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

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Postby ScoastinGS » Wed Apr 15, 2009 2:37 pm

I love how El Toro is integrated into the log flume and around the lake! Very cool. Great pictures!

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Postby Hhappy » Thu Apr 16, 2009 2:00 pm

I spent 2 days so far during the start of my coaster season at Europa Park.
The biggest reason for this was to get pictures of the new ride called Blue Fire and otherwise because i love the place and wanted to chill out a little before going back to work.

I've already done 2 updates regarding Blue Fire.
Follow these links: update 1 and update 2
But i also wanted to share some other pictures i took of Europa Park.

So here we go. Due to the number of pictures.. i'll split them up into 2 posts.. so please be patient...

Hope you enjoy them.
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I know it's a bit "lame" but you need a ticket to get in..
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just for fun..
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there's no end to the theming
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coming down..
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after a mini splash it goes back up and...
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into the bigger splash..
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i guess some people were afraid to get wet..
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splash
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only thing missing is a clear blue sky in the background..
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small overview..
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the entrance
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no fountains here this time.. but easter decorations
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more seasonal theming..
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i thought i had seen everything last year.. but it turns out i missed stuff.. like this part of the park..
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time to ride a coaster..
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not a bad line indeed.. and the tune is still there :)
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as if it wasn't cold/wet enough... i went into this direction..
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snow?? yes indeed.. snow...
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time to move on..
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sounds like fun..
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for the kids..
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a nice shooter..
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on a mission.. for the park index man..
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now what's in this building..
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let's check it out..
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interesting waiting area..
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but there's still more..
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another amazing waterride..
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splash..
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close up..
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and the other splash..
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this reminded me about a story..
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for the man
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ok, one more..
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interesting structure..
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i'm so excited
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don't forget this one if you are in this area..
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the sign
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thanks for the info
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plenty to look at while waiting in line..
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the front of the train..
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time to move on.. again..
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now what's this??
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funny faces..
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and in case you were wondering.. the now have onride's available as well..
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one side of the station building..
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doors open
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and then it goes all the way up..
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the one and only..
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going round round..
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Postby Hhappy » Thu Apr 16, 2009 2:21 pm

part 2 of Day1 at Europa Park ;-)
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hmm, what's smelling so good here??
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it's food :) Raclette
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it's still too early to eat.. time to move on..
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found another spot to get pictures of the bob..
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almost gone..
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amazing view..
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another sign..
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smile..
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transportation..
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kids area.. right next to the town..
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owh.. time to get back onto this one..
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i totally forgot that they also had a nice tune while going up..
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next stop..
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always good to know..
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no swimming kids this time..
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i do like this ride..
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inside..
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hmm, this could have been a better picture... i think..
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be happy..
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Next stop..
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i can't believe i got back on this one..
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the sun was almost there.. almost..
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totally missed this one during last year's visit..
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looks like fun..
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time for a food stop... i guess you know where this is??
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and yes.. it's still in Europa Park..
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I just had to add a picture of Blue fire to this update..
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theming in the area..
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time to get wet... for soem.. and for others to smile and laugh just watching...
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see
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please stay seated..
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blue fire
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yes.. another ride..
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the station building..
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another water ride..
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still at europa park..
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and another sign... time for something else..
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night pictures of the Hotel Colosseo area..
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i totally forgot to get these last year..
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the place just looks amazing..
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so many details..
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and yes.. the kids are still playing with water..
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and the last one for this update.. hope you liked the pictures..
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Postby Rider117 » Thu Apr 16, 2009 2:27 pm

I can't wait to go there next month! Awesome pictures!

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Postby Olov » Thu Apr 16, 2009 2:36 pm

Europa Park is such an amazing place, I wish I could visit the place every year. It's been too long since my last visit.
Oh and great pics!

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Postby Divv3k » Thu Apr 16, 2009 2:44 pm

and the tune is still there :)


All I needed to hear!!!

Amazing photos again Hanno! Especially the Colosseo ones, they bring back so many good memories from last year. I can't wait to get back to Europa in 2010!

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Postby Hhappy » Sat Apr 18, 2009 11:40 am

^Me too, Can't wait to get back to this park and the vibe it gives.

I do hope that people catch a part of that vibe from the pictures.. otherwise.. all i can suggest is get there and experience it for yourself.
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Postby Nrthwnd » Sat Apr 18, 2009 12:11 pm

<sighs>

:(

Missing Europa. Missing Hotel Colosseo. Missing ... everything else there, too.

Thanks for the great pix, Hanno.
It all still looks great there.
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Postby Hhappy » Sat Apr 18, 2009 2:14 pm

ok, time for a quick update..

I just arrived at a hotel after visiting Plopsland in Belgium.

This park has got a new ride this season called Anubis. It's a launched Gerstlauer. Once again.. a great addition to the park, impressive launch with plenty of airtime and a overall very smooth and fun ride. Worth the trip (to me)

Here's some pictures of today of this ride. A bigger update of the park can be found here

I know i'm jumping from one day to another and i hope you're still following this. I just want to keep everybody informed of the "biggest" things i see/ride as soon as possible.

anyway.. i would like to present you:
Anubis the Ride (Plopsaland Belgium)
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you can see the ride from a lot of different places in the park..
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interesting looking building
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ok, so that's the station building?? wow
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ok.. still have to wait 30 minutes for it to open..
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brake shot
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the brake side of the station building
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there's something about this view..
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i see a train leaving the station.. yeah.. ok.. they are testing..
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never seen this before as testing procedure..
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trash bin..
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interesting theming in the waiting area.. good things it's protected by a lot of glass..
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"spooky
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Ï guess these are scenes from the series..
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More que theming..
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the stairs..
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the control panel/desk..
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riders leaving the station..
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and they are back..
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for young and older.. almost back at the station..
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Trees..
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this time with a train. looks a lot better..
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highest point of the ride..
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this gives a nice view of the trains and the way the seats are set up..
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just for fun... (i ndid turn this picture for easier viewing) the expression when looking down the dive loop..
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I have a feeling that in time it will be even harder to get pictures of this ride due to the green..
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it's hard work riding a coaster..
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screamer..
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still plenty of green left around the ride..
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looking for another angle..
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fun..
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you can get pretty close to the ride..
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another fun element.. which became more fun once the ride warmed up..
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I think i see hairtime..
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from a distance..
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The launch area..
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a lot of track in a small area..
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Here they go go go..
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scream if you like it..
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just because i like it..
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another angle and now with a train..
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the station area from a distance..
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hmm, this ain't working either (as an angle)..
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back of the train..
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Postby atem122 » Sat Apr 18, 2009 2:21 pm

Great pictures of Anubis, I must say that you caught some of the funniest facial expressions that I have ever seen

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