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Re: THE BIG MIKE ROAD SHOW - #2 Overall Thread All-Time on TPR!

Postby Big Mike » Sun Feb 21, 2010 5:22 pm

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Big Mike wrote:Thanks to Craig (StealthFan) for being the top notch camera man!


Yeah that guy is some sort of legend! He captured the big man himself on camera! No easy feat I can tell you! His security are very hard to get passed!

-Craig


I really do have to give you credit, through the whole video, I did not see you capture either of my bodyguards once!

I can't tell you how many times I can't use a picture in my trip reports since one of the 2 bodyguards got in it by accident!


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Re: THE BIG MIKE ROAD SHOW - PRE-SCANDI SPECIAL VIDEO pg 523

Postby traincrossin » Sun Feb 21, 2010 6:33 pm

Don't forget that Big Mike was going to get run over by Speed Monster and the only way to save him was by emailing Dan! mrt0ad13@aol.com

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Re: THE BIG MIKE ROAD SHOW - PRE-SCANDI SPECIAL VIDEO pg 523

Postby Big Mike » Sun Feb 21, 2010 7:01 pm

I think I loaned them out to Robb so they could help teach Tim a lesson for hitting the Emergency button! lol


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Re: THE BIG MIKE ROAD SHOW - PRE-SCANDI SPECIAL VIDEO pg 523

Postby Mechanic » Sun Feb 21, 2010 7:04 pm

Guy T. Koepp wrote:Those are pistons! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Well, technically there are pistons inside the accumulators, so maybe the Big Man has x-ray vision and just slipped up and let us know by accident. ;)
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Re: THE BIG MIKE ROAD SHOW - PRE-SCANDI SPECIAL VIDEO pg 523

Postby Big Mike » Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:53 pm

Hello Fantastic Friends!!!!!

The Mighty Big Man, Big Mike is kicking off his rendition of the TPR Scandinavian Trip of last year!

Today we kick off with Bon Bon Land, and in traditional Big Mike fashion, this report is going to be HUGE with lots of TPR friends and personalities!

Big Mike likes to share the spotlight with his friends as they co-star in this mega trip report!

Before we get to the report, I hope everyone enjoyed the VIP Behind the Scenes Big Mike Tour Video of Speed Monster on the previous page!

Videos like this intermingled with my photo trip reports is the direction I want to take The Big Mike Road Show in this year, yet technical difficulties are currently hampering the efforts here at Big Mike World Headquarters! We hope to get everything resolved by opening day at West Coast Bash!!

Speaking about West Coast Bash, rumor has it that there are still tickets available and just in case you needed a little push to get your very own WCB tickets, BIG MIKE WILL BE ATTENDING AND ALSO BRINGING CLOSE TO 100 PRIZES WITH HIM!!!! Details coming soon!!

Also speaking about videos, if you have not done so already, add Big Mike (Big-Mike Betzler) as a friend on Facebook and check out some of his videos on there until we get everything corrected on here, including some from the TPR cruise and also check out the highly popular and smash hit "Big Mike Hanging with the Hotties"!! A summary of pictures of all the super hotties Big Mike hangs out with!!

As if that is not enough, Today, Monday Feb 22 kicks off "Big Mike Month on The Peoples Court"!!!!!! From today until the end of March, catch Big Mike outside the Times Square Information Booth with Harvey Levin giving expert analysis on all the cases! Some shows Big Mike gets interviewed, some shows he is adding good looks to the group, and there will be some shows that Big Mike took off to chat with some hotties. See how many times you can spot Big Mike on The Peoples Court!

One last thing, saving the best for last! As we were speaking of hotties just a little bit ago, Big Mike has been very lucky and honored to have met SO MANY TPR HOTTIES along the way on the World Tour of The Big Mike Road Show!! I can't even put a list up since it is soooo long. I must admit that I sometimes feel like I am the Grand Ambassador of Theme Park Review when I travel the globe because it really seems like TPR Hotties LOVE to come out and say hello and even make Big Mike the first ever person they met from Theme Park Review! I know there are a bunch of guys this happened to too, but for this story we are talking about the girls just due to the fact that I was lucky enough to have met another one!!!

So heres the story:

Big Mike is sitting at ACE's Eastcoaster event earlier this month reporting for TPR like the previous year, waiting to interview Angel Aristone and Chris from GCI and relay all the brand new news to all of TPR. Long story short, big snow storm that day, no Angel, no Chris, and the event was a dud. The event ends and Big Mike is thinking to himself that the weather really ruined things today and was a little glum. Lo and behold, this was going to turn out to be the best Eastcoaster yet. How so you ask? Well Big Mike is ready to get up and go and he looks up and here comes a very gorgeous and sexy girl with a big smile looking in The Big Man's vacinity! Now realize that Big Mike is incognito at this event with no gold t-shirt or anything, just his dashing good looks. The hottie walks right up to me and says "Are you Big Mike?" I say "Yes I am!" She says "I'm Megan, Pirouettes907 on TPR!" I say to myself, "I love being Big Mike!" :)

Megan and I have chatted on TPR and she just so happens to have The Big Mike Road Show as her most active thread, while she was also awesome enough to send Big Mike a Christmas Card this year which included a picture of her dog and a holiday wish to Lucky Dog! Now doing all this already had her on my good side, but I was definately not ready for how cute she was or how great we got along!

