Who won today's battle of theme park publicity photos?
Just about every day, theme parks send out publicity photos of various visitors and goings-on at their parks. Typically, the photos don't particularly reflect the "guest experience" you'd have at the park, so I ignore them most of the time.
But today seems to have been a more-spirited-than-usual battle among the Southern California theme park PR folks. So I turn to you, the Theme Park Insider readers, to pick a winner:
Six Flags Magic Mountain kicked it off with teen singer and perpetual Twitter trending topic Justin Bieber:
SeaWorld's usually good for some cute animals, but today the San Diego park also went with the celebrity angle, featuring former Daily Show and Hot Tub Time Machine star Rob Corddry, with Clyde of Sea Lions Live:
Finally, Disney unveiled the "test" vehicle for Radiator Springs Racers at Disney's California Adventure. Well, half of it, anyway:
What say you?
It really depends on how you define "winner." In terms of sheer quality of the shot (composition plus artistic expression), I'd have to give kudos to the half-unveiled race car pic. The way the background objects are nicely centered in the shot, plus the half-lifted tarp contrasting with the flame-red body of the car, gives an impression of anticipation, of much excitement to come.
The winner is quite clearly Disneyland.
Justin Bieber is only around because of publicity, not talent. This is just feeding into him more than Magic Mountain. The Hot Tub movie is pretty much over, too.
No, Justin Bieber dosen't deserve such an awesome ride!!!
I love the Car photo because it very closely mimics the original teaser poster for the movie. Unfortunately, I think the winner is Six Flags. No matter how you feel about the kid, Robert pretty much hit it on the head when he called him a "perpetual Twitter trending topic."
I'll go with the Sea World pic because I see personality in the subjects. Even Clyde has a gleam in his eye. It looks like they are having fun and it translates through the lens, even though the shoot might have been more painstaking than it would appear. Good picture of half the car (it also has a smile), but composition aside, it doesn't interest me personally.
I like the seaworld one because it's the best composed, but my vote went to disneyland because it speaks to magic in the future!
I agree the Sea World one just has that gleam to it. Sea Lions are awesome and both he and the actor look like they are having fun. The other ones are too generic(although nice to see the prototype Cars vehicle).
I like the one with Justine Bieber. I think that she is really cute. I can't wait to watch her fill out as she gets older.
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