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Re: Europe 2016 - Robb & Elissa Traveling Around Riding Stuf

PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 12:37 pm
by robbalvey

And here's why I don't give a crap about what a bunch of Dutch roller coaster nerds have to say...
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We posted that video just 4 hours ago and it already has 65,000 views with over 5,000 reactions only FOUR of them being negative. We simply do not cater to "coaster enthusiasts" as much as we cater to a general park-loving audience. If a bunch of die-hard coaster geeks love our videos, GREAT, but if they want to hate on our videos/opinions/whatever, we just do not care. They aren't our target audience.

Re: Europe 2016 - Robb & Elissa Traveling Around Riding Stuf

PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 12:58 pm
by Satans Hockey
All these pictures and reports are wonderful. The only thing that makes me sad is that I wish Six Flags and Cedar Fair would have at least half the theming that some of these parks have. They all look like a lot of fun. I would love to get over there one day.

Re: Europe 2016 - Robb & Elissa Traveling Around Riding Stuf

PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 1:32 pm
by michaellynn4
What intrigues me the most about that photo is that apparently there are four very misguided people that get sad while watching a Lost Gravity POV.

Re: Europe 2016 - Robb & Elissa Traveling Around Riding Stuf

PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 1:51 pm
by robbalvey
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Today we visited the cute "Potts Park" in Germany! Home to a bunch of funky awesome "operate it yourself" rides!

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Potts Park's star attraction was this interesting powered suspended "you control the speed" coaster.

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The "operate it yourself" Boat Jumping ride is always a popular attraction at these little German parks!



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We of course had to do the Bunny Ride at Potts Park!



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They had some pretty awesome "slides of death!"



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German Currywurst and pretzels! I love being back in this country!



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Oh yeah, there was also a full-sized junior coaster here, but this is a park where it's more than just a "credit!"

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Let's just say that "walking on stilts" didn't go over so well...

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A few of the other fun family rides at Potts Park. Most of them self-operated or self powered.



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One of the bathrooms was some sort of "toilet museum" with all kinds of weird bathroom artwork & displays!

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There was an indoor science center filled with little hands-on displays for kids to play with. It was really cool!

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Playing around in the Water Garden at Potts Park. It's not warm outside but we didn't care! :)



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What a great fun little family park! We love parks like this. Such a nice balance from bigger theme parks!


Re: Europe 2016 - Robb & Elissa Traveling Around Riding Stuf

PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 2:10 pm
by djmcbell
michaellynn4 wrote:What intrigues me the most about that photo is that apparently there are four very misguided people that get sad while watching a Lost Gravity POV.


It touched them in places they didn't want to be touched.

Re: Europe 2016 - Robb & Elissa Traveling Around Riding Stuf

PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 2:15 pm
by djmcbell
Pott's Park, "PARK OF THE FUTURE" (circa 1930). Still, looks pretty fun. Maybe they need to look at the Green Dragon coaster in Snowdonia, which is lifted to the top of the lift hill by the weight of the guests. Means the coaster essentially doesn't need electricity (but absolutely knackers the guests).

Re: Europe 2016 - Robb & Elissa Traveling Around Riding Stuf

PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 4:12 pm
by ObeyTheShihTzu!
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Today we visited the cute "Potts Park" in Germany! Home to a bunch of funky awesome "operate it yourself" rides!
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Laughing out loud at all the fun you guys were having at the 'do-it-yourself' Potts Park, brought back my memory of an old Mark Twain quote: "It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog."
You can have the VERY, VERY best time in the SIMPLEST of parks. When it comes to good times, "size DOESN'T matter!" (That said, I think every city in the U.S. should have its OWN Potts Park! Maybe we can get it on the political referendums for 2016!)
And, while we're at it, Ban Roller Coaster Wars!!! =)

Re: Europe 2016 - Robb & Elissa Traveling Around Riding Stuf

PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 4:18 pm
by boldikus
Awesome stuff so far, as always. That last park looks awesome - I wanna Boat Jump! :b

Re: Europe 2016 - Robb & Elissa Traveling Around Riding Stuf

PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 4:22 pm
by Nrthwnd
I think these kinds of parks would be great for the non-exercising adults, too. (i.e. me)

I mean, really have FUN, while you power everything up with your body, feet, arms, etc.

Re: Europe 2016 - Robb & Elissa Traveling Around Riding Stuf

PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 5:42 pm
by Jakizle
Wow, that looks so much fun! The video of Elissa pedaling up Kristen is amazing :lmao: