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Photo TR : Summer coaster tour 2011.

Postby fdelhomez » Sat Jul 09, 2011 2:56 pm

07/13 Fraispertuis City and Le Pal updates added - end of the report.
07/11 Walygator added with excluse pics just for Theme Park Review ;-).
07/10 Phantasialand added.
Hello everyones,
The 24th of June was my 30 years old birthday, and the better way to live it was in park, better say parkS. I've planned a trip since May to visit 5 new parks for me : 1st - 1 day at Bobbejaanland in Belgium, 2nd - 2 days at Phantasialand (and yes, they gave us the discount thanks to Club TPR!!!) 3rd - 1 day at Walygator (for The Monster, the B&M from asia, something different on it and exclusives pictures for you from a non-public area) 4th - 1 day at Fraispertuis City (Timber Drop, the world's record of few days with a first drop at 113,1°) and finally 1 day at Le Pal (half theme park with a fantastic but too short spinning Mack, and half zoo)
I'm gonna do this Photo TR in multiple times because it take a little time to do it, so it's gonna be a 1 park review each days some come back to check photos everyday.
Let's start this review with : BOBBEJAANLAND.
The road was very long for me because I have to travel all the way up throught France and all Belgium from left to right but, after 1200km the job's done.
The weather was not prefect but nothing to stop the rides. That was last Sunday, Elodie & I arrived at the park half an hour before the opening, first thing strange, you have to buy the map of the park at the ticket booth, if you don't you'll find in the park giant maps to help you out. I was there for two rides, Typhoon, my first Euro Fighter and Dizz! Typhoon was very good, intense loop slow heartline roll, very fine! Dizz disapointed me a little bit, it's very good but the brakes zone slow down too much the ride so for me it's not at it's full potential, but it's very good for the whole family. Staff there was very cool, and general public respectfull. I enjoyed this Belgium park but more theming would made this park fantastic.
ok, enought talking, enjoys the pictures.
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Welcome to Bobbejaanland!
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TPR girls - theme parks - coasters & Coca Cola! What else?
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We're the first riders for Typhoon.
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First it goes vertical, but then...
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It goes beyond vertical.
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Intense loop.
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Love that part.
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Here they go!
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Nice curves.
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The clown of Kinderland scares me.
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Suspended coaster.
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Twisty section.
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This Mack powered coaster was pretty good.
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Nintendo & Bobbejaanland entertained us!
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Speedy Bob - Wild mouse really wild!
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Hang on girls!
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Now is the moment for Dizz pictures.
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Thanks Bobbejaanland for this fantastic day, see you soon ;-)
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Now it's sunday night, guess witch city we are sleeping at this night? The answer in few hours!
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Phantasialand Update

Postby fdelhomez » Sun Jul 10, 2011 1:46 am

Hey, now is time for day 2 & 3 update.
We get a sleep at Guästhouse Balthazar in Brühl, and yes it's a moment I've been waiting for a while, we are about to visit Phantasialand!
We spend 2 days in the park, showing my Club TPR card at the ticket booth gave us a discount, I say us instand of I because the lady at the ticket booth was shure that this card did not gave a discount at the park, so I ask gently to call a manager to check it out, after the call she was so sory that discounted also the entry of Elodie, thanks Phantasialand to be so gentle! Now the park : it's brilliant, so clean, so themed at a point that photos did not give the park justice, the rides are AMAZING, they got some fantastic rapid rivers, a WOW drop tower in the mystery castle, Black Mamba an intense inverted B&M, Talocan an incredibly themed top spin and one of the best ride I've been on : Winja (Fear & Force). We saw the "Dragon fight" show. I finally know why Colorado Adventure is called "The Michael Jackson" thrill ride, it's because he inaugurate it! That was one of the best park I've been to!
Pictures!
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Welcome to Phantasialand
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See we get the first discount thanks to Clu,b TPR - 5€ of the full price
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for the momen the park is empty if guests.
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I've been waiting for this so long!!!!
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In an instant, that drop show how powerfull Black Mamba is.
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Intense 0G.
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Corkscrew, fast turns close to the ground and elements with water, it has everything!
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Michael's inside me ;-)
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Somebody is maybe enjoying it a little bit too much.
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themed.
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Talocan.
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Pretty.
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This thing is insane.
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Even the chairswing looks great.
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Here's a snack where you can eat awesome fries.
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Maus au chocolat queue line.
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the station.
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Spectacular show. "the six dragons"
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Nice theming.
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It's a magic house.
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The home of awesomeness!
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This ride is just incredible, believe me it's a blockbuster ride.
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That's all for Phantasialand - next update soon with Walygator.
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Walygator update

