Phones and Live Streaming on Rides

Is talking on your phone during a ride ok?

  • Yes, always

    Votes: 3 1.9%
  • Yes, but only for live streaming

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Yes, but only for private conversations/calls

    Votes: 2 1.3%
  • No, never

    Votes: 152 96.8%

  • Total voters
    157

Diamond Dot

Well-Known Member
We rode Disaster at Uni in it’s last week. Same thing happened. Never seen so many cellphones putted out so fast!

its the culture sadly.. i almost got in a fight at a special event concert (only about 50 people with luke combs acoustic) with a guy where his entire family all were recording the concert with ipads above their heads. Any event you go to now people feel they have to record it. Totally ruins it for others.
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And how often will they actually watch the poor quality recording?
I found a lovely quality video of Enchantment on YouTube uploaded by Good Morning America, I don't want to live my life through a screen
 

NelleBelle

Well-Known Member
its the culture sadly.. i almost got in a fight at a special event concert (only about 50 people with luke combs acoustic) with a guy where his entire family all were recording the concert with ipads above their heads. Any event you go to now people feel they have to record it. Totally ruins it for others.
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We were at church this weekend and had a fairly "famous" violinist performing a concert. In the announcements, it plainly stated "no photography/video/no cellphones" due to copyright. This ignoramus in front of me totally ruined it for me by whipping out her phone and clearly taking video, phone up over her head...She was the only one I saw doing it. Just RUDE!!! And it couldn't be blamed on "millennials" or younger...this nut was at least "gen x":banghead::banghead:
 

Henry Mystic

Well-Known Member
So, it really peeves me when idiots pull out there phones (that aren't strapped down) on fast-moving rides (BTMRR, Everest) and are filming the entire time. I had one moron do that one Everest and his phone did indeed fly out of his hand and nearly hit me--I was so ticked and when I reported it to the CM, and pointed the offender out, they basically shrugged it off. Why have it in the safety spiel if there are no repercussions?? Oh wait, instead of being proactive, Disney wants to be reactive after the fact, but only if there was bodily harm! UGH!!

As for rides like IASW, I don't really care because it's not really a dark ride. I get absolutely mental when it's on HM and pirates (or any other dark ride where my vision is impaired by nothing but phone screens filming the entire ride). I get it if you want a picture here and there, I am guilty of taking a few snaps. BUT, if they are taking flash pictures, I am not averse to telling them to knock it off, that they're ruining the ride for the rest of us. Usually others join in at that time. Learn to take your pictures without flash!😡:banghead:
This is straight-up my #1 pet peeve on planet Earth.
I wish people would realize what they’re filming is 100% already on YouTube in a better quality version. Just enjoy the ride!
I constantly say this! :D
 
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ppete1975

Well-Known Member
We were at church this weekend and had a fairly "famous" violinist performing a concert. In the announcements, it plainly stated "no photography/video/no cellphones" due to copyright. This ignoramus in front of me totally ruined it for me by whipping out her phone and clearly taking video, phone up over her head...She was the only one I saw doing it. Just RUDE!!! And it couldn't be blamed on "millennials" or younger...this nut was at least "gen x":banghead::banghead:
Phones should never be pulled out at church unless its discreetly (such as if you have small children and might get a text), although so many people use their phones for their bible instead of a physical copy, that its hard to tell who is texting or playing a game or reading along.
 

Rinx

Well-Known Member
I wish people would realize what they’re filming is 100% already on YouTube in a better quality version. Just enjoy the ride!
This 1000%

This is exactly how I feel during any nighttime performance at WDW. Are you really going to watch the entirety of Harmonius on your phone after your trip? Let alone the amount of space it takes up on your phone. Or instead of watching the live performance through your phone as you record, just put it away and enjoy being in the moment.

Also, on my last trip a big peeve of mine on dark rides were all the Apple Watches and Fitbit bands lighting up with alerts throughout the rides.
 

Club Cooloholic

Well-Known Member
I went to a concert recently and people were constantly filming entire songs. The band has music videos and taped concerts we don't need you and your tinny sound and bad picture filming. This applies to WDW as well. Professional photographers have taken millions of photos of rides and the castle. You want a pic of you and your family in front..great but you don't need to film the fireworks show. You won't watch it again and if you try to make someone else watch it they will just pretend to be interested don't make them do it.
I honestly think most of these videos are humblebrag...."here I am doing this cool thing and you're not!"
 

Vacationeer

Well-Known Member
In the Parks
No
I think it’s gotten better where not as many people feel the need to film everything. There’s no need to talk on the rides, just add a voice over if needed. I like taking pictures of the Savannah and Fireworks but I always try to hold my phone a few inches out from my mouth so it’s not in anyone’s line of sight.
 

drumbum67

Well-Known Member
Original Poster
Well, I’m happy to know I’m not alone. I always assume I’m being too sensitive!

I rode HM once and a group of ADULTS were screaming through the entire ride. It sucks paying so much to go somewhere, waiting in long lines, then having someone ruin the whole experience for you and your family!
 

SBlake

Member
We were at church this weekend and had a fairly "famous" violinist performing a concert. In the announcements, it plainly stated "no photography/video/no cellphones" due to copyright. This ignoramus in front of me totally ruined it for me by whipping out her phone and clearly taking video, phone up over her head...She was the only one I saw doing it. Just RUDE!!! And it couldn't be blamed on "millennials" or younger...this nut was at least "gen x":banghead::banghead:
The church is also partially to blame if nobody enforced the plainly stated rules. They should have paused the show and called her out like other performers have done in the past, or have an usher escort her out.
By ignoring her actions, the rules become merely recommendations.
 

KBLovedDisney

Well-Known Member
It's free Marketing for Disney. That is why they would never enforce NOT having a phone while on the ride.

However, if they could just get the people to shut up...
 

GinaD613

Active Member
I have recently noticed a lot of people are live streaming to TikTok while visiting the parks. These people bring phones on rides with them (like IASW, HM, The Seas, Smugglers Run) and loudly narrate their live stream while riding.

I admit that things like this annoy me more than most, but I’m wondering what other people think of this. If you were on a ride with one of these live streamers, would this annoy you or your little ones? Would it ruin the experience? Would you ask them to be quiet?

Yes, yes and yes!

So, it really peeves me when idiots pull out there phones (that aren't strapped down) on fast-moving rides (BTMRR, Everest) and are filming the entire time. I had one moron do that one Everest and his phone did indeed fly out of his hand and nearly hit me--I was so ticked and when I reported it to the CM, and pointed the offender out, they basically shrugged it off. Why have it in the safety spiel if there are no repercussions?? Oh wait, instead of being proactive, Disney wants to be reactive after the fact, but only if there was bodily harm! UGH!!

As for rides like IASW, I don't really care because it's not really a dark ride. I get absolutely mental when it's on HM and pirates (or any other dark ride where my vision is impaired by nothing but phone screens filming the entire ride). I get it if you want a picture here and there, I am guilty of taking a few snaps. BUT, if they are taking flash pictures, I am not averse to telling them to knock it off, that they're ruining the ride for the rest of us. Usually others join in at that time. Learn to take your pictures without flash!😡:banghead:

A) Lawsuit!
B) Agreed! No flash!
 

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