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Trip Planning

Here are my tips & tricks to help you plan your future trips to theme parks, scare attractions, zoos & more.

My top tips for visiting Energylandia
Theme Parks, Trip Planning

My top tips for visiting Energylandia

Energylandia is a theme park near Zator in Poland and is the next major park on all theme park enthusiasts hitlist. This includes the exciting Aqualantis area coming to the park featuring Abyssus. With Zadra opening last year (2019), it's no surprise that everyone wants a piece of this RMC. It's amazing and you should definitely ride it! Energylandia is a fairly easy park to deal with from my experience. So I'd thought I'd compile my top tips for visiting Energylandia. I hope that this will help any of you who has an upcoming trip planned. So without further ado, here are my top tips for visiting Energylandia. Top tip #1: Locker System There is a very clever locker system that is in place at Energylandia. Not only is it inexpensive but it's super easy to ...
Packing for my New Year holiday
Travel, Trip Planning

Packing for my New Year holiday

I'm heading off to Gardaland and Europa Park this Thursday to see in 2020 - my first time abroad during this period. It's certainly going to be a new experience for me having always stayed in the UK and avoided booking travel during the Christmas holidays. There's a lot of things I am looking forward to experiencing including Europa Park's Winter Season event and my first ever visit to Gardaland. So what exactly am I packing for my New Year holiday? I am travelling with RyanAir using hand luggage only. Sounds like an impossible task right? Not really if you plan well when it comes to your clothes and toiletries. Not gonna lie, I've travelled using hand luggage for various trips to Europe in order to save costs on luggage, and sometimes travelling light can save you a lot of hassle...
How to prepare for a theme park trip abroad
Theme Parks, Travel, Trip Planning

How to prepare for a theme park trip abroad

As you can imagine, I love going abroad. Travelling + theme parks = a very happy Lottie! So much so I am off to Poland tomorrow! But does anyone ever wonder how to prepare for a theme park trip abroad? From the dreaded packing routine: How many outfits do you need? Is the suitcase going to be big enough? to the major essentials of planning (boarding passes, park tickets etc). You know you need to get your brain into gear so you don't forget anything! Trust me, I haven't forgotten anything in the past but I do end up using all my energy getting prepared for my holiday. More so than when I'm actually on the road, travelling to that next theme park destination. Yes, preparing for a holiday is common sense but sometimes a little helping hand can help you be on your way. Read on for my t...
5 reasons to visit Paultons Park
Theme Parks, Travel, Trip Planning

5 reasons to visit Paultons Park

Source With all the upcoming news about the new area Tornado Springs, coming to Paultons Park in 2020, I had to write up a blog post with my 5 reasons to visit Paultons Park. I can't wait to experience the new area at my local park. Paultons Park is based in Ower, near Southampton, and is quite possibly, one of my favourite theme parks to visit. Might be biased since I've pretty much grown up with the park. There's so much to do at Paultons. You'd be a fool to not give this fantastic theme park a visit. Given all the talks about the new 2020 area development, who isn’t talking about Paultons Park?! I thought I'd help out anyone who is planning a visit next year with my top 5 reasons to visit Paultons Park. #1: LOST KINGDOM Well, the most recent development at the park, Lost Kingdom,
My Most Anticipated Theme Parks for 2019
Theme Parks, Trip Planning

My Most Anticipated Theme Parks for 2019

Well, you know it’s that last stretch of closed season when you start seeing an influx of theme park trips coming together within the community. Not gonna lie, I bloody love trawling through rcdb, coast2coaster trying to work out which parks are on my hit list to visit. Now that I have spent a good 2 years staying within the UK, it’s time for me to spread my wings and go travelling again! (more…)
Tulley’s Shocktober Fest 2018 | 5 Not to Miss Mazes
Scare Attractions, Theme Parks, Trip Planning

