Photo TR: larrygator's 2010 European Travels

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Re: Photo TR: larrygator's 2010 European Travels

Postby cfc » Mon Jul 26, 2010 8:05 pm

That side-friction coaster looks like a roller coaster version of Storybookland--very nice.
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Re: Photo TR: larrygator's 2010 European Travels

Postby triggernel » Mon Jul 26, 2010 8:18 pm

The restraints on that Boomerang look kind of interesting, with the metal restraints. :|
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Re: Photo TR: larrygator's 2010 European Travels

Postby Hercules » Tue Jul 27, 2010 8:25 am

ParkTrips wrote:holy hell not only is Larry doing photo TRs now, he's adding video! :wtf:


The best part is that it truly has the essence of Larry, starting late in the ride cycle and then ending before the ride ends. It is kind of like one of his blurry pictures, or when he forgets to charge his camera and decides to fill in the rest of the trip report with photos of other people's visits. Some true Larry flare!

By the way, great report thus far Larry! I finally had the opportunity to catch up last night. I will have to get to a park with you soon as I am sure I will be absolutely floored by the sight of you holding any kind of electronic device.

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Re: Photo TR: larrygator's 2010 European Travels

Postby larrygator » Tue Jul 27, 2010 8:32 am

^Jay - sorry to tell you this but I made a last minute trip to Knoebels last Saturday and didn't PM you first. I fail.

Also, funny that you mention the video being the essence of me. I had two batteries with me at Wiener Prater but was on the last life bar of the second battery before I took that video of the Tagada. This was after taking hundreds of still photos of every other ride at the park. I started filming the video when I saw the girls standing up during the ride but the recorder shut off after 4 1/2 minutes due to the diminished battery before the ride cycle completed.

I'll start working on the Wiener Prater flat rides portion in 30 minutes, during my lunch today.
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Re: Photo TR: larrygator's 2010 European Travels

Postby Hercules » Tue Jul 27, 2010 8:55 am

larrygator wrote:^Jay - sorry to tell you this but I made a last minute trip to Knoebels last Saturday and didn't PM you first. I fail.


It's alright. I am used to the fact that nobody likes me.

larrygator wrote: Also, funny that you mention the video being the essence of me. I had two batteries with me at Wiener Prater but was on the last life bar of the second battery before I took that video of the Tagada. This was after taking hundreds of still photos of every other ride at the park. I started filming the video when I saw the girls standing up during the ride but the recorder shut off after 4 1/2 minutes due to the diminished battery before the ride cycle completed.


I cannot express in words how hard I just laughed.

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Re: Photo TR: larrygator's 2010 European Travels

Postby Ledgy » Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:18 am

larrygator wrote:I started filming the video when I saw the girls standing up during the ride...


Isn´t that normal on this ride? I know it from my childhood and ride it as a young teenager. Always I´ve watched it and ride by myself, people were trying to stand up. Would like to have some attraction back on german fun fairs. Didn´t see them anymore.

Do I remember right, that there exists also a Standup version, where you can´t sit / you´ll stand on the wall?

- Have to go to Wien and the Prater in the next years; it´s a really beautiful town and the prater looks great. Like the sceninc railway -
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Re: Photo TR: larrygator's 2010 European Travels

Postby larrygator » Tue Jul 27, 2010 11:50 am

Ledgy - this is the first Tagada I have seen in person, we don't have them in the US (stupid lawyers). So, I don't know if standing is common.

As nice segue into my post covering the flat rides of Wiener Prater. First, let me mention that the park has a lot of driving attractions (bumper cars, go karts and even Segway rentals). I rode some of the flat rides, but not a lot. It would have cost over 200 Euros ($240) to ride everything at the park.

