The Official TPR Spain & Mini-Europe Trip 2007 Thread

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The Official TPR Spain & Mini-Europe Trip 2007 Thread

Postby robbalvey » Fri Jun 29, 2007 3:19 pm

WE ARE IN SPAIN!!!

Yes, that is right! The TPR Spain Trip 2007 has officially begun!

Part 1 - Arrival and Parque de Atracciones Madrid w/ Abismo Video (Scroll Down)
Part 2 - Isla Magica w/ SLC Video
Part 3 - Back to Parque de Atracciones Madrid!
Part 4 - Parque de Atracciones Zaragoza w/ Bouncy Bouncy Video!
Part 5 - PortAventura Photos!
Part 6 - More PortAventura Photos & Furius Baco Video!
Part 7 - Tibidabo Photos
Part 8 - Festilandia & Benidorm
Part 9 - Terra Mitica Photos and Magnus Colossus Video
Part 10 - Parque Warner Madrid w/ Superman Video


Mini-Europe Trip:
Part 1 - Klotten, Germany Photos
Part 2 - Tripsdrill, Germany - Photos & Coaster POV Video
Part 3 - Holiday Park, Germany Photos & Coaster Video
Part 4 - Toverland Update with Troy POV Video
Part 5 - Phantasialand Photos

After a bit of some trouble with our arrival flight (we were 6 hours delayed in Newark), we arrived in plenty of time to meet and greet everyone on the trip and head out to our "Day Zero" (un-official first day of the trip) destination "Parque de Atracciones Madrid." All I'm going to say about our day here is that we had nearly a Magic Springs "stuck upside down" moment. (you need to watch the video and you'll find out the story!)

Overall it was a really great day! Over half of the trip members arrived in time for this bonus day at the park (we'll be back there again on Sunday). All the coasters were running and the park was EMPTY!

I will spare you all the random details and just get right to the photos. We will be doing daily photo (and video if possible) "mini" updates, and will do a full blown HUGE MO-FO trip update when we get back.

So for now....enjoy! =)[/youtube]
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On our flight to Newark we had "Pizza In A Bag." It was most awesome.
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Although our flight to Madrid wasn't so cool. It kept getting pushed back and finally took off at 4am, 6 hours late. :(
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They did give us meal vouchers, so at 1:15am Jeff had a deep fried ham & cheese sandwich and a bottle of ketchup. DEATH!!!
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We sat another couple of hours until we finally boarded. Once on the flight, it did go pretty smoothly and we got into Madrid just fine...
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Hey! Those guys look oddly familiar!
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Ed found Oreos and he was happy. But the picture of Lou has "Wes Photoshop me" written ALL over it! =)
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Back at the hotel it's time to welcome the rest of the trip members and head out to the first park!
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Today was a little different instead of heading out on a bus, we decided to take the train....and....um.....see how many TPR memebers we can decapitate at once!
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"Ok, who farted?"
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Yay! We have made it to our first park! Part 1 of Parque de Atracciones Madrid. (We're back here on Sunday with the entire group!)
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This is one of those "X-Coaster" thingy's that just got stuck upside down at Magic Springs...I hope we have better luck!
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After the Drayton Manor one we rode last year, we were really dreading this ride, but honestly, it was REALLY good!!! That airtime hill is INSANE!
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"Um...it is supposed to stop like this?" Would you believe it....WE BROKE the coaster!!!! (Watch the video for proof!) =)
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We got in all the other credits...BIG thumbs up to Tarantula....
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Torando was fun and "Scaffolding Free" this year!
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The "Lou's Boob" credit was worth the 2 E-Tickets...
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...and honestly Bob, Kristie was falling down and everyone was just trying to help her stay up!
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The "Shooting 4D Motion theater" was way too bizarre to even describe. All I know is that it shook a lot, some very random western amimations popped up with pictures of us, and Jay got turned into a Donkey!!! WTF?!?!
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"Touch my A$$ again punk and I'll pump you full of lead!"
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Nothing says "traditional Spanish cuisine" like theme park pizza! =)
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Back in the hotel, time to pack all 48 people into the elevator, get some rest, and it's off to Isla Magica tomorrow!
Check back tomorrow night for more updates!

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Postby Stitch » Fri Jun 29, 2007 3:26 pm

This is a cool shot =)

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Postby thefitness » Fri Jun 29, 2007 3:33 pm

^Agreed!

Awesome first update!

Sucks about the delayed flight, hopefully everyone makes it safely!


EDIT: Just watched the video..was that really the first coaster of the trip?!?! :lmao:

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Postby robbalvey » Fri Jun 29, 2007 3:43 pm

^ Yes! It was our first coaster of the trip...and we broke it! And John and his Camera of Doom was nowhere around!!!!

Scary! =)

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Postby thefitness » Fri Jun 29, 2007 3:46 pm

Haha! How crazy is that!?

Have fun guys! I'm looking forward to these updates.

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Postby coasterJunkie94 » Fri Jun 29, 2007 4:08 pm

I wanna go to Spain!

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Postby Daleyboy » Fri Jun 29, 2007 4:08 pm

Have fun you guys!

Keep the updates coming! =)

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Postby coasterJunkie94 » Fri Jun 29, 2007 4:09 pm

That was pretty cool and that x coaster was pretty screwed up looking :lmao:

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Postby jbuck » Fri Jun 29, 2007 4:10 pm

Hopefully this isn't a sign for things to come.
I refuse to proofread this. All typos are artistic license.

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Postby CommanderLock » Fri Jun 29, 2007 4:10 pm

If you can survive Newark going out, you may not survive the coming in when you get back. The baggage claims are a nightmare there. :lmao:
Great TR so far...one broken X-Car...at least it wasn't upside down.

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