TPR's 2012 China Trip!

P. 39 - We totally broke Chinese Deja Vu!
Users viewing this topic: No registered users and 0 guests
Discuss theme parks, roller coasters, and mules!
I prefer to mate with donkeys over humans!
 
Posts: 2139
Joined: 27 Sep 2007
Location: California
Gender: Male
Age: 39

Re: TPR's 2012 China Trip!

Postby singemfrc » Sat Sep 15, 2012 7:16 pm

I'm really enjoying all the love Vekoma is getting via the Chinese knock off SLC's :)

Site Admin
User avatar
 
Posts: 48246
Joined: 01 Feb 2005
Location: Orlando, FL
Gender: Male

Re: TPR's 2012 China Trip!

Postby robbalvey » Sat Sep 15, 2012 7:24 pm

Today was an interesting day.... first we visited "Victory Kingdom" which is a brand new park! So new that I don't think there were any photos or reports online about it! Cool place...although it did have another Knock-Off SLC! lol

Then we visited to "city parks", the first being Tianjin Youth Center and then Langfang Children's Paradise for some credit whoring. Here's what happened....

Image
Today we are at the new Victory Kingdom. Apparently Loch Ness Monster is here! Lol.

Image
Oh, joy...another "Chinese Knock-Off SLC!" At least this one is a different layout!

Image
They have an "In Somalia" area of the park that included a pirate themed ride and no food. Not making this up!!!

Image
Park map! Yay! For some reason this park had a "Chinese Knock-Off Rainbow Magicland" feel to it...

Image
"Please put your organisms in here!"

Image
Apparently "Steamed Rice" is an attraction at Victory Kingdom! Lol.

Image
Yes! We totally sound "Steamed Rice!"

Image
Knock-Off SLC opens at 10am! GET EXCITED!!!!

Image
Apparently, this part of the park is called "Passion Amusement Park." Yup....

Image
Golden Horse Spinning Mouse...

Image
Closed! Oh, well!

Image
Chinese Knock-Off Top Spin Waikiki Wave thingy....

Image
LOL! They have a "4D Market!" - Everything you buy comes flying at your face!

Image
Apparently, some people count this as a credit! Go figure! lol!

Image
Good luck to the ultimate sad and pathetic credit whores!!! =) (We love you, really!)

Image
There they go!

Image
Oooooh! Look at that yummy malaria lake water!

Image
The split second before splashing down into malaria lake!

Image
SKLOOOOOOOSH!!!!

Image
"Hooray! We all have malaria!"

Image
"Hello, TPR, I am the evil Chinese knock-off SLC...welcome to my world of hell and torture.... MWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!"

Image
Remember how the wheels say "Vekoma" on the real ones? Yeah...

Image
Doesn't it look *JUST* like a real SLC? There so many of these Chinese Knock-Off Vekomas now.

Image
Hooray! We survived! It wasn't the worst one...but it wasn't good!

Image
Engrish!

Image
Yay! Chinese knock-off giant Frisbee!

Image
OMG! It's the "Arc of Victory!" I think? I guess???

Image
"Barrels Equal Theming!"

Image
This park was so new that not all of it is actually finished yet!

Image
Not sure if this isn't done yet, or if the "Western Style Town" is supposed to be an empty ghost town!

Image
I AM STOMACH KING!!!! (Actual name of the restaurant!)

Image
Oh! Let's go check out this other roller coaster.

Image
They are building some sort of a "Chinese Knock-Off Half-Pipe thing here...."

Image
Oh...it's not open today. We were told it would be open next month.

Image
I'm guessing this probably won't be open next month either?

Image
So yeah....U-Shaped Roller Coaster! lol

Image
Oh, yeah, CarsLand is here too! Screw you Radiator Springs Racer!!!!

Image
Hey, it's JUST like being back on the TPR Italy Trip!

Image
BREAKING NEWS!!!! Steamed Rice tastes like Steamed Rice in China...especially at a place called Steamed Rice!!!

