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Photo TR : Efteling (+ hotel) & Moviepark Germany

Postby Groteslurf » Sun Oct 11, 2009 5:05 am

First we planned a dayvisit to De Efteling, then we wanted to make it a 4 day trip to De Efteling, MPG, CentrO and Phantasialand. But as for some reason all hotels near MPG & CentrO were full, the trip was shortened again to a 2 day trip.
But I took lots of pictures during those 2 days so that this TR will consist out of 4 parts :
1. De Efteling
2. De Efteling hotel
3. Moviepark Germany
4. Horror Fest
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We entered the park through the special hotel entrance. My daughters started cleaning up the park immediately.
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There are about 10 of those things spread over the park and kids really like it and they pick up every piece of paper from the ground to throw it in those things. Cedar Fair, are you reading this ??
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De Efteling is really one of the most beautiful parks I've ever been to.
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As we entered the park at the other side of the park, it looked like we were the only ones in the park.
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Did I mention the park is beautiful ?
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First ride of the day.
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De Vliegende Hollander
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The new duelling woodies will rise over there.
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The waiting row is in fact the best part of the ride.
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As they were only loading at one side of the station, there was a 10 minutes waiting row. Together with the 10 minutes row at Droomvlucht, those were the only lines we had to conquer during our visit.
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Front of the boats.
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While we were already in the station, they started loading the other side of the station aswell.
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My oldest daughter and I.
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It's been already a while since I rode De Vliegende Hollander. Actually it has been since the press opening that I rode it.
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I remembered it to be a nice ride.
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But now it was already shaking a bit. Not painful yet though.
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My wife and youngest daughter waiting for us.
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It doesn't look like it, but you actually don't get wet at all.
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Take the tunnel !
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No, I don't want to ride you ... ;-)
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My daughters were allowed to do a walk-back.
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Honey, I'm leaving you.
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Vogel Rok
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Inside what probably is the smoothest Vekoma I know.
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Carnaval Festival
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My youngest daughter really like it.
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Land van Laaf
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Burping and farting stair
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Yummy !
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See ? They love it.
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Deforming mirrors
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Pov again
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Traffic jam
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Postby Groteslurf » Sun Oct 11, 2009 5:40 am

Continuation of De Efteling
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Villa Volta
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Droomvlucht. My favorite attraction at De Efteling.
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The new showarena scheduled to open in 2011 will be built here.
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Another one. This chap is the oldest one in the park and is celebrating his 50th aniversary this year.
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Themed book
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White horse.
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And we're in the fairy tail forrest.
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When I was a kid, I loved to sit on those things too.
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Knock, knock ...
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Hey you in the back .... get out of my picture !
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This story is written by our previous queen. God, I'm so proud !!!
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Sitting duck ... euh, I mean, shitting donkey.
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Boob credit
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Something new is being built here aswell.
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Main entrance building
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Fata Morgana
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But first, let's finish the fairy tail forrest
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Carrousel building
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Pandadroom building
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Time for Fata Morgana
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Small rant : there was a short wait because the ride-ops decided to load the boats like this.
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Yeah baby !
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10 minutes wait. This is the shortest wait I've ever seen for Bobbaan. Unfortunately, the ride broke when we wanted to enter the row so we skipped it.
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Radja River
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On our way to the hotel, my daughters rerode this.
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Postby hobbit » Sun Oct 11, 2009 12:06 pm

LOTS of pictures!
but nice pictures... When do you come to WalibiWorld?

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Postby Groteslurf » Mon Oct 12, 2009 3:54 am

hobbit wrote:LOTS of pictures!
but nice pictures... When do you come to WalibiWorld?

This Saturday. Are you working ? We will only arrive at the earliest at 3 pm.

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Postby the ghost » Mon Oct 12, 2009 9:07 pm

awesome tr! Eifling looks beautiful!

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Postby Groteslurf » Sun Oct 18, 2009 5:31 am

Efteling Hotel.

