Hi guys. The 2021 season is almost over in many parks, so that can only mean one thing; it's time to start looking towards 2022! Of course, the travel climate is still somewhat uncertain, but I'd be intrigued to know; what are your tentative trip plans for 2022? Currently, I have a few ideas brewing... these are some of my hopeful 2022 plans as of right now, COVID permitting: 5-day stay at Europa Park (3 days on park) - Either April 2022 or June 2022 - Yes, I'm hoping to take my very first visit to what is among many people's favourite parks, and I couldn't be more excited! There's loads of rides I'm really excited about (the park's big 3 exactly parallels my own top 3 in terms of ride types, for one!), and I just can't wait to see what the fuss is all about in general; we're aspiring to stay on resort, so my parents and I will hopefully get the full experience! Solo trip to Drayton Manor - Unknown - Yes, at some point next year, I am hoping to return to Drayton Manor for the first time since 2018! With a direct train running from my local train station to Wilnecote train station, which is very near to the park, the prospect of a visit to Drayton in 2022 was hard to resist; I'd personally say I'm getting pretty good at taking the train to uni, and after my pilot solo theme park visit at Thorpe this year was a resounding success, I thought it might be fun to try on a midweek day when the kids are in school! I'm also keen to go back because 2022 will mark 4 years since my last visit, and both the park and I have changed a lot since then; I'll be intrigued to see how the likes of Shockwave hold up now I've almost doubled my coaster count, and I'd also be keen to do some of what I missed last time (the likes of Stormforce 10, The Haunting, Sheriff Showdown et al), as well as some of the new stuff! 2-day stay for Alton Towers Fireworks - November 2022 - Third time lucky? I'm hoping our 3rd attempt to visit Alton Towers during Fireworks is finally a successful one, after the second COVID lockdown put a stop to our first attempt in 2020 and my parents' lack of desire for a 4th 2021 Alton visit stalled our second attempt in 2021. I know I've been to Alton Towers numerous times, but I'm particularly eager to visit during Fireworks because I've never ridden the coasters at night before. I've heard that the rides in the dark are something I need to try, so I'm hoping that 2022 will finally be the year I get to experience Towers night riding for myself! Alton Towers - Unknown - I'm sure I'll get to Towers at least once in 2022 regardless of what happens with Fireworks, but as well as Fireworks, my parents have also aired the possibility of us visiting the park in 2022 with a larger group compared to usual; we could potentially be visiting with my aunt, my uncle, my 9-year-old cousin (will be 10 by 2022) and her best friend! If we do end up doing this, it should be an incredibly interesting trip; my cousin hit 1.4m in 2020, and after her and her friend visited Alton Towers for the first time very recently, they were hooked! Well, my cousin certainly seemed very enthusiastic when she was talking to me about their visit, anyway... she'd already formulated her own Towers coaster ranking! It'll be really interesting to see the park from a child's perspective for the first time in quite a few years (well, since I was a child...), and if we do end up going with them, it should make for a very different and interesting dynamic compared to our regular Alton Towers trips! These are currently tentative plans, of course; things might change, and I wouldn't be surprised if I do end up doing some other stuff (for instance, I'd be surprised if I don't do Thorpe at least once in 2022), but these are my current ideas and aspirations for 2022 park visits. But what are your current 2022 trip plans?