Jump to content
  TPR Home | Parks | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube | Instagram 

PTR - The TPR UK+ Trip


OldJJman
 Share

Recommended Posts

  • Replies 46
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Day 7

 

We started out at Southport. Then 4 of us credit whores (Chris Belson, Karin, Jim and myself) rented a car and went to Gulliver's and Camelot. We then caught up with the others in the afternoon at Blackpool.

 

Hope you like the pics!

TPRday715.JPG.617d4bd56c25d86d76329ca94c444034.JPG

Next up: Gulliver's World

TPRday714.JPG.4d6912472ac1641a2b375972085841d7.JPG

As usual, gravity and friction are the true winners!

TPRday713.JPG.78299c791550f8879c74f52c14dd954e.JPG

Amazingly enough, the fatboys with "the camera of doom" take the lead!

TPRday712.JPG.ef407c1224072b17c39b670eb7647218.JPG

Racing trains to Timbuktu!

TPRday711.JPG.8a50d24e412e0d2f89ba4d911670be69.JPG

I had waaaaay too many "Foster's" mate!

TPRday710.JPG.838361ba6816c19e9dfac9d8eded17ba.JPG

Happy people on Cyclone!

(Cameron, look up here!!)

TPRday79.JPG.0af0693ac14875fe89b0b2facd6f032c.JPG

Cyclone looks good, and is older than me!

TPRday78.JPG.ab2f061a566ff815015b9035cb74dc95.JPG

Cyclone's impecable lifthill!

TPRday77.JPG.55f06f7625b0f5abe0190990393678ea.JPG

Elissa wonders why there's nothing poking her from behind.

Dan: (grunt)

TPRday76.JPG.130e4e5b982cd518d9ae1cdb240e4b8d.JPG

Like father, like son.

TPRday75.JPG.0667a6a967511e7a3420ab7d396652ca.JPG

Ryan was starting to rubb off on everyone. We all pounded the dinosaur!

Pound it, Dinosaur Dude!

TPRday74.JPG.6d26ab55e247539067a255c117386148.JPG

Robb attaching camera for the "exclusive" TPR pov.

TPRday73.JPG.633494d8cde37d4b9ae3e34de491070d.JPG

Until he goes up against Caseyzilla!

TPRday72.JPG.3e6c047e557ee742360b28c4d437fc06.JPG

Even the little dude can be "King of the Wheel"!

TPRday71.JPG.334e1723269a7d7383edcd67fe8f4f90.JPG

The real reason that Southport exists: THE WHEEL!!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

continued...

TPRday735.JPG.00e31a407f8af61f272d4db9af9a05c2.JPG

Even Camelot has a castle bigger than Disneyland!

TPRday734.JPG.d373d8df2223f94b9fdd06ce789b4849.JPG

The "ho's" getting their "credit" on the "POWERED" coaster!

TPRday733.JPG.d0e75d24939de32bd04589adecb22dbe.JPG

There must be tons of dinosaur sex with these random eggs all around the UK!

TPRday732.JPG.5205aaa2161fe73dc4deb68c68a613d2.JPG

Vertical loop (also painful) Been there, done that, thank God I didn't need this credit!!

TPRday731.JPG.b7b535fca20827a150c1a738dc90cc0a.JPG

Author getting credit and looking older than ever! (BTW--Damn PAINFUL ride!!!)

TPRday729.JPG.8071e1a89d838e76032f6414cd794c37.JPG

OoooooH! New credit!!

TPRday728.JPG.0396628ba05051aa327cbbd76dd33e72.JPG

The Ho's getting their credit!

TPRday727.JPG.80c83d85a99ff353356b83c5d56ab652.JPG

Next up was Camelot Themepark.

TPRday726.JPG.eda76025ff99080915853db08cca630b.JPG

After only 22 minutes in the park, we were chased out by a singing, dancing pig. (NOT Robb!!)

TPRday724.JPG.9bdb5e2582c2ddd00db4ef31f36a00be.JPG

Best place for a cutting torch! Across the tracks of the L&T mouse. (Missed credit, wah!!!!)

TPRday723.JPG.61c41c32b277608b77588ef57077fe64.JPG

The kiddy rapids ride thru Bangladesh looked .... um .... scenic?

TPRday722.JPG.745df309ab4eed55bd3833a6c327132d.JPG

OK. A double down followed by a double up, on a coaster with shock absorbers. Not a good combination. (and horses, wtf?!?!)

TPRday720.JPG.0590db8b58956fbebd209b69981bef82.JPG

Well, at least it looks cool (kinda)

TPRday719.JPG.5cfd587bf5b19984f40e6eed5eb295dc.JPG

OK. It's called "Antelope" and has carousel horses in the grass. Hmmmm....