As I only live about 40 minutes driving from De Efteling, we actually never stayed for the night at the Efteling Hotel, although I'm a huge addict to themeparkhotels.
My daughters didn't have school on Thursday and Friday, weather forecast was great, so we decided to make it a more day trip and stay for the night at De Efteling Hotel.
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I knew how it looks from the outside. Like this.
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But never have been inside.
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I made an online reservation but the themed suites couldn't be booked online. So I was glad there were still themed suites available when checking in.
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But before we go to the room, some more lobby theming.
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Hotel entrance to the park.
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Ok, on to the room. The Coca-Cola suite was still available so we decided to take that one.
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My wife was happy with the Senseo coffiemaking machine in the room.
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When entering the room, we felt like entering a Coca Cola museum.
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Damn, only 4 free Cola bottles.
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The company story
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Museum stuff
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Ok, there is more to drink.
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My daughters really enjoyed the room.
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Venus in furs.
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I was able to keep an eye on my car while being at our room.
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Beatles drinking coke.
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Almost time for dinner. But first some more hotel exploring.
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Kids area
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Some other themed suites.
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I want something like that in my garden.
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Time for dinner. While waiting for food, my daughters got something to do.
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Wassup ?
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Pardoes joining the table.
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Time to eat.
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Postby Groteslurf » Sun Oct 25, 2009 8:16 am

Part 3 : Moviepark Germany
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I hate the roadconstructions in Germany !!!
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But we arrived soon and safe at MPG
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More about that later.
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First attraction of the daY : Alien Encounter
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Nearly Halloween ?
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MPG mainstreet
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Shrek shop
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Glad there was police to take control of all those bloody german teenagers ;-)
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Teacups in the dark
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Air Glider
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Mission to Mars
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Dora waterride
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Nick shop
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Didn't anybody stepped out the train at the wrong side so far ?
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Photo time
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We love pink !
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Ice Adventure
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Splash Battle
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Credit I didn't have yet.
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It was quite enjoyable
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Random flatride
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And another one.
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'Hollywurst' : the 50 cm 'wurst' is great !
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Time Riders
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Long time ago, this was the Gremlins. Now it's just a Halloween darkride.
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Santa Monica
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Hollywood Museum
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The very first time I went inside.
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Noted !
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Yeaaaah ! Girl fight !
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Kill Bill
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Santa Monica Pier entrance.
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But not the usual one.
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TU !
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Fireman attraction
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It wasn't too crowdy during our visit
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SLC goodness ;-)
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I was glad this one was closed.
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Tilting was working.
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Let's play a game.
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She won.
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Having been on the WCT, Jelly Bellys mean something special to me now.
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Shrek photo time.
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Another Ice Age moment
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Hey you !
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I'm in the Usa :-)
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More Shrek
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More mouse
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Fly girl, fly !
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Waiting for the ....
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Bumper cars.
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Mistery river
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Take the tunnel
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Postby larrygator » Sun Oct 25, 2009 9:57 am

Thanks Benny, I used a couple of flat ride photos for the Park Index. The park looks so different without Divv hungover in the background of every picture.

The Efteling hotel (themed to a floating castle) is certainly one of the most unique theme park hotels.
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Postby the ghost » Sun Oct 25, 2009 11:10 am

For how nice of a park moviepark Germany looks they seem to have a terruble ride collection. I mean SLC, RCCA woodie, and various kiddie coasters does not make it seem very appealing in a coaster sense. Anyway, it looks like you had a good time, which is what really matters.

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Postby Groteslurf » Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:43 am

Final update : Horror Fest @ Moviepark Germany
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Since we had the kids with us, we didn't plan to stay too late at the park, but still we wanted to enjoy the event as much as possible.
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For the first time ever, I was allowed into the kids maze.
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Oow, a spider room !!
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My kids didn't dare to go inside.
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Posing for a picture near a skeleton was still okay. Although the youngest one was too sure about that.
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Posing safely next to her sister.
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Oh look. An 'adult' maze which is already open.
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Hey weirdo !
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'Papa, do you think that's scary ?'
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The old Gremlins building now functioning as Halloween darkride.
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'Whatever happens, STAY SEATED till we're back'.
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'Mama & papa are going to do the 'adult' halloween maze.' Can you imagine I once waited 75 minutes to enter this maze ?
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Getting darker.
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Horror Fest has begun.
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Nice horsie
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My oldest daughter is probably ready to join me on my Halloween trips next year.
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A lot of scare actors at Horror Fest.
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I love chainsaw guys.
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The butcher
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Hot chicks.
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I liked this one too.
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'I'm happy, I'm happy, I'm happy, ...'
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Really a lot of scare actors.
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Still looking very happy.
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My personal favorites : halloween clowns.
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'Don't mention the war'
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Another chainsaw guy.
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Hooray !
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Not sure that the little guys in the background liked it.
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Should have take a pic of their butt ;-)
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See ? She's ready !
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This guy was awesome too.
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Yeah baby !
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I want to be a make up artist at MPG ;-)
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We left before it got dark. Next year I HAVE to visit Horror Fest again.


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