Focus Group for Busch Gardens, Tampa

April 6, 2006

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Focus Groups for Busch Gardens. Tampa

I was contacted today by the Anheuser-Busch office in St. Louis. They would like 30 ACE members to attend a focus group meeting at Busch Gardens in Tampa Bay next Thursday (April 6th) in the afternoon early/evening to get feedback on your thoughts, experiences and new ideas. For those of you that have been members awhile may remember that we were invited to attend a similar meeting many years ago. Shortly after our meeting Montu was announced. My contact would neither confirm nor deny a new coaster for either Busch property in Florida so you can draw your own conclusions.

Here are the requirements to attend one of the focus group meetings:

  1. You must be a CURRENT ACE member.
  2. You must be between 25 and 54.
  3. You cannot be employed by any competing Park - Disney, Universal, Cypress Gardens and especially Sea World and Busch Gardens. Sorry to those of you that fall into this category, I know you would have invaluable feedback.
  4. You must have ridden Sheikra at least once.
  5. There is no monetary compensation for attending but there will be some wonderful “goodies” given to those that volunteer their time.

You DO NOT need your own admission media. If you attend and the meeting takes place inside the park (it was last time) you will be admitted.

There are three slots that you can sign up for with a maximum of 10 per group:

4:00 – 5:30 pm
6:00 – 7:30 pm
8:00 – 9:30 pm 

The times are subject to change a little. Light snacks and beverages will be served. Exact meeting places and times will be relayed once I have them and the lists are finalized.

If you would like to be part of this wonderful experience and offer your input into the future of Sea World and Busch Gardens please attend. If you can attend simply email me and let me know the names of all the ACE members in your household that will attend and which time slot you would like to have. The time slots are first come-first served and you can only be part of one time slot. Please remember all participants must agree to and meet the 5 requirements noted above. One last thing, my contact is eager to hear everyone’s feedback so please only volunteer if you can positively attend. Sorry for the short notice but please let me know by Monday April 3rd if you can attend.

If you have any questions let me know.