Texas/Midwest 2013 Tour Mini-Updates!

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Texas/Midwest 2013 Tour Mini-Updates!

Postby robbalvey » Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:40 am

Hey everyone!

The last few days we have been touring around Texas to several different parks on our TPR Texas/Mid-West Tour! Let's get you guys all up to speed on a few things we've been doing.

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First off, yes, Iron Rattler and Texas Giant have still been closed, which is a bummer, but if there is one thing I think we excel at with our tours is turning a disappointing situation into something AWESOME! So in short, yes, we have made lemonade in Texas, and it hasn't even been from our own pee! (It's because we're sweating too much to pee!)

Anyway, onto a few photos....
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"You guys ready to ride?"
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The view from the top of Master Blaster!
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We had cabanas for our group the entire day so we could come back any time and relax! (Highly recommend this service!!!)
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Our first un-official trip day (or day zero as we call it) started at Schlitterbahn! (I know, I know, the last thing you wanted to see when you opened up this trip report was that much man boob!)
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We started the day out with some ERT on Master Blaster...
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Then we tube chuted our way over to Surfenburg via "The Falls" - the world's longest water ride!
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They had these signs up all over the park welcoming us! That was awesome!
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The "Original" Schlitterbahn part of the park has that "Ye Olde Swimming Hole" kinda feel to it...
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"Swim up margarita bar? Yes, please!" (They certainly knew exactly where to put the TPR sign!) =)
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Elissa sporting her Japanese towel/hoodie! (Wonder when these are gonna catch on in America?)
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TPR members know how to close out an awesome day at the park!
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Our welcome dinner that evening was some awesome "NYC Style Pizza" thanks to Grimaldi's!
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What a great ending to a great day!
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Re: Texas/Midwest 2013 Tour Min-Updates!

Postby robbalvey » Fri Aug 02, 2013 5:01 am

Next up... Six Flags Fiesta Texas!

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With Iron Rattler being closed, what's the next best thing? ERT ON BOOMERANG!!!
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Just kidding, just kidding... we started our day out on Superman!
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What a great way to wake up!
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Then we also had ERT on Poltergeist...
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Welcome back Poltergeist riders...how was your ride?
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Then the park opened up the Boardwalk area exclusively for TPR...
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And we had ERT on Pandemonium...
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Get ready to make a Big Spin!
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The park also gave us ERT on Scooby Doo! Blast away!
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Yes, we are credit whoring! =)
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To help us cope with the pain of Iron Rattler being closed, we had beer included with our lunch! =)
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The only supplies you need on a TPR tour... other than roller coasters! ;)
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Even with Iron Rattler closed, the park did give us a backstage tour of the ride. Thank you guys!
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We had reserved seats for Lone Star Nites, which is Six Flags Fiesta Texas' awesome night time show that we like to call "A salute to the United States.... but mostly Texas!" =)
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They even included a shout out to TPR in the show!!!
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Then we had some more ERT at night starting with Superman!
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And for those with Texas-sized balls... Sky Screamer!
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I even got to take a ride on Superman with the parks marketing director, Jeffrey Siebert!
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Overall, it was a great visit to Six Flags Fiesta Texas!

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Re: Texas/Midwest 2013 Tour Min-Updates!

Postby robbalvey » Fri Aug 02, 2013 5:20 am

Next up... SeaWorld San Antonio!

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TPR! Welcome to SeaWorld!
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SKLOOSH!!! ERT started on Journey to Atlantis!
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How about some ERT on Steel Eel?
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Steel Eel was running AWESOME! Loads of airtime!
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We all managed to get in quite a few rides on it as well.
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Shark themed roller coasters! Yesssssss!!!
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Watch our for the Sharknado!
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Hey look! We walked right in and saw penguins! Amazing!
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Now this is how TPR trips should be... Roller coaster and then chill! What could be better?
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Ok...maybe some food!
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We had a few guests of honor join us at our lunch! (and no, we didn't eat them! Ok, well, maybe one of them!) =)
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We had King Julian join us! (Does Universal know???)
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And yes, we also did some credit whoring here. ;)
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If it's SeaWorld...there must be fish!
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Sea Horse Sex!!!!
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One of these is a whale...but I'm not sure which!
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Apparently, it was a pretty exhausting day at SeaWorld! =)
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Watching Paperman on the bus... trying to keep it classy! (of course this was followed by Tosh.0)
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Our night ended with another TPR "International Snack Exchange" where our members from all over the world bring food from their local area to share! It was amazing!

