Photo TR: Divv's Scandinavian Adventure

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Photo TR: Divv's Scandinavian Adventure

Postby Divv3k » Wed Oct 07, 2009 11:04 am

Hello everyone, welcome to yet another Divv Photo TR. You might not have been expecting this one for a few months since my Europe TR was more of a mid-season replacement last year. However, I have a potential trip to California coming up in December and if I don’t do this TR before that trip then one of the trips will not get a TR (evidenced by my lack of Orlando Halloween TR last year). And I took way too many photos in Scandi not to do one of these. And when I say I took way too many photos, I really mean it. I think in Europe I took something like 800, in Midwest maybe 300. In Scandi for some reason I took about 3000, I don’t know why or how but that’s how many photos I ended up with. I’ve spent a great deal of time sorting through them and making a report out of them, hopefully none of the updates will get too long and will be somewhat entertaining!

UPDATE LIST:
Day 0 - THE JOURNEY TO SCANDI (below)
Day 1, Part 1 - BONBON-LAND
Day 1, Part 2 - INTERNATIONAL SNACK TRADE!
Day 2 - TIVOLI GARDENS
Day 3 - BAKKEN
Day 4, Part 1 - HANSA PARK
Day 4, Part 2 - KARAOKE BAR!
Day 5, Part 1 - SOMMERLAND SYD
Day 5, Part 2 - LEGOLAND BILLUND
Day 6, Part 1 - FARUP SOMMERLAND
Day 6, Part 2 - TIVOLI FRIHEDEN
Day 7, Part 1 - DJURS SOMMERLAND
Day 7, Part 2 - KAROLINELUND
Day 8, Part 1 - TUSENFRYD
Day 8, Part 2 - GOTHENBURG DRINKING TIME!
Day 9, Part 1 - BALDER WELCOME RECEPTION!
Day 9, Part 2 - LISEBERG
Day 10, Part 1 - SKARA SOMMERLAND
Day 10, Part 2 - WORLD'S LARGEST IKEA!
Day 10, Part 3 - GRONA LUND (I)
Day 11, Part 1 - GRONA LUND (II)
Day 11, Part 2 - OVERNIGHT FERRY!
Day 12, Part 1 - POWER PARK (I)
Day 12, Part 2 - POWER PARK (II)
Day 13 - TPR GRAND PRIX & POWER PARK (III)
Day 14 - SARKANNIEMI
Day 15 - LINNANMAKI
Day 16 - THE JOURNEY HOME


To borrow a trait from Dave’s awesome TRs here are the rules of Divv park visits and Photo Trip Reports:

- Fire, ducks, lightning and mist photos should be included wherever possible because they are the greatest things that any park attraction can include.
- Photos of Mike creaming up should always be included
- If Erik expresses interest in any type of new sweet foodstuff then it should be documented
- If Lou rides a powered coaster a photo of her flicking her leg backwards before she boards must be taken
- If anyone passes something featuring the logo of their employer then a photo of said person with said logo must be included
- Photos of TPDave should utilize TPCaptions whenever possible.
- If Dave Fudge encounters a lamp post then you should always adhere to his demands of getting a photo of him sodomising said lamp post.
- If Ben attempts to eat anything that is over 48 hours old then it must be documented.
- If whilst browsing a gift shop an item of paraphenelia sporting the word "Louise" is encountered and someone who is christened with the same forename is in proximity then a photo containing both of these entities should be taken.
- If Scottish Steve gets within 300 yards of a ghost train or haunted house then photos of his apprehension are mandatory
- If there is a possibility of Southern Steve dancing then video recording and photo capturing devices must be at the ready
- Similarly, if there is a possibility of trip goers indulging in karaoke recording devices should be on hand.
- In the unlikely event that Brent is first in line for ERT or in the front row of a coaster then photographic evidence of this rare occurrence must be obtained.
- Bar photos must be taken.
- The most important rule of all Divv Photo TRs is of course the stipulation that each update should conclude with what has been affectionately dubbed by many as “The Divv Shot”.


We do not know why these rules exist, only that they do and that we must never question them.

With all of that legal mumbo jumbo out the way let’s get to the TR!

