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Postby Jew » Mon Sep 29, 2008 10:18 pm

rllrcster wrote:Bob and Joey! Have Steve and I taught you nothing?! You were BOTH supposed to drink 11 beers, not share them. Jeeze...


I made a comment that "if Steve and Miles were here, we would totally have had a race to see who could finish 11 first!" I ended up having 5. Oh well, there is always the next trip!

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Postby robbalvey » Tue Sep 30, 2008 1:45 pm

Next up on the trip agenda was Everland!

Now for those of you who have watched our Eagle's Fortess Video (and if you haven't download it now) you'll know that Everland is home to the best Arrow Suspended coaster in the world which also turned out to be one of our top ten coasters overall! (And if you want to see how an Arrow Suspended lands in someone's top ten out of over 1,000 coasters, download that video!)

This year Everland has built "T-Express" (The T comes from the Korean Mobile company T World who sponsers the ride) and this could be one of the best wooden roller coasters in the world, and for many of our group is was #1!

The story goes like this...we asked the project manager about the ride and he simply said "We rode Balder, then we rode El Toro...we asked Intamin if we could have BOTH."

And that's pretty much what they got! It's like a mini El Toro plus Balder!

I'll let the photos and the video speak for themselves....
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According to the sign T-Express opens at 11...but for TPR, T-Express opened around 9:45! =)
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"Hi everyone! We are all here to ride one of the top roller coasters in the world....why aren't you here with us?!?!?"
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So the next series of photos will basically be "coaster porn" starting with this one right as you exit the station. Check out how massive this ride is and it's built right against the side of the mountain!
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Hello Mr. Cable lift hill! We are glad you don't slow down as much as your cousin El Toro in the US!
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If that hill doesn't scream "pop my cherry" I don't know what does!
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Yeah...I think that is what's happening here! =)
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Hellllllloooooo 77 degree drop!
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That should be known as the sea of airtime!
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Or maybe "hairtime!"
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Um...there is a bottom to that drop right? RIGHT?!?!?
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This is hands down the best first drop on any wooden roller coaster in the world!
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And this second drop ain't half bad too! =)
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Mmmm.....nice curves baby!
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Apparently T-Express causes rapid aging! Joey looks like he's 60. I would have posted a picture of Jeff Johnson, but all that was left was dust particles and some cigarette butts!
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The drop off the midcourse into...well... "Balder"
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Balder in the foreground, El Toro in the background!
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Get ready for EXTREME HAIR MAKEOVER!!!
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Hmm...I've suddenly got the urge to buy a mobile phone but I'm not sure why.
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Head choppers anyone?
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Good luck down in front!
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Could this hill be the most extreme airtime ever?
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Seriously the ride is airtime hill after airtime hill. It never lets up! If airtime is your thing you HAVE to come ride this!
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I do believe everyone looks just a skosh happy! =)
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At night, T-Express got even better!
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Even without all the Halloween decorations it was eerily creepy and awesome!
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The *only* negative thing we saw was the massive amounts of graffiti in the queue. It was very strange because the entire park is spotless clean and beautiful...except for the close cooridor queue areas!
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And it literally was everywhere! (They even wrote on the emergency lights!)
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Ok, so enough T-Express...now on to some other stuff! The park also has a lot of animals (think Busch Gardens Tampa) along with the rides. This one is the Zoo in SPAAAAACE!
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Dammit! Every time I took a picture of these guys my browser crashes!
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Just in case you wanted to try flying...here's how!
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"Greetings! I am the parrot of death! Can I poke your eyeballs out?"
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Yummy! Drink your pet!
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"These don't taste anything like Polar Bears!"
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"Hey! C'mon now! Enough with the damn scooby snacks! Throw me that kid!!!"
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Hi Jahan!
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NICE BEAVER!!!
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Elissa just went "SQUEEEEEE!!!!!"
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C'mon Kangaroo...DO IT! DO IT!!! I know you want to!
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SEA PIGS!!!
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This one is for you Mr. Turtle.
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:snicker: "He said Titty Caca!"
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"Dippin' Dot"....you only get ONE!
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Aha! A Camel...you know what that means! That's right...
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CAMEL TOE!!!
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Just in case you forgot there is awesomeness right around the corner.
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We attempted to watch the parade which included a sun and a giant Taco...
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KidTums was more confused than anything else!

