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Re: Photo TR Eurotrip with TPR

Postby Gilly » Mon Dec 31, 2012 2:43 am

Fort Fun looks fabulous. I need it in my life :)
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Re: Photo TR Eurotrip with TPR

Postby SharkTums » Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:08 am

I had been trying to get to Fort Fun since 2005 and never got it to work in an itinerary until this trip. It did not disappoint. Great park, quirky stuff, and that meal and guy was the best!

That Vekoma though...ugh...the feeling in your stomach when you were sent around for the second time was the worst.

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Re: Photo TR Eurotrip with TPR

Postby Movieguy » Tue Jan 01, 2013 4:45 pm

Lovely photos. Great TR so far. =)

By the way, the "weird robot" you saw in movie studios park...that was Johnny 5! Anyone remember him?

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Re: Photo TR Eurotrip with TPR

Postby firewalk13 » Tue Jan 01, 2013 4:59 pm

Movieguy wrote:Lovely photos. Great TR so far. =)

By the way, the "weird robot" you saw in movie studios park...that was Johnny 5! Anyone remember him?

hold up they had a replica from Short Circuit? One of my favorite movies as a kid. Must visit someday.

Wonderful trip report, thank you!

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Heide Park

Postby kidcoaster 2 » Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:10 pm

Movieguy wrote:By the way, the "weird robot" you saw in movie studios park...that was Johnny 5! Anyone remember him?

Thank you, I have been trying to figure who it was for a while now.

Day 5 brought us to Heide Park. After staying the night in the park's very nice Hotel Port Royal we woke in the morning to start off with a half hour ERT on Krake.

Krake I really wasn't expecting much from this because the ride was pretty short in lengh, but it was pretty good. Luckily they finished the theming this year so you now drop into the mouth of the Krake. The airtime hill was also fun, but I grabbed about 5 rides this morning before we moved on to the next ride.

Desert Race Fun little Intamin launched coaster. Got about 5 rides in aswell.

Next we were going to grab the first ride on Colossos but it was being worked on and didn't open until a half hour after the park opened.

Limit Since Colossos was still down everyone headed to the other side of the park to get the SLC out of the way. If you like getting your head banged around this one is for you.

Schweizer Bobbahn Being the this is the only ride not of the Qbots and us being warned that there was thousands of kids pouring through the park's gates everyone decided to get this out of the way. This was my favorite bobsled I have been on, it has a great layout and is alot of fun.

At this point Elissa came back with our Qbots since we had 7 people (four per Qbot) we ended up syncing the bots up through the day and it worked very well. After setting our bots for Grottenblitz we headed that directing but we choose to get the haunt out of the way first since it would later be swarmed with kids.
Krake lebt (Krake Alive) This was the new attraction this year and besides the crappy haunt at Walygator this was the only included with admission on this trip. It was actually very good. Luckily for us while Krake's queue was full while this one was empty (They were right next to each other) so we got right in. Once again we had no idea what the first actor was saying but from what I could tell he has doing some great acting. Next we were sent into a sub preshow before exiting into the endless maze where Kyle got a mouthful from an angry German woman for opening the door too early. From here I won't spoil it but I will just say do not miss it.

After that we started making our way for Grottenblitz when we got abit lost when I look over and see two people down in what I thought was the path we needed but no they were stuck on an island in the middle of Kanalfahrt. After getting the rest of the group over we watched and couldn't stop laughing as they tried to get off. After about 3 boats they finally got off and made it back to the loading platform where they got a good talking to by the ride op. On the way to Grottenblitz when they caught up to us and start to beg us to delete the photos and videos but of course we didn't haha.

Grottenblitz Another powered coaster and after riding the one at Europa this was nothing too great.

Indy-Blitz Just a kiddie coaster.

Colossos (This ended up being my 300th coaster) While walking by we decided to grab a ride. We sat in the back and wow this was a great ride. A little rough in the helix but the airtime on this thing makes up for it.

