But we usually like to play it safe!
Me and Kritter could have been doing something far worse in this pic:
That was a fun ride...
How'd you get this pic? Only two people in an elevator? lol.
As a little kid I always wondered what "Your photo got washed away" or "Your photo got lost in space" meant, as if they really did get lost. I figured out they screened some photos out.
I used to do the West Side hand thing on photos alot, and almost every time my photo would get "lost"
I don't know if they still do this, I don't think so. I usually make a funny face or read the DL map or look at my cell phone or make fun of the person next to me for my pictures. I recognize some people actually want to buy these pics, and don't want to ruin it with a stupid, explicit gesture.
I dont understand why people are stupid for giving the finger. I bet every single person here has given the finger at least once in their lives. Now a group of teenagers goofing off are stupid? Leave the kids alone. You should be complaining to disney, not the teenagers for goofing off. It's Disney who has reduced funding for photos screeners like they did for splash earlier this year. Its Disney who does not have any warning signs saying "don't give the bird to the camera". It's Disney who doesn't have people blurring out certain parts so that you can still get your photo. Kids wanna goof off, you want your photo, disney could have appeased both sides. I wish people won't loose their photos, but I don't like seeing kids getting picked on either.
Next time tell a CM they lost their photo because of the kids and ask to ride again without waiting in line.
And this notion of a automated blurring system is ridiculous. Software can barely fix red eye on its own!
That is how I felt in the original post. I didn't blame the teenagers, although I wish they had a better sense of personal responsibility, kids will be kids. I did talk to a cast member but they told me all the could do was not sell the picture. There was no mention of being able to ride again without waiting in line.
You know sometimes it's a special ride! This last visit my son was tall enough to ride TOT and swore up and down that he really wanted to. So we did it and got the picture to commemorate it! Turns out he really didn't like it and didn't want to go on it again during the trip. Luckily no one ruined the picture as we wouldn't have had a second chance to get his first ride captured and he didn't want to do it again.
I say if you want to do something like this, and it's not going to hurt anybody else/disrupt the ride/prevent anybody else from buying the picture, then go for it.
I think this pretty much sums it up... with one minor addition now that Disney lacks screeners...
Remember kids will see the photo. I understand and appreciate freedom of expression but I believe there should be limits when children are present. In the past Disney screened images. I actually preferred the "washed away" as opposed to a topless woman or a man flipping off a camera... there are certain things I don't think should be seen by children in public. Back when they had screeners if someone had their own log and wanted to flip off a camera... go for it... now when children will see it I would say please don't.
You can blame Disney for not screening it, but should they have to? Should Disney really be to blame for not properly babysitting individuals who should know better to begin with? As I said it was nice when Disney screened it out... but the ultimate responsibility lies with the people who chose to do it.
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I dont understand why people are stupid for giving the finger. I bet every single person here has given the finger at least once in their lives. Now a group of teenagers goofing off are stupid? Leave the kids alone. You should be complaining to disney, not the teenagers for goofing off.
So people shouldn't be held responsible for what they do on private property? Teenagers know that giving the finger in a photo at Disneyland is something they shouldn't be doing, that's why they do it.
What if someone was flashing or mooning the picture? Most people have flashed or mooned some time in their life.
If someone is capable of discerning between right and wrong, they are responsible for acting in a manner that is appropriate for their surroundings. Giving the finger in a picture that kids will almost certainly be looking at is inappropriate.
"Leave the kids alone" is the type of statement that has led to kids and teens on up being so rude and disrespectful these days.