Postby fdelhomez » Mon Jul 11, 2011 7:13 am

Hey everyones,
Part 3 of the summer coaster tour, here I am in Walygator Park at Metz, and there's a reason I'm here : The Monster - ex Orochi! Jean-Marc, the chef technician and manager of The Monster's team gave me some tips about that B&M inverted coaster, to adapt it on Walygator's ground they do some change on the structuren so now it's taller than it was, the first drop is a little bit longer but no as steep as Orochi, it's a clone of Raptor from Cedar Point! The main change on this ride is that the middle section has no more BRAKES, the 2nd part of the ride is unbelievable intense, the 2 corkscrews and the 2 helixes are perfect, it's breathtaking! And another great thing for you is that Jean-Marc allow me to shoot some pictures from a non-guest area! I give him a HUGE thanks for what he've done for us coasters enthusiasts! Thanks Walygator, great addition for your park!
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Welcome to walygator.
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They have their own cars.
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Closed for the day. Usual?
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The new Terror House with actors inside.
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Let's start with this horrible thing.
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Dropin'.
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Nice from the outside but inside it's hell.
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Happy rider?!?
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First turn around.
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I believe I can fly.
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The dive show, pretty good.
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Vekoma banging machine.
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Loopen.
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Wow, here it is, and it's very good.
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We're about to ride it! Yeees!
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The trains are shiny.
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Be prepared to recieve a lots of G's!
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Voltige time, Jean-Marc is drawing a Monster graph on the mid-track section.
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Huuum, lovely!
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Vertical loop intense.
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Perfect cobra roll.
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Now ladies and gentlement - TPR exclusive pics.
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The layour is very nice.
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Bottom of the drop.
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Closer from the loop.
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Changing G's moment.
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I like it.
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Last exclusive pics.
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A big big thanks to Walygator and The Monster Team. I will remember this day a long time.
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Fraispertuis City Update

Postby fdelhomez » Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:32 am

Hello and sorry for making wait 2 days for an update of my summer trip, so I'll put the 2 last now ;-)
For the moment, it's Fraispertuis City near Epinal in north est part of France. The reason I came all the way up from Marseille to this little park is because they have a world record ride (at the moment I'm typing this the recors has already been broken) a S&S El Loco with a fantastic steep drop at 113.1°! It's a fun park for all the familly and with a price at 18€ no time to waste, let's check this out.
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Welcome to Fraispertuis City!
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well themed battle splash.
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More water?
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Fully packed of kiddies rides for all of you huge familly members.
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Far west wheel.
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But they also have an insane drop tower.
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Before the last drop, the ride fail to fall above, look at the girl on the left!
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A small Zamperla disc'o coaster.
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My first Soquet ride!
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Wheeeee time.
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Take the tunnel.
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Almost at the top.
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Swing boat, just behind the battle splash.
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The real things starts now, enjoy the pics.
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The first drop goes through a tree.
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The station, I love the trains.
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The release lap bars candoms!
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It's steep.
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Through the tree - each 500 riders Fraispertuis City give a tree to the forest neat the park.
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Hang on, it's fantastic.
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MMMmmm, I want more S&S rides, exept Sequoia adventure style.
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90 degrees.
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Nice coaster, and great day at Fraispertuis City. Thanks for reading.
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Le Pal Update

Postby fdelhomez » Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:09 pm

Here we go for the last park of the trip : Le Pal
Le Pal is half theme park and half zoo, I came here for Le Twist, the new Mack spinning coaster, and it was great. The park entrance is in a forest, it's nice and clean, you easely can walk through the park beacause the way are huge, and for zoo fans you'll find 500 different spicies, 1 sea lions show, 1 eagle show and more than 25 rides. Let's go, and thanks to all for the reading, I hope you enjoyed my travel through those pictures, if you have any question comments or anything else, you are welcome.
Fabien, the 3 000 km per week to ride coasters, DELHOMEZ.
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Welcome to Le Pal.
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The train go through the forest part of the park.
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tracks!?
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Le tigre de siberie, a Reverchon coaster.
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Down the drop.
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Rapids adventure.
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The very wet part.
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Is there any park that don't have a flume?
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Nice monorail for the familly.
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Azteca, 2 Soquet in 2 days, it's way too much for me. ;-)
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smoke weed train design.
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Dropin'
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Slow helix of death.
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Please don't puke i'm shooting.
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Heeyyy, she puts her tongue out to me!!!
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Here is the airtime... No, just kidding.
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That's a big cat.
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The Lion King.
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Redhead panda, first I see.
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Another Zamperla, but bigger this time.
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4D cinema. well themed.
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What's this behind the trees?
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Yes, there it is.
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Station.
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Mack awesomeness.
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The drop is good, and that Blue Fire style track! Huuumm.
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Twisty part of Le Twist.
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Up on the lift.
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Start of the drop.
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Hoaw, beautyfull.
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"S" turn.
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Hands up.
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Best part of the ride if you'r in the back car.
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Last pic of the xhole trip! See you guys for another park report. Thanks for the reading.

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Re: Photo TR : Summer coaster tour 2011.

Postby WFChris » Wed Jul 13, 2011 5:59 pm

Thanks for posting!

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Re: Photo TR : Summer coaster tour 2011.

Postby the ghost » Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:30 pm

That thing looks a lot like Sierra Sidewinder!

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Re: Photo TR : Summer coaster tour 2011.

Postby fdelhomez » Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:59 am

the ghost wrote:That thing looks a lot like Sierra Sidewinder!

Yes, almost the same just a little bit taller, even Le Pal use pictures of Sierra Sidewinder to make the promo on the map of the park for Le Twist!
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Re: Photo TR : Summer coaster tour 2011.

Postby LoopLover » Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:58 am

Great photos of some amazing looking rides and coasters.

Nice to see another El Loco, I loved Mumbo Jumbo at Flamingo Land and would love to see more of these around!

Typhoon looks really interestingly different too!

Nice reports
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