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Tayto Park "Coaster Craic" trip reports August 2015

Discussion in 'CoasterForce Live' started by Ian, Aug 9, 2015.

  1. Ian

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    Top o' the mornin' to you! We never met Mr Tayto but we did meet Mr Chulainn! Seven times during early morning ERT!

    Most attendees are probably recovering from hangovers somewhere on the Emerald Isle but expect photos, videos and a few words about the day here soon!
     
  2. snes2

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    What were the queues like? :--D
     
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    Re: Tayto Park "Coaster Craic" trip reports August 2015

    I'm gutted you all weren't spited. </3
     
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    Cu Chulainn was so good <3

    Really fab weekend, thanks everyone! Really fun day at the park yesterday, helped by a really solid coaster.

    Really nice to see everyone again - shout out to Hixee who I've never spent any real time with so was fab to and nice to meet Thom!
     
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    - Cu Chulainn was awesome
    - Tayto has a lot of potential to grow
    - NHS Jordan showing everyone his arse on the climbing thing
    - Vortex Tunnels
    - Factory Bore
    - Sexy Charles Coyle's Baywatch Run

    It was a very fun day, if the park was HEAVING... Which is a good thing, as that means lots of money for the place with which they can expand further and improve things already existing...

    I look forward to reading "The Man Inside the Jacket"...
     
  6. Hixee

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    I haven't been on proper a CF-Live in about four years - such a shame!

    Had an amazing weekend. I'll do a proper report once I've sorted all my photos out (hopefully in the next day or so), but for now just thanks to all!
     
  7. Nic

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    I'm sat here eating a jacket potato for lunch in celebration of our fab weekend!

    The park itself is lovely. The new area is a bit tarmac-tastic, but they've done their best to tart it up with potted plants here and there. The area over by the zoo certainly feels a lot more bedded in, so hopfully the new bit will blend in a bit more with time.

    I was amazed by how ridiculously busy it was. OK, so a sunny saturday in the school holidays is the peakest of peak theme park season, but even so.

    I quite liked the range of attractions they have there. A couple of more unusual things (the zip wire and high ropes course) combined with some classig kiddie rides (porn ponies) and a couple of impressive looking "thrill" rides (Rotator and Air-Race). Despite me overhearing a young girl complaining (scarily eloquently) to her mother that there's not much for "little ones", for a new park I think they've got a pretty good balance. Perhaps the only thing I might change if it was me, would be to mix the rides up a bit. They've gone for the Alton approach of having all the kids rides in one area, and the big ones in another. As we know from elsewhere, this can make for a miserable day out if you're in a family with mixed ages of children.

    The factory tour was underwhelming. I don't know what I was expecting, but I think it was a bit more than that. Also, I'm still absolutely none the wiser as to why the vortex is a thing.

    On to the main event then - Cú Chulainn. I'm still so impressed with the balls of the place to build such a ridiculous coaster as their first cred. It looks really impressive on the skyline as you approach the park. There's something really American about the way it towers over the edge of the car park as you come in too.

    The first part of the ride is really impressive. Fast paced and loads of airtime. I was grinning like the Cheshire cat. Then it gets to the overbanked turn. Oh, the overbanked turn *sighs*. It's got this really weird bounce as it goes round it. I didn't actually find it that uncomfortable - certainly not painful - just hilarious. My main issue with it is that it kills the speed, and makes the second half of the ride feel somewhat pedestrian compared to the first. Whilst there is airtime to be had, and it's still a lot of fun, I felt the massive grin on my face start to fade.

    I think the biggest issue with it though has to be the brakes. You know that bit in The Simpsons where they're on a coaster and everyone cries in pain and breaks their teeth as it brakes suddenly at the end of the ride? Yeah, that. The braking was so violent, you could actually feel it hit the upstop wheels.

    All that makes it sound like I disliked it, which isn't true at all. I really enjoyed it, and was more than happy to re-ride multiple times both during ERT and throughout the day. It's a good solid coaster, and a ridiculously good addition for such a small/new park. I just don't think it should be appearing on any "world's best woodies" lists any time soon.

    Overall, I was impressed by the park and the coaster. I think there's a lot of potential there for the future, and I can't wait to see what they build next. Oh, and the crisps are damn tasty too!

