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Fri Aug 10, 2007 6:29 am

Tömmioh wrote: whereabout is the new Star Flyer in the park?


It's half way between Super Wirbel (Vekoma death machine) and the water ski stadium.

Thanks for the comments.


JJ

Fri Aug 10, 2007 7:50 am

*GREAT* shots of EGF, Jeff! All those parks looks beautiful!

-Zach

Fri Aug 10, 2007 11:29 am

Your pictures are just awesome, Jeff. Can't believe what beautiful countryside some of those parks are on.

Shari

Mon Aug 13, 2007 10:20 pm

Day 12

Toverland, amusement park in a box.

We actually spent the night at Hotel Ling Bao at Phantasialand. We had ERT in the morning there and headed out at 1pm for Toverland.

For this Photo TR, I'll only do the Toverland pics. Toverland was another unexpected surprise! The rides were fun, the hospitality was incredible, and Troy, pretty damn good!

Enjoy the pics!
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I don't know if this was a regular bus or just for the parking lot, but I liked the way it looked.
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Here it is, Toverland...
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... Amusement park in a box. (Actually, 2 huge warehouses)
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They knew we were coming, and they still welcomed us!
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Robb and the PR lady, up in the exclusive, 2nd floor VIP dining area.
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As you can see, Boomerang is NOT a Boomerang.
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Boomerang pretty much covered over half of the first building.
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Me, with James wearing the shirt from his new #1 coaster.
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It was actually a decent ride.
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Jim sees something suspicious, while Larry tries to morph.
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Larry was trying damn hard to get everyone sick!
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Amusement park in a box.
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Yoda says "Ride me, and I'll get you wet!" This was an indoor/outdoor flume.
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The Hoffman girl tries to do a cartwheel in the barrel in the deadly funhouse.

(I actually did it! Jim has the video proof!)
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Playing with our dessert!
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A couple of years ago, Toverland decided to think of putting a coaster outside the box.
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Booster Bike was a lot of fun.
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Though getting good pictures was kind of difficult.
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The flume actually got you wetter on the indoor portion.
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Bobkart, the powered Alpine slide, was not worth the 45 minute wait.
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Big Mike tackling the obstacle course.
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The real reason we came!
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Sorry Joey. USC still, um well, you know. BLOWS!
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Troy.
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Nice twisty stuff!
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Piers and Jim find the restraints to be more than exciting!
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Carl's trying to prove he has a many teeth as the Hoffman girl.
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Coming into the station fly-by.
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First drop goodness.
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TPR peeps during ERT.
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As get out of here gifts, Toverland gave us souvenir stars and Troy wood. (Reportedly from the fallen structure, I believe.)
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Thank you Toverland! We had a great time!
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Time to head back to Phantasialand.
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Thanks for reading.

Next up: The final part, Phantasialand.
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Tue Aug 14, 2007 1:52 am

Great update and pics of Toverland.

Fri Aug 17, 2007 11:42 pm

Time to finish this up.

We stayed at the Ling Bao hotel at Phantasialand for 2 nights. The Dragon bar was awesome! Unfortunately, it was closed the 2nd night we were there.

A big thanks goes out to Morgan who translated a menu for us, so we had food delivered to us in the LiRiver bar down in the lobby.

Phantasialand was a beautiful park with really good attention to detail in their theming. Black Mamba was ok, as was the "Michael Jackson Thrill Ride", but the ride that made it for me was Winjas.

OK, I've typed to much. Time for pictures.
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The hotel Ling Bao, a 4 star hotel.
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See?
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The building Winjas was in.
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What Phantasialand was all about!
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Choose Thy Fate!
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Lou, Hector, Ed and ???, ready to take a spin!
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From the 1001 Arabian Nights ride (Think Akbar meets Peter Pan type dark ride) you could see the spinny boat ride, some kiddie rides and our hotel.
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Into the scary Blue Dragon's mouth.
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Gold Epcot ball, but where's the wand?
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Next to the park entrance.
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Unmolested fountains.
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A look down mainstreet.
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A walk down mainstreet (like the originality there?)
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Beautiful Archway
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I really liked this carousel!
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The backside of their newest ride Talocan.
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It's just a big giant Topspin...
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With water effects...
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and a little bit of fire.
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Look! A children's ride! (aka: Colorado Adventure, The Michael Jackson Thrill Ride)
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It was actually pretty good.
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and fairly long too!
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But WHY are there so many children here???
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The Hoffman girl finished her snack and was looking for a place to put her stick.
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The monorail was actually kind of cool.
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Even the TOTALLY strange dark ride was TPR approved.
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A lot of us decided to eat in the Mexican restaurant.
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Temple of the Nighthawk. Enough said.
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Rapids ride.
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A close up for those interested.
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Looks like we be deep in Africa
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I loved this dude's costume!
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The Hoffman girl giggled when she saw that the hermaphrodite had an "outie".
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The theming around Black Mamba was quite exquisite.
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But they had NO regards for the Indian burial ground.
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Lou, Hector and James during ERT
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Nice vertical loop.
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Different angle.
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Just floating thru the grass.
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It did have some really good foot choppers during the last part of the ride that just meandered it's way back to the station.
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Funniest moment of the trip!! A member of the GP who was a fan of TPR, saw Elissa and asked for her autograph!!
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Well, somebody's still awake after looking at all my pictures.
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Time to start heading home.
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Instead of doing updates, this is what Robb does when people complain!!
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Thanks to Elissa, Robb and everyone on the trip. I had a great time. I hope you enjoyed the pictures.
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Sat Aug 18, 2007 5:29 am

Awesome job with the photos. See you soon in Japan.

dt

Sat Aug 18, 2007 8:41 am

Great pictures Jeff. I had a blast hanging out with you old man and watching freak out like a little girl when you touched the slug at Tripsdrill. Good memories.

JimmyBo

Sat Aug 18, 2007 12:05 pm

^I so wish I saw that. I am gonna bring a slug with me to Japan....wait, they will probably have them there to eat Jeff!

Sat Aug 18, 2007 1:35 pm

Great TR Jeff!

I just when through the whole lot and it brought back loads of great memories :)
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