it.

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Postby rcroques » Tue May 12, 2009 8:13 pm

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Postby Jew » Tue May 12, 2009 9:08 pm

10 days until opening and their website finally has crucial info such as a park map and park hours for the whole summer. Still need to give up on the whole "blog" idea and finish transforming the site into a traditional park site with detailed descriptions, online ticketing, hotel partners, etc. The whole "blog" thing reeks of someone in marketing thinking they are cool for being right on the forefront of the blogging/facebook/myspace/twitter craze.

I'm not a fan of the press release barrage either. Isn't that one of the things they cited that the old management did wrong? Relying solely on word of mouth/press as opposed to an actual advertising campaign?

I disagree about the commercial too. It was fun, and would be a great commercial for something that is already established. But for a commercial selling the grand re-opening of the park...it fails miserably. They spent the whole time focusing on a B&M looping coaster, then closed with calling the park family friendly?!?! Not to mention the fact they didn't even mention the grand re-opening of the park, any deals (which is typical for most parks to place at the end of an ad), any other attractions in the park, or any other information besides linking to that horrible "blog" of theirs.

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Postby monsterfan99 » Tue May 12, 2009 9:19 pm

Jew wrote:10 days until opening and their website finally has crucial info such as a park map and park hours for the whole summer. Still need to give up on the whole "blog" idea and finish transforming the site into a traditional park site with detailed descriptions, online ticketing, hotel partners, etc. The whole "blog" thing reeks of someone in marketing thinking they are cool for being right on the forefront of the blogging/facebook/myspace/twitter craze.

I'm not a fan of the press release barrage either. Isn't that one of the things they cited that the old management did wrong? Relying solely on word of mouth/press as opposed to an actual advertising campaign?

I disagree about the commercial too. It was fun, and would be a great commercial for something that is already established. But for a commercial selling the grand re-opening of the park...it fails miserably. They spent the whole time focusing on a B&M looping coaster, then closed with calling the park family friendly?!?! Not to mention the fact they didn't even mention the grand re-opening of the park, any deals (which is typical for most parks to place at the end of an ad), any other attractions in the park, or any other information besides linking to that horrible "blog" of theirs.

Having dealt with PR way too much, i can tell you the press release is beyond worthless to the general public. They want stories that are easy to read in familiar styles. They don't want a story before it is sent out to be edited by a news agency.

This park's PR is basically being ran on the "new school" style of PR . That is fine if you are a place marketing to the 15-30 age range. Problem is they are trying to make this a family park. This can and will blow up in their face.

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Postby robbalvey » Tue May 12, 2009 9:22 pm

netdvn wrote:EDIT: Does anybody know where Nights in White Satin is located in relation to other rides or which land it was located in?

It's #26 on the map "Coming Soon"

I disagree about the commercial too. It was fun, and would be a great commercial for something that is already established. But for a commercial selling the grand re-opening of the park...it fails miserably.

Agreed. It's actually a decent commercial but plays like "You already know we are a park, so now we are introducing you to our new looping coaster."

I think they may be underestimating that most people have a clue as to what's going on.

Everyone here at TPR knows the story...the WHOLE story. 99% of the people seeing those commerical are the same type of people who still think that Magic Mountain is closed.

They spent the whole time focusing on a B&M looping coaster, then closed with calling the park family friendly?!?! Not to mention the fact they didn't even mention the grand re-opening of the park, any deals (which is typical for most parks to place at the end of an ad), any other attractions in the park, or any other information besides linking to that horrible "blog" of theirs.

Also agree. The B&M is not a "family friendly" ride. Unless of course everyone in your family is over the age of 10 years old.

And Joey is 100% right. It lacks ANY information about what FSMP even is!

I think it's a good commercial for *US*, but we aren't the target market. It fails on so many levels, even though creatively, it's decent.

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Postby traincrossin » Tue May 12, 2009 9:34 pm

netdvn wrote:^ Maybe they're trying to get their name out... ;)

The map looks great, but I'm really digging some of the new ride logos as well.

EDIT: Does anybody know where Nights in White Satin is located in relation to other rides or which land it was located in?

I think it's number 26 on the map which says "Coming Soon"
*EDIT* Robb beat me to it

Also the commercial was decent but not great. They concentrate only on The Time Machine and don't mention the new family attractions or shows. For a park with the family in mind, they did a poor job of marketing that aspect of the park.

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