Thank you for an amazing day at Liseberg, everybody! Nice to finally meet you, after so many years of text (and some photos. I have to admit, I recognised a few of you even before we were introduced)! I got back, alive and well, though I suspect I might catch a cold or two following the watery walk back to the train station. Helix was amazing. At first, I thought it was a little sad to be stapled by the lap bar as badly as I was, until I remembered that the bar was the only thing keeping me in my seat, and that resisting that stapling would be an extremely stupid thing to do. Good thing I was stapled too, because in the back row, Helix did its best to throw me off. Ejector airtime if I ever knew it. Also, as per request: Micro Trip Report: Lisebergbanan - Gothenburg Central Station: Sadly, Lisebergbanan was closed due to the weather just as our part of the queue had got into the station, and we were all under dry roof. Sadly, the ride ops didn't have the patience to let us wait out the rain under said roof. Sadly for the ride ops, we were all too stubborn to obey them, and crowded together in the emergency exit. It was raining as intensely as a shower with all valves open, and sadly, I had a train to catch and had to leave. The first part of the trip was good, albeit a little sad. A good handshake from (mostly) everybody, wishes of good luck with the weather and promises to meet again some time in the future. I packed my non-waterproof belongings in a plastic bag, stuffed it into my backpack, got my trusty raincoat on, and headed for Liseberg Train Station (a place I didn't even know existed until I visited it). Approximately zero point zero three seconds after stepping into the rain, I noticed the biggest flaw in my thus-far-considered-perfect anti-weather protection plan: My raincoat covered me from the waist up only. I got approximately thirty metres down the road before I was drenched to the skin from the waist down. Though, the intense rain also kept the crowds away, so I could walk pretty much undisturbed. There were a few others trying their luck without raincoats at all, and they all looked either soaked, miserable or both. My T-shirt might have been wet as well (note to self: fix leaky zipper), but at least it wasn't see-through yet. Outside the park, over a covered walkway and heading for Liseberg station, it was brought to my attention that my shoes weren't waterproof either. I noticed this when I stepped out to a pedestrian crossing, and realized it was submerged in a good five centimetres of water. Not that my socks were that dry any more at that point, but from then on they felt a bit wetter than the pond I'd stepped into. To my astonishment, I found Liseberg Train Station without any problems at all. When I had left the station earlier in the morning, I had been too preoccupied sending a text to Ian to make note of where I had been going. I passed a partially-dismantled barrier that had once contained a set of turnstiles, and went all the way to the platform without finding a ticket machine. I tried to go back and see if I had missed it, but no, apart from the lights in the ceiling there appeared to be no infrastructure at all at Liseberg Station. No advertising posters, no signs, no garbage bins, no ticket office, no nothing apart from a single info screen announcing the departure time of the next train (and thankfully, a dry roof). The only sound to be heard was the loud and intense quacking of my footsteps echoing through the empty corridors (hooray for rubber soles...). It was as if the station itself had shut down years ago, but the trains kept stopping there out of old habit. Because luckily, a train arrived only minutes after I had got to the station. Apparently, there was no way to buy tickets on the train itself either. You had to use an app or send an SMS, and I had neither a smartphone nor a Swedish phone provider. Fortunately, Statens Järnvagar didn't seem to be too hard on ticket controls. The only train attendant I saw sent me one look, then left the carriage before I could ask her about tickets. We arrived at Gothenburg Central Station before I could figure out tickets, just like I had arrived at Liseberg before I could figure out tickets earlier in the morning. Oh well, free rides for me, I guess. I got in time to catch my train, got home without incident, and am slowly starting to dry up now. Thanks again for a wonderful day at Liseberg!