So it’s been awhile since I’ve updated this blog, but here we are with a whole new site and a whole new layout. So what better place to start than with my trip across the pond to visit some theme parks that I’ve always wanted to go to since playing the original Roller Coaster Tycoon and first getting into theme parks.
So before we get into all the exciting theme parks and other things across the pond, we’re gonna check out our first stop, The London Eye. Now ideally we wanted to do the London Eye during the day and night but with the red eye flight into London and being on a completely different time zone let alone side of the globe, we were spent on arrival. So we checked into the hotel and took a nice long nap, and then proceeded into London toward the London Eye. First off however let’s take a quick look at the journey across.
So like I said after an extended nap we began our journey into London via trains from Gatwick airport. It was a neat journey to connect at different train stations to get to the London Eye and it took about 40 minutes before we were in Central London. Still a very clean and organized public transportation system, it took us a day or two to learn how to read the rail maps and everything but once we figured it out getting around London was a breeze. Now driving on the other hand…. well we’ll get to that….
So as you can see it was still daylight when we arrived at the London Eye, but it was quite the crowded area that day, it was a Saturday, we decided to check out the Sea Life Aquarium included on our Merlin Premium Pass. It was a nice aquarium but there was nothing that I hadn’t seen done at other aquariums plus the lighting inside didn’t make for very good pictures so sadly I don’t have any to share from the aquarium.
So as you can see the line is quite long, so instead of waiting in line we opted to upgrade our ticket to the champagne experience and got to skip the line and drink champagne on the 30 minute revolution, win win.
So after the evening ride on the Eye we returned to our hotel at Gatwick to rest up for the rest of the trip and our first UK Theme Park the very next day.
Next up wild adventures at Chessington World of Adventures….