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Re: Texas/Midwest 2013 Tour Min-Updates!

Postby robbalvey » Fri Aug 02, 2013 5:48 am

Next up... Six Flags Over Texas and the Texas State Fair Park!

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We went to Six Flags Over Texas.
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Then we went over to the Texas State Fair Park's "Summer Adventures" where we were welcomed with some amazingly warm hospitality!
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Some of these guys got layed for the first time ever, today! =)
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We took a ride on the Windstorm (which came from Fun Forest in Seattle!)
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And since it was hotter than the sun outside, the ride ops were spraying everyone with water! This was amazing!!!
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The real sad and pathetic credit whores ride alone! =)
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How is it that one of the smallest coasters of the trip so far, turned out to be AMAZING!
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This thing spun faster than any teacup I've been on!
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They even had one of these things!
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The Texas State Fairgrounds is home to this new 500 foot Intamin observation tower!
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This guy is going to haunt my nightmares for the rest of my life!!!
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In a tragically amazing moment, TPR joins in singing "Bohemian Rhapsody" in the giant sing-a-long!
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We finally manged to get Garbels to take a proper bath in the fun house!
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After the park closed we had a meal (with beer) and an hour of ERT on the Flowrider! Now the fun REALLY began! =)
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KidTums rode her first Flowrider today! She did awesome!!!
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And once again, we got Garbles to take a bath! =)
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Elissa mid-Somersault doing her Flowrider tricks! (this should make some fanboys VERY happy!)
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Hanno proves to the world that he is, in fact, a man! =)
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We seriously had an awesome awesome AWESOME visit to the Texas State Fair Park!
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Again, I just want to say what an AWESOME visit we had today at the Texas State Fair Park! Thank you for your hospitality! Thank you for "saving the day" - You guys were GREAT!!!
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Re: Texas/Midwest 2013 Tour Mini-Updates!

Postby robbalvey » Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:01 am

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Re: Texas/Midwest 2013 Tour Mini-Updates!

Postby cfc » Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:08 am

Good to see the shark hoodie towel in Texas. Maybe these will catch on in the states in time for SyFy's next amazing shark flick.

I'm sure that KT is already better at the Flowrider than I'll ever be.
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Re: Texas/Midwest 2013 Tour Mini-Updates!

Postby ernierocker » Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:10 am

Summer Adventures was a huge surprise! Jungle Twist was so out of control, Jake and I spun for a good
30 seconds after the ride stopped. The dark ride was a nice surprise and the water tokens were a nice touch by the park.
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Re: Texas/Midwest 2013 Tour Mini-Updates!

Postby Erik Johnson » Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:13 am

Been an awesome trip so far. The Summer Adventures park at the fair grounds was a fantastic surprise! Especially with the cool dark ride that I had no idea existed.
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Re: Texas/Midwest 2013 Tour Mini-Updates!

Postby Hilltopper39 » Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:14 am

I bet the operators at Steel Eel just love love working on an uncovered station platform, in Texas, in the Summer :devil: .

Despite the minor set backs from unforeseen ride closures the trip looks great so far. Hopefully Outlaw Run will more than make up for it.

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Re: Texas/Midwest 2013 Tour Mini-Updates!

Postby Jakizle » Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:15 am

Seriously the time at Summer Adventures at Fair Park was awesome!!! Great hospitality and some of the attractions were actually really fun. Plus flow rider ERT! Thanks to Robb, Elissa, and the park for making this happen!

The bath(s) were also great! Cya later Texas!

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