    I can't finish without mentioning our post-park activities. Many of us were staying in Dublin, so the park staff (Siobhan?) kindly arranged for us to be picked up in a minibus. Little did we know it'd be equipped with it's own disco lights! From now on, all CF-Lives should involve a trip on a party bus!

    In the evening, we went for a few drinks and a "traditional Irish dinner" at the Mongolian Barbeque. I love that CF can have a laugh both in and out of parks. Highlights of the evening had to be Dubai Dave's, "How would you get a love bite on the BACK of your ne.... OH!" and singing along to a live version of Budapest ("OOOOOOOOOOOOHHH! OOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHH!")

    The next day, a bunch of us met back up, and embarked on "Plod's walking tour of Dublin". He's clearly missed his vocation in life! Sod the games design, he needs to be doing this as a career! Leading us to sights and presenting us with googled facts as we went, it was entertaining to say the least.

    Overall, I had a fantastic time. Massive thanks to Ian and Charles for organising the ERT, and to everyone for coming. It was a great group, and the weekend wouldn't have been the same without you!
     
  8. ThomVD

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    Had such a great weekend. This was my very first official CF live, and it was so nice :) I didn't make any photos sadly.

    I was only home for one day after a ridiculous tiring week in Finland. I flew with Aer Lingus (both flights were delayed for about an hour, blegh) and arrived at the airport on the friday evening. There, Plod and I waited for peep, Nic and Ben to join us and we all went to our hostel. The next morning we got a taxi to the park where we met up with the group.

    The park was quite unique. It had a great sense of humour, and there were plenty of rides that you don't usually see at parks. We started out with Cú Chulainn ERT. We managed 7 rides eventually. I loved the coaster from the beginning, but I knew it has potential to be much greater once it had warmed up.

    After that we went for a go on the zipline. I suffer from fear of heights when it comes to these things but I had decided I would make the most of the trip by not sitting out on anything, so I went ahead. It wasn't as bad as it looked; it was quite fun actually. Afterwards we did another terrifying fear-of-heights-unfriendly attraction, the rope course. I came off with my legs being really shakey, but it was good fun. Especially the part where you have to go over just a tiny rope so high above the ground was quite scary. The poor souls who missed the ERT thanks to Ryanair spite rejoined the group at this point.

    We then did one of the flat rides, the Ro-tayto-r. After my trip to Finland I thought nothing would be bad to me anymore, with all the ridiculous spinny flats they have there. This one wasn't particularly scary, but god was it awful. It has some of the most extreme and uncomfortable hangtime I've experienced so far. It doesn't even swing properly so there is no airtime to be had. It was a good laugh though, sitting next to Richard who was constantly yelling "WHY IS THIS EVEN A THING?!".

    I think we had lunch next, after skipping the air race with a massive queue. Funny how most of the lunch consisted of all sorts of potato. Then we did the crisp factory tour. I literally had no expectations but it still disappointed. There was honestly nothing to look at. The vortex tunnel at the end made up for it though, mainly for its sheer randomness and how it actually managed to get me dizzy.

    Pretty sure we went for a re-ride or two on Cú next. Now that it has warmed up I will give my full opinion on the ride. The first drop is surprisingly fantastic, especially in the back seat. You get awesome tunnel airtime and up until the overbank the pacing is incredible. Like a good GCI it was really twisty while still providing great airtime. It was really fierce. The overbank was a quite shakey, but not painful and doesn't detract from the ride all that much. The second half loses a bit of speed but I don't think it took away that much from the ride. There is still tons of airtime with a good pace. It doesn't let up until the end, with airtime all over.

    It is just so incredible fun from start to finish. It's one of those re-ridable, long (it literally goes on forever!) and just FUN rides, exactly how a coaster should be. It does brake quite harsh in the station, but I thought it was funny rather than painful, and the ride loses none of its quality because of that. It is smooth and still feels very much like an out-of-control woodie. Both back and front were amazing. Particularly my front row ride with Ian From CoasterForce was memorable <3 Conclusion: Cú is how I want a coaster to be like. It's smooth, re-ridable, great fun from start to finish, full of airtime and has a fantastic length. They have a winner in their hands.

