Here's my recent trip to Thailand. I had been before but never done all the parks.
This is pretty much in Chronological order.
First up is Pattaya.
Now Pattaya gets a bad rap as a sex tourism destination, which it still is, but they are trying to attract a broader spectrum of people.
I am sure everyone knows about the Big Tower with the strange SBNO launched coaster, but you will have to wait to see that.
First up we visited Ripley's, They have the whole top floor of a shopping centre and, besides the usual Believe It Or Not museum, they have 3 other world class attractions.
A big thank you must go to the Manager of Ripley's for showing us around and allowing me to photograph places that are not normally allowed.
Also a huge thanks must go to my travelling companion, David, for putting up with me being so geeky about these attractions and, also, appearing in most of the photos.
Finally sorry to the guy with the red shirt who seemed to be following us round the attractions, and hence, was also in a lot of photos.
Ripley`s can easily be spotted from outside.
Haunted adventure is their latest attraction. And very good it was too.
There are 4 attractions here.
First up was the infinity maze.
I had read about this a little, but it was far better than I had imagined.
You wear white gloves...
Then head in to the maze.
Here is the random guy in red.
Did I say thank you to David for being in all my pics? And representing.
You are in Pitch black and have to feel your way out of some rooms.
The flash doesn't really do this place justice. All the rooms had different lighting and special effects in them.
Yay, it`s me.
This place really was stunning.
In this room you had to push one of the square in order to open the door.
the bubble room
I know its blurry, but it gives you some idea of the colours involved.
Next up was Ripley`s Haunted adventure, motion cineama and the museum itself.
The Haunted adventure was the only place I was not allowed to photograph inside. They had a couple of actors and lots of animatronics. The best one was a man falling off a ladder.
See that guy in red gets everywhere.
The motion cinema
even the waiting areas were themed.
The sync was a little off, but overall a good effort
Did I say Thank you to David for putting up with me?
It was quite a big theatre
Beware the next few pics are a bit geeky.
last but not least the museum itself.
The other side of the plane that protrudes from the building
It was the usual Ripley's stuff
Thanks to the manager for showing us round.
Funnyland is up next.
OK here we go.
This is the infamouse launched coaster at Pattaya Park Funny Land. As far as I know it has never operated. It used a compressed air powered cable launch system. The seats have been removed as have several air tanks and a strange plunger device on the back.
I knew this coaster was in a closed section of the park so I did not think I would be able to get very close. As it happened I was able to climb all over the track.
The ride still looks quite good from a distance.
Here's the cable
And the remaining air tank
am I the only person that would claim this as a credit?
The seats had been removed
This must have been a great ride to see testing.
one last look at the tower
The view from our hotel
If you look closely you can see the top of Pattaya Park Tower.
one last thank you to David for helping me represent.
Excelent photos of the reverse freefall!!! Thats IS what i have been waiting for!! And is that a key still in the panel?! Did your guys turn it and see if there was any power to the ride?! Haha!! I hope not though!!
This was a bit of an unknown for me. I knew they had a shuttle loop and that was about it.
I also knew that they had recently bought 2 new coasters. Overall I thought this park was great. Unfortunately the was construction work everywhere.
Oh, and main street was a copy of disney's, well, sort of.
The entry plaza looks really nice.
But first I spy something in the car park.
Yay, coater track
Hmm whats that in the back of the photo?
That's not coaster track on the right.
Up skirt of the giant drop, also in the car par.
There is also a flying carpet ride in there somewhere
and a Condor I think.
Just in case you didn't know what type of coaster it was.
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