2013 TPR Tour Questionnaire is out!

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Postby mightypotato » Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:40 pm

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Oddly, I was putting together a trip more or less the exact same as the Texas/Midwest trip myself for next year (without Texas though). To have included Holiday World would have taken us waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay out of the way and would not have made any sense. Same goes for Indiana Beach.

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Postby robbalvey » Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:42 pm

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eltororider wrote:Why do i have a feeling holiday world is going to be a surprise stop?


Don't get your hopes up. If you look at the amount of days, driving, and parks, you will see there's really no way to go!

I just wish midwest was doing Holiday world and KI, I wasn't impessed with Great America this summer, it's like thier employees don't care. They will let people line jump and just look the other way, even security. :(

It's just not possible to add "everything" on a trip. MidWest is already right up against the most amount of days and the cost we like one of our USA trips. Whenever we go to Cedar Point, it's already a longer, more expensive trip because we stay at Breakers, buy lots of ERT, FastLane passes, etc. Adding Holiday World and Kings Island would be having to add two whole days, possibly three, and at least $400 onto the overall cost of the trip.

It's just too out of the way and expensive to add those parks.

We just went to Holiday World and SFGam two years ago, and since SFGAm just added a major new coaster, that was the deciding factor of why we chose to go that route.

I'm sure we will offer another trip in the near future that will include Holiay World and Kings Island.

But seriously, you'll be riding *ALL THREE* Rocky Mountain coasters in one trip! How is that not already awesome???
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Postby eltororider » Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:51 pm

I'm really not trying to criticize anyone here I'm just going to state some research i found. If you switch holiday world with great america, you actually SAVE 1 hour of driving from st louis to cedar point not to mention kings island is right on the way if you go from holiday world. I'm just stating my personal opinion that I wanted to go to holiday world over great america but nevertheless, I'm sure theres another reason why it's not included. No ERT may very well be the reason why holiday world's not included for all i know. Again not trying to start anything here, just have a high curiosity of the voyage because I have yet to find a roller coaster better than el toro and people say this is it. But i have heard great things about these trips and I'm 100% sure this will be a great trip even without holiday world.
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Postby SharkTums » Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:17 pm

805Andrew wrote:Wow I want to go on three of these trips :Texas/Midwest, Japan, and UK. I've never been to Texas before and can't go to Texas without going to Schlitterbahn. Will Schlitterbahn (the one in New Braunfels) be considered on the Texas trip? I was also hoping Holiday World and/or Indiana Beach would be on the Midwest part of the trip but I'm guessing they must be really out of the way if they're not on the itinerary.


Schlitterbahn will be our early arrival park for the Texas Midwest Trip. It will be an addon for anyone able to come in a day early!

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Postby SharkTums » Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:19 pm

eltororider wrote:I'm really not trying to criticize anyone here I'm just going to state some research i found. If you switch holiday world with great america, you actually SAVE 1 hour of driving from st louis to cedar point not to mention kings island is right on the way if you go from holiday world. I'm just stating my personal opinion that I wanted to go to holiday world over great america but nevertheless, I'm sure theres another reason why it's not included. No ERT may very well be the reason why holiday world's not included for all i know. Again not trying to start anything here, just have a high curiosity of the voyage because I have yet to find a roller coaster better than el toro and people say this is it. But i have heard great things about these trips and I'm 100% sure this will be a great trip even without holiday world.


That's YOUR opinion. We've hit up Holiday World on at least two previous TPR Trips and gotten great perks. There just wasn't that much of a draw to go there next year as there's nothing new for most people. SFGAm has X-Flight which a bunch of our members have not yet ridden. It's also much more of a full day park. Like others have said, shorter drive or not, Holiday World is out of the way for our itinerary.

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Postby cfc » Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:30 pm

eltororider wrote:have a high curiosity of the voyage because I have yet to find a roller coaster better than el toro and people say this is it.


Frankly, they're wrong. But that's just my opinion. ;)
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Postby Dragon Khan » Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:55 pm

^200% agreed. Matter of taste but imho, Voyage is probably less exciting than say Legend. If you really go to HW to knock Toro off its top place in your chart, you're probably in for a big letdown. Something I would like to add is, most of the time, when you go on a trip, it's a ride you hadn't even thought about that will surprise you the most, whereas the most anticipated coasters sometimes feel like "overrated". This happened to me on EC2008 with Boulderdash which changed my life, whereas SROS was just not what I had expected it to be... Same in 2010 with Voyage (letdown) but on the positive side, many Premier rides (Powder Keg...) or GCI's like Renegade...
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Postby eltororider » Fri Nov 02, 2012 2:08 pm

Dragon Khan wrote:^200% agreed. Matter of taste but imho, Voyage is probably less exciting than say Legend. If you really go to HW to knock Toro off its top place in your chart, you're probably in for a big letdown. Something I would like to add is, most of the time, when you go on a trip, it's a ride you hadn't even thought about that will surprise you the most, whereas the most anticipated coasters sometimes feel like "overrated". This happened to me on EC2008 with Boulderdash which changed my life, whereas SROS was just not what I had expected it to be... Same in 2010 with Voyage (letdown) but on the positive side, many Premier rides (Powder Keg...) or GCI's like Renegade...


You make a great point. I really just wanted to see why people think it's better than el toro because i really don't think i will ever find a roller coaster that will knock el toro off the top of my list. As for what happened to you that actually happened to me this year. I went to Cedar Point really to see if millennium force would knock off el toro for me. An absolute huge letdown for me. I didn't hate it but it's no where near my top 10. No airtime and it went so fast that bugs were being smacked into my face and they hurt. On the other side of that was magnum. Did not expect much from this ride but i found the airtime to be INCREDIBLE! I ended up riding that ride more than any other ride during my stay and it actually moved in front of nitro on my top 10 list. Maverick was somewhat the same story. I questioned how good a ride could really be only 110 feet off the ground. The only ride i've been on more intense than that is el toro. 2 incredible rides get overshadowed by an overrated millennium force so great points dragonkhan.
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Postby 805Andrew » Fri Nov 02, 2012 6:47 pm

SharkTums wrote:
805Andrew wrote:Wow I want to go on three of these trips :Texas/Midwest, Japan, and UK. I've never been to Texas before and can't go to Texas without going to Schlitterbahn. Will Schlitterbahn (the one in New Braunfels) be considered on the Texas trip? I was also hoping Holiday World and/or Indiana Beach would be on the Midwest part of the trip but I'm guessing they must be really out of the way if they're not on the itinerary.


Schlitterbahn will be our early arrival park for the Texas Midwest Trip. It will be an addon for anyone able to come in a day early!


Thanks! I will definitely consider this trip if I can get the funds for it by the deadline (assuming its not full). Schlitterbahn as an add-on is smart as not everyone is into water parks but I definitely am =)
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Postby Voxelmatic » Fri Nov 02, 2012 6:51 pm

Woah... Schlitterbahn? I'm in!
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