Huss Land (Aka the giant circle in the back of the park with nothing but Huss flat rides)(Aka Mayan area) we were going to hit a few of the rides in here but some of the rides were pretty busy. We grabbed a ride on Lady Moon and moved on.

Big Loop This was the last credit we needed and thankfully we had QBots because thanks to the one train op there was a pretty hefty line. We got on in about a 10 minute station wait.

Scream We grabbed lunch than made our way up the hill to get our ride on scream. After a short wait and a chat with a very nice op we got on. Pretty fun gyro drop with a great view of the park and construction site where the second log flume was.

We made our way back to the other side of the park to get some flat rides we missed.

Panorama Turm Hoped on the sky tower to get some good views of the park.

Grachtenfahrt Spinning raft ride. We got ours spinning pretty good.

(K)Anal Fahrt Next up was Anal Fart oh I mean Kanalfahrt... lots of fahrts and unicorns.

Next the rest of the group wanted to do the rapids but me and Chris choose not too so we held the bags... after waiting for a while we get nervous that we were in the wrong place for the exit so we headed to toward the station I make a comment I wonder where they are and all you hear is a very loud "F^@K" from one of the guys haha poor dan got a direct hit by a waterfall. :lmao:

Next we did Desert Race followed by killing some time at the death slides before our ERT.

ERT So for this ERT we had an hour on Colossos and this was probably the most epic ERT session I have been on. About half way through the session you could see some very dark clouds rolling in. After another 20 minutes it finally hits. At first the ride op shut it down but we all encouraged him to keep sending us. He said "You want to go out in that" "Yes!" "Alright!" This is what started the most insane and wettest ride I have ever been on. Refer to Hanno's photo After about two more rides (around 12 for the whole session our ERT came to an ended and it was time to retire back to the hotel to dry off and relax before a very good dinner.

Even though it was very wet it was still a great day! Thanks to Robb and Elissa for putting together another great day and for Heide Park for operating everything nonstop (You won't see this at a Cedar Fair or Six Flags park). Next up Schlossbeck.
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Ohhh goodmorning Krake
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Next up Desert Race
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Oh god
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Schweizer Bobbahn
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Brent is a little excited
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On the way to the powered coaster I spot this...
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After about 3 tries they finally get off the island.
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Heading to Collossos
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A Mayan themed area filled with Huss rides... I'm sensing a severe lack of reliability here...
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Lady Moon
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Big Loop
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Grabbing another ride on Krake (Coaster on the right, Haunt on the left)
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Just missed it
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Going up the sky tower I spy alot of Fahrts
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Desert Race
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Big Loop and Limit
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Our Hotel
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Indy Blitz
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Desert Race again
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First Fahrt
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Had to
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Unicorns on Anal Fahrt
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Next we hopped on the Monorail
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Huss Land
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Wanna go for a swim?
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Sorry Chris no beer for you
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Back for another lap on Desert Race
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Killing time here
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Our day would end back here. Thanks for reading!

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Re: Photo TR Eurotrip with TPR

Postby simon8899 » Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:32 pm

Visiting Heide-Park I mostly keep myself busy going back and forth between Colossos and Huss-Land - with the random walk out to Desert Race and the old "Krake", a Schwarzkopf Monster.

Let's see if the rumors are true and Heide-Park will get a B&M Wingrider in 2014 or 2015...

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Schlossbeck Freizeitpark

Postby kidcoaster 2 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:17 pm

The first half of day 6 brought us to Schlossbeck Freizeitpark! We only had a short time at this park so lets get started.

It was pretty funny to see all us grown adults invade this small children's park but I think were enjoying the park more than most. You first walk into this giant courtyard anchored on one end by a large mansion. But knowing there was a boat jump here everyone quickly headed left and across the creek and into the main section of the park.

