IS IT APPROPRIATE FOR TRAVEL CHANNEL TO FALSIFY ROLLER COASTER SHOOTS

sws's avatar

Gonch, two words: "North West."

Bakeman31092's avatar

I'm more bothered by local TV advertisements of parks that feature rides that they don't have. I see this all the time with the Kings Island spots, and for some reason it bugs me.

When you go in with ACE to do a film shoot, the organization has signed a release on behalf of the participating members. The production company then owns the images that they record and can do with them what they want. If you have a problem with that, then don't answer any ACE body calls.

Everyone I ever did had a individual release for every person who attended and you signed it, Or you didn't participate.

Lord Gonchar's avatar

And just to clarify, the point of a release isn't to guarantee you anything - in fact, it's quite the opposite. It signifies your 'release' of rights as to how they choose to use (or choose not to use) your recorded image.

Honestly, I've never watched this show beyond the first episode last year that I couldn't even sit through, but I'm intrigued to see the Skyrush segment from this one just because of this thread.


All the shoots i did were like that, everyone had to sign a release form. They are filming a movie on july 8th at lake compounce with Micheal Douglas and Diane Keaton but i hope its not like the last one they filmed there. They filmed for 2 weeks and they showed the park for 2 mins in the movie!

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janfrederick's avatar

GoPostal said:

Me and my two kids did the shoot ...

Just a little pet peeve. Remove the "and my two kids" and ask yourself if it sounds correct.


"I go out at 3 o' clock for a quart of milk and come home to my son treating his body like an amusement park!" - Estelle Costanza

Come to think of it, yes, we had to sign a release before we stepped foot in the park of the last media event that we did. It's just become so automatic when you do one of these. Sometimes you get your fifteen seconds of fame, most of the time you're lucky if you can pick out your head in a shot.

Jeff's avatar

I have never signed a release ever, and no park has ever posted a sign indicating an implied release. I've done many of these.


Jeff - Editor - CoasterBuzz.com - My Blog - Phrazy

Raven-Phile's avatar

For a media day, or a video shoot?

I've signed waivers, but the most recent Travel Channel shoot for GateKeeper was the most interesting, in that I don't ever remember having to write my name in block letters with a sharpie on my form, hold it up to my head, and have them snap a photo before.

rollergator's avatar

I've only done a few "video shooting" events - the ones that come to mind were Mummy, Manta, and Bert (the Conqueror ). I can say with absolute certainty that every occasion came with releases. More than one form for the Bert and Mummy gigs. I recall Sea World was extremely picky about every detail (wait here for fifteen minutes, walk to the next waiting area for a half-hour, get more lectures about riding, waiting, filming, move to the next waiting area, etc.)

I seem to vaguely recall one situation (although my brain is useless to me at the moment for the specifics) where enthusiasts showed up for some event/grand opening and had to fill out some sort of employment paperwork to ride as employees since the state hadn't yet signed off for "paying guests" to ride.

FWIW, we drove 2 hours to the Mummy grand opening, and got booted after one lap. Had to go back to work, so didn't even hang out in the park. On the flip side, I don't think they ever ran "the bug room" with the creepy-crawlies ever again, so I'm happy we got to experience it "in its full glory."

Bottom line: If you get any "special invites" to any park, for ride openings, filming, newscasts, whatever...go expecting NOTHING, and you won't be disappointed.

janfrederick said:

GoPostal said:

Me and my two kids did the shoot ...

Just a little pet peeve. Remove the "and my two kids" and ask yourself if it sounds correct.

Actually, I think his screen name fits the line, grammatically correct or not.


The amusement park rises bold and stark..kids are huddled on the beach in a mist

http://support.gktw.org/site/TR/CoastingForKids/General?px=1248054&...fr_id=1372

Timber-Rider's avatar

Bakeman31092 said:

I'm more bothered by local TV advertisements of parks that feature rides that they don't have. I see this all the time with the Kings Island spots, and for some reason it bugs me.

Ads for Great America once featured Collosus at magic mountain, instead of American Eagle for their racing coaster. Also notice on the Michigan's Adventure commercials that one of the coasters they are using is Mean Streak at Cedar Point. Though I have not seen any MA commercials in a while. But, you could see the track going under the lift hill, and MA has no coasters that do that. MA also used to have a rollercoaster on their home page on the internet, that is not at the park.


I didn't do it! I swear!!

On coasterbuzz, it has a Michigan Adventure ad with a picture of Soak City with Magnum in the background that says:

Michigan's Adventures
2 parks for the price of 1

D_vo's avatar

^Conclusion: Coasterbuzz = North West???


I call Cedar Point my home park even though I live in the Chicago Suburbs.

StLCPfan's avatar

I thought his implication was that coasterbuzz is in on the HUGE CONSPIRACY! The bait and switch is like a virus in the amusement park industry. We should all just sit at home curled up in the corner with aluminum foil hats on our heads so they can't read our minds.

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