I’ve had a very strange series of e-mails with White Water regarding their water usage, restrictions, etc. It started with me asking a few simple questions via a form on their website. This was a few weeks ago, on about January 9.
I have a lot of users asking what your status will be for this summer, in regards to the drought. While things obviously could change, it looks likely that residential swimming pools won’t be allowed to open.
Where do things stand for you right now? If today was opening day, would you legally be allowed to open? What is the outlook for your normal opening today?
Any information you can provide would be great.
Atlanta Water Shortage Blog
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A few days later on January 11, the following message was sent from one Six Flags staffer to two others and I was copied on it (though it appears the copy was accidental).
I have a few of these email questions coming through our Six Flags Comment System. Do you want me to forward to you to address or will we have a standard message I can use to reply to them? I have little doubt as the summer nears we will get quite a few daily.
I figured that meant I’d hear something back soon, but nothing ever arrived. I gave them a few weeks, then wrote wrote to all three WW staffers on January 22 to try to get a status.
You copied me on this e-mail about two weeks ago (by mistake?), but I still haven’t heard a word from you. Are you able to answer these questions, or do I need to look elsewhere for the answers?
Today, more than three weeks after my initial contact, they finally responded.
Thank you for your inquiry about Six Flags White Water regarding the recent news coverage about our water rides.
As you know guest safety and guest satisfaction are always our top priorities. At this time, we are still reviewing all of our options and continuing discussions with local and state officials, as all businesses are doing regarding their water use.
Six Flags White Water opens on May 24, and we’re looking forward to another great season. In fact, Six Flags White Water was recently voted one of the nation’s 10 best water parks by industry leader, Aquatics International. For more information on Six Flags White Water or to purchases a season pass, please visit www.sixflags.com/whitewater.
Again, thank you for your inquiry and we look forward to seeing you in 2008!
Six Flags White Water
What? It almost looks like they saw “water” in my e-mail and just sent me the standard reply. I didn’t think any of my questions were overly difficult, but maybe I was wrong.
All in all, I’m not very impressed with White Water. At least give us some decent information about what’s going on, rather than garbage about how great you are.