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Photo TR, Denmark + Germany weekend

Postby Loefet » Sat Jul 05, 2008 11:17 am

This trip started out as a short visit down to Heide Park to meet the TPR Euro trip, to meet the people we met on the TPR trips last year (Japan/Korea for me and Midwest for my brother), and with a bunch of new coasters opening in Denmark this year, we decided to head to those on our way to and from Heide Park.

Our initial travel plan were as following:
Friday:
* Leave Gothenburg early with the express ferry to Fredrikshamn
* Fårup Sommerland
* Karolinelund
* Drive down to our first hotel north of Hamburg
Saturday:
* Heide Park
* Stay at the same hotel outside Hamburg
Sunday:
* Sommerland Syd
* Tivoli Friheden
* Stay at a hotel in Aarhus
Monday:
* Djurs Sommerland
* Head back to Sweden in the evening with express Ferry

But after reading both Shockwave's and Divv's awesome trip reports from their trip to Denmark a few weeks before we decided to add Legoland to ours, since it would easily fit our timing on Sunday.

Here is an overview of the parks locations:
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Day 1 to follow shortly.

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Postby Loefet » Sat Jul 05, 2008 11:17 am

Day 1: The trip down, plus a few awesome coasters.

So we got away a little later that morning then we should have. We had to be at the check-in at 7:00 to get on the ferry and we were a little worried that the GPS told us that we would arrive at the docks by 7:15. But fortunate for us it were a bit of, and thought that we should be driving around the docks at 15 km/h before we would arrive. But we arrived with a few minutes to spare, so first part of the trip was done.

Pictures:
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We made it on!!

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Good bye Sweden

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It took us about 1 hour of slow cruising to get to the last outpost of Sweden

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Then the Captain put the pedal to the metal

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Woohoo Denmark

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Ok, so we turned the wrong way in this crossing, but after a bit of nagging by the GPS we started to get back in the right direction

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So we weren't allowed to drive 60 km/h :)

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Bumps times 2 must be equal to boobs, WHERE ARE THEY!!

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Finally we found the right way

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YAY, first stop of the trip

Fårup Sommerland
This is a nice little park, that actually have some great coasters.

First up was Falken, a small S&S power woodie. This was a real surprise for us, smooth, fast and have loads of air. The park was so empty that the operator sent us around again without leaving the train :) There was a bit of shuffling in one of the helices but it's a really great coaster.

Next up was Flagermusen, a standard Reverchon spinning mouse. Not much to say about this ride, except that we got a pretty good spin on the ride and ended up backwards in the station.

We carried on in alphabetical order with Lynet. This ride was a real treat, brilliant powerful launch, great airtime and nice inversions. It's way better then Kanonen which is the best comparison to this coaster. This was the ride that had the longest queue in the park, about 10 minutes.

Then we finished of with the last 2 coasters in the park.

Mine Expressen "broke" down on the lift-hill on every run, and Mini-Lynet, a small power-coaster, that doesn't really do anything.

Pictures:
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Almost like a ERT session, must be thanks to the lovely weather

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First ride of the day

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Pleasure starts at the top

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Lovely G-trains

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It's soon time to say Wiiiiii!!!!!

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Nana-nana-nana-nana - BATMAN!

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We have all seen this before

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Next up was Lynet

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It's a really nice atmosphere in the station

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Just head for the light in the tunnel

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Swooosh!!!!

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Every train broke down on the lift

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OMG!!! 90 Degrees!!!! and through the Trees!!!!!

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Signature shot

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Ok, that's better

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Extreeme lats here

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Then we saw a nice Carousel

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We rode the spinning drop/shot tower of death

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The speed boats were cool

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During Lunch we saw these two guys, I'm not sure if they were working for the park

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Flagermusen through the trees

Falken:
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Lynet:
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Then it was time to leave the park, so

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Bye Lynet, you're ace!!

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And Bye Falken, you kick ass, in a good way that is.

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On our way to the next place we were told not to drive 30 km/h :)

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If 2 bumps are the same as boobs, then what are 6?

