Every year in the end of july, there is a huuge funfair in Düsseldorf (apparently the largest not permanent one in Europe) with a kickass fireworks show to match it. Düsseldorf is only 2 and a half hours by car from here (small country for the win), so Rob, Patrick and I headed to the funfair friday evening. It was absolutely very large, and it seemed as if the whole city was there, as well as several dutch people that probably had the same idea as us. Despite the large crowd, the lines to the rides were not too bad at all, and they had quite a few really nice ones, including a tall swingtower and two spinning rollercoasters.
My personal favorite was the Höllenblitz – an inside rollercoaster, with light effects and water. From the outside it appeared to be a small rollercoaster with a mining theme, then on the inside it looked like a disco at first, then like christmas,cars constantly spinning round and round. It also went through a small waterfall (Rob got really wet!! ^^) and almost stopped to be “shot at” by flames. All in one ride, it was amazing because it was so random and I just couldn’t stop laughing! ^^
As for the fireworks show, it was pretty amazing, here are some of my best pictures:
We got home from Düsseldorf around 3 AM, agreeing it had been an awesome evening 🙂
As my parents are driving through Europe on vacation these days, they offered to bring some of my things that I didn’t want to risk sending or bring on a plane. Rob and I decided to make it a day, and left early so we would have time to visit Movie Park Germany as well. We made it to Germany real early, but when we got there a traffic jam nightmare kept us on the road 2 hours longer than planned. I really thought Autobahn would be so awesome.. guess not. We did make it to Movie Park in the end though, and it was a pretty good amusement park 🙂
We only had 4 hours in Movie Park due to the traffic jam, but we did manage to take quite a few rides. They had a really big wooden rollercoaster as well as a flying rollercoaster (where you sit under the track) as well as an indoor one that we really liked, among other things, named after various movies. When the park closed we headed over to Dortmund to meet up with my parents. They were staying with some friends, and we all had icecream together before loading my electrical piano, some pictures, kitchen things and so on, from my dad’s car over to Rob’s. There was a few terrifying seconds where we didn’t think the piano would fit, but in the end we managed 🙂
On the way home there was no traffic jam luckily, and we made it home before it got too late.