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  1. This is horrible! Those photos are very hard to look at; it's like something out of Final Destination, only this was real. Prayers go out to the victims and their families, especially the girl who died (not sure why the translation says 'boy,' it's definitely a girl in Spanish). The engineering of this ride does seem a little counter intuitive, but you'd think that it would still never be allowed to reach a point of catastrophic failure! I guess the initial conclusion that might be jumped to is that the inspections may not have been up to par. In any case, Fabbri's in some bad sh*t t
  2. Yeah, it's really weird to me that nothing went off. The sprinklers definitely should have gone off, unless the fire occurred above them somehow and failed to heat them sufficiently to release the valve. And no fire alarm is definitely suspicious. The building has them; they should have worked. Someone's looking at a potential lawsuit here, because that's absolutely unacceptable that nothing went off. Get the right lawyer in here and yeah... money can easily be dispensed. But all of that said, I'm glad nobody was injured--partiers, firefighters, or Robb. Those are amazing photos. Tha
  3. Man, just epic stuff. Great pics, great time, and great update!
  4. Now edited to be a Photo TR. Music inside the station wasn't really music. I thought the "X2" whispers were funny. My friend and I kept on asking each other "what ride are we on again?" It amused us, although yeah, I can see how it gets annoying.
  5. Went with some friends yesterday and had a nice time. Park didn't seem super fantastic splendid in totall rebound awesome, but it didn't suck. Some park operations were amazing. Others were lackluster. Overall, it was a mix of the varying reviews I've read. X2 had a two hour wait that was probably up to 2.5 hrs when we got off at 12:40. The ride is nice, though. Not much smoother, but the new station theming, soundtrack, paint scheme, and fire effects do add a lot. The line has been redone and there are TV's that show random extreme sports vids and bloopers... and stuff from Break.c
  6. Awesome vid! Port Aventura is an amazing park, and it's good to see the traditional TPR vids back!
  7. Wow, looks like KSF better watch out. HHNH definitely has them beat on pure quality, and if they can up the quantity, we might have a new Halloween Theme Park king. I look forward to hitting HHNH up... even though it'll probably be the last Friday of October, which means it will be MAD crowded. Oh well. So other than the Terror Tram, it sounds like camcorders/cameras were perfectly ok in the mazes and scare zones. That's good to hear.
  8. Cool updates! Seeing Venus painted is kinda weird. But it looks like a super fun time with lots of train pics. Altho somehow, this trip seems less crazy than the Spain trip. Prolly cuz KT is there enforcing good behavior.
  9. Since I really haven't been to that many theme parks, I didn't realize that many parks had an enforced "put stuff in lockers" rule. I think I would be annoyed if I found out I had to pay to put stuff away, while I would pay it if I had to, I wouldn't be happy about it, and it would make me less likely to return. I think the same can be applied to the GP, who will overpay for stuff, but then won't come back as often if they're dissatisfied. To me, it all comes down to the fact that you "have to" pay for the lockers. Apparently, Busch Gardens and Cedar Points (both of which I've nev
  10. Everything about that TR was awesome, except for the fact that you mentioned "Margaret Cho" and "funny" in the same sentence without the word "not" in front of the word "funny." I expect better from you, Robb.
  11. I wonder what the wording of the surveys was like. You can totally skew a survey to say what you want it to say very often. If it's the same worded survey they've used since 2002, however, then it's okay. But this doesn't necessarily tell the whole story. On the other hand, I do think this year, Six Flags has gotten better. Discovery Kingdom was fantastic, and even SFMM hasn't been as bad as it's been in the past (altho I'm finding it's definitely one of the poorer-run SF parks).
  12. decent YouTube vid for The Grudge 2 maze: Skip to the 2 min mark for the start of the actual maze.
  13. (btw, I'm being sarcastic w/ the "win" comment, in case you can't tell)
  14. Oh wow, didn't realize there were like tons of updates before this! lol Hey Robb, in your first Port Aventura update, you make it sound like you'd never visited the park before. Was this your first time? Just curious. I took a swing last November and came away with the same feeling of "dayam, this is Europe's IOA" opinion that you projected. Also, it makes me feel slightly cooler if I know that I got one park credit before you did. (and several coaster credits) I didn't even notice the Stampida trains until someone pointed them out, but yeah, they ARE new! They weren't like tha
  15. Actually, the vid does convey the roughness. I can HEAR it. Badunk badunk badunk!!! Looks fun, but disappointing that it's rough. Oh well. Great pics, and is that really Hoffman girl on the log ride? What in the world was she actually doing???
  16. Not as spinny as people might expect or like, but it still looks like a really fun ride. I guess it's more of a rotating coaster than spinning (to me, spinning implies faster). But I think I'll try to take a spin if I can get some friends to come down with me sometime this summer! Thanks for the pics and the vid too.
  17. This should have been posted a LONG time ago, but I've been super busy with my final semester of college (architecture major doing my THESIS project). I'm done now, and between today and graduation on Friday, I really don't have much to do! So here's my review. Finally. Theme Park Review Coaster Expedition Vol. 8 “TPR’s UK Tour and More!” by Albert "Corkscrewed" Lam What I say about these DVD’s that hasn’t been said already? It’s almost like repeat myself every year, gushing over the fantastic fun adventures documented in these exciting Theme Park Review presentations
  18. Darwin was right. Evolution works. I feel sorry for the kid's family. I laugh at the kid.
  19. LMAO WTF?!?!?! From a HELICOPTER??? We don't have to worry about people like him. They're both crazy AND idiots. Don't think he'd be able to pull something like this off. But I'm glad he's locked up.
  20. http://www.themeparkreview.com/sfa2007/sfa68.jpg OMG double dip!!! Ah, the pre-trim days.
  21. Coulda sworn I heard this rumor a couple of years ago too. I very highly doubt Disney would ever build a park there. Looking at it from a broad geographical view, it's still too close to Florida. You'd have three parks spread across the same country at roughly the same latitude range. Plus... out of all things.. Branson?? How many major metropolitan areas are close to that? St. Louis. Kansas City. Dallas... sorta. Memphis In my opinion, some place like Ohio would be much better. Put a park near, say, Cleveland and you get Chicago, Detroit, New York, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati,
  22. I'm not Michael Moore fan, but I fully support what he did to Fred Phelps in this hilarious vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33-_9nOX8KM
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