Alright after a week of all the Six Flags nonsense it's time for another update!
Although we just made it to Sweden, our first day outside mainland Europe took us on a long day trip up to Norway and TusenFryd! I have always wanted to ride Speed Monster and Thunder Coaster so I was really looking forward to this visit. On to the photos, and I'll warn you, it's mostly coaster porn today!!!
Welcome to TusenFryd!
TPR heads up the escalator into the park. Definitely one of the more unique park entrances :)
Our day started off with an hour of Speed Monster ERT!
Robb, do NOT push the button! 3rd time's a charm for Speed Monster ERT
Twisting through the woods of Norway!
Have I ever mentioned that I love twisty airtime hills?
A train of happy riders is off!
It was a cold but fun morning ERT session.
One last shot (for now) coming into the brakes.
Next up, we were walked down to the Splashdown coaster for an early ride. AND HOLY CRAP LOOK AT THAT HILL
This isn't going to be good...
Good luck guys!
This is how we survived.
The park opened soon, and after trekking back up hill (never volunteer to carry a child, either), we made it to Thunder Coaster.
It is deceptively smooth and full of crazy airtime! A lot more from this ride later.
Next up was the appropriately named Loopen.
This ride had slow ops and manual operation, but it was kind of hilarious to watch because...
...these guys had to go around twice!
Like Bon Bon Land, this park is home to one of these new giant ass frisbees.
The newest addition to the park is a little Western area with a moved coaster from Miribilandia.
It's your standard big roller skater, but ran 2 trains and had the best ops in the park!
I never realized how hilly this park was going to be!
Last up, the tiniest coaster in the world!
It does actually go up a little bit, cha-ching! :)
A few of us decided to check out the new dark ride.
It was the longest wait of the day, but worth checking out I suppose.
The cars are small, but it tries to be like a DarKastle style ride. The scenes and movement were good, but the films and story left a lot to be desired.
We ate lunch at some point, and then did a bit of a photo lap around.
Thunder Coaster has some of the weirdest, but perfectly smooth transitions. Thanks Vekoma!
Now Speed Monster is insanely photogenic.
Who doesn't like airtime?
Mhmm, twisty hills...
Probably my favorite photo from the day.
Had to get an action shot with the escalator, of course.
Coming right at you!
Heading back down around the mountain to head back home.
Oh hey, Thunder Coaster.
The new wood was good to see! Airtime galore
How could I not get this ice cream offering? Named after us Americans of course...
We killed some time in the weird Troll path
Be careful where you sit.
How about some night time Thunder Coaster ERT?
Here we go!
And this is what is ahead of us.
Gotta love night time rides in Scandinavia!
It looks so bad, but it rides soo good.
The big drop! Amazing sustained airtime
More airtime, and new wood. See a theme here?
I think they liked it.
A train full of TPR rides storms by.
The end of the day was spent with more ERT on Speed Monster!
Gotta love the launch!
I tried to be artsy.
Love this turn into the airtime hill.
Right through the Norwegian loop!
Intamin transitions rule.
More twisty hills!
Love how this ride has two of these back to back. Easily the best part of the ride!
Another train of happy riders!
Back row rides :)
One last shot of my fav element <3
And brakes. Done. Another great successful day. Next up, an epic day at Liseberg!!! Probably will have to do it in 2 posts :)
Great look at our Tusenfryd day, Jake. I chose to skip Loopen as I already had the credit, but man, it sounded like quite the (H)experience for you guys, huh? Maybe the new Nightmare attraction near by, had something to do with all that..... misery? (o;
Something else I noticed, on this second tour visit. The Western Town had been there since our 2009 visit. But nothing more than the 'town.' That was it, back then. But the new (moved) family coaster is a perfect addition to the area, and now made it all better sense.
Now, if they could just put heavy themeing around the coaster (something prominent, like a look out tower in the middle of the helixes?), western of course, the area would look even more awesome than it already does.
Yep, Nightmare's pretty close for a good curse on Loopen. (o;
Another nice report, Jake. I have to say I didn't see that weird troll path at all when I was there!
The thing I remember most (after Speed Monster ERT) was getting drenched by Scandinavian ice water in the front seat of Supersplash , then realizing I couldn't use the drying booth - I had Norwegian cash but no coins because the park hadn't opened! haha
But by the time we hiked back up that huge hill again, we warmed up.
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