Europa Park is easily one of the best theme parks in the world, and you'll find plenty of reviews full of superlatives. I tried to do something a bit different with this report focusing on the smaller details that the park has but still spilling superlatives on everything just like every other report.
Hang around for long enough in here or order the right food then you'll get a little car lit with sparklers (which I didn't catch on camera unfortunately)
Innocent kids loved playing with the dog puppets.
Big kids were genuinely scared by them, or perhaps it's just the old Kat and Dog issue rearing it's head again.
In the globe! This is a replica of Shakespeare's theatre that has it's home in London. Our's is a bit more white rather than cream though.
The evening was spent in a private party for the hotel guests with the Iceland area being opened up and turned into a chillout lounge area. The poor weather had meant not all the comfy seating could come out but we still had a really nice evening unwinding after a long day. We were joined by Miro, a club member and also head of operations at the park for an informal chat and Q&A.
It was during this conversation that we discussed name for the new wooden coaster and I proposed "Wodan" due to it fitting in with the Nordic Mythology and association to wood. 6 months later and the park announce that as the ride's name. If only I'd gotten this trip report out sooner, but in my defence I do have witnesses who remember me suggesting it :)
Europa was one of my favourite parks but it lacked some stellar coasters, although didn't need them. But now they've got them with Blue Fire and what's bound to be a great wooden coaster, it's now jumped to the top of the list I don't keep. Well done Europa and I'll definitely be going back when the new coaster opens.