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.


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


ECC Arabian Adventure

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 United Arab Emirates 2017


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.

USA 2016

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.

Paultons and Isle of 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

Tripsdrill & Holiday Park

8-10 April 2016

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

Tripsdrill and Holiday Park


Heide Park Fandays

24 & 25 May 2014

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

ECC Sommer Fun


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


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

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


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