Our Scandinavian Adventure begins in the luxurious confines of British Airways’ swanky new Terminal 5 where about a fifth of the trip goers were congregating to take the same flight over to Copenhagen.

I’ll let the photos tell the rest of this story…
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Our adventure begins at the super cool T5 at London Heathrow!
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First stop – THE BAR! (Where else for the Brit Crew plus special guests Miles & Michael???)
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OMG, how skinny has TPDave gotten??? Let’s see if he still looks like this by the end of the trip!
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How good is it that I can practice all my faiths in one place?!
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According to Lou these are the best hand dryers in the world. They use plane engines or something.
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Steve? Steve? Has anyone seen Steve???
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Mike is one of the many iPhone snobs we have with us!
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Did you know when this little bear dude was born? Tell Southern Steve and he’ll give you some chocolate. Seriously!
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Mike likes his food uncomplicated so he will only EAT at EAT.
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This device is very important for making sure all the planes get where they’re going and don’t explode and stuff.
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Okay, enough messing about the airport, let’s go to Scandi!!!
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Brad loves going down… escalators. (Get used to captions like that)
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Yay we’re in the sky!!! Thanks BA!
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Of course these guys all load up on the free beer!
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Looks like Denmark to me! Quality.
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TPDave only buys liquor that matches his clothes so this was just perfect for him.
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Yes, we’re at Copenhagen! Time for some TPR insanity!!!
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Let the fun begin!

The first park is BonBon-Land and that update will be up soon!
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Postby TPDave » Wed Oct 07, 2009 11:52 am

YAY for Divv TR's!!

Bar a few interesting pictures of me, it's looking great!

Can't wait for more :)
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Postby coaster_dude2002 » Wed Oct 07, 2009 4:13 pm

Yay the TR has started! Can't wait for the rest.

Bring on Copenhagen! :)

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Postby Ryancrash » Wed Oct 07, 2009 4:25 pm

Yeah, Scandinavia! This was such an awesome trip. I wanna go back NOW! The TR's off to a great start - and I'm sure looking forward to the rest of it.

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Postby thrillerman1 » Wed Oct 07, 2009 9:53 pm

Rock it Divv...can't wait to see more!

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Postby Moose » Thu Oct 08, 2009 5:35 am

Thanks Divv. I loved this trip and it'll be great to relive it again.

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Postby Divv3k » Thu Oct 08, 2009 12:36 pm

Day 1 – BONBON-LAND

Our first day of the trip took us to BonBon-Land, a quality little park I first visited a year ago. The place is famous for it’s non-PC characters which seem to have been toned down a bit in the last year but not completely. If you look around enough you’ll still find those massive exposed boobs or peeing ant.

BonBon-Land is home to the world’s first Eurofighter, which of course we had ERT on. Seemed to be running a lot better this year than last, or maybe I’m just getting really used to Eurofighters. Regardless, it was good fun for ERT as was the Gerstlauer spinner which actually spun a bit too much for my liking but made for some great ERT. Definitely Gerstlauer’s best spinning effort that I’ve tried.

New since my last visit was Viktor Vandorm, a Zierer family coaster with a mile long train. For a relocated coaster they did a really good job of shoehorning it into the park and making it look like it had been there all along.

