Photo TR: The Old Man takes his camera to Spain with TPR.

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Postby ELZ » Sun Jul 22, 2007 3:48 am

More theming with random pink pig. We saw these pigs all over the park. Does anyone know who sponsors them, or what they represent?


SEAT is a Spanish Car Company. (Pronounced Say-att) and are very popular in Europe. The most popular model being the "Ibiza", which is often a 'first-car' for drivers who've just passed their test.

Im not sure what the pig is all about, although i think it may be their trademark mascot.

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Postby Mr Pete » Sun Jul 22, 2007 11:55 am

My guess is the Pigs are part of the advertising of the new Altea XL Model, and yes the Ibiza is a great little car...

Great TR, Dragon Khan could certainly do with a new coat of paint. Tibidabo just looks insane, but the views do look breathtaking.
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Postby Ed » Sun Jul 22, 2007 12:32 pm

Jeff your photos are amazing! I'm glad you spent the time taking them all lol!

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*note to self, get jeff back for the water cannon*

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Postby OldJJman » Sun Jul 22, 2007 2:14 pm

Ed wrote:Jeff your photos are amazing! I'm glad you spent the time taking them all lol!


Thanks to everyone for the comments!! :oops:

I'm only posting about 1/4 of the pics that I actually took.

I'll be starting up a new thread of all the panoramic shots I took after I'm done with these. (That's 2,3,4 or 5 pics stitched together.)

Hopefully that will be soon!


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Postby OldJJman » Sun Jul 22, 2007 7:06 pm

Day 8

We start the day with breakfast someplace within our Westin resort city. We load our bags on the bus and we're off to Terra Mitica, a good 4 minute drive.

We had ERT on the Huss frisbee (instead if Inferno. Intamin. Enough said.), Magnus Colossus (woody), and Tizona (SLC).

We were also treated to a real fancy sit down lunch at the restaurant "Alucinakis".

We stayed at the park until 4:30, as we had a 6 hour drive back to Madrid. I know that this may disappoint some (ok, none) of you, but I took no pics on the drive. I was too tired from the wild and crazy dinner/antics we had at the hotel the night before. No pics from that either. Some legends are better left untold! :Pr :P :lmao:


Anywho, please enjoy!
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It's real tough to wake up to this view, isn't it!
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First order of business: find breakfast!
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It's down here somewhere.
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Ah, here we go! Such paltry conditions!
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Off we go!
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My guess would be the entrance.
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As impressive as the theming was in this park (It was really spectacular!), these dumb banners took away some of the appeal.
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All of the theming proved to be a little to much concrete for this really hot day.
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Have to admit, it still looked impressive.
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Robb and Elissa in a former life.
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An up-charge walk-thru pyramid.

Almost all the signs were in Spanish, except for...
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... the sports bar. It made it easier for the Britts to find.
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Random Crocodile.
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A little extra detail.
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The Labyrinth of the Minotaur. Complete with the mile long hidden queue line!
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It was a really cool shoot-em-up dark ride, with real extensive theming. (Think, almost an Egyptian MIB)
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This was a simulator of some sort.
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Nothing but theming. Right next to...
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...the first part of ERT.
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The theming was so large, even Robb couldn't block it out!
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Walking past a restaurant, an arcade...
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arcade and gift shop...
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Trojan horse...
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for 40 years across the wilderness...
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Where else can I get my face and Elissa's A$$ in the same picture??
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More ERT.
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I'm surprised that they didn't require Jim to duct tape his tongue also!
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Lift hill shot.
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About half the park, Benidorm in the background, and the resort complex on the left.
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The rest of the park, and the rest of Benidorm.
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Colossus wasn't as bad as we were led to believe.
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It wasn't anything to write home about either.
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Missed Credit. :| In Spain, Inferno = INTAMINO = Intense Nice Thrilling Attraction Meaning It's Not Open.
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It just stood there, with the chain running, taunting us.
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Descent drop ride.
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The archway to ERT.
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It says: Tizona. (Whatever. It's another SLC!)
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See!
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Mel and Rich are already senseless, and the ride hasn't started yet.
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(No caption needed, you perverts!)
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KT is happy to be out of her stroller.
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OK. SLC in motion. Happy now?
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Jon, Hector and Kyle are about to grind up Lou.

Dave is playing one-handed pocket polo.
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This is supposed to be a replica of a real famous statue. Yet, it's wrong on so many levels!
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Kiddie coaster credit!
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"Yellow Hat Club" member, Rich, goes for the concrete boob credit instead.
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Mel goes for the hard credit, but it just comes up a bit short.
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Piers looks thrilled that I ruined his picture.
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YHC members take over the bouncy Unicorn. First up: Big Mike.
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Just the right height for the Hoffman Girl.
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"If you can pull my braids like this, you can have me!"
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Larry indoctrinates a unicorn into the YHC.
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Rich likes a little "necking" every now and then. It must be now.
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Carl's just confused!
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Ryan tries to do his best "Melanie" impression.
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Something about Greek mythology...
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...is just disturbing.
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Time for lunch.
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It was a nice ornate place.
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And KT remains the center of attention.
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Meanwhile, Piers and the YHC are confused by the tablecloth and china setting yet again.
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Robb has issues, albeit small ones.
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The geographical center of the park with the carousel and arcade. This will change next year when they close the Iberia section, and put Tizona on top of the hill next to Colossus.
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Still makes for a nice picture though.
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I did not know that the Egyptians invented bowling....
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...amongst other things.
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Walking back around to the front of the park.
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This was another restaurant.
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The walk of fame.
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The entrance/exit plaza. See? Much better without the banners.
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As has been documented, the theming was very well done. (Big Mike pic)
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The guard in the archway bade us farewell.
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Adios Terra Mitica, and goodbye Westin resort.

More pics soon.

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Postby Tobias94 » Mon Jul 23, 2007 9:39 am

Awesome pics, Jeff and thank you so much for all Kristie photos. :b :br :b

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Postby thefitness » Mon Jul 23, 2007 9:55 am

Awesome pictures! The theming looks awesome. Is the park really spread out, it seems that way in the pictures?
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Pokeball?

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Postby sfne2005 » Mon Jul 23, 2007 10:24 am

^Yup - Nintendopolis....
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Postby Moose » Mon Jul 23, 2007 10:34 am

^Did anyone go in there? What was it? an arcade?

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Postby Dublin_Deuce » Mon Jul 23, 2007 8:48 pm

How ARE you still alive Gramps? And thanks for keeping my cell dry without me even asking.

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