Photo-TR: Hopi Hari + Wet´t Wild in Sao Paulo, Brazil

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Photo-TR: Hopi Hari + Wet´t Wild in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Postby Hattuchili » Fri Dec 28, 2007 6:30 am

Photo-TR: Hopi Hari + Wet´t Wild in Sao Paulo, Brazil
My First Theme Park In Brazil (+ I Burned My Neck) - Part 1

Hey everyone,
I can not really remember when I posted my last Photo TR from a theme park visit? It feels like years. But finally I had the chance to visit a theme park here in brazil.
My fiance (it is still strange to say that) and I left Sao Paulo for the christmas days to relax without any bad traffic and any smog at all. We were driving to a nice city (Campinas) around 2 hours away. The good thing, there was a Wet´n Wild water park and the Hopi Hari theme park near by the hotel. We could use a free shuttle to visit both parks and I finally could ride some coasters in brasil, which was even better.

Part 1 - Hopi Hari:
After spending a long time at Disney, isn´t it very easy anymore to not compare every other theme park with a Disney park. But since I have not been to a theme park for a long time, was everything fine.
The park was kind of empty, which was great for us. The overall theming was nice and the park was clean.
We right made our way to the first and biggest attraction, a wooden coaster. There we were staying nearly 1 hour in the sun, to finally ride the coaster. They were only running 1 train, which was the reason for the long waiting time. The ride itself was not feeling very good. My lapbar was not really closing and I was holding on to it the whole time, to stay in the seat. I really thought Gwazi at Bush Gardens was the worst wooden coaster I have been to, but this one was worse.
Anyway, after that horrible ride we got 3 more coaster, a shuttle loop, a kiddie powered coaster and a indoor spinning coaster. Except the wooden coaster was everything okay. We also spend some time on the river rapids to cool down for a while.
So, in total I got some new credits and burned my neck, what a great day! ;)

--Soren
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Our hotel for the next couple nights.
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Anywhere there is the water park...
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and Hopi Hari.
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Next morning and the view to both parks / Wet´n Wild
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and Hopi Hari.
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There we are, the entrance.
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A friend of Alessandra visited the park with us.
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Hmm, looks more european style here.
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The main street.
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Tower of Terror?
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No, La Tour Eiffel.
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Park Map.
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rondom photo point.
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That is what I am looking forward to. (I was thinking that at this point)
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They are also still happy and looking forward.
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Ahh, there is the coaster and a long line, waiting for it.
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The loading station.
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Lifthill shot
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The train in action.
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I think it looks better, than it actually was.
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After that horrible ride we made our way to the next coaster.
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Nice theming here.
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1 Million question: Who finds the sponsor of the park in this picture?
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Okay, here is the next one...
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Vurang.
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Uhh, someone needs to cut his nails.
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The ride was not bad at all, up to the next one.
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The loading station.
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Katapul.
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through the loop.
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up there and back.
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Sesam street fountin.
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Rio Bravo, to cool down.
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...
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...
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ha ha
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Yes, we enjoyed the ride.
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...
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The Wild West...
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was kind of empty today.
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A Saloon, let´s check it out.
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There they had a nice dancing show.
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Next Billi Billi
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Which was closed for the lunch break of the employee...!? Never had that before at a park. Anyway, we come back later.
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Hmm, what is that?
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Boats in a canal?
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Ahhh, Kastel Di Lendas... What?
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Alerta! Please stand up while riding and throw your glasses and cameras into the water. Thanks!
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Hmm, this really looks like...
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... It´s a small world after all, it´s a small world after all...
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... in a very scary and cheap version...
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... with a horrible song! Yes, it was worse than the origianal.
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Outdoor part... Will the ride ever end?
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Yes, with a dancing german couple! ugh
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After all that we made our way back to the entry, but what is missing here?
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and here? Yes, where is everyone?
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Thanks for reading, more is coming, soon!
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Postby cobra_roll06 » Fri Dec 28, 2007 6:55 am

Hey nice TR! Hopi Hari seems very much like a European park. Has a sort of Terra Mítica feel to it.
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Postby nemesis-storm » Fri Dec 28, 2007 7:05 am

Very nice trip report Soren. The park looks very well themed etc.

However it makes me miss 'Thunderlooper' :( How was Katapul ?
Look forward to rest of your trip report.

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Postby Hattuchili » Fri Dec 28, 2007 7:15 am

nemesis-storm wrote:However it makes me miss 'Thunderlooper' :( How was Katapul ?


Yes, Katapul (or do you want to call it: Thunderlooper or King Kobra) really made it around the world in the last 30 years. Actually I am not a big fan of these shuttle loop coasters, so for me it was not bad at all. I have no idea if the coaster is better or worse then it was as "Thunderlooper" at Alton Towers!? But hey, it looks like you have been on the coaster as well, at Alton Towers, right?

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Postby nemesis-storm » Fri Dec 28, 2007 7:25 am

Hattuchili wrote:Yes, Katapul (or do you want to call it: Thunderlooper or King Kobra) really made it around the world in the last 30 years. Actually I am not a big fan of these shuttle loop coasters, so for me it was not bad at all. I have no idea if the coaster is better or worse then it was as "Thunderlooper" at Alton Towers!? But hey, it looks like you have been on the coaster as well, at Alton Towers, right?

--Soren


Yeah indeed, it's certainly one of the world's most travelled coasters. Oh yes I went on "Thunderlooper" many times & always enjoyed it. Hence my little bit of sadness seeing pictures of it. But also I'm very glad it's still operating :)

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Postby robinschroder » Fri Dec 28, 2007 9:17 am

My thoughts exactly - Thunderlooper was great! Those were the days - a ride on Nemesis, then a ride on Thunderlooper, back to Nemesis, and so on... - hours and hours of fun!! :b Glad to see that it's safe and well!

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Postby TexTitan01 » Fri Dec 28, 2007 9:24 am

1. I know who the sponsor is! But I wont say, lest I ruin the fun for everyone else.

2. I may be culturally incorrect, but I think everyone left the park to go for a siesta (big long snooze in the middle of the day). Hmm, I bet Latin American parks can prove to be quite accessible during siesta...no crowds!
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Postby jackskellington101 » Fri Dec 28, 2007 9:30 am

Ok, that is one terrifying dark ride. They took the scariest ride at Disney and modified it to terrorize more people than ever before. Awesome TR Soren. Can't wait to see more.
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Postby odene497 » Fri Dec 28, 2007 10:27 am

This is a really nice TR. It put me back in the summer mood. =) And Montezum looks really cool, too bad it was crappy. Looks like a nicely themed park.

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Postby TheRapidsNerd » Fri Dec 28, 2007 11:27 am

Now that's a neat park. I like the themeing, and the style. Thanks for sharing this and for the Rio Bravo pics (Big grin).

Yes, Katapul (or do you want to call it: Thunderlooper or King Kobra)


Wondered if that might have been the King Kobra. Good to to see it running.

As for the sponsor in the picture...I'll pm you with the answer, as the person above had the right idea of not spoiling the fun.

Looking forward to the next chapter.

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