Shooting Gallery Secret!

Wednesday, April 17, 2002 3:14 PM
Ever wonder how those shooting galleries work at theme parks? I've got the answer right here!

http://64.70.156.159/Vids/Flash!.wmv

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Wednesday, April 17, 2002 3:17 PM
That is a secret unfolded! People see my photos of my travels and ask why I have a photo of a Shooting Gallery. Then the story comes out. It won't work on some of the newer models. It is great to scare the attendant who is 'unattentive'.

*** This post was edited by Agent Johnson on 4/17/2002. ***

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Wednesday, April 17, 2002 3:19 PM
LOL that's great. BTW, where is that at? It appears to be the one at Carowinds.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2002 3:29 PM

It most certainly is Jon!

Agent Johnson; that is why we have digital cameras and are able to delete pictures we don't want. It was worth the time deleting the picture for me. It was a good laugh.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2002 3:41 PM
I always do that when I have my camera at carowinds! I love to freak people out but setting off everything!

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Wednesday, April 17, 2002 3:44 PM
you can also sometimes buy just a flash, and use it. I used to do it.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2002 4:55 PM
I tired to use the link from
CsTrFrK but i'm at my girlfriends and web tv won't let me see the file. :( Let me get this straight you take a picture of a shooting gallery with the flast on and it sets off all the stunts. I can't ait to try this at Knoebels opening day! :)

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Wednesday, April 17, 2002 5:22 PM
Yeh but it has to be the old light activeted kind. we tried it the next day At SFOG and it wouldent work because there Gallery runs off of Infra red sp?

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Wednesday, April 17, 2002 5:28 PM
That is absoulutly hilarious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Wednesday, April 17, 2002 6:43 PM

RideMan clued me in on this. I've only tried it at Dave & Buster's, where sadly it did not work.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2002 7:08 PM
It works on the classic Taylor models that are light activated. The infareds are more in use at D&B's, Jillians, and some newer park models can be found at Kennywood.
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Wednesday, April 17, 2002 7:23 PM

Jeff,

Actually, it will work in most of the older D&B's (pre-1999). The newer ones (like Cleveland) have the newer laser-style. Our's here in Columbus has the strobe-activated type, and I could tell many stories about people nearly crapping their pants when trying to take a picture in front of that thing!

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Thursday, April 18, 2002 2:15 AM

It ain't hard to figure out when at the Dreamworld galleries, they have posters and signs around the thing in about 6 different languages (major Aussie tourist destination, particularly for Asian countries), which say NO FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY, and then have a picture of a small camera with a gigantic flash on top, then have it crossed out in a bold red.

Unfortunate thing is that this gallery is just next door to a Souvenir shop, and the workers there tend to watch it carefully.

However, there is always Movie World down the road, and if you hit the Western part of the park after around 3pm, it is deserted (seriously, the most immersive western theming ever, you actually feel like you are completely alone in the desert). And with the place person free (thats right, no employees either), and the Shooting Gallery hidden from all angles by theming, the rest sorta explains itself.

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Thursday, April 18, 2002 2:18 PM

I did that once at SFDL in 1995 or so, scared the **** out of me!!! It was SOOOOOOO loud, haha... I didn't actually think it would set them all off! It was pretty obvious that it worked off of light flashes, but who knew the camera would actually work....

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