So, as my civil duty to all The Valuable Big Mike Readers, I am going to World debut another TPR Hottie on The Big Mike Road Show!!!!!!!!

So following in the shoes of being able to be the first to meet Beeja, Jo, Angela, Lena, April, Randi, and a host of others that slips my mind at the present time, Big Mike would like to introduce Megan!!!!


Peace, Big Mike
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Big Mike meets Megan for the first time!
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Part of the perks of being Big Mike is that you get to hold super hotties like Megan!

Big Mike is blessed!
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If Big Mike was 20 years younger, with how well we got along and how adorable she is, she would be Mrs. Big Mike!

We will meet again we promised each other!
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Big Mike and Harvey Levin! Harvey said that having Big Mike on TV would increase his ratings in the female 18-55 target audience!

Watch for Big Mike on The Peoples Court for the next month starting today!
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Bon Bon Land!
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Nice sign!
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Prices.
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The Big Mike Road Show welcomes you to Bon Bon Land in Denmark!
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Park Map
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A huge TPR gang follows me along with my best buddy Robb!
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First stop by popular demand, Hundeprutterutchebane!
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That is too long a name, so The Dog Fart coaster it is!
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Henry! Notice Denmark spares no expense in theming!
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There is not too much to the coaster but it was still tons of fun.
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Tunnel.
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Fran and Jon enjoying The Dog Fart.
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Credit #787 for Big Mike with riding partner The Chuckster!
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ERT made the TPR crew very happy.
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Usually when Big Mike visits a park, he is the main attraction, but not today!

The World Famous, and even more popular than Big Mike, Legendary Ice Bat was here!

Big Mike bows to Ice Bat's greatness!
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Han-Katten!

To be fair, since they had a dog coaster, they needed a cat coaster too!
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Overview.
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Reverse overview.
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Lots of sharp turns.
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Happy TPR people!
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More happiness on the lift.
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Jon and Ben!
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My great friend Dave waving to me!
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Michael spotted me too!
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OK, I switched Jon out for a new rider, who could it be?

Is that cat taking a leak?
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My Lovely Little Louie!
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Now do you believe me about the sharp turns???
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Credit # 788 for Big Mike!
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Vild-Svinet!
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Is there reason to be afraid of this coaster?
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Only if you are afraid of straight up lift hills!
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Loop!
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The car.
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Happy people!
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More happy people!
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TPR trips seem to cement a smile on your face!
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"What a Joe"
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Craig looks a little afraid to me.
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I didn't get to ride with Sweet Little Lou this time, so who did I get to ride with??
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Lift.
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The back row was afraid to open thier eyes, but not The Mighty Big Man!

Credit #789 for Big Mike!
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Drop.
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Over 90 degrees!
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Who guessed my great buddy Robb???
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Mid Loop Exclusive!
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Victor Vandorm!
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This is a hard overview to get since this track is huge!
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Look how long the train is!
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Ben and I are ready!
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The front of the train has already climbed the lift hill and gone down the drop and we are still in the station.
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Close to Lou again!
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Theres not a chance I will show up in Robb's video way back here.
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Big Mike's favorite part as the coaster seems to dip down into the lake.
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Your below the water level and can't even tell!
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That's cool!
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Theming!
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Bill likes it!
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Credit #790 for Big Mike!
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Since this coaster entwined with Rejen, that was the next logical choice!
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A water race ride!
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A look from the top and notice the cameras to catch all the tomfoolery!
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Fran and Dave!
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Jon and Ron!
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Exclusive Mid Ride Photo Shot!
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What Big Mike goes through to please his Valuable Big Mike Readers!
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Don't worry, Big Mike left time for some fun too!
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Actually, lots of time!
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Good ole Steve C!
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Some times you have to COOL down when you are a HOT fuzz!
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I know it is hard to believe, but Bon Bon Land actually has an indoor amusement park inside of the regular park called Fantasy World!
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It is so big, it actually has its own park map!
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Lots of kid stuff to do in here for Kristen!
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The best part is that big kids can also play in here!
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That is all we needed to hear!!!
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Brad on the slide.
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Santa Claus is also in here!
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There are some actual kid rides in here too.
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Kristen seemed to like being able to ride by herself.
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The signature ride in Fantasy World was the train ride!
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The little train was able to hold some big dudes like Steve, Erik and I in the same car!
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TPR train takeover!
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* May be my favorite unintention picture I took all year!

