I guess with the tiger near it its safe to say its gonna be a whole new theme area. Looney Tune area cleared out for a new jungle area? That be rad. And tiger island put in there. Just an idea but this is great. However, it will bring more knuckle heads to the park. *** Edited 9/22/2004 12:10:25 PM UTC by Crashmando***
Ok, forget the announcement of the coaster: the most interesting part of this is that the background picture looks to be one of Dragster? So either Keith finished his animations for this ride early and they used that, or somehow Cedar Fair allowed them to use a picture of TTD to market their ride? Any opinions?
Can you prove its TTD? Is a picture of TTD like protected? I mean I have a lot of pics of it. So if someone took a pic of TTD and then said SF could use it wouldn't the pick belong to the user or was it Intaim who said they could use it.
That's been the million dollar question for a while super7. Crash, no technically taking a picture of those coasters could be considered copyright violation. Same way as if someone took a picture of you, you'd want compensated if you were used in a promotion.
I can't completely prove it's TTD, which is why I asked if Keith finished his animation for them early enough that they could have used a picture from his creation for this promo. But, look at the support structure, the cross-members and top connection all look the same, the twist is the same, and it looks to me as if there's an elongated nose on the train in the twist - all of which point to a TTD picture doctored so that the lights can be taken off (which would be easy enough since the colors of the original wouldn't matter for that promo).
super7 said: So, the park that could not keep an evolution or jump running is going to add a coaster that proved to be unreliable in Ohio, only a bigger version?
That's the whole basis for my argument. I'm happy to see the park getting a new coaster but I can't help but worry that a ride that CP can't seem to get running right after two years is going to be an operational disaster at SFGAdv.
I'm pretty sure the park (or at least some park I've been bored enough at to read the whole map), in the map or brochure, prohibits the taking of pictures (maybe just for commercial purposes?) of the rides without written permission.
Regarding whether or not it's an image of TTD; who trumps who regarding the image? Intamin or Cedar Fair? Intamin developed the ride, but CF 'produced' it. I would think CF retains the rights on images. Also, seeing as the image is cloudy/blurred, could it be an original image that just happens to look like TTD, or an image that basically isn't worth suing over because of such an arguement? okay.. I'm rambling now....
There's also no Christmas Tree lights, but the thing that really piqued my interest about the picture was the elongated nose on the train coming through the spiral.
This has been brought up multiple times, Gonch and I went back and forth on it I remember a while back. No one seems to be able to give a definitive answer on it. Because if you incidentally take a picture of a "copyrighted" structure while trying to take a picture of something else, are you violating copyright law?
Strange subject. I'll give SF the benefit of the doubt and say it's a picture from Keith's upcoming animation ;)