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    Theme Park Review's Trips Announcements!

    We actually have quite a bit of sightseeing and other activities planned into that trip. (Sydney Bridge Climb, Steve Irwin Zoo, etc) Remember that the cost also includes flights within the country. And yes, we will most likely include a water park and other "non coaster parks" since TPR is a "theme park" club and is into more than just coasters! --Robb
  2. PRE-ORDER THIS DVD NOW! SHIPS MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9th! http://www.themeparkreview.com/store/ The next installment of Roller Coasters in the RAW includes more than 30 coasters including: Fireball, Millennium Force, Prowler, Xcelerator, Tonnerre De Zeus, After Burn (Top Gun), Rampage, Mindbender (West Edmonton Mall), Expedition GeForce, Goliath (Walibi World), Leap The Dips, Silver Bullet, Legend (Holiday World), Georgia Scorcher, Ozark Wildcat, Jetline, and many MORE! --Robb Alvey www.themeparkreview.com
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    Theme Park Review's Trips Announcements!

    Theme Park Review's 2010 Trip Flyers are out! Initial Deposits are due NOW for all four 2010 Theme Park Review Trips: DEADLINE FOR ALL DEPOSITS IS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6TH 2009! IF YOU ARE MAILING IN YOUR DEPOSIT, YOUR PAYMENT MUST BE POSTMARKED BY MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2ND, 2009! UK Trip - June 18th - June 28th, 2010 $300 Initial Deposit due NOW! Europe Trip - June 28th - July 5th, 2010 $275 Initial Deposit due NOW! Middle America Trip - August 5th - 16th, 2010 $250 Initial Deposit due NOW! IntimidaTOUR - August 16th - August 23rd, 2010 $200 Initial Deposit due NOW! Download the flyers here: http://www.themeparkreview.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=52940 If you have any questions you can email elissa@themeparkreview.com We hope to see you on a TPR trip in 2010! --Robb Alvey www.themeparkreview.com
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    Theme Park Review's Trips Announcements!

    Hey everyone! There are a few spots open for Theme Park Review's West Coast Tour! If you are interested, contact me ASAP! Email: robbalvey@themeparkreview.com Dates of the trip: August 6th - 17th Total Cost: $2375 Parks included: Six Flags Magic Mountain, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. California's Great America, Gilroy Gardens, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Knott's Berry Farm, Sea World San Diego, Legoland, Belmont Park, Universal Studios Hollywood, Adventure City, Castle Park, Scandia, Disneyland, and Disney's California Adventure! AND MORE!!! Trip fee includes: - All Park admissions (16 Parks Total!) - Gold Q-Bot at two parks - Three Day Disney Park Hopper - ERT at just about ever park! (Exclusive Ride Time) - Backstage Tours - Photo Walk-backs - All ground transportation - All hotel accommodation (11 nights) - Two meals per day - Drinks, snacks, T-Shirt, Photos, and MORE! Again, if you are interested, email me RIGHT NOW to reserve your spot! --Robb Alvey www.themeparkreview.com robbalvey@themeparkreview.com
  5. robbalvey

    Theme Park Review's Trips Announcements!

    FYI - In case anyone is interested we announced details for our 2009 TPR Trips today. You may download the trip flyers here: http://www.themeparkreview.com/trips/ ** June 7th - 22nd 2009 - Scandinavia Trip! ** July 11th - 17th, 2009 - Deep South USA Trip! ** July 17th - 22nd, 2009 - Texas Trip! ** August 6th - 17th, 2009 - West Coast USA Trip! More details to be found on the trip flyers so download them! If you have any questions, you may drop me an email or PM. We hope to see you on a TPR trip in 2009! --Robb Alvey
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    2006 Coaster Video Contest!

    The TPR Video Contest is BACK! For details click here: http://www.themeparkreview.com/videocontest/ Video entries need to be submited by Feb 2nd, 2008. Good luck everyone! --Robb
  7. robbalvey

    Theme Park Review's Trips Announcements!

