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Is it safe to record videos without park's permission?

Discussion in 'Q&A' started by Bradly105YT, Jul 18, 2017.

  1. Bradly105YT

    Bradly105YT New Member

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    Should I continue recording without permission because I've been recording POVs (mainly Disney POVs) and recently did one for Battle For Metropolis at Great Adventure?
     
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    I wouldnt risk it, but if you happen to have a pair of those fancy glasses and have a strap....
     
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    GuyWithAStick Captain Basic Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    No, you should always ask permission from the park first. Just because you can film without permission, that doesn't mean you should.

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    I wish you wouldn't. I've had things as small as keychains jam the lift and shut down my ride before and the barrel of shattered GoPros says that yours is as secure as those passengers said theirs was. Everyone says theirs is secured. No one goes on figuring they'll lose their camera. Please think about how hard you would be okay with me throwing your camera at you and consider what speed it would be acceptable for it to strike you at.
     
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    Bradly105YT New Member

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    I pretty much use my phone with a popsocket ro record my POVs,
     
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    CanobieFan Well-Known Member

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    For what it's worth, Disney has absolutely no policy about bringing loose articles on rides. In fact they encourage it. Since most of their rides unload in a different spot from where they load. You actually have to bring your articles on board and they have absolutely no rule when it comes to photo and video on the ride. I believe Guardians of the Galaxy at California Adventure is the only attraction I've ever come across at Disney that specifically said no use of video or photo. Most of the dark rides just ask for no flash photography but make no mention of photography or video in general. So at least in the case of a Disney park, there is no rule.
     
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    Ben Social Media Team Social Media Team CF Award Winner 2016

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    Yeah, Disney parks you're pretty much OK.

    It is still a bit gross, but not against any rules.

    Everywhere else, please follow the park rules and don't. It gives enthusiasts a bad name.
     
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    Agree with @Ben here. As much as I understand the excitement of filming on-ride POVs, disrespecting park rules and, perhaps worse, making a scene about it by arguing fiercely with ride ops or park employees in general is a big desservice to enthusiasts' image.

    I gave my thoughts on a similar older topic, might as well copy and paste that:

     
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    CrashCoaster Formerly ATI CF Award Winner 2016

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    Were you one of those people who NEVER got told off at school? :)
     
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    GuyWithAStick Captain Basic Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    Yes, I was. But asking for the park's permission is more than just "doing the right thing". It's ensuring the safety of not only the riders, but to everyone around the ride. Much like what @Mack said earlier, there is no way of telling if your camera is secure or not. You can have all the equipment in the world to secure it, but there's always a chance that it'll become undone. And trust me, a phone or camera flying off of the ride and hitting someone is like having a brick being thrown at your face. It's always in your best interest to ask the park prior to your visit. If they do approve of you recording a POV, they will more than likely make sure that there is a proper camera mount on the front of the train. They will sometimes even modify the trains in order to handle the equipment(this is usually done on media day when all the news stations and larger media outlets record). It's a long process that takes time and money, but it's all to keep everyone safe and secure.

    So yes, I was never told off because I was doing the right thing. But there's a damn good reason those rules are in place. If you came home from a park to find out that the phone or GoPro you lost sent someone to the hospital, you would start following the rules too.
     
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