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Re: Photo TR: Every park that we hit in 2009...just about.

Postby milst1 » Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:53 pm

The Bat wrote:Great report Martin!!! You guys had a big year. I really liked some of the choices of the images. Hope to travel and coast with you again soon.

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Re: Photo TR: Every park that we hit in 2009...just about.

Postby GeForce » Sat Feb 20, 2010 12:47 pm

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Re: Photo TR: Every park that we hit in 2009...just about.

Postby milst1 » Sat Feb 20, 2010 1:53 pm

GeForce wrote:Great Photos,

But the Phantasialand Photo is not from 2009 ;)


I'm not getting the smiley...Do I know the poster? Yes, it is 2009. We moved to Holland on January 2, 2009, and a couple of weeks later, the great Leon S. of TPR Tokyo Trip 2008 picked us up at Breda Station and drove us to Bruhl, home of Phantasialand!
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Re: Photo TR: Every park that we hit in 2009...just about.

Postby Taylor Finn » Sat Feb 20, 2010 9:34 pm

Gardaland... Firstly, where is that located? More importantly, I have a roller coaster book from, eh, 2008. It mentions the idea of a screaming squirrel prototype. I'm assuming the coaster shown in the picture is the final product of the screaming squirrel? Like a wild mouse that flips you upside down.

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Re: Photo TR: Every park that we hit in 2009...just about.

Postby milst1 » Sun Feb 21, 2010 1:52 am

Taylor Finn wrote:Gardaland... Firstly, where is that located? More importantly, I have a roller coaster book from, eh, 2008. It mentions the idea of a screaming squirrel prototype. I'm assuming the coaster shown in the picture is the final product of the screaming squirrel? Like a wild mouse that flips you upside down.


Gardaland is in Castelnuovo del Garda in northern Italy, right here on a Google map, approximately equidistant from Milano and Bologna. We flew into Bologna so that we could go from Mirabilandia (in Ravenna) to catch our return flight.

Yes, that was the Screaming Squirrel prototype, named Sequoia Adventure, and if you look at the Flamingo Land picture, that is the current generation of that coaster, Mumbo Jumbo, which is S&S Power's El Loco model. Indiana Beach has one called Steel Hawg.

Unfortunately, both types are lacking, IMHO. The Screaming Squirrel was braked so much that you're spending a lot of time hanging upside down. Quite slow. The new version has some of the same problems: a bit too slow and upside-down hang time embeds the restraints into your shoulders. But it is a nifty ride nonetheless, just not my cup of tea. Sequoia Adventure is definitely nice to look at, with every round support painted to look like a giant California redwood.

Incidentally, there's a fantastic review of Mumbo Jumbo in First Drop Magazine.
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Re: Photo TR: Every park that we hit in 2010...just about.

Postby milst1 » Sun Dec 26, 2010 9:05 am

Happy Holidays, everyone!

It's that time of year: Every park that we hit in 2010...71(!) parks...one photo per park, and excluding Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels, Texas, as it's exclusively a water park.

Overall, I think the quality of the photography is lacking this year, maybe just because we went to too many damn parks.

Notable this year that two of the parks we visited no longer exist, although one was really just an FEC.

Anyway, thanks for checking it out.

(Just added a forgotten park at the end!)
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Plopsaland Hasselt
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Disneyland
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Disney's California Adventure
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Universal Studios Hollywood
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Six Flags Magic Mountain (WCB)
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Alton Towers
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Camelot Theme Park
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Lightwater Valley
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Pleasure Island Family Theme Park
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Fantasy Island (UK)
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Botton's Pleasure Beach
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Drayton Manor
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West Midlands Safari & Leisure Park
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Blackbeard's Cave
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Funtown Pier
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Knott's Berry Farm (Whoops, should have come after SFMM, also WCB)
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Jenkinson's Boardwalk
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Keansburg
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Bonbon Land
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Bakken
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Tivoli Gardens
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Fun City (Sweden)
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Liseberg
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Fårup Sommerland
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Tivoli Karolinelund (Founded by the Lind Family in 1946 - Defunct 2010)
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Tivoli Friheden
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Djurs Sommarland
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Six Flags America
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Canobie Lake Park
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Wild Adventures
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Dixieland Fun Park
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Six Flags Over Georgia
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Six Flags Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom
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Magic Forest Park
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Jeepers! (Albany, NY - Just found out: Defunct!)
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Clementon Park & Splash World
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Luna Park (Coney Island)
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Six Flags Fiesta Texas
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Sea World San Antonio
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Nickelodeon Universe (TPR Middle America Tour)
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Adventureland (IA) (TPR Middle America Tour)
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Hoffman's Playland (another oops, should be after Magic Forest)
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Worlds of Fun (TPR Middle America Tour)
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Silver Dollar City (TPR Middle America Tour)
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Six Flags St. Louis (TPR Middle America Tour)
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Holiday World (TPR Middle America Tour)
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Indiana Beach (TPR Middle America Tour)
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Six Flags Great America (TPR Middle America Tour)
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Mount Olympus (TPR Middle America Tour)
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Timber Falls Adventure Park (TPR Middle America Tour)
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Knuckleheads (TPR Middle America Tour)
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Valleyfair! (TPR Middle America Tour)
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Speelpark Duinen Zathe
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Speelstad Oranje
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Drouwenerzand Attractiepark
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Hansa Park
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Heide Park
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Wiener Prater
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Vidámpark
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Sea World Orlando
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Universal Islands of Adventure
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Universal Studios Orlando
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Magic Kingdom
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Old Town
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Fun Spot USA
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Busch Gardens Tampa
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EPCOT
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Parque Warner Madrid
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Parque de Atracciones Madrid
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Current 2018 Park Count: 81

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Re: Photo TR: Every park that we hit in 2010...just about.

Postby larrygator » Sun Dec 26, 2010 1:31 pm

Nice Martin - now just waiting for another Photo TR to read your opinions about Wiener Prater.
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Re: Photo TR: Every park that we hit in 2010...just about.

Postby milst1 » Sun Dec 26, 2010 5:48 pm

larrygator wrote:Nice Martin - now just waiting for another Photo TR to read your opinions about Wiener Prater.


I could have sworn that I did a Wiener Prater report but I can't find it so I guess I didn't! Prater was okay...we loved the scenic railway and the nature park and the atmosphere and the food. But the park is definitely run down. The Zamperla flying was down because of the accident but we couldn't find any physical evidence of the accident even though 3 people were injured. I'm having deja vu because I thought I wrote about all this already.

Anyway, thanks for looking Larry. This 69 photo thing took a long time.
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Current 2018 Park Count: 81

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Re: Photo TR: Every park that we hit in 2010...just about.

Postby jray21 » Fri Dec 31, 2010 12:38 pm

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I didn't know Ashley got so dressed up at SFGA! :lmao:

Wow, that's a ton of parks! Great pictures! How many of them were new parks for you?
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Re: Photo TR: Every park that we hit in 2010...just about.

Postby cal1br3tto » Fri Dec 31, 2010 1:13 pm

^I had the same thought when I first saw that photo! :lmao:

Great photo choices! It was fun seeing the familiar and the not-so-familiar. Looks like you had a great park season!
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