Photo TR - Mini Europe Trip

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Re: Photo TR - Mini Europe Trip

Postby Groteslurf » Wed May 05, 2010 11:28 am

Great report and pictures Hans.

Glad to see Blue Fire's single riders line has been amended now.

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Re: Photo TR - Mini Europe Trip

Postby Roosevelt » Wed May 05, 2010 11:45 am

Ryancrash wrote:Europa is one of my favorite parks. They've really got the whole package - in terms of rides, theming, atmosphere, food, hotels, etc. Definitely a highlight of the '08 Europe trip. Can't wait to go back this summer and check out Blue Fire - it looks amazing.


And it IS amazing, trust me.... =)

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Re: Photo TR - Mini Europe Trip

Postby GeorgeT » Wed May 05, 2010 1:49 pm

This is soooo interesting to read. Cause before building Blue Fire, I felt the park was totally incomplete...and if people were "blown away" before building Island...well I hardly understand.

Of course I liked it, but there were years I didn`t even go there because of the missing thrill-factor. I was too frustrated because of Silver Star`s trims...the coaster that could be, let`s say SHOULD be soooo good and thrilling.
I prefered Phantasialand, for example, Holiday Park, even Hansa-Park... :?r

But I guess the Europa-Park package is now hard to beat...now that even Silver Star is running so good, or let`s say BETTER than before.

I cannot say how curious I am how people will like and vote the park now that Blue Fire is added...

GeorgeT

P.S. Silver Star is running definitively better now, especially in the first half...but the velocity still varys.
While some rides this year were , let`s say "just" as good as the better/best ones last year...some of my late afternoon rides were forceful as hell...I was really blow away by the potential that coaster has but never showed the years before...

P.S.S. Some effects were added to the haunted house...and I would say those are very good...an improvemend, definitively !
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Re: Photo TR - Mini Europe Trip

Postby Tbcoasterfan » Wed May 05, 2010 4:22 pm

Michael Schumacher evil?! NEVER!

Some say he spends his spare time driving a car around an airfield in England..... ;)
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Re: Photo TR - Mini Europe Trip

Postby hansrubens » Thu May 06, 2010 9:29 am

^

Maybe not evil but he gave that fine german wink in that video.

^^

Before Blue Fire I never had the feeling something was missing but then again I only been to a Blue Fireless Europarapark once.

piers wrote:Evil Creature #8 actually fills my heart with fear!
Cannot wait to get back here this summer though, especially after seeing this great report. =)


Actually he almost grabbed my camera right after I took the picture.


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Re: Photo TR - Mini Europe Trip

Postby GeorgeT » Fri May 07, 2010 5:41 am

I know MANY people saying that Europa Park made a huge jump up on their list after Blue Fire opened. It depends wether someone is more into "thrill" that into theming or family rides...I just think that Europa is much more "complete" now...

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Re: Photo TR - Mini Europe Trip

Postby hansrubens » Wed May 12, 2010 10:15 am

Thursday april 15 - Walygator

I planned this park because of the "new" B&M coaster called Monster. After I heard that the ride wouldn't be completed on our visit I thought there is still a woodie and some other random stuff like a topple tower and drop/launchtower and not to forget the haunted house. But how wrong could I be. The place is a dump.... maybe that is a bit to hard but it wasn't a nice park.

Not finished B&M, a not working topple tower and S&S tower and some serious lack of maintenance. The woodie is the worst one I've been on. The front running car was closed because they filled the car up to the restraints with sandbags and there were also sandbags on the floor of the rest of the train but even the extra weight didn't give a smooth ride.

But I tried to take some good pictures anyway....
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The promising entrance.
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can't start a report without a parkmap.
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Opening hours or better said closing hours.
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Dark clouds are gathering.
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First of to their best woodie.
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well it is their only woodie so it must be the best.
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partly removed queing area.
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Incoming train... but hey nobody in front seat?
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Let's have a look.
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Front row closed.
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OMG filled with sandbags.
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Let's all vote this coaster dead last in 2010 coaster poll.
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It sure is worse than Grizzly.
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Most smooth part of the ride.
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I never saw a ride op. doing her nails.
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There were some nice parts too.
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This apple for example.
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This one looked nice too.
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One of their new "old" rides.
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There is a tow boat ride too.
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Entrance.
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But the ride cycle is 45 minutes so we skipped it.
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The S&S space shot.
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But it didn't showed any movement.
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and that was for obvious reasons.
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Some random theming.
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I didn't saw an erupted vulcano in the neighbourhood.
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If you want to have fun come to Walygator.
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If you want to catch a desease...
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come to Walygator.
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Swinging ship.
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See..
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Flying Dino's
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Mistral the typical chairswing ride.
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I'm right again.
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Main street.
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I always thought that you don't get too wet on these.
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but 2010 proofed me so wrong.
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Tea cups ride.
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This is the worst one out there. A few weeks ago I rode the exact same ride at Bellewaerde and it runned smooth but this one was really terrible.
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But on pictures it looks nice.
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I really don't want to be too negative about this park but there weren't just not so much positive things.
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It's Larry time.
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Crash Cars sounds good.
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Bumper Cars for kids.
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How cool an inflatable farm.
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River rafting.
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Announcement fo the new indoor coaster in 2011.
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If you visit Walygator always keep this in mind.
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The terror house is awesome.
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It's an huge walkthrough haunted house with live actors.
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Enter if you dare!!!
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Believe it or not but there is also a Vekoma coaster.
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and it did run quite smooth.
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for a Vekoma that is.
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Loopy goodness.
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and final brakes.
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There is a 1.90 m height limit on this coaster but they didn't noticed us the first time so I got my credit.
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But because it runned so smooth for a Vekoma we wanted to check it out for a second run just to be sure that it really isn't rough.
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But the bloody French denied us.
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This had to be my first topple tower.
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But it was closed for the day, the week or even the month.
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Octopus ride.
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Instrument themed merry-go-around.
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There's a logflume too.
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The thing this park proofs is that even in a park that is crap you can still have some good fun!!
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This is the view from our last Hotel nearby Parc Asterix. Can't be better. ;)
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Re: Photo TR - Mini Europe Trip