    We also did the air race and the 5D show inbetween the re-rides. I quite enjoyed the air race. It's not going to hit the top of my fave flat ride list, but it was good fun. The 5D show was basically a 'coaster' POV with a lot of shaking and water effects. It lacked anything crisps-related though, which was disappointing. We ended the day with free crisps!

    All in all it was a lovely day, despite being extremely tired all the way through. It was really great to finally meet Ploddish, Ben, Hixee, jayjay, Gavin, MouseAT, ATTACKHAMMER, Nicky, Peter, Rach, Dubai Dave and Lord Morton, and it was also nice to see all the familiar faces again! Despite it being such a huge group, I still feel I managed to talk to everybody for at least a little while. We went into Dublin for the evening. Some highlights were the disco bus and the weird Mongolian Barbecue place. Dublin at night was quite lively, with plenty going on. The pubs were a bit too crowded for my taste though.

    The day after we did proper touristing in Dublin. Plod was our guide, and he did a great job :p It just amused me how we were literally the worst tourists ever! We made some selfies with all of the highlights in the city, the most unusual being the statue of the lady with the boobs, the half colourful-half traditional castle and the massive weird spire in the city center. Overall I thought Dublin was alright. It wasn't particularly amazing, but not unpleasant either. It is definitely more interesting at night than during the day. Wonderful weekend <3
     
  9. Dubaidave

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    Re: Tayto Park "Coaster Craic" trip reports August 2015

    I will do a trip report as soon as I can assimilate the information and fill in a few gaps.
    Really was an amazing trip. I would say the best woodie I have ridden. Dublin was great. I learnt about love bites on the back of your neck and that Dublin has the worst wax museum ever. Even though it took me ten hours to get home it was a most excellent trip. Thanks to everyone that was there who made it amazing. Now if only I could do more trips like this I would be happy.




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    Re: Tayto Park "Coaster Craic" trip reports August 2015

    And. If there is anyone that drank a little less alcohol than me. I think I only ride the coaster and the 5d cinema at tayto park.
    Can't actually remember riding anything else so if anyone remembers seeing me do anything else that would help with my hangover gaps


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    ^ awesome vortex tunnel (both of them)?
     
  12. Ben

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    Haha, the Mongolian restaurant was amazing.

    My favourite part was when the vegetarian's tofu got dragged through all our pork and beef.
     
  13. Ian

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    It was lovely to arrive at the park and see everybody. It felt even better when we marched past the queueing public to get our cheap tickets and head off to ERT. It was also a perfect way for me to say hello to everybody and shake their hands. I really do appreciate it when CFers travel across seas to have fun together at a theme park.

    The day started with ERT on Cu Chulainn. Thanks for leaving the front seat clear on ride one so I could grab a POV (which will be on CF YT soon). ERT went well and we managed to get seven rides in 30mins. I rode every time. My opinion of CuCu remained unchanged. Often when I re-ride a coaster a few months after riding it, it can lose it's appeal. I still think CuCu is great but everybody is right, the overbank does shave the edge off the coaster. It's still fab though.

    Everybody who was was slim enough rode the zippers which looked like good fun. This gave me an opportunity to get to grips with Periscope which did attract several live viewers. It's quite cool and I'll use it again at CF-Lives. The 'highlight' was NHS Jordan's bulge due to the harness!

    Skywalks's don't interest me so I sat out once again and watched about 8 CFers walk round it. In the meantime, we sand and danced to to Westlife and discussed eating the berries from a nearby bush. Again, the harness made NHS Jordan look very well endowed. Oh how we laughed.

    By now, a couple of people who were delayed flying over arrived so we did Rotator. I rode it back in June and decided against re-riding. I'm glad I did as Richard's face and shouty remarked echoed mine when I first rode it. The spin and and flippiness is too controlled, it seems so unnatural.

    The queue for the Air Race was vile so we headed through the zoo to the brilliant restaurant where we had a civilised meal.

    After lunch, we did the lacklustre factory tour. I was hoping for something Willy Wonka-esque but soon realised it was a working factory so it was a bit of a personal let down. Then again, it's a crisp factory so I don't know what I really should have expected.

    The Vortex tunnel was vile. Fun, but sickly. At work, Vortex Tunnels are used in mirror mazes but we're trying to gradually phase them out as a feature chamber because they don't really add anything. (The following Monday, me, NHS and Richard headed to Newcastle (in Northern Ireland) to get the cred there, they also had a vortex tunnel. They must be a thing in Ireland.)

