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When I was at Mt. Olympus last week, the lapbar for the back seat of cyclops was missing. Upon further inspection I noticed that they didn't unbolt it and take it off, but it had actually broken and snapped off.

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I say keep the fatties coming - I had a feeling your Mt. Olympus segment would deliver quite a few! That was a crazy day. Those ride ops were so disinterested and lethargic it bordered on hilarious!

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My Olympus was a fun park. The wooden coasters were really good but a little rough for me. I kinda wished we went to the water park, the giant wave looked really fun.

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FINALLY, THE LAST DAY OF THE TRIP!!!!!

 

After taking way too much time off, it's time to finish this trip report! Our final day of the trip was Valleyfair in Shakopee, MN! It also turned into DOMO day! You can read more about DOMO day here, but remember to visit this report when you are finished! Anyway, thanks again Robb and Elissa for an INCREDIBLE trip! We have a ton of fun, and met a lot of awesome new people! TPR is truly the best way to do a vacation! Thanks for following along on our trip! On to the pictures!

 

By the way, THE CAPTION CONTEST TO WIN A COOL PRIZE IS IN THIS UPDATE!!!! Look for it in the pictures below!

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Welcome to Valleyfair!

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I wish more parks would do this. It saves so much time, and lets the ride ops not have to be the height police

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Behind the scenes of a group picture

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Yeah for the TPR sign!

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Sorry Joey, hand them all over.

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Wild Thing greets you as you walk in

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That’s a pretty big looking lift hill

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This could’ve had amazing airtime if it wasn’t so slow!

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Still a fun ride

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Chuck is ready for the first ride of the day!

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Wild Thing ERT is always a good thing!

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Yeah, you’re one Bad-A Number One Mofo on that coaster ;)

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Steven’s hair fits perfectly with the Wild Thing theme

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First stop after ERT? FOOD! These were cooked perfectly!

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As long as it clicks, you can ride!

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Watch out Amy, it’s trying to eat you!

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Is this a food, or something obscene?!

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We must have had six orders of these this day. When they are fresh, AMAZING, when they aren’t, TERRIBLE!

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Excalibur causes you to go through all the stages of accepting death!

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Xtreme Swing was a lot of fun, but too short.

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Weeeeeeeeeee

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The guy in the blue shirt just crapped his pants

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Robb wins a DOMO!

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Not to be outdone, Jake and his intimidating posse win one as well

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Time for a snack. This time a corndog that tastes like it was heated in a microwave

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Time for Steel Venom! The ride would be so much better if it actually went into that cloud of death!

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I love the faces people make!

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Jake is being an irresponsible father and almost lets Domo fall

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We had an awesome Taco/Burrito Bar for lunch!

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Dave is so excited for the Bathroom ERT he is going to be having tonight!

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I grabbed some more Funnel Cake Fries as a pre-lunch snack

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A special guest appearance by the now retired Colonel Ohoompapa!

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The Yellow Jackets were included FREE with our drinks!

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Amy is one of the few TPR members responsible enough to babysit Domo

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We each got one of these awesome magnets as a gift from Valleyfair! Thanks!

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Out with the old, in with the new

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This is going to be an Awesome Show...I mean, accident waiting to happen!

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There are microwaves, and then there are microwaves.

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Domo posing for a picture

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This is what Valleyfair thinks of the Universal/DreamWorks partnership.

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If you were ever wondering how they wash and clean the wheel bearings, well, now you know!

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Power Tower is a standard S & S Tower

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And….drop

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It’s better when you can’t see anything because of your hair

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Two classics. Yes, Domo is already a classic.

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Renegade was an amazing ride!

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Two tools in a field

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We had an awesome walk back tour

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Neil was a little creeped out by an adult (questionable) male walking around with a stuffed toy.

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No clue what the dude in the pink shirt is doing, but the one in front forgot to protect his ‘family’

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Renegade definitely was the surprise coaster of the trip for me.

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Fun drop!

