Visit the amusement Park “Europa-Park”
A few years ago, while living in Freiburg, I realized that not far from the city is the largest amusement Park “Europa-Park” (Europapark), and that we ought to visit it. The Park is located in rust, in the South of Germany. Largest he is 900.000 m? and is the second largest in Europe after Disneyland Paris. In the Park, in addition to numerous attractions, there are also hotels, restaurants, cafés, camping and even 4-D cinema.
The Park was divided into 16 parts, which, as already its name suggests, this Park is provided in the form of European countries: Italy, Holland, UK, France, Austria, Scandinavia, Switzerland, Spain, Germany, Russia, Greece, Portugal and Iceland. Accordingly, the rides carry the character of the country in which they are located, and restaurants offer ethnic cuisine.
Ride all the rides in one day — not physically possible. First, a lot of them, and secondly almost every one of them need to stand in line. The higher, steeper and more dangerous than the ride, the longer the queue. For example, to ride on Silver Star, which is clearly the main attraction, in the queue need to stand at least an hour!
To schastlivaja never attracted me, and I chose the quieter rides. Continue reading
Last week its 160th anniversary celebrated Danish amusement Park Tivoli, situated in the centre of Copenhagen. I propose to make a trip to the beautiful and amazing amusement parks around the world. Yet virtual. And then – who knows?
But first, a little history. It is believed that the first amusement Park was built 430 years ago. It was a Danish “Bakken”, existing to this day. According to legend, the site was a healing spring, beside which he loved to relax by local residents. When people come here, and the entertainment industry: began to gather street artists, built the booths and Inns, the first rides.
Initially amusement parks with a carousel, comic statues and fountains monsters was entertainment for the nobility. By the way, the first mechanical roller coaster hill was built by the Russian engineer Andrei Nartov for king Peter I. So it’s only roller coaster we call “American” all over the world they are “roller coaster”.
In the nineteenth century in America, amusement parks began a kind of advertising campaign. On weekends, the citizens seldom go on the trams. Not to stand idle and not to suffer losses, the transport company decided to stimulate passenger interest, creating at terminal stations marshrutkami rides.
Originally the entrance was free, already then it became clear that such parks is an independent gold mine. Continue reading
In this post we will talk about “Spanish Disneyland” Park Port Aventura. The Park is located near Salou, an hour’s drive from Barcelona. 6 is visited in Europe and the most visited Park in Spain. Every year there are more than 3 million people. This is a great place where it will be interesting to both adults and children.
I reached the Park by train. Here is the station in Barcelona, with trains to the Park.
The station has many volunteers who will tell you what you need to buy a ticket and how to get to the train. The road to the Park takes about an hour.
I recommend to allocate admission to the Park 2 days. This time is enough to visit the main attractions and shows, and to watch a night show closing time.
I stayed at the Hotel PortAventura.The entrance to the hotel
The Park is divided into 6 themed areas: the Mediterranean , Wild West . Mexico . China . Polynesia and sesame (Park for young children).
The size of the Park is great to explore all of it leisurely walking pace – you need a few hours. Continue reading