Erik & Smisty & TPR do Holland, Poland, and Swedeland

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Re: Erik & Smisty & TPR do Holland, Poland, and Swedeland

Postby Electerik » Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:04 pm

The Great Zo wrote:Legendia was a pleasant surprise, and your trip report does a good job at pointing out their "very specific noun" ride names, which I also find quite amusing.


They had a ride called Sky Flyer, but on one directional sign, it was written as Sky Flayer, which is just so much more metal. \m/
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Re: Erik & Smisty & TPR do Holland, Poland, and Swedeland

Postby A.J. » Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:33 am

Electerik wrote:Sure, I don't see why anyone would have a problem with this.

So did you actually try Mike Tyson's shady energy drink? The TPR-reading public wants to know!

The Great Zo wrote:I think most of us enjoyed it, but it just wasn't necessarily for the right reasons... like when something's just off by a little bit and you can't quite pinpoint why, but it makes you laugh anyway.

I found both Poland parks we visited to be a little "creepy" in this way, especially with the background music tracks (with the exception of Hyperion and Zadra).

As a designer, Energylandia drove me nuts. I have so many "what's wrong with this picture?" photos to show my coworkers. Certainly some pretty good coasters though.
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Re: Erik & Smisty & TPR do Holland, Poland, and Swedeland

Postby SharkTums » Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:33 am

A.J. wrote:Certainly some pretty good coasters though.


I count two. Define "some"!!!! :Pr

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Re: Erik & Smisty & TPR do Holland, Poland, and Swedeland

Postby A.J. » Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:26 am

Three. Hyperion and Formula for sure, and I really liked the Dragon, the green / blue Vekoma suspended.
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Re: Erik & Smisty & TPR do Holland, Poland, and Swedeland

Postby SharkTums » Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:31 am

^I'll give you 2.5. As Hyperion didn't run great and Dragon is a junior. =)

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Re: Erik & Smisty & TPR do Holland, Poland, and Swedeland

Postby Electerik » Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:50 am

I'll defend Hyperion, for sure. And yes, Formula was good. I didn't ride Dragon, because I couldn't be arsed.

But, hang on a second there, AJ. Legendia was "creepy"? How dare you, sir! Legendia is the bestest boy!
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Re: Erik & Smisty & TPR do Holland, Poland, and Swedeland

Postby robbalvey » Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:13 am

Electerik wrote:I'll defend Hyperion, for sure.

I honestly wish I had ONLY taken my first two rides on Hyperion in the middle of the front and the middle of the back because I really enjoyed it. But then I got stuck on the end seats and it just rattled too much for my liking. I'm happy other people come away from it giving it a thumbs up because I actually do not think it's a bad ride at all, just the park needs to do better maintenance on their trains to bring the overall quality up to what the ride deserves.

But I do admit to looking at things from the perspective of "if that third ride I took (my worst of the five I had) was someone's very first and only ride on it, they would come away thinking it's a terrible ride." And I think the coaster deserves better than that.

The entire park was probably my biggest disappointment of my entire month park-hopping across Europe.

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Re: Erik & Smisty & TPR do Holland, Poland, and Swedeland

Postby Canobie Coaster » Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:33 am

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Re: Erik & Smisty & TPR do Holland, Poland, and Swedeland

Postby A.J. » Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:26 pm

Electerik wrote:But, hang on a second there, AJ. Legendia was "creepy"? How dare you, sir! Legendia is the bestest boy!

Honestly? It was the background music (weird, I know), and that there were a bunch of rides just sitting there in pieces. The park itself has a wonderful setting, it still has that city park feel even though it's a theme park now, and the management were so good to us. For those reasons (and Lech Coaster because it's amazing), I would absolutely still go there again.
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Re: Erik & Smisty & TPR do Holland, Poland, and Swedeland

Postby The Great Zo » Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:33 pm

They definitely still have some work to do -- based on what we saw from the newer developments at Legendia, I wouldn't be surprised if some of those older / broken rides are on their way out. They aren't the full package quite yet, but they're on the right track.

Whereas Energylandia jumped the rails, if there even were any to begin with.
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