2016 was amazing and I want the same again in 2017, even if there doesn't seem like much is going on! Here's where we're thinking of going with a rough time of year. Nothing is set in stone yet so if you're tempted to attend one, two or them all, please let me know your thoughts about the time of year etc! Other park suggestions will be considered but TBH, I think I've settled on this list....but I can easily be persuaded otherwise by a good argument and the promise of sweets. Start of season - Vienna Easter time - Blackpool Before summer holidays - Plopsa/Asterix Late summer - Chessington/Thorpe Early November - Alton Fireworks Early December - Port Aventura New Years Eve/Day - Europa Park USA - I do not have any plans to visit the USA in 2017. If a Mod or a respected member wants to take on a USA Live, please let me know! CONFIRMED DATES! 8 April - Vienna Have checked, the parks open on the 1st April so this gives locals and die hard goons a chance to go on opening weekend, we'll go weekend after! Prater will be the main Live but I'm sure Family Park and the other +1's will happen on the Sunday. 20 May - Blackpool Nothing new to get excited about this year but it's Blackpool! This date avoids the bank holidays. 1/2 July - Asterix/Plopsa @Serena, I did see your request for early June but needed to give a big enough gap between Lives and give both parks enough time to get their creds open! Really don;t want to postpone for another year! Sun 10 Sept - Chessington Hopefully quiet enough after the summer holidays for a pleasant get together. 13-15 Oct - GhosterForce (Movie, Hiede, Hansa) Oooo, Friday 13th. Have checked the dates, the Halloween stuff is on at the parks. Have left Hansa for Day 3 in case people want to go off to Denmark afterwards. This will be a late finish on the Sunday. I will organise everything again so please don't book flights or time off work until I've worked out a cost and you're guaranteed a place. By end of Feb, promise. 5 Nov - Alton Towers Yay! Fireworks on actual Firework Night! Don't expect to get a lot done, but it's really all about the fireworks. 2/3 Dec- PortAventura World I've noticed they call themselves PortAventura World now (PAW for short). This is the weekend before two Spanish public holidays so it should be reasonably quiet. Please book your own travel/accommodation etc, as I doubt I'll get a better deal as a group. I remember a few years ago it was cheap as premium chips, with hotel, two days park and early entry being a bargain.