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Thu
4
Nov '10

When Disney endorsed public humiliation…

SUBMITTED BY: Stacy G.      LOCATION: Orlando, Florida (1976) If only the Puritans knew that their preferred method of torture and humiliation would become a favorite amusement park photo-op centuries later. (Tacky Tourist Photos would love to receive so-called “vintage” travel photos from your childhood, like these Disney pics or this other stockade gem from Williamsburg, […]

Tue
26
Oct '10

Never wear tie-dye to Basic Training

SUBMITTED BY: Ari Zackin      LOCATION: Orlando, Florida (2006) It’s wonderful for Disney to take a pro-military stand! Remember when we played with these Little Green Army Men as kids, tossing pebbles at their helpless platoons? Believe it or not, these toys are now “controversial.” Thanks for sticking up for the troops, Pixar! (The Zackin family […]

Thu
12
Aug '10

Summer Interspecies Romance

SUBMITTED BY: Greg Constantine LOCATION: Glen, NH (2010) Alice knew it would never last. Their forbidden love was awkward, punctuated by her delicate facial hair tickling the flamingo’s razor-sharp beak… If you’d like to read more of this interspecies romance, drop us a line at tackytouristphotos@gmail.com (Greg Constantine is a literature buff and science fiction […]

Mon
26
Jul '10

Fish Bait

SUBMITTED BY: Alyssa and Samantha Jamal   LOCATION: Darien Lake, NY (2009) We’ve seen this fiberglass (?) shark dangling outside water rides at several amusement parks owned by different corporate conglomerates. We’d love to track down the shark factory, because we want one for our living room! Most tourists are happy posing triumphantly NEXT to the […]

Sun
4
Apr '10

Meet the youngest members of the NRA

SUBMITTED BY: Jennifer Howard Heater   LOCATION: Orlando, Florida (1978) Yes, when you go to Walt Disney World or any amusement park, you are expected to temporarily suspend your sense of reality. But back in Ye Olde Days, were bank robbers so bold as to stop by the photography studio (which was a formal ordeal back […]

Wed
17
Mar '10

I’ve got the whole world in my hands… NOT!

SUBMITTED BY: Ankura Singh, Andy Odgren, Debra Cohen LOCATION: Orlando, Florida (2010) Some tourists make trick photography — in this case the “forced perspective” illusion of holding an object — look really easy.  Take a look at the amazing poise and finesse displayed by this casual cliffwalker in Zion National Park and these architecture buffs […]

Thu
25
Feb '10

Tigers and lions and bears, OH MY!

SUBMITTED BY: Ari Zackin   LOCATION: Sarasota, Florida (2010) Contrary to popular belief, a concrete tiger will never hurt you — as long as you leave it alone. (Ari Zackin and his father Mark blog about their travels at http://zackinfamily.wordpress.com )

Mon
8
Feb '10

Good to the last drop!

SUBMITTED BY: Greg Constantine   LOCATION: Orlando, Florida (2009) Having absolutely no fear of public drinking fountains, holding subway poles or sticking his tongue on supermarket carts, Greg eagerly awaits his first taste of germ-covered pretend honey. H1N1 virus be damned! (Filmmaker Greg Constantine, founder and CEO of Galaxy Editing, refuses to vacation at destinations NOT […]

Wed
21
Oct '09

When did Buzz Lightyear become a symbol of brute strength?

SUBMITTED BY: Darren Garnick   LOCATION: Orlando, Florida  (2008) Buzz Lightyear pulled a bait on switch on us, urging my son and I to flex our muscles and then pulling the Fonzie thumbs up pose (a timeless classic you can see duplicated here). Superman flexes his biceps. So does Popeye and the Incredible Hulk.  But since […]