18-22nd July 2009
Travel, Movieland Studios
Ski Centre Latemar, Meran 2000
Gardaland
Mirabilandia
Venice, Travel

 

Day by Day Reports

Day 1 – Travel, Movieland Studios

Lorna & Adrian Dade
Great start to the trip, great selection of shows & rides, Magna was fun and the best ride in the park.

 

Peter & Becky Jackson
What a suprising park. Respect!! Fun rides and made us both smile many times.

 

Hans Zieleman
Enjoyed the park very much, but got soaking wet on several rides.

 

Cheri and Bob Armstrong
It’s great to be back on an ECC trip. As always thanks to Kevin for planning a trip to Italy, and Justin for leading us. Movieworld Studios was fun, a knockoff of Universal Studios.
Hi Tim, Shaki and baby Oliver.

 

Dave and John Hall
an…. interesting park! some things well ripped off, some things not well ripped off from certain major American brands.

 

Rob Derman (Robnoxious)
I love being on ECC trips!! Great parks I would never think of on my own… definitely unique in its cheesiness but it was so much fun…

 

Rendell Bird
“Copyright Infringement : The Park”. Still, many tiny details were fun – and playing “Spot The Reference” was very enjoyable

 

Yvonne Janik
I enjoyed the sunny, warm weather and the fun, quirky park. It had many changes since my last visit in 2005.

 

Paul Worts
In memory of kevin, who organised this trip. Kev, you’ll always be remembered mate. As for Movieland, it was fun, naff and utterly charming in equal measure. A simulator which bounced along to the ‘Birdy Song’ being a particular favourite. And just for my wife Isabel, I had a SALAD in the park for lunch (and I have witnesses to prove it!) Love to you and little Aura.

 

Malcolm Marr
Motion-sickness, bad Fred, ripoff, intentional soaking, mullet, no pole-dancing bikini-clad girls, still scary and overall fun (Have been asked to keep the reports to a few words. Hoping that’s not too many)

 

Mette Doving
Nice little park. Totally soaked on the truck ride. Fun ghost walk thru, totally scared teenage girl in front.

 

Matt Sturgess
Quite a good little park, not without its charms, copyright violations, or hastily cobbled theming in places. Good haunted walkthrough that is definately worth doing there.

 

Michael “Prestissimo” Horwood
Amazing what you can do with a little bit of FREE (?) copyright. Nice to ride the old W. Edmonton Mall “Drop of Doom” freefall here in its latest location. Fun time, but need about 3 days to explore the park fully.

 

Celia Horwood
A word to the wise on the new truck ride – if you want to get really wet, ride the left side! Backstage ride is low capacity. Great views from the Freefall. Nice ice cream. Beautiful setting.

 

Paul Hindle
Odd start at a park with no real coasters – the one they have must be the smallest powered coaster in the world!
Despite that a very enjoyable afternoon, and the weather turned out nice (again).

 

Andreas and Mechthild Namyslo
After our private Scandi – and England-roundtrip we are looking forward to visiting some more parks with the club in Italy.

Movieland has improved since our last visit but four hours in this park is still enough for a visit as the park still needs some good rides (coasters). Greetings to all our friends.

 

Allen Hite
So how many movies can Movieland rip-off? I think the bad movie rip-offs were half the fun though. A nice start to the trip but ready for some coasters.

 

Bob Wetherbee 
Enjoying meeting all the new people. Ask Yvonne about her loo experience.

 

Audrey Colson
Enjoying my first ECC trip. Getting to meet everyone and enjoying the company.

 

Sophie and Even Stangebye (Norway)
We met the group at Movieland after getting wet at the next door Aqua Paradise.
Got wet anyways due to heavy rain, thunder and lightning in the morning! This is my 4th ECC trip, and Sophie’s first!

 

Peter Oakes
it was worth visiting movieland for that retro freefall ride. the view of Lake Garda added much to it. The Tomb Raider had a crap programme. As I wrote this we passed through a spectacular gorge on the way to Bolzano. .

