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Photo TR: Hanno joins the Middle America Trip

Mon Sep 06, 2010 12:10 pm

This summer was a blast for me. Had an amazing time with a great group of people.
But unfortunatelly all good things have come to an end and after 3 weeks of fun and travel it was time to get back to work.

Due to some unforseen things i'm a bit late with starting this report.. but i hope you'll still like it and will comment on it.


The following will be an attempt to present some of the pictures i took during this trip and hopefully show a part of the fun i had.
I had been to some of the parks on a previous trip and some were totally new to me. Benefit of these second visits was more time to chill and relax at these places. It is so much fun chilling at a park with an awesome group of people.

Enough rambling for the moment, it's time for some pictures.

Here's the update index:
Day 1: Mall of America (scroll down)
Day 2: Adventureland
Day 2: Worlds of Fun
Day 3: Worlds of Fun (and Prowler)
Day 4: Silver Dollar City (and Powder Keg)
Day 5: St. Louis Gateway Arch
Day 5: St. Louis City Museum
Day 6: Six Flags St. Louis
Day 7: Holiday World
Day 8: Indiana Beach
Day 9: Six Flags Great America
Day 10: Mt. Olympus
Day 10:Timberfalls
Day 10: Knuckleheads (Bonus)
Day 11: Valleyfair
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let's get this trip started with a short morning walk to..
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Mall of America
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owh boy owh boy.. there's a themepark inside the Mall
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let's go and ride some coasters
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that's how big this place is.. small ferris wheel inside a building..
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that does look like fun
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coaster
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ehmm
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time for some first drop fun
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hi there
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gravity can be fun
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same
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and some random kids
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it was cool to see how they managed to fit this fun coaster in this small area
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signage
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fosters...
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ok, time for something totally different..
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how's the ride Dan?
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and yes.. it went round pretty darn quick
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everywhere you look there's something else to see..
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the second one of this kind i encountered
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they even have a logflume inside
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i see coaster, track supports..
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ok, time to check out the mall
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there is a roof.. but otherwise..
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game over
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Harley Davidson store
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view from the top floor area
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looking to the left..
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just to give you an idea of how big that thing is..
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spinning coaster fun
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time to move on after having a quick look at some Lego
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is this still the same mall?
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ehmm, something does not look right here..
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it was possible to decide which way to face on this
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no fake trees (i think)
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ehhmm
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ok, back to this fun thing
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how's it going dude
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dutchman?? owh
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more coaster pics
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happy people upside down
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and yes.. these trains have some moves
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tight fit
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just for the fun..
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just about every single inch of free space is used
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so close.. yet so far away
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another overview look of this place
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part of the spinning coaster layout
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that does look like a very weird ride
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whip fun :)
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if you get to the Mall, don't forget to visit this corner
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drum fun
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fun ride
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i spy TPR members
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don't look down
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showing of
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yeah.. it basically goes all the way up to the ceiling
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going up...
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and that funny looking ride.. it produces hairtime..
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Last edited by Hhappy on Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:56 pm.

Re: Photo TR: Hanno joins the Middle America Trip

Mon Sep 06, 2010 5:23 pm

Great TR so far! I'm looking forward to the rest of it. The Mall of America seems to perfectly personify America to me... everything is about 10 times bigger than it should be. And it's great (mostly/sometimes/rarely!)

Re: Photo TR: Hanno joins the Middle America Trip

Mon Sep 06, 2010 5:26 pm

Awesome - a Hanno trip report! Great pics so far. Was great meeting you on the trip.

Matt

Re: Photo TR: Hanno joins the Middle America Trip

Mon Sep 06, 2010 6:11 pm

This is a great Photo TR! It would seem like you could wander in Nick Universe for days and still not see everything packed in...And then the mall! That would take forever. Glad you had fun!

Btw-Why is Hanno never in Hanno's TRs?

Re: Photo TR: Hanno joins the Middle America Trip

Tue Sep 07, 2010 1:35 am

mightbeawannabe wrote:Btw-Why is Hanno never in Hanno's TRs?


Let me guess.. because he's taking the pictures???

Re: Photo TR: Hanno joins the Middle America Trip

Tue Sep 07, 2010 6:31 pm

MMMMMMMMMmmmmmmmmmmMall of America! Next year!

Whoot! :br

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Wed Sep 08, 2010 8:08 am

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Knott's used to have a Zierer Hexentanz as well. It was called "Tampico Tumbler", and it ran a wicked cycle. :airtime: :airtimer:
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Knott's version
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Re: Photo TR: Hanno joins the Middle America Trip

Wed Sep 08, 2010 9:14 am

YAY Hanno! Loving your work as always, looking forward to more.

Re: Photo TR: Hanno joins the Middle America Trip

Wed Sep 08, 2010 9:35 am

Hhappy wrote:
mightbeawannabe wrote:Btw-Why is Hanno never in Hanno's TRs?


Let me guess.. because he's taking the pictures???


Hanno does show up in surprising places, though.

Image

Re: Photo TR: Hanno joins the Middle America Trip

Wed Sep 08, 2010 2:04 pm

Yay, for no bad pictures of Larry.

Keep up the great work Hanno.
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