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Re: Europa Park Discussion Thread

Postby turbolaaf » Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:55 am

That's my mind also. First ride it, then judge it. I can't imagine that it would destroy the ride experience.
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Re: Europa Park Discussion Thread

Postby GeorgeT » Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:22 am

Sorry...but where exactly did I judge the ride in advance ?

The type of wheels is one of the MORE important details about a coaster...so are the restraints...that`s why there are so many discussions about that subject.

But I would never say the ride won`t be great...I think it WILL be...it`s just that someone of the parks management told me that those wheels will probably take away a not so little part of the typical woody feeling....that`s all...

I`m shure the coaster will be tons of fun !

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Re: Europa Park Discussion Thread

Postby jonnyfingers » Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:26 am

Unfortunately I've had to pull out of this years Europe trip. But I still want to visit Europa park this year so I have a few questions that some of you might be able to answer. It will most likely be just myself and my girlfriend and we'll probably fly into Basel airport from London, spending a few days back in Basel, then a couple of days at Europa park before flying home.

What I'd like to know is:

1. Which resort hotel is the best to stay at?

2. Is getting to Europa Park from Basel pretty easy? It seems to be just a train to Ringsheim, then a shuttle bus to the park but has anyone done this before?

3. Is two days enough to spend in the park?

4. My girlfriend does not like coasters that much, but does like dark rides, water rides, shows etc. Are there enough other good attractions in the park that aren't coasters to keep her happy? =)

Thanks in advance for any help.

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Re: Europa Park Discussion Thread

Postby Hhappy » Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:39 am

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1. Which resort hotel is the best to stay at?

I like the Colosseo hotel

2. Is getting to Europa Park from Basel pretty easy? It seems to be just a train to Ringsheim, then a shuttle bus to the park but has anyone done this before?

The parks website offers some info regarding travel to and from the park http://www.europapark.com/lang-en/Info-and-services/Arrival/by-plane/c278.html
There seems to be a service that will take you from the airport to the hotel for a decent price (looks like 33 euro for Basel airport)

3. Is two days enough to spend in the park?

2 days should be enough (depending on when you are going)

4. My girlfriend does not like coasters that much, but does like dark rides, water rides, shows etc. Are there enough other good attractions in the park that aren't coasters to keep her happy? =)

Plenty things to do and stuff to see (besides coasters)

Have fun ;)
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Re: Europa Park Discussion Thread

Postby GeorgeT » Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:48 am

1) All of Europa`s Hotels are of high quality. Take a look at Europa Parks homepage and choose the one that ist of your personal taste. But If had to recommend one...I would say Hotel Colosseo stands out. Hard to tell about "Bell Rocks" quality cause that hotel is in construction. I really guess a look at the homepage will help ;-)

2) I`m doing this all the time...and yes...that`s pretty easy...very good and regulary !

3) Two days are good...three are better ;) But if you`re gonna let a few of the coasters aside...two days will be absolutely okay.

4) If Europa will not satisfy you...which park will ??? You`ll have some nice darkrides, many shows (who are of high quality)...a lot (!) of nice restaurants with excellent food...so much beatiful stuff to look at (Theeeeeming !!!)...and so on.

It`s a VERY well rounded park...it really is.

Have fun...if you need (more) advice...you`re welcome =)

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Re: Europa Park Discussion Thread

Postby jonnyfingers » Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:03 am

^ and ^^. Thanks guys. Everything I need to know really.

Only thing now is to decide on a date. At the moment I'm thinking May, or July/August. Any German holidays I should steer clear of so the park isn't as busy?

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Re: Europa Park Discussion Thread

Postby GeorgeT » Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:21 am

If you don`t need it to be very warm here...then may will be better because the crowds will be alot smaller...alot !

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Re: Europa Park Discussion Thread

Postby turbolaaf » Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:03 am

July and august are the most crowd day's in a year for the park. A lot of people have holidays in several countrys. I suggest you should go in may. For a cheaper stay beside the hotels you could try: regioneuropapark.de
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Re: Europa Park Discussion Thread

Postby jonnyfingers » Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:09 am

May it is then! Thanks guys, very helpful as always.

^I'll try that website, thanks.

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Re: Europa Park Discussion Thread

Postby GeorgeT » Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:01 am

Here`s the new trailer...looooove the music :lover:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRUZunRC344

Translation :

"From the night`s deepness

coming out of the darkness of times

powerful creatures are rushing

from the halls of eternity

into the world of the living.

It`s the stuff that ledgends are made of

it`s the tremendous power

that catapults us out of this world.

The time has come...a myth is awakening !"

Maybe not 100 % perfectly translated...but I did my very best ;)

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