 

Dave Pannell & Jon Stones
Day one was an interesting expierience entering the licensing Twilight Zone that is MovieLand. A park that is just on the right side of bad, with its “school production” of Terminator and 5’5″ Darth Vaders asking you to have your photograph taken with them.

Completely worth visiting however for the retro drop ride, Hollywood Action Tower, which “pushing you off the edge of a cliff” mechanics provides a fantastic free-fall experience. Worth of note also is the Magma all terrain vechicle ride with lack of rails and runners to guide the vehicle meaning you are completely in the hands of the driver not having a bad day and driving too close to the explosions) Day one of the Italy tour: success.

 

David Hamburger
Well, I’m here and exhausted after a week in Naples, Pompeii and Rome, with stops in Toronto (BEHEMOTH!) and the gorgeous Zurich on the way. I’ve been up all night taking a bus, plane, bus train and bus to meet up with the ECC bus in Verona.

Movieland is an interesting mishmash of all of the movie rides and parks you’ve seen elsewhere. Tomb Raider – the last ride to still have the name (who knows if they actually paid for the rights though?) – was probably the best ride in the park, though several of the rides were actually better than I was expecting. The view from the monorail of Lake Garda was gorgeous, even if the ride was pretty boring. The biggest hightlight today, however, is the awe-inspiring view of the Dolomite Mountains on our bus ride to our hotel in Bolzano.

 

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Day 2 – Ski Centre Latemar, Meran 2000

Lorna & Adrian Dade
Fantastic time at Latemar, Lornas first alpine coaster. Great scenery

Peter & Becky Jackson
My (Becky) first alpine coaster! Wonderful… Except Peter ‘forgot’ (yeah right) to break at the top of the lift hill, to gain some speed, so I had a rather fast ride. He also mananged to scare the man half to death by only breaking just after the orange line! Amazing scenery!
The second alpine coaster, was just as good as the first! Peter had me shouting ‘brake!!!’ again 🙂 The brake never came on! Amazing experience.

Hans Zieleman
Beautiful scenery and a great alpine coaster. I did not use the brake until the very end…

Bob & Cheri Armstrong
The mountains are awesome. Still snow on the tops of some. Breathtaking views. Dinner last night included sampling local wines.
The gondola ride up the mountain was fun, and the alpine coaster also fun.
Hi to Mike & Al, Sue & Rich, andd Debbie.

Dave Hall
Beautiful place to come ride! 58 seconds is the time to beat at latemar 🙂

Rob Derman (Robnoxious)
Beautiful scenic mountains and a great alpine coaster… Life is good!!

Paul Worts
I’m no longer an Alpine Coaster virgin! And, I rode it with NO brakes (that’s what I paid that extra travel insurance for after all). Stunning alpine scenery, although those on the coach getting scared when the coach goes round the mountain bends should come to La Palma!

Malcolm Marr
Found a bonus coaster last night at a small fair just outside Bolzano where we’re staying. We’ve just left the first Albino coaster and are on our way to the second. It was all white. For those on the trip who are reading other people’s posts on the coach I was lying about the extra park 😀

Mette Doving
My first alpine coaster. Lot of fun in a beautiful place.

Matt Sturgess
An incredible place, with great views. The coaster was pretty good too, some nice airtime spots, expecially on the final drop (if you’re going fast enough). At the time of writing I am still trying to perfect Malcolm’s method of leaning out of the bends to make it go faster. More on this to come (hopefully).

Yvonne Janik
I loved the lift hill ride – so peaceful and surrounded by beautiful scenery, and then the ride down was swift and fun. I must confess to putting on the brake several times….

Rendell Bird
Words fail. The Dolomite Mountains are indescribably beautiful. The bus ride to Latemer was very scenic; and the gondola ride to the top of the mountain – breathtaking. The Alpine Coaster was quite fun,

Part 2 – Meron 2000

Adrian & Lorna Dade
This alpine coaster seemed faster than the first, a great ride and we had a great meal here.

Michael “maestoso” Horwood
Terrific COASTer(!). Good diving turns and a super, tight helix near the end. Unfortunately the “Sunday drivers” were also here, so we could only get in two goes. Oh, for 10 more.