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The kid is like, “hell yeah, but since I'm riding alone I don't want to draw attention to myself."

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I think someone just had a stroke

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More fun faces

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Renegade zooms behind Amy

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I agree! Brian is a.......Great Guy!

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No Robb, don’t eat it!!!

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Quick, show us your best "What do dumb Americans look like" face!

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Is the lady in blue sitting on a seat divider?

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Chicken Nuggets, microwave quality, Cinnamon Roll, delicious!

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The family raft ride went through some really nice areas

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Olivier is too exhausted to move anymore. He is still there to this day. :'(

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One of the elusive credits of the trip

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Many tried, but all failed.

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TP Dave will get it anyway he can!

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Corkscrew was rough, but there are a lot worse!

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They seemed to enjoy it.

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Now that’s safe!

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Good luck you two!

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Robb and Hanno are thinking, “Why the hell did we do that again?”

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I see some TPR members in line for a credit!

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Corkscrew’s Corkscrew

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Nice people shots.

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Corkscrew is in a really nice area

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***Ok, here is the caption contest! Best caption for this picture of a couple of no teeth mid-westerners (as decided by me) wins a special prize!***

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Here is the prize! This was called a “Cassette Tape.” It was used many, many, many years ago to play music! I’m sure they are going for a ton of money of the Antique Roadshow, and it is signed by Leslie Hall and other Famous TPR members!!! I mean, this is Priceless!!!!!

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Heeeeyyyyyyyy!

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They were stuck in the shrub maze for hours

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How easily we TPR members are amused.

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Domo decides to be a farmer

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Pizza on a Stick = Circular Hot Pocket with a cold center on a stick

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Chuck always knows how to get the girls. Video to follow!

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Twisty!!!

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More fun faces

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DO NOT TOUCH OUR DOMOS!!!!!!

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Whoooosh!

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Dan is so skilled that he can even keep a perfect pose on the launch

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Next up is our farewell dinner; so naturally, it’s time for a milkshake! It was delicious!

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Dan was feeling a little anti-social at dinner.

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Buffalo Wild Wings is always amazing!

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TP Dave and Michael attempted the Atomic challenge. TP Dave was crying for quite a while!

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Why So Serious?

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Swings at night are always fun!

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And now it’s time for our final ERT of the trip, RENEGADE! It was running so amazing that night. Seriously one of the best ERT sessions ever!

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And then we came home to this! What the hell were our cats doing while we were gone? Did Angus McNasty stop by while Chuck was away?

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And then we came home to this! What the hell were our cats doing while we were gone? Did Angus McNasty stop by while Chuck was away?

 

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"Who? Me?"

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I love, love, love your trip reports Joey! You always include some really amazing photos plus some pretty funny captions.

 

Awesome job

 

Thanks!

 

I don't even know where to begin with a caption for that picture... was that the the new "National Lampoon presents Devils's Rejects Vacation" movie poster?

 

And you are the first entry, which means, you are winning so far!!!!

 

Is it just me or does no one in MN wear shoes? Just look at some of the first pics of Steel Venom and Power Tower...not one person is wearing shoes!

 

A lot of people also forgot to wear their teeth that day

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***Ok, here is the caption contest! Best caption for this picture of a couple of no teeth mid-westerners (as decided by me) wins a special prize!***

 

Hmmm...that's a tough one, but I'll go with: You might be a midwestern redneck if you think Corkscrew is the greatest invention since Coors Light, Hanes Wife Beaters & John Deere tractors.

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Fantastic TR, Just read the whole thing!

 

As for the captions:

 

Guy on left: Hey Billy Bob..

Guy on right: Yeah..

Guy on left: I think I just lost my teeth.

Guy on right: You are so screwed.

Guy on left: I know (said in a very redneck way)

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Such a fun day, but sad at the end because it was the last day. I forgot about the kiddie credit we missed, was anybody able to get on it? And Renagade was a really good end for the trip!

I'm still trying to think of a good caption for the contest...

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