TPR Scandi Trip 2014 Mini Updates!

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TPR Scandi Trip 2014 Mini Updates!

Postby robbalvey » Fri Jun 13, 2014 2:01 pm

TPR Scandi Tour Updates:

Day 0 - Sommerland Sjaelland
Day 1 - Bakken
Day 2 - Tivoli Gardens
Day 3 - Bon Bon Land
Day 4 - Hansa Park
Day 5 - Legoland Billund
Day 6 Part 1 - Djurs Sommerland
Day 6 Part 2 - Tivoli Friheden
Day 7 - Farup Sommerland
Day 8 - TusenFryd
Day 9 - Liseberg
Day 10 - Skara Sommarland
Day 10-11 - Grona Lund
Day 12-13 - PowerPark
Day 14 - Sarkanniemi
Day 15 - Linnanmaki

Hey everyone!

Today is the start of our big 17-day Scandinavian Tour where we are hitting many parks, both big and small, in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Finland. This adventure should be EPIC!

We are live tweeting the entire trip! Follow us on Twitter @themeparkreview http://www.twitter.com/themeparkreview

Today we visited our "Pre-Trip" park, Sommerland Sjaelland. Having never been to this park before, we weren't too sure what to expect, but it was an AWESOME place. This is not a "big" park, as it's a smaller park aimed at families with kids. But we're all like 12 years old mentally, right? The park did a private buy-out event for us where the owners treated us to stories about the history of the park, tours of the different areas, a fantastic lunch, even more rides, more food, and it was just a great way way to kick things off!

Below are the photos and some video from our visit...

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Today TPR's Scandi Trip is pre-gaming at a little park called Sommerland Sjaelland!

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We have arrived at Sommerland Sjaelland! Should be fun!

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First coaster of the TPR Scandi Trip? WACKY WORM!!! :)


We have complete park ERT at Sommerland Sjaelland today! Starting off with the Wacky Worm!

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Self-operated zip line at Sommerland Sjaelland? Sure! That's awesome!!!


Self-operated zip line at Sommerland Sjaelland! This is totally fun!


Here's some self-operated zipline at Sommerland Sjaelland POV!

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Love that so many of the rides here are "self-operated!" Just put your kids in, close the gate, press the green button! Congrats, you're now a ride op!


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Our first lunch on the TPR Scandi Tour comes complete with beer! Welcome to Europe! :)

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All the areas of the park were nicely themed!


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Sommerland Sjaelland park owner Kare explaining how guests can control the water cannons from your cell phone!

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We are seriously having too much fun on the zipline at Sommerland Sjaelland!

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The park is starting a Human Cannonball show tomorrow, and we got a sneak preview of it!


We just saw a test run of the Human Cannonball show at Sommerland Sjaelland!


Looping Pinfari! Yup! :) More park ERT at Sommerland Sjaelland!

Here's a POV of the coaster!


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C'mon TPR, are you ready for this?

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Yes! We totally survived!

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Yup, we did it!


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Beer makes any TPR day better! Thank you Sommerland Sjaelland! :)

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And because we are all mentally children, they opened up the kids horse ride for us!

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Best photo of the day! Brony on a pony!!! lol


In the "never in America" department we have a field of un-attended trampolines at Sommerland Sjaelland.

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The park also opened up the gokarts for us. Good thing we did our drinking BEFORE we went driving! ;)

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Those are some brave riders on Sommerland Sjaelland looping Pinfari coaster!


Also in the "never in America" category, this crazy bouncy thing at Sommerland Sjaelland!
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You get some pretty serious air on these things!!!


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Sommerland Sjaelland also let us do their ropes course!

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Did that hurt Neil? I sure hope so! ;)

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Sommerland Sjaelland had this fun Amazon boat ride starring Neil!

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Gary's "day job" as a Jungle Cruise skipper sure did come in handy on this attraction!

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Oh, this guy is toast!


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I think Elissa looks pretty excited about the looping Pinfari! (And yes, we filmed her on it!) ;)

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Now that's a pretty awesome "Pinfari Face!"



Again in the "Never in America" department, this awesome thing at Sommerland Sjaelland!

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Nolan's I've cream has a giant growth on the side of it!

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The park brought out these traditional Danish desserts which were delicious!

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Kåre & Mette, the owners of the park, were amazing! Took great care of us and loved hearing their stories!


Girls jumping on trampolines! It's like the Man Show never went off the air!

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Had a FANTASTIC day at Sommerland Sjaelland! Great pre-start to our #TPRScandi trip!

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For dinner tonight, we have taken over the Wagamama at Tivoli for our Scandi welcome dinner!

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For Elissa & Garbles, it's all about the gyoza at Wagamama!

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Our TPR members are taking advantage of the "alcohol included" option at Wagamama Scandi welcome dinner!

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Back at the hotel, the TPR international snack & alcohol (but mostly alcohol) exchange is well underway!

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Do these men need more alcohol? Answer now! Yes/No

More to come soon! Follow us on Twitter @themeparkreview http://www.twitter.com/themeparkreview for live updates!

Thanks for reading!

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Re: TPR Scandi Trip 2014 Mini Updates!

Postby cfc » Fri Jun 13, 2014 2:33 pm

Aw, I wish I could've made Scandi this year. Looks like you're off to a great start!
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Postby larrygator » Fri Jun 13, 2014 2:42 pm

I spy, Sheriff Academy (Desperados) at the park. Now I'm super jealous.
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Re: TPR Scandi Trip 2014 Mini Updates!

Postby rcjp » Fri Jun 13, 2014 2:46 pm

I quite like the idea of self-operated rides too!
Looks like a fun start.
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Re: TPR Scandi Trip 2014 Mini Updates!

Postby Maplepancake » Fri Jun 13, 2014 3:34 pm

Awesome start to a trip! Can't wait to see everything else!
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Postby mattnz » Fri Jun 13, 2014 3:44 pm

Looks like the pre-trip park provided some awesome 'TPR moments'. Have a great time everyone - hoping to get to this part of the world with TPR some day!
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Postby _koppen » Fri Jun 13, 2014 4:40 pm

Awesome!

I totally forgot were you were, been so busy lately that I pretty much lost track of time.
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Postby ftdude16 » Fri Jun 13, 2014 4:56 pm

Okay did anybody fall off of that green spinning machine thing of death? I mean they were spinning around pretty dang fast on that and wow it must have been really tough to hang on. :wtf:
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Postby GrapesLie » Fri Jun 13, 2014 8:10 pm

Awesome I hope everyone has a blast! I'm half saved for 2016 so can't wait! :b Can't wait for more updates this should keep me entertained at work over the next couple weeks!

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Postby booink » Fri Jun 13, 2014 8:44 pm

I so wish there was self-operated rides in America, I always dreamed of beeing a ride op! =)
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