Originally I wasn't going to make a photo trip report, but as you can see, I changed my mind. This trip was all kinds of hilarious fun. I really enjoyed hanging out with people I've been talking to online for many months, as well as those who I did not know previous to the trip. The coasters and parks were great, but I would not have had nearly as good a time had the people not been so awesome.
Page 1: London, Legoland, Chessington Worlds of Adventure, Coney Beach, Oakwood
Page 2: Alton Towers, Drayton Manor, Pleasureland Southport, Blackpool Pleasure Beach Part 1
Page 3: Blackpool Pleasure Beach Part 2
Page 4: Blackpool Pleasure Beach Part 3
Page 6: Lightwater Valley
Page 7: Flamingoland, Pleasurewood Hills
Page 8: Joyland, Thorpe Park
Page 10: Tusenfryd Part 1
Page 11: Tusenfryd Part 2, Liseberg
Day 00: London I flew over with Paul. At the airport we met up with Jay and went for a little afternoon sightsee. It was a billion and a half degrees that day and we were all drenched with sweat. How pleasant! lol.
"It would be even better if it was a carpet service!" - Paul
Welcome to the tube, please mind the gap
"This train is for Cockfosters." Tee hee hee!
Our first stop was St. Paul's Cathedral
It provided us with a beautiful view of London, and the stairs scared the heck out of me
We're so awesome
Paul, I didn't know you opened a patisserie in London!
Next, we went over to the Tower. My main goal was to see some torture.
I love visiting historic places like this.
It's really nice, but I didn't get to see anyone being tortured. :(
Legoland is a fun park that has the best teacups I experienced on the trip. I also got my #50 coaster credit: Jungle Coaster. In addition to Jungle Coaster, Legoland has two kiddie coasters by WGH Transportation: Dragon and Dragon's Apprentice.
Despite all the cool stuff at Legoland, I managed to take startlingly few pictures!
Elissa demonstrates the proper way to ride a slide
Derek goes the wrong way and almost kills a child!
Robb is Elissa's knight in plastic armor
Miniland was really neat, and had a few hilarious things
Like this murder scene and shoving the dead body in the luggage compartment!
That night, we had dinner at the pub across the street. These are Elissa's "Nachos"
Chessington is a park that believes strongly in the use of stairs. Stairs going up, stairs going down, many for no reason at all. They have a really cute zoo section, which we checked out after conquering the park in less than two hours. Well, the morning ERT helped.
Morning ERT started off at Vampire, an Arrow suspended with Vekoma floorless trains. The station was AWESOME!
I found the ride to be boring, but I guess no suspended can beat Vortex at PCW. ;)
Next up: Dragon's Fury, a Maurer Sohne spinning mouse
And boy, did it spin us good!
I LOVE this ride!
Finally, Derek decides to grab somebody else's boobs for a change! ;)
Up next was Rattlesnake, mouse with very cool theming.
We watched the Sea Lion show. There was one sea lion that just swam back and forth and didn't do anything; we named him "Robb"
In the zoo section, we found out that Derek runs faster than a skunk (and smells better than one also)!
Why did I take this picture? You decide!
Tomb Blaster is a fun dark ride that you have to climb up two flights of stairs, and then back down two flights of stairs, to get to
Score on the left = mine = 10800. Score on the right = Derek's = 800! Ha ha!
Chessington has a cool log flume also.
Finally, after searching all day for the entrance, we rode the monorail
Hey Nicole! I'm glad you decided to do a Photo TR for the UK Trip. I'm encouraging everyone who took photos to post their photo TRs because I think it's GREAT to see everyone's different perspectives from the trip.
Everyone has something different to offer which is why, at least for me, I want to see as many photos as possible!
When I'm done with the TPR updates, I'm going to make a page that will tie together everyone's updates so people who are interested can see all the photos and reports from all the different points of view.
Oakwood was one of my favorite parks on the trip. New for this year is Speed, a Gerstlauer Eurofighter which I LOVED. The vertical lift hill felt very cool and odd, and the airtime hill was INSANE! It gave me a bruise on my right shoulder that didn't go away until the add-on.
Another cool thing we did at Oakwood was the Crystal Maze. My team won even though the computer crashed during one of our games. Go team Lady Gay! I also rode my first alpine slide, but refrained from the vertical slide cause I didn't want to die just yet.
I thought Megafobia was awesome, but we only had time to ride it twice.
Oakwood was a really cool park; I will definitely try to get back there some day.
We had morning ERT on this delicious creation
On the first ride, we heard someone yell "WHAT THE HELL IS THIS?!?!" at this point. This saying was repeated many times throughout the trip and became its theme
Here come a train full of happy riders. Check out what Speed did to Bill's beard! :)
Oh how I love this ride.
Helix of awesomeness... I seriously LOVE this ride. We need some in the US (closer to me than Dollywood!)
The only person who looks excited in this picture is Paul!
This does not qualify as credit whoring.
Treetops is a fun ride!
Either Tom is hungry or he's about to hurl!
We got a photo walkback and had lots of poo to avoid stepping in
During the Megafobia walkback, Derek discovered he has the power to turn into a tree
Here are the Coaster Sheep that created the minefield of poo
Tom yells at the sheep, but they are too far away to be frightened by him!
Yo yo yo, it's Homie Clown Bill!
Why is Tom so mad at his shoe???
Oakwood has a vertical lift, more than vertical drop, vertical loop, vertical slide, and vertical water ride!
Bye bye Oakwood, we had a lot of fun inside you today
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