Photo TR: Eric's European Theme Park Journey

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Re: Photo TR: Eric's European Theme Park Journey

Postby Moose » Sun Jul 25, 2010 3:52 pm

I was a bit hesitant to tell you and all my UK trip buddies how much I loved Europa since I was afraid I would overhype the park. I am glad that everyone that I know seems to have loved it as much as I loved it in 08!
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Re: Photo TR: Eric's European Theme Park Journey

Postby live2tell75 » Sun Jul 25, 2010 8:12 pm

Thanks guys for all the nice comments!

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SharkTums wrote:Europa Park is awesome, despite what some terrible Brit Kids may try to tell you! ;)

Is it time to go back yet??
- I hope so, soon!

Quoted for truth! I love this park! That walkthrough cave that interacts with the powered coaster and the log ride is one my favorite spots there.


The World of Diamonds walkthrough was a true "gem" attraction. There is so much to explore in this park, I probably could spend 2 full days there!

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Re: Photo TR: Eric's European Theme Park Journey

Postby Erik Johnson » Sun Jul 25, 2010 8:54 pm

Awesome so far. I really should have tried to sneak onto this trip using your name. Maybe next time!
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Re: Photo TR: Eric's European Theme Park Journey

Postby ginzo » Sun Jul 25, 2010 8:59 pm

live2tell75 wrote:There is so much to explore in this park, I probably could spend 2 full days there!


I agree. Two open-to-close days at Europa would be great.
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Re: Photo TR: Eric's European Theme Park Journey

Postby live2tell75 » Sun Jul 25, 2010 9:03 pm

Our next day Robb & Elissa, arranged for our group to visit The Wurzburg Fair in a small German town. The main perk was that we had ERT (extra ride time) on Olympia Looping. Olympia Looping is one of the largest traveling coasters to ever travel in the fair circuit. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would ever ride this coaster, so it was a great surprise to have this added to our tour! After ERT, we enjoyed a couple of hours in the festhaus-beer tent. Lots of yummy German food and entertainment. This was opening day of the fair so the town's mayor was on hand to kick off the opening ceremonies. It was a lot of fun and it was nice experiencing a true German activity. Onto the photos!
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On our journey through Germany to The Wurzburg Fair.
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There she is, Olympia Looping!
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It was pretty to cool to ride the rare Olympia Looping.
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5 loops to represent the Olympic ringy dingy ding-a-ling dings.
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A worker "lubing" up Olympia Looping for a smoother ride.
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With Christine and Olympia.
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After ERT on Olympia Looping it was time to spend a few hours in the festhaus beer tent for some festivities.
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Inside the beer tent.
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Since this was opening night of the fair, the mayor of the town was on hand to help kick-off the festivities.
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Christine and Melissa get into the spirit!
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As do Amy and Joey.
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TPR tour members enjoying the atmosphere.
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These were giant pretzels!
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There was so much food!
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This was for 2 people!
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Part of the kick-off tradition was to give away free beer from a keg. There were lots of TPR takers!
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Larry tries to climb the famous pole and ring the bell.
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As does Josh.
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Then Elissa tries.
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And then Ben.
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Then some of the locals decided to show us how it's done.
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They formed a human ladder.
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Re: Photo TR: Eric's European Theme Park Journey

Postby live2tell75 » Sun Jul 25, 2010 9:10 pm

Continued:
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After the beer tent, we decided to check out the rest of the fair.
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The Real World Europe conquers the Wurzburg Fair!
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Oh and the fair had amazing food that I didn't get to enjoy from being stuffed from the festhaus tent. =(
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The fair had a pretty elaborately themed log flume.
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A gem of the fair, the Psychodelic House!
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The Psychodelic House was a fun-house 3D walk through where you got to where these fun groovy glasses!
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More groovy peeps!
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Everyone got in on the fun.
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The girls breaking it down in the
The Psychodelic House.
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It was pretty trippy.
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I'm trying to make it through the spinning tunnel.
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Get down with you're bad self, Christine!
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Melissa met some new Austin Powers friends.

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Re: Photo TR: Eric's European Theme Park Journey

Postby live2tell75 » Sun Jul 25, 2010 9:27 pm

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Strike a pose Christine!
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The fair had a great ghost ride.
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On the haunted house dark ride, looks like Andrew and Alfredo enjoyed the last scare by a live actor at the end of the ride.
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Haven't forgotten you Olympia Looping!
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Christine and Melissa met some new German boys.
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Our group rocked!
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The fair was so much fun! Thanks to Robb and Elissa for arranging this special treat! Next up another favorite park on the trip, Phantasialand! Stay tuned!

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Re: Photo TR: Eric's European Theme Park Journey

Postby live2tell75 » Sun Jul 25, 2010 9:33 pm

Erik Johnson wrote:Awesome so far. I really should have tried to sneak onto this trip using your name. Maybe next time!

That reminds me of the time when we were going into Universal right after each other and the Universal team member did a double take after reading our annual passes. She gave us a look like are we trying scam her! :lol:

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Re: Photo TR: Eric's European Theme Park Journey

Postby larrygator » Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:14 am

For the record:

Eric Johnson is the new "Eric Johnson"

Erik Johnson is now to be referred to as the "other Erik Johnson"

Sorry Erik
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Re: Photo TR: Eric's European Theme Park Journey

Postby live2tell75 » Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:43 am

^ That's awesome Larry! I like your way of thinking!

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