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After the visit to Skara Sommarland it was time to drive to Stockholm, check out the "World's Largest Ikea" and for myself a quick stop at MediaMarkt for a new camera lens (after destroying the original one earlier in the trip).

 

After all that (and a little relaxing time) it was time to get moving again.

 

Time for Day 10 part 2..

First couple of hours at Grona Lund.

 

Included would be the first experience with Insane.. a ride which looks pretty basic from the ground.. but riding and enjoying it.. testing it.. and having a blast on it dit prove one thing.

The name Insane.. is totally correct. This was one Insane ride.

 

I do hope this first set of pictures will also give you a nice impression of this beautiful waterfront place. And yes.. i totally want to go back there (the sooner the better) and yes.. there will be more pictures from the time we spent there the next day before boarding the ferry to Helsinki.

 

anyway, enough talking, picture time.

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on the road again... i see something in the distance...

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not sure what this was.. but it looked interesting.. eeing the people walk on top of it..

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hmm, what's going on here?

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aha, a sailing event

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i see more in the distance..

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looks like a ferry..

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we made it

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spinning teacups..

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looks interesting... but..

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hmmmm

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but first things first..

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aftre some drinks it was time to check out the park

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some random people..

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one of the most appropriate ride names i've encountered so far..

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people and attractions everywhere..

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this just looks very interesting..., but will have to wait a little longer

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time to walk a little more and take in the amazing vibe

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next stop...

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credit..

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the sun was on it's way down.. and the lights were being turned on...

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plenty of green

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only in europe..

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so when's the next update coming Craig??

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hmmm

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looks like ocean race related.. time to relax a little.

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spinning..

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Vilda Musen

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a lot of track and metal

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impression from the side..

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right next to the water

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different angle..

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waterfront

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let's see.. 2 coasters, a power shot a drop tower.. am i forgetting something?

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food

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chair swing

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time to move on..

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Jetline

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another credit

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drop fun..

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Ok, time for part2 of this update..

 

By now.. it was dark, the sun had set... and the insanity was about to really start...

 

Hope you enjoy it and remember.. this is place is totally worth a trip and visit.

(or at least that's my opinion)

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yes.. it's dark... let's see what happens..

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ok, looks like they enjoyed the ride

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getting back into the station..

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thumbs up

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poor Craig.. he looks a little pale

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the before shot...

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some folks can't stop giggling..

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and the after effect..

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going for another spin

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another after effect

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screem if you like it...

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getting ready for another spin...

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and another after effect...

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time to say goodbye.. for tonight

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One thing (of the many) I love about Insane, its that it's right next to the water. The first dip and the brake run are actually above water, as can be seen from the pics. I just love Insane!

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^Yeah, it gets my vote for nicest view from a coaster. But then again, you only get to see the water and cityscape momentarily before the ride flips the hell out of you. Great stuff!

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Sorry to hear you don't like them.

 

here's a few options for you:

a) don't read my reports if you don't like them

b) try to make your own report to show everybody how it should be done.

 

as a side note.. i'm dutch, english ain't my native language, my sense of humor is different then that of most americans, i'm a bit (just a "tiny) bit older then you are and last one..

As you can see.. i don't take funny pictures.

My goal is to give a presentation of the vibe and atmosphere a park has/brings and showing the natural reaction of people on coasters and at the park.

 

If this is something you don't like.. so be it..

 

If more people don't like this.. i would love to hear that. I would then stop making these updates and saving myself 4 hours of work (per update) which could be used for other stuff.

 

regards

Hanno

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Hanno - your pictures are awesome and you have a much better command of the English langauge than I could ever hope to have of a foreign langauge.

 

Although your sense of humor is odd.

 

Keep up the great work.

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While everyone will be entertained by different things, I think most people will agree that:

 

- Hanno is an amazing photographer, and deletes better pictures than 99% of us would ever take.

- Every trip report is not going to be filled with spine-busting hilarity. There's room for all sorts of interpretations. And remember, some folks do not have the comedy gene, know this, and don't try to be funny (a lesson some could learn).

