: 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.
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:
Many TPR members have slept here
Easily the best coaster in the park
Here is the green/white corner
The new area of the park
While we are at it let's take a look:
Welcome to Lucky Land
Here we have the bucket wheel of death
This area was overflowing with TPR members a few hours before, since the queue to the Indianer-Actherbahn couldn't fit them all
Speaking of which
Wonder if they serve Whiskey in one of those houses
Get ready to be farted on,
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:
Desert Race is easy recognisable by the big ugly thing that hovers above the launch
This part is way better then the helicopter
First you enter the train, right about here
After some lights flashes in your eyes then you suddenly find your self about here
They you get sideways
This part is way faster then Rita
Oh yeah, they also have a red train
OMG 2 trains in one shot
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
But before some Colossos action we finish of Desert Race with a signature shot of it
Mmmmm, Intamin woood
Did I say that this thing is massive?
Pleasure starts here
Wicked fast lift
Right about here is a brown trouser time
Then it's just one way out, straight down
(insert fart-noise here)
You know that Nintendo thing...
Then there is time for the helix of death, though it wasn't as killing as it had been
After a few sweet airtime hills then it's the final turn
If your not hooked on coasters after this then there is something wrong
Next to the awesome woodie, starts the Green/White section:
First a Green/White Condor
Then a Green/White Enterprise
Then another Green/White random Huss ride
Then comes the coasters
The loops aren't as good
Too bad that it looks better then it rides
Get ready to become scrambled
What is that behind those trees??
Well its long and Green/White....
It must be Bobbahn
And no one is riding it, sweet
This is better then most ERT sessions
Get ready to BOB
OMG almost 90 Degrees!!
Random Park Pictures:
Best observation tower modification evar!! Agree Brian??!??!
Get ready to scream, after this gate
Heide Dorf, with the weakest spinning cups ever ridden...
The bad one of the two in the park
Wildwasserbahn through the trees
Random kid section
The other observation tower
Hmmm, aren't we in Germany
We must be, look at the flag
But WTF, a fat statue of Liberty
Wumbo says Have FUN!!
Slides of Death
Spinning ride of Death, or a quick way to get dry
One of those wind flappy thingy
I told you that the other Swinging ship was better, BOOBS!!
Hmm wait a minute why are all the employees leaving??
Ahh, the park closes now...
Final shot of Colossus
On the way back to the hotel we passed a new ski slope
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...