The Official TPR Spain & Mini-Europe Trip 2007 Thread

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Postby Adizo » Mon Jul 02, 2007 12:11 am

Hi everybody!

AVE it's an abbreviation from "Alta Velocidad Española" and that means in English: Spanish Hi-Speed But you can translate it as bird because three letters together means that.

Keep having fun and see you on Saturday, 7/7 at Parque Warner

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Postby robbalvey » Mon Jul 02, 2007 1:02 am

Hey everyone!

Sorry there was no update last night. The Wi-Fi was running REALLY slow and I've only now just gotten decent enough speeds to post photos.

This update is "Day Two - Part One: Parque de Atracciones Madrid!"

Today we were back at Parque Madrid as part of the "official tour" and this park really was awesome today! We started out with 30 minutes of ERT on both Abismo and Tarantula and then they walked us over to the "kids only" kiddie coasters and we got to ride!

After Madrid we went to Parque de Atracciones Zaragoza was other amounts of awesome, but we'll do that in part two of the update.

Anyway, onto the photos!
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"Ok, everyone! Get your asses on the bus!!!"
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The bus rides around "wild mouse" Spanish rodes are proving to be a credit in itself!
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Yay! The full group photo in front of the park!
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30 minutes of ERT on Abismo was enough to get everyone lots of rides!
Photo by Jeff Johnson
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Tarantula was all sorts of awesome.
Photo by Jeff Johnson
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The only Holidog coaster James will ever ride! =)
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The BEST kiddie coaster EVAR!!! (Hi Bruno!) =)
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Elissa agrees! "It's TPR approved!"
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Tornado didn't have scaffolding on it this year, but it's hard to tell!
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Damn, Ron! You sure are limber!
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"Why did I have to choose the horse?!?!"
Photo by Dave Lawrence
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RIDE 'EM COWBOY!!!!! =)
(note: There really was no sexual activity going on AT ALL in this photo...but see how AWESOMELY hilarious a picture can be when taken at JUST the right moment?) =)
Photo by Dave Lawrence
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The Hoffman Girl is points out the "Level of Senstation" for the spinning boat ride.
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We're not sure why the level of sensation is "green"....maybe because of the water?
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Creepy scary tree guy also gives the level of sensation thumbs up!
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Yeah, Abismo was WAAAAY better than Drayton's X-Coaster.
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And finally, thanks to Joseph for being a kick A$$ ride op!

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Postby King_K. » Mon Jul 02, 2007 1:06 am

Great update!

I cant wait to see the TR on Port Aventura. I love that park alot.

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Postby AJMouse » Mon Jul 02, 2007 1:26 am

Thanks for the update :D

That green water, you also have that in my kiddie-homepark: Sprookjeswonderland Enkhuizen! mhaha.

Why does the bus have cushions everywhere, because of the bumpy ride? EDIT: oh wait, they just look like cushions, hehe never mind.

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Postby HerBlackWings » Mon Jul 02, 2007 1:40 am

^^^Elissa!!! Way to scope out the hot teenage ride-op! Boob-credits are so overrated...or so I've heard.

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Postby arneil_SFMM » Mon Jul 02, 2007 1:44 am

i took continental airlines to paris. EVERYONE GETS DELAYED.
I wear pants.

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Postby ms13 » Mon Jul 02, 2007 2:05 am

Parque de Atracciones Madrid looks great.
And Abismo looks fun! :airtime:
Thanks for the funny update!

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Postby moofygirl » Mon Jul 02, 2007 2:19 am

Thanks. Now I'm going to have nightmares about Creepy, Scary, Tree Guy.

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Postby wrebbit » Mon Jul 02, 2007 2:24 am

^lol

I wonder if Tornado is going to collapse one of these days, I mean it's obviously 'under-supported'!

Thanks for the pictures!
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Postby cobra_roll06 » Mon Jul 02, 2007 2:34 am

Great TR so far! You guys seem to be having a great time! (Especially the two Brokeback Mountain boys! ;) )
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