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**** JUST ADDED FOR 2012! Follow The Big Mike Road Show on Twitter @bigmikeroadshow

 

 

Welcome everyone to the return of The Big Mike Road Show and the debut of the 2012 season!

 

Big Mike Productions is shooting for 200 updates in 2012 of amazing content for everyone on TPR's viewing pleasure!

 

This report on Liseberg is update #1 of 200.

 

The updates will consist of outstanding park trip reports as always, but also include fun and enjoyable things to see and visit near amusement parks all over the world as visited by Big Mike himself!!

 

The daily schedule will be as follows:

 

Mondays - A major park trip report!

Tuesdays - A fun and exciting place to visit near an amusement park I visited!

Wednesdays - A small park trip report!

Thursdays - A fun and exciting place to visit near an amusement park I visited!

Fridays - A surprise grab bag of a whole bunch of variety of things to post!

 

Not only will this be the best thing in Theme Park Review history, but the 1st 10 Mondays will all be everyone's beloved event, FIND THE DUCKY TRIP REPORTS!!!!!!

 

Big Mike is committed to finishing the Find the Ducky Contest and give a Valuable Big Mike Reader the grand prize of a free 1 week condo stay anywhere in Big Mike's condo clubs!! Anyone can still win even if you have never played before!

 

This Friday's "Grab Bag" update will be the Official announcement of the new for 2012 Big Mike Road Show "SUPER EPIC" Contest, which the winner will also win a fully paid one week condo stay, plus, $100 spending cash courtesy of The Mighty Big Man, Big Mike!!

 

If you want to jump the gun and claim your spot (only the 1st 164 entries will be accepted) in the contest before we officially announce it, all you need to do to enter is post a picture of yourself with a sign that reads "I love Big Mike" in front of any park that has a roller coaster! (See a few pics already submitted a page back in this thread)

 

BONUS NEWS!!!!!!!! - Big Mike just signed up for VIP service at his condo clubs, which entails the following VIP perks which my winners will also get:

* Early Check in at Noon instead of 4pm

* The Best located condo (oceanview, pool side) at the complex

* Completely upgraded interiors with perks

 

 

Big Mike is very proud to give all his Valuable Big Mike Readers TWO contests to win some serious prizes, so go ahead and have some fun with it and ya never know, you could be a grand prize winner!

 

 

This report is from Liseberg in Sweden and as every Monday update for the next 10 weeks, it is a FIND THE DUCKY game!

 

The objective is to count how many hidden rubber duckies you can find in the update and post the number you found after you finish reading the report. Just post the number, do not give away where you found them! Remember, you CANNOT "edit" your guess. If your post is edited, it will not be counted!

 

To find full rules and current standings, please check out page #1 of this thread!

 

Good luck everyone, and it is my pleasure to bring to you LISEBERG! It is also with extreme happiness that The Big Mike Road Show returns to Theme Park Review!

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Liseberg Amusement Park in Sweden!

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This is a FIND THE DUCKY game!

The ducky you are looking for this game is a white ducky with a black top hat!

This picture shows the ducky and gives a "hint" to where it is located in another picture in this update!

Do not count THIS picture in your grand total, count all the rest from here on out!

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Park Map!

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Once again, The Big Mike Road Show was given his usual VIP treatment!

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The park big wigs came out to greet us, which is always a nice touch!

Who knows whose big fat head this is blocking your viewing entertainment?

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Anyone who guessed Rich was correct!

Rich is showing some of the free gifts we got as VIPs, a Balder hat and bunny ears!

 

SPECIAL BIG MIKE 2012 DEBUT ON THE SPOT CONTEST!!!!!!!!

 

Anyone who attempts a guess at this Find the Ducky contest will automatically be entered into a randomly drawn contest to win this Balder Hat, these Bunny Ears, and a Big Mike Road Show Pin!!!

Look for hats, bunny ears and pins throughout this update and know that YOU can have them too!!!!! Good Luck!!!!

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VIP treatment also included Beer, Soda, Water, Chips, Pretzels, and Nuts!!!

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"I LOVE VIP treatment!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

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A really special perk of the VIP treatment was that we were allowed to hammer a nail into the Balder supports!!

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A display of complete happiness at this wonderful moment!

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As if that was not enough, VIP treatment continued with allowing us to write our names on Balder also!! Really???

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How cool is this????????

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Who can spot Big Mike's graffiti work on Balder??? He he he

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Awwww, KidTums writing on Balder too!!

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KidTums final product!

 

Maybe it is just me, probably is just me lol, but I see a naked lady in that picture!

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Mark and everyone else got to sign Balder too, but how can Big Mike make his stand out among the rest??

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Of course! Nail a Big Mike Road Show Pin right next to it!!!

This stands out just as much as Big Mike's Gold shirt in coaster pictures :)

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Now it is complete! :)

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Is this smile on Jon's face due to all the fun VIP perks we just got or is he smiling because it is actualy time to ride Balder????

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The highlight of the trip for The Mighty Big Man, BALDER!

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Two of the nicest people I have ever met ready to take on Balder.

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Here is the reason for the 70 degrees logo on the Balder hat we are giving away today if you guess how many duckies you found!

