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Sat Dec 06, 2008 6:29 am

Time for another update..
Day 4.. all about Universal..

First stop Islands of Adventure..

Below is a selection of my pics for that day.. the next update might be about Halloween Horror Nights..

enough said..

The weather was great.. let's enjoy some more coasters
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Always nice to hear that your are welcome
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the picture everybody has..
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bring it on... bring it on..
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Interesting ride...
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After the East-Coast trip i was looking forward to this one.. Dark Castle or Spiderman?? graphics or effects..
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Time to check out the place a little more.. plenty of theming..
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my first encounter with "the lost continent"
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drewling over a view...
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skipped it.. did not feel like getting wet..
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the food was not bad indeed...
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patience...
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curious to see how this will end.. some day i'll be back..
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towers..
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Duelling Dragons and their fluffy, fluffy bunnies filled with medicine and goo..
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sorry, did not feel like waiting for the trains..
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but there is more..
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Time to cool down a little..
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owh my.. what should i say about this..
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don't fall...
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there was a reason for this picture..
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I guess it's a big hit on this side of the ocean.. the movie etc hardly made it to my home.. so this was interesting for me..
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going round and round and..
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time to chill a little and enjoy the view..
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i blame the sun..
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is it love?
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Thanks for the excellent time..
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Sun Dec 14, 2008 12:29 pm

I'm almost done with the updates..

So here's another one.

Universal and Halloween Horror Nights.

Looking through my pictures.. i had the feeling that some were missing on my computer... I'll have to do some searching to see where those have ended up (or if my mind is playing tricks on me) I might present them later on in another update.. if they are interesting enough.

Anyway.. Most of the pictures are related to Horror Nights..

Hope you like them..
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somewhere during the day we were given the opportunity to "go where nobody had gone before.."
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competition...
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this walk back was just amazing. Hearing all the stories behind it.. made it even more interesting during the night
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most of my walkback pictures failed... i just don't like using flash.. and well.. i can only blame myself
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a park map always comes in handy
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during the day.. this might have looked cheap.. but once it became dark.. it was amazing..
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After some fluffy, fluffy bunny filled with medicine and goo fun.. i did enjoy this ride.
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enjoying the view while sitting against a light post??
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Imagine what you can do to this alley once the lights go out..
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memories...
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I'm missing the pics from the coaster and MIB at the moment.. so it's time for the night.. Horror Nights that is
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sunset... brings out the...
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Dude on a mushroom
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spot our group..
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i'll be honest.. i can't remember what this was..
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Halloween.. yeah :)
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soo much to see.. and so many possible picture angles..
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lights can give some nice effects
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spooky...
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Time for a short break..
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during the day this was fun.. at night.. it was even better..
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they did make it back..
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time for the part of the night i had been looking forward to the most.. and yes.. i did like the movies..
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what can i say... there was music, dancing..
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all kinds of people..
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somebody's password..
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and off course.. Bill and Ted
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some old guy..
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the user belonging to the password everybody knows..
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some chicks.. no clue on who they are..
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some sort of guy... and yes.. i'm finally going to watch this movie.. (in about 5 minutes) since my brother just bought the dvd
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Yeti help?? where??
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fireworks.. always good :)
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time for the X..
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69... yes 69 :-)
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I guess it's a "bad guy" ??
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tinman..
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yes.. the main "cast" of this event..
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how do you end this?? with more music and dance off course..
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hmmmm
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pretty lights..
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rock on..
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more fire..
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ok.. time to check out another house... and this concludes this update..
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Sun Dec 14, 2008 1:22 pm

some chicks.. no clue on who they are..


The chicks from the HBO series (later movie) Sex and the City. All they do is have sex, buy shoes, and talk about sex.

Sun Dec 14, 2008 2:35 pm

AMAZING pics as always Hanno great update :b

Sun Dec 14, 2008 3:16 pm

I love Universal so much I cant wait to get back. =)

Mon Dec 15, 2008 1:16 am

*Instant Flashback* Dude thanks for taking pics because I forgot to most of the trip considering I was already in Florida earlier in the year. That and I had a new camcorder to play with lol.

Anyway, amazing pics as always. Can't wait for more!

Mon Dec 15, 2008 6:11 pm

Awesome pictures as always, Hanno. Glad you got pictures of us on the Skycoaster. I was seriously terrified on that thing.

Then I had those monsters surround me in that maze at HHH. I got away then turned around and you were laughing your A** off!

Good Times.....

Brad

Sat Jan 03, 2009 5:03 am

Time for another update. I need to finish this report someday...


Day 5: Busch Gardens Tampa

I need to take notes during future trips cause i don't remember much of this visit.
After Busch Gardens Europe is was really looking forward to this visit... but for some reason.. (as i'm typing this update) i do prefer europe to tampa..

Ok.. Sheikra looked way better then Griffon, Rhina Rally was a lot of fun... but it felt like something was missing..

I'll have to check the place again.. someday.. and see if my opinion changes then...

anyway.. picture time..
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it's always good to see a coaster early in the morning..
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entrance plaza
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plenty of flowers
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just something random
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goodmorning
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we're almost there..
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looks nice doesn't it?
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coming down...
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another one trick wonder...
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next stop.. the ride with all the same pictures everybody takes..
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see?
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what's up with the rust??
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now where are we heading to now??
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i Guess i got on this ride... can't remember it to be honest..
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scorpion bringing joy to young and older..
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Halloween decoration..
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they did have elephants.. which means we are getting closer...
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Course map.. always comes in handy..
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this was fun.. absolutely fun..
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these are big.. well.. at least to me they look big..
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looks like a nice candidate for overhaulin??
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stupid fluffy, fluffy bunnies filled with medicine and goo...
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i guess i'm getting used to rough woodies.. cause it was not too bad.. although once was enough...
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i guess this is special halloween decoration..
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time for some more pictures in the area of Sheikra... the weather was great.. so kids were having fun..
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this one did not come out as planned.. but hey.. i did not want to get wet.. so..
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there's a lot that can be said now.. but i'll just give you some of my favorite pictures of people "enjoying" their ride on sheikra..
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mammi
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going down
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please stop...
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what's up with the back row??
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maybe i should have waited for a train.. but hey.. it's good enough for me..
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i decided to chill a little more and enjoy some "old" music.. the one at Waldameer was more fun and energetic.. but this was not bad either.. and they had instruments..
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Sat Jan 03, 2009 7:13 pm

Thanks Hanno!

Your pictures had me smiling!! Thanks!
Shiekra is a great ride! I also love your shots of Kumba!!

Great Photos!!

Sat Jan 03, 2009 10:29 pm

heh, I love the pictures of the first drop with people's expressions
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