TPR's EPIC Oktoberfest Trip Report!

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Postby SharkTums » Sat Oct 02, 2010 12:34 pm

I'd really love to know the inner story about the restraints on those type of rides. I fully believe that there are a few differences amongst their coasters. On G-Force at Drayton Manor and Sky Loop at Skyline Park the way the restraint sat on my stomach and lower ribs I could not take a deep breath and found it very uncomfortable to the point I would not ride again. On the other Maurer coasters with the same restraint system I haven't had a problem. I think it could be as simple as just an inch or two bigger or a tad heavier and I'd love to know the details if anyone has them.

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Postby Movieguy » Sat Oct 02, 2010 12:47 pm

Sky wheel doesn't impress me at all, looking at it. It just seems like a souped up version of those "ring of fire" rides you find at a carnival.

I'm surprised, really, that none of these Maurer coasters have OTSRs. I know I've complained about headbanging with those types of restraints before, but it seems like they would make the most sense on that type of ride...then again, though, that would probably put a lot of strain on the shoulders and neck of the rider.

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Postby davisal771 » Sat Oct 02, 2010 1:37 pm

^ Having just lapbars is the point of the X-cars...
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Postby A.J. » Sat Oct 02, 2010 6:51 pm

SharkTums wrote:I'd really love to know the inner story about the restraints on those type of rides. I fully believe that there are a few differences amongst their coasters. On G-Force at Drayton Manor and Sky Loop at Skyline Park the way the restraint sat on my stomach and lower ribs I could not take a deep breath and found it very uncomfortable to the point I would not ride again. On the other Maurer coasters with the same restraint system I haven't had a problem. I think it could be as simple as just an inch or two bigger or a tad heavier and I'd love to know the details if anyone has them.


They could've done a quick nip/tuck of the restraint design between 2005 (G-force) and 2006 (Abismo) if enough people had complained about G-force being uncomfortable.

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Re: TPR's EPIC Oktoberfest Trip Report!

Postby john_phillips235 » Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:10 am

robbalvey wrote:
Ryancrash wrote:
alexinla wrote:
I agree that it's not become too commercialized (yet), but I heard more American English and British English being spoken than German in most cases. There just seemed to be a LOT of tourists there. And they did appear to outnumber the locals.
--Robb


If you want to get a real feel for a true German event, I'd say the best I've been to are Düsseldorf (July) and Bonn (September). They really are local events, yet have ride line-ups that are not too far short of Oktoberfest standards. Also, both enjoy truly huge crowds, great atmospheres, lots of beer, and offer a sense of the city's own unique traditions and customs.

I've had a great time exploring the lesser-known German fairs in the last few years, and I can honestly say they offer an experience that is so much fun that it's resultewd in my interest in theme parks taking a huge dive

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Postby Pas » Wed Oct 06, 2010 5:52 am

I've spent only a day in Munich and all I can say is that it was amazing.
This was my first time there and it won't be the last, that's for sure.

Despite being Saturday we luckily found a table in the Bräurosl tent, and met with random German/Swiss people that really made our day.
They even wrote down the songs words for us to sing along.
I couldn't expect such a welcoming environment and how friendly everyone was. Within 5 minutes we felt like we were at home, with just a bunch of really really good friends!

About it being too commercialized, I don't really know what to say. Being Italian myself I could spot them everywhere, whilst I barely heard someone speaking English. I believe is just some sort of perception-thing (I hope that it makes sense, somehow)...
Nevertheless, commercial or not, I'm already looking forward for next year event.

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Postby Movieguy » Wed Oct 06, 2010 2:25 pm

I was just watching all the Piers videos again...here's what seeing my favorite Brit on the sauce kind of reminds me of...


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Postby robbalvey » Thu Oct 07, 2010 3:05 pm

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Postby robbalvey » Thu Oct 07, 2010 3:08 pm

Time for more Oktoberfest Trip insanity. I can't stress this enough... WATCH BOTH VIDEOS IN THIS UPDATE!!!

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The next park on our trip was probably the biggest surprise of the trip! Erlebnispark Strasswalchen! (Say that five times out loud!)

