Posted Monday, May 24, 2004 8:41 AM | Contributed by Dane186
PKICentral.com added 167 brand new photos of Crocodile Dundee's Boomerang Bay during Gold Pass preview day at Paramount's Kings Island on May 22, 04. Photos show the entire park and some of the Gold Pass competition where local radio stations winners came in and competed for four gold passes and $100 in Scooby Bucks.
Link: Kings Island Central
I have gone to MANY waterparks and I usually have to clear it with the front gate before they let me anywhere near their waterpark for taking pictures.
Most parks say, no picture taking what-so-ever, no video taping, etc. Last year SFWoA PR would only let me take pictures during the first weekdays it was open, since according to them I wouldn't be "threatening a lot of people." Doesn't make any sense to me, since they knew it was for a theme park site. Now on my site, it just looks like the park is pretty empty.
As for CP's policy, I was videotaping my wife at Soak City last year,and just taking pics of us for a CP video I've done, and I actually had the cops come and escort me to an out of the way location and inform me of the no picture and no video taping rule. They actually made me show them the video and pictures, I took before they let me go. Of course with no appologies.
Yeah, I know it's a lot easier to take pictures in the mist of 1000's of people, but does PKI allow it?
*** This post was edited by RollerCoasterGod 5/24/2004 9:42:32 AM ***
It seems that this is one of this park rules (or upcoming enforced rules) that the parks will be doing to cover their butts in case of any lawsuits the might arrise from peope who think their kids are being photographed inappropriately. I can understand that, but I think there's a point when to stop it and when not to. Heck, I was just filming Hurricane Mountain and a lifeguard came up and point her hand over my camera at SFWoA.
Then on the other hand Dover Lake and Wyandot Lake are more than happy to have me take 1000's of pictures for them.
I took pictures at Splashin' Safari last year. No one said a word to me about it, but I hadn't thought of the "issue" until now.
RollerCoasterGod: Do you voluntarily get cleared at the gates? What other parks have you had to get clearance at?
For the last two years now, if I'm taking pictures only in a waterpark, I call ahead to the park and also get a "pass" usually at the main gate allowing me to do so. Other things, that I clear with the park is if I'm taking pictures of shows, or taking pictures for some artwork I sell (I take a lot of night shots, and make them into posters with little lights in them and sell them.)
If I'm taking close up shots of people, I make sure it's someone I know.
Questions for those who went to Boomerang Bay (hopefully I'll get down there next week):
How is the sea of cement? Is it gone now?
Overhyped or Not?
I've read some of the reports on the park, and I'm still dumbfounded that PKI hasn't changed the stair gripping. I'd rather walk on needles than that stuff! Do the new slides have the same grip as the older slides?
Thanks and see you on the midways!
I think it's just another way the internet has affected society. With all the "voyeur" stuff around, who knows what you might plan on doing with photos of people wearing the least amount of clothes you'll ever see them wearing.
...and does the mother of 3 really want her picture put God knows where because she wanted to enjoy a day with the kids.
I think the real issue is protecting the privacy of the guest.
I like to take tight shots, I think the riders add life and much needed emotion to good coaster and ride shots. However, in water park shots I only take wide, full attraction photos or pictures of family and friends.
Also to follow up on Jeff's comment, I agree. Whatever you're running those photos through is killing them. Maybe try to skip any "fixes" or work out a new system.
Here I even took a pic just incase this came up:
Whats the big deal about it anyway, Surely its just the same as visiting a theme park where they never mind you taking pictures so whats the difference??? Well I will try and remember this next time, but seriously no thought ever came over me that it may be wrong.
Good photos BTW, The new waterpark looks great, must try and get back to Ohio and PKI one day :)
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