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Big Mike found Balder to be an endless airtime machine, and absolutely LOVED it!

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Here is my very good friend Dave on Balder and here is a story for you:

 

Big Mike was riding Balder during ERT, and a combination of 3 things led to some trouble. The 3 things were:

1. Big Mike sitting in the back seat during ERT with his lap bar on the loose side.

2. Big Mike with long arms raised high above his head.

3. Balder being an ejector airtime machine with one headchopper located a little too low.

Result - Big Mike smashed his hand on a headchopper!!!!

I get off after smashing my hand and tell Dave, who is even taller, to be careful!

Dave smashes his hand also even with my warning lol.

To this day, my finger hurts every now and then and I say "Damn Balder"!

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Kanonen!

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Some pics of friends on Kanonen:

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Big Mike gets artsy!

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Lisebergbanan!

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Train.

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Riders.

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Lift.

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Track.

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Rabalder!

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Track.

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Hold on to your bunny ears Bill!!!

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Lift.

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Woo Hoo! Big Mike riding Rabalder completes all the credits at Liseberg!!!

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Big Mike really has a special place in his heart for Lou and loves seeing her have fun!

Also note that Divv way in the back didn't have to hold his bunny ears like Bill did!

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Now that all the coaster credits were collected, it was time for a treat!

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We all stayed away from the Plopp though.

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Coasters done, treats done, now it was time to go play the crazy arcade games they have at Liseberg!

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Carrot toss into the horse's bucket!

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TPR takeover at the carrot toss!

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Egg toss too!

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Liseberg also has some crazy prizes too!

 

Look at the size of these prizes!!

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TPR takover once again, and the good news is all we have to do is have ONE person win and it will feed all of us!

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If you are not hungry, you can also win microwaves and vacuums!

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Off to more rides, like the Kallerado!

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Yeah, you can say Big Mike is pretty stoked to be sitting next to Lou :)

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What do you think everyone is looking at??

Nope, it is not Lou making out with Big Mike sadly.....

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........ It's this massive amount of wetness that lies ahead!

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The guys prepare for the impending doom.

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Poor Chuckster!

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Fudgey didn't fare any better.

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Have fun now guys, you don't know what lies ahead lol.

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Here is a nicely themed ride, The Jukebox!

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Big Mike sures does have a lot of pictures of Lou, now you know why :)

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Nice little hanging ride here.

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Big Mike enjoyed the ride, but could not figure out why....

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.... they had a naked pregnant lady running around inside?

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I see you guys hiding over there drinking beers!

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Big Mike loves when Valuable Big Mike Readers like Edward comes out to say hello on the World Tour!

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Now it is time to check out some of the other rides at Liseberg:

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Liseberg also had some very pretty fountains, and what better place could there be to......

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...... have Robin check off Sweden off the Official Big Mike Road Show T-Shirt!

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Notice Robin is wearing a Big Mike Road Show Valuable Reader Pin!

Robin presented Big Mike with a whole bag of pins that morning as a gift and that is how the pins started!

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The rest of the day and way into the night was spent just riding and re-riding Balder!

Balder landed as a solid #2 on Big Mike's all time wood list!

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Liseberg was fantastic and I can see why Liseberg should be an add on to every single TPR trip!

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Thanks to Theme Park Review and everyone at Liseberg for a very enjoyable day at the park and thanks to all the Valuable Big Mike Readers for all of you continued support!

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To enter the SUPER EPIC contest before it is announced this Friday, you just need to post a picture like this of yourself in front of your local amusement park!

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Finally, to enter to win these 3 cool prizes from Liseberg, just post how many duckies you found in this report!

 

Thanks to my beautiful girlfriend Megan for displaying them and for you for reading The Big Mike Road Show!

 

Also, make sure to hit "SUBSCRIBE TOPIC" at the bottom of this page to keep up with the rapid fire updates in 2012, you don't want to miss a thing!!!!!

 

Peace, Big Mike

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I counted 3 duckies (not including the intro one). Not sure if it's bad, good, hot, or cold, but it's still fun searching for one in every picture! This'll definitely be something I'll be looking forward to for the next 10 weeks! Thanks Big Mike!

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STELLAR! I love the BIG MAN and THE ROAD SHOW too. Thanks for including me in a photo at Balder doing the nail thing (and still to this day prob my fav park day ever!). The Jukebox is the best of its kind, and mmmmm...Liseberg's lingonberry sauce with meatballs...I miss it so much. Much love to you Big Mike!

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I counted 3 duckies as well! And it's great you're back, Big Mike! It was great meeting you at Six Flags Great Adventure last year during the North East trip! I went to Liseberg in July of 2009, and it still remains my favorite park. Lisebergbanan, Balder, and Kanonen are 3 fantastic coasters. Great to see your PTR's again.

 

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^ Another first time poster to TPR on The Big Mike Road Show!!!!!

 

Thanks, I get lots of satisfaction when that happens! lol

 

 

Keep those guesses coming, contest closes this Friday at Midnight EST!!

 

 

Peace, Big Mike

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love your expression!

 

I don't remember getting too soaked on the rapids. The flume ride was another story.

 

I think we were all anticipating a big wave at that moment, but it didn't really happen. Just got a bit sprayed.

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