robbalvey wrote:I'm not sure I'd compare it to Visionland since that park never was trying to be a "themed" park, but it certainly reminded me of the lesser "themed" parks in China where they had spent a minimal amount of money on theming, and would seem even less on the rides.
From a distance the park looked great, but up close you were all "Oh, wow...I slept with her? Sheesh!"
Skyline Park was our next stop during our Oktoberfest 2010 trip. I had kind of mixed feelings about this park. It featured a lot of the really cool "small park" rides and do-it-yourself attractions found at other family parks, but kind of lacked a lot of the charm that other small German parks had.
Upon arrival we were given this somewhat confusing schedule and told that most of the rides would be operated at different times. This resulted in a bit of "waiting around for a ride op" for stuff to open.
The Schwarzkopf Wildcat was open.å
It was just "ok"
It made Joe happy.
Larry ride sign.
This coaster has probably seen better days.
Yup, there it is...in all it's glory.
The park had all these wide open areas of empty that you had to navigate from ride to ride. They were actually pretty long walks, and having to deal with the bizarre layout of the park and the ride operating schedule make it kind of a difficult place to get around.
Sky Wheel was OPEN!
Weren't these rides under some kind of manufacturer re-call or something? Oh well...it was OPEN!!! Yay!
The ride was kind of bizarre in that it really didn't do much.
Up the vertical lift...
Then around the loop...sometimes once...sometimes twice, if you were lucky.
Here is a little POV video of Sky Wheel for you...
"I like this ride...in my mouth."
All around the park were tons of random playground rides.
We called this the "Globe of death."
It was awesome that they had all the swings, slides, and playground stuff, although they were a bit more "ghetto" here than at some other parks we've seen.
This ride, which looked just like the deadly Spinning Batman from China...was AWESOME!
Those spinning cars spun....A CRAP LOAD!
Watch this video!
"Maybe I shouldn't have had all that beer last night."
"I think my poop just went flying that way!"å
And now for the most whorish part of the day...
THE BUTTERFLY COASTER! (And yes, KidTums loves them!)
Skyline Park has two of them back to back. So if you're REALLY sad and pathetic, you can get two credits. (And no, Elissa and I do not count them!)
KidTums might though!
Skyline Express was one of those "double Bayern Curve" flat rides.
Awesome ride! But not a credit.
The log flume was a bit ghetto looking.
There was certainly an "industrial" feel to the park, with the control panels of many rides being in these shipping containers!
In fact, one of the rides was hard to tell if it was under construction or if it was done!
"I've driving a truck with my high heels on!"
This ride was actually REALLY cool!
And now...for the highlight of the day...the "never in America" attraction that is a TPR favorite - the Nautic Jet Boat Jump!
Many of you might have seen these in other TPR updates. The concept is simple - you go up the back spike....
SKLOOSH!!!! Right into malaria lake!
Big Mike gives it a try...
Joe is in a trance.
"I just passed another kidney stone!"
"My tattoos will protect me!"
Did we mention there are TWO of them...and they are dueling??!?!? AWESOME!!!
"Meet in the middle and kiss!"
Big Mike and Fran compete in the "XXL" category.
Seriously awesome ride! I really hope someday a version of this can make it to America!
And now we present you with "TPR Does The Nautic Jet" Video!
My FAVORITE photo of the entire trip!
On our way to Legoland...we've decided that this is what all German towns look like...all exactly the same!
Our next stop was Legoland Germany! (Or Legoland Deutschland!) Elissa and I have always been really big fans of the Legoland parks, and while this version in Germany was not our favorite of the chain, I felt it offered quite a few great rides, and some that were a little more unique to this park.
KidTums ditches us for the Lego family!
Mini Land was RIGHT at the front of the park, and probably a bit smaller looking than at other Legoland parks.
Many familiar looking rides here.
Time for the first credit of the day!
Yup, this looked very familiar.
Germany's version of Project X was almost identical to the version in San Diego.
And for those two little to ride...
The adults had fun!
Germany's version of Aquazone was even less "Dan-Friendly!"