Familienachterbahn Being that the kiddie coaster was the first thing you came upon some of us hopped on while the rest made their way for the boat jump. There wasn't much to say about this one as it was only a small Tivoli figure-eight ladybug coaster. But it did have a tunnel before and on the lift. But they did send us around several times...

Nautic Jet This was what most people on the trip were looking for. This small do it yourself ride was an amazing contraption. After the person infront of you exit you sit down and pull down the lapbar than pull a string while the next person closes the gate and presses a button to allow the car to dispatch. You get pull backwards up the hill slowly before quickly being dropped flying down and up off the tiny hill for a nice pop of air before splashing down into the lake. The ride slowly pulls you back up and over the hill and stops you where you than exit and let the next person on. It was a ton of fun and I wish there were alot more of these.

Slide of death Very vertical mat slide. Luckily non of the little german kids were brave enough to do it so they let me go first.

Luna Loop This funky do it yourself spinning ride was alot of fun.

Water slides We decided to do this mat slide and I did the straight slide with the tilt platform however the ending didn't leave much runout lane for us so we all over shot it.

"Most amazing walk-through ever" After this we were told that they have "Most amazing walk-through ever" here by someone in the group so we all went over and checked it out... we ended up finding in the basement of the mansion but were learned he must have been screwing with us because the scariest thing in here was the pay animatronics that eats your 50 cents. Nothing worked and it was mostly dark with no clear direction on where to go...

Playground After the "Most amazing walk-through ever" we headed behind the mansion to find everyone gathered around this contraption. Robb called us over and told us to get on... soooo of course we did and were quickly held captive as they started to spin us for what seemed like 45 minutes. We were told no one is getting off until someone falls off and finally someone took the dive this whole bit was hilarious and amazing. Somehow I would end up back on this about 20 minutes later!

Next poor Kyle decided to hop on this weird merry go round thing so ofcourse I was gonna mess with him... unfortunately for him everyone felt the same way! I think we had him stuck on there for about 20 minutes!

After this we went back over for another go at the boat jump before we had to be back at the bus for our next stop, Movie Park Germany!

This was a very short but an amazing stop, everyone definitely had a great time. Thanks for reading!
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Welcome to Schlossbeck Freizeitpark!
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First up Familienachterbahn.
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Death Slide
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Luna Loop
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Lets do this!
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Fun for everyone (Especially us!)
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Paul on the do it yourself Zipline
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"Most amazing walk-through ever" Note the scariest thing ever in the bottom right... the coin machine of notworkingness!
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After the playground(Sorry no pics) we went back to get a last ride on Nautic Jet.
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My turn
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Mine was more of a Kerplunk
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Robb filming a POV... thats all thanks for reading! Next up Movie Park Germany!

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Movie Park Germany

Postby kidcoaster 2 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:56 pm

I didn't get any comments for the last update but for the rest thanks everyone! Glad you guy enjoy them.

The second half of day 6 took us on a short two minute drive from Schlossbeck to Movie Park Germany which are literally located right next to each other.

After meeting at the park gates to get our tickets and things we made our way into the park. At first glance this looks to be a very pretty and clean park... but as the day goes on we quickly learned that is not the case.

The great thing about this day was that R&E got us all we can eat wristbands instead of the Qbots and with the selection of major rides this would turn out to be a great thing. So aswell as getting our coaster credits we decided to get our food credits by trying something from every venue on the food pass.

Van Helsing´s Club Being that we just burned alot of calories at Schlossbeck we were very hungry and made food our first destination This restaurant had a very gothic feel to it. They were also showing the Adams Family on the giant screen. Food was ok, only got schnitzel and French fries.

Bandit First coaster of the park would be this RCCA woodie... after waiting through the very hot and crowded queue line we finally made it to the station and grabbed a seat in the back. This would earn its place as my least favorite wooden coaster, knocking predator up a spot. I mean I don't think coaster trains are meant to twist the way it did.

Random pizza stand After Bandit we hit the pizza stand infront of it... honestly I have had better pizza at a Six Flags park.