The most impressive rides being the Riesenrad (Ferris Wheel), Prater Turm (383 foot Star Flyer), and a flat ride called Tornado that I had never seen before.
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The picturesque Riesenrad must be included in any Wiener Prater Photo TR. The costs is 8.5 Euros but I did not ride.
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The new star attraction for 2010 is the 383 foot Prater Turm, towering over everything else in the area.
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I was surprised that it was only 5 Euros to ride.
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The other new ride for 2010 is the Octopus. Or as they say in the Netherlands, Oc-to-puuuuuuussssss.
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For 3 Euro, it offers you up to the gods and then shakes you around a lot.
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Grimas was the first bumper car track I encountered.
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But there is also Turbo Autodrom
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Grand Autodrom
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Elite Autodrom
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and finally Super Autodrom
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Then you have the Go Karts, here are the KNY Go Karts
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Bergrallye
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Gran Prix Monza
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and the Buggy Star
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Enough of the adult car rides, yes there were more for kids. As I entered the park they were greasing up the Weiner Rutsch (1.5 Euros)
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This is one of the typical rides that was included on the Fun Card, but since I wasn't going to ride stuff like this the card was not worthwhile. This ride was 2.5 Euros.
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This appeared to be a pretty good Screamin Swing (4 Euros)
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I had no desire to spend 3 Euros here.
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4 Euros to ride the "Panther" friendly Liliputbahn.
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Wiener Prater is KidTums approved.
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This owner was inspired by theming at Movieland Studios when decorating his rotor.
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People who paid 3 Euros to ride the rotor. I used to love rotors when they were run properly in the US
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The Toboggan slide costs 3 Euros
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Another operator still runs the original Star Flyer at Wiener Prater for 4 Euros.
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15 Euros for the Ejection Seat is too rich for my blood.
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It is pure coincidence that the 3 Euro Discovery
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and the 5 Euro Space Shot are in close proximity to each other.
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No comment, besides it costs 3 Euros! Now go back two pages and watch the video!
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The Break Dance is a "cool" 3 Euros to ride.
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I'll leave it to these people to answer the following question. Does the Top Spin offer an unacceptable level of wetness?
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Apollo 12 ready for take-off (2 Euros)
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Blumenrad is a smaller and cheaper ferris wheel option at 3 Euros.
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The park's Falling Star: The Joker costs 2.5 Euros.
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Luftikus is German for: this Wave Swinger costs 3 Euros to ride.
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It's my Photo TR and I like the way the Octopus looks so here's another photo of the ride.
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This was the best picture I could get of the ultra fast Extasy while the riders were upside down (3.5 Euros)
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Wildalpenbahn is a well themed spinning raft ride with an elevator lift. A spin will cost you 3.5 Euros.
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The park's other water ride, Donau Jump (log flume) will also cost you 3.5 Euros.
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The person leasing this area seems to think he can make more money with vending machines than a Merry Go Round.
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So this antique mini version is the only carousel in the park.
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Unless you count the classic Wiener Ponny Carousel, where the horses look so authentic that they even poop.
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OK, the last two rides are the most intense I rode. This is Turbo Boost.
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You hand the ride op 8 Euros and he tries to kill you.
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and my favorite was the Tornado which costs 5 Euros.
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I wish I had taken video of this ride.
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I can't really explain what the ride did.
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So I'll let the pictures do the talking.
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Thanks for viewing, I'll try to get the dark rides posted by the end of the day tomorrow, but no promises. Remember to check out Wiener Prater in the Park Index for additional photos.
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Re: Photo TR: larrygator's 2010 European Travels

Postby ginzo » Tue Jul 27, 2010 11:58 am

Great stuff, Larry. This park looks amazing. I need to get there soon.
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Re: Photo TR: larrygator's 2010 European Travels

Postby larrygator » Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:00 pm

ginzo wrote:Great stuff, Larry. This park looks amazing. I need to get there soon.


How the hell did you read it that fast? You were skimming! Go back and view it in a proper manner!
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Re: Photo TR: larrygator's 2010 European Travels

Postby Groteslurf » Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:23 pm

Great update.

Why haven't I've been to Wiener Prater yet :?r It's definitely on my to do list now.
From your pictures, it makes me think a lot of BPB.

I found a short Tornado off-ride on youtube. Never seen something like that before.

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