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Postby Loefet » Sun Jun 07, 2009 6:35 am

Final day, part 1
Old coaster kicks ass, in a good way, part 1

Tivoli was the first park I visited as an enthusiast way back in 2004, and during that visit I wasn't as credit happy as I am now, so I still had the kiddy coaster to get :)

The day started with a 3 hour drive from Lübeck and our hotel, and after a ferry ride and some cruising on the motorway, we finally arrived just after the park opened...

We first headed over to Rutchebanan, the Woodie built in 1915, for our first rides, and I have to say that this ride still is one of the better wooden coasters I have ridden, I would almost say that it's pure awesomeness!!
Next coaster on the menu was Dæmonen, and it suffers greatly from the same kind of vibrations that Silver Star have, so the ride isn't as good I remembered it from when it was new :(
Then I finally got my long sought after missed credit :) which made me really happy.
Then we were also standing a looking on the new ride that Tivoli have installed, and really wanted to ride it, but since they were just operating one of the sides it meant that we had to wait for a much longer time that we had time for, so it meant that we skipped it for another day and grabbed a few more awesome rides on Rutchebanan...

Pictures!!

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First ferry of the day

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While walking to Tivoli Gardens

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Entrance to Tivoli!!

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Then suddenly we were in the Arabic

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Cool, I remember these from Kurashiki!!

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First and last stops

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It have recently received some TLC

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It's one of those side friction rides with a brakeman

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They ride on that tiny seat during the ride

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They were running 3 trains, great

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The car really needs those block's on the end since you slide pretty violently around the turns :)

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A Star Flyer is built up on a platform above a section of a park, they have one of the slowest loading I have experienced...

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It's right by the power coaster

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It's just inches away

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Here it comes again

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Spinny spinny, this thing might break your neck :(

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Random photo

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Power coaster again

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Next stop

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In a little Asia themed section

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A really tight B&M

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And they are running it!!

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Loopage

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Immelmann!!

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And then finally a Zero-g

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Yep, it have some brakes as well

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Loads of track cramped together

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It's really tiny

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Here it goes again

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Time for some upside down sections

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Then into the brakes

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Massive cross over point

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Against the sun

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Time for some microgravity

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Pre-drop helix

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Here it goes again

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Also almost worthy to be used as a wallpaper

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Floorless flying carpet ride

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My final credit!!

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Looks nice, but is headache inducing

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The new ride for this year

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It have two modes

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Either it goes really fast in this kind of loop

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Or slower and you can use the joystick to control it

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But faster is cooler

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Sounds awesome as well

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Almost like an WW2 fighter plane coming at you

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Takes me back to Japan <3

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On the top of the Star flyer

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Tivolis, new fire engine

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In there is a mad house

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One final image of the best coaster in the park

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Great looking stage

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Then it was time for Bakken

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Postby Loefet » Sun Jun 07, 2009 7:15 am

Final day, part 2
Old coaster kicks ass, in a good way, part 2

Then after 9 days driving through Europe and 17 different parks it was finally time for the final stop of the trip, and it turned out to be harder to get here then we initially though. Since it was Sunday and the weather was great, a loads of Danish people was thinking the same thing and was also heading for Bakken, so a short drive and an easy parking, became a long hot slow moving traffic jam, when we finally arrived at the park all the parking was full so we had to go and look for somewhere else to park, and we finally found some public parking 1.5 miles away. But since it was so nice weather then it didn't really bother us...

After finally reaching the park we got caught in the largest and slowest queue of the evening, to get our wrist bands...

After we finally got them, we made fast progress through the park and the credits, and was helped by the awesome operations of the rides, they were loading people like crazy (I guess that since they get payed by the number of riders they have they want to have as many as possible > fast loading).

For the final time for this trip report, PICTURES!!!!!!

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We finally arrived at Bakken, a place I have wanted to visit for years now...

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We made quick work of Mariehønen and nearly broke it in the process :)

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Tiny Ferriswheel

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Hmm, Afrokopperne...

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There was a lot of wet people walking around in the park, and I guess that this is the cause

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New for 2009, an Intamin spinner

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It goes really fast of the lift

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See what I mean, lightning fast

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or it wouldn't clear this section

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They have a small launch system, similar to that on an accelerator, for the hydraulically driven lift chain motor

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The car's look good, but the OSTR bit really slashes your neck around the course, not pleasant

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They need a launch of the lift or the car wouldn't clear this turn as well

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These chains sound's like crap when they launch the car of the lift

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Tornado, once described as:
"They report that Tornado looks amazing, but is (quote) "rougher than a bag of spanners". Apparently they ended up with bruises from the restraints :/ !"
And I agree...

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Since Tornado broke down on us, while we were waiting we headed for Rutschebanen

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Another really old coaster for today

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This double down creates some really crazy airtime

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Completely crazy, but awesome ride

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It shakes really bad during the course

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Awesome Intamin mine train

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Broken :(

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The lift on Rutschebanen is extremely fast and no way near straight :)

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There goes another load of happy riders

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Yay for a good Intamin

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Down to the lift

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The rest of the layout is really twisty <3

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There it goes again

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If you missed which coaster we are on

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Loads of powerful helices

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Looks so great

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I got a German fair vibe from this place <3

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They have a lot of rides that looks like they belongs on a German fair at least

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They had a dueling, space shot and frog hopper :)

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A massive Enterprise, I haven't seen any of these in days :)

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Then we found the last coaster in the park before we headed of to see if Tornado had opened again

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It's one of these awesome coasters with no restraints <3

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It goes pretty great as well

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Mmmm

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But it was time to see if they had gotten Tornado to open again

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Mmm, airtime

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YAY, it's opened again!!

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The cars are good, but the restraints are whack

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Yay, for crazy airtime in the back

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Another round of people goes for a ride

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There is loads of air in the back, but also in the front

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Awesome

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The Brakemen were awesome

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He was riding with these glasses for a while :)

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Yay, for double down when you leave your seat

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Tornado again

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Too, bad that it sucks, Intamin should do Mega coasters not small rides

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There one train goes again

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Buy Bakken it was fun, but we have a boat to catch

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And we did, but they failed pretty bad to dock :)

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On the way back we started to go with warp 1

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Then we had a rough transition to...

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HYPERSPACE!!!!

Next up is a final post of this trip...

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Postby DBru » Sun Jun 07, 2009 8:22 am

So I don't understand...does Tornado 'suck', or are the restraints just uncomfortable?

It looks like a really fun little ride!

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Postby bluefire » Sun Jun 07, 2009 11:06 am

Thank you for a great read, and all of these wonderful Bluefire photos from a TPR newbie.

I was wondering if it's normal to feel the way I do about a freaking roller coaster. Your review makes me feel less whacky!!

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Postby Loefet » Sun Jun 07, 2009 11:07 am

^^ Tornado is a bit of both, it's one of the rattliest rides I have ridden, and then all the tight twists and turns causes all the neck slashing on the OSTR's.
It looks great, but the ride is appalling for such a new ride, and that coupled with the noise it makes... not good...

^ Thank you for the comments, and welcome to the crazy world of being a coaster enthusiast :) with people that travel all over the world to ride some coasters. What you are feeling is quite normal for freaks like us =)
I really love your avatar by the way :)

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Postby Electerik » Sun Jun 07, 2009 5:48 pm

Again, awesome report.

What on Earth is that bell thing? It looks like a really low capacity inverted swinging ship. :P
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