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TPR's 2018 USA Tour Trip Reports!

PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:52 pm
by robbalvey
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Day One - Fun Spot Atlanta
Day Two - Six Flags Over Georgia
Day Three - Carowinds
Day Four - Busch Gardens Williamsburg


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TPR is back on the road again! It's been a crazy summer of 2018 already and now we are road tripping from Atlanta, Georgia to Sandusky, Ohio by way of a lot of awesome amusement parks! Follow along on our adventures!

Today was our "arrival day" which most of the group made it into Atlanta airport in time to have a quick visit to Fun Spot America Atlanta! YES, the same company who operates the Fun Spot parks in Orlando recently took over Fun Junction USA (also known as Dixieland Fun Park) and is starting to give it the Fun Spot makeover! There are already some signature looking Fun Spot Go Karts under construction and I'm sure we'll see many new additions yet to come!

Here's some photos from today...

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Good morning from MCO! We are off on our next adventure! What do you think our final destination is going to be?

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Our plane seems REALLY confused! :lol:

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This is how every TPR trip should start!

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Look where we are at! Fun Spot America! But not in Orlando! We are here at the new Atlanta location!

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Fun Spot knows FUN and it’s great to see their brand of fun here in Atlanta!

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Fun Spot Atlanta has the “Screaming Eagle!” A crazy airtime-filled roller coaster!

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Here is an example of the FUN you have on Screaming Eagle!





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Go Karts are SERIOUS BUSINESS!!!

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Old guys love roller coasters, too! :lmao:

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How many SkeeBall fans do we have following us?

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For a smaller sized roller coaster, Screaming Eagle has a HUUUGGE amount of airtime!



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Those are screams of happiness and joy! :lmao:

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Honestly, this ride is really fun. Yes, it might be a little "mean" but it packs an amazing punch!

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Hello Go Kart Elissa!

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"Dammit... I need another banana peel..."

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The bumper boats at this park have always been a lot of fun... and WET!

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Go Kart reverse POV!

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This is the old Paratrooper from Orlando. It doesn't run quite as insane of a program here, but it was still a LOT of fun!

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And the award for the sexiest men on this TPR group goes to... :lol:

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This coaster is proof that you don't need a BIG ride to be great!

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But it does do this to you...

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And this!

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Here's a view from the first drop!

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I spy some TPR photos! :p

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TPR’s somewhat annual International Snack Exchange has begun!

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TPR members from all over the world bringing local snacks with them to share with others on the trip!

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There are soooo many snacks from all over!

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Some of this world...

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...some from a Wizarding world!

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This has been a TPR tour tradition for many years! Happy to keep it going for many more to come!

Now, POST YOUR COMMENTS!!!! After all, we took the time to write this report, the least you can do is post something nice about it! :P

Click HERE for Part Two of our 2018 USA Tour!

Re: TPR's 2018 USA Tour Trip Reports!

PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:59 pm
by Nrthwnd
Gotta love the "Snacky Snack Exchange"! Good to see it's still happening.

And ICE BALL exists elsewhere! Nice to know. :wink:

Great start to the trip, Robb.

Re: TPR's 2018 USA Tour Trip Reports!

PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:33 pm
by ThemeParkJunkie51290
I love it! =) Glad everyone can have a great time together!

Re: TPR's 2018 USA Tour Trip Reports!

PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:36 am
by JordyC
Excellent start of the trip!
I love the snack exchange, that alone makes me want to join a TPR trip someday. :p

Re: TPR's 2018 USA Tour Trip Reports!

PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:12 am
by cfc
I didn't know there was a Fun spot in Atlanta. Looks like we need a new page for the park index.

Re: TPR's 2018 USA Tour Trip Reports!

PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:14 am
by alilstronger
Looks like an awesome start to the trip! The snack exchange was one of my favorite parts of the 2 trips I did.

Can't wait to follow along.

Re: TPR's 2018 USA Tour Trip Reports!

PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:33 am
by coasterbill
Great report!

It's a shame they slowed that Paratrooper down though, I was always convinced it was going to kill us. :lol:

Re: TPR's 2018 USA Tour Trip Reports!

PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:45 am
by Canobie Coaster
Great report! Did the Paratrooper still run backwards like it did in Orlando or just slower?

Re: TPR's 2018 USA Tour Trip Reports!

PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:50 am
by coasterbill
Oh, and another thing... when we inevitably go on one of these awesome TPR tours I just want to say to whoever brought the Stroopwafels that you had better come on that tour also since now we never get them since United Airlines decided to stop serving them because they're the worst airline ever. You'll be our new best friend. :lol:

Re: TPR's 2018 USA Tour Trip Reports!

PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:04 am
by cfc
^Stroopwafels are very tasty.