    Hey everyone! Just to give you all an update - We still have a few spots open for Mainland Europe 2008, East Coast USA 2008, and Tokyo 2008 trips. China 2008 is full but you can still get on the waiting list in case someone drops. For more details about dates, parks we will be visiting, and pricing please visit: http://www.themeparkreview.com/trips/ Hope to see you on a trip! --Robb
  8. robbalvey

    Cedar Point's Maverick - POV & Footage Video

    It really did kick ass. One of the few coasters out there that actually exceeded my expectations. --Robb
  9. Hey everyone! We have just finished up the Maverick segment from our new DVD "Roller Coasters in the RAW!" For you coaster footage and POV fans this is probably the most comprehensive video of the ride ever! It includes tons of offride shots from just about every angle and a complete POV from the lift hill to brake run totally unedited! Enjoy the video!!! Yup, that's Maverick with that more-than-ninety-degree drop! It's got lots of twisty gooeyness. It's got lots of airtime that makes grown men go "WHEEEEEEEEE!" Download the Cedar Point Maverick Video HERE! Order "Roller Coasters in the RAW!" - Only $10
  10. robbalvey

    Theme Park Review's Trips Announcements!

    Here's just a little update on TPR's 2008 trips - Spots are still open for East Coast USA and Mainland Europe. If you're interested, get your deposit in now! Initial deposits for the China trip and Tokyo trip are due on November 15th, 2007. We have made paying the initial deposit even easier! You can now pay your trip deposit via the TPR Store: http://www.themeparkreview.com/store/index.php?categoryID=84 For more information about these trips, download the flyers here: http://www.themeparkreview.com/events/events.htm People who have been on a TPR trip say they have had the "time of their life!" It's a great way to see lots of parks, ride lots of coasters, and meet new people who are interested in your hobby! We hope to see you on a TPR trip in 2008! --Robb
  11. Hey everyone! We had a film shoot out at Kemah Boardwalk last weekend and now I've got the photos & video to share with you all! We arrived at 9:00 in the morning and met with about 25 TPR members for a filming session that would take them through 17 rides on Texas' most aggressive, most INSANE wooden roller coaster! Let me warn you now, Boardwalk Bullet is NOT for the weak! This ride will tear you a new soul!!! If you're looking for an intense roller coaster, Boardwalk Bullet is THE place in Texas to be. The ride covers a serious amount of track in a very small, compact space. The design of the ride is fantastic, although I do have to say that some of the trackwork leaves a bit to be desired. It sort of feels like a "GCI woodie that doesn't track very well." I am told though, that a lot of the track work will get attention over the off season. That's a good thing! It was nice to see Houston get a wooden coaster so quickly after Texas Cyclone was destroyed. At least this is a tradition that will live on in Southern Texas. Anyway, onto some pictures.... There sits Boardwalk Bullet. So innocent looking. It's about to make me scream like a little girl! The TPR gang showed up and was ready to ride. They look happy now...I wonder if they will still look this way in 2 hours! =) You guys ready to lose one of your nine lives? Do NOT let that first drop fool you! This is some insane s**t!!!! Just look at what it does to that perfect hair-do....let's take a closer look... Hair explosion! Geesus, you can't even SEE the track! Everything is such a blur. Once again...the track disappears out from under you. KidTums wants to ride SO BAD...maybe next year? =) Here's one for the lift hill enthusiats. From here you can see how insanely dense the structure is. Boardwalk Bullet should be the first coaster with a boat dock. And just in case you have forgotten what coaster this update is about... You can download the POV video which includes tons of footage of the ride here: http://www.themeparkreview.com/forum/files...let_640_190.zip Enjoy! --Robb Alvey www.themeparkreview.com
  12. robbalvey

    Theme Park Review's 2008 Group Trips.

