Table of Contents
Introduction (scroll down)
Chapter 1: Jardin d'Acclimatation
Chapter 2: Parc Asterix
Chapter 3: Walibi Belgium & Adventure Parc
Chapter 4: Bobbejaanland
Chapter 5: Toverland
Chapter 6: Efteling & Drievliet
Chapter 7: Walibi World
Chapter 8: Heide Park
Chapter 9: Movie Park Germany & Schlossbeck
Chapter 10: Phantasialand
Chapter 11: Tripsdrill
Chapter 12: Holiday Park
Chapter 13: Europa Park
Chapter 13.5: Walygator Parc
Chapter 14: Paris Disney
Chapter 15: Final Thoughts
Introduction: The Team Larry High-Speed Tour of Paris
Well, I’m back home, Angus McNasty is sleeping in my lap, and I have to go back to work tomorrow. All this can mean only one thing—time to start my photo TR of TPR’s Europe Trip 2008. Yes, it’s time to set everything down and relive the whole incredible experience all over again—the parks, the people, the antics (which often develop into full-fledged “hijinks” and “folderol”), the food, the good times, the smells (well, maybe not all the smells).
My thanks to Robb and Elissa for putting together another excellent tour. The work that goes into these trips is staggering, yet they always come through beautifully, with plenty of ERT and other perks—such as free beer (more on this later). If you want to make the most of your theme-park experience, you can’t go wrong with a TPR trip. Again, thank you, Robb and Elissa.
First, though, a little “culture.” Yes, I know you all came here looking for pictures of roller coasters, dark rides, and TPR members engaged in silly, sometimes PG-13-rated antics. But it would be a shame to go to France and not spend a day checking out what Paris has to offer. So, Paris Pass in hand (which gave me access to a number of attractions and museums without waiting in line), I joined Team Larry (Larry “larrygator” Meisel and Rich “coaster05” and Melanie “funkybadger” Bitner) for a high-speed tour of famous Parisian landmarks and a cruise on the River Seine.
So, here’s a look at Paris, a city in which it is nearly impossible to take a bad photo—that is, unless you trip, drop your camera, and take a picture of your own shoes. Or lose a piece of Notre Dame in a sun glitch. Or fall in the Seine, drift downstream, and end up taking a picture of some other town. Oh, and by the way, there may be a few antics depicted in these Paris photos. I wouldn’t want to mislead anybody.
Anyway, welcome to Paris, as I saw it through jet-lagged eyes on Saturday, June 21, 2008.