Connect with other TPI readers through Theme Park Insider's Facebook group

September 12, 2007, 12:01 PM · In response to suggestions and requests on the Theme Park Insider discussion board, I have started a Theme Park Insider group on Facebook.

Facebook, for those of you who might not know, is a social networking site, started for college students, that is now available to anyone. Think of it as a classier version of MySpace.

The TPI Facebook group will allow you to keep up with what's happening on TPI while you are on Facebook, as well as to see and connect with other Facebook members who join the TPI group.

I am also proposing that we use the Facebook group's "Wall" to post when we are visiting parks and want to meet up with other TPI members. That's a function that we've not had on the site until now. (If there is hugh demand for a specific meet, I will use the Facebook group to schedule that, as well.)

You will need to join and log in to Facebook to see and join the TPI group, so if you are a Facebook regular, I hope that you will take a moment to join Theme Park Insider's Facebook group today.

Replies (8)

September 12, 2007 at 1:28 PM · Now part of the group!
September 12, 2007 at 4:18 PM · know a name is Francesca on facebook for those of you wondering!
September 12, 2007 at 6:42 PM · I am in BABY!!! oh that wall idea. I've been dying to meet other TPI members at the parks.
September 13, 2007 at 5:17 AM · What a great idea I have now joined as well and I appear as Noel giglio
September 13, 2007 at 7:52 AM · Sounds cool. I signed up and will post my Vacation dates later. Once I get back I'll try to share my pictures of things like the EPCOT sphere redux.
September 13, 2007 at 8:49 AM · I haven't been approving pictures for the TPI website that include recognizable people in them, opting instead for photos that show just theme park locations instead.

That's for two reasons: The biggie is that eliminates the need to get signed releases from people in the pictures. The second is that on a consumer guide, such as this, I figure people are more interesting in seeing the places they are thinking about visiting than someone's family in a vacation photo.

But people do enjoy seeing other people having a good time. So I hope TPI readers will use the Facebook group to post those photos of themselves, family and friends at the favorite parks, leaving the non-people attraction, restaurant and hotel photos for the TPI website.

September 13, 2007 at 11:38 AM · Joaquin & I are in.
We'll be visiting an eastern park at the end of the month while at a conferance in D.C. haven't decided which but will post pix.
September 14, 2007 at 10:02 AM · We (me and Adrian) were thinking of signing up, but then what's the point? There's only 3 things you can do on it.

1). Talk to people on TPI. We kinda do that already.
2). Keep up with updates and changes on the site. That's what the coloumn is for.
3). Meet up with TPI's. Completely pointless since nearly everyone on this site is from America and nobody there wants to do anything British like Thorpe Park, Alton Towers etc.

Whats more, we like the new 'picture on profile' feature, but the pictures we used won't work!

But I won't deny that this is a good idea.

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