On-ride photos that "vanished"

Tuesday, February 26, 2002 3:07 PM
What coasters have had on-ride photos that one day, just vanished? I know that some reasons may include poor quality or low income, but some very popular rides have had removed on-ride photo systems.

Twoe of which I know of are Viper (sfgadv) and B:TR (sfgadv). Viper went way to fast for the technology at that time, and almost every picture was blurred. Also, the camera was mounted too low and faced inwards, so the second row of each car wouldnt come out. B:TR was closed because of a "wideness problem" as only the first to seats would be captured. I've heard rumors of kumbas also being shut down, but the cameras are still in place.

Anyone else know any other coasters that have had this problem?

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Tuesday, February 26, 2002 3:17 PM
Hercules at Dorney Park once had an on-ride photo; however, it no longer takes pictures.
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Tuesday, February 26, 2002 3:32 PM
sfne cyclone
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Tuesday, February 26, 2002 4:05 PM
lol...i saw this topic title and i immediately thought of hercules....it was my first year at dorney last year and herc. is my favorite coaster.  I know...everyone thinks im weird, and I am.  I so would love an on-ride pic from hercules.
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Tuesday, February 26, 2002 4:06 PM
I think Desperado used to have one a while ago. When I went for Thanksgiving I thought I was going crazy because I couldn't find it. ;)
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Tuesday, February 26, 2002 5:44 PM
Adventure Express stopped on-ride photos a  couple years ago, but there's still more than enough on-rides to choose from at PKI: SOB, The Beast, Beastie, Face/Off, FOF, Vortex, WTRA,...
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Tuesday, February 26, 2002 5:46 PM
Did Adventure Express really have an on-ride photo?  I have NO memory of that
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- Peabody
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Tuesday, February 26, 2002 5:54 PM
Well, SFGAM's Batman's photo booth is about a mile away from the exit...even though (I think) you are forced to walk that way, it just seemed odd for it to be way over 'there'.
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Tuesday, February 26, 2002 6:24 PM
SFA's mind eraser,the camera was removed after th 96 season.The photo quality being in black and white wasn't very good.
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Tuesday, February 26, 2002 6:25 PM
Does Woodstock Express still have on ride photos?  It was so funny to see childrens faces on that ride.
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Tuesday, February 26, 2002 6:25 PM
SFWoA's Serial Thriller's Photo Booth wasnt open all last season.
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Tuesday, February 26, 2002 6:38 PM
My beloved Excalibur had an On Ride Photo booth too, however its been converted into Excalibur Drinks.
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Tuesday, February 26, 2002 6:44 PM
Almost all the rides at SFMM lost there's right before X opened but then all of them suddenly showed up again.  Superman is still missing his though.
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Tuesday, February 26, 2002 6:50 PM
T2 at SFKK had one at one time but is no longer around and B:TR at SFSTL is nonexistant as well.  The only guess I have is that the park just wasn't making any money off these photos. 
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God please let SFKK get something in 2002. ANYTHING!!
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Tuesday, February 26, 2002 7:45 PM
Dexter - Yes woodstock's still has the onride photo.  I've got a great shot off of that ride! lol

Now here's a trivia question for you know-it-all's:

What was the first ride to ever recieve an on-ride photo??
Mega-bonus points if you know the date :)

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Tuesday, February 26, 2002 7:59 PM
The Raven at Holiday World - the camera was hit by lightening. It's funny, the park still refers the that section as the camera turn.

The Hoosier Hurricane at Indiana Beach - I'm not sure why it was removed.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2002 2:32 AM
No Peabody. I was lying to see if anyone would catch it. ;)

I know for a fact that AE had on-ride photos up until 98 or 99, I'm guessing due to low popularity it was taken out. We used to ride it all the time and never saw any photos purchased toward 97-98. I believe they took the picture right at the bottom of the first drop out of the station.

*** This post was edited by Koaster King on 2/27/2002. ***

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Wednesday, February 27, 2002 2:44 AM
Magnum's hasn't been operating in a while.

RolloCoast, was it Magnum is 1989?
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*** This post was edited by MFRULES on 2/27/2002. ***

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Wednesday, February 27, 2002 3:18 AM
You're wrong, MFrules.  Every single time I was at CP this year it was working.

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- Peabody

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Wednesday, February 27, 2002 3:48 AM
SFWoA's Big Dipper had one right between the first drop and second hill, their Mind Eraser (Vekoma Boomerang) had an on-ride photo after the vertical loop, and the Raging Wolf Bobs had an on-ride photo placed at the drop following the first turnaround.  All three were using black and white glossy photos.  I'm not sure when they were removed... but they are all no longer there (the camera may still be on ME, but I am not 100% certain)

ProgRay

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