TPRday717.JPG.700483f7ee6a4b4c3ad2e2334cb40fcc.JPG

A model of "Antelope" their wooden coaster, complete with missing track section.

TPRday716.JPG.576015f291b23453bab418d92478dd6e.JPG

Kiddy park. Kiddy coaster. What's a credit whore to do??

Link to comment
Share on other sites

continued....

TPRday746.JPG.11da0bf359046839e59bf6050cc36f9e.JPG

Dig Dipper station, and the end of this update.

 

To be continued soon....

TPRday745.JPG.55253d2da7f163a030d42c3f2004d53c.JPG

The mouse at Blackpool!! Coolness!

TPRday744.JPG.11abf4a81b5dd8fef12e429577a1805b.JPG

The Grand National was sporting new trains.

TPRday742.JPG.6c8b9275afa1fae959abb21a7e7742b9.JPG

Old trains rotting for no apparent reason!

TPRday741.JPG.ce2f7b437f93c3c33693037f2700595b.JPG

Damn!! No progress!! Just parts. Notice the turtle in the background. :(

TPRday740.JPG.b567a31b3e158218761b9dd54b2fd75b.JPG

Cool! Demolition in progress!!

TPRday739.JPG.598b1653a4719556f1a041b209972548.JPG

Vertical loop for Derek.

 

NOT a credit for me!!

TPRday738.JPG.c4d8ba4240e92a94f3fa18aa1e280223.JPG

What's with the "Italian Job" themeing near the Big Dipper??

TPRday737.JPG.148eadf9199993143d4e0343610e7f9d.JPG

Steeplechase wasn't open just yet.

TPRday736.JPG.80fa07df4a5368f9b5b633e9bc77a853.JPG

We made it to Blackpool in time for ERT on Big Dipper!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

My Day 8 - A complete day at Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

 

 

Lots of Fanboy/Fangirl pics!

 

Hope you like them...

Day8BPB18.JPG.5c548b4e9cde0cc47c30ca9d94332cc5.JPG

Ooooh Look! A "Hoffman girl" sighting!

Day8BPB17.JPG.b97b391d8117482d0060ff823968548a.JPG

The great view of Blackpool as seen from the "Big One".

Day8BPB16.JPG.84e112e572122ac3d644e4ed14cc3710.JPG

Coasters, Go-Carts and The Big Blue Hotel.

Day8BPB14.JPG.a7733ce9018b4635baa3c5895a06660b.JPG

Looky! I got to ride with an international superstar!!

Day8BPB13.JPG.b3feea9fec16ad482c115778fc2290f6.JPG

Yay! ERT on "The Big One". (No additional comments necessary.)

Day8BPB12.JPG.c07ea20aa07020a79429e7dd5b49e2c1.JPG

Motley Crue, heading for their next gig.

Day8BPB11.JPG.917fb64cc3a1ae665566ba2945bfbb22.JPG

Bling is distirbing from everywhere in the park!

Day8BPB9.JPG.4b5384d24828396b16ea7f3771e00de5.JPG

Space Invader 2. Some didn't get the credit. Oh well.

Day8BPB8.JPG.16f5f7ec6ce7677b45942820df455289.JPG

Happy boys ready to ride.

(Cameron, I'm over here!)

Day8BPB7.JPG.14aac17a7cb81414a018c90ddb7632be.JPG

A nice view across the park.

Day8BPB6.JPG.680105666732ffb1929e3c8c4dfba7ee.JPG

Oh Joy! Another lifthill! This happens to be on Roller Coaster.

Day8BPB5.JPG.a918364ff9154300ff51a860960414e8.JPG

Cameron, trying to get that TPR signature shot.

Day8BPB4.JPG.1104e432703944c6df93782a689286eb.JPG

OK, a lot of things wrong in this picture. But, at least Nicole is consistant and NOT looking at me for a picture!

Day8BPB2.JPG.cc507486277ad9cf34670c9f588d8e4d.JPG

Casey waiting for those infamous words "Casey, TACKLE RYAN!"

Day8BPB1.JPG.64ecead495cf4fa358f600cf1e40bdf9.JPG

The TPR gang wait for our early ERT on Steeplechase.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

continued....

Day8BPB35.JPG.d4cdfd801106535206e6f1281170dcd0.JPG

Imagine that! The "Hoffman girl" riding solo. What a shame!

Day8BPB34.JPG.f2faa3f57b9b71bff86a52527afae17d.JPG

Greg's excited and doesn't even know why he's here.