    We have announced our China 2008 and Tokyo 2008 trips. Deposits for all 4 of our trips are due soon, so if you're interested get your deposit in now! And if you are planning to send it your deposit, and have not done so yet, please email me at robbalvey@themeparkreview.com so we can "pencil" you in. This will help us with planning how many buses we will have, etc. You can download the trip flyers here: www.themeparkreview.com/trips/ In summary, here are the four trips we are offering in 2008: Mainland Europe! June 22nd – July 6th, 2008. Parks include: Disneyland Paris, Europa Park, Phantasialand, Holiday Park, Tripsdrill, Walibi World, Walibi Belgium, Heide Park, Efteling, Toverland, Parc Asterix, Bobbejaanland, Drievliet, Movie Park Germany, and more! 18 parks in total! East Coast USA! August 7th – August 19th, 2008. Parks include: Six Flags Great Adventure, Six Flags New England, Six Flags America, Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Kings Dominion, Hersheypark, Knoebel’s, Dorney Park, Lake Compounce, Dutch Wonderland, and more! 12 to 13 parks in total! With the exchange rate in your favor, this is a great way for Europeans to see many of the USA parks at a really good price! China Trip! August 30th – September 11th, 2008. Parks include: Happy Valley, Beijing Amusement Park, Hong Kong Disneyland, Mysterious Island, Fisherman's Wharf, Ocean Park, Sun Park, Chimelong Paradise, Shijingshan Park, Pearl Land, and more! We will even spend some time at the Great Wall and other China landmarks "TPR Style" (meaning we go up to the Great Wall on a skyway and come back down via Alpine Slide!!!) 13 parks in total! Tokyo Trip! September 14th – September 22nd, 2008. Parks include: Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo DisneySea, Tobu Zoo, Fuji-Q, LaQua, Toshimaen, Sea Paradise, Cosmoworld, Nasu Highland, Yomiuriland, and more! 14 parks in total! If you're looking for a cheaper, shorter alternative to our Japan trip this year, this is a GREAT way to see a good amount of Tokyo parks in a short amount of time. Theme Park Review’s trips include: • All ground transportation • All park admissions • All hotel accommodations • Park perks such as Exclusive riding sessions, photo walkbacks, interviews, etc. • At LEAST one meal per day • Snacks, drinks, trip T-Shirt, TPR goodies, etc. • A DVD and photo CD of your trip • A LOT of fun and a chance to meet new friends who share the same hobby! For information about how to sign up for one of these trips, visit: www.themeparkreview.com/trips/ We hope to see you on a TPR trip in 2008! --Robb Alvey www.themeparkreview.com
  13. robbalvey

    Theme Park Review's Trips Announcements!

    BTW, for those of you who are interested in our trips, but may have a few questions about them, we have posted a transcript of Sunday's chat, which we have turned into our "TPR 2008 Trips FAQ." You can read the Q&A here: http://www.themeparkreview.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=39067 If you have any further questions, please ask! Thanks! --Robb Alvey
  14. Hello Everyone! In case you haven't heard, Theme Park Review has announced two of our 2008 trips: Europe and East Coast USA! The trip flyers are now available here: http://www.themeparkreview.com/events/events.htm We will also be announcing our China 2008, Tokyo 2008, and Mini-Korea 2008 trips in early October so keep an eye out for those flyers to show up soon as well. Europe 2008 will visit: Parc Asterix, Disneyland Paris, Walibi Belgium, Walibi World, Europa Park, Heide Park, Holiday Park, Efteling, Toverland, Bobbejaanland, Phantasialand, and much more! East Coast 2008 will visit: Six Flags Great Adventure, Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Hersheypark, Kings Dominion, Six Flags New England, Six Flags America, Knoebels, Dorney Park, Lake Compounce, and more! I know we had some RC.AU members on our trips this year and I hope they have good things to say about them! If you have any questions about our trips, you can email us directly at robbalvey@themeparkreview.com or you can stop by our chat room on Sunday, September 30th at either 11am PST (7pm GMT) or 5pm PST (1am GMT) for a TPR trips chat. Obviously everyone from this site is more than invited and we hope you'll join us on one of our 2008 trips. --Robb Alvey
  15. robbalvey

    Theme Park Review's 2008 Group Trips.

    If I had time I would LOVE to be a more active member, but I'm sure you can appreciate the time it takes to run a site, plan trips, edit DVDs, and on top of all that have a day job and a new baby! I'm sorry you guys feel it's "advertizing", I see it more as inviting you guys to come on one of our trips. How would our announcement be any different from any other coaster club letting you all know about events? I would understand it being an issue if this site ALSO offered theme park tours, but as far as I'm aware, they don't. If someone from R-C.com.au join us, you could bring back LOADS of great content for your site in the form of trip reports, photos, videos, park guides, experiences, etc. We're inviting you guys to come join us on one of our tours. I can't offer any better way to "share an experience" than to have someone from the site join us. --Robb "It's not like I'm here posting a 'come join our forum' message...." Alvey