Celia Horwood
Oh my! So what was more thrilling – stuffing ALL of us on the gondola, the actual ride on the gondola or the rides on the Alpine Coaster? Seems like a high adrenolin experience in all facets.

Dave Hall
5km cable car ride apparently, and the track time to beat on this on is 79 seconds. Few rides really unnerve me but this one did.

Cheri & Bob Armstrong
Alpine slide II. Long cable car (2 in fact) to the top of the mountain. We chose to have our two rides and get food at the bottom of the mountain. However, the restaurant was closed. Only 1/2 back to the hotel – so we will than look for dinner. This slide was longer and faster than the morning slide. However, more GP that used their brakes.

Derek Cromarty
Great ride, now back to the hotel to go on another cable car. perhaps i can doze on the way back to the hotel.

Hans Zieleman
Great ride, shame for the slow people who blocked me at the bottom section! It is not necessary to brake on this ride and my top speed was 52.5 km/h.

Malcolm Marr
Second albino coaster was madder than the first, we definitely did them in the right order.
Spectactularo viewsio and the cablo caro was superbo! (I think I’ve got the hang of this Italian language now).

Mette Doving
Too many small children, had to brake at the last run. First run was great and even better than the first alpine of the day.

Matt Sturgess
A much better coaster than the first, and a great helix finale. Managed to get the car to lean more to the outside of the corners alot more, and got a much wilder ride. Great views as before, and another long cable car ride, but there were too many chancers willing to try their luck at queue jumping, it didn’t help merging two seperate lines together. A great day

Peter Oakes
I did a bit of braking on this ride because at the time i didn’t believe the car couldn’t come off the track.

Jon S & Dave P
First Apline coaster experience, both brillient fun and in stunning mountain top locations. Squeezing both us into one small car gave for a scarily fast ride with no chance of being able to operate the brakes. 6 cable car rides, 2 alpine coasters and a nice meal – good day!

David Hamburger
The drive up into the Ski resort of Latemar is breathtaking, as is the view from the mountain which holds the alpine coasater we came up to ride. The “coaster” itself was a lot of fun, though it was much faster when I held the accelerate/brake lever with my hands on the last run, instead of with my legs while taking pictures on my first two runs. One warning. Watch for the brake area! I didn’t notice it on my first run and got slapped HARD bu the plastic curtains that hang down to make you slow down. A great day so far! And for those who are wondering, I think I’m going to count it as a coaster.

Paul Hindle
My 2nd alpine coaster – great fun – brake not needed!

Andreas and Mechthild
Although the first of two alpine coasters today has not been the big hit, the scenery and the way up to it have really been the big hit. Looking forward to the second A/C.

Allen Hite & Bob Wetherbee.
This was our first Weigand alpine coaster. It was blast. Break free all the way down and (during our first run) right through the orange strips – ouch 🙂 It has a lift, coasts down, it’s a coaster to us.

Lars & Audrey Colson
Second day of the trip and the Colsons are still having fun. Dolamites are beautiful. First alpine slide was fun and looking forward to the second of the day.

Sophie and Even
Great scenery, great weather, great alpine coaster and a great weissbier at the top! What more can you ask for? I have done a few of these. A few weeks ago, I rode the northernmost (Alpine) coaster in the world – Namsskogan, Norway at the Polar Circle, and Alpine coasters are always enjoyable! This was Sophie’s first A/C, and she loved it! Breaking? No way! Now on our way to Merano2000!

Peter Oakes
The alpine coasters had very high lift hills i noticed, I would say as high as a good woodie. However they don’t go as far or fast for their high lifts. I went down at full rip and they creaked on the bends as though they would jump off the tracks. From the lifts the only alpine flora i saw was campaniala, no gentians. A red squirrel ran past. Again the most spectacular scenery of the trip stole the show.