Day8BPB33.JPG.24cf2c11ff348124b2b3756c7d06489a.JPG

Next up, Bob Hoffman.

Day8BPB32.JPG.559bfa8eaf4de7470823258b4d03abaa.JPG

Chris ready to take on the wild mouse.

Day8BPB31.JPG.0a0dc4286be9686cefc246f93e888c6e.JPG

The kiddy whip was running fine.

Day8BPB30.JPG.7b856a092c33817157b33330e4fa0cca.JPG

"Look Ma, No old man boobs!"

Rich: "Why am I here?"

Daron in his bug catching mode.

Casey's just being a "Lookie-Lou"

Day8BPB29.JPG.d5b239c23ccd05705e6f5a475e35eb5f.JPG

The Zipper Dipper kiddy coaster.

Day8BPB28.JPG.271afb37b10874b27d9b22b5fc174f3e.JPG

The Clowns on the CCD coaster.

 

(Casey, Chris and Daron)

Day8BPB27.JPG.9c98135e36f13b25fa911375264fb902.JPG

This is so wrong and disturbing. How the hell did I get in the middle of it??

Day8BPB26.JPG.b49f133799c0d74c07b44654854f2af2.JPG

My BEST on-ride photo EVER!

 

Thank you Louise!

Day8BPB25.JPG.98d5d078bc51f95e6a6fcd967f00a9a2.JPG

Tommy and James taking their turns on Avalanche.

Day8BPB24.JPG.43ff9e443b688d8d8d1e9d8632248e45.JPG

I have yet to see the cars running. (sigh) Someday.

Day8BPB23.JPG.687055693f04b4d3997317ed5339cbfe.JPG

Big Mike leads the way on Avalanche.

Day8BPB20.JPG.9eb09feed0b3228cf482382aaf7ad9a7.JPG

The classic whip wasn't ready for operation just yet.

Day8BPB19.JPG.5222aeab154ebd8e9fc55dbb3cdd280f.JPG

OK. How in the hell does this sign warn me of giant seagulls??? Falling rocks, maybe. Seagulls, NO F'N WAY!!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

continued...

Day8BPB54.JPG.f496baec00e4de603a2b6eccc10a95cb.JPG

The sun sets on our day at Blackpool, and this part of my PTR.

 

Coming soon: Lightwater Valley & Flamingoland.

Day8BPB53.JPG.a660095fb23f7dc3aba6d39c1ccd6de6.JPG

Q: How do you get a pornstar wet?

 

A: Let her ride Vahalla!!!

Day8BPB52.JPG.6341bee4425964984c73b65b8b50330c.JPG

Richard not only wet himself on Vahalla, but split his pants as well!!!

Day8BPB50.JPG.0157a6ffc592cc6048be8cd07c153dd7.JPG

Bob Hoffman finally found a way to get the camera out of Barry's hand!! YeeHaw!!

Day8BPB49.JPG.2574f8b89f57ec0427b851cf17cd5cda.JPG

The Aussholes leading the way on 'Nash.

Day8BPB48.JPG.25ede3799909525b55bd6ff7b6b199eb.JPG

Cameron's trying to get a descent shot.

 

John's just trying to kill us!

Day8BPB47.JPG.a6afbc803f5a92451d18ee3869c47c42.JPG

Nice shot of 'Nash's first drop.

Day8BPB46.JPG.803646139f5fb19dfe9aad0d0ae6d3cd.JPG

Well, maybe not totally exclusive.

Day8BPB45.JPG.8934add1b7c35641462b233c30947697.JPG

Another exclusive shot!

Day8BPB44.JPG.95ff32b515144740bac9b2f8674bdff5.JPG

Exclusive backstage shots of 'Nash.

Day8BPB43.JPG.ee9be692540e054630c59c6f87dc5749.JPG

Notice the resemblence??

Day8BPB42.JPG.0480a004b90c1d7e3ada64cadf3d9eea.JPG

No wait on the Ghost Train.

Day8BPB41.JPG.96dee5606daab83790bfa65de17e54a9.JPG

The park owner had to convince Casey that it was safe for him to ride. He almost smacked his head on the lifthill anyway!!

Day8BPB40.JPG.83e36c7b27b8fcf2d1881553b009aea4.JPG

These thing really fly out there!!

Day8BPB39.JPG.2da0ac996106a05c0d76719443c7ab72.JPG

The cameramen!

Day8BPB38.JPG.a5bc54d7534737e43480d7a1cfd21f7c.JPG

The goodness that is Vahalla!

