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Tue
18
Dec '12

Fairy Tale Casualty

SUBMITTED BY: Peter and Nancy B.   LOCATION: Glen, New Hampshire (2012) “Police described the vehicle as plump and orange with no license plates…”  (Sorry, we can’t be any more clever than that. Vehicular homicide and drunk driving jokes don’t play well with our demographic).

Fri
6
Jan '12

I dare you to bite my finger!

SUBMITTED BY: Allison Scott    LOCATION: Orlando, Florida (2012) Allison’s father, David, looks more like he is mocking the facial expressions of the T-Rex than he is acting terrified. (David Meerman Scott is the author of “The New Rules of Marketing & PR.”)

Mon
31
Oct '11

Battle of the Bunny

SUBMITTED BY: George Scully  LOCATION: Winchester, Virginia (2011) At Dinosaur Land, the most fearsome place in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, no one is safe. Not even pink little bunnies. (Fascinated by giant mutant insects?  Check out the Tough Guy Butterfly).

Sat
3
Sep '11

Channeling Peter Pan

  SUBMITTED BY: Noelle Boc and Isabelle    LOCATION: Orlando, Florida (2011) Just like Buzz Lightyear’s muscle flexing sessions, Peter Pan teaches Walt Disney World visitors how to be confident and sassy. The key is making a fist as you put your hands on your hips and stick your chest out. Captain Hook would be very [...]

Wed
31
Aug '11

Winner of the Sphinx Rodeo

SUBMITTED BY: Ari G.  LOCATION: Glen, NH (2011) New Hampshire, home of Story Land‘s Sphinx, is a helluva lot safer than Cairo right now. (Ari G. is a frequent Tacky Tourist Photo contributor who has munched the World’s Largest Box of Popcorn and bench pressed the Liberty Bell. His favorite ride is Splash Battle: Pharaoh’s [...]

Thu
11
Aug '11

Warning to Cher: The pitfalls of plastic surgery

SUBMITTED BY: Gerry Cronin   LOCATION: Canobie Lake Park, Salem, NH (2011) Sonny & Cher, icons of cheesy 1970s entertainment, would be horrified by how they are being immortalized in a New Hampshire amusement park. The late Congressman Bono looks like one of those overstuffed pantyhose puppets. And Cher’s hair looks like vinyl siding. No amount [...]

Thu
7
Jul '11

Amusement Parks Make Me Hungry

SUBMITTED BY: Ari Garnick   LOCATION: Salem, NH (2011) Imagine what this box would cost at the movies, where we just shelled out $7 for a large (free refills didn’t ease the pain)! Does Canobie Lake Park boast the World’s Largest Box of Popcorn? We filed an official inquiry with the Popcorn Board, the industry trade [...]

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 [...]