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Little Amerricka was an awesome surprise. I just wish I could of taken a photo of Laura the moment she realized we were about to get 4 new credits. Priceless look that I will never forget. TPR + Little Amerricka = Priceless!

Yes, I remember. She looks more excited than when she saw Outlaw Run I think And that might be the most exciting moment of the whole trip for a lot of people. I have never been that excited when I saw a wild mouse

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Another day, another update, another SIX FLAGS Park!

 

This time, I'm reporting from Six Flags Great America! I really liked that park, not only because they gave us ERT on Raging Bull and Viper backwards, but because the park was really nice! Same procedure as every day: Arriving at the park, getting all the wristbands, meal vouchers and that stuff, going through security and and and. Since we had morning ERT on Raging Bull, we were allowed to enter the park BEFORE the GP! The coaster was fun, but I didn't like the trim breaks So it was only meh... Nevertheless, we had a fun time during the ERT and we were also allowed to be first riders on X-Flight since it was not on Qbots! The park was so friendly to give us an optional ''fast lane'' ticket for X-Flight so that we could ride it one more time during the day! I didn't take advantage of it, because I'm not a huge fan of wingriders. The ride was ok, but nothing more. A wingrider. Elissa handed out the Qbots at the exit of X-Flight so we had time to explore the park! It was really hard for me to get all the credits, not because it was crowded, but because I had that terrible TPR bus flu I was really tired and exhausted, but no time to cry!

 

SFGAm offered us a great buffet for lunch and we had an optional backstage tour of the park which was really nice! I was REALLY tired but I wanted to do the tour and I don't regret having done it They showed us all the stuff which is behind the scenes After that tour we had another couple of hours to explore the park before it was time for ERT on Flow Rider! It was fun to watch all the members doing the Flow Rider. I was just too sick to do it, so I skipped that one!

 

The perfect ending of that SIXtastic day was the VIPER backwards ERT! Six Flags put a DJ and a disco ball into the station and started partying! It was such a simple idea but it was AWESOME! Everyone had a good time and enjoyed that party night ERT! Really really good! I loved it, even though I felt terrible with that flu! Thank you guys

 

With that being said, watch some photos!

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Welcome to Six Flags Great America!

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TPR members on their way to...

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...Raging Bull!

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Are you guys ready to ride?

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Yes they are!

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All clear? Enjoy your ride!

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Can you hear the screams? :D

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Nerd photo!

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First riders of X-Flight!

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It's wingriding time!

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Hooray! It's time for our Qbots!

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I see a woodie!!!

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freaking scary for some TPR members!

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The Kiddy Coaster is...

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Thank god for Coke!

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Yummy! I get hungry!

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After lunch it was time for our backstage tour!

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All that hidden stuff...

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Do you have a SIX FLAGS DAY?

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Behind the scenes...

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Happy riders!

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Do you want to ride?

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The backstage tour brought some money!

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It's time for the waterpark!

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Giant slides and...

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So much fun with you guys!

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...FLOW RIDER!

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It's time to fly!

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SUPERMAN!!!

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Since I only have this photo of VIPER backwards, I have to use this one to end up the update of the photo TR ;) Sorry guys!

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Glad you enjoyed the park despite catching the TPR bus flu Marcel! It didn't hit me until Cedar Point, where at least I could take it a bit easier.

 

Have to agree with you about X-Flight. I'd heard reports that it was the best wingrider out there. What a totally uneventful ride. At least it lowered my expectations for Gatekeeper...

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What exactly was the issue? Restraints? Train connection problems?

 

The op was able to open the restraints after they were locked. The maintenance guy had to tighten something on the train before they could let us go.

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We made it to the POINT!

Welcome to Cedar Point, the best amusement park in the WORLD! I have been dreaming to come here since I was a little boy and saw Millennium Force on TV! Now the time had come to make this dream come true! What should I say? I LOVED Cedar Point and I had a VERY good time there! It was exactly the way I expected the park to be! Loud, busy and full of thrills!!! The atmosphere is AWESOME! Everywhere you look...COASTERS COASTERS and COASTERS! It's really cool!

 

We arrived at noon and got all the good stuff you needed to survive the next three days at the POINT! We had Fast Lane PLUS, which allowed us to skip the line of MANY thrills (including Dragster and the brand new Gatekeeper!) So, after having brought our luggage to our rooms (we stayed at Hotel Breakers), it was time to enter the park! Don't waste time, because there are a lot of coasters which want to be ridden, plus, we had an optional backstage tour of Millennium Force which was really really cool! Nice shots to get there!

 

After that behind the scenes tour, we had a couple more hours to explore the POINT before it was time for the AMAZING Maverick night ERT! So, take some rides on all the coasters that are on your way (I mean we had Fast Lane, so no worries about q's) and prepare for some crazy ERT!

 

As soon as all the GP got their last rides on Maverick for that day, TPR was allowed to enter Maverick's station! The majority of us agreed that the Maverick ERT was one of the BEST ERT'S TPR has ever experienced so far! Thank you a LOT for that awesome first day at the point guys! It was incredible!

 

So, keep arms down, hold on tight and enjoy your first ride on the POINT! (To be continued...)

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We made it to the POINT!

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First step: Get the BEST stuff ever: Fast Lane Plus!

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Looks nice!

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And now, it's time to enter...

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...CEDAR POINT!

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...THE BEST AMUSEMENT PARK in the WORLD...

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OMG, there's DRAGSTER!

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That GIANT is too tall for the photo!

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Ready for some Millennium Force BACKSTAGE tour?

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It's voted the best steel coaster in the world, but I have a better Intamin at home :D

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Ready for some nerd shots?

