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  1. Age: 28 Middle Name: Was Bart but changed my name so now its added to my first name Pet Peeve: impolite people Color of your bathroom: White & Ballooney Best Movie of ALL time: The Muppets (pick any movie except Swamp Years) Best Song of ALL time: Nebel by Rammstein Best TV Shows: Long Way Down, Ncis, Red Dwarf Favorite Band/Artist: Rammstein Best Food: Sticks (its a kind of dried meat) If you could eat lunch with one person, who would it be: Very Boring Morning Person or Night Person: Night person Pets: 1 Dog, 2 Turtles, 1 Rabbit, couple of fish, couple of spiders Favorite Color: Highlighted Black Where you would go for fun (not an amusement park): Any great Zoo Coke or Pepsi: I rather have Thee Best Vacation Spot: Europa Park Cook or Go Out: Cook Beach, Desert, or Mountains: Desert
  2. I am more of a silent type. To get sound out of me on a coaster it must pull a lot of G's, and mostly the sound will be ahhh.
  3. just one tree glas and silver theme (like almost every year) some ornaments are 4 generations in the family everyone who likes to do search games. Can you find all the animals?
  4. I always satisfied my need to know more about coasters and themeparks by reading the dutch sites rides.nl and themepark.nl. and however their information is most of the time accurate, the discussions are pointless. so i never signed on, only read them. About two years ago I found themparkreview by clicking via the mentioned sites. Probably in a Robb post, because he sometimes posts on themepark (to sell his own site?). I found out themeparkreview was a site with not only rides and parks, but also with humor. So I hang around once in a while. The reason for signing up is because I will finish my education and wanted to go traveling and visit more parks. and what better then to go with a TPR-trip. And I find my staying on-site very enjoyable and can be found daily reading topics.
  5. I get slower when it is cold. I have no problem with getting to work in spring, summer or fall. Actually I will be there half an hour early most of the time. But in the winter I always have problems getting there on time. Strangely enough it looks like I have more things to do in a shorter amount of time. Could be because the days have less daylight. But it is the same kind of thing that it looks like there are more people in cars when it rains then you see on bicycles or on foot in dry weather
  6. I Have been to Rammstein yesterday. 5 years after the last concert I could visit. And they are still AWESOME. Starting with new tricks. Lighting literally the whole stage on fire from side to side. Fireworks on and above the stage, flamethrowers lots of lighting effects. I have never seen a better show. with only 3 'calmer' songs Rammstein rocketed through their new and a few older songs. We we're quite early and stood way up front, 6th row or about cause we were thrown around a lot. Somebody already took the effort of putting some of the highlights in a row. so you can get an impression.
  7. I would go for Black Mamba. Great coaster and lots of green and space to hold a decent barbeque.
  8. I can only agree Kumbak trains have nice looks but you will not find a soft spot on them. They are very uncomfortable. It's good that python, at the efteling is a short ride, because I can't stand these seats very long.
  9. This looks much, much better than the EAS. Maybe I should convince my company to send me to Las Vegas next year.
  10. A normal size baby elephant will be around 100kg This one is very small, around 70kg. So you are right, normally baby elephants are a bit bigger.
  11. Knowing this is a coaster forum I still had to share this with you. This morning (10 november 2009) at 4.30 GMT (5.30 local time) we welcomed a new member of our zoo. DierenPark Amersfoort, in Amersfoort, the Netherlands. She is adorable. The baby is very small (for an elephant) and has to step on her toes to get a drink. But pictures say more then words. UPDATE: HER NAME IS KINA
  12. I have a folder with all my coaster credits in alphabetical order. Every coaster gets a new page with a picture, stats and funny things to know. Strangely enough I keep them only for counting my credits. I never read them back or memorize any of the stats. but its pretty nerdy.
  13. a recipe for everywhere it becomes winter the next months. It does not look and sound very tasty but it really is. Green pea-soup. (My mothers) Green Pea-soup Ingredients 500gr split peas 1 pork steak a 200gr 2 large potato’s, cleaned, skinned and diced ¼ turnip-rooted celery, cleaned, skin carved off and diced 300 to 500gr. Assorted vegetables, carrot, leek, celery, cauliflower in the amount you like. All dissected into small pieces. (or use a bag of pre-cut soup vegetables from your local supermarket) Bouillon or broth for about 2 liters of soup (we use bouillon dices, but you can use what you want) Salt Pepper 1 large sausage (traditionally you will need a smoked sausage) (for vegetarians, get rid off the meat and use some more potato) Wash the split peas and bring to boil in 3 liters of water. Add the whole pork steak, potato dices, vegetables, turnip-rooted celery dices and the bouillon or broth. Add some salt and pepper. Boil for an hour. Then take out the pork steak, chop it up in small pieces and add to the soup again. Boil for another hour. !While boiling, keep stirring once in a while to prevent burning! Add the end add some salt and pepper to your liking. While boiling the soup let the sausage well in hot, but not boiling, water for half an hour. Cut up into small pieces and serve in the soup. You can serve bread with the soup or as we like, rye bread and bacon. You can even deep-freeze this soup and it will not affect the taste I know, it looks like puke. But the taste is great smoked sausage
  14. I regret I could not make it to listen in. It was 3 o'clock in the morning here and I have to work today. So the first thing I did when waking up was to turn on my computer and started listening to the recorded chat. Great way to start my day. I had to laugh in about 2 minutes so you made my day. P.S. I love the tpr cookbook idea
  15. Great report on Amsterdam. I always like to see what foreigners think of our country. If you live to long in one plays you get a certain blindness, only an outsider can show you the nice touches of your surroundings. you should take fries very seriously. I am supervisor of a 'snackbar' and it takes practice and learning to make it really taste great. We use dutch fries. Made from dutch potato's and we call them fries. The flanders thing you will mostly found in tourist area's. We mostly use the word patat if we are talking about fries. Its from the belgian word for potato wich we call 'aardappel'. Always funny when language is so related but have slightly different meaning wich can really screw up communication. The popularity of a topping is changing with the seasons. In the summer you sell a lot of classic 'mayonnaise' (we use frites- or frietensaus with less fat in it and is a bit more sour than mayonnaise) at the moment with the weather becoming colder, we sell more specials. mayonnaise with curry (ketchup with sharp spices) and onions or mayonnaise with warm 'satesaus'(sauce made from peanuts) and onions. Maybe ideas to try out with your home made fries.
