Photo TR: TPR USA Trip 2018

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Re: Photo TR: TPR USA Trip 2018

Postby Guidods » Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:22 pm

Just going through the photos makes me want to go on the trip again. Hershy is such a good park full of awsome rides(other then wildcat). It was such a fun day.

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Re: Photo TR: TPR USA Trip 2018

Postby PKI Jizzman » Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:54 am

matthew.sullivan1 wrote:After reading this TR, it occurred to me that you and Alex were on the train before me for a back row ride of Lightning Racer (pretty sure it was the lightning side). I saw your pink wristbands and realized that TPR was there that day :lmao: Great report!

You should have said something, haha. That's too funny. TPR is everywhere!

boldikus wrote:Thanks to you I just started texting buds to make a serious plan to head over for Hersheypark in the Dark - for no other reasons than Troegs and then Skyrush. Fab report of my happy place, thanks for the inspiration.

Does this mean I'm an influencer? Hooray I've finally fulfilled my duty as a millennial! I'll log off now :p

SharkTums wrote:My favorite part of this TR installment was the watering can back at Knoebels. I've just never been a big fan of Hershey. That being said, Storm Runner is ridiculously awesome and underrated. I love that ride and I wish we had more of them!!!

I could gush about Storm Runner all day. I wish there were more variants too!

Canobie Coaster wrote:Fantastic report! Skyrush truly is one of the most intense coasters out there.

I've seen Hershey block off the back rows on coasters other than Storm Runner as well. It always seemed to be on less crowded days.

That's too bad. They did it on SDL in the morning, but people were still getting into the empty seats by going in through a different gate so there was that. It wasn't a very busy day, but regardless not being able to pick the seat you want is frustrating.

RCCola wrote:Zach urged me to be social, so I’ll try. I can always click on the direct link to go back to this thread.

Oh come on I know you're just itching to get in on the conversation, haha. Grenades and such would make that dark ride more fun. It was just so bad it was good :lol:

Gatekeeper wrote:Hey Zach - awesome trip report and I agree about how incredible and thrilling Skyrush is. I loved the back wing seats!
Take care, Paul

Thanks! I agree, they were something else!

Guidods wrote:Just going through the photos makes me want to go on the trip again. Hershy is such a good park full of awsome rides(other then wildcat). It was such a fun day.

Drew Brees everybody! :p Yeah it was an epic trip, I want to go on another please and thank you!
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Re: Photo TR: TPR USA Trip 2018

Postby beatle11 » Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:38 pm


Chris removed his hand from the bar for ONE second. Brad's so good he captured it!

Haha. Yes, the Skyride does still freak me out a bit. Such a great view from up there though.

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Re: Photo TR: TPR USA Trip 2018

Postby bert425 » Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:54 pm

^ that's a great pic of you three!

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Re: Photo TR: TPR USA Trip 2018

Postby The Great Zo » Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:38 pm

I have a whole lot of Zach trip report to catch up on. Better get started.

From BGW...

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Good morning. Here's a picture of this weird A$$ mirror covered boost mobile store in the middle of nowhere North Carolina. Stay boosted NC! :lmao:

If you aren't at least spending part of your time on a TPR bus ride looking out the windows -- especially when we're driving through the backwoods -- you're doin' it wrong.

PKI Jizzman wrote:I love Premier coasters! I didn't love Tempesto!

Thank you! And may the phrase "comfort collar" go down in coaster lore for all its wonderful irony!

PKI Jizzman wrote:This was a memorable ERT session and I'd like to thank Robb for keeping count of my rides, I would have been lost without you Robb!

:lmao: :lmao: :lmao:

PKI Jizzman wrote:Verbolten ended up being one of the biggest surprises of the trip for me and is my favorite BGW coaster by far.

Griffon is right there with it, but those two are my tops at BGW.

From KD...

PKI Jizzman wrote:Day 6 - Twilight Zone Kings Island

:lmao: I mean, yeah, that's a great way to describe it as a Cincinnati / KI veteran!

PKI Jizzman wrote:...there's the Dominator/Volcano/I305 area that provides plenty of evidence of where Paramount and Cedar Fair added on. If they could blend those parts of the park in with the rest of the layout I think the park would leave me with nothing to pick on. There were just too many stretches of pavement/no shade and dead ends with no bathrooms/food/drink spots that left me feeling like I had stepped into a completely different park.

That section of the park is weird. It's got some big attractions as you mentioned, but it's not cohesive at all. It's like it doesn't tie into the rest of the park. With that said, it's nice to head to the "back left" and find that Flight of Fear is joined by a much better coaster than Firehawk. Though, maybe we'll get to say that at home in a couple years too...

PKI Jizzman wrote:Andy once again showed off his skills and called out precisely when the rain moved in and when the rain moved out, which thankfully cooled things down to a tolerable level in the evening.

Skills honed by years of intense study, physics equations, and actually knowing how to correctly interpret my chosen radar app. :lmao:

From SFA...

PKI Jizzman wrote:Superman was great! I only rode in the front seat and I thought it maintained its speed well and was more fun than a B&M hyper coaster.


I didn't ride in the back, where reports were different.

Quite different! :lmao:

If I want to be disappointed by an Intamin, I'd rather just wait for one to break down than to ever have to ride that craptacular "hyper"-coaster again.

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PKI Jizzman wrote:The changing booths were barely covered up by a shower curtain and most were barely hanging on by 1 or 2 rungs.

And the ones that were hanging up had big holes chopped out of them, too.

Well, that was a park! It had flags! An arbitrary number of flags not to be exceeding six.

Some fun updates, Zach. More catch-up to come later...
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Re: Photo TR: TPR USA Trip 2018

Postby jedimaster1227 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:11 am

Thanks for another great update Zach! I'm really enjoying experiencing this trip through your eyes!
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