Tulley’s Shocktober Fest 2018 | 5 Not to Miss Mazes

I was kindly invited by Tulley's Shocktober Fest to their press event last Friday, boy was I excited to be returning. I visited for the first time last year and it did not disappoint! I couldn't wait to get back and revisit all my favourite mazes, including Chop Shop and The Colony. What a way to start off my Halloween season, especially as I visited Thorpe Park for their press event last Thursday, I couldn't wait to explore more scare mazes! THE CELLAR IMPRISONED Okay. I went into this maze expecting it to be lacklustre like it was last year. Boy was I proven wrong! This mazes has seriously upped the ante when it comes to scares. At one point I thought I was walking through some material/netting and it ended up being an actor's hair on my face... yes, she was quite literally right ab...
My Most Anticipated Halloween Attractions 2018
Scare Attractions, Theme Parks, Trip Planning

My Most Anticipated Halloween Attractions 2018

Halloween, in the death of the night, hear me scream I'm coming, I'm coming Halloween, is the fear that I fight, in my dream Keep running, keep running … Halloween season has really grown on me over the last couple of years, and it truly is the most wonderful time of year. I mean, I’ve already written a post on the top 8 reasons to love Halloween season, check it out here. After exploring some new scare events last year, it has really got me inspired to try out even more this year! So here’s what I’m getting up to this spooky season 2018… THORPE PARK FRIGHT NIGHTS Source This one is pretty much a given. Every year, I always visit Fright Nights because it’s pretty much a chance for me to have a bloody good time with my friends. Plus the maze line-up is looking so strong this year – especi
Pros and Cons of a Solo Theme Park Trip
Theme Parks, Trip Planning

Pros and Cons of a Solo Theme Park Trip

Here’s the scenario, you’ve got a day off (yippee!) and you’re thinking, ‘What do I want to do today?’. That little voice in your head is telling you to go to a theme park. Great idea! Let’s see who is available to join you. Disappointment ensues when they all say they’re busy. ‘Dammit!’ What to do ey? You could chill out at home, spending you day off wishing you were at a theme park… Or you could make a day of it and make it a solo trip? In a situation like this, it can be incredibly daunting to travel to a theme park by yourself, especially if it is your first time giving it a go. Here are the pros and cons of visiting a theme park as a solo traveller! PRO: You can plan the day how you like it That’s right. You have the freedom and flexibility to enjoy the day, however you want. You do
6 things you must do at Chessington
Merlin Attractions, Theme Parks, Trip Planning

6 things you must do at Chessington

I have been visiting Chessington a lot lately. Despite it being something to do at the weekends, I just have that certain bond with the park. Having almost grown up with the place, with my first visit back in 1998, I still enjoy making a trip here. Having a zoo and theme park in one place, there is plenty of stuff to do for both adults and children alike. If you are ever in the area or a Merlin Annual Passholder, it is worth a trip! I believe there are 5 things that you must do when visiting the park. Read on to find out more!   #1: Visit the Zoo Not only have you got the theme park, you have a very sizeable zoo to explore. From Trail of the Kings to Wanyama Village to the SeaLife Centre and more! I love visiting the Zoo, even if the park is rammed, it is a perfect way to get away...
8 ways to survive a hot day at a theme park
Theme Parks, Travel, Trip Planning

8 ways to survive a hot day at a theme park

There is nothing better than being able to enjoy a theme park when it is warm and sunny. The perfect opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, the coasters become so much better once warmed up and a great way to spend a day to escape reality. Of course, there are times during the Summer where the warm weather can suddenly turn incredibly hot, which in turn can make the day unenjoyable – especially on a busy day! I am more of an Autumn baby so sometimes, an incredibly hot day at a theme park can be just as bad as a torrential downpour day. I want to feel comfortable and do prefer wearing jeans, boots, a hoodie etc. to a theme park than just a vest top and shorts. Plus, it is the best time of the year… hello spooky season! That’s why I have compiled a small list of tips and tricks so that you can