The next park on the itinerary was one of the biggies for a lot of people - Djurs Sommerland. A biggie mostly because of the Intamin Mega-lite, Pirate, that was installed in 2008.
I rode Piraten a year earlier and instantly loved it so an hour of ERT was a tantalising prospect! Whilst it wasn't running just as good this as it did for me in 2008 it was still fantastic!
The sun returned today too! Very welcome after a few days of rain! The park looks fantastic in the sun too! It really does have something for everyone!
Oh, and I was on the first train of Thor's Hammer ERT this morning! That makes me that bit more amazing than you and you know it.
Onto some photos...
Special guest star for the next few days is our favourite lamp post loving friend – Dave Fudge! Everyone say "Hi Dave!"
Wooo!!!! We were FIRST on Thor’s Hammer at ERT this morning! Scottish Steve, Mike, TPDave and myself all rode the coaster before anyone else, are we the greatest or what??? I mean you're a NOBODY if you somehow ended up on the second train!
Hey, the Road Show’s in town again! That’ll be why there’s huge crowds building up outside.
Mike has Steve’s FLAPS-OF-POWER-GLASSES! He must be edging his way towards becoming Fudge 1 now!
The main reason to come to Djurs is of course the piratey Intamin Mega-Lite goodness!
Yar, it be Piraten says I.
I will say that it wasn’t running as good as it was a year ago, but I think you have to put that down to the fact that the park had been closed for a few days before we got there.
Even last year we found that the ride got better as the day went on, which was again the case today.
Even being slightly sluggish it still kicks all kinds of A$$!
We got a LOT of rides on Piraten this morning. We really didn’t want ERT to end, it’s so rerideable!
Good thing we did have ERT, look at the stampede heading for the ride! Or maybe they just heard that the Road Show was in town?
I want one of these stools for my flat.
Another big attraction is Djurs is the Topple Tower. At least it is for those who haven’t done one before.
Dave was a bit nervous, but come on, even I was riding this, should have told him everything he needed to know about a Topple Tower!
Yes, these things are so tame that even I ride them! They’re actually a Divv-approved flat ride but for all the wrong reasons!
Hot day. Log flume. SKLOOSH. Done.
These people got off very lightly in my view!
OMG, look at the line for the Wacky Worm! Why would it be so long?
Because of these WHORES!
Wacky, worm, worm, worm, worm, worm.
The sun is back so today’s update is brought to you by Nivea for Men. Perfect for all your creaming up desires.
I think it took about two seconds before Steve regretted saying that we was sitting out the rapids.
I really like Djurs rapids. There's a cool "surprise ending" too!
Yet again, Lou and Brad’s wardrobe coordination was spot on.
Just in case you forgot, Mike will show you how to go WIKI, WIKI WILD!
Yes, they let us play with guns! This park clearly doesn’t know us!
Hands up if you like walking around hotels naked!
Good thing Mike creamed up well this morning.
Now for the most random but funniest ride in all of Denmark – Chico and the Poachers!
The ride is part Lost and part Planet of the Apes.
I love myself some Poachers!
I’m not sure if the boats are supposed to be bananas or old pickles, either way they make for a safe and enjoyable journey through Chicoland!
Assault course takeover!!!
Again leading the way is yours truly. I'm an sssault course extraordinaire (until I get to the very last obstacle usually)
Larry confused us all by actually doing these monkey bars the way they were supposed to be done.
These malicious and unprovoked attacks were just cruel and unwarranted.
These attacks on the other hand were just funny!
My, my Scottish Steve. That’s hot.
Djurs added a Triangle of Death for 2009. This was awesome although there were way too many kids for us to make a proper assault! I mean why would they let kids near a thing like this?
Scottish Steve had one failed attempt and then just curled himself up here and muttered things about ghost trains.
Djurs Sommerland really is a fantastic park that looks to have a really bright future! I'm looking forward to going back again some day!
Djurs Sommerland was a blast! Piraten absolutely rocked - it may not quite have been the "best coaster on earth", as some people claimed, but it was still a truly GREAT ride - one of the best on the entire trip. And I liked the parrot in the loading station, the one saying something in Danish that sounded like "Ha ha ha... wake-up time!" I also dug Thor's Hammer - any coaster with a Viking theme is alright in my book.
It was nice to see the sunshine again as well. The rain finally realized it wasn't doing anything to dampen our spirits, so it gave up and stopped trying. (The rain certainly didn't stop me from getting in LOTS of amazing rides on Lynet and Falken... Fun!)
^On my first two or three rides, I totally got the gray-out - it was awesome! After that, I think I was just used to the ride, and it didn't happen any more. But even without the gray-out, it was still an amazing ride experience.
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