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...and then OMFG AIRTIME!!! This right here was the most terrifying water park moment ever!!!

I am a waterpark fanboy, and I must say, that appears to generate more airtime than any coaster, drop tower, or other ride I have and/or will ever go on, and am now officially obligated to ride it. Exclamation point!

 

This park seems a lot bigger than it looks in the Index. I expect Larry to get right on to updating the Index page the second he gets back to Long Island.

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...and then OMFG AIRTIME!!! This right here was the most terrifying water park moment ever!!!

I am a waterpark fanboy, and I must say, that appears to generate more airtime than any coaster, drop tower, or other ride I have and/or will ever go on, and am now officially obligated to ride it. Exclamation point!

 

This park seems a lot bigger than it looks in the Index. I expect Larry to get right on to updating the Index page the second he gets back to Long Island.

 

I'm not even a water park fan, but I certainly just added this to my must do list.

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^ I sure did! Looks like fun when everything goes well but I guess it can be very painful also...

 

Great reports so far, guys! I'm really enjoying this. Katun looks very impressive, I hope I can have a ride on it one day... Is it also very forceful?

 

Have fun at Europa Park (no problem, I guess) and see you guys on Sunday!

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^Katun is very forceful. It's one of the best B&M inverted coasters in the world. It's worth visiting the park just to ride it.

 

I have to say, that having QBot available at Mirabiladia is a HUGE improvement. I like seeing this system show up at more parks.

 

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Awesome TR so far Dave.

 

Just to make sure everyone knows, I am not on the trip (I was supposed to be, but we're not going to get into that right now...). I (and other mods) are re-posting the pictures from Robb's Facebook account each day, for your TPR viewing pleasure. Robb & Elissa are doing all the work, as always, and it's them who should be credited with all the awesome photos and stuff we've been enjoying. Just wanted to make that clear

 

Besides, anyone that has paid any attention to me knows that it takes me years to post a TR, and most of the pictures are of, um, questionable quality at best...

 

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^But your captions are the best

 

Loving the updates.

Qbot at Mirabilandia IS an improvement (it would be in any park).

Movieland is great. But I've always wondered how do the manage to have all those characters in their park. Do they do that in an official way or do they just don't care about all the licenses and do whatever they want ?

With Ispeed at Mirabilandia now, it's time for me to plan another Italy trip I think

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U-571 It's a submarine simulator where they pretty much just dunk you under water. I'm not even kidding!!!

 

I wasn't dunked... I was waterboarded for 5 minutes as i was thrown off my seat and to the side as a pipe burst, sending a torrent of water down on my face. Everyone else is holding on for dear life to stay in their seats as my feet are in the air, kicking wildly as water is splashing everywhere!

 

I knew I was in trouble when the ride op said "When I blow the whistle... run!"

 

Run? Run!?! (cue the airplane bombing sounds and water is exploding everywhere.)

 

I did a moderate walk into the sub, but there was no way I was running down a narrow flight of wet stairs half the length of my feet.

 

Enjoyed my day though.

 

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And it's time for an update! Today the trip visited one of the greatest parks in the world...EUROPA PARK!!!

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Good morning everyone! Time to visit the best park in Europe! Europa Park!

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Wake up!!! You're on Blue Fire!!!

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Blue Fire was insanely smooth and totally awesome!

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Not only are the trains and restraints comfortable...it checks your heart rate while on the ride!

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Oh yeah...the launch was pretty cool too! :)

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Station shot!

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TPR's staff members were given a private backstage tour from park director Michael Kreft Von Byern.

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We were taken backstage to the most amazing attraction...the BEER!

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The infrastructure behind the scenes is very impressive! Tons of work goes on to put on the "show" the guests see onstage.

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A quick look inside the parks admin building.

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A few pieces of park history in the lobby.

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Lots of park history on display and even a gift from Disney! Can you find it?

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We were shown some of the sets and venues used for different events, concerts, and TV shows.

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Backstage at Posieden.

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Behind Euro Mir...

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Waking the service road behind Pegasus.

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Rare photo opportunity!

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Oh no! We're heading into the raptor containment area!!! :)

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The park has tons of banquet rooms...

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...theaters for private events...

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Look! Nature!!!

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Europa Park rivals parks like Epcot as the most beautifully landscaped, well themed parks in the world.

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Europa Park really is one of the nicest theme parks in the world.

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The outside of the bathrooms are themed...

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Piers calls this the Fancy Slide.

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Mommy's turn!

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KidTums' turn!

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Europa's bobsled that runs 5 trains and dispatches one about every 30 seconds!

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Mack does the most awesome themed Wild Mouse coasters ever!

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And now for a short break entitled "raclette time!"

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And what is raclette you ask? Other than being like sex in your mouth it's this most amazing cheese melted with a hot iron and scraped off...

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At first glance this looks foul...but....

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Get a couple of German pretzels, dip, and you've got the most amazing fondue you'll ever eat!

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Every ride at Europa just looks awesome...even the kiddie rides.

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Posiden and Silver Star...awesome.

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"OMG this is a lot of water!"

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Euro-Mir...one of the most amazing, bizarre, and totally unique coasters ever made!

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Euro-Mir has an awesome looking queue.

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And a techno rockin' station!

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The carousel theater (same style as Carousel of Progress) is opening in a couple of weeks with a new show to celebrate the parks 35th anniversary.

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Hooray! Hanno is back home!

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Mmmm...fresh crepes. Snacky snack, snack, snack, snack.

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"I can balance this cup on my head because I am fancy."

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KidTums does the kiddie bumper cars!

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Busch Gardens eat your horse out.

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It was time to tak an arcade break!

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"We have over 1,000 tickets! What should we get with them?"

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We got a Europa bag of crap!!! :)

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"NO VUVUZUELAS IN THE PARK!!!"

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More Europa awesomeness.

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There are tons of random rides everywhere.

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"Hello everyone. Welcome to England."

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"Jolly, jolly, jolly..."

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BOOB CREDIT!!!

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Bench: The Ride!!!

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Did we mention that the park is amazing?

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Best looking splash battle ever!

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No shoot! No shoot!!!

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Sklooshy skloosh, skloosh skloosh. Skloosh.

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I guess those are bulls.

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Did I mention that not only is the park awesome but the hotels kick ass too.

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Hotel Colosseo is the "European version" of a Disney deluxe resort.

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Noisy devices are forbidden!

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Europa Park celebrates 35 years! Awesome. Thank you for a fantastic day!

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