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  1. Hello and welcome to Part 2 of my Tivoli World report A.K.A My Drunk Camera goes to a themepark. Most of the photos may be rather blurry, but they will hopefully give you some idea of what the park has on offer. Previously in part one, we saw a number of major attractions the park has on First up we have this Jurassic like attraction, which features numerous rock and vegetation theming elements. More theming. Sadly this photo didn't turn out as well, but in the distance, a dinosaur figure lies within. Where we soon cone across this fella who I believe is an Armadillo. The route soon goes up another floor giving out a view of the surrounding area which can be seen from this very blurry image. More dinosaurs appear on route, including this Dinosaur here, who is reminiscent of the one who kills the human antagonist in the first Jurassic park film. Another T.rex that appears further in the Walkthrough At the end of the attraction, you return to the Central Dino area, go down more steps and go through the exit. Overall, a rather richly themed attraction with lots of elements and a few animatronics plus lots of rock, shrubbery and paintings of dinosaurs around. Despite this, the attraction is looking fairly worn and seems to lack some sort of soundtrack. 7/10. Across from the Jurassic walk through is this view showing some the reasonable amount of theming in the area. Below here is a Passaje Del Terror attraction like the one that was in the Trocadero. Sadly, I never went on this as it was pay extra . Meanwhile on the other side of the park lies this show boat, which actually houses a fun house style attraction in there with objects including steps that move up and down, forwards and back and a spinning tunnel. The fun house ain't bad, it's quite well themed but can be rather difficult getting around at times getting through the plus it can be a bit stuffy on the indoors part too. 5/10. In the distance, is a pagoda building which is home to a Chinese restaurant. Apart from rides, the park includes a number of garden area in the park, including this small spot near the Show boat fun house. Here's another garden area in the park, which is packed full of shrubbery. Which gives you this nice view of the kid's fairground area in the horizon. Also, the garden hosts a loose oriental theme with running streams, a waterfall and even a small Buddha. It's certainly one of the nicest bits of the park IMO. The park also takes host to a number of water fountains scattered round the park, such as this one on the pathway to the main roller coaster (Montana Rusa). The centrepiece fountain is located at the top of the park left to the main roller coaster and is definitely the most impressive park water feature. [/url] [/url ] When it gets dark, the park suddenly comes to life and suddenly becomes a more exciting place and lends itself to the night. Ride selfie on the Vintage Cars. TBH the rides pretty boring as it's just a 1-2 minute ride in a car around some grass and shrubbery areas with just other cars going by, not worth doing unless there's no queue. That being said, it does give you not a bad view of Pinoccio a dark ride in the lower plaza below, but other than that, it's just a bland ride 2/10, 2 for the midway view. The Pinnoccio ride itself (no pictures I'm afraid) is a small dark ride located just off the western plaza in the park, an area home to often Wild West and musical shows, which are pretty good and fun to watch, but back to the pinnoccio now. I do t know why, but I have a soft spot for this ride for some reason, yes it's far from the best ride in the world but, it could be to do with the theme, the fact it was one of my first rides when I went as a child seventeen years ago or even the fact it's one of the few rides to actually have a soundtrack, who knows. After going down a cattlemen slope and passing the animated a charming animated scene of Geppeto with pinnocio and his other pets and possessions, we soon arrive at the ride station, where a single two seated vehicle (which looks slightly American like) awaits. After sitting down and the lap bar lowered, the car shoots out of the station in to the main ride where it passes many scenes based from the story of Pinoccio including the kidnap, Stromboli, Circus and Whale scenes among others. The quality of the models is not brilliant, but certainly depicts the characters okay which I could describe the style and appearance of sort of a worn Bubbleworks one. The ride itself is okay,but is severely let down, by the fact the car rushes through the scenes far too fast and with quite a lot a see, the ride passes the scenes so quickly that it removes a lot of the immersive sense of being involved with the surroundings and more like a fast car ride through a story landscape. 5/10 I would score quite a bit higher if they slowed the ride by half it's speed. [URL=http://s798.photobucket.com/user/mattthemepark/media/FILE0168_zpsf66646e9.jpg.html] Before leaving the park, here's a look at the fountains again, this time at night. Conclusion Tivoli World is a small themepark in southern Spain. Whilst most of its rides seem average dull or rubbish apart from a selected few, it makes up for its points within the landscaping with its beautiful hillside location, it's selection of gardens and shrubbery and after dusk, when the park suddenly comes to life at night. In the summer months, the park is open between 6pm and 2am which for the size of the park and is offerings is a reasonable amount of time for the park to be open, though just another hour would be nice. There's also some fairly good shows around the park around at least five show areas, which a lot of them aren't bad to watch. If I could describe the park briefly, I would call it a pound land Disney/Port Aventura feelWhy Disney? Well, the aspect of themed plazas, lots of shows (some that were actually cut down ones of Disney characters themselves) and the aspect of lots of garden and water features, makes this seem apparent. However, being one hasn't been to a Disney park (yet) ay make this perspective seem void. Please comment if you think place reminds you of any other themeparks around). Whilst the park houses a fair amount of okay theming, unfortunately much of it like Chessington (notably recently) looks and feels rather worn and needs some TLC to make it look impressive again. It's arguably themed as well (maybe slightly better) than the Merlin parks, but the worn out look of a lot of it brings it down quite a bit. Tivoli World may not be the best park out tree, but it's not a bad place to visit if you're in the Malaga/Costa Del Sol area. 6/10 Here's my YouTube video of the day out I had, featuring rides that can be found in the park (most mentioned here), plus additional show and fountain sections too.
