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Re: Chuck's TPR Shameless Nostalgia Trip Thread

PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2020 10:10 am
by cal1br3tto
Canobie Coaster wrote:Was Voyage running one of Raven's train in that photo? The train looks red in the photo and I thought it always had purple trains.


Yes. The borrowed train was informally known as "Ravage."

Re: Chuck's TPR Shameless Nostalgia Trip Thread

PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2020 1:07 pm
by DBru
^Unfortunately, this effort combined with the Timberliner fiasco resulted in Voyage running 6 car trains indefinitely (opposed to the original 7).

Re: Chuck's TPR Shameless Nostalgia Trip Thread

PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2020 5:07 pm
by cfc
Australia 2011
Ah, yes! The Land Down Under! They mysterious continent that gave us some one-hit wonders like Men at Work and Paul Hogan, cuddly koala bears that look down on you with disdain, kangaroos and giant birds that will KILL YOU over an ice-cream cone filled with alfalfa pellets, and Vegemite, an industrial lubricant masquerading as a condiment. There's also this very high bridge you can climb.

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I've always wanted to visit Australia, and I enjoyed TPR's tour of part of this vast country, which was full of friendly folks, along with all sorts of bugs, reptiles, and other creatures dedicated to your untimely death. Yes, we saw plenty of animals on this trip, along with gorgeous scenery. I enjoyed the parks, too.

Aussie enthusiasts tend to be a bit sheepish about their parks, but I don't know why. They had plenty of good stuff to offer.

1. Warner Bros. Movie World has one of the best launched Intamin coasters anywhere: Superman Escape (which should not be confused with SF Magic Mountain's Superman: Escape from Krypton, which you won't find at the Australian Magic Mountain).

2. How many wooden Wild Mouse coasters are still running? The Luna Park and Aussie World ones were fun, but I think the latter's coaster was removed.

3. Luna Park Melbourne's Scenic Railway is one of the oldest operating wooden coasters in the world (it's been thrilling riders since 1912).

G'day! Welcome to Sydney! Hope you Bruces and Sheilas aren't feeling too jetlagged.

Re: Chuck's TPR Shameless Nostalgia Trip Thread

PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2020 5:31 pm
by cfc
More from TPR's Australia Trip. Take care not to chunder.

Re: Chuck's TPR Shameless Nostalgia Trip Thread

PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2020 6:21 pm
by SharkTums
I would really like to do another TPR Australia trip, it was a lot of fun and such a fun country.

Re: Chuck's TPR Shameless Nostalgia Trip Thread

PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2020 6:59 pm
by Canobie Coaster
Great report! I'm looking forward to making it to Australia at some point. Looks like a beautiful country with some good rides.

Re: Chuck's TPR Shameless Nostalgia Trip Thread

PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2020 11:06 pm
by The Great Zo
Scenic World looks appropriately scenic. I'd only heard about the place before because of the whole thing with Orphan Rocker, but if I can live through visiting four parks with inoperable RMCs, I can probably handle that one.

Also, calling an SLC "Lethal Weapon" is a little too on-the-nose.

Re: Chuck's TPR Shameless Nostalgia Trip Thread

PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2020 4:53 am
by DBru
SharkTums wrote:I would really like to do another TPR Australia trip, it was a lot of fun and such a fun country.


Yes, please!

Re: Chuck's TPR Shameless Nostalgia Trip Thread

PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2020 4:59 am
by cfc
The Great Zo wrote:Scenic World looks appropriately scenic. I'd only heard about the place before because of the whole thing with Orphan Rocker, but if I can live through visiting four parks with inoperable RMCs, I can probably handle that one.

Also, calling an SLC "Lethal Weapon" is a little too on-the-nose.


Scenic World is a beautiful place and worth a visit. I think the SLC has since been rethemed to Batman.

Re: Chuck's TPR Shameless Nostalgia Trip Thread

PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2020 7:04 pm
by Electerik
cfc wrote: Ah, yes! The Land Down Under! They mysterious continent that gave us some one-hit wonders like Men at Work and Paul Hogan,



Perhaps you are referring here to Men at Work's chart-topping hit song, "Who Can It Be Now?"

Or maybe you mean their SECOND number-one hit, "Down Under"?

Well, Chuck, which is it?