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Photo TR - The TPR UK+ Trip

Postby OldJJman » Sun Aug 06, 2006 3:24 pm

OK. So it's a bit late, so what. I took well over 2000 pics on the trip, I figure it's time to post some. Hope you like them.

UK Forum members, check out the UK board for additional info.
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The true "mastermind" of the trip, taking her last break before the madness begins.
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Wow, a 747. What a POS! They should retire these dumb things!
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"Hi! I'm Dan, and I'll annoy you every chance I get, and I hate water!!"
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When Elissa moved away, Robb could finally start working on his money making website!
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OK, if it's so damn cold outside, why was it so damn hot in the plane???
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Brittish Airways = Brittish Cuisine. Yuck.
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Jolly, Jolly. We made it!
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OK, Brittish art is just a bad as American. WTF is that??
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Robb ended up fly as cargo. It was much cheaper to send him that way, and we collected him at the carousel.
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We dropped our stuff at the hotel and bailed for our first stop of the trip.

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Postby SharkTums » Sun Aug 06, 2006 3:36 pm

Wouldn't seeing everything from the old man's eyes either mean it's all blurry or covered in smoke?? :P

Seriously, nice start! Can't wait to see more!

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Postby OldJJman » Sun Aug 06, 2006 3:43 pm

Continuation of our "Day 0"
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First stop, (after a 4+ hour drive) was Fantasy Island in Skegness.
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Robb and Elissa take their adopted son, Ryan, for a spin on the spinning mouse.
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Where else but Fantasy Island can you find "Butt Ugly Martians"?
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They even have a decent looking indoor waterpark.
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We finally got to ride Jubilee Odyssey. Not anywhere close a bad as we were led to believe. We rode 4 times and loved it!
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Robb attaching the camera to J.O. while Ryan coaches him. The first of many exclusive TPR POV's on this trip.
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Derek and Dan getting ready to be shot up...
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Away they go....
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Wow! I can see Joe filing papers from up here!
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The space shot wasn't running as they were finishing up on a rehab and extra themeing.
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But Elissa had to get her "geek" shots anyway!

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Postby OldJJman » Sun Aug 06, 2006 4:30 pm

Still going on day 0 and then onto Legoland.
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Elissa flashes for the camera and Ryan can't believe it!
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The triplets getting the Queen Bee credit we missed (by 1 day) last time we were here at Botton's.
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The Queen Bee has Robb sized butts!!
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Another new credit that we will miss. (What is it with this place?)
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Sorting out the fanboy gifts in the hotel room. (This was the only time Nicole looked at me on the whole trip!)
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Derek still doesn't understand the concept of bunk beds.
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O-M-G! It's Nigel, the same driver that we had on the ACE trip in 2002!
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Exclusive TPR shot of entrance to Legoland Windsor. Complete with tree branches.
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They must've know us Americans were coming. They had a generous health food stand just for us!!
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Look! There's an imposter castle on the horizon!
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We did so much touring this day. Easter Island...
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Mount Rushmore... (more to come)
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Chris and Lou on Dragon's Apprentice.
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Nigel trying to look manly and develop a "signature move" at the same time. (Failed miserably)
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Legoland Windsor is Elissa approved!!

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Postby OldJJman » Sun Aug 06, 2006 4:50 pm

Continuing with Legoland...
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Legoland Windsor is Robb approved...
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and Robb friendly!
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The autistic children ride the Jungle coaster.
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I'm sorry, but that water too sick looking, even for Lego Animals!
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Look Ma! No hands!!
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Daron: "No one's going to believe that I rode with an OzHole unless I get this picture!!"
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Continuing the sights... Changing of the guard...
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The London Eye and Big Ben/Parliment..
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The Tower Bridge..
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A little Absinthe for Derek and Nicole...
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Seeing all the detail leads me to believe that Britts have ways too much time on their hands.
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I mean, c'mon, M.C. Escher in Lego?? Get real!
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Though, the real working canal lock was interesting. (Took about 15 minutes for the boat to go through all of the locks)
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Brighton Pier is missing the coaster (so am I :( )
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We even saw Stonehenge! We saved a lot of money today by touring Legoland Windsor.

