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!!!!!!
We finally arrived at Bakken, a place I have wanted to visit for years now...
We made quick work of Mariehønen and nearly broke it in the process
There was a lot of wet people walking around in the park, and I guess that this is the cause
New for 2009, an Intamin spinner
It goes really fast of the lift
See what I mean, lightning fast
or it wouldn't clear this section
They have a small launch system, similar to that on an accelerator, for the hydraulically driven lift chain motor
The car's look good, but the OSTR bit really slashes your neck around the course, not pleasant
They need a launch of the lift or the car wouldn't clear this turn as well
These chains sound's like crap when they launch the car of the lift
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...
Since Tornado broke down on us, while we were waiting we headed for Rutschebanen
Another really old coaster for today
This double down creates some really crazy airtime
Completely crazy, but awesome ride
It shakes really bad during the course
Awesome Intamin mine train
The lift on Rutschebanen is extremely fast and no way near straight
There goes another load of happy riders
Yay for a good Intamin
Down to the lift
The rest of the layout is really twisty <3
There it goes again
If you missed which coaster we are on
Loads of powerful helices
Looks so great
I got a German fair vibe from this place <3
They have a lot of rides that looks like they belongs on a German fair at least
They had a dueling, space shot and frog hopper
A massive Enterprise, I haven't seen any of these in days
Then we found the last coaster in the park before we headed of to see if Tornado had opened again
It's one of these awesome coasters with no restraints <3
It goes pretty great as well
But it was time to see if they had gotten Tornado to open again
YAY, it's opened again!!
The cars are good, but the restraints are whack
Yay, for crazy airtime in the back
Another round of people goes for a ride
There is loads of air in the back, but also in the front
The Brakemen were awesome
He was riding with these glasses for a while
Yay, for double down when you leave your seat
Too, bad that it sucks, Intamin should do Mega coasters not small rides
There one train goes again
Buy Bakken it was fun, but we have a boat to catch
And we did, but they failed pretty bad to dock
On the way back we started to go with warp 1
Then we had a rough transition to...
Next up is a final post of this trip...