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Postby dannerman » Tue Feb 15, 2005 10:42 pm

Actually, according to the movie's website the problem wasn't them being in the park after hours - they glued used ride tickets together so they could go on rides, and they get caught.

"On a muggy summer night in 1980, JOE KOERNER, 12, and EUGENE “TIGER” PIERCE JR., 12, re-glue used tickets to sneak on carnival rides for free. But their scam is uncovered and after a foot chase, they’re arrested by policemen and escorted home to their parents."
Read the full story here.

With a "foot-chase" involved (i.e. people running through the park), I'd say that's one more reason that they wouldn't want to do it during normal operation - they'd have to close down whole midways so people don't interfere with the shots. The last thing they need is people thinking they're helping out tackling the kids who are running. :lol:

I don't remember hearing - does anyone know why Dorney was chosen for the filming, as opposed to a park that has a bit more old-time-y feel to it like Bushkill or Knoebels?

Postby Seiko Zoorhess » Tue Feb 15, 2005 11:34 pm

Yeah, that makes sense. Besides, I really don't think any movie has had a daytime scene of a theme park, except for Ghoulies 2, but that was a carnival. It was too small to even have to worry about any outsiders. Heck, it was probably all made for the movie only.

This movie sounds interesting though; I will definitly buy it when it comes out, unless it goes in theatres because then I will go and see it.
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Postby UdoTch » Wed Feb 16, 2005 12:08 am

1) Dorney was probably offering more money then the other parks
2) The movie is set in Allentown [ see alot of allentown sights]

Postby ValleyfairFan » Wed Feb 16, 2005 2:02 am

Dorney offering more money? It usually goes the other way around, usually the movie will pay the park to be able to spend time to film there. In the past it hasn't been uncommon for parks to let films shoot in the park for free if its for a good cause or something along those lines.

Postby dptalon135 » Wed Feb 16, 2005 1:50 pm

Seiko Zoorhess wrote:Yeah, that makes sense. Besides, I really don't think any movie has had a daytime scene of a theme park, except for Ghoulies 2, but that was a carnival.

Plenty of movies feature amusement parks in the day. Rollercoaster is the first that comes to mind...
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Postby Seiko Zoorhess » Wed Feb 16, 2005 3:54 pm

I haven't seen it for a while, but in the movie "Funland" there is daytime scenes too. It's hard to think straight when you are falling asleep posting...

I hope this movie turns out good because it sounds good...
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Postby ouch » Wed Feb 16, 2005 5:02 pm

high noon at mega mountain takes place at an amusement park.. does anyone know what park it was?

Postby insaneaboutdorney » Wed Feb 16, 2005 10:40 pm

Yeah daytime scenes is all I can remember off the top of my head. Roller coaster, daytime at magic mountain. where angels go trouble follows, daytime at dorney. hairspray, daytime at dorney. Kiss meets the phatom of the park, daytime and night at magic mountain. The brady bunch, daytime at kings island. going home, day and nightime in wildwood showing all the piers. There is so many more!!!! Oh yeah joe dirt. didnt they have a daytime scene at a carnival?
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Postby Seiko Zoorhess » Wed Feb 16, 2005 11:13 pm

If anybody ever saw Disney's remake of Mighty Joe Young they filmed a scene at a park, and called it "Ocean Park," which actually burned down in 1949. It burns down in the movie too.

On a side note, they have been using parks in music videos too. In the video Jojo Baby It's You, it takes place in Six Flags in California.

I wonder if they will film Thunderhawk and green screen out Steel Force. I'd like to see that in the movie.
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Postby dannerman » Thu Feb 17, 2005 1:55 am

If they haven't already, then they won't - according to the website, it's already in final edits. As for other movies, it'd depend on what the need for the movie is.

Oh, and just for technicalities, 'green screen' is when the actors perform in a studio, and they add the background or other items into the green area later - not when they digitally take something out of the background (I forget what that's called). I'm not trying to pick on you, just let you know for future reference.

Postby Seiko Zoorhess » Thu Feb 17, 2005 3:09 pm

Yeah, your right. They do greenscreen out of the studio though, like in Resident Evil Apocalypse when Alice runs down the side of a building. She does it for fifty feet, and the rest is greenscreened in, but she wasn't in the studio at all.

Technically I quess they could leave Steel Force in, but if they put Talon or Hydra in the movie it wouldn't make any sense. I doubt they even bothered to film those parts of the park at all though, what for?
Seiko Zoorhess

Postby UdoTch » Thu Feb 17, 2005 6:46 pm

Green Screen is only the name for a colored wall. It can also be blue. A common example of Green Screen Techonology is the weather maps in your local news forecast. They can also be used to add background (ex: the sky outside a cockpit window)

Digitially removing things (I don't know the techinical name) is entirely a different story and much more complex (because you have to remove it, and then put something in its place - and that something has to go with the rest of the picture).

Hope that clears up the picture :?

Postby dorneygal » Fri Feb 18, 2005 12:54 pm

They used the Enterprise as the ride that they try to sneak on and the "chase scene" is running down by the musik express down to the whip...or somewhere around that area. It was shot afterhours and I think it says on the website or something that the reason why they are filming in Allentown was because his wife was from there...dont quote me on that part though!!

Postby Seiko Zoorhess » Fri Feb 18, 2005 7:36 pm

Well besides that (if it is true), what better place to look at old stuff is better than Dorney. They still have a rollercoaster built in 1923, the Whip Ride, and some more things. The only place that could even equal to working out in this movie would be Hershey Park, but I chose Dorney because it probably is easyier to make it look like a carnival, which I believe that is what it is being portrayed as in the movie.
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Postby dannerman » Sat Feb 19, 2005 3:21 am

Hershey would work, and IMO I think that Midway America has a little more of that "carnival feel" to it.

Also, Great Adventure has an Enterprise (they call it "Spinmeister"), Musik Express, and sections that have that carnival feel to it. Also, as stated before, with the right set up of the shots, you wouldn't have any of the coasters or anything in the background. Also, GAdv's ferris wheel (which is right by the Spinmesiter) has a little bit of an older feel to it (not 100% certain when it was built, however).

Let's not forget that according to the movie's website, the majority of shooting took place in July/August. If they wanted to, they could have even shot the movie at The Great Allentown Fair! You can't get much for fair-ish than that :lol:


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