Photo TR: The Brit Crew in Paris!

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Photo TR: The Brit Crew in Paris!

Postby Divv3k » Fri Oct 17, 2014 7:46 am

Well I'm still a member of the Brit Crew despite my best efforts to vote myself out. Bad news for me but at least there's the positive of me still being able to go away on weekends with these guys. (Wait, I'm calling THAT a positive?! Times are tough, clearly).

This such weekend was to Paris, France. Seeing as there a few new attractions in the area we decided to an extended weekend that would take us around a few parks culminating of course in a few days at Disney. Burt we'll get to that later.

UPDATES:
Part 1 - PARC ASTERIX (below)
Part 2 - NIGLOLAND
Part 3 - WALT DISNEY STUDIOS
Part 4 - DISNEYLAND PARK

First up we made our way to Parc Astérix. I hadn't visited this park since way back in 2008 with the TPR Europe trip. It's a really nicely themed park with a pretty decent selection of rides.

New for me since that visit is the B&M invert, OzIris. I'd heard really mixed things about this one so I was intrigued to ride it for myself. It's a weird ride. I like the length of the ride but as forceless B&M's inverts go I thought this one was pretty tame. It's a shame that not long after this they came out with Banshee, a much more intense (and fun!) invert (I'll get to Banshee in a future trip report. Someday). Still, the park did a pretty good job of theming it. Just don't go mistaking it for Montu, because Montu it is not.

Everyone thought it would be really funny if we all rode Gouderix so I got in line with them but managed to pull the old Larry Meisel "walk straight through the train to the exit" trick. No way was I touching the POS again. Given the reaction of the group I stand by my choice.

My favourite ride in the park is still the super cool Mad House. It's more the pre-shows and the theming than the Mad House itself but man, it's a lot of fun from start to end!

Anyway, I didn't take a great deal of photos this day but rest assured there's much more to come in future updates. Enjoy...
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Yay, we're in France! Oh wait - it's CDG! Noooo! Still my least airport in the world...
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For all it's awfulness at least CDG is close to this place...
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That's right, we're at Parc Astérix!
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New for me since my last visit is the B&M invert, OzIris!
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There's really cool theming in the queue for this one!
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Brad and Andrew are ready to do it like Tutankhamen did it.
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It's not the best B&M invert by any stretch. It's really quite forceless but at least it's long and they did a decent job of making it look nice!
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Here's this weekend's super fun group!
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Oh dear lord.
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Smile, you're on Goudurix!
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You can almost hear the funeral march playing as you look at this.
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It's only a Vekoma, right? Paint job or not I wasn't touching this thing!
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OCTOPOOOSSS!!! Miss you, Erik!
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At lunch TPDave was very excited to be able to get a beer with his meal. Although he didn't quite work out the translation of "Sans Alcohol" until he sat down! TPFail!
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We're on a boat!
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If you want to see large busted women washing clothes then Parc Astérix is for you!
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AJ on the other hand just likes a long tongue on his bottom.
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FROZEN TIE-IN!
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And now for my favourite ride in the park - the Mad House!
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It's all about the crazy pre-show where they take your photo and attach it to these animated soldier bodies. So funny!
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Caesar then looks down on all his minions.
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Then, right before you go into battle on the boat you get to watch some naked women bathe. Gotta love Europe!
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Sortie Provisoire = Tampon = confused Brad.
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Oh yeah, we rode Tonnerre de Zeus too! It's still running okay but they really need to spray some WD40 on that thing, it grinds its way around the entire track and it squeals the whole way. I've never ehard a coaster like it.

Anyway, that's all from Parc Astérix - it was a fun day but the next one was even better - Nigloland is up next!
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Re: Photo TR: The Brit Crew in Paris!

Postby cfc » Fri Oct 17, 2014 8:51 am

It's wise to stay as far away from Goudurix as possible.
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Re: Photo TR: The Brit Crew in Paris!

Postby Barge84 » Fri Oct 17, 2014 9:02 am

Divv3k wrote:I'll get to Banshee in a future trip report. Someday.


Tsk tsk. I was hoping for a New Hotness/Mini East Coast trip. I guess I'll have to read and enjoy this one, for now.

TPDave is still an idiot. Good to see.
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Re: Photo TR: The Brit Crew in Paris!

Postby larrygator » Fri Oct 17, 2014 2:19 pm

Hold the presses. Divv is writing a trip report in a timely fashion!
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Postby SharkTums » Fri Oct 17, 2014 2:36 pm

TPDave was obviously suffering from a Gouderix Concussion when he went for the non-alcoholic beer!

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Re: Photo TR: The Brit Crew in Paris!

Postby CoasterFEV » Sat Oct 18, 2014 3:38 pm

Divv3k wrote:Yay, we're in France! Oh wait - it's CDG! Noooo! Still my least airport in the world...


Sorry to admit, Divv - But after a recent trip to the Brit Crew's home country - I gotta say that airport of yours in Manchester definitely gives CDG a run for my least favorite airport in Europe!
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Re: Photo TR: The Brit Crew in Paris!

Postby TPDave » Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:00 am

^The north is a wild and desolate wasteland to be avoided at all costs. LHR is where it's at!

And to all my friends enjoying the thought of my accidentally sober meal, I could explain myself but no one would believe me and it wouldn't be as funny. I'm glad you got your kicks. Bastards.
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Re: Photo TR: The Brit Crew in Paris!

Postby Divv3k » Wed Oct 22, 2014 3:17 am

CoasterFEV wrote:
Divv3k wrote:Yay, we're in France! Oh wait - it's CDG! Noooo! Still my least airport in the world...


Sorry to admit, Divv - But after a recent trip to the Brit Crew's home country - I gotta say that airport of yours in Manchester definitely gives CDG a run for my least favorite airport in Europe!


I've heard that before about Manchester airport. In the three and a half years I lived there I only flew from it two or three times. I didn't have any huge issues but like TP would say, it's not T5!

With this visit to CDG on the other hand... It took an hour from the plane landing to me meeting up with the rest of the Brit Crew. A hellish place.

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Re: Photo TR: The Brit Crew in Paris!

Postby Stealth Assassin » Wed Oct 22, 2014 9:40 am

Good report Divv, having 7 people in the Russ bus for the trip to Parc Asterix was definitely a highlight for me :)
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Re: Photo TR: The Brit Crew in Paris!

Postby Divv3k » Wed Oct 22, 2014 9:55 am

^ Clench and squish! I've no idea how we survived that journey.

Alright, here comes Nigloland...

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