 

Keep kicking ass, Hanno. You rule.

 

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Aside from a few good photos, these TRs are really lackluster. No jokes, and tons of blah photos.

 

Opinions are like a certain bodily orifice--everybody's got one. Your opinion has been noted and logged.

 

As for mine, I'm looking forward to seeing even more of Hanno's great photos from a great TPR trip.

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Hanno's pictures that are good are good- they are sometimes included in IAAPA displays iirc. I agree that he has good ones.

 

I read TRs for unique takes on parks, and comedy is the hallmark of a good one in my book. I respect you not having English as a native language. But in my book, a TR without humor is as fun as looking up a park in Google Earth.

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Thank you Mattias, I had a great time at the park.

 

Here's a bunch more pictures. ;)

 

Time for Day 11 of the trip.

More time at Grona Lund before boarding the overnight ferry to Finland.

We were given a nice presentation regarding the past and future plans of the park and after that..

a well.. i guess the pictures will speak for themselves.

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the advertisement... was perfect..

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here's a park map.. just in case..

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early morning.. it looks so pretty and so innocent..

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yet the name is still Insane...

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let's see what's behind this door...

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behind the scene

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but wait.. there's more

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for all those machine nerds out there..

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looking up...

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ok, time to move on..

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there was a party planned for that evening...

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i see coaster track...

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plenty of track here as well

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right next to the waterfront..

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..not.. going.. to.. try.. to.. be.. funny.. with.. some.. sort.. of.. tree .... joke....

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looks like a fun ride..

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fire.. good

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nice way to wake up i guess..

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plenty of theming at this park

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more fire..

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looking up...

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loving the outfit guys

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time to relax and get funky i guess..

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nice mouse

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very nice mouse

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that's a lot of track..

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time to zoom in a little..

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hmm, funhouse...

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i see something yellow..

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train on track...

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just a small part of the city

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looks like fun times..

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why those worried faces?

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going down...

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looks like more folks are willing to give it a go..

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getting ready to drop...

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hitting the brakes

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next group of volunteers.. going up..

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going down..

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and hitting the brakes..

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Lou just looks way too happy...

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Group photo. Thank you all for a great time

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ok, time for the next group to experience the drop..

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starting the drop..

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brake time.. wish we had sound to add to these pictures..

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Hi Larry

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But wait.. there's more.

Plenty of Insane pictures in this part of the update..

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that's some big track.. or is that person just small?

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time to check out the funhouse.

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going up the stairs

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come on mommy.. this is fun...

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rocket lady..

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airtime

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the slide was going at warpspeed..

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just a random photo of this area of the park..

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yes.. there's movement..

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now why did i get on this ride...

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mommy

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just 2 of the characters walking around the park that morning..

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love the hair

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up-side-down

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screaming is allowed..

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loading area..

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going up..

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looks like they are having fun..

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random people

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love the hair

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underside.. for all the technical "nerds" out there..

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looks like holding on for life??

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just because..

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Hi Mike

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hmm, Sweden...

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Looks like Steve had a great time..

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don't make it spin.. don't make it spin..

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earplugs...

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why the long face??

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yup.. it's pretty high and big..

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and they were putting people through as quick as possible.. 2 trains on track was a common thing that day..

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time for a short break after all this Insanity.

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some random people

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there's no bad ride at this park..

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floating

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last picture of the park from the ferry.. Next stop Finland and Power Park

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Hanno, thanks for keeping this up. Fantastic pics as usual. I still haven't started my Scandi posts yet but it's intimidating following your amazing pics haha. Mattias is right, you captured the park in an amazing way.

 

Grona Lund had such a cool collection of rides in a great setting. Even in the US, something about parks on the water or beachfront that really add something special to the atmosphere. Insane + flipping over the edge and seeing nothing but sky/ water/ sky/ water....that was definitely something special.

 

Wow, I forgot how tall that drop tower is, my hands are clammy again LoL

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