Yesterday while riding Mermaid during the AP preview, people were taking flash pictures EVERYWHERE throughout the ride. Quite annoying.
I have two issues with this:
1) I'm assuming that 90% of the people riding the ride were doing so for the first time. Wouldn't you think people would want to ride the ride and enjoy the ride instead of watching it from their tiny camera screen? There are PLENTY of pictures out there of all Disneyland rides, stop thinking you are going to get something that isn't out there.
2) After the ride, we realized that there was absolutely NO signs, announcements or CM instructions regarding Flash Pictures. So it really seems to me that Disney has simply "given up". If this is the case, it's quite sad.