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  • NeverNeverland
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    Re: No flash pictures, please. We spirits are frightfully sensitive to bright lights.

    Originally posted by tloolgb View Post

    And sometimes management frowns upon it. Its the "one guest is more important than the whole" mentality of the Florida parks these days.
    It's not just Florida. Sad that one bad behaving guest is more important than all the good behaving ones on the ride, I guess.

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  • speedwayslave
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    2 people won't really effect OHRC. ;-)

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  • tloolgb
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    Originally posted by toonaspie View Post
    Was she REALLY that lazy to walk all the way around to the opposite side of the auditorium and address the person without disrupting the show like a real usher would do?
    Do you know all the positions? Before you call someone lazy, make sure you know that they are allowed to move. I know back in the day at the Haunted Mansion, at many of our positions we had to yell because we couldn't go to the person directly, but still had to tell them they couldn't do it.

    Originally posted by wumbology View Post
    I don't even know why people take flash pictures on dark rides, they come out looking like crap anyway.
    Haha for the same reason that they take flash pictures of fireworks.

    Originally posted by speedwayslave View Post
    Both of us being CM's, we went and found a coordinator and finally got to ride again =P
    It's nice that the coordinator let you reride, but there are reasons, though rare, why sometimes you can't reride on Mansion.

    Originally posted by NeverNeverland View Post
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    I really wish more CMs would get on the intercom and announce it when there are really bad offenders on board.
    It's something that you can do when there is CCTV in the ride, but some rides don't have that...so there is no way for the CM to monitor it or even know about it when the offenders are on the ride.

    And sometimes management frowns upon it. Its the "one guest is more important than the whole" mentality of the Florida parks these days.

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  • NeverNeverland
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    Once on HM in DL, the person's flash went off as the buggies were turning, and the flash went off right in my eye. Heck yes I yelled out NO FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY! and they actually listened.

    I really wish more CMs would get on the intercom and announce it when there are really bad offenders on board.

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  • lily23
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    Originally posted by njchuck31 View Post
    I used to come up with creative ways to punish or shame them but it was useless. And it only took away from my experience and the experience of others.
    So true, it just makes it turn from annoying to ugly...

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  • njchuck31
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    I could not agree more. I understand that now and don't become upset when I catch a guest taking pictures.

    Having said that, and maybe it's because I do not know what it is like to visit a Disney theme park infrequently (at least not between 1997 and 2005), can't memories craving guests be happy with family photos taken OUTSIDE the attractions, postacrds, and attraction POV's on youtube?

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  • Grinning Ghost
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    Originally posted by njchuck31 View Post
    Most guests at WDW only get to visit a few times in their lives, they are excited, and they instinctively grab a camera with an unexplainable life or death need to capture the moment for posterity.
    It's because most do not know when or even if they will ever get the chance to see it again! I have only been there twice with a twenty year gap between trips, and it's highly unlikely I'll get to go again for several more years - if ever. So, they grab all the pictures they can while they have the chance, as it may be their last chance!

    Myself, I spent my trips filming in 1978, and videotaping in 1997. I took few if any flash photos.

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  • njchuck31
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    the first year I was a Disney cast member, lived alone, and did not know a soul in Orlando, I went to any 1 of the Disney parks 5 or 6 times a week. I observed enough inconsiderate behavior, like using flash photography in indoor attractions, to despise humanity...forever.

    But what I really learned is that it doesn't matter how many written, or recorded warning spiels there are or in what languages. Most guests at WDW only get to visit a few times in their lives, they are excited, and they instinctively grab a camera with an unexplainable life or death need to capture the moment for posterity.

    I used to come up with creative ways to punish or shame them but it was useless. And it only took away from my experience and the experience of others. After all, in the grand scheme of life, the flash only lasts a second and I knew I was lucky enough to return and experience whatever particular attraction this occurred on, many more times in the days and months ahead.

    Having said this, and please note my last name is Rodriguez, this was 10 years ago, but I made mental note of who I saw flashing away, what type of people they are. I picked up on a c;ear pattern. It was overwhelmingly, guests of hispanic or latin origin. I'm just saying.

    Also, I recently finally went to Disneyland Paris, and perhaps being a little xenophobic, I asumed rule breaking and inconsiderate behavior, would be more evident at a European theme park. I was soooooooo wrong! I was there only for a day, a busy day, there had to be 50k guests in the park that day, but except for 2 people smoking on line, I thought people, especially children, behaved way better than Americans. And they dressed WAY better too.

