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

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Postby KDCOASTERFAN » Sat May 16, 2009 12:50 pm

PKI ManJZ wrote:Looks like a B&M type seat mixed with Revolution's train mixed with the Mack restraint! Or whoever built this.

Looks like vveeerrrryyyyy low clearance in and out of those rocks. Great shots, Hanno!


Looks alot like Intamin's version of a floorless train to me.

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Postby Hhappy » Sat May 16, 2009 1:01 pm

As promised.. here's the next update..

Duinrell ( a small park in NL) finally got a new coaster and since i had nothing else to do.. i might as well go there and check it out.
That's what i did yesterday (does this still make sense?)

The name of the new ride is Falcon and yes.. it's another Gerstlauer.

It's a great (and big) addition to this park and another interesting ride. It had been raining hard the night before and i knew rain was coming to the park within 2 hours (after my arrival) so i rushed a little.

I'll shut up for now and present you some more pictures of this park and the new ride. Hope you like them.
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as seen from the parking lot..
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after entering through the gate you have to walk a little untill you get to the park itself. First there's some camping grounds and this view..
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monorail and small castle..
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and yes.. these paddle boats are a "ride" as well..
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a park map..
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i had been to this place before.. still being in school.. and i did remember this sandbox with all the swings etc..
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he looks happy
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brutus.. a dog is nicer then all these screaming schoolkids that were at the park this moorning..
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kikkerrad..
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the other picture failed.. but they also had some bumper boats..
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transportation
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another kiddie ride..
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Tikibad.. the big swimming area..
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credit number 1.. the kikker 8 baan..
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this structure looks impressive..
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i found it.. Falcon :)
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theming in front of the station building. they were running 2 trains.. and there was something like a 5 minute wait.. but those kids...
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i had to get a picture of this... foto service.. 1 euro for the onride directly in your mailbox..
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as seen while exciting the station
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nice looking train
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it's not that big/high.. but still a fun ride..
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hitting the brakes
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plenty of supports and coaster track in this view..
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in about a year the ground should be green with small trees and other green things.. which should cover the metal..
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there's the plane
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just in case you forgot the name...
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after riding front row.. it was time to try the back..
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there's a nice story told to me regarding the number 9 next to the pilot..
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almost feels like hangtime in the loop..
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coming down..
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another fun part.. this ride is small. but a lot of fun.. especially for kids and scared parents
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for (almost) all ages..
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it just looks pretty..
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right next to the coaster.. are the water rides..
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the waterspin
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and the splash (boat ride)
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were you have the choice between open and closed boats..
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what's in a name?
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so there's an enclosed boat coming...
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water is moved...
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it's going over the bridge..
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and some people are really soaked..
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side of the kikker 8 baan station picture..
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there's the train..
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and yes.. it's a long one..
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going round and round..
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closed :(
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a place to get some food..
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some of the slides of Tikibad.. the scariest slide from my previous visit has been removed :(
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and the entrance to the swimming area..
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paddle monorail..
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let's see what's behind this...
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ok.. now this is.. ehm...
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the kid looks totally shocked.. i did not feel like figuring out what else was in store..
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what's that i see in the distance?? katapult??
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another water related ride..
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shoot.. i'm on the wrong side of the water..
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schip ahoy..
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and some bumper cars.. i feel i've missed some rides.. but that's all..i had to go do some other stuff..
I'm dutch.. not much i can do about that
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Postby Six Flags Enthuseast » Sat May 16, 2009 2:04 pm

Yet again, interesting....... A few good things, a disturbing thing, but it looks like a good park overall. Where is that park again?

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Postby rollercoasterfreak91 » Sat May 16, 2009 3:02 pm

Looks like a good park with a nice Eurofighter...I was REALLY digging the trains on that one. And man, that kid's coaster had the longest train I've ever heard of. Did you get a chance to count the cars?

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Postby jray21 » Sat May 16, 2009 3:12 pm

That is a great looking park with a lot of greenery. Hope you rode the bumper boats and got your "Bootie" credit for the day. Still haven't been able to ride a Gerstlauer yet, hopefully soon. Thanks for the pictures!

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Postby GriffonFan09 » Sat May 16, 2009 3:31 pm

You haven't done a Gerstlauer yet? Wow your missing out. Mystery Mine is like a amped up wild mouse but it's so much fun it's not even funny. I did a 6 run ride when I went and then 2 other times with my dad...AWESOME airtime on the two vertical and beyond vertical drops and on the double inline finale you have massive airtime too!!! That ride is sick...I'd suggest heading to the closest Eurofighter around and hop on 'cause they're amazing :b

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Postby marktippins » Sat May 16, 2009 4:50 pm

They seem to like their wood 'effect' supports in this park.

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Postby GriffonFan09 » Sat May 16, 2009 5:30 pm

HAHA yeah they do I just checked em out :roll:

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Postby shrekmizen » Sun May 17, 2009 9:16 am

I love this park its a really nice one and found it randomly when i went round Europe :D. Stayed at the campsite which was really well worth doing as you get to go into the park. Its a shame the toboggan run was closed. Thanks for the pics hanno its changed a lot since i've been :D
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Postby Nosferatu » Sun May 17, 2009 11:55 am

Nice update. It was great seeing pictures from the park. buI was there when I was about 12 years, but I don't remember much about it. But when seeing the picture I remember the playground, especially that wheel. That was a lot of fun back then. Didn't really go on that many rides.

I didn't have the nerve to go on the most scary water slides back then ;) I'm glad they finally got another coaster and I'm looking forward to going back some day!

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