Photo TR: TPR Hits Dubai

I joined the TPR Dubai Trip for 2 days
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Photo TR: TPR Hits Dubai

Postby dubaidave » Sat Feb 16, 2013 1:01 am

I was lucky enough to be able to join the TPR Trip whilst they were in Dubai, Due to work commitments I was only able to make 2 of the days.
Although I was not part of the official trip I just wanted to recommend the trips to everyone, they were very well organized and great fun.

The first day was Abu Dhabi and Ferrari World.

I have been to Ferrari World Many many times and the coasters of Abu Dhabi, but I still managed to get a new credit on this trip.

Robb had managed to get ERT on both coasters at the park.

For some reason I didn't take many pics at Ferrari World but take ir as red that fun was had by all and we managed to hit most of the attractions by lunchtime.

After a very nice lunch we moved on to the FECs in Abu Dhabi

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First was Formula Rossa
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Robb prepares for some filming
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the staff were really enthusiastic
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Everyone had multiple rides
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Everyone got onride photos too!
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Next was ERT on the racing coaster
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The first Sparkeys of the day
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Here's the first coaster we broke that day
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Onto the second sparkys.
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This was a new credit for me
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The third and final Sparkys of the day
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We broke this one too! next up Al Ain

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Re: Photo TR: TPR Hits Dubai

Postby TBpony414 » Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:58 pm

Cool pics, looks like a lot of fun in 2 short days. It was in March, right? What was the weather like? How does Formula Rossa's launch compare to Storm Runner's launch?
I was wondering recently if there had been a Photo TR posted yet of the Dubai trip from last year! ;) Maybe after Robb gets back from Mexico? (Hint hint!)

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Re: Photo TR: TPR Hits Dubai

Postby dubaidave » Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:48 pm

here's the second day I joined the trip.

We had a bus ride to Al Ain, about 2 hours inland, to visit an FEC credit and Hili Fun City.

you may remember my original trip report http://www.themeparkreview.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=26681

Thankfully the Park has greatly improved since then.
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First was Bawadi Mall i Al Ain, another new credit for me!
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This FEC had Fun City
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the coaster was a joined spinning job
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I was surprisingly large
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And quite Fun
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and it spun
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A Lot!
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Also in the mall was a dry ski slope
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Re: Photo TR: TPR Hits Dubai

Postby dubaidave » Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:07 am

Hili Fun City

They have done a fabulous job fixing this park up.
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We were met by the new park management
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The new entrance plaza has merchandise!
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And is very green
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New Coaster
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The Park Management Rode with us!
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The food offerings have been greatly improved as well
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The Other Coaster
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Its been nicely refurbished
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Overall a great job has been done in cleaning the park up.
There are rumors that a new looping coaster might be arriving soon!

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Re: Photo TR: TPR Hits Dubai

Postby robbalvey » Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:53 am

Fantastic! Thanks for posting!

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Re: Photo TR: TPR Hits Dubai

Postby cfc » Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:59 am

It's good to see these small parks getting some care.
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Re: Photo TR: TPR Hits Dubai

Postby Mean Streak » Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:08 am

Can you hit the Burj Khalifa?

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Re: Photo TR: TPR Hits Dubai

Postby BeemerBoy » Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:31 am

Mean Streak wrote:Can you hit the Burj Khalifa?

You can, but it's actually a rather docile and non-confrontational building; so I'd advise against it because you really wouldn't be proving anything, and it's best not to step out of line in a foreign country anyway.


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Re: Photo TR: TPR Hits Dubai

Postby dubaidave » Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:34 am

I didn't do the Burj Khalifa as have done it before. But the rest of the group did.

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Re: Photo TR: TPR Hits Dubai

Postby Randomman295 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:36 am

dubaidave wrote:Ball Fighters

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