Celia Horwood
What a beautiful way to celebrate my birthday! The scenery is magnificent and the Alpine Coaster was a real pleasure to ride, ride and ride! And yes, it IS a coaster. Did anyone mention the way to the WC’s? Not only could one walk down the stairs but most opted to take the slide down. Never in North America. I’m sure that Merano will be just as awesome.

Michael “Allegro con brio” Horwood
Short, fun coaster – ALPINE coaster – count it!!! Excellent and l-o-n-g cable car lift up and back. You won’t see this ride from the road 😉

David Hamburger
The Meran 2000 alpine coaster was quite a bit better and faster than the Latemar one. And it had an even more spectacular view! Unfortunately, it also had a long line and line jumping kids and families. And some SLOW rider that caused traffic jams — on the ride! Our first rides were fantastic, since it was almost all of us riding in a row — ond no ECCer would be caught dead not going at full speed! But as we slowly came back in, the GP merged in the queue, killing our rides with their slow riding. Still, it’s been a fantastic day in one of the most beutiful areas on the planet!

Audrey & Lars
Second alpine coaster in one day! The Colsons are still having fun!

 

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Day 3 – Gardaland

Lorna & Adrian Dade
Great day, Bruno was great getting us on 4 of the coasters before lunch! Adrian went on his 500th coaster Mammut. Lovely hot weather, excellent theming around the whole park. Great lunch with so much choice and lots of it.

Peter & Becky Jackson
Amazingly hot weather! Wonderful theming… and AMAZING water rides! Especially ‘Fuga da atlantide’. The water rides were our saviour from the heat. Also, the new trains on Magic Mountain made the ride much better! Thanks to Bruno for his time and enthusiasm in guiding us around the park. A wonderful lunch was provided for us. Thanks Gardaland for everything.

Dave Hall
What a park! especially thanks to Bruno, best European park host we have met 🙂 Also good job Vekoma, we cannot believe how good the new “soft” trains are on the corkscrew.

Hans Zieleman
The park was great with very nice theming. The tour we got from Bruno was fantastic, we went on four coasters before opening to the public. Magic Mountain was a great success with the soft restraints (no head banging). Fuga da Atlantide was very nice as well.

Cheri & Bob Armstrong
A very hot day at a very nice park. Our host, Bruno, was the best. We so appreciated all the rides he arranged for us. We rode our first S&S Screaming Squirrel, The Sequoia Adventure, surprisingly enjoyable. We enjoyed our day at the park, and our wonderful lunch.
Bob nearly got stopped for “maybe” being over 50, which would mean he would not be able to ride Blue Tornado. We unconvincingly convinced the operators he was under 50… 🙂

Rob Derman (Robnoxious)
It’s definitely summer in Italia… Bruno was an excellent host who got us ERS on four out of the five coasters in the park… the fifth was a Vekoma SLC so I can understand no ERS on it… but I did get the credit… 15 new coasters on my trip so far 613 total… and I will do Germany in 2011 with the Great ECC!!

Yvonne Janik
WOW! We had such great perks at Gardaland thanks to Bruno! Even after arriving late at the park because of traffic issues, we still had all the ERS the park had offered as well as two additional coasters. So we rode 4 of the 6 coasters and had a dark ride competition within an hour and a half — so fun!

Rendell Bird
Great theming. Delicious food. Interesting coasters. And our wonderful host, Bruno! It all made for a spectacular visit. The 95F/35C heat did appear to make some people wilt, but I didn’t think it was so bad. I had a magicial time.

Paul Worts
With such a gracious host as Bruno (no, not that Bruno!) escorting us on our own little private tour, how could I not like this park? I finally got to ride the Screaming Squirrel (aka Sequoia Adventure) not once but twice and loved this insane piece of steel nonsense. I’m very grateful to my daughter Aura for lending me her suncream – without it the Italian sun would be frying me. Also, Gardaland has a total of 14 toilets – some were ok, but some were just bog standard (sorry). Had yet more salad for lunch (although this time it was accompanied by other less healthy stuff like an Italian tart (and you can keep your smutty comments to yourself).