MP-Xpress Standard SLC

El Sombrero CLOSED... what else says mexican than hot dogs? They sold everything but mexican.

Backyardigans: Mission to Mars Just another vekoma family coaster (It used to look alot different) with one side loading/unloading which was different.

Ghost Chasers Mack Wild Mouse with a Spongebob theme.

Random Burger Stand Got a milkshake, not too bad.

Jimmy Neutron's Atomic Flyer Family Vekoma suspended coaster.

Ice Age Slow boat ride through the Ice Age story. Not bad but some of the scenes have seen better days.

Mystery River This was a great surprise! Not really sure what the story was besides being a rapids ride through a land of wizards, elves, dragons, and giant mushrooms but some of the scenes were impressive.

Alien Encounter In order to get to this ride we had to walk all the way back to the front of the park and down some very long paths to get to what seems like the most out of the way ride ever. After finally getting to the ride we atleast find no wait so we quickly board and start movie before we quickly stop where were greeted by a guy with a shop-vac who had us all slide to the right to gather all the pitch black water in one spot... as he collected the black water his vac filled up so he proceeded to dump the water back in the ride just infront of us it was very disgusting.

After that we finally get the dispatched and head into the ride building via hole in the volcano. Ton of random aliens doing a ton of random things before the plunge back into the black water...

Van Helsing's Factory Even though we had ERT we decided to grab a ride early. This ride's queue was the filthiest I have ever seen in a park... trash laying everywhere and a pile just before the station which you had to step over.

The ride its self was pretty good! Amazing? No. But good. The dark ride bits were excellent with some catchy music but the coaster part wasn't that good. I don't think it was the best idea for 45mph hairpin turns. While exiting the ride the park hid a drop down prop in the ceiling of the hallway out. It actually got me, well done.

Pier Patrol Jet Ski The same as the ones famous at Legolands alot of fun.

Crazy Surfer This was a disko with the extra hump... this ride was in really bad shape. It had a very bad rattle in between each hill.

After some more wandering it was about an hour till park closing and they started to close off queue lines.. yeah still had an hour to go and they were closing everything.

Main Street CafeSo we headed to the cafe where our meet up was before ERT. Luckily for us (Not so much the nice ladies working it) it was still open and on the food wristband, we grabbed some ice cream and a coke before the rest of the group showed up. Everyone just hung out and waiting for ERT.

The park opened Van Helsing and the drop ride for us so I grabbed about 6 more rides on Van Helsing before joining the group at the drop ride.

The High Fall This was my first experience with a stand-up drop tower and I hope it's my last.

I went back for another two rides on Van Helsing before we all met up and decided to leave for Phantasialand and to get a head start for Dragon Bar.

That's all for Movie Land Germany hope you enjoyed it. Next stop Phantasialand!
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Welcome to Movie Park Germany
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Looks nice doesn't it?
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What do you mean West Coaster isn't here?
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We will get to you later.
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First up Bandit (Looks alot like the old Villain logo from GL>
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Some where over here is the SLC
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End of main street
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Entering the Nickelodeon area
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Dora flume ride
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Ghost Chaser
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Van Helsing's Factory ahead and High Fall toweing above
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Back the the front
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Alien Encounter...
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Random theming back in the Santa Monica Pier area
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Told you we would be back!
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Heading out through the empty park. Sorry I didn't take any pictures during ERT. Phantasialand will be posted soon!

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Re: Photo TR Eurotrip with TPR

Postby krazekiddd » Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:10 am

While exiting the ride the park hid a drop down prop in the ceiling of the hallway out. It actually got me, well done.

Triggering this to have it pop out when Neil walked by was probably the greatest thing of that day. :lmao:

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Re: Photo TR Eurotrip with TPR

Postby simon8899 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:35 am

Movie Park is one of the parks I'll only grab if I'll be in the area by chance...won't travel for it as the coaster and flat selection is quite meh compared to other parks...


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