TPR Scandi Trip 2014 Mini Updates!

P. 27 - Bakken Woodie Video! TAKE THE TUNNEL!!!
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Re: TPR Scandi Trip 2014 Mini Updates!

Postby booink » Sat Jun 14, 2014 9:30 am

CaptainUnknown wrote:Where's the Wacky Worm POV?

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Re: TPR Scandi Trip 2014 Mini Updates!

Postby robbalvey » Sat Jun 14, 2014 3:38 pm

We are live tweeting the entire trip! Follow us on Twitter @themeparkreview http://www.twitter.com/themeparkreview

Today's update! Bakken! Our day started out with a history lesson about the park's Scenic Railway roller coaster. The ride has had some modifications recently and in 2010 the classic ride lost the "brakeman" to a computer controlled braking system. While the ride still delivers a "good" ride, it doesn't have the crazy out-of-your-seat airtime that it used to have.

That being said, Bakken, which claims to be the "world's oldest amusement park" still has plenty of great attractions (including the scenic railway) in the mix. Here's some photos and video clips from today...

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TPR has arrived at Bakken for the first "official" day of the #TPRScandi Tour!

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TPR is getting a history lesson on Bakken's Scenic Railway!

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Jens has been working at Bakken 17 years and had been a brakeman since day one. He tells us about the new trains and how it has helped the ride meet some new requirements of their insurance and government policies, he still wishes the change wasn't needed. At least the ride still stands and it's still "good!"

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TPR is ready to ride a classic woodie at Bakken!

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Here's the view on the Scenic Railway at Bakken! Who wants to ride?

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Bakken's woodie gives a whole new meaning of "Take the Tunnel!!!" :)


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I think we might be having just a *little* bit of fun! :)

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Bakken uses an RFID based wristband system that you tap at each ride to gain entrance. Hmmm...


Yup, Bakken has one of these crazy flat rides!

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We are about to get airborne! (I spun that thing like 20 times!!!)

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Bakken likes TPR so much they had Santa Claus come hang out with us!


TAKE THE (um...) TUNNEL!!!

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We got 51 din farts on the Scenic Railway! Woo-hoo!!!

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"Hi. My name is Rick, and I am a dirty, dirty, whore!"

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Tornado is an evil, evil, AWESOME ride!!!

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"Did I mention that my name is Rick? And that I'm a dirty whore?"

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The Bakken ghost train used some classic looking spooky cars!

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Craig and Garbles did a very good job of shooting animals on the Bakken Safari ride.

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Garbles is having a small cotton candy.


Bakken has an old-school bumper cars/auto race style ride.

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The Flitzer at Bakken was one of KidTums "big coasters" five years ago!

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Any park where KidTums can win a tiara and play archery is pretty darn cool!


Tornado is just crazy evil awesome! Love weird Intamim rides!!!

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The operator of this ride at Bakken put it into manual mode for our group and it was NUTS!!!

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Me and Jens, who runs the Scenic Railway at Bakken, just hanging out...in the middle of the track!

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The games at Bakken are awesome! In this one, you could win a deep fryer and a BBQ!

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And yup, more beer at lunch! It's cheaper than soda in many places! Love Europe!!!

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Even the Polyp gave a crazy, insane ride!!!

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I did about 20 spins on this crazy ride and I had to stop!!!

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We had so much ERT at Bakken, that Ryan even managed to get a solo ride!

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The mine train is kind of like an outdoor version of Skull Mountain!

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The old school Flitzer ride was actually a LOT of fun!

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Here is the view from the top of the first drop on Bakken's Scenic Railway!

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Had a great day at Bakken! The #TPRScandi Tour has officially begun!


Soupy has something VERY important to say about the #TPRScandi Tour! WATCH! And turn up your volume!

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To end our night doing something a little out of the ordinary, TPR did the "Worlds tallest indoor ropes course" (150 feet) and challenged our fears! It was amazing!

That was our Bakken day! Tomorrow we are at Tivoli!

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Re: TPR Scandi Trip 2014 Mini Updates!

Postby rcjp » Sat Jun 14, 2014 3:59 pm

I want one of those spinning flat ride thingy in my backyard!
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Re: TPR Scandi Trip 2014 Mini Updates!

Postby gerstlaueringvar » Sat Jun 14, 2014 6:03 pm

Great update! Did you shoot a POV of Tornado? :lover:

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Re: TPR Scandi Trip 2014 Mini Updates!

Postby ftdude16 » Sat Jun 14, 2014 6:58 pm

What roller coaster in the United States, in terms of intensity, is Tornado easily comparable to?
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Re: TPR Scandi Trip 2014 Mini Updates!

Postby cfc » Sat Jun 14, 2014 8:36 pm

^That's a tough one. The Tornado experience is, indeed, unique--sort of like I305 and a Mauer Sohne spinning mouse had a baby. (Well, that's an exaggeration. Maybe a Mega Lite is the father.)
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Re: TPR Scandi Trip 2014 Mini Updates!

Postby FreeFaller » Sun Jun 15, 2014 12:38 am

Thank for taking your time and updating the thread all the time. The photos look absolutely stunning and I'm sure you guys are having a great time! Keep it up and have fun!!!!

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Re: TPR Scandi Trip 2014 Mini Updates!

Postby ftdude16 » Sun Jun 15, 2014 6:01 am

cfc wrote:^That's a tough one. The Tornado experience is, indeed, unique--sort of like I305 and a Mauer Sohne spinning mouse had a baby. (Well, that's an exaggeration. Maybe a Mega Lite is the father.)

Thank you for that funny way of describing it. Now I want to get out and ride Tornado and experience the insanity of this ride even more. :b
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Re: TPR Scandi Trip 2014 Mini Updates!

Postby _koppen » Sun Jun 15, 2014 9:57 am

Awesome!

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Re: TPR Scandi Trip 2014 Mini Updates!

Postby Zingao » Sun Jun 15, 2014 10:17 am

Thanks for the updates. Very jealous!

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