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While we were on our way, then we noticed that we were followed by a huge rainstorm

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But the Danish air force were scrambled to fend it off

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The GPS told us to go through Aalborg city centre, and then do some forbidden turns, we ignored her and she started nagging

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What is that in the distance

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And you thought that smoking was bad for your health

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Next stop Karolinelund

Karolinelund
This is a nice little place, which is free to enter. But then again you will have to pay 100 DKK to ride all 3 coasters.

First up was Looping TL 59, a really big Pinfari Looper and also my first one. It wasn't as bad as I would have thought by the bad reputations these have gotten, Ok, so it wasn't the best either.

Next we did the dual train Caterpillar, this is a really strange one, lots of tunnels and a lot shorter trains then the normal Wacky Worm.

The Boomerang was just a standard one, nothing new to report. It had the same strange twitch as the one at Woobang Towerland when it connected to the lift-hill chain.

Pictures:
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Looks like any other tivoli in Denmark

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More rides that are plonked in the area

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This is what was connected to the picture above

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W00t! My first Pinfari Looper credit

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The train awaits us

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Rising to their death

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Loop-de-looooop

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Credit whoring time

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There is nothing like the smell of a Wacky Worm in the afternoon

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My brother is trying to take a picture of me, but Caterpillar dodges it for me, +1

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Tunnels are always a good thing

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I wish that it was a little faster, just imagine the air you would get

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OMFG, enter lightspeed

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It's not that often as you could see the front and the rear of a wacky worm at the same time

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Loopen again

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Last but not least

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The mighty Boomerang

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In case you forgot what you are queueing for

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Themeing or Visitors, you decide

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You aren't as bad as most say

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Why not say what speed we are allowed to drive at??

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Big as propeller hub

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Yay Germany

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It's less then 158 km until it's time for bed

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A nice looking bridge

Day 2 will come in a while....

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Postby Liseberg4ever » Sat Jul 05, 2008 11:36 am

Very good photos!

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Postby Loefet » Sat Jul 05, 2008 11:39 am

^ Thanks, I managed to take over 1700 photos over the 4 days we were gone, so it will take a while before I have looked through them all.

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Postby lond » Sat Jul 05, 2008 12:31 pm

Graph of the coasters on day 1.

Fårup:

Falken
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Linear
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Positive
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Lateral
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Flagermusen
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Lynet
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Linear
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Positive
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Lateral
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Karolinelund:

Boomerang
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On Quest for the Holy G Force
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Postby ParkTrips » Sat Jul 05, 2008 12:36 pm

Very cool!! I am very out of touch, I hadn't even heard of Lynet yet it looks very cool! I hope to do the TPR trip up there, great stuff guys!!

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Postby Groteslurf » Sat Jul 05, 2008 12:48 pm

^Same here.

The G-graphs are very cool too.

Scandinavia parks are on my to do list for one of the next years.

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Postby Loefet » Sun Jul 06, 2008 11:20 am

^^ ^ Lynet is a really cool coaster, a must ride if you visit this part of the world, among many other.

^ I'm pretty sure that there will be a TPR Scandi trip next year.

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Postby Loefet » Sun Jul 06, 2008 11:21 am

Day 2: Meet the TPR people

We started pretty early this day to be able to get to Heide Park before opening. The weather was really bad, and it was pouring down, but as we got nearer to the park the heavy rain dissipated, and we were greeted by some foggy wetness in the air.
We had bought tickets online to get into the park quickly so that we could meet up with Mark, whom we had arranged a meeting outside Desert Race.
After jumping the queue to get into the park we headed in that direction of Desert Race for the meet and my first ride of the day.

The day progressed in a steady pace with multiple rides and a lot of chatting with people which we met from previous TPR trips. We managed to dodge the massive rainstorm that hit the park by having lunch at the time.
By 4 pm it was time to say good bye to all our friends, since they had to carry on to the next location. But we decided to stay in the park until closing, and that was fortunate since we got a couple of rides more, the weather really improved and I managed to take pictures to post any pictures from this day in this Photo TR.

