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Unread 24 Feb 19, 01:49 PM  
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Huxwolds European Vacation - AKA Auf Wiedersehen Bab (Summary & Future Plans)

Huxwolds European Vacation - AKA Auf Wiedersehen Bab (Oct 18)
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WOW! What an adventure!

We absolutely loved our little road trip getting to experience some new theme parks was brilliant, and we cant wait to explore more of Europe over the next few years.

We had a mixed back of weather, but it didnt spoil our days, and we quite liked the wrap-up-warm approach to the holiday, as it really felt like something different.

Driving was much easier than I thought it would be yes, you can go fast one some sections of the Autobahn, but in reality, most people are doing 100-110 kph, so its about the same as being on a UK motorway. Rich was a great navigator and was really calm and patient with me .

The parks

Phantasialand definitely the best park of the trip, and up there with the best theme parks that weve visited so far (including Orlando). Taron is a truly awesome ride and deserving of its current #1 spot on our Coasters list, and the theming across the park is excellent...





Attractiepark Toverland what a little gem of a park! We absolutely loved our day here, and it surpassed our expectations. Troy was the standout ride of the day, but Fenix was a close 2nd 😊.





Movie Park Germany was ok. The only park of the 3 where we experienced queues, and the park itself was a little run down. Nickelodeon Land saved it for us, and whilst were not in a mega-hurry to return to the park, it would be nice to see what its like in nicer weather (and to ride Star Trek: Operation Enterprise too)



So, whats next for the Huxwolds? Weve got a few plans in place for 2019

Over May half-term, well be heading back for a slightly tweaked version of our road-trip. Flying in and out of Cologne again, this time well be returning to Phantasialand and Toverland, but going a bit further afield and adding The Eftelling (Netherlands) and Walibi Belgium into our route, and we cant wait.

Then in July, Toms off to Barcelona on a week-long school trip, so Rich and I are doing our first adults-only trip to PortAventura only Monday to Friday, but the parks are open till Midnight, so were looking forward to riding Shambhala in the dark. Toms trip includes a day in PortAventura, so we may cross paths, which Im sure will be hugely embarrassing for him, so we may have to hide if we see him .

October half-term is currently looking like a 3-4-day Europa park trip, but well see how the year evolves.

Well hopefully be returning to the place that started it all in August 2020. There are some big rides in Orlando with our names on, so watch this space for a pre-trippie

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Really enjoyed reading your trippie. I lived in Germany when I was a kid so visited Phantasialand quite a bit, and De Efteling which Im sure youll enjoy this year

Have you made it to Europa Park yet? Fantastic place and somewhere were looking forward to going back to eventually. Were just back from a week in Belgium and anticipate spending a lot more time in Europe exploring as its so beautiful
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I am so glad that I found this report- as a fellow TPWW viewer and Florida nut we decided that last year we should try some new things. Last year we went to Cologne and Fantasialand, we are going to Port Aventura in July for the first time.

We considered going to Europa Park/ Efteling/ Movie Park but my husband wasn't keen on the driving- hopefully this will persuade him!
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I am so glad that I found this report- as a fellow TPWW viewer and Florida nut we decided that last year we should try some new things. Last year we went to Cologne and Fantasialand, we are going to Port Aventura in July for the first time.

We considered going to Europa Park/ Efteling/ Movie Park but my husband wasn't keen on the driving- hopefully this will persuade him!
Hello fellow TPWW fan

The driving really is much easier than I thought it would be, so I hope your hubby is persuaded to give it a go

Have a fab time in PortAventura - just over 2 weeks till we go
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