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  1. Oh I`m so happy that finally one of my Videos (Andy Korb`s Park Asterix) has made it to this contest. Thanks for the critics so far - This is really one of our slower paced videos, because I wanted to show some of the other aspects of the park and the fun you can have. This video is part of our coasterfriends dvd, and so the park coverage is split in two parts - but I just sent this part as something different. So I`m sorry that Barry is missing some coasters. By the way, I really appreciate that my video is among those great other videos, made with so much talent! I`m really happy that I don`t have to decide which video to take - because most of them are so great.
  2. The constructor is a german company called "Holzbau Cordes". They recently did the wooden constructions for Colossos (Heide Park), Balder (Liseberg, sweden) or El Toro (SFGA) - but not the technical things or the track. This time they did all the things! Just the cars are from Gerstlauer. The ride was calculated by Stengel Engineering. I`m a little bit split if it feels more like a classic or a "speed woodie". The coaster is really calm, you really can hear him only if he passes by. It doesn`t shake to much - just enough for a classic coaster feeling. And in these early days nearly every ride was different. I prefer the back seats over the front seats because you`ve a bit of airtime (really just a bit) and it feels a bit faster - and the ride is smoother in the back!?!
  3. Today was the official opening of the new wooden coaster "Mammut" - built in this lovely green park "Tripsdrill". So I don`t want to bore you guys with lame introductions about the construction, because you`ll find all the facts somewhere in this forum. But I can tell you, that this coaster is a great addition to the parks line-up of lovely attractions. The speed is not awesome at all and airtime is just as little as possible but this coaster makes a lot of fun - especially if you think that we don`t have that amount of wooden coasters here in old europe. The park wanted to have a family oriented coaster - and that is exactly what "Mammut" delivers - Good speed, nice layout, great eyecatcher and lots of fun - this one will be a big hit for the park. Okay now I move on for some photos... Mammut is a great addition for a great little park! Opening day photo of constructor, park owner, engineers and designer - Thanks guys! Mammut don`t have so much airtime - but it delivers fun for the whole family This is one of the highlights of the coaster - a dark tunnel filled with a wet mist even the station looks not ready yet the overall theming is still missing for some months (it should be finished by 2010!) a nice first drop but it has some great moments it`s not a record breaking coaster a lovely family coaster this is Mammut Oh, I forgot that you want to see some great Mammut photos, right? next to this great little coaster this is the great looking log flume ride just a handful of visitors this day a nice sunny Tripsdrill day ....
  4. . What do you find most useful about the front page? Forum Updates 2. What do you find least useful about the front page? 3. Is anything on the front page confusing? I think the first Nav Bar (what`s new, park index....) is really to small. I`ve often searched for some of the informations which are linked their. 4. How far do you scroll down the front page looking for updates? I only scroll down if I`ve too much time to spend - and that`s not very often 5. How often do you look at the front page? daily 6. How often do you click on the "whatsnew" link? Never - it is faster to go directly to the forum 7. What would you like to see added to the front page to make your visits to TPR better? USA/Germany friendship flag Just kidding - the frontpage is nearly perfect 8. Anything else you would like to mention? Like any thing else you would like to see us add/change/leave alone/etc? Don`t change to much. TPR is really simple to navigate and the frontpage is easy to handle - that`s really good!
  5. Thanks for the awesome pictures. I think the park looks pretty themed! And I`m sure that HRP will be a big hit!
  6. Thank you very much for the report - Brilliant TR. My last Orlando visit was just 4 months ago, but now this TR makes me wanna go back as soon as possible But I`ve also to say, that the highly advertised "dolphin slide" looks pretty lame.
  7. you can count the coasters at coaster-count.com. All the travelling coasters are in their database.
