Day Six: Liseberg.
O M F G - - B A L D E R!!!!!
That how you describe, that's how your face looks when Balder SLAMS into the brake run.
It's incredible. It's a #1 woodie. Is is *thee* #1 woodie!
What can I say? We came here psyched about Kanonen, the parks new Intamin Rocket coaster, and came away thinking "Yeah, that was good and all....but Balder....OMFG!!!!"
I wasn't too sure what to expect with Balder other than I knew that Colossos at Heide Park was GREAT and could this be better? I mean, YEAH! If I had to rank my woodies, Balder would be #1, Colossos would be #2, and Phoenix would be #3. That is how good Balder is!
If you've been on SROS and know what "SROS Airtime" means, then when I tell you that Balder has "SROS Airtime" on like 7 different hills, you can imagine how amazing this ride is.
It blew us all away.
I'll post photos and videos of it and you guys can see for yourself.
Oh, and what about Kanonen? It's good...I mean, it's really good, and for it's little size it packs quite a punch especially through those wicked turns and the airtime hill. It's no XLR8R or Storm Runner, but still it's good. But when Balder is right next door, even XLR8R or Storm Runner would be pale in comparison!
And let's not forget about that Schwarzkopf mine train they have! Could very well be one of the best Schwarzkopf's I've been on! It's right up there with Shock Wave, Mindbender, and the original version of Revolution.
As for the park itself, it's really an amazing, beautiful place. Just as with all the other parks in Europe, there isn't a park in America that looks like this place. The entrance areas with all the buildings and shops looks like something out of Disneyland's Main Street, but not as 'plastic' looking. This is the real deal, not the replica.
The park is clean, well landscaped, and the most important part, has the best looking female staff we've ever seen!
It's important to point this out because the best looking female employee at SFMM wouldn't even be the worst looking chick here. Wow. To quote Joey "Sweden is where they breed porn stars!"
Other cool things we noticed was lots of McDonalds everywhere! This made Elissa VERY happy as we ate the McDonalds near our hotel 3 times!!! :shock: And you know what? We saw the hottest looking chick WORKING AT THE MCDONALDS!!! We love this place!
The park treated us all really well and we were able to strap our lipstick camera onto all the coasters so we'll have some really awesome POV footage for you all on our next round of DVDs!
We also met up with some TPR readers Martin and Rob (Hi guys) who are also representing www.Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits.com
as well as some of the local coaster enthusaists from the area (I'm horrible with names, sorry!) We had a great time and thanks for showing us the park!
In total we had two days at Liseberg since we got there around 6pm last night. We're glad we did because the weather was awesome last night...a little rainy today. Not quite "typhoon weather", but certainly a bit wet!
Sweden has it all...Great Coasters, lots of McDonalds, and hot chicks!
Ok, now onto some photos!