Postby larrygator » Wed May 12, 2010 7:14 pm

Who cares about Monster? The big improvement at this park was the introduction of the greatest shooting attraction of all time: Desperado, called Sheriff's Academy at Walygator Parc.
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Re: Photo TR - Mini Europe Trip

Postby hansrubens » Thu May 13, 2010 2:20 pm

Are you saying that I missed their greatest ride? :cry:

I should study parks better before visiting!!


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Re: Photo TR - Mini Europe Trip

Postby hansrubens » Sat May 29, 2010 3:05 am

Friday april 16 - Parc Asterix France


This is a park that I had drive by a lot in the years that I went to Disneyland but never visited because it was closed.
I had free admission with my Walibi World 3 Park Pass so that was awesome too.

It's very well themed and there are a lot of awesome rides, there are even so many awesome rides that I missed a credit. :cry:

You can blame it on bad preparation... and yes it was bad preparation.

But anyway the main reason for this parc visit was there wooden coaster Tonnere de Zeus. Once the number one coaster (or two) of the world and I can understand why it was so high up. Our first ride of the day was awesome it was early morning and it rode kinda smooth it was fast throughout the whole track. Later that day it was bone crushing rough even so rough that we couldn't ride it multiple times in a row.


Pictures....
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Welcome to Parc Asterix.
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Main entrance.
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and most important parkinglot map.
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Inside here you can find a *Vekoma* Mack Mad House.
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It's got the funny Asterix & Obelix theming just like the whole park.
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See.
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Asterix is surveilling the public.
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First coaster the Bobsled.
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Guests waiting thei fate.
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and they survived.
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It's a big a$$ bobsled. actually it is the highest bobsled I've been on.
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and it was awesome.
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Through the rocks.
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Some good soldiers.
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Familiar site.
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Wave swinger.
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There is an awesome darkride too.
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with a creepy french actor. Can't recall his name though.
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This ride is really huge.
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I want food.
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and you got spit out at the exit.
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This reminded me somehow of the Pizzahut at Castlepark.
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Reminds me of home.
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Next ride: Nationale 7 - Antique cars.
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There are so many details on this ride.
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Station picture.
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Get four fat a$$es in that car.
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POV!!!
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There are so many funny sites here.
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Cub scouts.
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A man crushed under his stranded car.
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Passing the station building.
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Well if you lost your car in the water you can always go fishing and pretend nothing happened.
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I'm proud of Holland.
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There is an indoor section too.
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Looking back at the station once again.
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Old folks sleeping...
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Did you catch anything today?
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This ride is on par with the car ride in Gilroy Gardens.
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And we're of to some serious injuries.
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It wasn't half as bad as I expected.
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It looks so beautiful over the lake.
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Vikingship of doom.
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and his evil offspring's coming out.
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Riders are confused.
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Going up the hill.
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and they're screwed.
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Nirwana.
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Octopussy disguised in a 8 headed dragon.
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This was a strange contraption.
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Overview.
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Station picture.
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A real family coaster.
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Poor kid in front row.
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The whole park is so awesome.
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Swinging ship.
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Walkthrough part of the park.
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Perfect details.
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One of the two kiddie credits we rode.
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Station.
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Overview.
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Train flying by.
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and coming back into the station.
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We didn't do much water rides.
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and we had nice weather.
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Last ride or actually it was our first ride.
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It's hidden in the trees somewhere.
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Going out of the station.
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The finalbrake part did move like 10 feet forward. I think that was the most awesome part of the ride.
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Coming back.
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I once ruled the world.!!!
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Through the trees!!
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That concludes my Little/mini Europe trip report thanks for reading everyone.
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