The Return of Flash Mountain
by, 04-14-2009 at 12:30 PM (11957 Views)
As recounted in "More Mouse Tales: A Closer Peek Backstage at Disneyland," back in the 1990s, female riders on Splash Mountain would occasionally lift their blouses as they plummeted over the 52.5-foot drop, just as the ride's automatic camera snapped their souvenir photo. To limit such "exposure" on the preview screens at the end of the ride, Disney hired "photo editors" to screen out any objectionable photos before they were projected for all to see.
But word has it that due to cutbacks in the Merchandise Department, the photo editor positions at Professor Barnaby Owl's Photographic Art Studio and at other ride photo locations will be eliminated by May 1.
I'm curious to see how many body parts and gang signs will have to air before Disney receives enough complaints to convince them to reinstitute the screeners.