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Photo TR: Bellewaerde Park (Belgium)

Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:14 pm

A couple of weeks ago i had the idea to visit a couple of parks in Belgium (aka score some new credits)
Things started rolling and before i knew it.. it was time.
So after visiting Fort Fun (Germany) the previous day it was time for another early morning and a nice (long) drive to the next park.

Bellewaerde Park in Belgium was the target for today.

I did not know that much of the park before heading there and was just aiming for a relaxing day with some friends.
Yes.. today was one of those rare days where i would not be visiting a park by myself (when not on a TPR trip).

Thanks for the company Beeja, Hansrubens and (sorry i forgot your name) friend.
Although we're not like the Brit-crew.. i had a great time and enjoyed this relaxing day at the park (although my legs are still killing me.. i need to get in better shape before the trips start)

Belgium and water.. what a combo and fun :)

enough blabla picture time
(and yes.. there will be a lot of them ( 3 posts))

feel free to comment and i hope you like them.
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yes.. i made it.. and yes.. the sign is in 2 languages..
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so a bunch of pictures will be like this, sings for the park index..
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and the ride itself
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flower castle, anyway.. time to start walking and explore the park a little..
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possibility for close animal encounters
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hmm, what are they looking at?
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that shape reminds me of better weather...
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on to the next section
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i think i see a credit..
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no lawnmowers needed
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looking back at the station
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wink wink... come and check me out..
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first things first.. sorry folks.. another "fine" dutch product
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what's in a name?
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warm up run with empty train..
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not your every day station
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yup, another one in the poket
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prayer time
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love the hair
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can somebody translate?
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and yes.. it does go backwards as well, love the eyes
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keep on smiling..
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what's in a name
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a ride and a bit of water
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getting closer...
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bulls eye
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el toro
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and one more soak for the fun of it..
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next stop
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que area
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ehm..
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there was lightning
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i surrended, please stop the lightning
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ok, now this is looking more familiar.. just waiting for that tune..
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why am i stuck here pulling on a rope?
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Re: Photo TR: Bellewaerde Park (Belgium)

Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:34 pm

post 2.. yes i know.. even more pictures..
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scary..
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Pirates
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hmm, shadow...
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owh my.. it's MJ
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and the music band
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Turtlevision 4D... owh wait.. that's the line for the French language.. let's do another Pirates ride..
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there' a time to drink..
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there's always a small town..
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shower time
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boo
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and yes.. there's FIRE
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ships name
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and the last band member
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time to check out some more things
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it looks so familiar.. could this be an old ride from Walibi World?
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walking time..
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River Splash..
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logflume and water...
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another way to use a bag
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ehmm
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Heaven is not far away...
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but first you have to get wet.. (i guess) thanks for the company ;)
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time for some park index "love"
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it's Voodoo River
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aha
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indeed.. indeed
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owh look.. a mad house
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man and chains.. ehm... let me guess
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Bingo, it's...
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boat ride
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station building.. we'll be back..
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and yes.. it's a train ride
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one of those corners in this park
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swing ship
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boat slide ride thingy..
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acceptable amount of wetness??
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just in case you forgot where we are today..
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Re: Photo TR: Bellewaerde Park (Belgium)

Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:56 pm

and the last part, Hope you enjoyed it.
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no worries..
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Big chute
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another food corner
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Camp Niagara.. hmmm
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lots and lots of water..
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Dan ??
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here they come
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that's more like it..
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that's the perfect place to sit i guess.
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dan?? nah.. don't think i need to ask..
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now you see her.. with the boat approaching..
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and now you don't..
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perfect ride to dry a little..
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launch without countdown effect...
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another park.. another tea cup ride
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interesting color..
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time to chill, get some lunch.. and get some quick pictures from the kiddie area..
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themed frog hopper?
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flying caroussel
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rapid river sign
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entrance
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station area
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it's not that wet of a ride.. (unless they forget to turn of the shower part)
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time for some more topple tower time
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nice aim..
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a little more coaster love
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long train
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what's up?
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and yes.. that was part of the train ride
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and the last picture of my favorite (to watch) attraction/ride at this park.
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Re: Photo TR: Bellewaerde Park (Belgium)

Mon Apr 26, 2010 1:33 pm

Thanks Hanno, great pictures like always. Many memories came up while watching "Fort Fun" and "Belawaerde" - wasn´t there since I was a child. Guessed the next Trip after "Fort Fun" would be Panorama Park, but it doesn´t have a coaster credit anymore.

By the way, don´t know where you are right know. Plan to visit Drievliet, Duinrell and Walibi World this week. I´ll be in the netherlands from Wed.-Fri.

Re: Photo TR: Bellewaerde Park (Belgium)

Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:53 pm

Big points for Canadaland!

Re: Photo TR: Bellewaerde Park (Belgium)

Mon Apr 26, 2010 7:10 pm

Wonderful pictures, Hanno! It looks like there's a lot more to do than rcdb let on. Also, I believe the Mayan sign said,"Run away from the excruciatingly painful Vekoma rides and their crazy Dutch designers!"

Hanno, two questions:

1. Is Bellewaerde in the Dutch speaking part of Belgie of the French speaking part of Belgique?

2. How long is your trip going to last? Or if it has already ended.

EDIT: Disregard the second question, I now read the little thing at the top.

Re: Photo TR: Bellewaerde Park (Belgium)

Mon Apr 26, 2010 8:54 pm

Great pictures Hanno. I really wish I could go to a park with a topple tower. Looks so awesome. And that park as well looks great. Thanks again!

Re: Photo TR: Bellewaerde Park (Belgium)

Tue Apr 27, 2010 1:21 am

themeparkologist wrote:Wonderful pictures, Hanno! It looks like there's a lot more to do than rcdb let on. Also, I believe the Mayan sign said,"Run away from the excruciatingly painful Vekoma rides and their crazy Dutch designers!"

Hanno, two questions:

1. Is Bellewaerde in the Dutch speaking part of Belgie of the French speaking part of Belgique?

2. How long is your trip going to last? Or if it has already ended.

EDIT: Disregard the second question, I now read the little thing at the top.

1: it's in the Dutch speaking part but very close to France (it felt like there were more french speaking folks in the park then dutch speaking)
2: This was a day trip.. aka i drove 600km on Saturday and 600km on Sunday to visit two parks...

Ledgy wrote:Thanks Hanno, great pictures like always. Many memories came up while watching "Fort Fun" and "Belawaerde" - wasn´t there since I was a child. Guessed the next Trip after "Fort Fun" would be Panorama Park, but it doesn´t have a coaster credit anymore.

By the way, don´t know where you are right know. Plan to visit Drievliet, Duinrell and Walibi World this week. I´ll be in the netherlands from Wed.-Fri.

Have fun this week in NL, i might be heading to a park on Friday (Queensday) but it's not 100% sure yet..

Re: Photo TR: Bellewaerde Park (Belgium)

Tue Apr 27, 2010 7:33 am

TIger in the field pic is awesome. Good eye

Re: Photo TR: Bellewaerde Park (Belgium)

Tue Apr 27, 2010 12:54 pm

^What he said. Love the big kitty! (Great photos all around!)
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