Monday, August 07, 2006

Minebuster @ Wonderland

Along with some cousins and friends, went up the Minebuster ride on Canada's Wonderland with a handheld camera. After waiting what seemed like eons, we sat in the front seat.

Ride Operator [a 18-something girl]: You are not allowed to operate a camera like that on the ride.

Cousin [ever the flirt]: Why don't you take her video? She has a beautiful smile.

I turned the video camera to her. She did'nt notice that I was NOT recording yet. She gave the most dazzling smile and said "Ok but if you lose it, it's your fault."

Since it was my cousin's camera I just nodded ok. We went up.

The camera stored the movie into two parts. I wanted to upload part 2, which contained reactions of the various people on the ride as I turned the camera back to them, but I don't think the females in our group would be too pleased to see their 'ooooh', 'aaaah' and 'holy f*** that was awesome' broadcast all over the net. So if anyone can recommend an easy movie editor for 'asf' movies email me so I can edit out some parts and the ride can be seen to its conclusion.

Oh, the clouds decided to block the sun just as we went up. Aaagh!



NAB said...

need to meet that cousin of yours. hershey park is better though. oye, still going to NY?

mezba said...

haha Nowal.. i wud introduce u.. that cuz's married. needless to say 'love' marriage...

and for some reason he has become better at that 'art' even since :-)

'liya said...

This is great! I'm going to Wonderland on Friday and I want to try something like this, but I don't think I'd have the strength to hold up a camera when my hands are tightly gripping the bar :D

mezba said...

liya: our video camera was small (could fit in the palm of one hand) and had a long cord which I wrapped tightly around my hand. Make sure it's very tight and secure.

Also, try to hide it from the ride operators. Now as there are more crowds they get crankier.

Squeeky said...

Assalaamu Alaikum :)

Oh my goodness wow! You guys were actually able to video tape a rollercoaster experience! I remember the same message was given when I was waiting in line for The Bat. Good job!