The Official TPR Spain & Mini-Europe Trip 2007 Thread

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Postby pod » Tue Jul 17, 2007 11:50 am

Hello

Is anyone having trouble viewing this post and video?? Only a few of the pics load up for me and the vids don't work. It also happens on another post from the Spain trip. Anyone any ideas why???

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Postby BDG » Tue Jul 17, 2007 12:53 pm

Great updates !

Have fun in Germany & The Netherlands ! I look forward to the Troy reports, that thing is a beast.
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Postby DrummingCannoli » Tue Jul 17, 2007 8:01 pm

Great TR and updates so far guys! Looks like all of ya'll are having a lot of fun.

Maybe some day I'll get to do something like this.

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Postby robbalvey » Tue Jul 17, 2007 8:21 pm

The next park on the Mini-Europe trip was "Tripsdrill." It's mostly a park for kids, but it's VERY well landscaped, and has quite a few unique "funky" little rides.

It's almost like if Legoland and Bonfante had some wicked sex and this is what the offspring was.

Anyway, here are some photos and a POV of the coaster.
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The park is very pretty and is set along side a winery. It's got that "traditional European village" look to it.
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The coaster is called "G'sengte Sau" and is one of those Gerstlauer bobsled thingy's.

Photo by RCFreak
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It wasn't quite as insane or airtime filled as the version at Klotten, but it had quite a bit of landscaping.
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And they let KidTums and I operate the coaster, so they get bonus points for that!
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Here you can see the winery up on the hill.
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Elissa and KidTums got to operate it too!
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There were random bridges, lakes, little houses, etc all over the place. Tons of stuff to explore.
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They had a kiddie coaster, and that HAS to be the best photo of James...EVER!!!
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Need to worry about cutting the grass.
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"Hey Big Mike! Where's all those photos of the girls?"
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The drop tower does something amazing....but we're not going to tell you about it! You have to find out on your own!
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Hector and Chris know....but they aren't tellin! :)
Photo by Hanno Roos
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Lou gets the Hector credit.
Photo by Hector (duh!) aka RCFreak
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Both KidTums and I get the Lou credit! (I just love the fake enthusiasm look on her face!)
Photo by Jeff "Old Man" Johnson
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See, the whole park looks like this...it's "nice"
Photo by Hector
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We're all together for a proper German meal (we think!)
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Morgan translates for us. "You will be served squid testicles and monkey eyeballs...ENJOY!"
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Is it just me or do Dave and Lou both have that "we just had sex" look on their face?!?!
Photo by Dave Lawrence (The Bat)
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OMG! Mike, you and your tounge should be making movies in Chatsworth! And why does Jow look like he's about to poo-poo a porcupine??!?!
Photo by Hanno Roos
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The "bathtub" log ride was also built into one of these village looking houses.
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Inside was quite the display of BOOBIES!!!! (some of them were quite saggy.....YUK!)
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Who knew the bathtub could be so scary?
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Wet Hoffman Girl. Have you picked yourself up off the floor yet?
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"I really hope I don't get banned for this...." =)
Photo by Dave L.

POV of Tripsdrill's coaster "G'sengte Sau"
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Postby CoasterWarriors » Tue Jul 17, 2007 8:30 pm

What a wicked update! I enjoyed reading it!

G'sengte Sau look like a decent roller coaster! Look like you have a mini version of Bouncy Bouncy on G'sengte Sau! Beauitful landscape!

Did Kidtums get any rides credit yet on the other side of the planet? Other than strollers credit... :-)

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Postby DrummingCannoli » Tue Jul 17, 2007 9:21 pm

AHA so that's where MrMorgan's clip of G'sengte Sau came from in his video.

Great update by the way. You guys never cease to amaze me.

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Postby odene497 » Tue Jul 17, 2007 9:38 pm

That park looks pretty cool. G'sengte Sau sounded like it was going to derail on the turns, but looked like a fun ride, especially when you get to operate it!

Thanks for the update.

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Postby Zen Coaster » Tue Jul 17, 2007 9:50 pm

Thanks for the update. I love how nice the park is... much better than just slapping the rides down in a generic type environment. Some park designers could learn a thing or two from the Europeans it seems. :)

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Postby coaster05 » Tue Jul 17, 2007 10:08 pm

Wow that place looks awesome. I really hate that I had to sacrifice the add-on this year.

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Postby TheRealTinkerbell » Tue Jul 17, 2007 10:44 pm

wow, the parks in Europe are so beautiful. This one especially.
Does anyone know how the name of that ride is pronounced? Is there going to be another instructional video this year on how to pronounce a foreign word(I'm referring to the video of Bobbejaanland of course)?

Was that Kidtums' first Lou Boob credit? :oops:
Congrats KT!

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