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Ha! With $700mil being dumped into rehab and new attractions, they could dump some of that money into a rehab of The Dragon.

 

Ya know, repaint, clean up..... maybe new trains perhaps, maybe, possibly. Or at least ones with NO OTSR!

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After my weekend I`m ready for the last update of our China/Thailand trip.

 

Part 4: Parks of Bangkok

 

Part 4.1: Dream World Bangkok

 

Coming to Bangkok in march/april is quiet hard, because it`s about 100 degrees fahrenheit (38 celsius) and it`s hot, hot, hot.

Dream World is a little bit out of the inner city, but with a taxi easy to reach.

We were amazed about this little park, because we didn`t expect a nice themed park overall.

The park features three coasters, nothing special at all: a swinging coaster by Vekoma, which is really rough as hell, a kiddie Junior Nessie coaster, and an indoor coaster called "space mountain" by Vekoma.

 

The park also features a medium size raft ride, a smaller splash, a nice walk trough haunted house, a special effects stunt show, some flat-rides and a big area where you can make "pre-fixed" pictures.

 

So the park is nothing special at all, but you feel like in a real park with some nice walkways, some theming and a lot of flowers and plants.

 

We enjoyed our day and we really liked Dream World.

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this is the little kiddie coaster

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the entrance to the raft ride

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a little splash get`s you soaking wet

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the vekoma swinging coaster was rough as hell!

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yummy

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a nice walk-through haunted house

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this was the stage for the animal actors show

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it`s one of the only parks in the world where you can walk next to an elephant

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this park was really nice, but the only downside were the toilets!

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they had about 40 of this pre-fixed photo opportunities!

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it was damn hot on this day (100 degrees fahrenheit or 38 celsius)

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nice gardens for the romantic ones

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entrance plaza theming

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Welcome to the nice Dream World, Bangkok

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Part 4: Parks of Bangkok

 

Part 4.2: Siam Park City

 

The way we liked Dream World, the other way round we hated Siam Park City.

 

There`s everything missing here we like at a theme park: good rides, nice theming and good atmosphere.

The parks looks right now more like a construction area than a theme park.

The only coaster in the park is a 26 year old loop the loop coaster, which is in a very bad shape. But hey, they`ve bought two Vekoma coaster from a park in the Brunei, so this problem will be fixed.

something more to offer?

Yes, some ugly kiddie areas under a roof, a real ugly entrance plaza and a real lame dinosaur hall.

But two things are better than the rest:

There`s a newer attraction called Jurassic Adventure, where you tour on a man driven jeep through a dino land - that`s quiet okay.

and the best thing at Siam Park City is the walk through haunted house - why? It`s good themed and it is one of the only houses where you`ll have to find your way in pitch black (not in every room) - that´s really spooky.

 

Okay, I read that dubaidave liked this park, but I really don`t know why.

So Dave, maybe you can post what I didn`t get in this park???

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so I think they should try to speed it up!

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this is the second vekoma they bought from the park in Brunei, and they want to open it this year...

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another kiddie area

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Yeah, the Jurassic time was great blahblahblah I also liked the movie blahblahblah But these are only plastic dinos and I`m really thirsty so please hurry up with your tour!

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one of the nicer things was the man driven jeep safari through a dino land

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this walkway looked better than in some parks - but hey, we`re in Thailand and the easiest thing to do is to get some great green plants in your park

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maybe this ride can help: the new bought Vekoma coaster (right from the Brunei)

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one of the children areas

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I rode some 400 coasters so far, but this one was in real bad shape

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this is the rough loop-the-loop coaster

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some 8 months to go - but hey, you can`t prepare early enough

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after you`ve entered the entrance through the castle you get greeted in this hall

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Welcome to our last theme park on our trip: Siam Park City - what an uninteressting park to end this trip

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Part 4.3 Random Thailand Photos

 

Okay, to end my long photo trip report I add some photos from our two last stops, the island of KOH SAMUI and PHUKET.

 

Both destinations are great for a relaxing stop, Koh Samui is more beautiful and more to chill but Phuket offers more activities.

 

I would like to thank all of you for your comments - I was really happy that some of you liked my trip reports.

 

Lookout:

Maybe I see some of you again in october, because me and my girl are coming on a big Halloween east coaster tour through the united states with some 22 parks and 150 coaster to see. We`ve planned to visit the areas of Montreal, Lake George, Boston, New Jersey, Philly, Washington, Williamsburg, Pigeon Forge, Atlanta, Charlotte, Tampa and Orlando.

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thanks for all your great comments and I hope you liked my reports. And last but not least I hope to see some of you guys on our october halloween east coaster tour!

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I`ll end this photo report with some photos from our hotel

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what a great way to learn thai cooking

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but just relaxing is not our business and so we decided to visit a half day cooking course

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after Samui we flew to Phuket, which is not so beautiful like Samui but there`s more to do...

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Samui is like heaven on earth

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one of the famous attractions on Samui: those two stones are called grandfather and grandmother stones (just look real hard for the grandmother stone - it`s hard to spot because of the shadow:-)

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also the pool area was really great

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plus an indoor jacuzzi

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this suite was not bad with 106 square meter, a private terrace and an outdoor jacuzzi

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they were overbooked and so they had to upgrade us to a royal suite...

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our hotel welcomed us with a cool coconut drink, but had bad news for us...

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terminal 1 and 2 on one picture

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the airport of Koh Samui is really small, this is where you get your luggage

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After busy Bangkok we flew to the lovely island of Koh Samui, which is one of the greatest beach destinations in the world

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If you need a great hotel in Bangkok, you can choose the Bangkok Marriott Resort because it is in the middle of everything but has a cool garden area where you can relax from the city buzz

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Some of your commenst/questions:

 

I don`t know why robb hated the Ocean park mine train so much, but we really enjoyed the ride on the mine train (okay the view is so awesome that I just ignored the not so thrilling ride itself).

 

Yes, Pearl Land has a walkway with a lot of copied figures like Mickey, Minnie, Bugs Bunny and other characters from disney or warner.

Really weird!

 

I`ve been to Nara Dreamland last year and I def. must say that I felt the ghost of Nara at some of the chinese parks

 

And it`s really sad but true, Hongkong Disneyland can`t compete with any of the other disney parks because it really lacks to much attractions and overall theming.

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Holy crap I've actually been to that Happy Valley park but I only got to go on that yellow Vekoma coaster and the hunted house that scared the crap out of me

And I think that I've been to that Dream World park too but the only rides I remember riding was the vekoma swinging coaster, the hunted house, and the cable cars

And I've also been to Disneyland Hong Kong and Ocean Park but in Disney I really didn't feel like I was in Disney but I never really appreciated Ocean Park until I became a member of this site. Maybe because I've been going there ever since I was little

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