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Postby DrummingCannoli » Wed Jul 18, 2007 3:31 pm

^ I wonder if other coaster companies use that method on their coasters since that pic was taken in 2002. I know B&M fill their tracks up with sand for noise reduction too.

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Postby Tiburon503 » Wed Jul 18, 2007 3:45 pm

J man wrote:I think it's hilarious that all the teenage boys in line are obviously checking out Wet Hoffman Girl!


Question is, how old is the "Wet Hoffman Girl"? That might change the whole reaction from<joey styles> "Oh My God!" </joey styles> to <Dr. Hibberd> "Oh dear lord!"</Dr. Hibberd>

Relating to this actual thread, the Euro parks seem pretty. I really liked PortAventura (Furius Baco looks beautiful, but you might want a wine barrel after de-training) and Parque Warner Madrid.

Mark Shapiro could borrow a few ideas from the latter. Warner's theming could be easily incorporated into a Six Flags park. Then again, that would involve spending real capital on the parks instead of production companies (with little value in an HD future). :P

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Postby Skramp » Wed Jul 18, 2007 3:56 pm

This is by far my favorite pic of the Photo TR so far, the girl behind Mike is like so toatlly...."what incredible nerds those guys are!!!" I love her expression!!
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Postby robbalvey » Wed Jul 18, 2007 4:04 pm

Today we were back to Holiday Park, home of my (and Theme Park Review's) favorite roller coaster in the world "Expedition GeForce." Now I'll be honest and say that I didn't think GeForce was running quite up to it's normal self (the trims were on quite hard today), but still GeForce running not quite in top form is still better than any other steel coaster out there!

Hopefully next time we visit Holiday Park we can convice them to turn those trims off, so people can experience the world's #1 coaster in true form! =)

Anyway, onto some photos and a video!!!
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We are at Holiday Park...so you know what coaster awaits us right?
Photo by Rich Elie
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That's right! Super Wirbel! The Vekoma Corkscrew!!!
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2nd to the last row - Chris just looks SO confused! =)
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New since our last visit was the "Starflyer" or as the park calls it "Light House Tower." Basically it's a 200 ft tall chairswing ride!
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Lou and Hector may *look* calm, but they really are about to poo poo porcupines in rapid fire mode.
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We always spend so much time in the arcade here!
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Oooh, Piers, baby....now THAT is a sexy look!
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Elissa hit the jackpot on one of those massive ticket machines, so you know what that means, right?
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Hair scrunchies for EVERYONE!!! YAY!!!
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While absolutely NOTHING dirty is going on here, just simply saying "The Hoffman Girl blows the tomahawk" makes this picture SO erotic! =)
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Holiday has a nice little buffet of Intamin rides....
Photo by Hanno Roos
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Yay for Intamin drop towers!
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Log Flume....THROUGH THE TREES!
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And you can't forget about the BOOBS in the dark ride!
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Ok, ok, now what you've all been waiting for!
Photo by Dave Lawrence
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The first drop kicks total A$$!
Photo by Dave Lawrence
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Elissa is all gitty!
Photo by Rich Elie
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Those hills produce TONS of airtime!
Photo by Hanno Roos.
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This photo is such an awesome display of many expressions!!!
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Random shot of Elissa and one of KidTums' new shirts (thanks to Hanno!)
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Thumbs up to Jeff only making it halfway up the lift hill! =)
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Yeah, Jeff couldn't quite make the rest of the climb. :(
Photo by Hanno Roos.
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"Hey Jeff! Hows it going down there at the halfway mark?" =)
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The faces of people about to plummet to their doom!
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Yay for the birdseye view....well, actually the Robbeye view....
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We will have some airtime there, please!
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Thanks again to Holiday Park for such a great time on the best coaster in the world!!!

Robb & Elissa ride Expedition GeForce!
(Watch Elissa's hair to see how much insane airtime is on this coaster!)

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Postby Nrthwnd » Wed Jul 18, 2007 4:21 pm

Hmmmm.

I forgot Robb was....

ticklish.

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(Edit: Park looks great; Ge Force looks AWEsome; Starflyer looks utterly terrifying to me; but hey - hope it's all a part of next year...<g>)
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Postby coastercrazed49 » Wed Jul 18, 2007 4:27 pm

That Swing Ride looks insane, but awesome at the same time. Uuuummmm Expedition Geforce and all its amazing airtime. :br

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Postby Homer » Wed Jul 18, 2007 4:30 pm

GeForce and Starflyer look insane. Super Gerbil also look like a fine Vekoma masterpiece :P .
-My butt has touched 112 roller coasters, how unfortunate.

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Postby IwantRevenge » Wed Jul 18, 2007 4:35 pm

Thanks for having the DL :lolr:

Nice TR pretty funny with jeff.

He's kind of sad and pathetic
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Postby BarryH » Wed Jul 18, 2007 4:38 pm

Wow, two updates in one day? I am quite amazed!

Great photos! KidTums looks so quiet and well-behaved.

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Postby Cooler » Wed Jul 18, 2007 4:41 pm

AWESOME!!!

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