Through a wonderful surprise turn of events this last spring at work I was able to sign up for the recent Europe 2010 TPR trip. My 10 day trip consisted of travel through 5 different European countries including the United Kingdom, Italy, Switzerland, Germany and The Neitherlands. We visited 7 beautiful theme parks, a tradional German Fair, rode over 35 new roller coasters and most importantly got to catch up with some old friends and meet some new fun-fantastic ones. The trip was an absolute blast! Thanks again to Robb & Elissa for organizing another memorable trip! Here is part one of my trip. I met up on the last day of the UK TPR tour at Thorpe Park. Had a fantastic day that included ERT on Saw: The Ride and Nemesis Inferno. Onto the photos. Enjoy!
After 2 fun days in London, I joined the group flight to Milan, Italy to start the official Europe tour. After a early morning of travel we arrived in Italy and headed over to the Gardaland Resort. Once arriving to our gorgeous hotel, we were treated to a fantastic reception hosted by fellow TPR member, Bruno. It was a great way to start the trip, a big thanks Bruno! After the reception we headed out to the park.
I really enjoyed our day and half at Gardaland. The theming was a lot more extensive than I had thought it would be. Other than the park's very themed mine train coaster Mammut, the coasters were pretty average. But I was surprised how smooth the corkscrew was, which was a plus. The dark rides were great. The shooting dark ride was Universal quality themed. The Pirate Adventure boat ride was a fantastic way to cool off. I think this was our group's favorite attraction in the park. The park had a great mad house. I can't get enough of these type of rides. I just wish we had more of them in the states. Fuga Da Atlantide was highly themed water flume, that was fun. Another highlight was the Flying Island. I forgot how nice these type of rides are. We got some fantastic views of the Lake Garda region. Overall I was really impressed with the park. Onto the photos! Enjoy!
We made it to Italy and The Gardaland Resort!
Welcome to the first of many gorgeous hotels of the trip, The Gardaland Hotel.
The surrounding area was beautiful!
Gardaland Hotel, home to the park's mascot, Prezzemolo.
A view from our patio outside of our room.
Prezzemolo and a princess were in the hotel to meet guests.
A welcome reception for our group, organized by fellow TPR member, Bruno.
After some snacks and a complimentary drink, Robb and Bruno go over the great perks that we had in-store at the park including front-of-the- line passes!
On our walk to the park from the hotel.
Main entrance plaza.
The entrance was kind of a walk, but was very pretty.
The park was very well themed. I believe a magic show was housed in this castle.
The Magic House, was a pretty good Mad House attraction. I think it was my favorite mad house on the trip.
Ramses, a pretty elaborate shooting dark ride.
The theming inside was top notch.
Reminded me of Universal quality theming.
Sequoia Adventure and Magic Mountain coasters.
Sequoia Adventure wasn't as bad as I thought it would be, but it doesn't really leave any kind of a good impression either.
Joey enjoys a soft served gelato cone.
I had to try one too. It was super yum-o!
The pirate themed area of the park.
Inside and below this ship lies a pretty cool pirate boat ride. It was so good our group road it 3 times!
Our awesome group for the week.
More top-notch pirate theming.
The pirate themed restaurant was well done.
The pirate themed restaurant was even home to this half naked guy!
This has to be the longest wacky worm coaster in the world!
Melissa and Renee enjoying the ride on the monorail.
The log ride with the Sequoia Adventure and Magic Mountain coasters in the back round.
The boys on the Colorado Boat Flume.
The space-aged themed drop tower.
A highlight of the park, the Flying Island ride.
On the Flying Island we got some fantastic views of the park.
And great views of Lake Garda and the surrounding area.
More park views.
I really hope when Legoland Florida opens next year, the park will keep Cypress Garden's old Island in the Sky ride.
Alfredo, Amy and Andrew are excited for the haunted house, Inferis. Too bad it wasn't that great.
Dinner was a lot better than the traditional State's standard fried foods and burgers.
Mammut was a fun mine train coaster.
Once again another attraction with great theming.
The Fuga Da Atlantide water ride was very Disney/Universal/Busch quality in theming.
I present you "The Real World TPR Europe" season.
More of Fuga Da Atlantide.
On the ride you float between this sexy guy's legs!
Fuga Da Atlantide
The ride was great, just to bad you didn't get that wet. =(
Fuga Da Atlantide does come to life at night.
Fuga Da Atlantide at night.
This area reminded me of Islands of Adventure.
We spent the last few hours in the Fantasy Kingdom area. This area had a fun car ride that was themed through a farm.
More of the Doremifarm car ride.
The cute plane/monorail ride.
Fantasy Kingdom theming.
The Magic House.
We ended the night with a surprise, the park's version of a night parade.
It was a great way to end the night.
On the way out of the park we saw these two royal figures. Next up Mirabilandia - stay tuned!
Last edited by live2tell75 on Fri Jul 09, 2010 4:21 am.
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