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A Look Back at the 2009 TPR Scandinavia Trip...
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Postby ginzo » Thu Oct 15, 2009 1:27 pm

Third row of the scenic railway at Bakken was easily the most violent experience I've had on a woodie. It was great, but brutal. Your legs got slammed into the metal lap bar without mercy. I think it made that last drop on Cyclops look like a kiddie coaster.
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Postby Divv3k » Fri Oct 16, 2009 11:09 am

Day 4 – HANSA PARK

Today took us out of Scandinavia and into Germany so we could visit one of the country’s northernmost parks – Hansa Park. This place was a real surprise to me, I mean I expected it to be nice and all but I really ended up loving this place! Some people said it’s almost like a mini-Heide park, which I’d agree with and even say it’s pretty much as good as Heide!

We started the day with a talk fromt the park management about their future plans (which sound amazing!) then we had some ERT on their brand new Eurofighter! This Eurofighter was so new that most of the theming for the ride hadn’t yet been added! Funnily enough the version of the ride we rode was probably themed better than Saw at Thorpe! There were some really cool effects on the ride and it had quite a cool layout with a few surprises here and there. I can’t wait to get on this again once the theming is done. It’s my second favourite Eurofighter for sure.

The rest of the coasters included a fun Scwarzkopf looper, a Vekoma rollerskater and a wild mouse. All pretty solid rides. They also added a new ropes course this year, and whilst not being on the same level as the specialised one we did in Belgium a year ago it was still pretty challenging and a lot of fun! More parks need things like this!

All in all the park has some great themed sections and a great selection of rides. It really is a place to watch for the future!
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Now for a park that for me was one of the biggest surprise parks of the trip! This place was just awesome!
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And this was one reason why! (The ride Fluch Von Novgorod, not the rock)
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Let’s ride some new Eurofighter goodness!
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The theming wasn’t finished yet but it still kicked all kinds of ass!
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This is how you do a Eurofighter Thorpe Park! Not that Saw is bad or anything but this thing just shows you how much potential these rides have.
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I think as far as Eurofighters go only Speed ranks higher for me.
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That’s Lena our bus driver on the right joining in the fun. She was awesome, I just wish she’d smile every once in a while!
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That’s some top quality coaster porn.
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Here's a wee bit more of that porn for you!
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Kidtums Credit! I think she quite liked this one!
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Can you believe, we finally have the TPTeepee!!!
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Okay, c’mon people, get your kumbayas out!
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I can’t believe I did five years of music at High School and they never told me about the H note!
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Mike’s getting in the mood to go Wiki Wiki Wild!
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This photo smuses me so much. Brad looks genuinely petrified!
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After years of visiting parks and avoiding it I finally got to experience the delight that is Panda-fudging-Vision.
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Why do I have to go to Denmark or Germany to find these bouncy things? They’re sources of endless amusement!
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"I believe I can TPFly!"
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Dave looks pretty amused!
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Check out how high Big Mike gets!
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But of course with so much fun there are always casualties. Poor Ben was the unfortunate one this time.
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Luckily Lou was on hand with a spate of Hansa Park buttons.
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It’s a wild mouse so as always I’m not a big fan but it did at least look quite good!
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Random drop tower photo anyone? You’re welcome.
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TPR trips take their toll, you have to get that sleep wherever you can!
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It’s funny that this Star Flyer now seems tame when not long ago it looked like one of the craziest things ever!
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Yes even I ride spinning things. But only if they’re over 100 feet apparently.
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Oh my TPDave, what’s happening here?
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Quick, attack Larry while he can’t get out!
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“I think I see the smoke monster!”
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The Bayern Curve was a bit of a weird thing. Do people actually count these as credits?
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This little series of puzzles and obstacles were next to the Bayern Curve. Sadly Brad and Andrew had to cheat to get to the end point. FAIL!
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Doesn’t this boat look like an enthused bunch of riders?
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This photo doesn’t quite capture this but before we noticed the beak we were convinced this was cock and balls!
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I didn’t frame this great but Lou fits in with the scenery quite well!
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Brad needs his milk any way he can get it.
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I’ve just realised that I don’t think I’ve seen a photo of Lou on a carousel where she isn’t pulling this pose. Quite a revelation in my book.
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OMG, this was one of the best meals of the trip!
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I ate it all! Even the asparagus! Why? Because it was wrapped in freakin’ bacon!
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I don’t know how you can put Andrew on one side and Erik on the other and still have the scales balance. SCIENCE!
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Check us out. We’re cool riders.
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Lou just wanted to say “Hi Cameron!”
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Scottish Steve bangs the drum. So do Big Mike, Fudge 1 and TPDave.
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We call this: “If Hulk were a water ride”. Kinda.
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Ben takes yet another soaking. Glad I avoided that boat!
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Hansa also has a really kick ass obstacle course.
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This thing just about killed us all.
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It's most definitely NOT for the unfit! (Like me!)
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All those years of watching Gladiators have finally paid off for Mike.
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But he wasn’t the first to finish! That would be me! As illustrated by that solitary finger I’m holding up. That wasn’t obvious?
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Oh Steve, that’s a charming angle!
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With me being finished about 15 minutes Mike still dangles around, so close to admitting defeat.
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That’s TPAttractive!
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TPSuccess! (Enough TPCaptions you think?)
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Mike just LOVES being in the Wiki, Wiki, Wild, Wild West!
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Today’s segment was brought to you by Lift German Apple juice. Made by Germans. For Mike.
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Hansa Park was awesome! I seriously want to go back next year just to see Fluch with the extra theming!

