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Robert Niles

Reader needed for 'Journey to Atlantis' media day

Published: April 25, 2007 at 9:35 PM


I can't make it to San Antonio on May 11 for the media preview of the new Journey to Atlantis water coaster at SeaWorld San Antonio. So, in keeping with Theme Park Insider policy, I'm asking for a reader to volunteer to go in my place.

Here is the deal: You must be a registered member of Theme Park Insider, posting under your real name. I'll make the arrangement for you to get into the event, and you will need to post a report to the Blog Flume and update the attraction's listing page that same day. You should take digital photos and if you're good with the video camera, a video (uploaded to YouTube) would be good, too.

You don't need to be a trained journalist, but you need to be able to write well, take some good photos and handle yourself like a pro at the event. (You'll also have to find your own way to the park and back and provide your own camera.) The upside is that you get to be among the first to ride and you have the chance to talk with some of the people who put this thing together (and tell your fellow TPI readers about that, of course).

If you are in the San Antonio area and interested in the assignment, e-mail me using the link at the bottom of the page and write a few sentences telling me why I should select you for the gig.

Replies (4)

Mark Tilsher

Published: April 26, 2007 at 3:44 AM

Wish I was there! Would have loved to Jump on this one. Good luck to whoever makes it.
Dustin Kern

Published: April 26, 2007 at 7:27 AM

I was just wondering, but if you're willing to pass these events off to people who belong to the forum, how come there aren't any events on the east coast to increase the coverage. Mainly, how come there wasn't any TPI coverage of the media days for the release of Maverick (Cedar Point, Sandusky, Ohio) or "Griffon" (Busch Gardens Europe, Williamsburg, Va)?
Robert Niles

Published: April 26, 2007 at 9:54 AM

Well, they haven't happened yet, so that's why you haven't seen the write-ups, and I only throw the invites open when either I or one of the people who have covered events for TPI in the past cannot make the event.

Short answer: someone's already got dibs on those, so I didn't need to ask.

Dustin Kern

Published: April 26, 2007 at 11:16 AM

Okay, that's cool. Well, if you ever need a person in Western New York starting in the fall, that's where I'll be. Any foothold I can get in the theme park world would be greatly appreciated.

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