Malcolm Marr
Bad corkscrew coaster – OTSR + New neoprene vest restraint = Fun new corkscrew (clever idea!). Fun new corkscrew + trip badge trapped under forementioned neoprene vest coming undone = new body piercing (not so clever idea). A little tip for those visiting the Hoover Dam. Join a guided tour and then ask to go to the toilet. Whilst in there soak all your clothes in the sink and then go running back to the group screaming. It’ll make your trip more exciting (nothing to do with this trip admittedly).

Matt Sturgess
I have been on 84 coasters, 83 of them have fewer than seven lift hills.

Peter Oakes
The corkscrew was rough just before entering the third inversion. The corkscrew was rough as it entered it’s third inversion, it rattled me from side to side. The dark rides were good, especially the boat ride, the queues were long for the water coaster, and the sequoia adventure was a silly ride i think. Didn’t bother with the tornado.

Mette Doving
Had a nice day at a great park. big thanks to bruno for all the ers and walks ons. the Vekoma was really a good coaster with those new restraints. Have tried the blue thingy before, but did not remember how bad it was, really need some new restraints on that one!!!!! Really good food for lunch. hatt en fin dag i en bra park.

David Hamburger
Gardaland is a really well-themed park. While none of the coasters may make top 10 lists, they’re all at least fun. And almost every ride in the park has top-notch theming. Special thanks go out to Bruno for the private tour of a bunch of the rides, after traffic got us there later than expected. And their version of Fastpass helped some of us skip the lines on many of the rides, allowing us to get on almost everything in the park that wasn’t realy just for little kids. Contrary to popular opinion, I actually enjoyed the SLC. I didn’t really think it was THAT rough. And the extra helix at the end of the ride really added to the layout. The kiddie coaster was a ton of fun, and a record setter with a whopping 7 lift hills, although several of them were only a foot or two tall. I’m definitely not counting Fuga da Atlantide as a credit on my coaster count. It’s a great, very well themed ride, and it pretty much meets all of the requirements to be a coaster, but it FEELS more like a log flume to me, with no real section of the ride that feels like a coaster does, like on the Journey to Atlantis rides (which I don’t count) or Poseidon at Europa Park (which I do count.) But I could definitely see ow people could count it.

Paula
Really enjoyed the day, beautiful park and great weather. Enjoyed having 3 rides on my first coaster of the trip, Ortobruco – Chris only managed 2 before getting off! Justin says it has 7 lift hill thingies, one day I’ll find out what that means… I was all up for going on Blue Tornado after that but Chris for some reason wouldn’t let me, so we compromised and did the tractor ride instead!

Paul Hindle
My 2nd visit to Gardaland – but it has changed a lot in 7 years- for the better. Bruno was a great guide – getting us on four coaters by midday. And for me all four were new layouts: Mammut is a great mine train, Magic Mountain a (re)-rideable looper/corkscrew (with its new trains & restraints), the 7 lift-hill kiddie coaster, and of course the insane Sequoia Adventure. Is the last actually a rollercoaster?? More like a rollerbreaker. It got my ultimate accolade for a ride when I yelled out “oh sh**” at the same point on each of my 2 rides !!
Great food at lunchtime. Still not keen on the dear old SLC (Blue Tornado) and I thought Fuga de Atlantida was disappointing – though very well themed.

Andreas and Mechthild Namyslo
Gardaland once again – a really beautiful park (as it has always been)! We really loved the idea of a guided walking tour to the coasters (a big thank you to Bruno!) But the highlight was the new Vekoma trains on Magic Mountain! So we send greetings to our Dutch friend Tonny Schonewille, who works for Vekoma. You all at Vekoma did a really great job! So hopefully all the parks with a Vekoma sitdown coaster will change their trains now!

Allen Hite & Bob Wetherbee.
Out first trip to Gardaland was wonderful. We never thought that we would reride a Vekoma looper. The new trans are great and every park with an old Vekoma should get them. Many thanks to Bruno of Gardaland for his hospitality. His tour of the park and arrangement of rides before the GP made our day. We saved so much time and got to spend more time on everything else. We appreciated all of our gardens and green areas. Seqouia Adventure was alot of fun, much smoother than we expected and no pain 🙂 Now off to the hotel and hopefully cold beer.

