Photo T/R: Codona's Amusement Park, Aberdeen

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Photo T/R: Codona's Amusement Park, Aberdeen

Postby CGM » Tue Apr 10, 2007 2:53 pm

I was generally miserable because I was travelling all over Scotland but visiting neither M&Ds or Loudon Castle which at the time I thought were the only parks there.

However, whilst in an Aberdeen Tourist Information I saw a leaflet with a Pinfari coaster on the front of it. At first I thought that it must be for M&Ds but then I flipped it over to discover that there were credits just around the corner! I immediately ordered my family to scrap whatever they had planned and arrived at the park a few minutes later.

The park isn't anything special, in fact it's really a load of indoor attractions with a small amusement park outside but it should be said that it's by far the cleanest British seaside park I've been to.

If Flamingoland can be described as Vekomaland, this is surely Pinfariland (which is worse I'll let you decide) as it has it has a ZL42, a Mini Apple and a Mini Mega coaster.

The Mini Mega was actually pretty good and was a very powerful ride for a family coaster, particuarly in the back seat. Looping star was pretty much what I'd expected, aching ears and a headache for the next two days and the Mini Apple was like any other.

Anyway, on with the pictures
This park has a seriously awesomme Crazy Golf course
It features Blackpool-esque blue dye water
The Wimpy Burger Crazy Train!
This coaster has some great head-choppers
This helix was verging on forceful
This photo does not make sense. It says Pinfari on it and I'm smiling!
Looping Star- a coaster so bad, they used Gouderix on its logo
They tried to hide it up on the roof
There's me really looking forward to riding my first ZL42
I think that this photo pretty much sums up my life
Once again, the UK shows its sense of political correctness
And to finish, the Mini Apple coaster

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Postby coastercrazed49 » Tue Apr 10, 2007 3:04 pm

Nice Trip Report. Looks like a nice park, I'll try to remeber to go there if I ever go out to Scottland.

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Postby Shockwave » Tue Apr 10, 2007 3:26 pm

Boo, no pics of the Shockwave chairplanes! :P

Codona's is a nice little park. Shame it's so far away from everything else!

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Postby Shavethewhales » Tue Apr 10, 2007 3:26 pm

Wow, I remember this park from a short visit several years ago, before they had the mini-golf course. I thought the place was loads of fun, especially the Looping Star. It's a crazy place though, what with the playground scenery in the log flume and the garden themed waveswinger called 'Shockwave', but it's still fun.

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Postby Fallen Heretic » Tue Apr 10, 2007 3:29 pm

Wow, I had completely forgotten this place existed!

I vaguely remember playing spot the ned here a while ago. Its a fun park from what I remember.
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Postby cobra_roll06 » Wed Apr 11, 2007 6:35 am

Man i've not been their in so long! Can only spend at max. about 2 hours their till you've done everything the complex has to offer but still a fun little place. The new mini golf looks pretty fun though =)

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Postby IceDragon » Wed Apr 11, 2007 6:46 am

oh dear... you have the same model Pinfari as Southend... although Southend's more generic. Does it take your about a minute to get through the brakes too?

great tr! looks really good!

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Postby Menghini » Wed Apr 11, 2007 7:53 am

Wow... What's the exact address? ;) Nice TR!

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Postby Divv3k » Wed Apr 11, 2007 8:05 am

Boo to the lack of photos of the Super Fun Happy Slides! =)

Cool photos, I was pleasantly surprised by this place when Tom and I visited last September. It doesn't have much space but packs a fair bit into the space it does have and keeps up everything pretty well.

The Crazy Train was another pleasant surprise there too quite a fun little ride. Even the roof top Pinfari wasn't as bad as I expected it to be.

Tell me did all the coasters still make huge loud "clunk" sounds on the lift hills?

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Postby CGM » Wed Apr 11, 2007 8:16 am

Yes, the coasters still clunked, particuarly the Crazy Train.

To be honest, Looping Star probably isn't as bad as I made it out to be. I came off it thinking that it a pretty average coaster with not much wrong with it apart from a few violent headbangs in the last few corners. It certainly wasn't as bad as I thought it would be.

It was only later when I got a throbbing headache that I started thinking it was a bad coaster.

So overall, not a coaster that I would ride more than once but worth it for the credit


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