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Trips

 

A lot of theme park visits are just days out, but occasionally they are weekend, week or even fortnight long trips in the UK, into Europe and sometimes further afield.

2019

ECC Gulliver's Gallop

6-7 July 2019

Usually Gulliver's theme parks would be off limits to large groups of coaster enthusiasts, so when the ECC were invited to a weekend jaunt to visit the chain's Warrington and Milton Keynes parks, it was an opportunity too good to miss!

ECC Gulliver's Gallop

A Few Hours at Alton Towers

5 July 2019

Dropping into a busy school-trip infested Alton Towers on the way up to the ECC Gulliver's Gallop weekend

A Few Hours at Alton Towers

ECC Dreamland Margate

8 June 2019

A day trip to the seaside with the ECC at Dreamland Margate to check out all the changes at the park, and take a ride on the historic Scenic Railway

ECC Dreamland Margate

ECC Party in Poland

24-27 May 2019

Ninety members of the ECC go for a long weekend of partying and theme parking in Poland. We visited Energylandia to ride the largest rollercoaster in Poland, Legendia to check out Vekoma's new Lech Coaster, plus Twinpigs, Zatorland, Rabkoland and a model railway park which has probably the largest dragon coaster in the world!

ECC Party in Poland

2018

CoasterMania! 2018 at Cedar Point

1 June 2018

My first visit to Cedar Point coincided with their annual CoasterMania event: the park was open for eighteen hours from 6am to midnight, dedicated to rollercoaster enthusiasts and Cedar Point fans.

CoasterMania! 2018 at Cedar Point

2017

ECC Arabian Adventure: Theme Parks of the UAE

18-22 March 2017

A five day trip touring the United Arab Emirates with three coaches full of European Coaster Club members, visiting all the major theme parks in the region including four brand new parks that had only opened a few months previously.

ECC Arabian Adventure: Theme Parks of the UAE

2016

ECC North America 6

4-19 June 2016

Starting in Chicago and ending in Atlanta, two weeks of travelling through the American Heartland to 15 parks including Holiday World, Dollywood, Silver Dollar City, Carowinds and Kings Island.

ECC North America 6

ECC Paultons All Wight

21-22 May 2016

The European Coaster Club's weekend trip to Paultons Park and Blackgang Chine on the Isle of Wight.

ECC Paultons All Wight

Eastern UK Weekend

7-8 May 2016

A two day tour around some of the parks on the Eastern side of the UK, including Pleasurewood Hills, Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach, Clacton Pier and Adventure Island.

Eastern UK Weekend

Tripsdrill & Holiday Park

8-10 April 2016

A weekend trip to Germany, visiting Tripsdrill and Holiday Park.

Tripsdrill & Holiday Park

2014

Heide Park Fandays

24-25 May 2014

Heide Park's special event weekend, bringing together fans of the park from all over Europe.

Heide Park Fandays

ECC Gulliver's Kingdom

3 May 2014

A rare opportunity to visit Gulliver's Kingdom in Matlock Bath with the European Coaster Club

ECC Gulliver's Kingdom

2013

ECC Sommer Fun: Denmark

15-17 June 2013

A long weekend in Denmark with friends from the ECC, visiting Djurs Sommerland, FĂ„rup and Legoland Billund.

ECC Sommer Fun: Denmark

2012

European Coaster Club ACM 2012

26 February 2012

Going behind the scenes at Gulliver's Land in Milton Keynes

European Coaster Club ACM 2012

2007

La Ronde, eh?

26 May 2007

A day trip to La Ronde, back in 2007 when I spent a couple of months in Canada.

La Ronde, eh?

Chessington World of Adventures Opening Weekend

25 March 2007

Opening weekend at Chessington World of Adventures, featuring an over-abundance of apostrophes.

Chessington World of Adventures Opening Weekend

2006

Wicksteed Park

21 June 2006

A relaxing day at Wicksteed turns into a very English adventure as the train breaks down...

Wicksteed Park

Disneyland Paris

25-27 March 2006

My first trip to Disneyland Paris, back in the days when Walt Disney Studios was still pretty new and devoid of many attractions.

Disneyland Paris