Rides:
Big Loop: was a lot better then I remembered it to be last time I were here, or it could also be that I now know how to ride this kind of ride without getting to many bumps and bruises.
Colossos: have recieved a bit of TLC since last time, and most ot the bumpiness from the helix is now gone, it's a solid ride with lot's of airtime.
Desert Race: one of the smoothest accelerators I have been on, a pretty good ride on this one as well. But a "Drivers strike" got us stuck in the train waiting to launch for about 5 minutes.
Grottenblitz: standard power-coaster, pretty fun though.
Indianer-Achterbahn: I like it more as the Dog Fart coaster at Bon-Bon land
Limit : standard Vekoma hang and bang ride, nothing special about it.
Schweizer Bobbahn: my favorite Mack Bobsled, that goes on and on and on and on (well, you get the idea)...

Now onto Pictures, in a very specific order:

We start up in the observation tower:
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Many TPR members have slept here

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Easily the best coaster in the park

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Drivers Strike!!

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Here is the green/white corner

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The new area of the park

While we are at it let's take a look:
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Welcome to Lucky Land

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Here we have the bucket wheel of death

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This area was overflowing with TPR members a few hours before, since the queue to the Indianer-Actherbahn couldn't fit them all

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Speaking of which

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Wonder if they serve Whiskey in one of those houses

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Get ready to be farted on, :roll: wrong park...

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Just by the Lucky Land area there was a Lego shop, where we scored a few coupons that gave us 20% of the entry to Legoland the day after, Sweet.

Now let's jump to the Desert Race area:
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Desert Race is easy recognisable by the big ugly thing that hovers above the launch

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This part is way better then the helicopter

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First you enter the train, right about here

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After some lights flashes in your eyes then you suddenly find your self about here

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They you get sideways

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WROOOM

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Wii

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This part is way faster then Rita

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Oh yeah, they also have a red train

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Wii

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OMG 2 trains in one shot

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This part of the park is just like Liseberg, an Intamin P'n'P woodie and an Intamin Acceleratorn next to eachother, lets head over there now

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But before some Colossos action we finish of Desert Race with a signature shot of it

Colossus:
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Mmmmm, Intamin woood

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Did I say that this thing is massive?

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Pleasure starts here

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Wicked fast lift

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Right about here is a brown trouser time

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Then it's just one way out, straight down

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(insert fart-noise here)

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Powah!!

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You know that Nintendo thing...

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Zooooom

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Then there is time for the helix of death, though it wasn't as killing as it had been

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After a few sweet airtime hills then it's the final turn

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If your not hooked on coasters after this then there is something wrong

Next to the awesome woodie, starts the Green/White section:
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First a Green/White Condor

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Then a Green/White Enterprise

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Then another Green/White random Huss ride

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Then comes the coasters

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Mmmmm, corkscrews

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The loops aren't as good

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Woohoo, empty

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Too bad that it looks better then it rides

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Get ready to become scrambled

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What is that behind those trees??

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Well its long and Green/White....

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It must be Bobbahn

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And no one is riding it, sweet

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This is better then most ERT sessions

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Get ready to BOB

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Swoosh

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Wiii

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Onride

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Going left

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OMG almost 90 Degrees!!

Random Park Pictures:
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Best observation tower modification evar!! Agree Brian??!??!

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Strange logs...

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Get ready to scream, after this gate

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Nice

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Random

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Heide Dorf, with the weakest spinning cups ever ridden...

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The bad one of the two in the park

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Wildwasserbahn through the trees

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Random kid section

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The other observation tower

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Hmmm, aren't we in Germany

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WTF!??!?!!?

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We must be, look at the flag

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But WTF, a fat statue of Liberty

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Wumbo says Have FUN!!

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Slides of Death

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Spinning ride of Death, or a quick way to get dry

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Beautiful carousel

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One of those wind flappy thingy

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I told you that the other Swinging ship was better, BOOBS!!

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Hmm wait a minute why are all the employees leaving??

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Ahh, the park closes now...

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Final shot of Colossus

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On the way back to the hotel we passed a new ski slope

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And a sign that said that the Dutch should think ahead...

Oh yeah, Thanks Mark for the Fish and other crazy stuff, I hope that the MER was tasty!!!

Day 3 will be up in a while...

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Postby Liseberg4ever » Sun Jul 06, 2008 11:34 am

You just maid me wanna play Wii and ride rocket coasters...

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