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Maybe Elissa isn't in any pictures because her and Robb are having problems and need to seek a marriage counciler with 16 years experience in the field. If things get heated, I'm outta here!

 

I recommend a trip to counselor Yoda on the isolated planet of Dagobah.

 

If you don't understand what this means then reread your esaay you damn Fresnoians.

 

BTW Derek RULES!!!

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What night did y'all hit HOS?

Saturday, and we did do After Hours. I really liked the ending, the whole going to jail set up was neat.

 

Not sure if I agree with the actors try harder at HHN comments (once again, I may be a bit biased), as I have walked through several HHN houses (Run (especially), DoT, and screamhouse mainly) where the actors look very bored and don't really go for the scare.

Well, I would have to say they definately work better in teams to produce the scare. HHN seemed more theatrical, and more planned. I also liked the use of water - A LOT - did HOS use any spray effects like that... anywhere??

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Can we keep this thread on topic with Florida and not about whether or not Elissa is pregnant?

 

--Robb "I think our personal lives is on the internet enough already, thanks!" Alvey

 

I have to agree! Any way, looks like a great trip! I really need to get down to Florida again soon!

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^^After Hours had some water effects at the bar area.

 

Instead of creating yet another PTR for the awesome weekend, I figured I'd just piggyback here. If people see the pictures, great!

 

The only major fluck up for me this entire trip was the delay in getting there, causing an even greater delay. Airlines stink, especially when you have to take the last flight of the night because you don't want to take any time off of work, yet flying the next morning still wouldn't get you into the area until the afternoon, even if you took the earliest flight!

 

Being all tired and travelled out, I forgot to unpack my camera when I finally got to Epcot and we high tailed it into the park, so there are no Epcot pictures from me. Instead, enjoy some Cypress Gardens!

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And no Derek update is complete without a picture of Derek. And bonus! Guy too!

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Also in said sink hole, a Zamperla Disko!

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The original Cypress Gardens sign, still in its original location, next to the sink hole

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Final credit for those who were desperate for it. Robb, hard at work again! Poor guy

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New credit for me on this trip! Too bad we didn't spin that much in my car, which was packed just right for normal spinning madness

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After the first lap is complete and the credit is achieved the fun can begin, like hand slapping!

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The ultimate sign of a credit whore, a Zamperla mini-mouse, made specifically for people like us

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Robb, hard at work

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Luckily no one died on that day

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Triple Hurricane, I opted not to ride for fear of falling out

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A Vekoma roller skater with opened front trains

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Woot, the rides area

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Just a few from Busch Gardens

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Oooh, Shakira pretty at night

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Things to do: Train with Astromech Droid, Fresnonian Rap Dance Contest, essay on Dagobah, councellor, homework

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Only one thing can save us now, the lightsaber of justice!

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I am so confused!

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And then they kill him??

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and Oprah was there??

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Control, alt, Deceased was odd

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Trenchy rides are good, especially inverts

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And Montu has an Immelmann too. B&M hasn't made an Immelwomann yet

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Montu has a vertical loop, didn't you know

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I'm a vertical loop, my skeleton is made of steel

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Looking under the lift is weird

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around the lift we go, wii!

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mmm, Vertical loop penitration

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Zero G roll, formerly the "Kumba thing"

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I would have to say yes, and now with brighter crisper paint!

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Is there a finer corkscrew in the park than Python's mighty 2?

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Sheikra sure is easy to take pictures of, and they're all so pretty, just like Shakira

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Yup, this is the second drop

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Here you see both drops. See!?

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Why, how about a rear shot!

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What could be better than a frontal shot of the water effect?

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Going into the second drop tunnel thing

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World's largest sideloop

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In case you thought we were at Busch Gardens Europe, this is Sheikra, not (Peter) Griffon

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One goes up, one comes down. But look out for those bees!

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Say hello to the only coaster with 3 rows of 8, with a floor to boot

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Sheikra has two drops, just like Shakira has 2 hips, and they don't lie

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OK, I lied, this is the real reason we were here

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A few of the mazes and shows displayed at the entrance

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The reason we were here, Howl O Scream

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Montu, from the parking lot. Not a parking lot coaster

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Not much to report on from Disney, as I've been there like 5 times this year so far (I think that's the most visits I've had to one park, and I live 1000 miles away!)

