Marcel's SPAIN adventure...and some Intamin Goodness!

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Marcel's SPAIN adventure...and some Intamin Goodness!

Postby FreeFaller » Wed Apr 23, 2014 2:21 am

Hey TPR!

Another trip, another trip report! :) Since all the parks here in Germany opened their season in early April, I finally ended my coaster withdrawals by doing a PRE trip to my local park Holiday Park before flying to the country of bulls, tortillas and Sangria! You all know that I'm talking of no other country but SPAIN!

Before I took a plane to Spain, it was time to check out Holiday Park's new coaster Sky Scream by Premier Rides and some Intamin goodness called Expedition Ge Force! The first thing I noticed when I got to Holiday Park was the advertisement of their new Express pass. This is a great addition for people coming from far away and who want to seek Holiday Park's thrills for sure, but for all the locals here it is definitely not necessary at all, especially because the lines always look longer than they usually are! Even in summer, it's not a big problem as it is at Europa Park. The pass costs 29 Euros.

The next thing I was surprised about is the fact that the world famous boob scene at ''Burg Falkenstein'' (''Castle Falkenstein'') was gone! There is still the woman holding the blanket in front of her boobs, but she does not show them anymore. Sorry guys, but I think this is because the park is getting more and more family friendly!

As for the new coaster Sky Scream, all I can say is that it is a great addition to the park. I love Premier Rides and having the first here in Germany is really awesome! I'm pretty sure it will be a tourism magnet for the next couple of months. However, it is not a coaster which I would ride all day long. Getting some rides on it is quite enough for me, because there is still Expedition Ge Force :D

Plopsa did some nice theming in the park with lots of details especially at the water ride ''Wicky Splash''. I'm really excited about how the park will look like in 10 years!

With that being said, are you ready for some German coaster goodness? :)

To be continued
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Welcome to Holiday Park!
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Hey guys! It's time to ride coasters or towers? :D
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First stop: Sky Scream!
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Looks twisty!
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Whee!
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First row for sure!
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More Sky Scream!
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Nice logo!
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Information about the coaster!
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Upside down!
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Superwirbel's corkscrew is lightning up Sky Scream!
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Nice theming at Wicky's Splash!
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Wicky and his guys are everywhere you look!
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Theming!
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New shop!
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Fat guy representing Wicky's Splash
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I had some food but this was better...
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...Intamin Food! YUMMY!
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Souvenirs!
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EGF!
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RIP Superwirbel!
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Holiday Park's Museum!
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Re: Marcel's SPAIN adventure...and some Intamin Goodness!

Postby robinschroder » Wed Apr 23, 2014 3:30 am

Oh great pictures as usual! Looking forward to my first protest lap on Sky Scream with you soon! =)

Oh - and it's Maja's birthday today I see - great timing for your trip report!
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Postby FreeFaller » Wed Apr 23, 2014 3:39 am

^Thanks Robin! Can't wait for your visit!

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Postby _koppen » Wed Apr 23, 2014 4:57 am

Awesome pictures! Love the new look for the Flume Ride.

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Postby gerstlaueringvar » Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:22 am

Great TR! Look forward to visit Holiday Park one day. :airtimer:

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Postby televisedconfession » Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:25 am

Great update so far Marcel! Looks like Sky Scream is a good addition to the park. They needed something else to really attract new customers. Looking good so far!
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Postby FreeFaller » Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:51 am

^ exactly Neil! I'm really happy that they got at least a new coaster. Now they attract families and more thrillseekers.

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Postby oriolat » Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:19 am

Great report, so far, Freefaller! I am looking forward to reading the rest of your Spanish adventure!

Even if it's a bit of a spoiler, what parks did you visit around Spain? :p

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Postby FreeFaller » Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:29 am

Okay I'll give you a spoiler thanks to your profile photo: I visited Tibidabo! ;)

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Postby FreeFaller » Wed Apr 23, 2014 2:42 pm

Hey guys!

Are you ready for some SPANISH AWESOMENESS called Port Aventura? If so, this update is exactly what you need! After the day at Holiday Park, I took a plane to Reus Barcelona which is right next to Port Aventura. Thanks to Ryanair the flight was really cheap and I could use my savings for taking a cab to Port Aventura :D

I have stayed at Hotel Gold River during my last visit, but this time I decided to stay at Hotel Port Aventura which is closer to the park. Their rooms and beds were way bigger as the ones at Hotel Gold River and my from the balcony was INCREDIBLE because all you saw was Shambhala!

The park was a little bit crowded, but however I did not decide to buy the FastPass, because the Spanish people did not know how to use the Single Rider queue, so that was a plus for me! If you stay at one of their resorts, the FastPass is valid during your whole stay, which is a really good offer. Normally you pay like 46 Euros for one day and in the hotels you pay 54 Euros for your whole stay!

I really enjoyed the park and its Mediterranean atmosphere. I was a little bit annoyed by all the Spanish people doing queue jumping, but that's what all the Spanish people obviously do.

At the end of my stay I went downtown Salou where you can find an American Diner called Shambhala! If you want to dine in a restaurant that is called like Port Aventura's great B&M coaster, this is the right place for you! There you can find the Spanish version of a Hamburger, which was a really interesting creation.

Get hungry and watch my photos!
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Way too early!
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Where is Reus?
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Theme Park Review member on tour!
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Walking to the plane!
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Hey guys! Enjoy your flight!
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Plane POV!
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Welcome to Port Aventura!
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Really nice hotel!
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My view from the balcony!
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The view is amazing!
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Panorama photo!
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My ticket to...
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...to explore the park!
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Hello from Spain!
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The worst coaster right at the beginning. Great launch, but painful ride!
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I better go and search for some B&M goodness
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I think I'm right here!
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My heart is bumping!
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Two B&M's in one photo!
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Shambhala!
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Great element
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More Shambhala
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Soaking zone!
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Theme Park Review chap stick
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Just relaxing!
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There is a rollie in the background!
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New profile photo?
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Postcard photo
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Panorama!
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A piece of Shambhala
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Drop tower selfie!
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Angkor! Their new Splash battle looks GREAT!
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You get a nice view on Shambhala's first drop from the new area
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POV
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Marcel is trying to eat clean and healthy for dinner!
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Breakfast time!
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About to ride Dragon Khan!
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Only some more weeks until I am in America!
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Q selfie!
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More panaroma!
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It's a Shamb(h)ala diner!
ala diner!
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The Spanish version of a Hamburger!
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Boobs!

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