  2. Whilst on holiday summer 2013, I visited Tivoli World. A small theme park located in the southern Spain. The entrance to Tivoli, decorated in bright warm colours waiting to welcome many guests in to the park. The area here retains a fairly grand appearance, however perhaps a little dated in terms of design. After walking up the rather steep hill, most of the park resides on and buying the Supertivolino, a wristband that lets you go on most of their rides for free during the day, it was time to check out some of the rides the park had on offer. This was the first park ride area I found. The park layout comprises pretty much of a straight wide footpath up the hill to the top of the park, with a number of ride and show areas scattered among the sides. This is one of the first ride areas that appear in the park. The first attraction I went on was the Paratrooper ride [which can be seen in the above] pictures which is perhaps incorrectly titled Twister, despite the fact it doesn't really twist in any way and the name often belongs to traditional fun fair rides. I found the ride itself ok, It gives quite a fun spin when at full flight and also giving some not bad views of the surrounding area and despite appearing to be rather ancient is probably worth a ride or two if you ever visit the park, 5/10. After taking a spin [ not a twist] on the Twister, it was time to see what other rides were around at the park. Apart from a few kids rides and a rather average Vintage Car ride, the only other worthwhile attraction in this area seemed to be this powered coaster called Tokaido, which had the same layout as the Runaway Train coaster in Chessington. It does seem very quiet though doesn't it. This was because the ride had another similarity with the mine train, in the factor that it was closed. Even the train was missing too. Maybe this ride's getting rethemed next year as well ;]. So, apart from an average flat ride, closed powered coaster and typical kids rides, what else does the park have on offer? Well, it has this cross metal-wooden log flume ride, which has received the magical addition of a bunch of marquees covering the ride's station and lower queue, still least it blocks the sun. Well, the ride itself is no Tidal Wave [theming wise], but it does get you quite wet with three drops, the two largest at the start and the smallest at the end. There's a fair amount of shrubbery at the start of the ride [mostly due to over growing weeds] plus numerous disused park objects dumped at the back of the ride. The water itself isn't brilliant and marginally better than Loggers, but the boats do rattle quite a bit on the drops. One to do once if the weathers nice, but maybe avoid if the queue is massive, 4/10. After getting soaked on the Log Flume, A large tall big wheel lay nearby, which I took a ride on whilst I dried off. Despite doing what it does on the packet, this big wheel was surprisingly good, lifting you 80ft in to the air at a medium pace several times with a decent ride duration of around 5 minutes. The ride certainly gives some very good views of the park and surrounding coastal area. You can see for miles! The ride is much better than Peeking, plus offers less restricted views from the carriages too. 7/10. hmmmm, what thats nearby red and blue structure over there? Looks like a roller coaster to me. Roller Coaster, we need to ride it! This coaster's design is similar to the SDC Galaxi models made in the 80's, but features a few differences including the extended roller coaster section at the bottom with the added twists, turns and air time hills. Also this ride isn't manufactured by SDC, but rather an uncommon manufacturer known as Mundial Park. more information of this ride can be found here http://rcdb.com/1556.htm The coaster itself was built in 1972, the same year the park opened and over forty years later, the ride still packs a punch. The coaster itself is rather decent featuring a fun layout comprising of rather sharp turns in to sharp drops followed by spiraling down a helix and then after slowing a little, it suddenly gains speed running through twists and turns and up a few hills before returning to the station. Although the lift hill shunts the car rather aggressively and the fact there is a rather uncomftable moment in the middle of the circuit, it's a very good fun ride and one of the best rides in the park, 8/10. There are quite a lot of other rides the park also has on offer, which includes this pre-date Rocky Express caterpiller style ride, whichs appears to be model presumably from the late eighties- early nineties. The ride itself goes at quite a fast past and feels better than the merlin versions due to it being slightly faster and more comftable, 6.5/10. Incidentally, this ride used to have a cloth which would fly on top of the cars during the middle of the ride which would obstruct the vision of everything around you. This was quite a strange experience when this occurred, however it didn't actually add much to the ride experience. We also have this brilliant looking ghost train. So brilliant you wouldn't even see it at Disney ;]. Seriously though, this ride was rather disappointing and whilst it looks alright on the outside, there isn't a great deal in the inside. Just lots of darkness, random continous sound effects and a few animatronics which only seem to be activated after you've passed them. not bad for the laughs, But seriously rather dull and disappointing, 2/10. On the other side of the park lies one of the park's more thrilling rides a top spin, but unfortunately, this ride was also closed during my visit. I think it's quite ironic that both closed rides at this park are exacly the same type of ride that are closed at Chessington [except the different manufacturers and the factor the ones here are even more tacky than Chessingtons]. Thankfully, there's another white knuckle next door to it, a giant drop tower, which was manufacturer by Moser Rides. The tower hoists riders to an impressive 200ft high. Before plummeting them all back down to earth again in less than 5 seconds. Overall I really enjoyed this drop tower, it gave off some impressive views from the top and gave you quite a bit of airtime during the drop part of the ride too. That being said, Detonator despite being half the height is still a better drop tower, more forceful and intense, but it's still better than Bounce though, 7/10. So, what other attractiones does the park have to offer? Are there any relaxing areas here? And how what happens to the park when it gets dark? Watch this space for part two of my trip report and you should find out.
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