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But she still agreed to a photo (or 50, since everyone with a camera took one. Someone in line said "is she a celebrity?")

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A little bit of awe from the boys over Elissa's headgear and Clarise was getting a bit jealous

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Chip escorts his woman out to meet and greet

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Lead by Stacy, Elissa was on a mission. Wes has Mission: Senise, Elissa has Mission: Clarise

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MGM was pretty dead (so dead that I didn't even have time to stop to take a picture of good Tower because there was no line!)

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Just wanted to let everyone know, I'm bringing monkeys back. They like to throw their crap... =)

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The Forbidden Mountain to be exact

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What's that I see thru the telescope? Why its a mountain!

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TPR Party Bus, getting ready to "roll out"

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Say goodbye to the TPR house, until next time

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What night did y'all hit HOS?

Saturday, and we did do After Hours. I really liked the ending, the whole going to jail set up was neat.

 

Not sure if I agree with the actors try harder at HHN comments (once again, I may be a bit biased), as I have walked through several HHN houses (Run (especially), DoT, and screamhouse mainly) where the actors look very bored and don't really go for the scare.

Well, I would have to say they definately work better in teams to produce the scare. HHN seemed more theatrical, and more planned. I also liked the use of water - A LOT - did HOS use any spray effects like that... anywhere??

 

Yeah, I picked up that you hit After Hours, I just don't think you guys went through while I was on set (I would have recognized TPR shirts and stuff (looks like some of you were wearing them) and would have said something (TPR get on the truck, or something non-witty like that, I wish I was witty)).

 

As Derek said, their is a spray effect at the bar in After Hours. Also in After Hours, there is an artist on a platform that sprinkles blood (water of coruse) in guests face. And finally in Freaked, there is also a spray effect (I believe the first carny at the left fork (first time it branches) has a sprayer). I actually think HHN overused water a bit this year (the inclusion of water effects is in almost every house)

 

The ways the houses are laid out, and actors placed make it a bit tougher for us at HOS to team up. But there are instances where this happens (Freaked does a good job at this, and I'm able to team up with the Sliders sometimes for scares, but last year I was in all by my lonesome in a little corner in deathly departed, making it impossible to team) PsychoPath over at HHN was one of my favorites this year just because the actors did a great job at teaming up for scares, I was like a friggin' ping pong in that house.

 

And once again I defy basic grammar and probably misused parentheses way too much.

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So for those of you who were on the trip... Remember how it was 95 degrees and really hot and sweaty every day? Well now that you have left the temperatures have DROPPED. I needed a jacket today. WTF?!?! Quit bringing weird weather with you!!

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So for those of you who were on the trip... Remember how it was 95 degrees and really hot and sweaty every day? Well now that you have left the temperatures have DROPPED. I needed a jacket today. WTF?!?! Quit bringing weird weather with you!!

 

Yes, WTF. I can not believe the weather changed so fast! It really looks like they always bring the good weather with them!

 

Hey Reed, also a big thanks to you for driving me in the last days!

 

--Sören

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With the cold weather coming to Florida, the TPR gang should have stayed a few days longer because it would be perfect weather to throw Ryan in the pool.

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Basically, this trip was the singlemost fun thing I have done in quite some time!

 

 

 

Between meeting some seriously awesome people, finally visiting the parks I've been drooling over for the past 17 years, and the Carousel of Progress, I can pretty much die happy.

 

 

 

 

Now all I need to do is win a bet...

 

-Jahan

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Basically, this trip was the singlemost fun thing I have done in quite some time!

 

 

 

Between meeting some seriously awesome people, finally visiting the parks I've been drooling over for the past 17 years, and the Carousel of Progress, I can pretty much die happy.

 

 

 

 

Now all I need to do is win a bet...

 

-Jahan

 

Robb / Elissa -

 

I dont know If i actually gave you a full blown out appreciation. SO...here it is...

