Tuesday, August 20, 2013

A Day At Europa Park - Germany

We went to Europa Park recently. With all the traveling we have done with the kids, they were begging to do something FUN. It seems that castle and cathedral touring while yes, they are interesting, really aren't what my kids consider FUN. So, what is Europa Park? It is a theme park where the different sections are based on countries in Europe. What a great idea! If you want to see Europe, but don't have the money, just go to Europa Park! You can see architecture and taste cuisine from all over Europe all right in a little corner of Germany. 

You can go here. (Even though the real France isn't that far away from here.)


Europa Park - France

You can go here.


Europa Park - Greece

You can go here.


Europa Park - Switzerland

You can go here.

Europa Park - Russia

You can go here.

Europa Park - Austria

You can even go here.


Europa Park - Iceland

We never made it to these areas, but they are there too.

Scandinavia
Portugal
Spain
Italy
England
Holland

And some country called "Chocoland" that I've never heard of, but definitely going to try and find.

But in all reality, you are really right here the whole time.



Europa Park is a real time saver if you ask me.

We rode some rides and we ate some food.

Europa Park Swiss Ride

We, and by we I really mean Matt and Andre, got in a water fight in Iceland with some riders on boats.

Europa Park Iceland

We had a great time. Such a great time that I felt like Europa Park was kind of wasted on Europeans. Now, I don't mean that Europeans don't appreciate a great theme park. Europe was out in full force and enjoying the park. What I mean is that Europeans live, well, in Europe! They don't need to go to Europa Park to see what France is like. If you want to go to France, it is literally about 5 kilometers away from Europa Park! America is the place that needs a European themed amusement park. We need to be able to hit 10 countries in one day! So that has become my goal. To secure financial backing for a European themed amusement park for America. You're welcome my fellow European-culture-lacking Americans.

Some facts:

1. For our whole family for one day is was about €220,00. That's over $300.00. It isn't cheap. 
2. Europa Park is big. We didn't even come close to seeing it all. I would guess you would need three days to see and experience the whole park.
3. Europa Park is in a tiny little town called Rust, Germany. There isn't a whole lot there other than Europa Park and some hotels. You might find more options in places to stay in Strasbourg, France which half an hour north, or Frieburg, Germany which is half an hour south.
4. Europa Park is fun for all ages. They had kiddie areas which held rides for toddler aged children.

If you still can't decide if you want to go, check out the mix of pure fear and anticipation on these faces.


Doesn't it look like fun? 




10 comments:

  1. I LOVE Europapark. I live sooo close to it, but only went for the first time last year when my sister was visiting. Need to go again.

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  2. This looks amazing! And actually American does have a park like that, kind of! Busch Gardens has different sections like Germany, Ireland, England, Canada, Italy, France ect. It was a great park to visit, we went on our vacation in Virginia right outside of Williamsburg :)

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  3. This sounds like so much fun -- and does remind me a bit of Busch Gardens in Williamsburg (though this looks way cooler).

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  4. Europa Park is so fun! I recently visited my boyfriend who is stationed in Europe and we went there and had a blast! Definitely a must-see!

    -Brianna @ endlesslybeloved.blogspot.com

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  5. That looks so fun, definitely a place I'd want to go! And great idea, we should totally have one of those here!

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  6. Nice pics! If you want to, have a look to our fanpage: www.park-rust.de with a lot of tipps, pics an vids all around the europapark! Everything is in German, but I think it is worth a visit...

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  7. We've been putting off a visit to Europa Park because the tickets are expensive! I am thinking of timing it with a birthday so that at least one kid will be free. I never knew there was so much to see!

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  8. Just found your blog via Confuzzledom. Germany is one of my favorite countries, and I love all of your gorgeous photos! Besides, your goal of visiting every European country is great. I'm Latvian-American, so am rooting for you to visit Latvia soon! Also, I'd not heard of Europa Park, but it looks purely awesome.

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  9. Thanks for sharing this. I just visited Epcot in Orlando, FL, and it seemed similar. There were many countries represented and there were cafés and shops and cultural activities at each. I especially enjoyed that the workers at each 'country' were natives of that country. It was fun greeting them when I remembered how to speak the greeting, and a bit more language practice in some other ones. The Norwegian guys must not get many people speaking Norwegian tho, because he had to do a 'double-take' upon realizing I was speaking his native tongue. Lol. Enjoy your adventures! We are expecting orders any day for our pcs this summer (USMC).

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