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Rob
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Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:57 am

making me feel the need to go back. was only there in 2001. Only other theme parks I've done are Canada's Wonderland in Toronto and Portaventura in Salou near Barca. Both pretty great tbf

Portaventura had a ride with the same kind of start as Hulk

Islands of Adventure was the best when we were there, and Busch Gardens surprised me the most for how good it was. Think Kraken in SeaWorld was new that year and the best ride we went on, but in 16 years, I'm sure there's plenty better since

Disney was a bit of a let down.

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enemies/friends
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Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:58 am

I've already got the apps for both and have been checking them to see what rides have silly wait times so I can work out what to go on when lol

We got disney fast pass things with our tickets so we can book 3 rides per day up to 30 days in advance or something, not sure whether we got the same for universal.

Also just got tickets this morning to see Orlando v Toronto in the MLS

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Rusty Shackleford
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Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:33 pm

Id book your 3 fastpasses for early in the morn. When you enter the queue for the third one.... get the phone out and refresh the app a few times until a good ride becomes available again. Saves a lot of time if you wanna go on stuff more than once.

Id also buy one of the magic bands. Theyre like 12 dollats but so handy for scanning onto rides. It autimatically detects what rides you are on and emails ye all the photos. Also if you see a photographer anywhere in the park (theres loads) they take a pic scan your wristband and it gets sent to you too.

Disney dont have as thrilling of rides as Universal but their parks and general vibe are much much better

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enemies/friends
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Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:41 pm

Did you get to either Busch Gardens or Sea World? They look like they both have some seriously good rides but not sure we'd have the time to get to both/either unless it was worth going out of the way to.

Have a day set aside for Kennedy Space Center as well

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Rusty Shackleford
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Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:01 pm

I went to all 3 of those places when i was young but not this time cause we only had 11 days. They both have some huge coasters though so if thats what youre into def go!

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Dick Jones
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Thu Jun 01, 2017 3:11 pm

Dick Jones wrote:
Lumbo wrote:
Dick Jones wrote:I met the guy who owns Tayto Park last night. Bit of a git, but man he's got plans for that place. They're building another rollercoaster and a hotel too, they want to turn it into a world class joint in the next five years.
I thought he sold out to zee Germans.
No he sold his original factory to keep the park afloat in the early days, something like that.
Was corrected on this by someone here today. He did sell the food company to the Germans some years ago. He owns no crisps now, only Tayto Park itself.

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fatguy2k1
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Thu Jun 01, 2017 3:15 pm

enemies/friends wrote:Did you get to either Busch Gardens or Sea World? They look like they both have some seriously good rides but not sure we'd have the time to get to both/either unless it was worth going out of the way to.

Have a day set aside for Kennedy Space Center as well
I went to Sea World (before seeing Blackfish) and the rides there were great. I liked all the sea-life stuff there too.

Kennedy is well worth the drive out. :thumbs:

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Dick Jones
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Thu Jun 01, 2017 3:30 pm

Had one of these vietnamese coffee cups at home for like a year and only used it once. Brought it to work last week and it's a great yoke to have.

You put a scoop of coffee in, smush it down with the other bit, stand it on top of a mug and fill it with water. Wait a few mins and you have a delicious fresh coffee.

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Biggy Shackleton
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Thu Jun 01, 2017 3:41 pm

Dick Jones wrote:Had one of these vietnamese coffee cups at home for like a year and only used it once. Brought it to work last week and it's a great yoke to have.

You put a scoop of coffee in, smush it down with the other bit, stand it on top of a mug and fill it with water. Wait a few mins and you have a delicious fresh coffee.

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Got one myself, and i love it. Takes ages though, i only ever use it of a weekend morning. Best had with condensed milk and this stuff:
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Same problem as a french press though, the clean up is a pain in the hoop.

So i bought myself a pour over yoke.
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Best thing ever. Bin the filter paper and out the door.

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electricnose
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Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:29 pm

Does Primavera Festival and Portumna in Galway have the same atmosphere.

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dwayne
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Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:42 am

Wow, the forum is alive!

Lumbo
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Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:21 am

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Dick Jones
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Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:51 am

Fisher Stevens blacking up for Short Circuit and Short Circuit 2 is quite the skeleton in Hollywood's closet :-D

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Phierstarter
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Fri Jun 02, 2017 1:51 pm

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Eucrid
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Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:02 pm

So less than a year ago our Taosieach barged through my crowd of friends at EP with his jaw a chawing in the middle of the afternoon at the Electric Ireland stage during som shitty 90s cover band. Surely that should lead to a cool Taosieach but it's the opposite.

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Casino
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Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:26 am

Lol

Sure everyone does be at de yokes dese days

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Casino
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Sat Jun 03, 2017 11:34 am

Judging by Facebook, I seem to know more people at primavera now than I did at the last EP.

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Casino
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Sat Jun 03, 2017 11:38 am

Also it's 40 degrees in Hanoi right now and humid as hell. It's pretty intense, no-ones going outside if they can help it. Even the locals are suffering.

Though rather than use sun cream, their method of sun protection is to wear hoodies, masks and gloves. Mainly women as the darkness of your skin is still an indicator of class here I.e. Do you work in the sun or not. And they're racist as fuck round these countries and even sun darkened skin could mean your own people have contempt for you.

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dwayne
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Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:03 pm

Yeah, 35 and humid as fuck here as well.

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maradara
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Sat Jun 03, 2017 2:46 pm

41 in an emirate a few hours north of here i just got back from
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