    After a faff toilet break, we walked around the remainder of the zoo before heading through the new Dinosaurs Alive area. Unfortunately the dinosaurs were not alive. When me and Jordan visited in June, the dinosaurs were moving and making noises. This time they remained static and cracks were appearing in the skin where the movement takes place. If I were Tayto Park, I'd be on the phone to the manufacturer immediately to get them back to their former glory.

    I've forgotten what we did next. I know we re-rode Cu Chulainn a couple more times. We did the 5D cinema (which was really heavy on the water spray effect and smelly batching rooms). We alas managed to do the Air Race. The Kids area was packed to the rafters so we skipped the Porn Ponies.

    At the end of the day, I met up with Charles Coyle and we had a pleasant chat about the future of the park. They will be getting a big steel coaster in the next couple of years. They haven't decided on a type yet but are checking it out with his first stop being Helix at Liseberg during this years IAAPA EAS. Fingers crossed for a Mack mega! (And a mirror maze, obviously.)

    Over all the day was rather relaxed. We managed to spend eight hours at the park even though everything of note can be done in about two hours. I guess it's the fact we can make the most out of any situation. Be it standing in a queue, sitting on the grass drinking coffee, chatting to everybody about theme parks.

    I'm very much looking forward to returning to Tayto when they get their new coaster. The new log flume next year will hopefully be fab and will help to swallow people but it's not CF's core interest, so there won't be a Live there until they get a new cred.

    Thanks once again to everybody who mad it over and contributed in their own way to make the day enjoyable. Be it cable ting people to railings, talking enthusiastically about their upcoming trips, what they've been up to and of course the witty observations. It's the spontaneous reaction to things that make me love CF-Lives. I'm so glad CF isn't a group of wet enthusiasts who count supports or reel off coaster stats as a means of conversation. It's all about being cheesy in an environment that we all feel comfortable in and have thrilling and ridiculous experiences together. Ah, I wuv you guys!

    Cheers! Roll on GhosterForce!
     
  14. gavin

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    I arrived on Friday afternoon, intending to have a wander around for a few hours, but since I've been to Dublin before and the hotel turned out to be really nice, I made it as far as the Londis next door, where I bought wine which was consumed in the whirlpool bath while I watched Jeremy Kyle through the open bathroom door.

    I then went out to meet Dubai Dave - slightly late as I was waiting on those all-important DNA results - and we proceeded to drink in a variety of classy Temple Bar establishments. We left each other around midnight I think, whereupon I made the silly decision to call into another bar that I recognised from a previous visit and I was walking past on the way back to the hotel.

    I wasn't feeling TOO bad when we met up in the morning, but after a few rides on the woodie I was feeling like I might vom, so I sat out of a couple of rides, getting back on for the final ERT ride, after which I indeed did make a hasty dash to the toilet.

    The coaster is excellent. I was less offended by the overbank than many, finding it more funny than anything.

    Riding later in the day after it had warmed up definitely proved for an even better ride, especially at the back. I hadn't really followed construction or looked at POVs, so was pleasantly surprised by how substantial the while thing was.

    The factory "tour" is, in reality, a view through some windows of not very much. I was glad of this since it meant not having to feign interest with an over-enthusiastic staff member.

    I didn't know they had a zoo, so that was pleasant enough.

    The 5D cinema was poor, but 99% of them are.

    The restaurant was excellent for a park. I wasn't really hungry, so just went for a kids' meal which was definitely adult-sized and goes some way to explaining the ABSOLUTE STATE of the park's general clientele.

    Dublin in the evening, following our laser disco bus ride, was fab. Plenty of food, booze, laughs and taking the piss which is all that's really needed for a good night out.
     
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    First off, thanks to Ian for all the organisation. Thanks to Tayto for the discount and the ERT and above all, thanks for making such a brilliant little park!