Day8BPB37.JPG.52d68f9566f3c39f0e76dbccbdb5bff4.JPG

Clint's smile may have to be surgically removed.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Day 9 started out a little early (after a very late night in the pub) and we headed out to Lightwater Valley in the morning with ERT on the Ultimate and later, the RAT ride.

 

An interesting park at best.

 

Then we headed off to Flamingoland with way too many Vekomas!

 

Enjoy!

Day919.JPG.82cb7e9bdca15de18a443eb6c6b5e814.JPG

If you ever wonder why Robb has no hair on the back of his hand...

Day917.JPG.6b0990dc3391bd2c5030b85123c4775b.JPG

Oooh! New credit! Grizzly Bear! (Whoop-de-f'n-do!!)

Day913.JPG.e821d914ca6029556b3e5de6e2afbc33.JPG

The "Hoffman" girl patiently waiting for the train.

Day912.JPG.8ce461b614a4ef7d3bf6011a93614e3d.JPG

The last of them.

Day911.JPG.1fada4f15adb939b7b2b169122b62383.JPG

More...

Day910.JPG.f07d7b642280ca6ae203bf5fdb5a5fc7.JPG

More...

Day99.JPG.45a959f9050b8856d99eab40c9047e41.JPG

TPR members taking their ride...

Day98.JPG.af7411e397368a06158e51967cdd40d6.JPG

Off into the wild blue..... whatever.

Day97.JPG.46934f82473d691af63596ff131beb07.JPG

ERT on the "Ultimate".

Day94.JPG.0461a9a83ac727cb1f83e8984b892323.JPG

Yes. It does say "Snack in the Mouth"!

Day95.JPG.d67c9f8480aac3db251f98a6ca44bd2d.JPG

The mad scramble for tickets!

Day93.JPG.1a581df76cac99b612a2957033bad524.JPG

We made it to Lightwater Valley!

Day92.JPG.0ff394501dc713f31308528f3816e65d.JPG

Even the Cheshire Cat made an appearance!

Day91.JPG.67749a19365b91369fab2406c25e758f.JPG

Snug as bugs in rugs. (OK, a cockroach and an ant!)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

comtinued...

Day933.JPG.83f6a62f247d8fad5e6e7380835e9ca7.JPG

End of the train ride, and this update.

Day930.JPG.5e7682a63ee9377bc7b34e569b22cbac.JPG

Grizzly Bear from the backside.

Day934.JPG.a9584fde2da6088a0e647bdecc0d5696.JPG

The "Toad Hole" signs.

 

No further explanation needed.

Day932.JPG.e7ebaf3ba3bf857b5d4dccbd848204bc.JPG

Doesn't it make you wonder why the men's is above the women's??

Day929.JPG.39762ed7405fee053088ec1d97d3a1ac.JPG

BOTBC taking the long way around to the kiddy coaster.

Day928.JPG.b6aea402559f48a80ebf48fa7a003be4.JPG

Wow! I didn't know that they had illegal mexicans in the UK too!

Day927.JPG.89cc4472e4c90821b98ed3959d64df76.JPG

OK, why is there a sign like this on the train??

Day926.JPG.75ddf477f55cb40756c7ec308915fdd6.JPG

Ah, here it is!

Day925.JPG.7f5d0b8394015092d7670c312328b89d.JPG

OK. Where's the train?

Day924.JPG.b4945546d95e580f4ad5dd92e3a62b7c.JPG

Rich (w/o the "signature move") getting his credit on The Caterpillar.

Day922.JPG.d0b269d44d2bf42da0a241adbfd3f1d1.JPG

I like how they put the new kiddy area out in the middle of BF nowhere!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The worm at Flamingoland was pretty far out there and I am not even sure if we took the best path either. We had to cross some weeds just to get to the damn thing.

 

When we finally got there the operator asked "How many times do you want to go around" to which I quickly replied "We only need one!".

 

Ah ... the life of a whore.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Continued with Day 9 and Flamingoland.

Day959.JPG.24b5a5c7e7287fb94a15922005682644.JPG

The "Tribute Cafe" for Joe.

Day958.JPG.ddbab29fb4bb66758002192281f97a7a.JPG

Obligatory torture device pic. (Corkscrew)

Day953.JPG.78763901ab066415d69c1f0811c468e8.JPG

More Velocity.

Day952.JPG.a88b3c1a80af40060eebd22c8f42d347.JPG

Velocity getting a bit sideways.

Day947.JPG.e3ada3249c142064d73fb8f08fa887ba.JPG

Big vertical loop!

Day944.JPG.9407fde1f710870fe8764d93675bc54c.JPG

You got to admit, Kumali looks pretty damn cool!

