Photo TR: Hanno's start to the 2009 coaster season

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Postby nannerdw » Wed Apr 08, 2009 7:19 am

The design on the front of the train looks more like something I would expect to see on a billboard for something like "Blue Fire Medical Group" or "Blue Fire Insurance Agency", lol.

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Postby freddycoasterkid » Wed Apr 08, 2009 12:56 pm

Thank's so much for the brill pics, Awesome photography skills. Mack look's like it has got a great future ahead of them :)

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Postby Hhappy » Fri Apr 10, 2009 10:33 am

I'm glad everybody liked the pictures about Blue Fire. I did like the ride, i'm not going to hype it (just in case it's getting overhyped) and i'll leave it up to everybody to experience the ride, enjoy it and make up their own mind.

To me.. top 10 easy..

anyway.. back to the "program"

Before arriving at Europa Park and staying their for 2 days.. i had a travel day including a visit to two parks.. Legoland Germany is a place i've seen for a couple of years driving to and back from Austria. So i had to check it out.
While browsing the Park index i did notice Skyline Park as well. It was only one hour from Legoland so...

Time for a little detour :-)

This update is all about Skyline Park.

It's a nice place where i did not spent too much time.. because i still had to drive for one hour.. and was looking for as much time as possible at Legoland.. (thinking it might be crowded or.. whatever) so i rushed it a little..
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So i got into the car at 7.. and arrived at the park around 9 in the morning..
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some call this a credit.. and some call it fun...
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This place had two of them...
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it was still very quiet in the park.. and this is an easy and quick way to get from A to B
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Construction?? i have to check that later..
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Ice Express??
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Looks like some powered round going thingy... forgot to go back and check it while in action
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I believe i see some theming..
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Looks interesting...
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Sky Rider
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looks interesting as well.. but it's still not 09:30 so no "big" rides have opened..
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time to walk on..
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from across the "lake"
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now that does look very interesting (and no.. i'm not talking about the kids on the trampoline)
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Duck..
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This place had all sorts of random stuff to play on.. like this one..
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Put 5 people in there.. and you'll be laughing like crazy..
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Hi Larry..
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more playground stuff.. one insane sized swing..
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Lifeguard on duty??
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and another credit..
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still not time for the ride to open.. hmm.. i'm walking too fast i guess..
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what should i add to this..
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another swing like the one at Klotten..
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max 100kg.. just to clarify..
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here's one...
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and there's number 2 across the water
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and action
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Just in case you are wondering where i am at the moment.. and how much the entrance to this place was...
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i want to go back...
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StreichelZoo
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Yes.. you could get into this place, feed these animals etc if you wanted to..
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oeps.. i believe i see the exit already
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next ride...
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station building..
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does not look like an F1 car to me...
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the rides..
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for young and a little older..
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Car on the "achterbahn"
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looks like fun.. and it's almost time to open..
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Lifthill...
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old school suspension..
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hmm, what's this..
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owh my.. pedal powered fun :)
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inside the station..
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the passenger car..
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technical stuff..
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going up..
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transportation inside the park...
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some happy riders..
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happy riders..
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Now what is this building?
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they have a wiegand bobkart in here.
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This is the second place (after Toverland) that i remember seeing this kind of ride myself..
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hmm, i remember doing that at Surfers Paradise (Australia)
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no upcharge?? nice
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i've got the power...
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speed..
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i know.. i know.. i should be heading over there for another credit..
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so that was one part of the park.. we now have a nice field in between...
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see.. a nice field in between.. and on the right.. there's more park..
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looks interesting..
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more Pirates...
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Yes.. it's Sky wheel.. the big attraction at this place..
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going up..
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upside down is part of the lift...
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and there they go..
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the back of the train..
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and yes.. it's a
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After staying seated for multiple rides because they were still warming it up.. and the best way to warm it up was to cycle it.. it was time for more pictures..
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she looks so happy..
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that piece of track looks so silly from the ground.. but it's a lot of fun in the air..
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going down again and through the station.. looks like somebody is not that happy at the moment...
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different angle..
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still waiting for the sun to appear.. it was time to move on..
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waterride.. piraten insel.. no thanks..
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random air thing to jump on with too many people at the same time?? skipping as well
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they even have some bumper cars...
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and this one is called the Sky Circle..
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looks like fun...
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... trees....
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Nerd shot..
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time to go i guess??
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i still have to add this one though..
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yes.. it's another self service ice machine.. thanks for reading.
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Postby popboy84 » Fri Apr 10, 2009 10:35 am

I loved riding Blue fire on Sunday the coaster is amazing i still love the launch even though its not as intense as Intermin. I think meeting Ronald Mack on Sunday was a highlight even when he gave us members from TTF special ride time after the que line closed. I loved seeing those pictures they capture the ride really good.

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Postby Electerik » Fri Apr 10, 2009 11:24 am

Wow, Skyline looks really interesting. Thanks for the photos!

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Postby larrygator » Fri Apr 10, 2009 11:29 am

That field in between the two sides of the park looks like the perfect spot for a woodie in the future.

Great photos as usual Hanno, most have been uploaded into the Park Index.

I also looked through your website of photos and sent you a PM suggesting other photos that people might enjoy.
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Postby taytig » Fri Apr 10, 2009 11:38 am

Great pics! I think the suspended single rail looks interesting!

Great report!

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Postby Hhappy » Sat Apr 11, 2009 3:47 pm

So Today i did something totally different.. Instead of updating my report with pictures from Legoland Germany i decided to drive back to Germany.

This time for the new GCI Coaster named El Toro (yes.. you heard it right) at Forellenhof in Germany.

After visiting this little park in Germany i'm very happy for them to get this ride in. It's a great addition and totally fits the place.

Anyway.. i'll give you some pictures (as usual)

Hope you like them.
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yes.. i made it.. entrance to the left.. and exit.. straight ahead..
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El Toro
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Turn structure..
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Walking towards the station building..
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there it is.. time to go up the stairs and enjoy this ride..
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inside the station..
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the side of the train
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the back of the train
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getting ready for the onride photo spot.
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back at the station
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next train...
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Priceless
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Getting back towards the brake run..
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top of the lift hill
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airtime
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going up..
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getting ready for the drop..
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Here we go
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curvy
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plenty of crossings and places to have a look at this coaster..
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airtime ahead
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getting ready for the 1-2-3-4
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there's still more to come
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turn..
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onride photo spot
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Final stretch..
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some track and scenery nearby..
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Looks like a good spot for the onride photo
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train passing by..
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another run.. this time in the back..
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Just for fun..
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part of El Toro
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here we go again..
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lovely banking
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i spot some airtime..
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more happy riders
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owh piep... am i going to like this or not...
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train on first drop..
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I need to get myself a "fish-eye" lens for this kind of pictures.. the trains moves from left to right..
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still going..
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almost there.. i just really like the way this on is integrated in the area and surrounding things are "used"
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there was also a tv station there to shoot an article for this ride..
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flying by
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I just like how this structure can make peeple look tiny.
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for young and a little older..
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trying to capture the speed..
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I'll leave you with this one.. later on i will try to do an update on this park regarding the other rides etc.
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Postby Shockwave » Sat Apr 11, 2009 4:56 pm

Hanno, those are some great photos of El Toro, I'm counting the days till I can ride that in July!

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Postby Mats » Sun Apr 12, 2009 6:05 am

Nice pics!
Did the camera crew survive standing on the track after the first drop? :-)

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