It's not clear enough. Too open to interpretation. This is something the Park need to address before being so critical of their guests. In this scenario though, Shaun knows the official rules, and therefore he is in the wrong. With any other guest, they likely won't be as familliar with the rules, so when there are unclear signs and staff giving out incorrect information, the blame lies solely on the park itself.
Also, the fact that the sign references recording and camera equipment specifically, as opposed to "electronic devices" implies that filming may be allowed. Regular guests wouldn't know any better, and when the staff on the ride tell guests it's fine to film, then there is no reason why anyone would think it is against the rules, for this particular ride.
Just to be clear though, I am not condoning rule breaking whatsoever. But I think what has happened today also highlights the failures of Alton Towers, as well as Shaun's failure in being responsible and setting a positive example to his many, often young and easily influenced followers.
Last edited by Robert.W
on Sun May 13, 2018 11:25 pm, edited 1 time in total.