prozach626 wrote:Nice pictures. A couple questions for the OP?
Did you get to a point where you got tired of going to parks?
Good question. The answer is mostly no. We don't spend a lot of time repeating experiences unless we love them, so the visits are usually either novel, or they're a proven enjoyable quantity, if that makes any sense. I'm generally bored by repetition, so we don't re-visit many parks unless they've added something worth re-visiting. It's also fun to re-visit parks when we're with new people or with friends, which is one reason TPR trips are so much fun, even if you know the park already. We also enjoy traveling in general, so that means always learning new places, new languages, new kinds of food, etc. I've also managed to fold this hobby into my professional life (research and consulting), so even the boring bits have become about studying the guest experience. Yes, there are moments when Cheryl and I will look at each other and sarcastically say, "Living the Dream", but those are far and few between. At the moment, we have no plans on slowing down.
prozach626 wrote:Also, what was the roller coaster that got away. The one coaster you were looking forward to riding, but was closed at the time of your trip.
We've missed credits all over the world, but the two that stick out are in Taiwan: Gravity Max at Lihpao Land (formerly Discovery World Yamay, when we visited) and Diving Machine G5 at at Janfusun Fancyworld. We went in April, which is a low season there, so there was a lot of maintenance downtime. The parks weren't crowded, but not everything was running. We missed one other credit in Taiwan, so we're thinking about a return in 2014.
Thanks for checking out the report and thanks for the thoughtful questions.
That's cool you got to visit so many parks in many countries in 2013. Thanks for sharing.
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Great overview of all the places you visited and it was a pleasure to hang around with you both at DisneySea and some of the other parks on that trip. I'll see you again in Scandi I guess!
(BTW - Get back to Taiwan ASAP, Gravity Max is awesome. I can't believe you annoyed you must have been when you heard it was down for maintenance.)
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This was another amazing year. Since we started taking the theme park hobby too seriously , we've tried to hit around 70 parks a year. That's been the goal, but this year we blew the doors off and went over the century mark! We did not one, but two Theme Park Review trips, which were both amazing. Add to that a bunch of trips on our own and we end with a record-breaking year. Since we're over 99, this will be in two pieces.
So once again, without further ado, it's one photo for every park we hit in 2014!
Hong Kong Disneyland
Ocean Park (Hong Kong)
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
Zoomer's Family Amusement Park
Washuzan Highland (Theme Park Review's Weird Japan Tour)
New Reoma World (Theme Park Review's Weird Japan Tour)
Himeji Tegarayama Amusement Park (Theme Park Review's Weird Japan Tour)
Kobe Fruit and Flower Park (Theme Park Review's Weird Japan Tour)
Tojoko Toy Kingdom (Theme Park Review's Weird Japan Tour)
Universal Studios Japan (Theme Park Review's Weird Japan Tour)
Misaki Park (Theme Park Review's Weird Japan Tour)
Adventure World (Theme Park Review's Weird Japan Tour)
Suzuka Circuit (Theme Park Review's Weird Japan Tour)
Japan Money Park (Theme Park Review's Weird Japan Tour)
Enakyo Wonderland (Theme Park Review's Weird Japan Tour)
Tokyo DisneySea (Theme Park Review's Weird Japan Tour)
Enchanted Forest (Turner, Oregon)
Oaks Amusement Park
Adventure Wonderland (UK)
Paultons Park (UK)
Funland Amusement Park (Hayling Island, UK)
Clarence Pier (UK)
Blackgang Chine (Isle of Wight, UK)
Pirates Cove Fun Park (Isle of Wight, UK)
West Sands Fun Fair (UK) (Sorry, I can't figure out why this is upside down!)
Harbour Park (West Susses, UK)
Brighton Pier (East Sussex, UK)
California's Great America
Fun Town at Micke Grove
Funderland Amusement Park
Blackbeard's Family Entertainment Center
Rotary Storyland and Playland
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Playland Park (Rye, NY)
Sommerland Sjælland (Theme Park Review Scandi Tour)
Bakken (Theme Park Review Scandi Tour)
Tivoli Gardens (Theme Park Review Scandi Tour)
BonBon-Land (Theme Park Review Scandi Tour)
Hansa Park (Theme Park Review Scandi Tour)
Legoland Billund (Theme Park Review Scandi Tour)
Djurs Sommerland (Theme Park Review Scandi Tour)
Tivoli Friheden (Theme Park Review Scandi Tour)
Fårup Sommerland (Theme Park Review Scandi Tour)
Tusenfryd (Theme Park Review Scandi Tour)
Liseberg (Theme Park Review Scandi Tour)
Skara Sommarland (Theme Park Review Scandi Tour)
Gröna Lund (Theme Park Review Scandi Tour)
Funpark (Theme Park Review Scandi Tour)
PowerLand (Kauhava, Finland) (Theme Park Review Scandi Tour)
Wasalandia (Theme Park Review Scandi Tour)
Särkänniemi Amusement Park (Theme Park Review Scandi Tour)
Linnanmäki (Theme Park Review Scandi Tour)
Miracle Strip Pier Park
Sam's Fun City
Jolly Roger Amusement Park
Jolly Roger at the Pier
Six Flags America
Adventure Park USA
Knoebels Amusement Park & Resort
Luna Park (Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY)
Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park
Fantasy Shore Amusement Park (Staten Island, NY)
Adventureland (Long Island, NY)
Funtown Splashtown U.S.A.
York's Wild Kingdom
Atlantic Beach Park
Canobie Lake Park
Funworld Game Center (Nashua, NH)
Santa's Village (Jefferson, NH)
Story Land (Glen, NH)
Fort Jefferson Fun Park
Donley's Wild West Town
Six Flags Great America
Wisconsin State Fair
Bay Beach Amusement Park
Brookhaven Exchange Club Park
Coney Island (Cincinnati, OH)
Washington State Fair
Wild Waves Theme Park
Kermis Gouda (Netherlands)
Walibi Holland (Netherlands)
Flugplatz Sitterdorf (Switzerland)
Kinderparadies Sedel (Switzerland)
Schwaben Park (Germany)
Legoland Deutschland (Germany)
Bayern Park (Germany)
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