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Part 3 - SHANGHAI CREDIT WHORING!

Postby Divv3k » Fri May 02, 2014 5:05 am

Our first day of visiting parks certainly gave a real insight into the range of different types of parks China offers. The first park was a personal favourite of mine – Fisherman’s Wharf is about as ghetto as you can get. Situated on a beach in the (seemingly) middle of nowhere there are many great attractions to behold. From the discarded pieces of rides littered between the working ones to the awesome theming that came in the form of clothes being dried on washing lines hung between ride supports. I hadn’t seen anything like it. The scariest part though was the weird head protection they gave you before they let you on their toboggan coaster. That was nasty!

Our next park, Jin Jiang was a little more “modern” and had obviously attracted some recent investment in the form of a Deja Vu clone. The park was nice for what it was, it also a few quirky dark rides and some extra credits.

We finished the day credit whoring our way around some zoos and parks. Take a look at the photos...
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Whenever possible I always try to get a photo of the park’s entrance for eventual inclusion on the TPR park index. Welcome to Fisherman’s Wharf!
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Robb led us over the sand to our first ride. We already knew we were in for some TPR trip gold.
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Anyone want to ride the abandoned log flume??
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I think this control panel just ate Dan.
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Looks like we arrived a bit too early to ride this one.
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Safety standards are nothing if not relaxed around here.
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Oh wow! Now this looks fun!
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When you’re in a park like this and they still care enough about your safety to make you wear this gear maybe you should give a second thought to riding it!
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Ow, ow, ow!
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Powered credit or clothes horse? You decide!
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Mmm... lunch!
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Over to our next credit!
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I think someone may have been living in this booth.
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Yes, Mickey. I am ready to road rally.
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Disneyland has nothing on this place!
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These guys like to give the personal touch by pushing you up the lift hill.
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This is probably the most ghetto park I’ve ever visited. But I got out alive (and hopefully without lice)!
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Up next - Jin Jiang Action Park!
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This place already looks a bit more upscale than the last one!
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What’s that I see? Chinese Deja Vu!
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This train didn’t go anywhere, it just served as a restaurant.
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It was actually pretty nice inside.
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Moto Coaster!
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If you couldn’t tell by the non-descriptive name this ride is a Moto Coaster.
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There’s Larry overlording it up.
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It had obviously been built a while ago but some effort has certainly been put into this park.
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Look at the fun these guys are having – let’s try it!
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Ready for fun? What wonders await us on this indoor coaster?
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Rooaarr!!! Jurassic Boat Ride eat your heart out!
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Speaking of boat rides...
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Corridor of fun.
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Here’s the first Small World knockoff of the trip!
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This knockoff was pretty unashamed. As most knockoffs in China are!
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Bigger than Disneyland’s castle.
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Just in case you missed the key message of the ride.
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Get your knockoff iPhone 5 here.
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Transformer dude welcomes you to Chinese Deja Vu!
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Unlike most other Deja Vus, we got on this one on our first visit to the park!
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It did breakdown while we were riding though! So it's not totally unlike most other Deja Vus. At least we got the credit!
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Some people just can’t pass up on a quirky ghost train.
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Racey are prepared for TERROR.
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Who’s hungry for some BBQ?
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Who’s still hungry for some BBQ?
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Oh yeah, there was another coaster. This seems to be the only photo I have of it! I don’t think it ran much!
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Thanks Chinese Army Man, for a fun visit to Jin Jiang!
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Here’s your entrance photo for Chang Feng Park!
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The real credit whoring fun begins here!
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Our government appointed guide tries to figure out where the rollercoaster is.
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Ah, a Dragon Wagon!
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There’s a lot of little parks like this with a few rides dotted around them.
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Cha-ching! Next?
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Zhongshan Park entrance photo,just to satisfy your entrance photo needs!
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Park map!
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Anyone seen a rollercoaster?
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Line ‘em up!
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WACKY!!!
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Cha-ching squared!
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Shanghai Zoological Park entrance photo!
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No ride sign for the coaster here but apparently its called Sliding Dragon. The only coaster in China to sport this name.
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No, this isn’t the same coaster we rode earlier.
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Cha-ching cubed!

More credit whoring to come!

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Re: Photo TR: Divv's Chinese Adventure

Postby rctneil » Fri May 02, 2014 5:29 am

That looping toboggan is still the coaster that has scared me the most! The vertical lift inside that rusting tube and the tiny loop. That thing look precarious on all levels.

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Re: Photo TR: Divv's Chinese Adventure

Postby simon8899 » Fri May 02, 2014 6:44 am

The water in the fish pond looked cleaner than on most Chinese log flumes I have seen so far.. ;)

If I remember correct the second park has some non-knock-off coasters. I take in China are some parks I call "blueprint parks" with original coasters and flats which can be studied to be turned into knock-offs.

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Re: Photo TR: Divv's Chinese Adventure

Postby Meteornotes » Fri May 02, 2014 9:30 am

I'm not sure what I'm more amazed by, that first park or that dinosaur.

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Re: Photo TR: Divv's Chinese Adventure

Postby cfc » Fri May 02, 2014 9:53 am

^I thought the wild mouse coaster at that dump was going to collapse at any moment.
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Re: Photo TR: Divv's Chinese Adventure

Postby SharkTums » Fri May 02, 2014 12:07 pm

I am so glad you're posting this TR. It reminds me of all the parks we will NOT go back to on the next big TPR China Tour! Sticking to major parks only!!!!

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Re: Photo TR: Divv's Chinese Adventure

Postby Philrad71 » Fri May 02, 2014 2:40 pm

That looping toboggan is wrong on so many levels...wow.
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Re: Photo TR: Divv's Chinese Adventure

Postby rcjp » Fri May 02, 2014 2:51 pm

Philrad71 wrote:That looping toboggan is wrong on so many levels...wow.

Yeah. But I bet it's one of the most unique credits around! :lol:
The Mr Freeze coasters should have speakers playing the sentence: "Let's kick some ice!" right before each launch

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The G force is strong with this one.

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Re: Photo TR: Divv's Chinese Adventure

Postby rctneil » Sat May 03, 2014 12:28 am

SharkTums wrote:I am so glad you're posting this TR. It reminds me of all the parks we will NOT go back to on the next big TPR China Tour! Sticking to major parks only!!!!


This sounds like a most excellent idea!
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Re: Photo TR: Divv's Chinese Adventure

Postby gerstlaueringvar » Sat May 03, 2014 1:19 am

SharkTums wrote:I am so glad you're posting this TR. It reminds me of all the parks we will NOT go back to on the next big TPR China Tour! Sticking to major parks only!!!!

Good choice! Safety is the most important thing, even more important than credit whoring.

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