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Postby JamminJ » Sat Jun 30, 2007 2:41 pm

thrillerman1 wrote:Hay James...Hay Jammin Jay. Hope y'all are having a blast and taking me lots of pics. Have FUN!



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Postby Macca1111 » Sat Jun 30, 2007 2:48 pm

When I read a six hour delay, I knew you were in Newark. I've never talked to anyone who's made it out of that airport on time. You were lucky to get meal vouchers - when we were stuck, all of the shops closed down! Awesome pictures - made me want to go to Spain again!

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Postby OldJJman » Sat Jun 30, 2007 3:30 pm

CoasterFanatic wrote:Did Jeff dye his hair? He is looking pretty youthful in these photos.

.. or is it just plugs.



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Postby Nrthwnd » Sat Jun 30, 2007 3:32 pm

I thought it was Photoshop, m'self....

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Postby Duane » Sat Jun 30, 2007 3:42 pm

disneyfan1313 wrote:That was awesome! Is it supposed to go back through the station like that or is that what caused it to go down?


The one here in Arkansas does the same thing. It's not an extended version, but the first time it roars through the station it goes up the lift hill and free-falls back through the station. Then on the final trip through the station it heads back up the lift hill and the chain catches it, after a few seconds the chain lowers it slowly back to the station. As far as I know, these things don't have traditional brakes, there is a mechanism to hold it in place while in the station, but it is not used to slow the train down.

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Postby Duane » Sat Jun 30, 2007 3:42 pm

"How's it going Magic Springs?"
Just hangin' around. :lmao:
Thanks for plugging the park. Just when I thought our 15 minutes of fame was over, Robb mentions little ol' Magic Springs all the way from Spain.

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Postby robbalvey » Sat Jun 30, 2007 4:31 pm

coastermaniac1 wrote: I was in Parque Atracciones yesterday the 29th and I have to say I thought the ride-op's were terrible and the park was average but Abismo was fantastic.

Operations weren't perfect during our visit, but they were MUCH improved over our visit last year.


I thought Tarantula was very disapointing and dull.

I think you'll find that most everyone in our group would disagree, but to each their own.

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Postby robbalvey » Sat Jun 30, 2007 5:00 pm

Today we were at Isla Magica in Seville which is in the southern part of Spain. To get here, we went on another little "adventure" and took the bullet train from Madrid! Because this park is so far away from most everything else, this is really the only way to make the trip without having a very long drive!

When we got to the park, they gave us some "bonus ERT" before the park opened on their new Pirates themed shooting dark ride and treated us to some new movies in their 4D motion simulator theater. The "haunted house" one was VERY cool in that bizarre sort of way, but the 2nd film we watched, we all felt like we just went through some kind of acid trip! =)

Then onto the SLC with the "BONUS HELIX!!!" And there is even video for you to see what we're talking about! If you don't know, some of the Vekoma SLC's out there have a little "bonus helix" bit at the very end of the ride before it hits the brakes. It was very cool to get the "bonus helix", but I gotta say this had to be one of the roughest SLC's I've ridden.

Oh well...

We did some kiddie coaster credit whoring, had lunch, did the log flume, checked out some of the other rides and then it was time for the group to head out.

I have to say, the park is REALLY nice.....but it does lack at least one, maybe 2 "signature" rides. They did have a wall up with a "concept drawing" of their new Vekoma mine train coaster that is supposedly coming next year. That will help. But this park SCREAMS "get me a really kick A$$ B&M".

Anyway, back onto the bullet train home and now we're ready for the next day.....

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Postby itsme102 » Sat Jun 30, 2007 5:20 pm

Hey, loving the updates! Looks like you guys are having a great time! And I gotta say that looks like a really painful Vekoma, but I hope the bonus helix made up for it!
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Postby thefitness » Sat Jun 30, 2007 5:34 pm

Wild Mouse Escalators?

Another awesome update, That park looks like it has a lot of potential to be really cool. Especially because of the BONUS HELIX =)

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