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Photo TR: 2014 TPR Scandi Trip!

PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 5:04 pm
by Jakizle
Hey ya'll! Finally starting to sort through my pictures from the AMAZING Scandi trip this summer. First of all, HUGE thanks to Robb and Elissa for the trip of a lifetime. These guys worked their ass off to make every single thing possible for the trip attendees. I don't think I've ever been on a trip with so much included and taken care of. It really could not have been any better for me.

These counties we visited were beautiful. The parks were simply kickass and fun. The rides were hella good. Enjoy a look at the trip through my lens!

I'll keep an updated directory here in the first post :)

-Jake aka Garbles


Day 0: USA to Germany and Holiday Park (SEE BELOW)

Day 1: Arriving in Copenhagen and Bakken!

Day 2: Tivoli Gardens! One of the most beautiful parks in the world

Day 3: Bon Bon Land (totally screwed up place)

Day 4: A quick visit to Germany and Hansa Park!

Day 5: The original LegoLand in Billund, Denmark!

Day 6: Intamin Goodness at Djurs Sommerland

Day 6 Part 2: Tivoli Friheden and its crazy attractions of death!

Day 7: Super fun morning at Farup Sommerland! Coasters and obstacles!

Day 8: Speed Monster Intamin porn and more from TusenFryd!

Day 9: Pretty much the best day ever at Liserberg! Tons of Balder!!!

Day 10: Skara Sommerland and the bizarre S&S free fly!

Day 10 and 11: An unforgettable visit to Grona Lund!

Day 11 and 12: Overnight cruise to Finland, Fun Park, and arriving in northern Finland!

Day 12 and 13: Power Park and the TPR Grand Prix...where it doesn't get dark!

Day 13: A quick stop at another bonus park, Wasalandia!

Day 14: Sexy Intamin Invert from Sarkaniemmi!

Day 15: Final park of the trip in Helsinki...Linnanmaki!

First up is my departure and bonus stop at Holiday Park in Germany. I found a cheap flight from JFK to FRA to CPH so I decided to have a layover in FRA and finally visit this park on my way over. It was pretty accessible by train and just required a short taxi/bus (about 6km). For reference, I landed at 11am and was back by about 7pm. Easily worth it to finally ride GeForce! Enjoy the update :)

Re: Photo TR: 2014 TPR Scandi Trip!

PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 5:15 pm
by Nrthwnd
Wow Jake, what a great start to your trip!
So glad you got to ride G-Force. I loved it,
and rode it till I got sick, back in 2008, LOL!
(with free hot dogs and beer, mind) And
the new Sky Loop looks great! Would love
to get back there and ride it.

Great start to your report, man. Keep going! :smile:

Re: Photo TR: 2014 TPR Scandi Trip!

PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 4:47 am
by rcjp
Nice pictures! Your flight in the A380 reminded me of my first trip to the US (which I managed with some money I had been saving) and how I wanted to go to Paris and then do Paris-New York (rather than going directly from a city here in Portugal) because I wanted to try the A380 really badly and Air France had them.

Re: Photo TR: 2014 TPR Scandi Trip!

PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 5:48 pm
by Jakizle
rcjp wrote:Nice pictures! Your flight in the A380 reminded me of my first trip to the US (which I managed with some money I had been saving) and how I wanted to go to Paris and then do Paris-New York (rather than going directly from a city here in Portugal) because I wanted to try the A380 really badly and Air France had them.


Haha it really was the most bizarre flying experience ever, if you can even call it flying!

Small bump so maybe I can get to page 2 to start the official trip!

Re: Photo TR: 2014 TPR Scandi Trip!

PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 6:42 pm
by cfc
Ah, GeForce--such a great ride. Did you check out Burg Falkenstein, too?

Re: Photo TR: 2014 TPR Scandi Trip!

PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:03 pm
by Guy T. Koepp
Awesome TR so far. I can never get enough pictures of Expedition Gforce. I will ride you one day.

Looking forward to seeing more of the Scandi trip. =)

Re: Photo TR: 2014 TPR Scandi Trip!

PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 4:13 am
by rcjp
Jakizle wrote:
rcjp wrote:Nice pictures! Your flight in the A380 reminded me of my first trip to the US (which I managed with some money I had been saving) and how I wanted to go to Paris and then do Paris-New York (rather than going directly from a city here in Portugal) because I wanted to try the A380 really badly and Air France had them.


Haha it really was the most bizarre flying experience ever, if you can even call it flying!

Oh I don't think I made it clear but we did do that and I did get to fly in it. Yeah, it was a bit weird as the sheer size meant it didn't move about much but it was fun.

Re: Photo TR: 2014 TPR Scandi Trip!

PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 5:44 am
by jynx242
Thanks for the pictures Jake - I look forward to the rest of your TR. I am so jealous of all of you that went on the Scandi tour - wish I could have gone :). G-force looks awesome as well!!

Re: Photo TR: 2014 TPR Scandi Trip!

PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 11:15 am
by ozziboy
Nice report Jake!

You actually did what I thought seriously about doing when I was planning for pre-Scandi. I looked into the train routes etc. to get there, but eventually changed my mind and went to Amsterdam instead, mainly because i'd seen Holiday Park on the 2012 trip but I'd never been to the Netherlands (...I credit whored Walibi Holland instead ;) ).

Really envious that you got so many rides on Ge-Force though, 'cos I only got one on my visit (yep it broke down!)

Re: Photo TR: 2014 TPR Scandi Trip!

PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 1:08 pm
by StealthFan
It is amazing how much Holiday Park keeps changing since Plopsa took over. It looks amazing! I really need to go back on GeForce!

I am very much looking forward to the rest of your TR but also dreading it as I imagine there will be some god awful/interesting pictures of me :lol:

-Craig