 

Basically, you saved me from the horrible home life of Being a Fresnonian for 10 days. You took me in, fed me and such. Much appreciated. You guys are both such awesome people (As you read in Jahan and I's Note...Bastards) and I care for both of oyu very much. You guys mean a lot to me.

 

I really do appreciate oyu guys puttin up with me and being such good friends to me. For that I thank you both.

 

The trip was very awesome. I loved every bit of it. Non stop action, and by that my feet hurt BAD. You guys really know how to put on good fun. Although I think Elissa is STILL intimidating, i had great fun.

 

Thanks SOO much!

 

-Ryan

 

P.S. Jahan, im SOOO going to beat you and Joey!

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So here is the final batch of the preview photos. We WILL be doing a full blown update with photos and videos. We took nearly 1,000 photos from this 5-day trip so there's a lot to sort through! We'll get that done in the next couple of weeks so until then......

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And finally, we end this preview photo TR with a crazy group pic from HHN!

We'll have a full photo and video TR coming soon with hundreds of park pics and all the antics from the TPR house!

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"I WENT TO DISNEY WORLD AND BECAME A JAMACAIN MON! RASTA! RASTA! WHERE'S MY BOBSLED?"

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The two aussies sharing picture at the end of the table. Awww...don't they look so cute together?

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Elissa just came again! Um...hmm...yeah...that one was meant to be dirty!

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Elissa just came......to Disney/MGM Studios to find Chip N Dale & Clarice!

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"I HAVE THE POWER!!! BOW DOWN TO THE LIGHT SABER OF JUSTICE!!!!"

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We could not leave Orlando without us slapping our Dicks one more time on "good tower" (and when I say 'dicks' I mean Richards...there were two Rich's on this trip....)

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"Dark Places and Scary Dinosaurs......but mostly dark places!'

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DAVE!!!!!! Oh, wait, no...Dave, what are we about to ride? "We are about to ride the BEST ride in the world.....DARK DARK DINOSAUR! The ONLY RIDE in the world that gets dumber EVERY TIME you ride it! It's an amazing feat of engineering!

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It was time for THE HIGHLIGHT of the entire trip. The REASON people came on the Orlando trip. It wasn't HHN, wasn't Mickey's, wasn't even that amazing Waffle House with the Chili Hash Browns....it was....

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Deja Vu!!! Oh, wait, no...that's a different Vekoma ride! =)

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"I'm ALIVE!!!! I don't believe it! I'm STILL ALIVE!!!!"

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It was time to say goodbye to the "TPR House." It looks so peacefull outside, but if people ONLY KNEW what was really going on behind those walls....

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I have just updated the front page with a lot of photo trip reports from the TPR Orlando trip. If you haven't checked the first post of this thread recently, please check it out now...there's a lot of GREAT photos to see:

http://www.themeparkreview.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=271146

 

--Robb

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Wow! Looks like alot of fun guys! Glad to see your all having a great time.. and wow... the cypress gardens pics. I haven't even been there in a long time! They STILL dont have that little Fiesta Express painted? I guess they're just going to leave it that way, but I thought they would at least paint it!

 

Anyways looks like alot of fun!

 

-Justin

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IMHO, I thought the whole trip sucked!

 

Between all the hi-larity, awesome parks, silly antics, uberposh house, impeccable planning, great eats & tres' cool people. I had a miserable time.

 

It was so awesome hanging with you all. It was great seeing old friends, and a joy to meet new ones. Cool people are what realy make these trips the supreme fun that they are. You all are way cool people. WTF your doing letting me into your circle still dumbfounds me!

 

What's that you say? I'm awesome too? You know what. Your right! Hell, just allowing you all to bask in my aura of divine greatness makes you a better person for just being seen with me. I cover you all in the glow of my light sabre of justice, and thereby make you an immortal.

 

Yeah, right! On Dagobah!

 

 

Awesome job Alveys! I realy don't need to say how great a trip this was. But I will. THIS WAS A GREAT TRIP! You guys rock hard! I can't wait till next year!

 

JCBOF!

SSDWC!

Good times!

 

Guy "officially Guy T. Koepp Ohana" Koepp

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