Finally I have gotten around to starting the trip report for Halloween 2013. Better late than never...
Hol Ger and Bjorn took all the photos, so I was volunteered
to do the trip report.
In 2012, Bjorn and Hol Ger and a bunch of other TPR people visited England to do the Halloween events at Alton Towers and Thorpe Park. I found out about this after the event and moaned.
(British are good at moaning!)
In 2013, Bjorn and Hol Ger invitied everyone to a Halloween event in Belgium. Most people dropped out and it ended up being just myself, Bjorn and Hol Ger.
I decided to catch the EuroStar from London to Brussels. London is a short train train ride away. Unfortunately the night before the trip large storms swept across England and took down the over head power lines for the trains. When I got to the train station there were no trains running to London. I asked a member of staff and was told there would be no trains that day and he had no idea how I would be able to travel to London. I went back home and checked the EuroStar service and it was running to schedule. Luckily I had left myself a lot of spare time and caught a taxi to London. (Top travel tip: Better to be an hour early then 5 minutes late) The taxi cost £65
and there was no guarantee that I would make it in time. The taxi arrived just in time and I managed to catch my EuroStar train.
Met Hol Ger in Brussels and we drove out into the middle of nowhere to stay the night at Bjorn's house. We went to the local town for a few Belgium beers.
The following morning we all managed to get up early and took the long drive to just outside Paris for the first park of the trip Parc Asterix.
We have arrived. The park map.
Asterix looks down upon us and the crowd of people waiting to get in. It was a busy day.
Some of the theming in the entrance plaza.
Me and Hol Ger waiting to go in.
Most people rushed off to ride OzIris. We decided to do the other rollers coaster first.
First coaster of the trip, Vol D'Icare
Not a two thumbs up ride but I was relieved to ride a coaster after the transport problems of the day before.
The horror!!! This is a Halloween trip report after all...
But first, the wooden coaster, Tonnerre de Zeus.
You enter between Zeus's legs.
Thankfully his modesty is intact.
For a large wooden coaster it was not anything special.
Time to face our fears, Goudurix!
The ghost train of past riders who did not survive!
The Halloween theming was quite sparse but impressive in a few places.
The haunted dark ride.
What I deserve after this trip report....
The rapids ride was strange. It started off like a normal rapids ride and then drifted very slowly back to the station. Our boat got stuck.
It caused a long queue.
I have always wanted to ride a carousel in Obelix's butt.
Stay tuned for part 2 of Parc Asterix...