Hi guys. For a number of years now, my parents have told me that they'll take me to a European theme park of my choice for my 18th birthday. I know it's currently July 2019 and I don't turn 18 until July 2021, but I'd quite like to get some ideas quite a long time before my 18th birthday. For years, I said I'd wanted to go to Europa Park, and I'd originally had my heart set on Europa. However, as I've thought about it a little more, I'm a little undecided, as I'd say there are 3 European theme parks I'd really like to visit; Europa Park, PortAventura and Phantasialand. I'll outline a few of my personal pros for each park: Europa Park Theming and atmosphere look lovely. Arguably has the widest variety of attractions. Continually recieves critical acclaim as the world's best theme park. Operations look world class. Blue Fire, Wodan and Silver Star all look top-notch. My parents looked at Europa's hotels online and seemed impressed. Phantasialand Taron is a number of people's favourite coaster in Europe. Theming looks stunning, particularly in the likes of Klugheim, Mexico and Africa. Is arguably easier to do in 2-3 days (the length of time my parents would probably want to spend at wherever we go) than Europa or PortAventura. Is easy to get to (I believe it's very near Cologne/Cologne Airport?). Taron, Black Mamba and FLY (from what we know about it) all look top-notch, along with the likes of Chiapas, River Quest and Talocan in the non-coaster department. My dad seemed most impressed with Phantasialand when I showed him cinematic footage of all 3. PortAventura Theming and visuals look stunning. Shambhala is a bucket list coaster for me, seeing as the apparently inferior Mako at SeaWorld Orlando is my present number 1. Has two theme parks and a water park, so I could sell it to my parents as a resort a la Universal Orlando/WDW. Many compare PortAventura favourably to Islands of Adventure, which I adore. Shambhala, Dragon Khan and Red Force all look top-notch. Like Phantasialand, I think PortAventura is quite easy to get to, seeing as Reus airport apparently overlooks Shambhala. Also, it might be worth me noting that my parents seem very keen to stay onsite at wherever we go to. I know this trip is still over 2 years away, but I'd appreciate any advice!