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Hey everyone! We are all ready for Elmopark Strawsmunchen! (Is that Piers in the background peeing???)

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"Oh my! There is beer in the vending machines! Should I buy one? I probably shouldn't. I might get drunk."

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This is "Wild Train" or as we called it "Europe's Cyclops!" It was insane.

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New contender for "favorite support" award!

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These people have NO IDEA what is about to happen to their genitalia!

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Park owner Erik Wagner came to say goodbye to all of our trip members as he knows they won't make it through this ride!

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See that bunny hill? Yeah...death!

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The rest of this twisted mess is just insane. It does things to you're body that is illegal in some US states. But the most important part is, IT'S FUN!

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There are at least three OMFG moments on this ride.

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"You guys ready to ride?"

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"HANDS UP EVERYONE!!!"

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OMG!!!

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Here it comes...

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TWISTY!!!

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SLAM!!!

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CRAZY! CRAZY AIRTIME!!!

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Big Mike approves!

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OH MY BALLS!

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Such an amazing ride for what looks like basically a kiddie coaster.

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Next up was the slide of death. This is not a slide. It appears to be a slide, but it is not. It is a ride where your ass glides over the slide-like structure at 80MPH and you come crashing to your death at the bottom. It was an orgasmic experience.

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The slide of death turns you into a pile of bodies at the end.

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That green thing is actually made of metal spikes.

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Shane takes it ass first!

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Big Mike is in the lead and as you can see OFF THE SLIDE!!!

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It took us 20 minutes to remove Kevin from Big Mike's body.

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This is not motion blurred in photoshop. This is what it actually looks like!

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The bumper cars were just as awesome.

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Fran gets everyone back for being the "target" on the UK trip. For 1 minute he was allowed to bang anyone he wanted to. He thoroughly enjoyed this! =)

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The park itself was very nice and quaint. All the different sections were nicely themed.

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Kidtums gives this horse one enthusiastic thumbs up!

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Apparently Cedar Fair named this location.

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It's like the shitting donkey, but this one pukes.

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The story behind this is that it turns out that elves actually built the Eiffel Tower. True story!

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Elves in mushroom land...somehow I feel the designers were under an amazing influence when they built this.

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"SELL ME YOUR CHILDREN!!!"

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Amazing.

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"Additional mind-altering substances not required!"

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Good luck everyone!

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"Do not even think about touching my nose."

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"Welcome to your prostate exam!"

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BOOGEY!!! BOOGEY!!! BOOGEY!!!

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I don't know what this is, but it makes me feel dirty!

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Hey guys! Have fun on the safari adventure!

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As you can see, it's very politically correct!

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This is what the humans look like when they are prepared by the chef.

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"Can you feel...the love tonight..."

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I love that you don't need to be politically correct in Austria!

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Wasssup elephant.

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Be sure to slap a condom on that thing before you use it!

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Goodbye everyone! Enjoy your river journey!

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Oh, look, some deer!

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Still not being politically correct!

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Natives...

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Shane???

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Looks like they'll get the point...in the end. har har.

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PORNOPHANT!!!

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No, Jeff, this isn't a credit!

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Well, ok, maybe for Jeff Johnson it is.

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I love these toilet signs!

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Next up was Dracula's House! This was a very interesting walk-through attraction. It only runs during certain hours because it's quite a long show and uses live talent, but it's well worth doing!

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Is TPR ready for a special version of Dracula's House?

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The park owner, Erik Wagner, not only gave us an English translations, but "popped up" a few times during the show to EXCITE us a bit more! =)

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"I WANT TO EAT YOUR SKIN!!!"

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Only dust and a plaque, that reads, "Here Lies Poor Old Drac."

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Oh, hey! Apparently Drac is a boob man!

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"Good evening...I will having you all for dinner!"

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Necrophilia Instructions #1 - First kill girl...

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OMG! What is that!!!

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TPR just wants to say a huge THANK YOU to Erik and his staff for an awesome day at Erlebnispark Strasswalchen!

And that wraps up all the parks we visited during our Oktoberfest 2010 Trip! Now it's time to do your part...COMMENT ON THIS UPDATE!!!

--Robb
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