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Re: Photo TR: Divv's INTIMIDATING Adventure

Postby Divv3k » Wed Jun 08, 2011 4:35 pm

DAY SIX:
BUSCH GARDENS WILLIAMSBURG

This was the only park on the trip that I'd been to before and it's a pretty good place to repeat. Especially when you have a day of extensive backstage tours to start off your day!

Seriously, the access that the park gave us to see how things run from a geeky behind the scenes perspective was really cool. The tour of Curse of Darkastle in particular was fantastic!

BGW really is a beautiful park with some really solid rides. We had some excellent ERT on all the B&Ms, which was much appreciated!
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We’re at Busch Gardens Williamsburg and what better way to start than with Apollo’s Chariot ERT?!
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Looks like Ash had a late night last night.
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Apollo’s Chariot is one of the better B&M Hypers in my view. Certainly better than what we rode at Carowinds the other day.
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Look at all those empty seats. I love TPR ERT!
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After ERT we started our even more exclusive section of the day – here we are behind the scenes at Curse of Darkastle!
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Layout blueprint! How cool!
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It was really cool to see such an advanced ride with the lights on.
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Even with the lights on this wall still looks pretty INTIMIDATING!
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We got a look at one of the control rooms. It looked very techie and sophisticated. I'm sure TPDave needs to calm down after looking at this again.
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TPPorn!
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When Busch Gardens met Lost…
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Some CRAZY things go on in the Fog Room!
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TPNerd.
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TPGeek.
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DARKASTLE POV!!!
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This lamppost looked fine before Dave Fudge rode this ride.
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Nothing to see here, move along…
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Hey look, coasters! We’ll get to them later!
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First we’ve got a behind the scenes tour on Escape From Pompeii!
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We’re special, so special!
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Layout blueprint!
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Steve’s probably lucky he didn’t drink yesterday seeing as there was a few ladders to climb on this tour!
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FIRE!!!
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And now for a tour of a ride very close to my heart…
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Loch Ness Wheels!
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TPDave seemed to be getting aroused in here.
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Good to know there’s plenty of spare restraints for Loch Ness Monster!
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TPDave is pointing out something incredibly boring and of no interest to anyone.
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Don’t miss out on BGW’s entirely authentic Irish Nachos!!!
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In 2010 BGW introduced You’re Up In The Air! Oh sorry, Europe In The Air!
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It’s kind of like Soarin’, except that it’s nothing like Soarin’.
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Europe In The Air also has this nice tribute to Lost’s Swan Hatch.
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Our next tour was at the B&M Dive Machine, Griffon!
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Our tour let us get some photos from geeky angles.
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Steve’s feeling really special right now!
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TPDave may need to get some tissues looking at this photo.
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Griffon has some BIG wheels!
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TPDave looks like he’s just about to reach out and pet the ride. In fact he did!
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One last shot of Griffon, we’ll be back for ERT tonight!
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Our last behind the scenes tour was at Alpengeist!
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The entire ride is built around this gigantic tap next to the station!
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Looks like all the trains are out in force today!
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Bad sleeves! Go to your room!
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Free burns for everyone!
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At lunch Tyler was struggling with the concept of actually consuming beer. Look at TPDave staring on in pure jealousy.
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This is new since my last visit!
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Sesame Street just turned 41 recently. Over the years they’ve added a lot of new characters, like who’s that girl on the top here? She wasn’t on Sesame Street in my day!
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Sesame Street’s kind of like TPR, they’re both full of puppets!
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I don’t believe the rumours about these two. (You know the rumours - like Oscar isn’t the only one who likes it in the can.)
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Our Sesame Street dinner offered a the all-to-common opportunity to eat Elmo’s face!
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Did you notice that Big Bird walks around bare arse naked all the time? Kind of like Southern Steve. They call him Big Bird for a reason too! His junk is covered in feathers. Kind of like Southern Steve’s!
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Whilst Tyler and Robby have just turned 21 Cookie Monster has recently turned 41. That’s right kids, C is for colonoscopy!
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Tyler and Robby are feeling the Sesame Street love!
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Is TPDave thinking about soaking the rapids riders by pushing this button or by some other method?
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It’s a lot of fun spraying over a boatload of TPR members!
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Gotcha!
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Looks like we got them good!
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For my money, the BEST named theme park game out there! Hi Scottish Steve!!!
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Soft toy orgy! Nice!
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Tyler still hates beer. TPDave is still incredibly jealous.
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We finished off our day at Busch Gardens with ERT on Griffon!
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Look at all those empty seats. You literally could sit wherever you wanted each time you rode!
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At the end of ERT it was up to TPEnforcer to lay down the law.
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On the bus ride after ERT Scott gave out his renowned Pointless Awards! Thanks to Steve letting down everyone with his 24 hours of sobriety I was able to snag the Booziness Award! Thanks Steve! Thanks to Scott too!

This was a fantastic day! There was so much great behind the scenes stuff and we didn’t have to wait in any lines all day! Love it!

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Re: Photo TR: Divv's INTIMIDATING Adventure

Postby paiging_jen » Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:48 pm

Divv, it's starting to freak me out how much you look like one of ex's.
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Re: Photo TR: Divv's INTIMIDATING Adventure

Postby TPDave » Thu Jun 09, 2011 3:22 am

I think I got well and truly destroyed in this update. Touché.

The backstage stuff was great here, the only problem was that three hours weren't enough ;)

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Re: Photo TR: Divv's INTIMIDATING Adventure

Postby BeemerBoy » Thu Jun 09, 2011 6:42 am

I imagine this is what Larry's attic looks like....
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Re: Photo TR: Divv's INTIMIDATING Adventure

Postby Moose » Thu Jun 09, 2011 10:22 am

Divv3k wrote:Image
TPDave is pointing out something incredibly awesome that commonfolk just can't appreciate.


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Re: Photo TR: Divv's INTIMIDATING Adventure

Postby nay » Thu Jun 09, 2011 2:07 pm

That was such a fun day! The backstage tour was awesome and made for a perfect first visit to BG.

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Re: Photo TR: Divv's INTIMIDATING Adventure

Postby Jojo19799 » Fri Jun 10, 2011 5:32 am

Thanks for posting this Divv. It's bringing back a lot of great memories.

nay wrote:That was such a fun day! The backstage tour was awesome and made for a perfect first visit to BG.


I agree. I don't think I ever had that much fun on a backstage tour. The guides were great and I would love to do that tour again!
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Re: Photo TR: Divv's INTIMIDATING Adventure

Postby Divv3k » Sun Jun 12, 2011 12:47 pm

paiging_jen wrote:Divv, it's starting to freak me out how much you look like one of ex's.
Sounds like a good looking guy!

I can't believe I missed such an obvious Larry related caption. I'm so ashamed of myself. Thanks for picking it up, Scott!

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Re: Photo TR: Divv's INTIMIDATING Adventure

Postby Carnage » Sun Jun 12, 2011 1:49 pm

Great tr Divv. Brings back alot of memories. ;)
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Re: Photo TR: Divv's INTIMIDATING Adventure

Postby larrygator » Sun Jun 12, 2011 1:54 pm

Divv - always love reading your PTRs a year after the fact. Not really, but they are still entertaining, especially photos of TPSoftDrink.
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