Image
I love this! The chopsticks come out of a straw dispenser and the straws are kept in a cup next to it! You know, it's the little things like this that make me chuckle! =)

Image
I'm not sure what this is... But a lot of our people rode it... And didn't die! It's the small victories...

Image
What do you think today's mystery meat is? (bonus points if you guess the sauce!)

Image
"Music Virus" lol. I dunno why... I just found this amusing!

Image
Plush poop, anyone?

Image
Gelato in China is still milk and eggs, bitch!

Image
WTF T-Shirts!!!!????

Image
The "main street" area of the park. It looks nice, but I can't help to think that something looks a bit off... Can't figure out what, though...

Image
Was a fun day at Victory Kingdom... Despite the knock-off SLC! The park was "interesting" in that it's kind of a "big, new park", but very different from the Happy Valley parks. Not exactly sure what this park will look like in ten years...if it will even still be here!

Image
Next up, one of hundreds of small city parks that often have a kiddie coaster or a mouse ride...

Image
Well, this one doesn't look too promising, does it?

Image
But wait! With the power of persuasion (and a little bit of money), we found some people to open the ride for us!

Image
"Line 'em up! Let's ride!!!"

Image
Hooray! CREDIT!!!

Image
They even let the Dutch guy ride!

Image
There was even a powered Dragon Wagon here too!

Image
"Yes we are sad and pathetic... But proud!"

Image
We came... We saw... We greased the palms... We rode! This is what makes TPR trips awesome!!!

Image
Time for "small park #2" of the day! Langfang Children's Paradise! (Doesn't it just LOOK like a paradise?)

Image
Believe it or not, this ride is OPEN!!!

Image
Another mouse credit!!!

Image
More Chinese dilapidated mouse coasters! GET EXCITED!!!!

Image
"Just need to give the old girl a push to get 'em going!"

Image
Does anyone see anything wrong with this picture?

Image
Who needs the brakes bolted to the track? It's kinda hard to tell in the photo, but see that piece of metal kinda sticking up behind the wheel? That's the brake run brakes. They are supposed to be flat, but the back part was not bolted to the track, and when the car would run through them, the brakes would lift off the track! Lol. Oh, we'll, they still worked! :P

Image
Credit whoring... And happy about it!

Image
They also had this awesome "dolphin tilt-a-whirl!"

Image
...With BOOBS!!!

Image
Crack pipe sheep is happy we visited his children's paradise!

Image
Sad Marineland dolphin is bummed he missed the boat to Canada!

Follow along with us on our Facebook and Twitter page:

http://www.facebook.com/themeparkreview
http://www.twitter.com/themeparkreview
Last edited by robbalvey on Sat Sep 15, 2012 7:27 pm.

A village is missing its IDIOT!
User avatar
 
Posts: 1029
Joined: 27 Nov 2011
Location: Sunshine Coast, Australia
Gender: Male
Age: 21

Re: TPR's 2012 China Trip!

Postby australianalex » Sat Sep 15, 2012 7:47 pm

Those SLC's make me fear life. It looks like this one is a copy of the Shenlin layout?
BTW the knockoff half pipe that's being built is actually not a knockoff according to RCDB. It's supposedly being built by Intamin.

Site Admin
User avatar
 
Posts: 48246
Joined: 01 Feb 2005
Location: Orlando, FL
Gender: Male

Re: TPR's 2012 China Trip!

Postby robbalvey » Sat Sep 15, 2012 7:58 pm

^ Has anyone actually been able to confirm that? I see posts in the Victory Kingdom thread pointing to the Intamin website with the pictures of the different Half-Pipe layouts, and a rumor on Screamscape about it being an Intamin, but EVERYTHING else in this park is a knock-off. The concept art originally showed two Intamin coasters for Victory Kingdom, and the one ended up being a Golden Horse SLC knock-off.

Not saying that RCDB is right or wrong, just saying that I think until we see pictures of the actual ride, which we didn't see any track on-site, I'm really not sure....

I don't always seduce Donkeys, but when I do I use classy Champagne!
User avatar
 
Posts: 2685
Joined: 12 Apr 2006
Location: Dalarna, Sweden
Gender: Male
Age: 30

Re: TPR's 2012 China Trip!

