We decided to surprise the boys with a day at Europa Park in Rust, Germany.  We told them we were going to see a cultural site and that there would be long lines and lots of walking.  They were very surprised when we rolled up to the amusement park.  The park went overboard on Halloween so we got a little feeling of home.  Grandpa was a sport.  I know he didn’t expect to come all the way to Germany to watch the kids ride roller coasters!

Europa Park is divided up into 14 countries, with all the rides and activities themed for that country.  One of the boys’ favorite rides was “Euro Mir”, where you head up a silver tower in a roller coaster car that changes direction at random times.  At the top, you go down a steep drop, and you never know who will be facing backward.  They really enjoyed that one.

There is also Grimm’s Enchanted Forest and Adventureland, which were a lot of fun for the younger ones.  The park was really fun and well run.  The boys had a great time, and it was a nice break from our travels.

There’s even a fun Wild West-themed camp hotel, called Camp Resort, next to Europa Park.  You can stay in a log cabin, a covered wagon or a tepee.  For a detailed review of the accommodations, read Camp Resort Europa Park Review.

More info:
Europa Park Website
Europa-Park-Straße 2
77977 Rust, Germany
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