    My alarm went off at 3 in the morning after 4 hours sleep and I crawled out of bed thinking 'this had better be worth it'. I needn't have worried - it was a CF trip after all! But the coaster gods were against me that morning. Flying from Stansted never puts one in a good mood, but when your flight is delayed and you know you're going to miss ERT, you start to get a little tense. The reason for our delay was some maintenance to our plane. We were travelling with Ryan Air but our plane had World Explorer written along it and it looked like it had explored too much tbh. A man fiddled beneath it with spanners for a while and when we finally boarded, we noted, nervously, some leaking fuel and several large welding jobs to the hull. Wonderful. Still, Peter, Rach, Daniel and I made it in one piece. Once landed in Dublin we rushed through to get our hire car and it was all very speedy. Peter kindly drove us all the 20 mins to the park. I jealously watched the CF periscope video of everyone having fun on the zip wires. They looked fab!

    Driving in, the first thing we noticed was that we were parking in the 'cheese and onion' car park! Having recovered from that, we walked in past the 'crisp collection point'. Then the very nice lady at reception apologised on behalf of the whole of Ireland for Ryan Air being awful!! She was lovely and this park was already amazing!!

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    But of course, the real reason we were here was Cú Chulainn. We'd already passed it by excitedly in the car park (Nic's got it spot on with it looking like an American theme park entrance - cred in the car park). But as the others had just gorged themselves on the cred during ERT, we would have a long and anxious wait before getting to experience it for ourselves.

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    First up, Ian cam to greet us and then we all joined the others at Rotator. I didn't really fancy this first off and opted to have a good catch up instead with the rest of the blousers. Some of us had the first of many excited conversations about our upcoming Japan trip (sorry to bore everyone else). People came up to personally complain about my Vegas/SFMM trip report - apparently it had given everyone serious sympathy stress - sorry! It was here that we invented Vegas Casino Charades to pass the time. Haha.

    The air race was heaving. As was the rest of the park! Normally, I'd hate it but it was great to see the park thriving. And it was our own fault for turning up on the Saturday of an August bank holiday! So we went off to look round the zoo instead. It was probably one of the better UK zoo theme parks I'd been to in terms of cage size, but it's still a zoo, so I was happy when lunch was called. We walked through this strange bottleneck area and through some bushes and a tunnel and came out into a hunting lodge/restaurant. The building was gorgeous and the lunch selection was spot on. Most people had carvery but I opted for a delicious hot quiche (sorry, cus) with three types of salad, one of which was watermelon, feta and mint - now you don't get that at Thorpe Park! And it was scrummy. We also tried to see how many different types of potatoes we could eat! Here's a picture of everyone having a 'posh meal'. I even acted as Lord Morton's butler for a while to make him feel more at home. Also a shout out of respect to Dubai for wearing a Pleasure Island T-shirt all day!

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    Feeling full, we went to investigate the crisp factory. Apparently there's a lot more to see during the week when the factory is in full operation, but I still really enjoyed seeing in and watching all the robot arms working and the crisp packets flying around. It was fab and educational. I think there's plenty of room for them to put in a dark ride though, with some animatronic Mr Tayto models.

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    Outside we did the 'crisp vortex' 1 and 2. WTF? They were amazing for being so turd and out of place and for the fact that there were two identical ones side-by-side! CF emerging from the 'crisp vortex':

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    We mooched around the dinosaur area. Disappointing that the dinos weren't moving - they really need to get that sorted ASAP. It's not enough to built good stuff Tayto - you have to MAINTAIN it! The palaeontology sandpit at the end was fab and NHS and I had a little play alongside the toddlers. West Midlands Safari Park still have the best one of these dino exhibitions IMO though.

    Finally, I think it was time to ride the cred. Cú Chulainn was outstanding - even better than I'd hoped. The park really have a world class ride on their hands with some serious airtime and relentless speed. Watching the thing twist and turn from the queue is a delight and when you actually get on it it's just fun all the way round. The only let downs were the dodgy overbanked turn and the very sharp breaking getting back into the station. How could they have got that corner so wrong? - from the front row (which I was lucky enough to nab this ride) the car almost slows to a halt and moves back and forward into the train behind. But this is a small complaint when the rest of the ride is so good and wonderfully smooth and crisp. It's maybe not top ten for me, but it's a coaster Tayto should be very proud of. I'll definitely be making the return trip in the winter when it's running in the wet (and when there are less people around).

