Friday 24th May 2019
My day started in the early hours of Friday morning with an early flight from Luton to Krakow
Having met up with the rest of the group in Krakow Airport, we set off into the Polish countryside in two coaches in search of adventure and ...
Our first destination was Zatorland, a park featuring a huge collection of animatronic dinosaurs
Our primary reason for visiting was to ride Dinocoaster, a small dragon (dinosaur, surely?) coaster from Fun Rides Tech
Zatorland's biggest attraction is their dinosaur walkthrough, which is a pathway through the woodland past lots of animatronic dinosaurs. To be honest, it was a bit too long for me, and I think most of our group got a bit bored after the first fifteen minutes of trawling along the path.
After our long trek, it was time for a well-deserved ice cream
Before long it was time to leave Zatorland and get back on the coaches
We were greeted at the entrance by park CEO Piotr Wiecha, who told us a little bit about the park. Piotr's passion for the park was clear - it's family owned and celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.
We took a ride on Kopalnia Złota, Rabkoland's family rollercoaster from DPV Rides
Rabkoland's other rollercoaster is a Gerstlauer Kiddy Racer - unfortunately it has a 40kg weight limit so we had to watch from the sidelines!
Playing around in the upside down house
Rabkoland's wheel hadn't yet opened for the season, but Piotr worked some magic and made sure we got a ride. He told us that it is the same model as the famous ferris wheel at the abandoned amusement park near Chernobyl.
Thanks to one of my friends, this bridge will forever be associated with Rabkoland ... well, its now accidentally tagged on their Facebook page at least!
Our hotel for the trip was in the town of Oswiecim - this is the picturesque town square