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Re: Photo TR : Serengeti Park

Postby larrygator » Sun Oct 31, 2010 9:16 pm

thanks Benny - I just got back from Wisconsin and added your Serengeti photos to the Park Index.
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Photo TR : Serengeti Park part II

Postby Groteslurf » Wed Nov 03, 2010 1:05 pm

Part II of Serengeti Park report.
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Let's start with the star attraction of Serengeti : Aquasafari
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The only ride in the park with a line during our visit.
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Earprotection available for the kids. Well, I could have used one too, because the ride is VERY loud.
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The ride op.
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Starting with a calm part.
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But after the calm start, the wild part starts.
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Me and the ride op
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To the honest, although I understand most german, I didn't really have a clue about the storyline of the ride. So I can't tell you what this theming was for.
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But then hell breaks loose.
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Still on Aquasafari, but as said, didn't understand the storyline, so don't know this monkey was doing there.
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Another star attraction
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Unfortunately, the ride op didn't feel like driving us around. He told us there were at least 10 persons needed for him to drive out. The park being completely dead, this ride being in a deserted corner of the park, it would never happen to find enough other persons to ride with us. The ride op seemed happy we turned around and started talking with a colleague while having a smoke.
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I found a few pics on their website. The ride really looks like fun.
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Note to the Serengeti Park management : we really appreciated that all rides where in operation although the park was really dead during our visit. But one of your drivers of Dschungel Safari is rather relaxing than working. The way he got rid of us, didn't fit in your park. We were at your park October 7, at the ride 430pm. You can look it up which ride op it was.
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Teacups
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Well themed slides
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Baby park
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I love the idea of having something like this for small kids.
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Only a small fee of 20 eurocents per ride.
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Wildlife restroom
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Second coaster of the park.
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Another double-8
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OMG, we're off track.
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Camp out at the park.
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Logflume without a waiting row. Wonder how they manage the crowd on busy days at this ride.
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We jumped in.
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SITZEN BLEIBEN, bitte....
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Second lifthill
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And work in progress for their 2011 ride.
Thanks for reading this update.
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Re: Photo TR : Serengeti Park

Postby vuurvogel » Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:49 am

great ride, those boats were . i fried my computer but will post my pictures as soon as replacement is found. (currently using ps3)
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Re: Photo TR : Serengeti Park

Postby Groteslurf » Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:33 am

Here an off- and onride of Aquasafari.

(Sorry, only on youtube. I seem to have problems uploading to Coastertube)

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Photo TR : Heide Park's Hotel Port Royal

Postby Groteslurf » Sun Nov 07, 2010 7:40 am

Before proceding to the next park report, I have a report for you of the Hotel Port Royal, which is the Heide Park hotel.
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It was my first stay at this hotel.
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View from our room.
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Themed toilet
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1 strange thing : if you want to open the window completely, you need a special key. You can get this key at the reception but you have to pay a deposit or rental fee (not sure anymore what it was) of 10 euro.
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Backside of the hotel
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Lobby theming
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I love themepark hotels
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Elevator theming
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Boobs.
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Janet Jackson
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Show stage
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Hotel bar
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We already had a few before dinner.
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Dinner time. Excellent buffet at a cheap rate : euro 25 pp.
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Included in the rate are all kind of soda's, wine and ..... BEER !!!
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After dinner we headed back to the bar and showtime.
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More boobs
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Recycling ....
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My place that evening
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Also Hans' place.
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"Michael, are you a nice belgian ?"
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They both liked it ...
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OMG ....
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After a short night, one last look at Colossos and time to hit 4 parks in 1 day.

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Re: Photo TR : Heide Park's Hotel Port Royal

Postby hansrubens » Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:34 am

Hotel Port Royal is awesome. Looking forward for my next stay.


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Re: Photo TR : Heide Park's Hotel Port Royal

Postby jray21 » Mon Nov 08, 2010 3:38 pm

Awesome report! I love the these types of parks. I can't wait to go back to that area again!
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Re: Photo TR : Heide Park's Hotel Port Royal

Postby larrygator » Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:05 pm

I actually preferred the theming at Port Royal Hotel over all the other European on site hotels
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Re: Photo TR : Heide Park's Hotel Port Royal

Postby Guy T. Koepp » Mon Nov 08, 2010 6:27 pm

Awesome TR! I can't wait to see your epic 4 park day! You are cramming a whole bunch of parks in a very short trip. Very nice! =)
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Photo TR : Zoo Safari & Hollywoodpark Stukenbrock

Postby Groteslurf » Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:21 am

Day 4 of our trip, the day we would hit 4 parks.

First park of the day : Zoo Safari & Hollywoodpark Stukenbrock.

A park I had never heard of before till I found the park on internet as a park with coasters, on our route and open the day we would pass by, so the park was included in the itinerary immediately.
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After a fast ride, we arrived at Stukenbrock at opening time. Purchase of your tickets is done as you see on this picture.
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The park existed 40 years in 2009. They are so happy about that, that they are still celebrating this in 2010.

One more thing : if you ever go to a safaripark, take the Nightmare on Elmstreet sountrack with you. This music turned out to be the most perfect on-board-audio ever for the Safari part.
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The safaripart is much smaller than the one at Serengeti. We raced through the safaripark so that we could explore the attractionpart.
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Weird park entrance
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strollers
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Store
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Kiddie ride
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Snake slide
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First ride of the day.
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Small drop tower.
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But still the ride was quite special. We got stuck for 5 minutes at the top. First moment I thought : dammit, in stead of 4 parks, we will be stuck on this the whole day. But soon I started to take some overview pictures.
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The drop was very sudden after 5 minutes.
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The waterride we saw from droptower, was still closed. The boats didn't look too appealing.
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Teacups
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Waterplayground for kids
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I think this is a great place for families with kids during summer.
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Themed trash can
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Slide
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Boatride
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Oil Pump. I love this ride name.
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Another kiddie ride
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Dumbo
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Love the ride-op's building.
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First credit
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Yet another double-8 coaster
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Thanks to my excellent connections to all german parks, we got of course ERT on this coaster.
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Wwwwwhhhhhhiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii
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Not a head chopper, but definitely an arm chopper.
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Hans got stuck in the ride exit
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Yeah, really like this.
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Parkmap
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I believe the 'Hollywood' part in the parkname refers to these drawings.
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Which are on the outside of this building.
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Boatride
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They should use this at the park entrance I think.
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2nd credit.
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Again ERT of course.
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Ponderosa
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About the ERT, that was just a joke of course. It felt like ERT though because we were most of the time the only persons at the park. And still, at every ride there was a ride op.
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Never saw this before at other parks
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At the other side of the park, you're in the safari part again.
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Guess what this is in high season !!
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Another ride
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It's the Black Fly
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Crocodileride
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The buildings are themed to the tiger colour I believe.
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Wanna play ?
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Michael wanted to
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Michael didn't end first.
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Oil pump in operation.
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Radiohead found inspiration at this park.
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The wateride had opened in the meanwhile
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It has the slowest lifthill ever.
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After gotten linejumped by a bunch of russians who arrived at the park, it was time for our team to ride.
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Apart from having the slowest lifthills ever, it also has the craziest drop on a waterride I've ever seen.
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Linejumping russians loved it. And our team loved it too but you will see that in the video on the next page. DON'T MISS IT !!!!!!!!!
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