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  • lily23
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    Somebody was snapping away on Pirates in Disneyland the other day. Drove me bonkers. Some people are just really inconsiderate of others. Unfortunately, it's part of the park experience.

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  • speedwayslave
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    ^I tried to do this at one point as there was someone a few buggies ahead of me taking pictures AND the audio in the buggy was not working, to my frustration the CM working unload did not let my friend and I ride again. Both of us being CM's, we went and found a coordinator and finally got to ride again =P

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  • SummerInFL
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    Originally posted by SkittleKicks View Post
    On a quick trip to MK this weekend, we ended up a few cars behind a shutterbug at the Haunted Mansion. After the flash was constantly going off from the beginning of the ride, somewhere around the floating crystal ball, my temper peaked (after all, it's hard to look at the ballroom scene if the reflection of someone's flash keeps rebounding in your eyes) and I yelled "TURN THAT CAMERA OFF." It, of course, had no effect on the constant pictures, but it did cause a chorus of others shouting at the camera person, which then caused others to shout about the shouting. Not exactly my proudest moment on record there.

    So, I ask the collective wisdom: when someone is taking endless flash pictures and blinding you - what's the best response?
    Exactly what you did, I yell at them. 1 or 2 pics...fine, but constant flashing on Haunted Mansion of all rides and I would have started in on them from the moving pictures hallway.

    If they refuse, then at the end of the attraction I would ask the CM if we could ride again due to the incompetence of the flasher.

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  • Jerren
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    Originally posted by Starshyne View Post
    I can't remember, do the CM actually say (or a recording) "No flash photography?" If no one makes that announcement, then you can't assume that people will know not to do it.
    It's in the ride spiel, pre recorded, "And No flash photography, please. We spirits are frightfully sensitive to bright lights." it's a sterner disembodied voice by the ghost host.

    Originally posted by Disney Wrassler View Post
    I'd just get back on the ride and re-ride it again. I know, I'm too simple about it :lol:.
    Yup if the line is long just complain to a CM that someone was using a flash and you missed half the ride, they will often escort you back to the loading area and let you re-ride. They are usually pretty good about that.

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  • BANANAZ
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    I can't remember what ride this was in, but I do remember there was a person in front of us who was a flash addict. I heard a loudspeaker or something tell the person that there was to be no flash photography. I remember this because I was pretty freaked out about it...

    I assume they do that though...

    And whomever posted the creepy red dot pictures, I will now not be able to sleep tonight. Ick... That is very very creepy...

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  • Disney Wrassler
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    I'd just get back on the ride and re-ride it again. I know, I'm too simple about it :lol:.

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  • Starshyne
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    I can't remember, do the CM actually say (or a recording) "No flash photography?" If no one makes that announcement, then you can't assume that people will know not to do it.

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  • Jerren
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    Originally posted by wumbology View Post
    I don't even know why people take flash pictures on dark rides, they come out looking like crap anyway.
    Problem is most of them do not realize they will not come out or that the flash will wash out the effects. That or they don't know how to use the camera...

    You would be surprised by how many folks just use the default automatic out of the box settings on their cameras and have no idea what the different modes are or mean or how to change them. They may not realize they are doing it or even how to turn it off or get it to "stop doing that". It's not like the old days where you had to turn on the flash and wait for the capacitor to charge up or swap out the flash bulb or flash cube/bar to get it to work, most digital cameras use the flash more often than not unless your out in the sun. :ap:

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  • wumbology
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    I can't believe someone wouldn't realize it was them who was being yelled at...

    When I rode Grand Fiesta Tour (one of my favorites,) I touched the carpeted walk on the side of the canal while waiting to disembark and I was mortified when I got yelled at by the cast member down the river. Maybe that's just because I'm a teenager.

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  • Epcot2000
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    Originally posted by sleepyjeff View Post
    I want to learn how to say "no flash photography" in a dozen or so different languages.....
    So much fun. I can just hear it now. "NO FLASH!" Spanish: "NO FLASHO!" Russian: "NO vFLASHk!" go through the world showcase and ask the employees of the different pavilions how to say "NO FLASH" in their native language. That'd be fun!

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  • sleepyjeff
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    I want to learn how to say "no flash photography" in a dozen or so different languages.....

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  • Disney Magic
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    I can empathize with you about flashes being a nuisance, but hearing constant shouts from various doom buggies also ruins the experience for many others (including some who are too far from the flash) and not just that of the offending photographers. I've been in that situation and was more annoyed by the shouts than the flashes. I understand why you did it, but remember the old saying two wrongs don't make a right. I think the CM should be a more proactive in deterring the flashes which have been increasing in recent years.

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