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Re: Photo TR: Italy

Postby Simipour'sTrainer » Sat May 05, 2012 12:58 pm

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I really like this picture. Looks very cool.

Good TR on some of the parks in Italy. They look like a lot of fun.
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Re: Photo TR: Italy

Postby Werner » Sat May 05, 2012 2:02 pm

i could only wish a had the €€€ for all these trip you and cheryl have :)

Looks likes great fun these parks in Italy..! :)
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Re: Photo TR: Italy

Postby TPDave » Sun May 06, 2012 1:42 am

Nice! Thanks for sharing!

I love these random quirky parks, I'm a big advocate of the "screwed up european parks" trip :D
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Re: Photo TR: Italy

Postby Midgetman82 » Sun May 06, 2012 7:05 am

Both Miragica and Rainbow Magicland look beautiful! And I don't know if I'll ever be that desperate for a coaster credit! Thanks for the report!
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Re: Photo TR: Italy

Postby milst1 » Sun May 06, 2012 8:21 am

Always gratifying to make it to the front page. I wish this was my full time job, reporting for TPR. Thanks to Robb and Elissa and everyone who's checking out the report.

Day 3 saw us taking on the theme parks of Napoli, starting with a really cool FEC called Liberty City Fun.

After visiting the website for this place (http://www.libertycityfun.com/) I got so hooked on the website song (which repeats over and over) that I had to add the park to the itinerary. When we got there, I started running around taking pictures, which freaked out the management a bit, but once again, I managed to explain that I was an enthusiast, etc., etc. Being able to hum the website song did not seem to impress them, however. But thanks to Liberty City Fun for letting me snap away. Anyway, there was a lot to see.
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Here we are!
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The outer facade is fairly elaborate.
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It's pretty big inside. I think the biggest indoor FEC we've ever seen was Kinderstad Heerlen in the Netherlands, but then again, I've never been inside a Chuck E. Cheese or a Pizza Planet.
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I think this was both a little Indiana Jones ride and a Halloween train ride in this are. There's a climbing course above.
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Lots of coin-op rides (you buy tokens) and play areas.
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Games and inflatables, and dig the ceiling.
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Walk out the back to the large outdoor area, which is like a Zamperla kiddie flat showroom.
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Cheryl made a friend.
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We personally don't count powered coasters, but here's one if you want it.
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This is more like it, the well-themed Shark Trip.
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Shark Trip!
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Around the edge of the outdoor area are lots of coin-op rides and kiddie flats, such as kiddie bumper cars,
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Kiddie swings,
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Kiddie pirate ship!
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Kiddie ferris wheel,
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Frog hopper,
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Even more crazy coin-op, like they went to every supermarket storefront in the world to build this enormous collection!
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Nice looking slide.
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Looking back inside.
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Bumper boats. In the back you can see they had a "Fantasy Store" full of Disney and kids merchandise, plus themed party rooms for birthdays.
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Hard to pick photos because there was so much.
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F&B of course.
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There was a pool advertised but we didn't happen to see it. The property continues across the street where you'll find more F&B and bowling alleys. All in all, it's a huge FEC packed with rides and things to do.
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Our next park in Napoli was this one, Arcolandia Pacifico. This was near a giant church and there was a lot of Sunday morning traffic. In fact, we hit a lot of traffic all day in the Napoli area.
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It's a really small park.
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Wacky Worm Credit!
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Dark ride!
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Finally, after sitting in traffic on the tiny streets of Napoli for what seemed like hours, we made it to Girabilandia.
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Seems like a nice place.
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Unfortunately it was closed. But that's one of the big risks of this hobby. You fly or drive, and the credit is down.
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The park's website is down, and I wasn't getting an answer from the phone number. It was a Sunday, and some Italian parks just open late, and we couldn't hang around. The park didn't have that permanently closed look, but we couldn't be sure.
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We did find awesome food at a nearby mall.
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Great Napoli food, right? Oh, irony, it's a New Jersey-based chain.
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The Gelato Gods seem happy with the arrangement.
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Our second to last park of the day was Edenlandia. As far as we could tell, Edenlandia is the oldest park and was the biggest park in Napoli. We saw a sign that said it opened in the 60's and this was the 50th anniversary. I think.
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It's seen better days. According to rcdb, there was no credit here, but we wanted to check it out.
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But what the heck is this??!!!??
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A credit!!!! This really made our day, an unknown credit! I was bouncing around the park and couldn't wait to email Duane at rcdb. It's there now!
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Cheryl is psyched we found the credit!
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Nice train.
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A round-up. This park had some rides owned by the park (you could buy a bracelet that worked for many rides) and other rides owned independently. You had to pay separately for those.
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Ropes course.
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Ropes course signage, for Larrygator.
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Flume and other various flats.
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Classic dark ride! Maniero: Casa degli Spiriti
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This ride was a bizarre ride through the Old West. Just weird.
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Last park of the day was Magic World, which Six Flags Enthuseast reviewed back in August of 2011.
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I liked the foil lid on my Pepsi Light.
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Ferris wheel!
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Wacky Worm. We were told that we needed kids to ride, and we just lied and said the kids were ours, even though the parents were riding too! We ran away afterwards!
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Stationary solo zorbing?
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Mouse was down. We waited an hour before leaving, watching the guys walk the track, but we had to move on.
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Nice flume theming.
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I'm not the flats expert, but this looks like something.
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Magic Mountain, a Zyklon Galaxi.
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Swings and a badly painted skate.
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Upcharge haunted walkthrough. We skipped, as we were faily exhausted.
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Upcharge ropes course. Note the dummies.
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We missed the dive show, which seemed a bit pathetic.
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Crazy bouncy couch ride.
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Can someone identify? I get exhausted researching flats. How long is this report segment?
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Finally, time to drive to Roma!!! Next stop: Rainbow Magicland! Thanks for visiting!
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Re: Photo TR: Italy

Postby milst1 » Sun May 06, 2012 8:24 am

Philrad71 wrote:Interesting report!

We also won't be able to do the TPR trip this year, but are going to Venice, Pisa, Sienna and will be spending a few days in the Tuscany region in September. Unfortunately, we had to cut theme parks out of the trip due to time constraints. :(


I get it. My dad despises our hobby, because we cut out culture due to time constraints. :lol:
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Re: Photo TR: Italy

Postby BrownStreak » Sun May 06, 2012 9:17 am

OMG! Its a Ricochet/Corn Popper with sideways facing seats! The basic model has always been one of my favorite 'classic flats.'
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Re: Photo TR: Italy

Postby deguy123 » Mon May 07, 2012 5:48 am

^ Wow Ive never seen one like that!

Great pictures!!
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Re: Photo TR: Italy

Postby SharkTums » Mon May 07, 2012 6:25 am

So how many parks did you end up hitting in one day!?!? :lol:

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Re: Photo TR: Italy

Postby milst1 » Mon May 07, 2012 8:34 am

^^^^
Ooops, I thought it was six but only five, and really only four because one was closed. I know, lame. :oops:
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