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ok, here we go (after popular demand)

 

Day 5 of this trip:

 

Bush Gardens Williamsburg.

 

A long day fun with a lot of ride time (including ERT) and one very very awesome backstage tour.

I had been to the park during a previous trip which made this a nice relaxing day. Really had a lot of fun and got to see plenty of new things this time around.

 

Anyway, i took way too many pictures this day and i have tried to make a selection of everything..

Hope you enjoy it and remember... comments are welcome ;)

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early morning.. i think i see something familiar in the distance..

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yup.. that looks like a fun way to start the day

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theming

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morning folks

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Illuminights

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something is different here.. sigh

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yup.. still pretty

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Festhaus. so close to home yet still so far away..

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getting ready for...

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the "loading zone"

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pretty ride, got a nice tour in this area

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ride vehicle

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underneath

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small preview, while walking part of the track

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the magic box

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spooky

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looking back

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more spooky

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unloading area

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they even let us in to the computerroom.. hmmm

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seen from the park

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goodmorning sunshine

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getting that magic shot

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little gliders

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little balloons

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boat ride, nice way to cool down a little

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a different angle..

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as seen from behind the scenes..

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Fire = good

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and the job.. keeping an eye on the guests and the fire..

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but wait.. the tour ain't over yet

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different angle

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watch out for those bricks

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inside the maintenance area

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nerd

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on our way to the next stop..

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Pub :)

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europe in the air, fun ride

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control room

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makes sence

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owh look... there's a movie to watch

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trying to give you an idea of the setup..

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it's haunted

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pretty building

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next stop of the tour

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the train just passed along

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but this was what we were looking for

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lifthill shot (sorry no train this time)

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who wants to hug some supports??

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going down..

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sounds like a plan

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just some things which we could touch..

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do i need to add words to this?

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used things

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time for some picture fun..

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hmmm

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more hmmm

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almost feels like you could touch it if you wanted to..

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guess what.. tour is still not over..

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maybe one day.. i'll be back in the snow again... (although i should not be making such a face)

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yeah.. lifthill with train..

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watch your head

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best used if after...

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pretty train, thanks for the awesome tour.. let's check out the rest of the park

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one of my favorite parts of the park..

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one of the reasons i like it..

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I guess this looks like a big Beer tent?

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long story short... not old enough

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sesame street

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waterride

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ok, that looks like enough people to me in this area..

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water and log makes a logflume

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fun fun fun

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ok, time for one of my favorite things to do at a park.. looking at people..

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yummie

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it looks so big

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that's a lot of water

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familiar faces

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going down.. or up?

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Dine with Elmo and Friends.. and the birthday surprise

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train

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owh wait.. the sun has set, pretty lights time

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this kids area had closed by now..

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castle

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and another angle

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more festhaus

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fun, lots and lots of fun.. i'll leave it at that..

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Fireworks time

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owh pretty

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that's all folks.. hope you enjoyed it/

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I most certainly did enjoy it.

 

Busch Gardens is one of my favorite parks and it's amazing how much it has changed since I have been there last. Also, that picture of the barren hill where BBW used to be, . Thanks for the awesome in-depth report Hanno.

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One of the best days on this trip for me (though every day was INCREDIBLE). I loved the 4 hour tour. Great photos, of course! I remember the fireworks. Shawn, Josh, and I went on Apollo's during it, and we got the finale as we were ascending the lift hill. It was awesome!

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Such an awesome day, despite the horrible heat.

 

Amazing photos, Hanno. As usual.

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This is about five seconds before Alexis' lanyard flew off and was lost to the pits of Griffon forever! Haha.

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Final update time :(

 

Day 6 of this tour was better known as:

King's Dominion & East Coast Bash !!

 

What can i say? It was good te be back at this park, get in the credits that i missed on a previous visit and have a relaxing day.

By this time i felt really really exhausted so i went back to the hotel during the day, the rest is history...

 

Is there anything else that i need to add to this??

ehm..

 

Lots and lots of thanks to Robb, Elissa and everybody else that made this another amazing trip. Thanks for sthe splendid organisation and all the amazing perks, tours and other random things we got to see and experience.

I've been toruing for a while with TPR and everytime i'm stunned by the energy and perfection that goes into these trips and the fun everybody has.

 

Now if i could win the lottery and do all the trips every year... ;)

 

ok, enough dreaming. Picture time.

 

As usual, this is a selection, posted in the order they were taken during the day.

It's sad that this report has to end.. but next year is not that far away... (i think)

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Early morning view from the hotel

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hmm, steel fun

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getting ready to enter the park

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let's ride

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first drop fun

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up-side down

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smiles are good

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empty parking lot

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more riders

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warning sign

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more riders

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damn it, i've been caught

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yup, looks like the train was pretty quick

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more first drop fun

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bit wider look

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next stop, new credit (for me)

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i was so looking forward to shooting a gazillion images here..

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ehmm... what's up with the hands and closed eyes?

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owh wait.. it's pooring down

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ok, time for another credit... (for me)

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second row.. (lol)

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pain?? joy?? i'm not sure...

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Rusty?? wth??

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ok, let's get ready for some fun after eating..

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are words needed for this??

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on your marks.. get set...

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the participants

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just some random things on the stage

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sunshine :)

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behind the trees

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everybody please pay attention..

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here we go

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that's one very big group

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so pretty and so big

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trying to get that one image..

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all camera's are pointing at a big piece of steel..

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i guess somethings happening to my left

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first drop, no problem

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who knows what's special about this piece? Email your answer to DAN! mrt0ad13@aol.com

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camera's, phone's and camera's

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zooooomm

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hmmm

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dorks

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ok, let's see if i can get some coaster images..

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big wheels

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finishing the turn and about to go up..

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eehhmmm

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love the hair just before th final brakes

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yeah.. there's also some old wood here..

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happy riders

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yeah, it's pretty big..

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lots and lots of folks trying to get that amazing image

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side view

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bunny hop fun

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scream is good

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why hide??

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the stairs

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yup.. looks like air

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trying to get another picture..

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smile and scream

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just flying by

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ok, time to move on..

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time to leave

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one final look back.. what a view

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That was the single best day I've ever spent at Kings Dominion. Finally checked out the water park, when the weather cleared and it got really hot. That lazy river was a lifesaver, and the Tornado slide was insane.

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More kudos for the beautiful shots, brought back some wonderful memories of a perfect day.

 

Also, I'll never get tired of the rider close-ups. The joy you see on so many faces just lifts my spirits, always.

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I'm just glad that the pictures, fantastic as they are, don't convey the extremely sticky humidity I was(n't) enjoying that day. But, besides that, it really was a brilliant day all round - seeing my best TPR mate Jason again, and not greying/blacking out on I305...at least, not until I got halfway down the train, certainly didn't make it to back row. I actually loved Shockwave, as well.

 

Great photos all throughout your threads, Hanno, and on a personal note, it was awesome hanging around with you at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson before our respective flights!

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