  8. Ya, money is definitely a big issue - because it`s not the cheapest thing on earth to have a great day at the Oktoberfest. Hotel prices are steep - if you want to do a lot of rides you`ve to spend a lot of money (prices are between 5 to 8 dollars each) - and of course the beer prices are at the moment 7,90 Euro ( that`s 11 US dollars per litre). Buuuut: You also can have fun just walking the streets, enjoying the atmosphere, watching people and just buy some food at some food stalls. That`s really inexpensive. If you want to see more hammered people I`ll try to locate some people in the next days - but normally I`ll try to avoid these kind of people . And by the way - you also don`t have to drink any beer to have great fun.
  9. Last part... thanks for reading this report - maybe see some of you next year! 9 from 10 after 5 liter of beer!!! (that`s about 1,25 gallon of beer) after a fun filled night at the 10.000 people tent, it is time for some outdoor fun (if you can stand it after the beers) and he tried to mess with the natives Josh from Texas is our gentleman with the rose can you guess why I love Dirndl? ...or you`ll drop your pants! ...you need some pills for your headache... another tip - dont`t drink too fast - otherwise... it can get very loud here this is the most famous dish - a half chicken (here it is more a quarter chicken) you get great food, the best beer, mind blowing atmosphere and of cause great girls but the best Oktoberfest thing is to have a great night at one of the big tents... normally you eat a lot of chicken - but can have something completely different my tip: don`t wear it if you`re not from here Fire and Ice - a little powered coaster
  10. and we go on with our virtual trip... Eurostar - the largest transportable Inverter one of the countless flat rides Toboggan - this slide has a long,long tradtition - and it`s funny to see the people using the very fast conveyor band to get to the top - and guess what happens if the people are drunk? Yes, you`re right! another great ghost ride by the way: it`s called "Hoellenblitz" - translated: "Hell`s lightning" but way too expensive - about 8 dollar for a ride great fun with fire and water effects inside - and a lot of spinning the biggest transportable indoor coaster worldwide signature ride tradition a great walk-through house
  11. Oktoberfest 2007 is now 5 days "old" and we`ve had a great starting weekend with more than 1 million visitors, just this first weekend. Now I`ve some minutes to share some of the great photos from these years Oktoberfest here in munich. After last years great fun with Derek and his whole gang, we highly recommend every themeparkreview fan to visit us in 2008! you know this one! that`s the Bavaria and you`ll get a big smile! give a heart to the one you like You see some nice Dirndls here - a Dirndl is a dress for a woman - it`s also a nickname for a cute girl even on a crowded sunny day, you`ll have to get some beer! on a sunny weekend day it is always crowded this is a real important vending machine if you`re totally drunken - you can get: plaster, handkerchief, shower gel, toothbrush, alcotest, pregnancy test, drug test, pills against some illness, condoms and many more that`s the "M√ľnchner Kindl" - translated "munich`s kid" On the first sunday there`s the biggest traditional costume parade worldwide - more than 9500 attendants and an audience bigger than 250.000 people 9 AM - queuing for the last possible seats Welcome St.Pauls cathedral in the background a great sunny day offers a backview of the big tents
  12. All I can say about this poll is, that Derek is 100 % right (page6). I like all you guys in the states, but hey, there are a lot of good parks all over the world, like in Europe or Asia. This Amusement Today poll is so focused on the states. Polls in general are always hard to trust, and this one is no exception. I used to be a AT reader, but this newspaper is far to uninteresting to pay such a high oversea price.
  13. How far north are you starting? If you will be near Lake Compounce (CT) make sure you check out their Halloween event. I`ll do most of the parks between Montreal and Orlando (with two flight segments in between), so yes, I`ll do Lake Compounce as well.
  14. Oh man - I`m so excited! 35 days until my 4 weeks Halloween trip through some 22 parks on the US east coast - ending with the greatest of all: HHN on the 31st october and the 1st november - Oh I can`t wait anymore....
  15. Thanks for the great TR and the pictures. Now I know that I miss Japan so much since my 2006 trip. Tokyo and all the cultural sites, the food (yes you can have great food on every corner), the nice people and of course the parks. There are so many great memories - and if I look at your pictures I still can remember the awful day at Fuji Highland - just the kiddie and indoor coaster worked on that day - but so I`ve an excuse to come back again - and again and again Japan is great!
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