GuruGuys wrote:The park had just opened and it was pretty much a ghost town
You win a prize for most brilliant metaphor.
It's too bad that Superman is not able to run as it was designed without breaking down. Hopefully Superman is included in the five-year plan to be able to go 100MPH again. If it can't be fixed the park would probably be better off using the tower for something else.
The Gold Rusher gum pile has been around since the late 70's at least. It is revolting now, but I was sad that it was cleaned up on one of my visits in the early 80's. This seems like an easy fix to keep clean by having it scraped off each night and then pressure washed.
I didn't know that SFMM added soaker guns to the log flume. I hope they have some sort of policy that turns them off at night and on cold days. My family's first trip to Islands of Adventure was almost ruined because they were running on Ripsaw Falls with an outside temperature of 50 degrees. But they can be very fun on a hot day.
I am reposting my POV from my visit at Knott's Berry Farm a few weeks ago. After the replys in this thread alerted me to a possible violation of park rules I took the POV down then contacted the park for clarification. I received this response:
The main reason for the no picture or video taking on the rides is because of cell phones, cameras, or video cameras being used and the high probability that they become separated from the rider. Of course, safety is our number one priority and we would not want someone on the vehicle or on the ground to be struck by a falling object. In your case, it would not have been a problem, because the video camera you are using is secured around your wrist, just like any other wrist watch.
If you were to use a cell phone, camera, or video camera to obtain your footage, then it would be a violation of Knott's Berry Farm policies.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Joey Toyoshiba Manager Park Operations Knott's Berry Farm
So as I read it, as long as you don't sneak a device on a ride and the ride operators allow the device Knott's Berry Farm is OK with using it. Hopefully some of the other parks will provide similair clarification.
POV of Silver Bullet (camera stapped on ankle), Jaguar, Supereme Scream (camera strapped around ankle), Xcellerator, Boomerang.
Thanks Brian for posting that letter! I agree 100% with Joey Toyoshiba's statement. If you can prove that you have a camera that is SECURELY strapped to your body and there is no way for it to fly off, then it should be just as safe to bring on a ride as a wrist watch, sunglasses with a strap, or any other object that is tied down.
I would hope that this policy ends up going chain wide at Cedar Fair.
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