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...

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During our behind the scenes tour, I got those shots, too!

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Mantis...

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TPR members enjoying the tour!

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Millennium Force looks really good!

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Where's the train?

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Ahh there it is! Speed time!

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There it goes!

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YAY! Two Intamins! Live can't be better!

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Gorgeous!

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More gorgeous!

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That's how it looks like when a group of coaster geeks tries to get the same photo! :D

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EAT the riders!

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Hey guys! What's up?

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Incredible!

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After our backstage tour, it was time to...

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RIDE, but...

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...WATCH your balls, please!

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Ceda Point offers a nice beach as well, but we have no time...

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We have to ride the new stuff!

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Oh man, the POINT offers way to much merchandise! I'm broke now :D

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Cedar Point at night!

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Dragster is fabulous!

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It's time for Maverick Night ERT! Sorry guys for not having more photos of that night, but I had to RIDE! So, no time for taking photos! :D

TRIP REPORT CONTINUED ON THE NEXT PAGE!

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Haha, that photobomb at dragster, never thought it would be so hilarious.

 

Same here! I had to look twice. It's really funny!

 

What exactly is this "TPR Bus Flu"? Is it just the normal flu or codename for something else?

 

It's a normal flu, but I think many of us got it during the bus rides, especially at Elissa's bus.

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That sucks that you and some others got the flu (or cold) on the trip, but it looks you made the best of it and were still able to have fun. Is this the first time multiple people have gotten sick on a TPR trip? I hope it isn't a very common occurrence, as this is the first I've heard of it.

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^OMG! I didn't want to create the impression of a terrible flu it was just a cold! No worries! I hope I didn't put too much drama on that cold I don't think it's a big issue on TPR trips! Elissa can confirm that, I'm sure!

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Day 2 at the Point! Hooray!!!

 

Starting with Hotel Guest ERT should be a good start at the Point, especially when you're allowed to ride some coasters which are NOT on Fast Lane (Plus)! So, after we got all those credits, we had some more time to ride other stuff before we had an awesome backstage tour of GATKEEPER! This ride is really nice to look at, but not really nice to ride It's one of the better wingriders, but still not a highlight Get some nerd shots of that giant and move on! It's time to ride, gentlemen!

 

We had a LOT of time to explore the whole park and ride as many coasters as we could before it was time to go to our LAST dinner of the TPR trip I loved those days at the Point, but you could really feel that everybody was in a kind of sad mood, because the TPR trip came to an end! At least we had one more ERT session that night, to get over that mood!

 

My favorite at the park was definitely Top Thrill Dragster! I loved its launch and its speed! Really incredible! One more reason to have Intamin as your favorite roller coaster manufacturer, guys! Good that I have a great Intamin at home

 

TPR had night ERT on Millennium Force! YAY! Intamin! The ERT session was a really GREAT end of the TPR trip! Everybody was in a good mood, enjoyed the time and rode MF! Thanks to Bas, we had some gloomy sticks we put around our hands or necks so that MF's trains looked like a gloomy worm! Thank you, Bas!

 

For some of us, this night was their last night on the point, for all the others who booked the Cedar Point add on day (including me) they had one more day to be a thrillseeker! (To be continued...)

 

Enjoy your ride!

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After the kiddy, I needed some REAL coasters! I LOVE INTAMIN!

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Welcome to Hotel Guest ERT's waiting line! (Entering the park! Not the Q of a coaster!)

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First stop: Iron Dragon which was NOT on Fast Lane (Plus)

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Gatekeeper Backstage tour! Hug the keeper of the gate!

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Nerd Shots!

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TPR members taking photos!

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It looks really nice!

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It's KEYHOLING time!

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MORE KEYHOLING!

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TTD was my favorite and CP offered more Intamin's! YAY!

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After Gatekeeper's behind the scenes tour, it was time to get the Kiddy Coaster!

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Dragster crew!

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Time for Millennium Force!

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Let's skip the Q with our FAST Lane Plus wristbands!

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And here comes the blue GIANT!

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Such a fun ride! Put your hands up in the air!

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Everything is better than Hades 360!

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Upside down!

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We totally forgot about Maverick!

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Typical Cedar Point postcard photo!

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Maverick's first drop!

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Hey guys! Intamin rocks!

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Let's get that Mine Train out of the way,...

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...because...

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Let's visit my friend Danny who is working at the Point before it's time for...

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Hey guys! CP rocks!

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Windseeker was open!

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Thank god we have Fast Lane Plus!

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TTD with an AMAZING sunset in the background

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Beautiful!

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...I want to ride DRAGSTER!

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...NIGHT ERT on MF!

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GO for it!

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All those guys want to ride MF...

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Yup! That's how TPR ERT's look like!

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Poor Ride Operator :D

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PARTY ALL NIGHT LONG!

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Everybody had a REALLY good time!

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Enjoy your ride!

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Thank God we had Kristen! Thanks for riding with us! You're AWESOME!

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Marcel! C'mon! There are 16 more coasters!!!

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I'm glad the park was everything you hoped it would be. I remember my first time there when I was 15. I freaked out the whole time. Maverick is my all time favorite coaster as of now.

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Great reports Marcel! So glad Cedar Point was everything you hoped it would be and more. I have to say Millennium Force ERT was the perfect ending to the trip and was just an absolute blast.

 

The MF ERT was awesome! My memory is a bit hazy from that night, but I'm pretty sure the trip actually ended at Friday's!

 

I've enjoyed your TR, Marcel. I thought about writing one, but realized that I didn't take as many pictures on this trip as I usually do.

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