Great updates! Special when you live in Sweden! I have visited Tivoli Gardens for some years ago, and it's a nice park. But it's fun when you come to Sweden.
Especially this year, when we have got four new rollercoasters! (Yes, I know. Two of them are for children.) But anyway, Tele2 Insane is different, and on Friday I will go to Skara Sommarland and go "Tranan". I live very close to the park.
Man, that BonBonland park is really messed up. The rides look interesting, but basing a park around farting, crapping, etc. from animals sounds like the work of an insane mind.
Sure would love to go on a TPR trip. I'm amazed at how so many regular members can afford to continually go on them. If I had $2000 or more available, I would definitely be up to a trip, though getting time off of work is the other problem.
Being a noobie to the forum, I'm still at a loss to know what ERT stands for? Is is "Extreme Ride Time"?
Bakken was today. This park is similar to Tivoli in that they have a Scenic Railway and lot of other random flat rides, but Bakken is a bit more "traditional" in that Blackpool or Indiana Beach sense. It *feels* like a seaside park even though it's not right on the water. (It's close though!)
It's getting late here so I'll just get on with the photos...
Just in case you forgot what park we were at today.
We arrive at the park and a pretty girl shows up to greet us. What could be better?
OMG! It gets better...they give us a pretty girl and FOOD!!!!
There's a joke in here about Craig and his two meaty balls or something, but I really can't be bothered to go looking for it.
After a nice presentation by the park, we were treating to an hour of ERT (Exclusive Ride Time) on their Scenic Railway (the Rutchebanen!)
This woodie had some SERIOUS airtime and for being like 80 years old, that was pretty amazing.
Lots of open mouths hoping to catch some Danish flies.
Mark demonstrates the "OMFG! My balls are smashed against the lapbar" expression.
Mr. Brakeman has the coolest job in the world. I think I'm going to apply to take on that position.
I got the job!!!
No, I'm totally serious! There is me being the brakeman through the entire ride!
Yes, that is Robb...playing the role of Mr. Brakeman...with everyone's lives on the train in his hands...and they all seem to be "OK" with it!!!
What started out as a "TPR Takeover" at the mine train turned into a mini-ERT session with the ride's owner giving us 2 or 3 laps for everyone in our group!
"Let's hear it for our third ride in a row!"
"OMG! I just saw Ethel Merman!"
Big Mike's tounge gets the Mine Train credit!
TPR Takeover of the bumper cars!
Yes, that translates into "Afro Cups!"
"Yo Elephant...I'm gonna pop a cap in yo ass!"
The "mouse trap" game???
Let me introduce you to one of the most insane, intense, awesome, and "EVIL" coasters ever! Tornado!
DO NOT BE FOOLED by this looking like your "average spinner." The lift hill "launches" you over the top and OMFG with the right weight balance you won't be able to see anything for the next 45 seconds!
They allowed us to mount our cameras to the ride...let's have a look at some rider reactions to that lift launch, shall we?
Steve gained 500lbs getting launched over the hill.
Right seat - punched in the nuts
Left seat - Castrated by a blast of wind
These guys look the most calm, but they spun the most!
Jes does popeye, and OMFG Lou! Where did those veins come from? And that HAIR?!!?
KidTums Frog Hopper credit!
The Bakken Frog Hopper is KidTums APPROVED!
WTF IS THAT?!?!?
So far, all Scandi parks have been KidTums approved!
Bakken has that "traditional park" feel to it. Lots of older style buildings, food everywhere you turn around, and TONS of rides.
Big Mike & Josh are having a good ride on the mine train, but I'm more interested in what Divv and Andrew are about to do in the seat behind them!
Strike a pose!
WATCH OUT FOR ATTACKING LOCUSTS!!!!
Another credit for KidTums!
It's a good thing she likes roller coasters!
"Hi, I'm cute....I'm REALLY cute. You should send me something because I'm cute. If you want to send me stuff...whatever...it doesn't matter. Send it to: KidTums Alvey, 24707 Riverchase Dr #7203, Valencia, CA 91355. Send me lots of stuff! I'm CUTE!!!"
The ghost train was quite heart attack enducing. Watch out for the guy in the ski mask!
And we leave Bakken with Kidtums getting another credit! I think she now has more internationsl credits than US ones!
On the bus we watched episodes of "Yo Gabba Gabba!"
Our journey tonight included a ferry over to Germany.
At the Duty Free shop we stocked up on some nessesary supplies.
At the hotel we had a group dinner... "There's a party in my tummy...so yummy, so yummy!"
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