  16. It was great to walk around on the EAS. Lots of information and inspiring ideas. I was there only for one day to get some new Ideas for the zoo I work for. Found a great company that builds wooden playgrounds. But really good ones. Nice report to read. Looks you done a lot of partying.
  17. THis year was a zoo year. Not many themeparks therefore; Efteling Walibi World Duinrell Drievliet Walibi World
  18. worst: 12 minutes of topspin intense programm, due to castmembers riding while I was and ride ops thinking it would be funny. (never liked topspins since) best: Efteling with all rides open, sunny weather and no waiting!!
  19. Just want to say hello, My REAL name is Eelke-Bart, but since everyone calls me E-B I will respond to that as well. Or with my screen name. My home park is DierenPark Amersfoort, the netherlands. It is not a themepark with rollercoasters but a zoo. But since you can find me there for 4 to 5 days a week, I call it my home away from home. I am not interested in coasters alone but it is one of those things that make life from good to great.
  20. I have been to parks in dreadful weather, but my strangest and most painful experience was last year in europapark. Blue skies the whole day but when we decided to ride Silver Star it began to rain. The queuing line is inside a building in wich you can't see outside. When the coaster rolled out of the station we could feel the rain. We were already drenched when we got to the top off the lifthill. For some reason there was a lot of water coming down and that was the beginning of the most painful ride on a steel roller coaster. (wood would be Bandit, Movie Park Germany, its very painful in any weather) Rain hurts when your going 125 km/h (78 mph), when we got out the rain was almost over and the rest of the day the skies where blue again.
  21. Name: Vuurvogel Age: 27 What is your roller coaster count? 64 What is your home park? Walibi World/Efteling What is the nearest big city? Amersfoort What is your occupation? Student About how many times a year do you visit a park (including your home park)? 10 About how many times a year do you travel to a park that is not your home park? 8 When you travel do you go primarily to amusement parks or do you also try and hit other sites? other sites!! like zoos, nice museums, nature reservations, tourist attractions. I like to check out a whole area. What is the farthest you’ve traveled to go to an amusement park? 600km Does roller coaster time get in the way of family time? (Do you choose to miss your children’s or family’s sporting events, holidays, birthdays, etc…) No, its possible to balance, take your family with you! Do you have any other major hobbies? Yes, like zoos, and paint and sculpt. Do you get feelings of sadness in the offseason? Do you even have an offseason? Do you travel during the offseason? never an offseason, there is always something open. Do you consider yourself friends with someone you met who works at an amusement park? (Or reverse it, if you work or worked and an amusement park have you made friends with enthusiasts?) yes, both ways Would it bother you to go to an amusement park by yourself? yes, I rather go with someone, but when nobody is available I will go on my own Have you gone to an amusement park by yourself? If so have you ever ran into another enthusiast and tagged along with them? yes I have, no I have not met someone Do you find it easy to make friends with other enthusiasts? or is it easy to make enthusiasts out of your friends? How do you get your coaster news? via internet, or at my job, and the EAS was great to learn about coasters How many different forum sites do you regularly post on? 1 If there was a poll that asked a large pool of enthusiasts what their favorite roller coaster is, what do you think would be the top 3 responses be for wood? And for steel? I only now my own lists, and they are; Wood; 1Troy, Toverland, 2Robin Hood, Walibi World, 3Pegasus, Efteling Steel; 1Black Mamba, Phantasialand, 2Winjas, Phantasialand, 3Euromir, Europapark Same scenario but for amusement parks, what would be the top 3? Same as above; 1Europapark, 2Disney Resort Paris, 3Efteling Have you ever “stole a kid” to get a credit on a kiddie coaster? You should never steel a kid, borrow one or make one of your own. And no Do you cut other categories out of your budget to make trips to parks? (Entertainment, fast food, holidays, tobacco or alcohol, etc…) No Before you visit a new park do you research the park finding the best way to navigate the park, get the best deals, or what days to go? Yes, I mostly research the best route to do as many, preferably all, rides. Do you feel the roller coaster enthusiast community is a warm and accepting community, or a negative and discouraging community? Warm, fuzzy, accepting, fun and overall supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. Do you like to talk about your hobby with people who are not roller coaster enthusiasts? yes and make enthusiasts put of them
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