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Sadly, I once again likely will not be able to do a TPR trip this year. But the three I've been on have been three of my top five best vacations (and the Behemoth-Flyer tour provided what I still consider the best "OMG, how is this even possible?" day of my life thus far). For anyone who may question the amount of planning and expertise that goes into these iteneraries, consider not only the "rain detour" on the recent Levia-Thon tour, but also this:

 

The year I was on the UK trip was the same year Mt. Whatchamacallit was erupting and wreaking all sorts of havoc on European air (and in some cases land) travel. Fortunately, the eruptions stopped by the time of the trip, and it turned out to be a non-issue... but from what I understand, Robb and Elissa had a volcano contingency plan in place just in case.

 

Let me repeat that: a Volcano. Contingency. Plan.

 

If Holiday World isn't included on a trip, there's a reason for it. If the route a bus takes seems a little "odd," there's a reason for it (often with bonus ERT at the end). If the ratio of Peanut M&Ms to Starburst in the TPR snack bag is 40-60, there's a reason for it. And all of these reasons work out in your favor. Just go with it.

 

I'll admit that I was slightly skeptical on my first trip, handing over a grand to some random people I had never met so I could get on a bus with 40 strangers and ride roller coasters for five days (and I didn't even like coasters at the time--I just wanted to see the parks). It turned out to be the best decision I've ever made, and the Alveys have received some portion of my annual gross income every year since.

 

That said, is there any way to add a few days in Disneyland onto the Mexico tour? I think that would really justify the cost of that trip. And maybe we could stop by Castles and Coasters on the way. I've been thinking about this for the past 10 minutes, and I see no reason why it couldn't be incorporated. Thank you for your consideration of my brilliance.

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I love when Robb gets everyone pumped during ERT times. Some of them have been really epic!

It's great to hear this. There have been times where I feel like I'm wasting my energy. But glad to know it's appreciated by some!

 

 

Yes, on the New Hotness Tour at Kings Dominion, they gave Robb a microphone for ERT. It was was awesome to hear Robb (after a long day of awesomeness) still getting us pumped for Dominator.

 

I hear kidney's go for about 10,000 in India. I really want to go on 3 of the tours announced this year. Hmm

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Well i can say, the more i think of the idea for Taiwan/Singapore. The more it's feels lik this is THE time to go... But on the otherhand there's -> and the Rocky Horror PIc.. ehh i mean Rocky Mountain Coaster collection..!

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The mini-UK trip looks fantastic. I haven't been to the UK yet, so this looks like the perfect opportunity to go.

 

Also the Mexico trip is interesting. I went earlier this year, and I highly recommend that people visit. It would be a good first-time international TPR trip for Americans, as its close/cheap/short.

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I was going to save my funds this year but damn your teasing me with these great trips. Would love to do them all but I am still trying to figure out if I will do one or not. Guess I will just wait for the fliers to decide.

 

Definitely interested in Singapore, Japan, West Coast, Texas, and Mexico.

 

Also anyone in doubt trust me when I say you can trust Robb and Elissa when it comes to their trips. I did Italy and Europe (I swear I will get around to putting together the TR) with them last year and it was an amazing time and they really excided my expectations. They were very well organized and went out of the way to make sure everyone had a great time!

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The TPR trips that I have been on have been the best vacations of my life! Well, except for that 2 weeks in Tahiti when I had an over water bungalow and I went swimming with the sharks. I should clarify, the TPR trips that I have been on have been the best vacations for under $10,000 that I have ever been on! Go, you'll have an amazing time. If you like theme parks and roller coasters, there is no better way to experience them than with a group of TPR enthusiasts. The tours are impeccably organized and delivered, kind of like Michelle Obama's speech last night!

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Choices choices choices!! Looks like a great lineup for 2013, unfortunately I think my choice of trip will be dictated by the vacation calendar at work!!

 

Time to start negotiating, Loving the look of Aisa!

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I love when Robb gets everyone pumped during ERT times. Some of them have been really epic!

It's great to hear this. There have been times where I feel like I'm wasting my energy. But glad to know it's appreciated by some!

 

Of course I appreciate it! I figured you and Elissa get tired of hearing me thank you guys EVERY day on the trips. They really are amazing and I only wish I would have started going on them sooner. I hope you guys continue to do them as long you both can.

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As of now it doesn't look like I'll be able to swing any of the trips for next year. I am happy that you guys are possibly coming to Magic Springs though! I'll probably meet up with some people that decide to go on that trip when you guys come. It'll be good to be around some TPR people again.

 

Oh, and if there was a bash at Silver Dollar City, I would DEFINITELY be interested in doing that too.

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The tours are impeccably organized and delivered, kind of like Michelle Obama's speech last night!

 

But with a lot more substance!

 

I don't think we need to hijack the thread bringing in politics.

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The Texas/Midwest is screaming my name. However for some reason school here in Florida starts around August 10, which means the timing may be a bit off, and I won't be able to make it. Hoping that once the final itinerary is announced the dates will work.

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Is it possible to see a past schedule of a day so I could get an better idea of what the trips entail?

Trips can be very different from one to another. Some of them have longer days, some of them have more breaks, etc. I really don't think looking at a snapshot of an itinerary should be your basis of if you do a trip or not with TPR. If you're interested in the parks, the perks, and the schedule and budget works for you, everything else will fall into place.

 

--Robb

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Is it possible to see a past schedule of a day so I could get an better idea of what the trips entail?

 

Trips can be very different from one to another. Some of them have longer days, some of them have more breaks, etc. I really don't think looking at a snapshot of an itinerary should be your basis of if you do a trip or not with TPR. If you're interested in the parks, the perks, and the schedule and budget works for you, everything else will fall into place.

 

--Robb

 

 

To add-on to what Robb said, I've been on at least one trip a year and I've never found myself bored, so boredom should not be a concern. I've learned that time spent in parks each day will be longer during US Tours, since the US parks tend to have longer operating hours. During the New Hotness Tour I was on a prescription that made me fatigued and tired and while some of the park days consisted of in excessive of 12 hours, I found plenty of places to relax within the parks during the day. So I don't think you need worry about being conpletely drained all the time.

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The mini-UK trip looks fantastic. I haven't been to the UK yet, so this looks like the perfect opportunity to go.

 

Paul, you're going to the UK and I am too and we're making Andrew and Brad come also. Write it down.

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Is it kind of odd that I already know where I want to go for TPR trip #9 for 2013 and trip #10 in 2014 and this year isn't even over yet?

 

No, not when I am considering what tour

"might" be available in or by....2016?*

 

No, not odd at all, Bob.

 

 

*(Shanghai Disneyland is open, I hope, by then?)

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What is meant by ''private buy out of city museum'' at the Texas/Midwest Tour?

 

This is definitely in my top 5 of amazing TPR experiences. Imagine an insane jungle gym play place for adults. The city museum alone is worth the trip!

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