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Re: Chuck's TPR Shameless Nostalgia Trip Thread

Postby The Great Zo » Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:16 pm

I'm very glad that there is photographic evidence of me on Insane so that I never have to ride it again. :lmao:

That was a great trip. I miss Chiapas.
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Re: Chuck's TPR Shameless Nostalgia Trip Thread

Postby cfc » Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:57 am

^I'm glad to have performed such a valuable service for you, Andy. I rode Insane a few times back in 2009, but in 2016 once was enough (it's still fun, but so intense).
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Re: Chuck's TPR Shameless Nostalgia Trip Thread

Postby cfc » Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:33 pm

Oktoberfest 2017

Back to Europe, but with a few differences:

1. Go in September, not the summer.
2. Fly to Munich.
3. See castles and other cultural stuff, in addition to visiting parks and riding coasters.

We were in Munich for some little local celebration you may have heard of. Something called "Oktoberfest."

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This event is renowned for something, but my memory of is a bit fuzzy. Hmm . . . what could it be? It's right on the tip of my tongue . . . oh, let's get to the photos. I'm sure it'll come to me.
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I do vaguely remember riding this at Oktoberfest, but that wasn't the only thing about the celebration.
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Oh, well . . . spot the guy with the brass balls! Win a kewpie doll!
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I recall that we had to run to see this fountain go off or we'd miss it. It was rather impressive.
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And they say Disneyland's castle is tiny. Why, I could crush this dollhouse with one blow!
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There was a ride with FIRE at Oktoberfest, but that wasn't the main attraction, either.
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Bayern was a very pretty little German park, but this launched coaster was a wee bit rough.
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This weird water slide was fun . . .
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. . . but this odd powered coaster at Skyline Park, not so much.
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Dueling Nautic Jets!
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This Devil's Wheel thing at Oktoberfest made people feel giddy. Perhaps it's a clue . . .
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Meanwhile back at Holiday Park, they still have the best themed Premiere Sky Rocket 2 . . .
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. . . and the amazing GeForce. So pretty at sunset.
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It was a bit rainy at Phantasialand, so I had trouble getting decent photos of Taron. Spectacular theming, and a very good, not quite great, ride.
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Yay! Hollywood Tour still exists!
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As the sun sets on the Hotel Ling Bao, I wonder , , ,
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, , , is Oktoberfest about more than big sausages--and puerile imagery on signs?
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Well, there was the great joy Joey had on this slide. Surely there was more.
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Europa Park taught us about the threat posed by ANGRY CORN!
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It's fall at Europa, so we may as well take in the, er, relaxing autumnal sights.
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We weren't at Europa at the right time to experience their "haunt," but they gave us a great backstage tour.
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Yes, I had poffertjes with ice cream. Don't judge.
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But what was the point? I mean, this spinning coaster with the crazy light show was fun, but what was it about Oktoberfest?
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Maybe a ride on Gold Rush at Slagharen will jog my memory.
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Nope--not ringing any bells, but this was a great ride.
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Movie Park has its problem, but it does have a good ride in Star Trek: Operation Enterprise.
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Set course for fun--engage!
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But getting back to what was really important at Oktoberfest . . . dang, what could it be?
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Help me out here, guys.
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Oh yeah--that's it. And that's all for now.
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Re: Chuck's TPR Shameless Nostalgia Trip Thread

Postby ObeyTheShihTzu! » Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:06 pm

cfc wrote:Oktoberfest 2017

Back to Europe, but with a few differences:

1. Go in September, not the summer.
2. Fly to Munich.
3. See castles and other cultural stuff, in addition to visiting parks and riding coasters.

We were in Munich for some little local celebration you may have heard of. Something called "Oktoberfest."

This event is renowned for something, but my memory of is a bit fuzzy. Hmm . . . what could it be? It's right on the tip of my tongue . . . oh, let's get to the photos. I'm sure it'll come to me.



Those pix of Angry Corn will forever give me nightmares. ;) (But enjoyed your Nostalgia Trip, Chuck! Thanks.)

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