I’ve been to Disneyland and Disneysea. I’ve been to Universal Studios. I’ve been to Legoland. I’ve been to DuFan (theme park in Indonesia that I love so much). What I’m trying to say here is that I’m quite the expert in theme park or adrenaline. Yet, Europa park… Satisfies me like I just eat hundred kilos of raw salmon and tiramisu and chocolate fudge brownies as the desserts. It is definitely different than the other with more than five roller coasters in it. Like Oh My Gosh I really enjoy my day in there. By the way, Europa Park is located in Germany, and for the exact address, go google it yourself.
So this Europa Park is divided into several countries. There are Germany, Italy, France, Switzerland, Greece, England, Russia, Holland, Scandinavia, Austria, Spain, Portugal, Iceland and there are also Children’s World, Grimm’s Enchanted Forest, Adventure Land, and The Minimoys Kingdom (this one is new). Europa Park is surrounded by Hotels where you can stay because this theme park is kinda far from everywhere. Each of the country area is very similar to the culture of the country and it feels like you are travelling around the world in steps only. You guys can see the park map in the internet, to get the picture.
The first roller coaster I ride is the Silver Star (in France). It’s CRAY CRAY!!! I can’t even make a metaphor out of it. You have to try it to know how it feels. Especially when you are in front of the ride, which you have to queue longer than the non-front-row line, but hellyeah it’s worth it! I have to say that Silver Star is the smooth but super crazy kind of ride.
My second ride is the Euro-Mir in Russia. This one is the ride like I’ve never mount before. They simulate it so it looks like you are riding the space ship (?) I don’t really know what exactly they want to mimic, but you do get a lot of twirl in here. This one is the second of my favourite because it’s not that fast and give me time to really enjoy the ride.
The Vindjammer of the boat is not a new thing for me so it’s not really special for me.
This one my friend, is the Blue Fire, in Iceland, is one of the best thing that ever happen in my life. The queue is long as How I Met Your Mother episodes, but it so worth the wait. Good thing takes time right? It spin, swivel, twist, and fast. Well, not as fast as Silver Star but I like this moderate fast. They even have the heart beat rate in the handle of your seat. I just love love love this ride. Blue Fire, I adore you. Sadly, I only have one picture for this ride.
Exactly nest to the Blue Fire is Wodan – Timburcoaster. Basically all the material in this ride is based on wood, which attracts me because it seems like old roller coaster and it’s really rare these days. It does give me different impression from the other coaster, maybe because of the woods? I feel that this is the most harsh coaster I’ve ever ride. Oh well, as long as it still give me that rush in my heart, I don’t mind at all.
Hungry? Duh, after walking from one to another and all the kisses from the sun, it is time to re-charge. Europa Park did not let me down by a normal hot dog or hamburger. This cool restaurant called FoodLoop, the most innovative and creative restaurant I have ever been. Foodloop is a self-service restaurant where you order your food from a screen (provided in each table) and then the food will come to each table from the tracks (I don’t know what they call it). It was indeed a fun and one-of-a-kind experience.
Since Europa Parks is so big, they provide trains and monorail to make us easier to reach from one place to another.
Europa Park really do imitate the culture and infrastructure.
Europa Park is so amazing with details and Grimm’s Enchanted Forest really is enchanted. It feels so magical in there and I do have a lot of fun just like the girl who press the handle of the door and there is sound coming out from it.
This flower is from The Minimoys Kingdom. I sadly don’t have any decent picture because I was having too much fun and taking blurry, crappy pictures as the result. But Minimoys Kingdom really is something and so similar with the one in the film (you should watch it if you haven’t!).
There are lots of water rides in here. However, I didn’t bring any spare clothes for me to change and I don’t want to take the risk to get cold/flu. So, I’m not done with you Europa Park and I’ll be back.
As you can see I was riding a unicorn, got my missing slipper and I was enjoying my day in Europa Park. I feel so pleased, content, and fulfilled. I was saying myself, “finally something different from space mountain.” Europa Park is so cool, at least for me and I was having a great time in this paradise, with only €35 for the entrance.
“Never, ever underestimate the importance of having fun.” -Randy Pausch