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Postby thrillerman1 » Fri Nov 20, 2009 11:23 am

Miles, what's a SCAD tower??? ;)

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Postby larrygator » Fri Nov 20, 2009 12:10 pm

coaster_dude2002 wrote:Another great update Divv! Liseberg was an awesome park and I can't wait to get back there. Although I may avoid the log flume with 4 people, I just remember a wall of water pouring over Larry and right on to me.


I don't think that wall of water went over me, but right through me. My clothes were still wet at the end of the day.
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Postby Ryancrash » Fri Nov 20, 2009 10:30 pm

cfc wrote:^The secret to the Liseberg flume--only two to a boat. ;)


Next time I'll know better! I didn't think our boat was THAT heavy... but I sure picked a fine time to sit in the very front and take one for the team.

thrillerman1 wrote:Miles, what's a SCAD tower??? ;)


HA!! ("Are you serious?" :lmao: ) And the answer is: "pineapple".

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Postby thrillerman1 » Fri Nov 20, 2009 10:45 pm

Oh man Ryan I'd forgotten all about Pineapple lol!!!

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Postby Divv3k » Tue Nov 24, 2009 12:41 pm

Day 10, Part One:
SKARA SOMMERLAND

Our next park was this wee gem right in the heart of Sweden. The park itslef has mostly kiddie rides and it isn't thtat big, but what's there is nice. It's owned by the same crowd as Grona Lund and they really put on some great stuff for us so that we got the most out of our visit.

The big attraction here is the new S&S contraption - Tranan. This thing was pretty weird! In a good way though! The seats and restraints didn't feel that safe (although I'm sure they are!), which really made something that at first glance looked a bit tame into a bit of a crazy ride! Pictures will sum it up better!

As I said the park is good for what it is and hopefully this S&S ride is just the start of good things for this park. I could see a GCI woodie fit in perfectly at this place!

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Has anyone seen Russ? It can be tough keeping track of that short dude sometimes!
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Today we’re at Skara Sommerland, a small park right in the heart of Sweden!
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That blue wristband means that we get ERT and cool stuff like that and the red one means we get unlimited free food and drinks from the park! How cool is that?!
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It doesn’t matter how much free food and drink is on offer you can’t forget to cream up first!
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That weird looking blue thing across the water is some new intriguing S&S stuff!
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We like to call it “Tranny”.
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As we got in the line we got given this cool park branded water! Never seen something like this at a park like this before! Loving this park so far!
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I don’t even know why I included this photo. Brent getting to the ERT last was such a common sight on the trip that there must be thousands of photos like this.
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Time to fly! Or hold on for dear life when you get totally freaked out by this thing!
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Even on the lift hill some people won’t let go of the train!
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This is the point when you realise there’s nothing else quite like this anywhere!
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Here we are pretending we are not totally freaked out by this thing! I did actually quite like this ride, though the concept will probably be worked on a bit more before we see another one of these. Let’s just hope it evolves and we see more!
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Next up we had some powered coaster ERT!
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In the queue you got a good view of Emperor Palpatine having a good scratch.
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We’re riding the powered coaster, bitches!
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TAKE THE TUNNEL!
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Skara Sommerland got even more awesome in our book by bringing free pastries out to us!
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How about some free coffee too? Skara rocks!
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It’s a boat motherfudgers!
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We didn’t spend long in the park but the small water play area looks quite cool!
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If you need the bathroom in Skara just look for the appropriate body part name next to the door!
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Mike spent his whole day in the Wiki, Wiki, Wild Willis Salloon.
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BAD PONCHO! Go to your room!
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I like fish.
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Steve found an interesting method of getting round the park’s smoking policies. Smoke liquorice and you’re all good!
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Erik thought he’d try something extra kinky and have an ice cream threesome!
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Toblerone games for the win! We need these in more parks!!!
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On Erik’s command I got myself a FREE ice cream! Skara Sommerland rocked! Looking forward to seeing what Gronalund has for us seeing as they’re owned by the same crowd! In fact that’s where we’re headed next!

Although we do have a slight detour to take before getting to that park…

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Postby triggernel » Tue Nov 24, 2009 1:07 pm

What made the ride so freaky, just the suspension?
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Postby larrygator » Tue Nov 24, 2009 2:40 pm

^No seat belts or restraints of any type.

Those riding with their arms outstretched would then brace themselves with their hands in your back when the speed of the ride adjusted.
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Postby Moose » Tue Nov 24, 2009 3:08 pm

^There were seat belts. It just felt like they didn't do anything.

I think it was the weird movement of the ride combined with the absolutely minimal restraint that made the ride scary.

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Postby larrygator » Tue Nov 24, 2009 3:44 pm

^damn I remember sliding all over the bench/seat, guess the seatbelts really didn't do much for me. I'm sure larger people fit into the seat (and belt) more snuggly.

I guess the fact that the seats were relatively high in comparison to the sides of the car played a factor also.
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Postby triggernel » Tue Nov 24, 2009 4:03 pm

Was it almost like sitting in a canoe, but with a higher seat?
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