More to come soon.

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Postby OldJJman » Sun Aug 06, 2006 5:32 pm

Day 3 and Chessington
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Welcome to the "Official" start to the "TPR UK Tour 2006"
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The Arrow/Vekoma suspended coaster "Vampire" has some really extensive themeing inside the queue.
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Steady Dan, steady. (He still tilts the camera!)
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Token Vampire shot
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The absolute biggest surprise of the trip!!
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Coolness!
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Tommy and James getting sideways on Dragon's Fury!
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90 DEGREES!!
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Professor Burps has been revamped since I was last here.
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This is the last day I will ever look at rubber duckys!
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So....This is where they come from!
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They should dunk and drown these stupid things!!
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I will not look at you or your camera! I like Barry better!!
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The monorail (for those of us that found it) gave a neat perspective of the park and zoo.
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There's "Shark", now where's "Tums"?
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Dragon's fury is really spread out and is a fantastic ride!
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The mid-course brake is on the other side of a new kiddy area.
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All of the sudden I feel like I'm in Van Nuys!
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Sure looks like Van Nuys!
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Worst and slowest Ferris wheel ever! (At least until 2 weeks later!)
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You can see most of Dragon's Fury in this picture.
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NGT trying to still score the Elissa credit. Rich hasn't developed his signature move just yet.
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Talk about tonnage in a boat!!!!!
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The otter is protected from Lou's provocative advances.

Next up, Coney Beach.

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Postby Ed » Sun Aug 06, 2006 5:37 pm

I think you've seen more of the UK than I have!

Really good captions! I miss all the parks!

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Postby OldJJman » Sun Aug 06, 2006 6:26 pm

Continuing with Day 3 (Officially Day 1)
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Crossing over into Wales on our way to Oakwood (or so we thought).
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Robb and Elissa surprised us with a stop at Coney Beach Pleasure Park!
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Got to love the themeing around Mega Blitz, a Pinfari Death Machine
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Lou doesn't feel safe, and Dan wonders if he has a hair out of place.
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It looked deadly, complete with sandbags in every seat, but it wasn't all that bad.
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The TPR documentary crew is hard at work on "Nessie".
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Of course, they had to do some onride research as well.
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Coney Beach is TPR approved! Even if it does need a *little* TLC!
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Ted and Catrina sharing a quiet moment, caught by TPR paparazzi!
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So Long Coney Beach (What a Sh*thole!!) and it's 2 credits!
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On the way to Oakwood, Dan showed us Barry's Dutch Wonderland video!

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Postby OldJJman » Sun Aug 06, 2006 6:57 pm

Day 4 (Officially Day 2)

A day a Oakwood. I didn't take as many pics here today, just a slow and leisurely day.
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We got to Oakwood bright and early for ERT on....
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SPEED, and it's 97 degree drop!
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Speed is Derek approved with it's vertical loop...
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.. and it's overbanked turn.
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Going vertical up the lifthill..
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How come the rest of the ride is WAY over there??
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..and, like, yeah. We're going to navigate that inversion?? OK...
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I don't think I've ever seen warning signs in 4 languages.
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Nicole "I refuse to look at Jeff" on the Alpine Slide
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Cameron getting ready to go.
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Don't you just love how Lou holds the brake lever??
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Bill getting his 100th credit on the clown coaster.
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A TPR takeover of thr drunken rabbit train ride!
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We're gonna "Bop & Hop" !
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Others act like Robb and just go "Plop"!
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The TPR welcoming party during it's preparation.
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It just gets disturbing after awhile!
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Smile, my A$$! This was messed up!
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Can't forget the Megafobia sheep!!
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Or Megafobia itself.

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Postby ParkTrips » Sun Aug 06, 2006 7:04 pm

Looks like Loo handles the stick well. Also, only 2 credits at Coney... are you saying that because you didnt ride the powered or because you are being dumb and not counting it? (perhaps you forgot in old age)

Not bad for a guy older than the nation he lives in!! :br

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