Photo TR: The Hoffman Girl's Dad goes to Japan with TPR

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Postby larrygator » Mon Oct 29, 2007 9:02 pm

Who cares why Jeff is eating alone?

Why is Dave Thomas eating with Barry? I guess Dave's eyes were not working that day. F-R-E-A-K-Y
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Postby Meteornotes » Mon Oct 29, 2007 9:29 pm

^Dave's eye hasn't worked right in about nine months. Stupid surgery can't come soon enough...

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Postby OldJJman » Mon Oct 29, 2007 10:38 pm

larrygator wrote:Who cares why Jeff is eating alone?


Here's to hoping that someone might care. :cry:

(Fine. I'm a loser. At least I can admit it!)


Nice pics Bob! Keep 'em coming!

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Postby cfc » Tue Oct 30, 2007 6:23 am

SharkTums wrote:Red Button > Buffalo > Barry Poopy Pants


Ah, yes--Red Buttons. He was brilliant in The Poseidon Adventure. Definitely greater than Buffalo.
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Postby gisco » Thu Nov 01, 2007 10:17 pm

Day 5 Typhoon Day

This was another 3 park day, Central Park, Tegarayama Yuen and Kurashiki Tivoli Park.

This was one of our earliest starting days, 5:30 A.M. For the last few days we had been in Southern Japan. Today were were going to head North a few hundred miles to Osaka area and hit a few parks before continuing North a hundred miles or so to Nagoya that night. Also for the last few days we had been keeping an eye on a typhoon that was headed our way. For a while I thought the Typhoon was going to pass just South of Japan. I figured if we could get those parks out of the way then today when we head North would put us farther from the storm. Unfortunately the typhoon turned North the day before and was now expected to make land tonight somewhere North of Nagoya.

We headed out and hoped for the best. 2 out of 3 parks were fun. The other park operated under the Knotts rule that if it looks like rain close the coasters. All in all not a bad day. We got back to the train station early. It was a mad house. Trains heading North towards the typhoon were bing canceled. There were thoughts that we might have to sleep in the station. I actually thought that might be pretty cool. I think Robb & Elissa were contemplating paying for taxis for us to get us to our hotel or try taking the local trains. In the end we we got on a train headed in the right direction with standing room only. After a few long stops at stations we finally made it to our hotel around 11 that night. Our longest day of the trip.
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Our early start. Our baggage went on ahead by truck while we visited the parks.
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Empty train station this early in the morning .....
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... except for the homeless
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Central Park, not sure way it says East Side Park
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Diavlo, Not the best B & M but still fun
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Hurricane, I wonder if they know that it is the same thing as a typhoon
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Chris loves the front
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It was not very crowded
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Why are 3 guys all behind Lou in the haunted house? Only the mailman is in front and what is that look on Chris's face?
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Chuck, don't touch!
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A lot of these parks were in beautiful areas
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Tegarayama Yuen - first coaster, CLOSED
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2nd coaster CLOSED. This one looks like it hadn't been open in a while.
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3rd coaster, CLOSED. One of the worst parts of the park is that R&E paid 100 yen admission each for us and they didn't bother to tell us all the rides were closed
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On to a better park, we took lots of trains on this trip. When I went to bed at night and closed my eyes it felt like I was on a train
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Tivoli Park where history was made ...
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.... on this coaster and I use the term coaster loosly
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Kidtums scores her first credit.
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Yeah, we know your number 1
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So ends another day at a beautiful park

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Postby gisco » Sat Nov 03, 2007 7:22 pm

Today was Universal. You would never have known that a typhoon had gone through the night before. This park was very nice ans a lot of fun. It was like Universal Orlando with some IOA thrown in.
I liked the new B&M, Hollywood Dream. Nice air on some parts. I would have liked to ride it more but the Japanese Parks liked to close their rides on time. So if there was an hour wait for the ride and the park closes at 8:00 then they close the line at 7:00. I missed a third ride by about 5 minutes.
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This morning the station was crowded unlike the day before
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If this is City Walk then .....
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.... we must be at Universal!
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Twins! Better then Thing 1 and Thing 2 .... Ok not really
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Some were praying for an empty park
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No Luck
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No caption needed, right Chuck?
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Awesome dark ride even in Japanese
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Ryan is excited!
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He is checking to see if the car is male or female
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Practicing his driving skills
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And behind these gates are ...
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... dinosaurs. Surprised? Probably not.
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This one actually spits at you
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Snoopy's Great Race Coaster is soooo fast! I understand that this is also the place to pick up chicks. Right Joey?
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Some how I think there is something missing between step 3 and 4
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My favorite B&M at this park.
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You can get pretty close to the coaster
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I really liked this coaster
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Before catching the train back to the hotel that night, Lou was kicking butt at the drum game.

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Postby cfc » Mon Nov 05, 2007 1:40 pm

No caption needed, right Chuck?


At least I got to hang out with Falafel Girl and not Ryan. ;)
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Postby COASTER FREAK 11 » Mon Nov 05, 2007 7:49 pm

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I'm glad we were the first! Great Photo TR Bob! Im glad our Zorb pics came out so well!

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Postby gisco » Tue Nov 06, 2007 7:59 pm

On our 7th full day in Japan it was off to Parque Espana. Home to my favorite coaster on the trip, Pyreneses. The mine train, Gran Montserrat was really good too. Nice park, not a lot of shade around so it gets a little warm in the sun. Is this what Spain is really like?
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Pyrenees
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Gran Montserrat
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Not very crowded today
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The log flume was cool. They wiped down the log before you get in so you don't sit in any water
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Peter Pan knock off
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POTC knock off. This ride had a pretty cool drop at the end.
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Silly people!
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The now famous Escalator Ride. I can hear that music now!
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I wonder it this will stop the escalator?
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Parade with funny looking floats
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I love this sign, WARNING then the rest is in Japanes. No clue what the warning was for.
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Great views
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On the way back to the hotel, Ryan and Dan get into a rubber band fight. WHo do you think won? Ryan and his single shot finger?
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or Dan and his 6 shooter?
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I wonder if the Japanese really know what half the stuff they ware really says
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Ok Chuck, you can push this button

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Postby gisco » Mon Nov 12, 2007 10:17 am

In Big Mike tradition this is a shameless plug for another thread.

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