Having your phone out on a roller coaster is a bad idea. Having your phone in your hand on a wild, spinning coaster is a really bad idea. These kids need to follow the rules and secure their loose articles. And besides, how good do you think the on-ride video will be from a handheld phone on this crazy ride? It is going to be a big, blurry mess!
Have you ever wondered why I don't show a lot of on-ride videos and pictures on CoasterGallery.com? The main reason is that I follow the rules, I just don't hold a camera in my hand while on a ride. A simple slip would mean losing the camera and possibly injuring another rider. But occasionally, a park will grant me permission to record on a properly secured and tethered camera, and I love sharing those videos here.
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