Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Pompeii, Germany, and the Curse of Dar Kastle

As part of our exploration in Busch Gardens, Germany was  the next stop.  We want to visit Europe and Germany  is one of the many places we want to see but we can't afford it yet so Busch Gardens is the closest that we did for now.  Even just roaming around  on the Germany part of the park  was quite entertaining.
The kids wanted to  try the Curse  of the Dark Kastle so we went in. We fell in line but unfortunately we were not admitted because the kids did not meet the height requirement. 
It would have been nice to experience  deep in the snow covered hills of Bavaria stands a foreboding castle frozen under the spell of a centuries-old curse. In a way, I was  relieved that we werent admitted because even though the ride  begins as an enchanted sleigh ride, it  ends in a bone-chilling chase packed with dizzying drops, surprise twists, and such sensational 3-D visuals.  I would have  peed myself  hahaha.
However, we enjoyed the mist outside and since it was getting so hot, we stayed under the mist for a while.
I think that the festhaus is the  room tucked inside Das Festhaus’s main hall that holds a beer-enthusiast’s paradise.  There are samples of  hand-crafted brews from around the world, with 30 rotating craft beers on draft, including seasonal varieties.  We didn't but it's worth taking a picture lol.
To relieve the disaapointment at DarKastle  attraction, my son rode the karousel while we sit  for a while waiting for him.  
The problem with going to a huge park like this in a very hot weather is, it makes you tired really fast.
We wanted to ride the train so that we could  relax and take a break from walking a little bit but the employees told us that it would be late since they have a mechanical problem, sigh. So we walked around a little bit and then came back afterwards.  
The Busch Gardens Railway is  a 20 minute trip around the park riding the three steam-powered locomotives whisk guests through 100 acres of lush landscaping with stops in Scotland, Festa Italia and New France for a breathtaking tour of the park.
It was a fresh breath of air.  We got to look around the parts of the park that we would have not seen by walking.
By the looks of the display at the entrance of Pompeii attraction, I got the impression that it would be a wild ride so I immediately declined from going.  My son  stayed with me  and later on, my husband came  back and did not go either because he didn't want to get wet.  My daughter was old enough to go alone although I was worried, my husband said to give her a little freedom so we let her go alone.
Pompeii attraction is an adventurous journey through the ancient ruins of Pompeii.  As history has it, even the mighty Roman Empire had been no match for Mt. Vesuvius, which draped Pompeii with a blanket of lava and ash, erasing it from the map for nearly 1,700 years.
My daughter said that the ride would certainly  require you to hold on tight as a leisurely boat ride through the ruins of this great city suddenly turns explosive. 
One rumble from the mighty mountain and the race to escape from Pompeii is on.
 After this attraction, we decided to call it a day.  We were all exhausted not because we walk a lot but because it was so hot that day.  Our time there was when Virginia was having the heat wave so it wasn't that enjoyable to really be out in the sun all day.  We did however had some fun time while out there.  

18 travelers' comments:

Jeannette said...

This looks amazing! We love to go places as a family and this is the kind of fun we are looking for! I can't wait to check this out.

Stacie said...

OH wow. It looks like you guys had an amazing time. I know my family would love that. We'll have to go there the next time we take our trip.

My Teen Guide said...

I'm really glad that you and your kids had an fun experiences! I'll make sure to bring my family there soon. It would ring so much fun to them

Wendy Polisi said...

What a fun place to go with your kids, I need to add this in my bucket list. Kids will surely love this place.

Nancy P said...

Looks like you guys had a blast! My hubby and kids would love to go there! Definitely check this out some day!

Amanda Simkin said...

This looks like such a fun place to spend the day with your family. We have something very similar to us called Santa's Village.

Rebecca Swenor said...

It sounds like you all had a blast at Bush Gardens. I have never been there but would love to go some day. Pompeii Germany and the Curse Of the Dark Kastle would be so much fun to see. Thanks for sharing your experiences.

Lisa Favre said...

This place looks like absolute so much fun! I should ask my husband if he'd be willing to go here... it looks fantastic!!

Thirty Something Super Mom said...

I used to love going to Busch Gardens when I was a teenager. We used to live close by one so it was really convenient.

Kathy BP said...

That looks like such a great place to be. I'd love to bring my kids there. I know we would all really enjoy it too.

Ann B said...

I have always wanted to go back to Germany. This looks like it was a great trip for your family.

The Mommy-Files said...

That sounds like such a fun place to go! I bet my kids would be all over going there! Thanks for sharing.

Christy Garrett said...

This looks like so much fun. I have been to the Busch Gardens in Viginia a few years ago. Now I can't do roller coasters, I am fearful of hurting my back.

CourtneyLynne said...

Omg how fun!!!! We just love visiting amusement parts. Always have such a fun time

Two Boys and a Hubby said...

It looks like you had a blast despite the height requirements. It's below zero where I live right now, so I would love some warmer weather, but I know how miserable I have been at theme parks in the heat so I feel your pain as well.

Heavenly Savings said...

My Dad went to Germany a few years ago. It would be amazing to see..But I'm like you and Bush Gardens would be my only place to see Germany for a while. It looks like you all had a great time!

Shaney Vijendranath said...

Wow this place looks amazing. Looks like I will have to add it to places to visit in 2017 with the kids.

Sarh Snarski said...

This looks like a fun trip to take with the kiddos. I can't wait to start taking vacations with them, I think they are all finally old enough.

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