Photo TR: Hanno goes to China with TPR

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Re: Photo TR: Hanno goes to China with TPR

Postby cfc » Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:53 pm

vuurvogel wrote:It is weird seeing pictures of these parks. They feel not very real. With that I think they are very soulless parks. Just opened up, no history yet. I have been in such a park just once and it is just weird, it can have good rides, but the feeling is not there yet. Hope they will have the time to mature


Victory Kingdom opened in July of this year, and Happy Valley Wuhan opened last spring. China is pretty new to the whole "theme park" thing. I think the Happy Valley chain itself started about six years ago.

The Chinese are still getting the hang of how to run a park, too.
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Re: Photo TR: Hanno goes to China with TPR

Postby gisco » Sun Dec 02, 2012 6:16 pm

Wow, that water looked like it was hooked to the sewer of the near by buildings.

Definitely need some shade and people!

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Re: Photo TR: Hanno goes to China with TPR

Postby cfc » Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:00 am

^Yes, as hot as it was that day, I took one look at the water and said, "no thanks." :lol:
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Re: Photo TR: Hanno goes to China with TPR

Postby Hhappy » Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:28 am

I still have to finish this trip report, so here we go again ;)

Part 2 of Day 4

After visiting Victory Kingdom we had some time left to do a little more credit whoring in the area..

The things you do and rides you get to ride in China...
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i guess this was something Olympic a while back?
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big swings?
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random kiddie area
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that looks like a coaster..
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yup, but it's still under wraps (the cars)
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high rise structures on the other side of the water
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happy happy joy joy, it's opening
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ehmm
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the Big man seems to enjoy it
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oops.. looks like somebody got a bump (sometime in the past)
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sjeehs.. why so serious??
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that's more like it
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is that the number 1 or number 2 face?
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awesome brakes
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eating flies for .. ehm...
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too many flies -> barf time?
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ok, time to move on
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getto bumper cars...
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ehm.. yeah... welcome to China
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hey look, it's another powered dragon
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scream if it's too fast for you
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kiddie thing
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so apparently at this next stop there is another coaster somewhere.. hmmm
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market market market.. hey what's that?
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ehmmm
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yeah, layout
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hitting the brakes
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no more braking..
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but it was a fun coaster
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lots and lots of green stuff
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location location location, that's it for today
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Re: Photo TR: Hanno goes to China with TPR

Postby SharkTums » Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:23 pm

I look at these pictures and am thankful no one died on the trip! I'm also thankful that even communist countries will happily accept bribes to open coasters that shouldn't be open! ;)

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Re: Photo TR: Hanno goes to China with TPR

Postby Nrthwnd » Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:42 pm

"lots of green stuff"

Including the water there, LOL.

Also, this was one of the places you noticed
all of the apartment/condo buildings standing there,
totally uninhabited. And been standing there
for what, a few years? (What I remember hearing.)

Wierd. Just strange.
But bribery is A Good Thing! :smile:
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Re: Photo TR: Hanno goes to China with TPR

Postby cfc » Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:10 pm

SharkTums wrote:I look at these pictures and am thankful no one died on the trip! I'm also thankful that even communist countries will happily accept bribes to open coasters that shouldn't be open! ;)


Those were some of the dodgiest coasters of the whole trip (aside from the looping toboggan thing). I remember being thankful that the Jungle Mouse's safety features actually worked when they dispatched my car too early!
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Re: Photo TR: Hanno goes to China with TPR

Postby Hhappy » Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:42 pm

Time for another update

Day 5: Floraland

Let's see what i remember..
ehm.. suspended coaster: ouch (trying to forget)
another mouse, ice coaster.. dried up water rides..

hearing Rammstein songs while walking around the park and then there was this weird thing called a Tagada
So much fun (especially while hearing the Hermes House Band doing their "i Will Survive" version (including some dutch)

Yeah, fun day :)
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could this be it?
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yep looks like we made it
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it's just a tad bit smaller..
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and this one is a bit taller
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bungee jump (and larry doing his "thing" )
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ehmm yeah..
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yes, another one of these..
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some still have the energy to be mad.. and some appear to have said goodbye to life and are at peace.. i guess
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ouch ouch ouch
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grrrrrrrrr
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the many faces of...
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yeah, time to move on
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weird ride names
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guess what.. another spinning mouse
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not sure if i want to ride that
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surprise surprise.. they had one of these :)
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yup, that looks like fun
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one big pile of body parts
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inflatable stuff
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ehm.. bumper thingies?
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this might actually be ehm..
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wishing tree
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china is so random... like that blue green building is a ride building
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with this...
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behind you they have these contraptions which you can rent and drive around the park if you want to
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and if you see something like this in a park...
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get inside, get clothes at this place and..
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enjoy a ride on the ice coaster
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that's a lot of ice
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pretty lights
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i survived.. i guess
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going back up
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4d theater with what looks like a splash battle in front of it
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ice place :)
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and then you get to this area..
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water ride without the water
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these were all over the place (and many many parks)
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another area of the park
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this was like the most random thing i've ever seen happen during a TPR trip.. looked like there was some kind of video shoot happening.. and they got a bunch of TPR members to join the fun
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yeah, i was stunned as well
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bungee jump fun
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ok, time to go.. but wait.. what's that??
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owh my, wth are they building there
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it's pruple and under construction
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imagine the sound of pain
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so yeah, they are adding another phase to Floraland next door
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brand spanking new and shiny colors
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Floraland is just getting bigger
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Re: Photo TR: Hanno goes to China with TPR

Postby cfc » Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:10 pm

Ah, Floraland--the park with pixies and hookers (at least in statue form). I enjoyed the place, as bizarre as it was. Love the pictures of the knock-off SLC.
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Re: Photo TR: Hanno goes to China with TPR

Postby SharkTums » Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:46 pm

Did you get any pictures of the REAL prostitute out front who kept harassing a lot of our male participants!?!?

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