Thanks guys! It's fun looking back at this trip a few months later.
Joe, the PAX rides were amongst my favourites of the whole trip. Don't miss that one in Austria!
The first proper park of the trip was Parc Asterix. I wasn't sure what to expect from this place. On paper it looks so so but in person it was really great. Every inch of every building is well themed, there's a very good woodie and just a general good atmosphere. It was a great place to start the trip proper.
The biggest surprise of the park was the new mad house. OMG, this thing was awesome. I never used to bother with madhouses but this one with all its cool preshows just blew me away.
Anyway, I'll not ramble any more and post a few photos...
If you see this dude sitting on top of a mountain you know you're in for a good time!
PA has some awesome theming. Everywhere. This is the station for the woodie.
It wasn't super smooth but it was lots of fun. Tonnere de Zeus was a great coaster to start the trip with some fun ERT.
It was a hot day so we conquered the credits as quick as we could.
Including this death machine.
"It's just a Vekoma!" Yeah Erik, we'll put that on your tombstone.
After getting the credits Steve tried to find some means of cooling down.
Riding these kiddie water rides will NOT do that job!
Cupid's attire inspired some of Steve's fashion choices later in the trip.
This might do the job of cooling us down. Rapids score for the trip so far: One out of one.
It's not a duck but it's close enough to merit inclusion under the "mandatory fire, ducks, lightning and mist to be included in Divv's TRs!" rule.
Hey didn't I see you guys in the hotel this morning?
Steve and Jes get some balls of ice cream.
"Everyone put your balls in your mouths!"
Don't let this photo fool you. The dolphin show was lame!
This was the only time where they came close to doing anything with any kind of synchronisation.
Brad and Erik recover from the boredom of the dolphin show by sleeping it off on the kiddie thing.
This was the biggest surprise of the day.
Any park with a human slingshot in the queue gets the thumbs up from me!
The photos don't do the coolness of the preshows for ride justice.
It's so freakin' cool!
Oh yeah and there's a mad house at the end of it all. That's good too!
This is the bunch of losers that I spent day 1 with. Thanks guys for an awesome start to the trip!
Parc Asterix is such a cool place. I was really surprised by it all. Go visit!
Your 'retro' TR is so good as I get to remember forgotten moments - like the unbelievably lame Dolphin show. Had we worked out it was the last show of the day and they had already had so much fish thrown at them they were just 'yeh - whatever, bring on the Beluga or we ain't doin' nothun!'?
The Dolphin show went in reverse order, starting with the grand finale and then not much else. Hurrah for ice-cream balls
^Death Machine was not so bad - worse was to come!
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