Monday, November 11, 2002 2:13 PM
I was just wondering which parks have you been to that let you film POV videos. The ones I know of are Knoebels, Holiday World Indiana Beach etc. What others are there?
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Monday, November 11, 2002 2:46 PM

Lakemont Park and LeSourdsville Lake have no camera policies as far as I'm aware.

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Monday, November 11, 2002 2:52 PM

SFMM doesn't have a camera policy either... but if you want to film at a park that isn't listed here, read through all the ride policies before or as you enter the park. If there is nothing saying "no camera's" then go for it. If not, then it is your choice.. If you get caught then you could potentially be thrown out of a park. Personally, I don't care either way.. God only knows how much I film on rides ;)

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Corey
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Monday, November 11, 2002 3:52 PM
I think pretty much all SF parks are against carrying loose articles (which includes cameras) on rides. At the entrance to each ride, a sign should indicated rider policies, specifying "no loose articles" or "secure loose articles." What this means is that you gotta put the camera away.

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Monday, November 11, 2002 4:06 PM
Actually if you read the SRM flyer you'll notice that it says "Cameras are allowed on board during ERT sessions only." I don't really think there are any parks that specifically allow cameras, but many are loose about it.

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Monday, November 11, 2002 4:11 PM

I know the park might understand, but my camera is safer, if not the safest, in my hand rather than in my pocket, considering my pocket size and the size of my camera. I would also have the strap around my wrist, and a firm grip on the camera with both hands. basically, it wouldnt be going anywhere.

I have had mine on Hypersonic, and Superman: RoS(the fastest coasters i have had it on). But usually, i wont take my camera on, because it takes away from the total ride excitement, and the ride turns into just getting a POV, rather than enjoying myself after a lengthy wait.

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Monday, November 11, 2002 4:30 PM
You only get dirty looks at SFNE, there is no policy in the park map stating no cameras, only on the S:RoS stats plaque thing.

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Monday, November 11, 2002 4:47 PM
Weird. We're anal about it at SFOG. They still get past us, but it really is safer not to take them on board. I've seen more than one person hit by small loose objects, it ain't pretty. I can't imagine a camera or camcorder.

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Monday, November 11, 2002 5:29 PM

Yea, after a few incidents of peeps getting hit in the head by cell phones in SUF's que from the train flying by, I can really see why we are pretty strict on the loose article policy. I guess that may be a reason on Great Adventure's new flyer, the que in the animation for the most part is out of the ride area...

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Monday, November 11, 2002 6:17 PM
SFoT is pretty leniant on it, except for Titan where they repeatedly tell you that no carry-on articles are allowed.

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Monday, November 11, 2002 6:42 PM
I haven't done it, but I have seen a couple of people leave the Nitro station with camera in hand and in plain view of the staff. They didn't seem to have a problem with it.

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Jim Hansen
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Tuesday, November 12, 2002 2:16 AM
I don't know about Holiday World, I actually get yelled at by the ride ops for shoting on the Raven :(

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Tuesday, November 12, 2002 3:36 AM
"I know the park might understand, but my camera is safer, if not the
safest, in my hand rather than in my pocket, considering my pocket size
and the size of my camera."

I'm thinking you have more than one pair of pants & if you end up in an amusement park, you just MAY have known where you were going to be that day.

Amusement parks are not responsible for being sure patrons have a place to film, they're in the business of putting people on rides.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2002 3:39 AM

I just have to mention that nobody here is likely "filming" anything. Film is dead. Long live film.

You are, perhaps, shooting video.

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Jeff - Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com - Sillynonsense.com
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Tuesday, November 12, 2002 4:01 AM

For the record...we do *not* allow cameras on board the coasters at Holiday World. The sole exception is during exclusive ride time (ERT) at special events.

We have signs explaining this at our coasters, and even offer free lockers for those who don't want to leave their cameras unattended during their ride.

Thanks, Paula

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Paula Werne
Holiday World PR
JPWerne@holidayworld.com

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Tuesday, November 12, 2002 6:46 AM
You just have to be discreet, pull out the camera (preferably small) on the lift hill and put it away after the break run. The worst I have gotten is when a ride-op saw me at SFA and he said he was going to take the camera. When I said, "what?", he just laughed!
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Tuesday, November 12, 2002 6:57 AM
Jeff - we still "dial" phone numbers and go to "record" stores and "type" on a computer, so why can't we "film" with a video camera? :)

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Tuesday, November 12, 2002 7:16 AM

I "call" or "ring" phone numbers, buy CD's on online "music stores" and I might "type" on a computer, but I don't "typewrite."

It's a long story involving my professional life as a videographer, so I won't tell that boring story.

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Jeff - Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com - Sillynonsense.com
"Climbing as we fall, we dare to hold on to our fate, and steal away our destiny to catch ourselves with quiet grace" - The Stairs, INXS

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Tuesday, November 12, 2002 7:18 AM
I buy records in record stores.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2002 7:33 AM

You know the only reason for any of this is they don't want you dropping the cammera and whopping some poor shmoe on the head. I find the policy just a little hypocritical considering that these very same parks FORCE you take a purse or hand-held wallet onboard. Does anyone else agree?

I believe parks that have these dual policies should provide sliding cabinets like they have on rides such as The Racer at PKI. You can stow money and expensive items there and provided the ride-ops work the system correctly they won't get stolen. The system seems to work well but I've only seen it on a handful of rides. Wonder why?

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