Photo TR: RATANGA JUNCTION

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What do you Think of Ratanga Junction?

Great
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54%
meh
15
11%
expected more
8
6%
expected less
18
13%
no b&m?!
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16%
 
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Photo TR: RATANGA JUNCTION

Postby Worm » Sat Dec 09, 2006 3:13 pm

well people, i'm not gonna say alot, because i know nobody reads this stuff so let the pictures do the talkin!

oh yeah, i didn't plan on making a Photo TR so pics begin in the middle of the park already, and there were high winds this day as well!

hgope you enjoy seeing that this is my first ever trip report! and the pics aren't really in order) This is no busch or disney but it still is a fun park with a rather smooth SLC

(sorry for the blurry pics, this was taken with my cellphone!)

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Entrance plaza.jpg
Entrance
funky tent.jpg
Funky Tent round the corner
Bridge.jpg
over a nice bridgy
Midway.jpg
Main Midway
Congo Queen.jpg
Congo Queen. You don't really get locked in, actuallly, not at all!
Congo queen and carousel.jpg
Dunno what i tried here
Voodoo Bridge.jpg
Scary Voodoo swinging bridge
CG sign.jpg
Crocodile GOrge. Heavily themed River rapids ride
Rapids.jpg
They didn't run alot....
CG plane.jpg
You pass under the train and check the creepy skull. THeir all over!
CG seating.jpg
This seatingdeck is surrounded by Crocodile Gorge
Scenery.jpg
Ratanga consits of about 2 islands and land all around.
Skeleton Bay.jpg
Amphiteatre, nice stuntshows
Diamond Devil Run.jpg
Credit!
Diamond Devil Run1.jpg
Diamond Devil Run. you can only guess the theme. abonded mine...
Weirdos.jpg
They could'nt believe i brought my cell onboard
Diamond Devil Run3.jpg
Vekoma mine train. Exact layout as Calamity mine.
Helix.jpg
I took my first POV but it came out really bad and my ce;;'s video is crap
Stasie.jpg
DDR station. there's alot of detail like, old dirty windows, old newspaper cuttings and some tools laying about. It really is part of the theme!
map.jpg
Map of Ratanga
cobra entrance.jpg
Cobra: the Q-line is stacked with snkae enclosures and in the staion is a huge king cobra
Cobra.jpg
Vekoma SLC with extended helix. but this one is really smooth
Cobra1.jpg
"Chestbanging through the trees!"
Midway1.jpg
More (blurry) midway
Monkey Falls.jpg
SPLASH! thats the monkey falls. on the next pic u see its uniqueness...
Monkey falls1.jpg
Yay for rollercoasty part!
Full View.jpg
Look at that pretty waterfall next to the drop... i tell you, this is one fun, scenic ride. on the top your right by the highway!
Exiting.jpg
Leaving the park
facuts women centre.jpg
random building... through the trees!
exit.jpg
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Diamond Devil Run2.jpg
One last pic of Diamond Devil Run! this was taken a split second too late
exit sign.jpg
And i close this update with this awesome sign at the exit of the park. Hope you enjoyed my Photo TR!!
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Postby Canobie Fan » Sat Dec 09, 2006 4:17 pm

Would have been a cool TR if it didnt LAG me to death.

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Postby darklingscribe » Sat Dec 09, 2006 5:24 pm

Great photo trip report Skyscraper. I would like to travel to South Africa some day, it looks like a beautiful country.
Just a side note, when you post your next Photo TR try to resize the pictures to be about 800 pixels across or less.

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Postby Gsus » Sat Dec 09, 2006 5:28 pm

Not 56k friendly but that park does look quite nice, i especialy love the first mine train pic you posted.

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Postby Worm » Sat Dec 09, 2006 5:31 pm

yeah i'm thinking about reposting all the pictures. just to make it a bit smaller but i didn't have the time
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Postby Sexy No Jutsu » Sat Dec 09, 2006 5:39 pm

Nice TR, looked like a fun park!

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Postby coastrfreak2000 » Sat Dec 09, 2006 6:49 pm

This is no busch or disney but it still is a fun park with a rather smooth SLC


Well, by the look of it, it can be compared to BGA's theming. I must say, it does look like a nice park.

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Postby jarmor » Sat Dec 09, 2006 7:43 pm

Whoa...im impressed by the detail of the park! Very nice look looking and your pictures makes it look very good.
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Postby the sound » Sat Dec 09, 2006 9:56 pm

DDR station


Wait, you have to go on a train to get to the Retro Arcade? ;)


Anyway, they weren't as blurry photos as i thought hey would have been, considering they were done on your cell phone. It looks like a very nice little park. Is there any chance that you are going to give us a Tripp report on Gold Reef city?

Because that would be cool.

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Postby Worm » Sun Dec 10, 2006 12:11 am

i wanna do gold reef city too but its REALLY far away from me. so don't wont happen anytime soon..

I have more pics but there seems to be something wrong with it. i'll try and figure it out
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