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Postby martin182 » Wed Jun 22, 2005 2:40 pm

Yes! This Members only thing is a real bonus!! :D
EDIT - Fantastic Footage Btw rob! and i see what you mean by insane air time! :)

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Postby robbalvey » Wed Jun 22, 2005 3:18 pm

Day Seven: Tivoli and Bakken

Today started out with another ferry. A much quicker one this time, about a 20 minute ride crossing from Sweden to Denmark. We said goodbye to the country that breeds porn stars and hello to the one that breeds super models! Not a bad trade off if you ask me. ;)

Tivoli Gardens was not far from the port so it was a quick drive and we were at the park. Tivoli is a VERY different park from anywhere else on the trip so far, in fact, it's probably different from just about anywhere else we've been.

It's kind of hard to describe. It's VERY traditional, but also very beautiful. It's part cultural experience, part amusement park. It's probably what you'd get if you combined the tradition of Blackpool, the landscaping of Busch Gardens Williamsburg, and the gardens of Bonfante. And yet you still wouldn't get Tivoli.

It's just someplace you have to experience.

The coasters were good fun. Daemonen was better than we expected it to be. It's got to be the shortest B&M ever built. But still it's a lot of fun. It's not as forceless as some other recent offerings like Silver Bullet or Talon, but it's not very forcefull either. But a great ride anyway.

Tivoli also boasts a scenic railway which had some decent pops of airtime! What a great ride! Something so old that can produce so much fun!

We took in the park, got some fun photos and hung out with some of the members of http://www.themepark.dk Thanks guys for showing us around!

In the middle of the day we took a quick trip over to Bakken, about 20 minutes away.

This was another interesting park. The only way to describe the park is that it's sort of like Wildwood, but without the water.

Most of the amusement attractions are owned by different people, although if you buy the wristband, it gets you into all of them.

Another scenic railway here, and this one was crazy! Probably the best of the scenic railway or side friction woodies I've done. Some insane airtime in both the front and the back, but beware, this one is kind of brutal also!

Bakken also had an "Outdoor Skull Mountain" which was REALLY cool! Damn fast Intamin rides! ;)

Lots of other flats and random coasters like a Fireball with the longest most insane program ever. A Flitzer coaster, car race rides, and lots of candy and other 'seaside' type stalls and attractions, but no water! There wasn't even water in the dunk tank!

Anyway, two really 'different' parks today, and two parks that look NOTHING like anything you'll see in the US.

On to some photos!!!
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Our day started with another Ferry ride!!!
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On the ferry, I get to show off some of my talents!
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This is ONLY funny to idiot Americans!
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Here we are at Tivoli Gardens. A very interesting park. It's like part cultural experience, part theme park.
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Here is Daemonen, Tivoli's B&M Floorless.
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This is probably the shortest B&M, but it's really good!
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Here is some vertical loop footage for Derek!
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Tivoli is a very different kind of park from anything you'll see in the US. Parts of it are beautiful gardens with elaborate landscaping...
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...to narrow streets filled with unique shops and attractions.
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And you can even get some of the most bizarre photos ever!
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This is about as much culture as I can handle at a theme park!
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Enough culture! Back to the coasters! Tivoli's Scenic Railway is one of the oldest coaters in Europe.
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The brakeman makes sure the train keeps the correct speed. Otherwise, well....people would get a MUCH wilder ride!
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Airtime on a side friction woodie. Scary, but cool! =)
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The "Viking Buffet" now this has ACE written all over it!!! =)
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Group Photo! Thanks to the guys from themepark.dk we had GREAT tour guides.
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Now some photos of Bakken...another traditional park.
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With another scenic railway.
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This one had some really crazy airtime! How does it stay on the track?!?
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This coaster looks familiar...
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"An outdoor Skull Mountain! Yay!"
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This Frisbee had one of the longest craziest programs ever!
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The Flitzer really reminded us of something out of Wildwood.
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OMG, we're in the funhouse....Don't fall Dave!!!
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Awww...this reminded us of the Quaker!

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Postby harsaphes » Wed Jun 22, 2005 3:33 pm

robbalvey wrote:^ Yeah we missed it, sorry. Not really that much into walkthroughs. WE do HHN at Universal and that's our year's quota of walkthroughts. We were there for the coasters! :lol:


That's very sad because Hotel Gasten just kicks A$$ ! It's damn beautiful and extremly scary too ! So please, make me a favour, when you'll be at Movie Studios, don't miss the walk through this time !

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Postby Shadowforce » Wed Jun 22, 2005 3:33 pm

Ahhh, it's ever so nice to see familiar territory in your trip reports, too bad you couldn't stay for the pretty Tivoli lights, but that's gotta be some other time.

Yay, we had a blast, I know I did anyway. As always I managed to look unintentionally goofy on a group picture... And, speaking of pictures, if you think the Hula picture is disturbing, you should've seen the "photo shoot" part of it. Ahh, the humour. :)

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Postby ncf » Wed Jun 22, 2005 3:41 pm

Did you get a POV of Dæmonen? I've been looking for a good one for ages!

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Postby Shadowforce » Wed Jun 22, 2005 3:55 pm

He got one, and even on the little screen I could see that it is GREAT. It's kinda funny, we have been trying to arrange a filming session for AGES, and they just call ahead and is allowed to film. :?

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Postby Homer » Wed Jun 22, 2005 4:49 pm

Who knew the movie Racing Stripes would have a funny translation?

Anyways, it seems that that Europe is a pretty weird yet awesome place. Glad your having a good time.
-My butt has touched 112 roller coasters, how unfortunate.

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Postby coasterenthusiast » Wed Jun 22, 2005 5:57 pm

Rob and Elissa, looks like you are having a fun time and you are also going to so many parks it is unbeliveable. Well I really like your site and I wish you a good finishing up trip. Also if it is possiable, can you get a POV of Expedition Gforce?

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Postby Sir Clinksalot » Wed Jun 22, 2005 6:09 pm

Another awesome TR:

I have a few questions though.

What is Coca-Cola light? I'm assuming it's Diet Coke.

Second, about this picture:

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Why is Dan biting Elissa's A$$?
Did Mary's Ice Cream hit Dave's head?
Was that Sugar Free Ice Cream Dave was eating, or will we soon learn of the first casualty of this trip?

And this picture makes me miss you!!! ;) Is that wrong :?: :?: :?:
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Postby coasterdude5 » Wed Jun 22, 2005 7:56 pm

Awesome TR as usual!

I'm drooling for Europe and I'm at Six Flags!
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