PKI Jizzman wrote:Great photos and storytelling! Glad you made it around without any issues with trains/busses. Awesome job. This trip is amazing! How much were you spending on lodging on average/overall?
That's a tricky question since some of the places like Alton Towers and PortAventura included tickets with the room. But I ultimately spent about $100 per night on lodging. I probably could have spent less if I chose to stay in hostels, but I preferred standard hotels. I also was placing an emphasis on having a 24 hour front desk and close proximity to train stations/airports since I had a lot of early flights/trains.
Big Blue Hotel (Blackpool)- If you see the other hotels in Blackpool, you'll want to stay here.
Alton's Enchanted Village- Cute lodge with 2 days at the park included.
Bloc Hotel Gatwick- Located in the airport. Unique room with everything controlled by touch screen.
PortAventura Hotel Carribe- Extremely nice resort and it included 2 days at the park.
Expo Hotel Barcelona- Decent hotel. Small room but near the Saints train station.
Best Western & Stockholm- Small but a great location in the heart of Stockholm.
Gothia Towers- Extremely nice, wonderful staff, across from Liseberg.
coasterbill wrote:Great report! As I mentioned earlier we're definitely planning to hit Liseberg in the next few years so it was really cool reading through this. The park already looks amazing and the dive machine should make it even better.
Thanks! I was bummed to have missed out on Kanonen, but the dive machine should be another great coaster in their lineup.
Canobie Coaster wrote:Thanks! Yeah the operations at all the Scandinavian parks were top notch.
Unfortunately that cannot be said about all of Scandinavia *cough*Tusenfryd*cough*. But the Danish and Swedish parks definitely seems to be handling this very well.
Tusenfryd is a park I hope to make it to someday for Speed Monster and Thundercoaster, so they have time to improve their operations before then.