Here we see Elissa proudly pushing out her chest with all smiles for my picture while The Chuckster and his devilish grin non chalantly snaps away with his camera!

Only on The Big Mike Road Show!
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Big Mike heard it was time to go eat something! Amazing what peer pressure can make you do!
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Here is the real food we get to eat! You can always count on TPR trips to take care of you when it is time to eat! Even Rich is happy!!
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So as you admire Big Mike's meal of Ziti, Meatballs, Pizza, Fries, Salad and more, make sure you come back for the 2nd half of this report coming right up!!

Peace, Big Mike
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Re: THE BIG MIKE ROAD SHOW - PRE-SCANDI SPECIAL VIDEO pg 523

Postby Big Mike » Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:51 pm

Welcome back friends!!!

Part 2 of Bon Bon Land coming at you right now with pictures of the rest of the park!

Having The Big Mike Road Show ranked as the 2nd best overall thread in Theme Park Review history puts added pressure on Big Mike Productions to crank out top notch trip reports, so I hope you all enjoy the effort we put in here at Big Mike World Headquarters!

Enjoy!


Peace, Big Mike
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The first stop after eating was Fort Bison!
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We needed to work off that huge delicious TPR meal!
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Good buddy Jason!
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Kidtums is fearless!
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New friends!
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Another new friend! Kenneth aka Ellokin
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Cute rides and unique theming all over the park.
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Snurrende Insecker
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The fly swatter tries to swat you.
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Hoppe-Pudin

Big Mike waits for some boobs to fall out!
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Grrrr, no boobs.
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Dragen
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Kidtums gives it two thumbs up!
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Hestepaeren
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Nice ride.
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Lots of music.
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Flashing too!
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Ron approves!
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Steve too.
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Ormen
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Father/Daughter bonding time!
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Show area with a cowboy theme.
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Robb and Big Mike do a scene from Brokeback Mountain.
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Maybe you noticed this totem pole in the previous pictures, it is special!
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Especially this third block from the bottom! Wonder why???
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Well look at that!! One of the STILL UNCLAIMED Big Mike Road Show Mikestery Cards!!! Still time to enter for the free condo stay!!!
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Still in cowboy territory, Ant shows off his big gun.
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Delete that incriminating picture of me Big Mike OR DIE!!!!
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Liz has had enough of Joe!
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Mageoen
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Cobratarnet
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So tall, I couldn't even fit it in the picture.
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The guys!
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TPR group having fun as usual.
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Soloven
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Water ride fun.
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Kenneth and The Big Man.
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The Brit crew causing chaos.
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Everything is ok.
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Vandrotten
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Another water ride.
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Relaxing ride.
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Sure, why not?
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Relaxing indeed!
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Krage Traeerne
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There is a nice little surprise to this, but we didn't tell the rookies.
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Easily seen.
Jon = veteran
Ron and Dave = rookies
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Other attractions:
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Kidtums!!!
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Klap-torsken
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Translates to dunce cap.
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Disk-O ride
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Swings
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Sprutten
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Dillon
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Good to see the Brit crew was not thrown out for the previous chaos!
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Ice cream time!
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Ice cream seems to be very popular.
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Lots of do it yourself rides here too like Bon Bon Raceway.
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Leo Farterne
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Motorized carts.
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Andedammen
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Paddle Boats
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Big Mike's paddle boat!

REMINDER - The next round of Find the Ducky comes up in the NEXT report!!!
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Hey guys, did we ride everything?

Nope!
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Baever Rafting
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Great theming.
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Have fun dudes!
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Our boat.
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Rough water ahead!
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Nice element!
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Surprise squirt at the end.
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Thanks guys for the info!
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Thanks for reading The Big Mike Road Show's view of Bon Bon Land!

Feel free to comment if you think we did a good job reporting, compliments are always accepted and appreciated!

Tivoli Gardens and Find the Ducky is next!


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Re: THE BIG MIKE ROAD SHOW - VIP SPEED MONSTER VIDEO Pg 523

Postby packfanlv » Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:25 am

Big Mike it's great to see you back in top form! See you next month!
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Re: THE BIG MIKE ROAD SHOW - VIP SPEED MONSTER VIDEO Pg 523

Postby Guy T. Koepp » Mon Feb 22, 2010 9:19 am

I love Bon Bon land. It just reeks of weird a$$ stuff. Excellent TR so far buddy.

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Re: THE BIG MIKE ROAD SHOW - VIP SPEED MONSTER VIDEO Pg 523

Postby Coastinmiller » Mon Feb 22, 2010 9:45 am

Mike no picture of the "binki/pacificer" tree, or did they take them all down?

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Re: THE BIG MIKE ROAD SHOW - VIP SPEED MONSTER VIDEO Pg 523

Postby robinschroder » Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:42 am

Big Mike,

Great to see the start of your Scandi trip updates! =)
Be sure to post some clips of you on The Peoples Court for us international Big Mike Readers to check out!!

All the best,
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