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I'm having a blast reading about all these parks! It's really awesome & interesting seeing how different Europeanparks are.

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Great to see you were having a great time at Grona Lund. Went there for the first time earlier this month and I was also blown away by how much fun this park was! Are you going to visit Liseberg? Balder is still a beast and Helix was awesome too!

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I vote VIP Hobo... Like he found a twenty walking along the street one day

 

This has been one of the more interesting threads for the Summer so far... Kinda amazed at the different presentation you get in Europe. Makes me want to make a trip over there at some point.

 

Just curious, how are you guys traveling from park to park? Mix of rail and air travel or mostly air?

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I'm voting real VIP.

 

Great report, Grona Lund is a park that I really want to get to, but have no idea when I'll be able to get to it.

 

Oh, and that video of the Haunted House was awesome.

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Wildfire Back Seat POV! Watch this!!!

 

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Look where we are at now!

 

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Photos do not do this ride justice. #Wildfire @Kolmarden

 

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We have been riding #Wildfire over and over this morning @Kolmarden. Holy crap this ride is just INSANE CRAZY!!!

 

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Another shot of the amazing #Wildfire @Kolmarden!

 

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Kolmarden is more than just Wildfire! They have some amazing behind the scenes animal encounters!

 

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It was cool being able to get so close to the Tigers @Kolmarden!

 

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Awesome sign @Kolmarden Zoo! Very good advice, too!

 

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And just like with the Tigers, @Kolmarden has a cool behind the scenes tour for the lions, too!

 

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The Safari ride @Kolmarden was great! 25 min gondola ride over the Savannah! And they are gonna let us feed animals!

 

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The girls are dropping food down to the giraffes!

 

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Kristen is going throw some meat down to the lions... Although they already are eating an entire horse!

 

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Want some more awesome pics of #Wildfire @kolmarden? Here ya go!

 

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This ape is all "anyone got some children they want to throw my way?"

 

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We got to see some Marmosets @Kolmarden which is a really really small monkey!

 

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The gondola safari ride is a fantastic way to see all the animals!

 

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How's this for an awesome photo of #Wildfire?

 

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When Peter isn't making rides for Grona Lund or Kolmarden, apparently he sells boots!

 

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Time to get the kiddie coaster credit in the Bamses World area!

 

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There is also a dolphin themed Vekoma roller skater in the marine area. Plenty for kids to do @Kolmarden!

 

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A few shots from the Wildfire station. Great effort by @Kolmarden and the RMC trains are great! (Photos by Andy Hatzos)

 

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Checking out some other animal exhibits @Kolmarden Zoo.

 

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Yay! They have a "dolphins doing tricks" show @Kolmarden!

 

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For lunch, the owners of @Kolmarden took us to a hidden "lodge" within #Wildfire's structure! Awesome!

 

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Inside the lodge @Kolmarden are some photos of the Wildfire team, great views of the coaster, and of course beer!

 

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I was give a special #Wildfire "axe" that they only made for the team and those who helped with the ride! Thank you!

 

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Hanno took some awesome pics of #Wildfire!

 

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We ended up taking 26 rides on Wildfire during our morning and evening ride sessions!

(Photos by Andy Hatzos)

 

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Hanno captures the "haritime" of Wildfire!

 

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Another awesome Hanno photo of #Wildfire!

 

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Would you believe this shot was taken at the start of our "evening" ERT? lol

 

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We did a total of 26 laps on #Wildfire today @Kolmarden! Each was just as good as the first!

 

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Hanno captures some more "hairtime" on #Wildfire @Kolmarden!

 

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Even Kristen ranked #WildFire @kolmardren as one of her favorite coasters in the world! She's been on hundreds!

 

Kolmarden put together an amazing video sharing with you all my "review" of Wildfire!

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I know this whole Europe trip has probably made you super tired of people asking you to compare coasters but I've got to ask after you said one of the best in your review video... is this now your favorite RMC or is it still to close to call compared to Outlaw Run, Medusa etc?

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I know this whole Europe trip has probably made you super tired of people asking you to compare coasters but I've got to ask after you said one of the best in your review video... is this now your favorite RMC or is it still to close to call compared to Outlaw Run, Medusa etc?

I honestly don't want to compare them. I mean it's up there... REALLY FAR UP THERE... but really I like all the RMC's almost the same. My favorites of the company are: Wildfire, Outlaw Run, Medusa, Wicked Cyclone, Texas Giant, probably not in that order, and I'm not sure I could rank them if you asked me to!

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Even tho I am in the UK, I still haven't done most of the parks in Europe. Must admit we do find it quite hard with a 3 year old in tow.

Troverland is one I certainly want to do. We are off to Europa this year for the first time in 8 years.

 

Get photos from your trip. Hope you really enjoyed it

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This looks like such a beautiful park...and the close-up and trams are both such unique concepts for viewing animals - how cool is that?

 

And Wildfire just looks freaking amazing...wow.

 

I have got to get back to Germany and to Scandinavia soon!

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I mean like the souviner ones you can buy

Yeah, BDG just made a GIF of where in the ride the On-Ride photo is taken. You can see the camera flash.

 

Oh thanks! Totally missed that wasn't playing right on my phone, my bad. Can't wait to eventually get over there and get one!

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I'm very late on this but your TR on Heide-Park hit the nail on the head by calling it the "Thorpe Park of Germany". I never thought they wouldn't bother at all with the Q-bot system and the single rider lines though, it was much less crowded than this when I went in April and they had both lines open (although they handled it very sloppily by for example not opening the Q-bot lines until after noon).

 

Love the TR on Kolmården though. Makes me all the more excited for Wildfire!

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This whole trip was excellent--and Wildfire was the perfect way to finish it. There's airtime galore, and the last corkscrew is particularly crazy!

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I know this whole Europe trip has probably made you super tired of people asking you to compare coasters but I've got to ask after you said one of the best in your review video... is this now your favorite RMC or is it still to close to call compared to Outlaw Run, Medusa etc?

 

Those wondering if Wildfire was really "that good".. The answer is YES. It was my favorite coaster on the trip. I rode Balder the next day and to me it couldn't compare to Wildfire, and many have Balder as their favorite of any kind of woodie. (Yes, I know they are different types, but still) That part where Robb says in the video something like "how is this legal" is my favorite part of the coaster... You seem to hang upside down for several seconds, while I'm sure it's probably about 1.5-2 seconds.. It's just a super reride-able blast and definitely worth a trip if you're in the area.

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Kolmarden looks like such a fun park and Wildfire looks incredible!

 

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And this... This is amazing! I've never seen animals in any American parks/zoos eating real animal flesh like this in such a natural form--it would always be processed meat or they would be fed backstage. Just awesome to see the cultural differences when it comes to visibility to certain things in these parks versus the US ones. Thanks for sharing!

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