Photo TR: Eric's European Theme Park Journey

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Re: Photo TR: Eric's European Theme Park Journey

Postby coastercrutchfield » Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:34 am

I've always wanted to ride Bluefire. This makes me want to go even more! :b

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Re: Photo TR: Eric's European Theme Park Journey

Postby live2tell75 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:22 pm

Our last day in Germany our tour visited another beautifully themed park, Phantasialand. The park featured a very whimsical theme. The coasters were all great and this place had a lot of charm. We stayed on property at the amazingly beautiful African themed hotel, Matamba. Along with Europa Park, both of these 2 parks have moved dangerously close to DisneySEA as being two of my all time favorite parks! First up, Hotel Matamba!
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Our hotel during our stay, Matamba at Pantasialand.
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The detailing of the hotel was fantastic.
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Hotel lobby.
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Looking down into the lobby.
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Looking up.
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Inside Fran and my room.
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Our roller coaster lover's dream view from our room!
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My awesome bed.
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Except for this.
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A closer look. Since I don't like snakes, I'm glad I didn't notice this till the next morning. But actually this shows how much detailing was put into creating this hotel.
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The second bedroom.
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More of the outside of the hotel.
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Coming up, our day at Phantasialand. Stay tuned!
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Re: Photo TR: Eric's European Theme Park Journey

Postby triggernel » Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:58 pm

That looks like an awesome hotel!

Keep the updates rolling :b
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Re: Photo TR: Eric's European Theme Park Journey

Postby GeorgeT » Thu Jul 29, 2010 5:48 am

Wooooooooow...

Best coverage of Hotel Matamba I´ve seen so far. GREAT DONE !

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Re: Photo TR: Eric's European Theme Park Journey

Postby live2tell75 » Thu Jul 29, 2010 10:02 am

Thanks guys!

^^I'll try to post Phantasialand later tonight when I get home from work.

^Glad I have a Blue Fire buddy! :)

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Re: Photo TR: Eric's European Theme Park Journey

Postby larrygator » Thu Jul 29, 2010 11:27 am

I'm a Blue Fire buddy also. I loved Blue Fire

Glad you posted the room pictures from Hotel Matamba. I was just thinking about that room the other day and couldn't remember where my roommate slept. I knew I had the big bed and my rememberance was that there was not another bed in the room. Then you reminded me of the cave room.
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Re: Photo TR: Eric's European Theme Park Journey

Postby live2tell75 » Thu Jul 29, 2010 7:52 pm

Our last day in Germany our tour visited another beautifully themed park, Phantasialand. The park featured a very whimsical theme. The coasters were all great. Had great ERT on Black Mamba and Winjas. All I can say about these 2 coasters is wow! I loved all the unique elements of WInjas, a definite favorite of mine.And Black Mamba, loved the way it interacted with it's surroundings! Onto the photos!
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On our way back to ERT for Black Mamba.
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The African section of the park, like our hotel, Matamba was well done.
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Almost to Black Mamba!
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Andrew was happy to ride Black Mamba.
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During ERT on Black Mamba.
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What a fantastic ride!
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The other gorgeous on-property hotel, Ling Bao.
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Ling Bao hotel.
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Amazing details!
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Ling Bao borders the Chinatown section of the park,
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Inside Chinatown.
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More of Chinatown.
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Inside this building featured another cool Madhouse attraction.
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A whimsical area of the park, Wuze Town.
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Re: Photo TR: Eric's European Theme Park Journey

Postby live2tell75 » Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:05 pm

Phantasialand cont.
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Inside Wuze Town.
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Home to the unique coasters, Winjas: Fear and Force!
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Winjas got a thumbs up from Alfredo and Andrew.
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More whimsical theming of Wuze Town.
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The southwest section featured a very good mine dark ride.
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Colorado Adventure (aka Michael Jackson Thrill Ride) was a fun mine train coaster.
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The dueling log flumes!
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I LOVED Talocan! It was a pretty intense top spin!
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The park had an old wacky shack type attraction.
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I forgot how these attractions really mess with your equilibrium!
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Re: Photo TR: Eric's European Theme Park Journey

Postby live2tell75 » Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:15 pm

Cont.
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Mystery Castle looms in the background.
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I loved Mystery Castle, a indoor highly themed drop ride.
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The queue for Mystery Castle traveled through rooms featuring scenes like this one.
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River Quest was a different kind of themed river rapids ride.
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Alfredo and I on River Quest.
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The girls came prepared.
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River Quest featured lots of really cool elements not found on to many rapids rides.
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The splash battle boat ride.
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We didn't really battle anyone, so we had our own splash battle on our side of the boat.
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I see you hiding Spaceship Earth wannabe!
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Favorite area of the park, Old Berlin.
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This area of the park had a lot of charm.
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Loved that the park had costumed people wandering the streets.
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Absolutely gorgeous!
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The group enjoyed the cooling fountains,
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More of Old Berlin - kind of freaky how washed out this photo is, its like the end of the street just vanishes!
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More of Old Berlin.
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I don't usually go gaga for carousels, but this took the cake! That's it for this update. Next up our last park day on the trip. =( Stay Tuned!
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Re: Photo TR: Eric's European Theme Park Journey

Postby triggernel » Thu Jul 29, 2010 9:56 pm

Is it just me or does this park look as nice as Epcot?

Very cool update! :b
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