‘Jobsworth’ Alton Towers employee desperately tries to stop customer filming their £30 ride photo
- Confrontation took place at Alton Towers in Staffordshire after the Nemesis ride
- Footage of the incident at the theme park was uploaded to Facebook yesterday
- Many found the video amusing, shocked at how seriously the man takes his job
- Alton Towers charges £30 on top of its £56 entrance fee to download any photos
A theme park employee has been labelled a ‘jobsworth’ after desperately trying to stop a customer from filming his ride picture in a bid to escape payment.
The confrontation is believed to have taken place at Alton Towers, Staffordshire, which charges £30 on top of its £56 entry fee to download ride photos.
But one cheeky customer – on what is thought to be the Nemesis ride – decided to try filming the board of ride photographs so he did not have to pay.
Ordinarily, customers have to pay on top of their entrance fee for a printed photograph from the ride or for a digital download.
The confrontation is believed to have taken place at Alton Towers, Staffordshire, which charges £30 on top of its £56 entry fee to download ride photos
But this customer, in footage filmed by himself, is seen trying to dodge the hands of a theme park employee in order to get a glimpse of his photograph.
The filmer zooms in on one photo in particular which shows a man waving his arms on the air while on the Nemesis ride.
The employee becomes increasingly irritated by the customer’s actions, having already told him to stop taking photographs.
A woman is then heard laughing as the employee races behind the photo desk to confront the man filming before the video is cut off.
The footage was uploaded to Facebook this week with the caption ‘jobsworth, you must pay for your photos’. It left many commenting on how seriously the employee was taking his job.
David Michael Lax said: ‘Haha. Like the money for the photos goes into his pocket.’
While Helen O’Brien wrote: ‘Proper takes his job seriously doesn’t he.’
The customer, in footage filmed by himself, is seen trying to dodge the hands of a theme park employee in order to get a glimpse of his photograph
When approached for comment, a spokeswoman for Alton Towers said: ‘A visit to Alton Towers is all about families and friends making happy memories and for many guests their ‘on-ride’ photo is a great souvenir of their day.
‘Our display screens are there so guests can review their on-ride photos and several images are usually displayed which can show guests of all ages, including children.
‘We ask guests not to film or photograph the screens to protect the privacy all the guests on display.
‘In this instance, the member of staff had explained this and repeatedly asked the individual not to film the display.
‘We have spoken to our teams to remind them of the reason for our policy, and would ask our guests please to respect staff requests not to film and the privacy of other visitors.’
There are a number of options available to customers at Alton Towers when it comes to photographs of their outing.
These include printed images, key rings and even digital downloads – which come in a digital pass costing £30 for the day.