Postby _koppen » Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:19 pm

The Intamin fly rider track is on site, and it look's very I305ish, except it's triangle, there is no way that it is a Chinese knock off.
Image

Concept art:
Image

There is also an interview in Park world Magazine, where someone from Intamin mentioned this new ride concept.
Here
No. 1 Water Park guy!
The Megalite is *the* roller coaster of the world! (after finally riding Expedition Geforce I'll admit it was pretty awesome as well!)
Image

Counts I305 as 32 credits...
User avatar
 
Posts: 6672
Joined: 22 Apr 2006
Location: Orlando, FL
Gender: Male
Age: 29

Re: TPR's 2012 China Trip!

Postby A.J. » Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:25 pm

They knocked off the Flying Circus carnival ride? What were they thinking?

As for the coaster, considering most Chinese parks' track records, you'd think that they would be building a reverse-engineered monstrosity. HOWEVER...when you consider that Intamin hasn't built one of those so-called "Fly Rider" coasters yet, I'd say that it's a slight possibility that the new coaster may be the real deal.
Image
Data entry nut for the official TPR coaster poll! https://coasterpoll.com/
Follow me on Instagram for perfectly adequate theme park photos!
The opinions that I post on this forum do not necessarily represent those of the company I work for.

“Fear can make a donkey attack a lion”
User avatar
 
Posts: 345
Joined: 04 Jul 2012
Location: Non of your business
Gender: Male

Re: TPR's 2012 China Trip!

Postby theonetheonlyJT » Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:29 pm

I'm really liking the rust paint schemes, the knock offs, and the weird characters from these photo's.
Signature, I don't need no stinking signature!

A zonkey is a cross between a zebra and a donkey.
User avatar
 
Posts: 556
Joined: 08 Oct 2011
Location: noun - a place of settlement, activity, or residence
Gender: Male

Re: TPR's 2012 China Trip!

Postby bottom_feeder_13 » Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:34 pm

I just read the Intamin section of the article and it said that there were supposed to be 3 new 10 inversion coasters going in for 2012/2013, where the hell are the second two going?
RIP
Log Jammer, SFMM
1971-2011

I don't always seduce Donkeys, but when I do I use classy Champagne!
User avatar
 
Posts: 2685
Joined: 12 Apr 2006
Location: Dalarna, Sweden
Gender: Male
Age: 30

Re: TPR's 2012 China Trip!

Postby _koppen » Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:42 pm

One is rumored for a new park in Italy for 2013, one for Hopi Hari for 2012, but that one has been delayed to 2013.

For the third one I would guess China,
No. 1 Water Park guy!
The Megalite is *the* roller coaster of the world! (after finally riding Expedition Geforce I'll admit it was pretty awesome as well!)
Image

"It's not small, but it is very 'average.'"
User avatar
 
Posts: 10965
Joined: 24 Apr 2005
Location: Northridge, CA
Gender: Male
Age: 34

Re: TPR's 2012 China Trip!

Postby Jew » Sat Sep 15, 2012 9:36 pm

Sad Marineland dolphin is bummed he missed the boat to Canada!


He's probably better off in China... :lol:
Image

PreviousNext

Return to Theme Parks, Roller Coasters, & Donkeys!

Who is online

Users viewing this topic: No registered users and 0 guests

These pages are in no way affiliated with nor endorsed by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Cedar Fair, Legoland, Merlin Entertainment,
Blackstone, Tussaud's Group, Six Flags, Universal Theme Parks, the Walt Disney Company or any other theme park company.

All onride photos and videos on this website were taken with the permission of the park by a professional ride photographer.
For yours  and others safety, please do not attempt to take photos or videos at parks without proper permission.

Disclaimer!  You need a sense of humor to view our site, 
if you don't have a sense of humor, or are easily offended, please turn back now!
Most of the content on this forum is suitable for all ages. HOWEVER!
There may be some content that would be considered rated "PG-13."
Theme Park Review is NOT recommended for ages under 13 years of age.

cron