Oh, to get an epic POV video of your favorite Disney ride. It seems so easy, right? These Walt Disney World Resort roller coasters like Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train are so tame it would be so easy to hold your phone for the whole thing, right? Well, a new internet video says otherwise.
More and more Guests have been complaining about others filming during rides in recent days, not because of the annoying use of a flash on dark rides like Haunted Mansion but because the phones are transforming from cameras into falling projectiles.
Recently, we at Disney Fanatic reported on one incident where a TikToker refused a woman’s request to put his phone away for Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind. The TikToker was able to hold on to his device and shot the protestor a snotty comment afterward, but a new video shows that woman had every right to be worried.
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Posted to the Disney Parks SubReddit, u/MattRichardson shared a video of what appear to be a pile of lost cell phones in the multch inside Seven Dwarfs Mine Train roller coaster in Magic Kingdom Park.
Check it out:
The original poster later added in the comments that he alerted Cast Members and the smartphone was returned to its rightful owner. It is unclear if the phone was being used to film POV video, but it stands as a subtle warning to heed the words of the pre-ride speech and properly secure all personal items for the duration of the experience. This iPhone could have easily fallen back through the train and hit another Guest.
Walt Disney World has already begun to enforce some restrictions of cell phone usage, beginning with Space Mountain in Tomorrowland, but it is hard to enforce such a rule on a moving roller coaster, including the Snow-White-themed New Fantasyland staple.
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