T-Express VIDEO!!! (Downloadable version at the bottom of the photos)

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Postby robbalvey » Tue Sep 30, 2008 1:55 pm

More photos....
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Shoot the deer and you get a furry little animal!
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Wherever there are boobs there is always....
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BOOB CREDIT!!!
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KidTums starring in the re-make of "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir"
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"Um, excuse me sir, are you aware that you have a smiley face pumpkin on your A$$?"
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"Now how to I shift this Panda into 2nd gear again?"
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You know, maybe buying KidTums that T-Express hammer was the best idea!
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KidTums! Attack dinosaur!!!
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VICTORY IS MINE!!!
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Mmmm...Eagle's Fortress...an hour of ERT... *AT NIGHT* like I said if you have not downloaded our Eagle's Fortress video yet, open up a new window and paste this link into it:
http://www.themeparkreview.com/videos/eaglefortress.zip
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"This is number TWO in the world...behind T-Express!" =)
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Seriously, this ride is freaking AMAZING!!! We would post more photos, but there was nothing to see. They turned out the lights for us and it was PITCH BLACK Arrow Suspended awesomeness!!!!
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"Do you think they will let me ride?" Sorry KidTums you have to wait until later...and who knows, maybe this ride will have new trains on it by then! (I didn't say that outloud, did I?)

Anyway, I hope you enjoy the T-Express video! Another new update coming soon!
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T-Express Video - downloable version!
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Postby Rastuso » Tue Sep 30, 2008 2:39 pm

Umm, if they put the open suspended trains on Eagle('s) Fortress, it could seriously vie for the best coaster on the planet. They could paint the supports and track green to blend in. WOW, that'd be amazing.

It just amazed me how Seoul is home to 3 top 10 coasters. ALthough T-Express gave too much airtime, imho.

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Postby gisco » Tue Sep 30, 2008 3:10 pm

^^You can never have to much airtime

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Postby Roachman » Tue Sep 30, 2008 5:18 pm

Freakin' awesome video, Robb! Loved the song, too! ;)

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Postby Rastuso » Tue Sep 30, 2008 5:57 pm

^^ You can when it's painful. The negative g's on the bunnies is very intense. You can hear Robb grimacing. Plus, it was rather monotanous, really.

As Robb says, the first drop, up to the midcourse is brilliant. After that, it just didn't do it for me.

Did anybody see my little tiger buddy while they were there?

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Postby robbalvey » Tue Sep 30, 2008 6:15 pm

^ Where was the tiger??? None of us could fine the "hold the tiger" thing when we were there! We looked and asked for it too.

Rastuso wrote:^^ You can when it's painful. The negative g's on the bunnies is very intense. You can hear Robb grimacing.

I was grimacing because I holding two cameras (still and video) and having to fight agaist the G Forces. People that were sitting around me will tell you that having to do that was actually WORK! =)

I agree it's some VERY intense airtime, but equal to El Toro, Balder, and Colossos in every hill but the first drop and the 2nd hill.

It's it's your bag, this could be your #1 coaster. If not, then ride it, get the credit, and go do the type of woodie you like better.

For me, I think I have a three-way tie for #1 - El Toro, Balder, and T-Express.

#1 in the US
#1 in Europe
#1 in Asia

Go Intamin!!!!

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Postby OldJJman » Tue Sep 30, 2008 6:33 pm

Rastuso wrote:Did anybody see my little tiger buddy while they were there?
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You mean one of these guys? There were 4 there, but we weren't around during the "petting" times.
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But I did find something with skin thicker than mine!! (They wouldn't let me hold this one either!)

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Postby Rastuso » Tue Sep 30, 2008 6:48 pm

Yeah, probably one of those. I'd assume holding them is out of the question now. I have no clue if it was a normal occurance, or if i just totally lucked out.

ANother question, was there an annoying guy in the station of the raft ride singing and dancing? I had my camera in a fluffy, fluffy bunny filled with medicine and goo when I rode it, damn it.

Everland kicks A$$!

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