Well, I'm definitely looking at Paultons, Finland, Flamingo Land and Poland. Those are all parks that I've been planning to visit, and look forward to enjoying with my fellow CFers.
Whilst I'm not planning on going back to the US this year, it's great to see that the CF USA team seem to have a solid line-up planned once again. Compared with how sparse I remember the USA Live season being a few years ago, it's great to see how far things have come on the other side of the Atlantic, so props to the USA team for their efforts in driving things forward.
The UK line-up looks really weak, though. There are no weekend double-day events, which have traditionally been a good way of bringing new people in and building friendships. Out of the three parks, the first tends to lack in atmosphere as a Live, the second is a park aimed at children without a major headline draw, and the third tends to annoy everyone through awful operations and a terrible guest experience. None are bad choices as such, but I'm not sure how well they'll work as stand-alone days, especially as they're the only UK Lives planned. With no second day to balance out the weekends, I suspect we're going to see the group fragment on the other day, with a variety of cred runs planned by the CF regulars behind closed doors, and newbies left to fend for themselves.
If you want to bring in enthusiastic new members to the UK and European Live scene, I reckon most people will want to start with UK Lives and branch out from there, and I honestly don't think the current UK plans are going to be enough to bring new people on board. I'm sure us established regulars will have a great time of it, making our own plans and running a load of additional trips of our own to fill out the season, but that doesn't really help with the stated intent of trying to rejuvenate the Live scene through increased attendance.
I might be wrong, but that's the way I currently see it.