Another season of Theme Park Apprentice has drawn to a close, and one last time I'd like to thank all of our competitors for participating. Now, as we always do at the end of each season, it is your turn to tell us what you thought of the competition. Don't be afraid to say anything...we welcome all feedback, both positive and negative. We also welcome unofficial competitors, potential future competitors, and spectators who observed this season to share their thoughts.
Originally, I compiled a list of almost 20 questions that I was going to post, but instead I'm going to condense it to these:
1. Did you enjoy Theme Park Apprentice 8, and are you interested in participating in the future?
2. What did you like/dislike about the competition, and how can we best improve it in the future?
3. If you participated in both formats, do you prefer the cumulative park format or the independent challenge format? Why?
4. Do you think the judges were fair throughout and did a good job of running the competition? If not, what do you feel that we did in error?
5. The main new thing we tried this season was tiebreaker challenges to determine elimination if there was a tie. Do you think this is a good way to resolve a tie or would you prefer a simpler, more immediate resolution (such as looking at past performance)?
6. Do you have any ideas or suggestions for future themes in this competition? At this point, I feel that most of the obvious themes have been used, but I want to avoid something that may be too complex for competitors.
7. For those of you who considered competing but decided against it, was there a reason you chose to back out? Is there anything we can do to make you more interested in competing?
8. Lastly, as a result of the situations at the beginning and end of this season, we have considered prohibiting champions from competing officially in future Theme Park Apprentice competitions and instead hosting an invite only competition every so often for champions and/or finalists. Is this something you would be in favor of or against? Why?
As always, feel free to share anything not covered by the questions above as well. These are more meant as specific things we'd like feedback on, but we welcome any and all comments. We can't work to improve this competition without input, so please share any thoughts that you have.
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