Photo TR: Divv's Scandinavian Adventure

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Postby Divv3k » Tue Dec 15, 2009 4:25 pm

Day 14:
SARKANNIEMI

Our second last park was Sarkanniemi, right in the heart of Finland. This was probably the park that I knew least about before the trip and so I was pleasantly surprised by what I saw here.

The coaster line up is mostly good. Especially the Intamin SLC!

There's a good selection of flat rides, some cool shows and an observation tower that offers really good views and really makes you appreciate the park's setting!

All in all I quite liked this park am interested to see how it progresses as it adds new stuff!
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Our second last park of the trip is Sarkanniemi, right in the middle of Finland!
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Our day started out with some Half-Pipe ERT. I quite liked the ride, though after riding it I decided not to count it as a credit. How geeky of me!
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This was my first ever Volare experience. It was… interesting.
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It was all a bit weird! I’m amazed there’s more than one of these things in existence!
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I don’t think I’ve ever experienced such claustrophobic restraints!
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Aha, a ride that I have high expectations of!
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We decided that it would be best to just ignore the rain and ride lots!
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Now, has anyone seen the train?
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Sorry, I know people hate coaster photos without the train in them but Tornado’s must be camouflaged or something.
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Now for the GREATEST attraction in all of Finland – Peena Puu!!!
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REACH FOR THE STARS!!!
(Craig, can you post that video?)
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Everyone look away whilst Mike sorts his junk!
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They had to limit the kiddie coaster to three of us at a time in order to get it up and over the lift hill!
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Yup, sad and pathetic to the max.
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Just for you, Dave Fudge – the lamp post ride!!
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If bats, bikes and lamp posts are your kind of thing then you’ll love this!
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Translation – FUN HOUSE!
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Erik’s getting good at that old Michael Jackson move.
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Maybe not quite super. but a fun and happy pair of slides nonetheless.
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Seconds before a TPSmash into the glass.
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"Tell me when Steve is coming round the corner!"
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TPAbuse.
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Now for a tour of random flat rides! Sarkanniemi has a load of cool carnival rides.
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Brad what’s with the cape? Didn’t you watch The Incredibles?
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This thing would have just about done me in. Glad I gave it a miss!
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Everyone! Attack Larry!
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It was a bit too wet for us to want to ride the log flume (Anth wasn’t in our group today) but it looked cool!
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Next we got an exclusive tour of the park’s observation tower and got to play some “RCT: Live”!
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Aww, I just want to reach out and pet it!
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The non-coaster section of Tampere looked pretty cool too!
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Best SLC of the trip!
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Little did we know when we rode but we got this credit just in time!
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Oh look, the Jet Star is running, we didn’t expect that! Looks like we won’t be missing any credits on this trip afterall!
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This is what I would look like if I was in an observation tower in Finland 500 feet off the ground.
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Ooh, this looks exciting! What lurks in here?
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Only the most awesome dolphin show ever!
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After the incredible disappointment of the Parc Asterix dolphin show last year I really was expecting the worst from this, but no, it was very impressive! Those dolphins could move like SteveC!
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Exclusive never before seen photo of Erik.
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Yay, the Jet Star opened! So far every coaster of the trip has been open for us!
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Mike does not like being the meat in an Erik and Brad manwich. At all.
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Erik takes a second to pay homage to his home, Ho Land. Sounds good to me!
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Sarkanniemi’s new for 2009 attraction is one of those gihugic Disk’os!
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It may have been a bit tame for them but I think one of these will work pretty well in Chessington in 2010!
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And that was Sarkanniemi! A pretty cool park that offered way more than I expected!

Well we’re almost at the end, so I thank you for sticking with this TR this long! The final updates will be up soon!
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Postby ginzo » Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:22 pm

Random fact: Tampere is pronounced "TAHM-PEER-EH".

I asked at the hotel.

Good job on wrapping up this TR, Divv. Great memories.
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Postby rollin_n_coastin » Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:51 pm

Divv, awesome job again! The Toronto Maple Leafs goalie is from Tampere so that was kinda cool. Plus, the drinking there was fierce!

Trying to add the clip again. Hope this works Divv, if not I'll try to fix it later.
I'm sure Craig will have more optimal footage at some point haha

Cheers,
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Postby StealthFan » Tue Dec 15, 2009 9:32 pm


Have I mentioned how awesome donkeys are?
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Postby Anac0nda » Wed Dec 16, 2009 9:36 am

I'm glad you guys liked Särkänniemi! Too bad it was raining, though... I'm surprised they were running Jet Star, as it closes even on the tiniest rain. And you could also enjoy the last sesason of Korkkiruuvi. I'm sad it has to leave :(
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Postby larrygator » Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:18 am

^Jet Star was closed most of the day. When we were at the top of the observation tower when Jet Star started running. Some credits whores left our exclusive access tour of lower level of the observation tower (another great bonus negotiated by the Alveys) to rush to Jet Star before it started raining again.

Those who stayed a little longer atop the observation tower got to Jet Star just as it closed again. We waited in the queue for about 45 minutes (having a blast singing songs about "rain") before the rain finally cleared longer enough for the coaster to operate again.
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Postby cobra_roll06 » Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:43 am

LOL! Peena Puu was awesome! Every park should have one of these (if not something similar).

Tornado really lived up to expectations. Great ride, especially in the back seat.

I'm sad theres only 1 TR left! :(
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Postby SteveC » Thu Dec 17, 2009 7:07 am

Wow- so there I am - a boogie woogie - so BAD. TPR brings out the crazy in me for sure, so HURRAH!

Thankfully there are more trips to do, so more awesome Divv reports to be seen in the future.

Big Mike - I'm not sure what I would have done had I caught up with your hot bird! - probably a great escape for both of us :lolr: (me and your bird that is, not you!)

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Postby eBen » Thu Dec 17, 2009 10:36 am

Can anyone remember the track list of songs sung and theme while waiting in the bleak hope the Jet star would open after the tall scary exposed tower?


Also I completely had no idea about the bat bicyle lamp ride. Where was that?
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Postby larrygator » Thu Dec 17, 2009 11:42 am

I specifcally remember:
Who'll Stop the Rain, Here Comes the Sun and Good Day Sunshine

The Bicycle Ride was right across from the kiddie coaster.
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