Audrey and Lars.
Third day and the Colsons are still having having fun. One of us has managed to become medium rare. The other has reached 450 coasters! Fuga da Atlantide! Great lunch and beautiful park! Very clean and friendly – thanks Bruno!

Sophie and Even Stangebye
Wow! What a great day! Beautyful weather, nice park, tasty lunch and great rides – even a reridable Vekoma looper thanks to the new trains. These new smooth-rolling trains with good(!) restraints should be mass-produced, and sent out to ALL existing Vekoma sitdown coasters in the world! This was our secend visit to Gardaland – the last time at Christimas time a few years back. Thanks to Bruno for excellent guiding! We’ll come back to Gardaland!!!

Michael (“Pizzicato”) Horwood
Well, much to say. Squirell was better than expected. Blue Tornada was worse than expected. The bottom 5 of SLC’s if there is such a list. Mammut was pretty good fun, despite the Disney mutation into some kind of Arctic theme. Full marks to Bruno for helping us in that oh so important first part of the day. A great time.

Celia Horwood
Let’s start by thanking Bruno for the great walk back admidst the crowds. Mammut is cute and the kiddy coaster is a real hoot! Blue Tornado was such a piece of s**t. Great lunch. This park has beautiful grounds and was much larger than I thought it to be. All in all, it was a really fun day.

 

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Day 4 – Mirabilandia

Lorna & Adrian Dade
Another scorcher of a day, Katun was great, the stunt show was excellent, Adrian enjoyed the rapids with the girls in their bikinis. Great meal at the park, Reset was a good ride with no queue (I actually beat Adrian). iSpeed was a bit painful, we seemed to be thrown around. Thanks to Mark, Kevin & Guissepe and everyone else in the team for a great trip, roll on next year.

Peter & Becky Jackson
Lovely park, wonderful rides… Katun was amazing; we were thinking it was going to be rough – but, it was so smooth… although, at the back, it’s rather disorientating! iSpeed was also rather wonderful! The stunt show, was the best thing in the park for us! We went to see it twice!!! Funny and excellent stuntmen! The tractor and digger were a good addition!

Hans Zieleman
Very nice park with some good rides. Katun and iSpeed were the best rides, but Ghostville was also great with live actors to scare you even more. The stunt show was very good and funny even if I didn’t get the storyline if there was one… Reflex had great theming and was a good ride even if my score was very low.

Cheri & bob Armstrong
First, thanks to Kevin, Mark, Justin, and the ECC trips monkeys for a wonderful few days in Italy. Second, we have enjoyed sharing this trip with the enjoyable ECC members.

Today was spent at Mirabilandia. We enjoyed Katun, and compare it to Montu at Busch Gardens. iSpeed was our favorite coaster today. We had two front seat rides. The day was hot and the park busy, but most lines moved quickly. Lots of other nice attractions.

Hi to family and friends in the states, We are off to Vienna tomorrow.

Dave Hall
What an awesome park 🙂 A great B&M and a great new Intamin. And Dad wasn’t told he was too old to ride anythng today 🙂

Rob Derman (Robnoxious)
Bongiorno!! Today I met my need for speed, iSpeed that is… My favourite coaster in Italia…

Rendell Bird
Stunning park with brilliant coasters! (I think I may have spent too much time among the Brits!) Still, it was a wonderful park and a glorious day. I am in the minority here but I preferred iSpeed to Katun; although, both are wonderful.

Yvonne Janik
Perfect day at a beautiful park full of trees and winding pathways with great rides tucked throughout the park. The park also has some of the best gelato in Italy. Thanks, Mark, for arranging our ERS on Katun.

