Tape recorders prohibited at Six Flag...

Tape recorders prohibited at Six Flags Great America.

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He who knows

Minneapolis, MN

#1 May 19, 2014
Whoever dreams of tape recording (audio) their parents, relatives, or whoever on the rides, including the big roller coasters, will need to cancel those dreams. Unfortunately, that is correct, tape recorders, including even those pocket sized walkman type recorders, are totally prohibited at Six Flags Great America. And with their highly sensitive metal detectors at the entrances, they will find out if you have it even concealed in your pocket, as the instant the metal detector goes off, they make you empty all of your pockets and bags until you no longer set off the metal detector. Tape recorders and walkmans have metal internal parts that will easily set off those sensitive metal detectors. Even as far back as 2001, someone was reprimanded by Six Flags security for bringing a tape recorder and ordered to put it in a locker outside the park entrance. Also prohibited at Six Flags Great America are CD players, and other items that are likely prohibited include I-pads, laptops, portable video games, and pretty much all electronic items other than possibly cell phones and pagers. Violators will very likely be ejected from the park without a refund.
Hugh Girrod

Milwaukee, WI

#2 May 20, 2014
I think it's been that way since they opened in 76.
I heard it was due to music copyrights.

Oak Lawn, IL

#3 May 24, 2014
Only takes one pole smoker to ruin it for the rest of us .

Since: Jun 14

Springfield, Il

#4 Jul 15, 2014
Every single ride, game, and such at Six Flags Great America is protected by copyright, which is a tremendously serious matter. Yes, that includes all roller coasters, water rides, and all. Videotaping and/or tape recording on those roller coasters can easily constitute what is known as copyright infringement. Copyright infringement will cost you way far more than expulsion from the park; it is in fact a felony punishable by up to five (5) years in prison! Plus there is even up to a $250,000 fine that can be levied for copyright infringement. You can also be charged with piracy, which carries even worse penalties.

Since: Jun 14

Springfield, Il

#5 Jul 15, 2014
Additionally, copyright infringement is even investigated by the FBI!
say wha

Gurnee, IL

#6 Jul 15, 2014
I haven't owned an "audio tape recorder" for 25 years. What other obsolete electronics do you wish you could bring in the park? A Betamax? Atari 2600?
Duck Hook

Waukegan, IL

#7 Jul 16, 2014
USHER 4000 Real to Real...... don't leave home without it.

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