BonBon-Land really is about all the quirky bits of fun like the obstacle courses and randomly themed flats, for a group of people like TPR it really was the perfect park to start the trip with!
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We’re at BonBon-Land, and of course we’re in the park way before anyone else!
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What better ERT to start the trip off with than Dog Fart?
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I can’t wait to see some Dog Fart in the Raw!
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Erik just loves he part where he gets smothered with fart.
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Next up for ERT was the Gerstlauer spinner Han-Katten.
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This ride is great, especially during ERT when you can try out all those different people combos to get maximum spin.
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Russ and Bill are excited for some crazy spinning action.
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Spinny, spin, spin, spin, spin, spin.
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Ben’s breakfast pear didn’t quite enjoy morning ERT. He ate it anyway. But not because he likes snacks.
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Still in ERT, we’ve moved onto Vild-Svinnet – the Eurofighter!
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This is the one that started it all for the Eurofighters. It’s a good ride, though you can tell how far they’ve come from this.
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Yeah, it does that upside down thing that coasters are supposed to do.
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"Stroke your chin if you played with yourself this morning!"
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Lou enjoys squeezing into small spaces.
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These people are not special. Not one bit.
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New this year is Viktor Von Doom the ride! Credit for me! Woo!
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Say hello to everyone on the world’s longest train!
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Brad always likes to partake in a bit of communal airwanking.
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Welcome to Lou's Extremely Made Over home.
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Stacey, how hot is your man here? Bet you wish you were here now!
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Look, no hands on the chair swing! These aren’t your everyday parkgoers.
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I love how BonBon-Land take these bog standard rides and then stick huge and hilarious things like this right on top of them!
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You’ll find that most parks in Denmark have at least one “play area”.
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Which works out pretty good for us!
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”There’s definitely more week old fruit up there? Right?”
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Super Fun Happy Slides greatly excite Russ seeing as on the Non-Super Fun Happy ones his feet typically hit the ground before he starts moving.
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Super Fun Happy Slide POV!!!
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Mike loves coming on these trips so that he can hang around.
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Another spinning flat ride and another photo of people who AREN’T me riding!
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Here's a behind the scenes look at those wacky Southern Steve photo shoots. Although without audio it loses a lot of effect.
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Whilst there definitely wasn’t the same amount of boobs that we saw last year there was still plenty of that non-PC stuff to make you laugh!
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I mean does it get more non-PC and suggestive than this?
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This shot is right out the Shawn Goode school of photography.
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Speaking of Shawn…
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I’ve rode my fair share of chicken themed Disk-Os at every other park that has them so I sat this one out.
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Fat boat!!!
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Here's some porn for Elissa.
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SKLOOSH!
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Ever since I was a kid I wanted to go Beaver Rafting.
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Steve at the time didn’t realized the cataclysmic dangers of sitting next to Ben on a water ride.
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New since my last visit here is something that every place should have and that’s a FANTASY WORLD!
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Scottish Steve has roots in this place. I’ll prove it later.
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I never knew you could play the guitar, Mike!
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Don’t squish me giant Santa! Please?!
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Mike is saving the earth one tiny polar bear at a time.
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Have you ever seen a more trauamatised pair in your life? No? I didn’t think so!
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Mike loves crawling down dark dank holes.
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Lou’s special, so special.
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Something that EVERY park needs – a ball pit. We spent an age in here attacking each other with our balls.
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I’m telling you, it’s real candy!
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The Road Show is in town! That’s why there’s a bit of a line for this ride.
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Hey, it’s our resident Flower Pot Men!
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Jason doesn’t know quite what to expect from the Super DUPER Fun Happy Slide.
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Do Slides get any more Super Fun than this one?
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Finally we’ve found some boobs!
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Though TP doesn’t care about the boobs today!
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You know any other park would theme their pirate ship to well, pirates, or a boat, or maybe even a banana. But not BonBon-Land!
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Look real close and you’ll see that Steve is experiencing scare number 773 of the trip!
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The long lines of TPR members attempting to avoid certain death on the obstacle courses would become something of a theme.
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Scare number 1365.
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The REAL reason why BonBon-Land is Divv approved!!!
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Mike and Brad have beer, Steve does not. Point and laugh. I said point and laugh!
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Woo, snack time. And not just any snack time either – it’s Doritos snack time!!!
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Woohoo! This is a nice teaser for what’s to come next:
International Snack Trade featuring Divv’s Doritos of the World!!!

Bet you’re excited!!!
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Postby SteveC » Thu Oct 08, 2009 2:26 pm

Dude- you are without a doubt too cool for school! - loving the TR and remember - no video of me is GOOD. Looking forward to a catch up next weekend kiddo!

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Postby TPDave » Thu Oct 08, 2009 4:44 pm

Awesome stuff Divv! I love the shot of Brad fighting for survival hanging from the ropes.

Snack trading pictures will be epic!
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Postby rollin_n_coastin » Thu Oct 08, 2009 8:14 pm

Divv, this is fantastic! Those are some great shots.

I can't believe I forgot my camera on Bon Bon Land day but this more than makes up for it.

Oh, in the end, the Super DUPER happy fun slide was, well, just that.

Definitely great re-living this. Since even you started, no excuse not to start mine at some point in 2010, perhaps with some dancing Steve footage? lol

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