As I do appreciate the pictures everyone is posting on this forum, I must say you guys are also the same people (in general) that I hate on rides! When we rode pirates on Wednesday night there were flashes going off all over and all around us. Talk about annoying!
First off it makes it difficult to transition between the dark and light portions of the ride when flashes are constantly going off because your eyes don't have enough time to adjust!
Second, it is called a Dark Ride for a reason! The entire ambiance is destroyed by momentary flashes of light! This was truly demonstrated when coming up onto Davy Jones! All the flashes practically diminished his presence. Also the skeleton and the ships wheel display. Flashes destroyed the lightning effects.
And finally, it is requested of no flash photography on the dark rides! Need pictures? Buy the bloody postcards!