In addition to the water bombs there were also water jets than you could control!
And the water bombs on this ride had an interesting twist...yes, you could control them from off the ride to get the riders wet, but the water explosion was also big enough to soak the person pressing the button! So you either had to share the pain of also getting wet, or RUN!!!
"Hey world! Check me out! I'm driving my Lego car!"
The Lego character on the left is too fat to ride Forbidden Journey!
The Germany version of the Robocoaster let you pick what level of insanity you wanted, and then you got to choose the elements of the program for your ride.
We of course chose "69!"
Like the one in Denmark, this version is the awesome indoor, 10-Kuka arm ride!
"I'm a bear and I'm on top of this ride...how did I get here?"
Enter the castle...NOW!!!!
Germany's version of The Dragon coaster was the best ever! The layout seemed a lot bigger and there was even a "surprise drop" in the dark ride section! (We see you Piers in the back row! Sheesh!)
The Dragon station. Exciting, no?
When I was a kid I always built drunken monk Lego characters.
Hey look! It's my mom and dad!
The dark ride section of Feuerdrache was really well done!
And the coaster part was probably the best of all "The Dragons" I've been on! And here's even a video to prove it!
Oooh! Sexy layout!
And for the smaller kids there is the Drachenjagd coaster or "Dragon Hunt!"
Yo Mr. Dragon...wassup?
"I still haven't found the dragon yet!"
Oooh...maybe we should have read this BEFORE we entered the park!
Yay! Legoland Tower! I love that you can get a birds eye view of the park.
Hi, we are in the tower.
Yay! Two dragon coasters!
Here you can see how mini land is a lot smaller, and kind of flatter than at other Legoland parks.
The log flume and splash battle areas were awesome!
KidTums demonstrates how to floss with pasta.
Oh, no! What is chainsaw bunny going to tear down now?
"I can hold up this sign with my finger!"
Ooh, dark dank cave!
AAAHHHHHGGGG!!!! WALL OF WATER!!!!
"Please get off my head."
The flume ride was really amazing!
And it had Audrey II from Little Shop of Horrors?!?!?
Doing the Afari Tour dance.
"We're going to hunt some gazelle!"
First up were the elephants...
...there's the gazelle! Shoot them!!!
We found the mole.
Splash battle area.
Someone likes the Rockin' Tug!
Oh, goody...another SeaLife!
This Sealife has machines from the movie Aliens.
Tunnel of Fish.
Looks like the Piranhas got to this dude.
We found Nemo.
"No! DON'T EAT US!!!"
Mini-Land! It's really mini!
KidTums presses all of our buttons.
Is there a Lego BeetleBen banging a Lego whore?
Hooray! Bremen fair!
"I'll have a Pasta Bake, please."
This place looks oddly familiar.
Who needs going to the real place when you can just go to Legoland?
Group sex going on in here.
MUST. PRESS. BUTTONS!
They could only afford half of an A380.
"It's ok, buddy...don't worry...at least you have all your skin."
I want to go to all those places!
Yeah! Legoland train!
Don't we all look excited?
Driving school is always a popular attraction for the kids at Legoland.
This version gets so busy that it's actually an upcharge and you have to make a reservation for it!
Yay! The Lego factory tour!
Did you know that Legos are actually made by Lego people?
This is the machine coverts plutonium into Legos.
This machine makes yellow.
"Do you think I should eat the red or the yellow Legos?"
Hooray! They gave us a free brick!
KidTums loves that there are tons of rides here for her.
"I'm going to keep paddling so that mutated beast behind me doesn't get me."
Size DOES matter, Joey!
On the way out of the park, they gave us a box of surprises...what could it be?
Apparently, they were some sort of bacon, pumpkin and cheese....NOODLES?!?!?
"I walked out of the park, and they gave me noodles...this actually happened!"
"I don't care what it is...all I know is that I got free stuff!!!"
Thank you Legoland for the fun day and the NOODLES!!!!
Goodbye Legoland! See you again soon!
And now...post your comments!
Last edited by robbalvey on Tue Sep 28, 2010 12:34 pm.
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