Yesterday, our school decided to treat us to a fun day at Europa Amusement Park. Well, honestly, we will be having a Halloween Activity at this park this upcoming Saturday and Sunday, but we aren’t able to join the students on the rides. So, in efforts to keep us foreign teachers happy, they paid for us to go.
Europa Amusement Park
Address: 全城欧乐堡梦幻世界 小魏村 (309国道) Qihe, Dezhou, Shandong Sheng, China
Price: 220 RMB ~ $34
Also named Europark!
In total I have been to three amusement parks in China: Shanghai Happy Valley Amusement Park, Shanghai Disneyland Park & Resort , and Europa.
Happy Valley and Disneyland rides were not that impressive, however their shows/performances were. So when I knew of the plans to go to Europa, I didn’t have much expectations.
However, leaving Europa I was genuinely satisfied with my experience and in shock of how cool the place was.
The Cool Stuff
Maybe because it was a Monday, but still, that park was so empty you could hear crickets chirping! We went on almost ALL the rides (except the water ones) multiple times!
The Battle of Blue Fire Coaster
THE BEST ONE THERE! It took off so fast, had several loopy loops and wasn’t too short!
The Spinning Disc Thing
The second best ride there! I’m always down for this one!
I felt safe on the rides! I’m not scared of heights, but if I don’t feel safe, I’m not going! Before we took off, they thoroughly checked everyone. I even had to remove my cloth headband because they weren’t taking any challenges.
I normally don’t like the Spinning Swing ride because in the US there is only a chain, or a thin bar that protects you. However, here at Europa, there was a thick black brace that pressed against your stomach and kept you safe! I was happy because at first I wasn’t keen on riding, but after seeing that I ran and got in line to get in.
The Halloween Decor and the Haunted House!
I will write about this in a separate post titled “Does China Celebrate Halloween?”
The Lame Stuff
No Yummy Snacks
There wasn’t much viable options for food inside the park. However, there is a Bar & Grill on the outside. Several foreign teachers went there and they said the burgers there were good. No vegetarian options aside from french fries!
The Park isn’t that big
I don’t recommend staying there the whole day. We were there for 4 hours and I think that was also too long!
Some rides were closed
The “Only in China” Stuff
China is the only place I know, so far that loves copying things. Sometimes they do a crappy job, and other times it’s quite decent and hilarious!
The Entrance Gate is the Sagrada Família
The Bar & Grill has the Ratatouille Chef as its logo
annnd, there’s A “Propaganda Department” instead of just marketing.
I had loads of fun at this park even though I wasn’t expecting much. I can’t wait to share with you guys the Halloween Parts of this park. That was the highlight of the day!