Day 6: Baco, Buses, Beaches, and Benidorm
Day 6 begins like the last few, with a breakfast buffet and ERT. Today's featured coaster? FURIOUS BACO
, aka Furiously Masturbating Bacon, aka Serious Debacle. Have I mentioned this coaster hurt me? LOL
We love having rides all to ourselves, even if they hurt.
So like I said before. This ride has a great quirky pre-show, a stellar launch, a cool zero-g roll, and a great looking station. And I would like the rest if it didn't try to shake you like a can of paint.
The monkey laughs at us trying out the "experiment" (reference to pre-show)
I took 2 rides, near the front. One in an inside seat, and one in an outside seat. My recommendation, sit on the inside.
After ERT, we headed back into the park to get a few more rides on our favorites.
Have I mentioned the theming in this park was great.
We got a few more rides on Hurakan Condor, and while we had the time, we hit Templo del Fuego for one last show. It really is a great show. A pre-show very reminiscent of Poseidon's Fury at IOA, and a show closer to Backdraft, except with a lot more fire, and themed around a cursed Mexican temple. Some pictures of the show.
The fire begins
Watch out Mr. Actor Man
Fire starts coming through the stairs even
Then the ceiling starts on fire too
And the big finale
I tried to get one more ride on the splashdown boat (Tituki Wave?), but the line was too long.
On to the bus, and our drive down the coast to Benidorm. I won a bag-o-crap during trivia. W00t! The drive was very pretty since we could see the coast for a good chunk of it. We stopped at a truck stop for dinner, and the food was pretty good. I had Valencia style paella, and it was very tasty. And a beer, since it was cheaper than soda (this was true almost everywhere)
Then we arrived at our hotel, or I should say resort.... It's a golf resort for a new Jack Nicklaus course that hadn't opened yet. It was gorgeous.
And here's how close we were to tomorrow's park
The view from our room
Let's take a tour of our "room"...
The walk-in closet
And a hand-washing station
Ok, enough of the hotel, on to Benidorm, and bonus park......Festilandia. It was basically a children's park, with one "credit", DRAKEY
It's James approved
Heading on down to the beach
The Med, another major body of water credit
The boardwalk area in Benidorm
Why's it so damn cloudy?
I was the only one brave enough to go for a swim...it wasn't that cold
Some others go and get their feet wet
What do Lou and Hector find so funny?
Oh yah, the fact that Jon is wearing a Manhunt t-shirt
We next went off to explore the sex shop in the middle of town, and then for a drink at a British Pub. I mean, you have to make a true day out.
We also decided it was time to search for food. We eventually settled on a little cafe that had great pizza and rotisserie chicken.
What Deka got though, was not as tasty (fish were whole, guts and all)
So after dinner, we ran across the street just in time to catch the bus back. The panthers (well the rest of them) had decided to stay out, and quite the night of bar-hopping in Benidorm. The stories they told the next day were great.
We headed back to the hotel, made some phone calls, and then headed towards the pool. Did I mention how awesome the pool was?
Oh, and that's the "small pool", I took a few of the larger pool in the morning.
After some pool time, I was completely exhausted, and hit the bed without a single drink imbibed. I guess everyone's liver needs a break
Next: Day 7: Terra Mitica, and all the great civilizations