Day946.JPG.5a7305bc8ace40f62a35f5b3cb9098bf.JPG

Robb and Elissa coming down the first drop.

Day948.JPG.1fd333e2545889c109427338fd4c96c1.JPG

Time for KUMALI!

Day945.JPG.237c26d163f130f50910087610d17067.JPG

Random train pic.

Day943.JPG.9746326deff017a499e2b412f1fcc338.JPG

Lou enjoying the "OzFest"!

Day940.JPG.a7e99a49c00df8492ca57f507a605540.JPG

Obligatory pic of the mouse.

Day939.JPG.50aabcaf356ea04e2470e6e924291a64.JPG

Cameron: :(Grunt) My Nuts!"

 

Derek: "That felt good!"

Day938.JPG.d9701b300bcf678464f3364300088ad4.JPG

Derek and Cameron hit Velocity first.

Day937.JPG.ef4e905f1cc022d5fefa647681ebcaff.JPG

Random themeing?

Day936.JPG.62760ceda0a071acdbe7b69d010b12b3.JPG

Later in the afternoon, we made it Flamingoland!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Continued...

Day981.JPG.bfab8498b1b91823706404be259871da.JPG

Everyone had to get their final shots in, as we headed for the exit, and the end of our day, and my update.

Day980.JPG.1afa1868562e758c2202b29499227de9.JPG

Not only was Kumali a real surprise (because it was great) but it was very photogenic.

Day979.JPG.4306007a31b26482e40930055635b90a.JPG

... and head for the vertical loop.

Day978.JPG.e1fa8abac88123fff47dc27f34fecffd.JPG

I Love how Kumali's first drop hugs the ground....

Day973.JPG.2dfd322509d8a93bcafdd956c46160fc.JPG

We had to keep Robb and Elissa apart at this point, as this many Vekoma rides made them hornier than ever.

Day972.JPG.3393f1cc042f40d09adfaff23c7993f7.JPG

The chute-the-chutes went around the lion enclosure.

Day970.JPG.f78c9a1d3c44d6344e15a8848eab2518.JPG

A 'Screw with Velocity!

Day969.JPG.82023fb32f0295b93c15d9ed6f08d818.JPG

Gotta love the expenses spent and extensive themeing of all the buildings!

Day968.JPG.9bfb0699bcc2a528aabbe7c379960592.JPG

The skyway pretty much disected the park and zoo.

Day967.JPG.66d22d17cbe629d9b03edbc14a6b5be2.JPG

Smooth as a baby's bottom? You bet!! (Not like I feel their bottom's or anything.)

Day966.JPG.1dc92462d7955bd3021d809322a6650d.JPG

Kumali covered quite a large area.

Day965.JPG.c400b16d1cab49e0595df2a7d7d84a94.JPG

Another view with trees. Trees are our friend.

Day963.JPG.1a89c287fd1c2b2d765d91589a10b8ae.JPG

Kumali's king-sized cobra roll.

Day961.JPG.9b7b134cfc11bd2065ec9703de852180.JPG

Weiner Looping was also here, and it was a really great ride!

Day960.JPG.aefe22632235b5294849af4be555a7d8.JPG

Dreier Looping in it's heyday. Later it was moved to Flamingoland and operated under the name "Magnum Force". I really liked it when we rode it in 2002.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

oh yes the Lightwater day, **such** a smart idea to NOT go to bed the night before... hmm yeah real bright.

 

I still think the moron ride ops from The Ultimate still win as the funniest on the trip for the A$$holes with their crazy dj skills. And then was them riding in front of us with no restraints, standing up, and smaking their arms into a tree

Link to comment
Share on other sites

oh yes the Lightwater day, suck a smart idea to NOT go to bed the night before... hmm yeah real bright.

 

I still think the moron ride ops from The Ultimate still win as the funniest on the trip for the A$$holes with their crazy dj skills. And then was them riding in front of us with no restraints, standing up, and smaking their arms into a tree

 

Yeah Clint, GREAT typo there. Cameron shush! You were with us until like 1am, hypocrite! (I should also point out that if you're getting up at 5am, and are still in the bar at 3.30, staying up is probably a good idea, beats oversleeping anyway!)

 

That picture of us on the coach is priceless, we were soooo tired that morning. I had my "grumpy pants on" as Clint would put it.

 

Still miserable at the lack of pictures of the frantic search for Larry's belongings. And those women flashing...

 

Enjoying the pics so far Jeff!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.


×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Terms of Use https://themeparkreview.com/forum/topic/116-terms-of-service-please-read/