The social media and photography world is aghast this week at footage from Yellowstone of a group called “High on Life SundayFundayz” walking across Grand Prismatic Spring, in order to make a cool video for their brand.
Well, it turns out there’s an amusement park connection to this story, too.
A not so thorough look through their Facebook page found the Canucks were at Cedar Point recently. I know this because they were streaming live from Rougarou with their cell phone.
As I understand it, Ohio law requires park guests to follow all posted ride warnings and rules. In an e-mail to Great American Thrills, Cedar Point spokesperson Tony Clark confirmed that filming or photography on any of their attractions is against park policy. He also made it very clear that the park had no idea the team was filming commercially inside the park:
“We did not facilitate…nor did we give permission to shoot any video on our rides. Our policy remains the same: no photography of any kind on our rides & coasters.”
I would ask who would think filming on a ride is a good idea, but this is the same group of people that damaged the Bonneville Salt Flats to water ski behind an RV, flew drones inside national parks ALL IN ADDITION to walking over Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone.
Hope these guys have good attorneys. Looks like they’re going to need them, eh?
May 19, 2016 | Categories: Amusement Parks, Social Media, Theme Parks | Tags: Cedar Point, Facebook Live, filming on a roller coaster, Grand Prismatic Spring, High on Life, High on Life SundayFundayz, Ohio law, Rougarou, Yellowstone | 2 Comments