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Postby TheRapidsNerd » Sun Jun 29, 2008 4:21 pm

Jardin was a great update! Almost every caption had me laughing. Nice Indiana Jones reference.

Can't wait to see this Coaster Expedition DVD later. Cheers and best everybody. =)

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Postby coasterguy618 » Sun Jun 29, 2008 7:37 pm

Great Update! Kept me laughing as usual! Its always cool to see pictures of a couple of small European parks that you usually don't hear about.

Have fun at Parc Asterix and the rest of the trip!


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Postby thrillgeek » Sun Jun 29, 2008 8:45 pm

Great pics as usual guys! Kid Tums is so cute!! Christmas card worthy pics for sure. I'm looking forward to more pics from the parks! Take your time Rob. Like as was said earlier, It's not your job you do it because your such a great guy :)

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Postby sfne2005 » Sun Jun 29, 2008 9:29 pm

Robb, no more pics of Big Mike please. TPR is inundated with enough of them in the "I adore myself Big Mike Roadshow" thread. :lolr:

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Postby zjerre » Mon Jun 30, 2008 4:43 am

the comments were very funny, i also loved the eifel tower pictures haha :')

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Postby robbalvey » Mon Jun 30, 2008 7:55 am

Day One - Parc Asterix

I've not had much time for full updates so I'll get everyone caught up on these mini-updates.
Theme Parks based on cartoon characters is sexy!
Our first group photo! Yay!
Time for some bobsled that "Isn't themed to a bobsled" ERT.
Poor, poor Jeff. We gave him a good burial.
Oooh....we see you evil vekoma death machine! We will get to you later.
But first some woodie ERT!
Zeus looks pissed off with us.
Ahh, this is why. He's secretly a cross dresser and wants to hang out with the panthers.
Tonerre de Zeus was running very well!
Here is the "credit whore" group.
Young Jeff adds another one to the count.
Steve is getting all the credits in quickly so he can get back to the bar.
"Beat you there Steve!"
Time for lunch....
...KidTums is old enough to get her own seat!
TPR takeover on the new mad house!
First get your picture taken....
And they turn you into one of Caesar's soldiers!
Many faces of the TPR army.
It was a great day at Asterix...on to our next stop on TPR's 2008 Europe Tour. Walibi Belgium!

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Postby AlmereStars » Mon Jun 30, 2008 8:13 am

we didn't get back to our vekoma death machine :( aahw well the other coasters are better anyway :D and KidTums: Congrats on your own seat! :b

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Postby Chadley » Mon Jun 30, 2008 8:21 am

These reports have been so awesome so far, I so wish that I could be there...and as I always say, "Maybe...someday, I'll get there!".

- There are so many things about this trip that have been so much fun to see so far. Never get tired of seeing Zeus in panties! It's sounds like it could be another movie, I mean we already have Men in Tights! :lolr:

- Plus, I love the way so many parks are starting to incorparate photography and visual imagery to get the riders involved, (such as the mad house and the Simpsons, and to some extent the Dark Knight coasters).

- Kidtums has been adorable, and the pics at the Eiffel Tower are classic. :lolr:

- And as I said in an earlier comment, some of these parks have been so unique and crazy, they are almost irresistable.

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Postby robbalvey » Mon Jun 30, 2008 8:48 am

Day Two - Part One - Walibi Belgium or "Wobbly Belgium"
Mr. Wobbly himself was there to meet the group!
A little bit of woodie ERT makes the group VERY happy! (Even if it is a Vekoma woodie.)
See! Happy! =)
And for a Vekoma, you would think it would be rough, but it's really not. Loup Garou is a really fun coaster!
For ERT we also had Cobra - Cha Ching!
But the ERT favorite seemed to be Turbine!
A whole lotta love for this classic Schwarzkopf shuttle loop! (Thankfully we didn't get stuck upside down!) =)
Hello everyone. Meet Bob. He makes the ride awesome.
Now it was "Sad and Pathetic" kiddie coaster time.
They allowed us to ride provided that 1. We rode only two adults per train and 2. we had to say to the camera "I'm Sad and Pathetic." (Wait until you see the footage, it's AWESOME!) =)
"Hi, my name is Steve and I am sad and pathetic."
"Is that a bird on my head? Um, yeah...why is there a bird on my head?"
Here's a very good Vekoma mine train!
It's exactly the same as the new one at Hard Rock Park, but this one has some nice theming!
We met up with some friends of Theme Park Review!
We love it when the local TPR hot chicks meet up with us! (Big Mike loves it too!)
These are the photos that make men cringe!
Damn you!
Yeah, Turbine was awesome.
"Cow Room"
A cream-filled snack before heading out of the park.
On the bus there was a bit of hot action.
Except for the old people. They missed out.
The hotel bar was rockin with beer and billiards.
Even KidTums got in on the action!
Here you go Kristen, this is more baby friendly.....what are you spelling with your Legos?

Next up the Adventure Parc ropes course!

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Postby dr.gumbo » Mon Jun 30, 2008 9:31 am

Awesome stuff as always, too bad I never have the time (and money) to go on one of these trip. Enought about me because these reports kick ASS.


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