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    I was rather hoping for a re-ride then, but someone burdenous called 5D cinema. I almost sat it out as these things are always beyond awful, but I didn't in the interests of being sociable. The queue took ages and involved two rooms of absolute NOTHING. Put some bloody music in there or a TV showing cartoons, or something! CF occupied themselves by cable-tying JayJay to things and generally being stupid. Love you guys! Think I prefer pegs though - more temporary. Who the hell brings pegs and cable ties to a theme park anyway?!0 The film itself was ok 3Dwise but was another one of those mine train, totally unrealistic, faux coaster nonsense affairs. Not my thing sorry. Plus this one came with extra water in the face. Seriously, who :emoji_zipper_mouth: enjoys that?!

    The air race was still qhuge so we faffed for a while walking right up to the kiddy area for the porn ponies, but that queue was huge too. So we walked back to the other side of the park again and, after queuing for some ice cream, decided to suck it up and join the air race queue. I quite like an air race and I think it's a great addition to Tayto. They look intimidating but are very re-rideable so they bridge that gap between little ones and older kids. Fab.

    Then I think we went for re-rides on Cú Chulainn. Yay!! The lovely, lovely ride-ops let the four of us who hadn't had ERT to have first dibs on front and back row. I opted for back this time. Ahh it's brilliant. So , so much speed pulling you over the hills. The dodgy banked corner was nowhere near as bad in the back, although still detracts from what is otherwise a glorious ride! Also managed to get in a third ride about three rows from the back. I must be getting old because I actually really liked this slightly less intense seat - it was floaty and gorgeous and just great, great fun.

    With a big smile on my face it was time to leave. We queued up to get our free crisps. And managed to keep our ticket stubs that had 'theme park enthusiast' printed on them. I think I'm going to get mine framed! One of the highlights of the trip was NHS getting there late and asking where he could get his free crisps from. About 20 people shouted in chorus 'from the crisp collection point!'

    We said goodbye to those going back to Belfast and the rest of us waited for Paul's minibus, kindly arranged by the park. As if 12 CFers in a minibus wasn't already crazy enough, Dubai noticed a laser lurking in the corner and asked Paul if we could put it on. Instant party bus!! We raved our way into central Dublin and met up, of course, at TGIs!

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    We retreated to a bar next door as the inevitable Irish drizzle finally caught up with us. Luckily it had stayed off all day at the park. A few pubs, and a few pale ales later for me, later and we were thinking about food. Thom and I went off on a marathon to find cash (and I may have taken him on a small detour for a cache as well - thanks for putting up with me Thom!) We came back to the pub only to find everyone had moved on to the fab Mongolian restaurant but soon found the others again. The restaurant was odd - like an all you can eat, make it yourself stirfry - all cooked on one big hot plate thing. It was quite tasty - wish I hadn't put three large spoonful of chile on though - phew! And that was my bloody tofu Ben!

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    Things were getting quite merry by now. I had stupidly decided that the night before a CF live getting pissed in Dublin was the correct time to give blood and was feeling a bit worse for wear. Dubai Dave learnt what a back of the neck love bite meant and lots of other fun and hijinx was had. We had a little bar crawl around the heavingly-packed Dublin. It was bank holiday and apparently, Ireland had just won the rugby so everyone was out drinking and singing along with the fiddle-versions of well known songs. It was cheesy and fab, just like CF.

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    Finally it was time to go. Most people went off to their hotels. I stupidly went to the airport and got a flight home cos I'm hardcore /a cheapskate.

    Thanks all for an absolutely brilliant day. My belly hurts still from laughing, as always. x

    As for Tayto - I'll be back again soon. Cannot wait to see how the park grows and the news of a new steel coaster is just delightful - please be Mack, please be Mack... I didn't realise they had a log flume coming either - that's great as I think they could do with some water rides. Thanks crazy people...

    ...and yay for potatoes!

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  16. ThomVD

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    That video from the vortex tunnel is amazing! The look on everybody's faces <3

    Fixed the link for you btw.
     
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    Thanks Thom. I seem to remember there being an issue with the S in https or something but couldn't remember what it was.
     
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    yes - I couldn't decide whether I loved or hated the vortex tunnel! and those zip wire's were fab, and nice to see a high max weight limit for them!
     
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    Loved the baffled looks of people coming out of the tunnel, so what was actually inside?
     
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    Re: Tayto Park "Coaster Craic" trip reports August 2015






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