Chuck's Shameless Nostalgia TR: TPR's 2006 UK Trip

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Re: Chuck's Shameless Nostalgia TR: TPR's 2006 UK Trip

Postby SharkTums » Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:40 am

^I think my favorite part about Valhalla is how it really plays with you and tries to kill you in many different ways.

- Oh you're too wet, let me blow 60mph winds on you!
- Oh, now you're cold, let me blow up this fire close enough to melt your poncho.
- Oh, you're still here, let me electrocute you with this bolt of electricity.
- Ugh, you're still alive, fine, let me send you down this final drop and try to drown you.

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Re: Chuck's Shameless Nostalgia TR: TPR's 2006 UK Trip

Postby cfc » Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:42 am

It is the most fiendish water ride ever built. Hell, I got stuck in the front of the boat and was nailed by a waterfall as we floated into the show building!
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Re: Chuck's Shameless Nostalgia TR: TPR's 2006 UK Trip

Postby Meteornotes » Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:50 am

What Elissa posted above is why almost ten years later, I still consider Valhalla one of the best non-coaster attractions at any park anywhere. It's such an insane combination of stuff trying to kill you, and the amount of water is just nuts. I remember Mary & I riding it four times in a row, because we just could not believe how crazy the ride was.

I can't recall hearing anything about the ride recently, but I really hope all the effects are still working and such. Would be a shame if they didn't take care of this attraction.

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Re: Chuck's Shameless Nostalgia TR: TPR's 2006 UK Trip

Postby cfc » Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:16 am

Didn't it undergo a big rehab a few years ago?
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Re: Chuck's Shameless Nostalgia TR: TPR's 2006 UK Trip

Postby larrygator » Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:07 pm

cfc wrote:Didn't it undergo a big rehab a few years ago?



I thought it was just facade and structural fixes, but who knows.
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Re: Chuck's Shameless Nostalgia TR: TPR's 2006 UK Trip

Postby cfc » Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:30 pm

I looked at the Blackpool discussion thread, and someone mentioned some new "internal" scenes, as well as the facade rehab. Guess we'll have to go back and ride it to be certain.
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Re: Chuck's Shameless Nostalgia TR: TPR's 2006 UK Trip

Postby Nrthwnd » Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:34 pm

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Re: Chuck's Shameless Nostalgia TR: TPR's 2006 UK Trip

Postby milst1 » Sun Mar 16, 2014 4:52 pm

So awesome, Chuck. We were there a few years later, '09 I think. Great memories.
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Re: Chuck's Shameless Nostalgia TR: TPR's 2006 UK Trip

Postby StealthFan » Sun Mar 16, 2014 5:07 pm

larrygator wrote:
cfc wrote:Didn't it undergo a big rehab a few years ago?



I thought it was just facade and structural fixes, but who knows.


The ride had a whole new facade, the ice scene was cleaned up a bit and features an entire new statue and the audio system got upgraded so now the awesome theme plays louder than ever and the constant "please remain seated, the ride will restart shortly" from the operator is clearer than ever!

Also great look back at Pleasure Beach. While Wallace and Grommit is awesome I do miss Goldmine as its one of the first dark rides I ever remember going on and as for Magic Mountain, well id rather not remember :lol:

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Re: Chuck's Shameless Nostalgia TR: TPR's 2006 UK Trip

Postby cfc » Sun Mar 16, 2014 5:13 pm

StealthFan wrote:as for Magic Mountain, well id rather not remember :lol:

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