Sunday 16th September 2018
The view from our hotel room - not a bad sight to wake up to!
We were all checked out of the hotel by 9am and onboard the coaches
The Antalya province is famous for its tomatoes which are exported around the world - we passed hundreds of vast greenhouses used to grow them
It only took about 45 minutes to arrive at the huge and impressive destination for the day, Land of Legends
We met up with the other coach at the park's Legends of Aqua entrance
It was t-shirt day: our red shirts are being beautifully modelled here
Richard was quietly contemplating the day of fun ahead
Land of Legends is a gigantic, beautifully themed entertainment complex complete with large waterpark, theme park and shopping district
Ben and I spent the first part of the day trying out some of the waterslides
Magicone was a fun giant dinghy slide
The park had a wonderfully themed beach area
Tower Falls featured master blaster style sections with water jets powering the rubber rings back up hill
We had to wait for a few minutes at the top of this waterslide, as somebody had got stuck halfway down ... apparently the solution was for one of the lifeguards to slide down and push them through!
The delay meant we had to dash quickly to the changing rooms, then back across the park to meet back up with the rest of the group for an ERS ... something not made particularly easy by the rough pathway surface which really tore into the bottom of our feet as we ran along
We enjoyed an Exclusive Ride Session on the coaster - I think the overwhelming verdict was that Hyper Coaster is superb!
After the ERS we tried out the smaller coasters. First was Family Coaster ...
... followed closely by Race Coaster
I think a lot of the group have as much fun on kiddie coasters as big rides!
After lunch we spent some time wandering around the park taking photos and enjoying the atmosphere
We watched part of the Waterfront Kingdom show
Land of Legends' shopping area is amazing
The park's other rollercoaster is Typhoon Coaster, an Intamin Water Coaster
It was similar to other Intamin Water Coasters, but with the addition of a dark ride section at the start of the ride
Spot the red tshirts! Just time for a couple more rides on Hyper Coaster.
Much too soon, it was time to get changed and leave Land of Legends - there was a long journey ahead
We settled down for the four and a half hour drive to Konya, our overnight stop
The road weaved its way through the Taurus Mountains
We passed remote mosques with charming minarets
and roadside food stalls
The scenery was incredible
There were a few hairy moments and dubious passing practices along the narrow twisting mountain roads
Finally it was time to make a stop at a roadside services for some dinner
There was a lot of tasty, freshly cooked food on offer - we had our fill, before we got back on the coaches and arrived at the Hilton Garden Inn Konya a little after 10pm.