Okay, park photos next or bar photos?

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Postby coaster_dude2002 » Fri Oct 16, 2009 11:19 am

Another great update Divv. Hansa park was a really fun day. Those bouncing things should really be in every park, along with that ropes course.

I definitely want to go back to this park and see how their plans for theming work out.

Bring on the bar photos from Flensburg! Maybe with a wiki wiki wild video? ;)

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Postby hansrubens » Fri Oct 16, 2009 11:23 am

Another great amusing update.

I'd say bar photo's.


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Postby TPDave » Fri Oct 16, 2009 11:31 am

I'm sad I missed the random puzzles that you cheated your way through!

This was a really nice park, and I really want to go back when they've done the developments that they were talking about. I like how they opened the eurofighter this year, and they're finishing the theming next year (when the existing theming is better than most rides in the UK!). I like the idea of having one really great ride rather than a couple of mediocre ones.

Great update Divv, and yes, there were by far enough TPCaptions :P

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Postby coaster_dude2002 » Fri Oct 16, 2009 11:35 am

^We did not cheat our way through that puzzle, Brad and I just improvised a bit since the last challenge was impossible to do... :P

It is a shame you TPMissed it though.

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Postby Ryancrash » Fri Oct 16, 2009 12:33 pm

Even with "incomplete" theming, Fluch von Novgorod quickly became my new favourite Eurofighter. I haven't ridden Speed yet, but I liked FvN even better than Mystery Mine, and I love Mystery Mine. Can't wait to ride again after they've finished the theming.

Hansa Park was awesome - as was the evening in Flensburg! (Bar photos?)

Oh yeah - and I ate all of my asparagus too, which is saying something. I NEVER touch that stuff! A testament to some really good food.

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Postby larrygator » Fri Oct 16, 2009 12:57 pm

Hey Divv - been away from a computer for 13 days and finally got to read. Great stuff as usual, but certainly not looking forward to the next day (if I'm in any of the pictures).
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Postby Divv3k » Sat Oct 17, 2009 10:13 am

Oh I think I have a picture Larry! But before that...

Day 4, Part Two
KARAOKE BAR!

After a long day in a theme park sometimes all you want is to relax next to some open water, have a few beers and if you have a few too many then maybe you might indulge in a bit of karaoke. At least that’s what a few of our group did! I don’t really feel the need to say much more about this WIKI, WIKI, WILD night just that it was amazing and everyone should laugh at Mike for it!
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We started our evening by trying out some local delicacies at Subway.
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Well isn’t Flensberg a nice little place?
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The pretty clear water was full of lots of pretty (BUT DEADLY) jellyfish!
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None more deadly than these two!!!
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Little do I know that Jelloufish death is imminent.
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It’s a boat motherfudger!!!
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It’s a nice photo, but I really love it for Lou being all antisocial and emo in the distance!
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Everyone – Attack TPDave!!!
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Okay, hands up if you want to get drunk and just go generally WIKI, WIKI WILD!!!
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Irish Pubs are Divv approved!!! Let’s go here. Apparently the hottest music act in the world are making their grand debut tonight!
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OMG, the rumours are true!!! It’s McFudge!!!
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Germany just goes Wiki, wiki wild for Mike!
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Sadly all of Germany was denied the opportunity to hear Erik belt out We Will Rock You. It better happen next year!
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Scottish Steve wowed German audiences too with some after dinner speaking.
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This was such a hilarious night that pictures just can’t sum up. So with that in mind check out the VIDEO in my next post!!!

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Postby Divv3k » Sat Oct 17, 2009 10:14 am

As promised' the debut of McFudge belting out the smash hit Will Smith chart topper Wild, Wild West!


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