A few weeks ago, my friend Lucia admitted that she had never ridden a roller coaster and asked if I wanted to join her and another friend for a day at Europa Park.
Theme parks were a big part of my childhood and some of my happiest memories are on rollercoasters and spinning tea cups. But I haven’t been to a theme park in years, even though I love them.
So when Lucia asked if I wanted to join her on her first-ever roller coaster ride, I said heck yes. And off we went for a day of epic junk food eating, stomach-dropping coasters, and discovering, to my surprise and delight, that just like so many other things in Europe, this fabulous theme park is (wait for it!) dog friendly!
Of course, the best part was Lucia’s reactions to her first roller coaster ride. There’s just something special about watching someone do something new and scary and wonderful.
A big thanks to Europa Park for two free tickets. As always, all opinions are my own.
All photos taken with my lovely little Lumix.
P.S. If you haven’t seen it already, I made a five-minute Q&A video about all things travel. And I’m planning another, so if you have a question you’d like me to tackle, please leave it in the comments (or shoot me an email).