Paul Worts
Having just taken my last coaster ride of this wonderful trip I’ve realised that I’m not too old to ride them just yet (although Gardaland think 50 is too old!). Anyway, Mirabilandia was a real big box of delights, with an intense B&M (Katun), a fun launcher (iSpeed), and a ghosttrain that actually made me scream like a girl (oh the shame of it!). I almost enjoyed the kiddie rides as much as the bigger attractions – which is good training for when my 3 year old daughter eats up all her vegetables and reaches the minimum height requirements…Thanks to Mr Riley for organising the ERS on Katun, to Justin who managed to keep this rabble in some semblance of order, and lastly once again to Kevin, whose precision organisational skills were legendary – and proved so on this trip. Tommorrow Venice, where I shall eat an ice-cream by the Rialto Bridge and wish my wife was with me…

Malcolm Marr
iQueued for iSpeed and iHated it. Its not a good sign if you spend the ride pre-empting the twists and turns to avoid being hit in the head. It has taken 20+ years to finally get nice trains for the corkscrew coasters, which have suffered from the same problem. It’s a shame that nothing has been learnt with the trains on these new launch rides. I just hope it doesn’t take as long to resolve. The Club trip is now approaching its end but I’m coming to the mid-point of mine. After Venice tomorrow I head down the coast to Rimini, San Marino and Bari. Thanks to all involved in putting this trip together and to those who’s attendance also helped make it happen. I hope that those who go onto Spain have as nice a trip as they have here.

Mette Doving
Had the best exit of a ride today. Water slide and was laughing so much that I had to roll out!!! don’t have time to write more, i’m rushed. had a great time on the trip, thanks to everyone. tomorrow off to venice a few days there and then off to rome.

Matt Sturgess
Yes, it was all very good.

David Hamburger
Now, this is the coastering day of the trip. Katun is an old-school B&M Positive G-fest, not quite as powerful as Montu or Pyrenees, but close. iSpeed was great – better than I expected, in fact. All in all, a great day in a great park! And they even have t-shirts for sale!

Celia Horwood
Hey, what a great time and what really saved us was getting the Q-Bot. Man, what a time saver! iSpeed is much better in the front than the back. Katun had lots of excitement. Just loved Ghostville, even the real people who scared the crap out of us! Thought the theming was better than the actual ride. Ciao everyone .. until next time!

Michael (“Da capo al Fine”) Horwood:
Well, I’m sold on QBOT. Our first time to ever succumb to this necessary evil. We saved so much time and got on everything we wanted to, quickly. Lots of repeats with it, too. Back left of KATUN and front of iSpeed’s train. Great mini trip in general. Thanks to all. Until next time…

Paul Hindle
18 rides on Katun thanks to using the Q-Bot system which got me on every 13 minutes in the afternoon. It’s a great older style B&M – you can tell I enjoyed it !!

Only 3 rides on iSpeed due to late opening, long queues and 2 hours down time; but enjoyed it thoroughly.

Andreas and Mechthild Namyslo
Great day at Mirabilandia. We could ride iSpeed three times – a really good ride. According to Andreas it is better than Katun – in Mechthild’s opinion it isn’t. Thanks to all involved in the planning and realization of this trip.

Allen Hite & Bob Wetherbee.
Perfect day at the park. We’re sad though that this tour is over. We were really impressed with the planning and the ride opportunities, the coach service, hotels, etc. We think iSpeed is OK but Maverick at CP is better. This was our first ECC trip but won’t be our last. Looking forward to the Scandi trip next summer and Germany ’11.

Audrey & Lars
Day Four and the Colsons are still having fun. This park had nice coasters as well as good food. We did not get into the water park but it looked fun when we viewed it from the big wheel. Ghostville is the best haunted ride we’ve been on in a long time. Time for some sleep.

Sophie and Even Stangebye
Again, a great day at a grear park. Thanks to the Q-BOT, we got to see 3 shows, a couple of hours in the water park, and all the things we wanted to do! Katun was great, iSpeed was ok. Thanks to all the people organizing this trip! South-Korea and Japan next… :o)

Peter Oakes.
The iSpeed was the best ride I have ever been on. Got in the front seat before the queue built up. on the water coaster i rode in a tube of water at the bottom. Katun was fantastic with a short queue. missed the mouse because the queue was to long.

 

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