This was a very enjoyable trip compared to my October visit to Alton Towers, I will discuss the rest of my trip as it may prove useful to other people who want to visit Europa Park. We flew from Luton to Basel at Midday on the Friday (I refuse to call the airport "London Luton" because it is not in London). The staff at Luton Airport were very friendly and I picked up a magazine to read on the flight from WHSmith. At Basel Airport we picked up a hire car and this is an important point: If you are picking up a car from the Swiss side of Basel Airport (Basel Airport is actually in France), you must drive south through Switzerland then back north into Germany (not through France). We stayed with friends in Freiburg for both Friday and Saturday nights to save money. On Saturday we visited Europa Park, because it was November, 9/13 rollercoasters were advertised to be open and the park would be open from 11-7 which was still better than Alton Towers for most of the year. The park was busier than expected so they extended opening hours to 8pm and opened 12/13 rollercoasters, I think the only closed rides were Atlantica Super Splash and Fjord Rafting. Despite the crowds, I was still able to ride all 12 rollercoasters including re-rides on Blue Fire, Wodan Timbur Coaster, Silver Star and Euro Mir. I also enjoyed the traditional Christmas market which was a nice touch for the Christmas season. After a fun-packed Saturday we visited the city of Basel on Sunday (Ok, we spent a few hours at a subway) then flew back home arriving back at around 10:30pm. I was exhausted at school the following day but it was worth it! If you would like to ask me any questions then please do!