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Photo TR: Parque Nacional del Café - Colombia

PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:40 am
by JuanSe_Colombia
Last saturday I went to "Parque Nacional del Café" located in Montenegro, Quindio (Colombia), which is one of the top two Theme Parks in Colombia, the other one being Salitre Mágico in Bogota. Quindio is one the states where famous Colombian coffee is grown, that's why main Theme of the park is coffee. Parque del Café its home to one rollercoaster (former zambezi zinger, WOF) and with 787.3 m lenght stands as the longest in the country, and one of the main rides at the park. Entrance prices vary betweeen $11 and $27 dollars depending on what you want. Enjoy:

Re: Photo TR: Parque Nacional del Café - Colombia

PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:57 am
by XII
Great Photo TR. I really enjoy seeing Photo TRs of parks like this that aren't typically found on the radar.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:59 am
by cfc
It's always good to see one of those old spiral-lift, "Whizzer type" rides still in operation--and too see pictures of a park I've never visited before. Thanks!

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:02 pm
by PeggedSole
Thanks for taking the time to do this trip report! I found it very interesting, and it's always great to see a rare/classic Schwarzkopf still operating and pleasing people.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:42 pm
by larrygator
Thanks for following through on your promise to post a Photo TR from your visit. Always great to see a park that I don't know anything about.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:05 pm
by OrientExpressForever
Thanks for the pictures and trip report! I'm glad to see my old friend Zambezi Zinger frolicking about in such a beautiful setting. Oh, the memory of the good times we shared at WOF, <sniff> :( . But alas, she had to be set free; free to explore the world and spread the goodness of Anton! But I digress.

A couple of questions: Does it seem as if they are taking good care of it? Does it still give a smooth ride?

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:08 pm
by Xmeister
It's great how they really seemed to put an effort into integrating the coaster with the terrain. You don't see that too much with relocated coasters.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:21 pm
by shivtim
Awesome, thanks for the TR of this park. I would love to visit Colombia to visit Bogota, Cartagena, and the two big amusement parks.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:40 pm
by 3Mutts
Nice report! Glad to see that the Schwarzkopf Speed Racer still lives down here (as there is only two). I'm also glad to see it got a paint job as it looked really worn judging by pictures on RCDB.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:45 pm
by WFChris
Wow, cool report! The countryside around the park looks stunning.