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Park News - (7/7/19) I've been going through all the footage I shot of Europa Park during my 2017 trip there and realized that I had not shared very much of it with you all yet. So click here to see several new videos of the park showing off several different attractions and even a stroll through the resorts with me as your host doing his best not to look like a lost American in a far off land.
(7/6/19) An amazing set of aerial photos of the new Scandinavian area at Europa Park were posted by Michael Mack on Twitter a few hours ago. It’s hard to believe that this entire area was burnt to the ground and rebuilt in just one year’s time. Behind the colorful Scandinavian street you can also see the construction of the massive new Piraten in Batavia dark ride set to open in 2020 after it too was destroyed by the 2018 fire.
(5/31/19) Europa Park confirms that in addition to the return of Pirates in Bativia, the Bamboe Bai restaurant that was housed inside the attraction near the end will also return. You can see the new piece of concept art below.
(4/3/19) Europa Park Confirms Piraten in Batavia Return in 2020 (MORE...)
(8/14/17) A bit of self promotion here, but I threw together a long overdue POV video of my ride on Euro-Mir at Europa Park back in June that I hope everyone will enjoy. Over the course of my brief stay at Europa Park I came to become quite fond of this most unusual and unique coaster, quite unlike anything else I've ever experienced anywhere else in the world.
2019 - New Attractions / Additions - (4/9/19) Europa Park opened for the 2019 season and talked about a couple of other new attractions coming to the park this season. The list includes “Mission Astronaut”, a new 360º film playing in the park’s Dome of Dreams theater.
On July 12 the park will also open their new Junior Club Studios attraction, an interactive show with Euromaus and his friends where guests can become part of the action.
2019 - Snorri Touren / New Scandinavian Area - (6/30/19) The Opening of the new area has been delayed slightly to July 23 The new Snorri Touren dark ride is slated to open sometime in Fall 2019.
(5/22/19) Jora Vision is working with Europa Park to design and open a brand new dark ride in the ‘basement’ of the new Scandinavian themed area, rebuilt after the fire, that will be themed to the mythical world of Rulantica. The new dark ride will be called Snorri Touren when it opens later this year. Make the jump over to BlooLoop to see some new concept art for the new attraction.
(2/28/19) Europa Park announced that their newly rebuilt Scandinavian themed area will be ready to open to the public at the end of May 2019.
(2/4/19) Europa Park posted a small collection of photos this past week to Twitter showing the first walls for the new Scandinavida themed area are now up at the park.
(1/24/19) Europa Park tweeted out a small piece of concept artwork this week showing off what the buildings in the newly rebuilt Scandinavian themed area will look like. Check it out below.
Spring 2019 and Late 2019 - Kronasar - The Museum Hotel and Rulantica - (6/25/19) InPark Magazine has posted an assortment of photos taken during a Hard Hat construction tour of Rulantica and a peek at the inside of the newly opened Kronasar hotel.
(4/9/19) Europa Park will open their new Kronasar - The Museum Hotel on May 31st, 2019. Tthe hotel will be themed inside and out with artifacts recovered from the mystical island world of Rulantica.
Meanwhile Europa Park has also announced that the new Rulantica themed indoor waterpark will open on November 28, 2019. Follow the link to see some of the latest details and concept artwork revealed.
(2/12/19) Some brand new construction pictures from the Rulantica and Kronasar construction site were posted on Twitter by Thomas Mack this week. Check them out below.
(12/17/18) Go on a fantastic tour all around the Rulantica and Kronasar - The Museum Hotel construction site, just outside Europa Park. Lots of progress had been made so far, especially on the hotel, which I believe is also taking advanced reservations for May 2019. Meanwhile Europa Park tweeted out on Saturday that the massive Rulantica structure now has the roof installed.
(11/2/18) Europa Park released the third image in the series of themed areas for the Rulantica waterpark. This one shows Skip Strand, “an adventure playground full of old sailing vessels.”
(10/26/18) Europa Park has tweeted out new concept art showing off the Part 2 of the series for Rulantica. This one shows off “Lumåfals”, a cavern like environment that is said to be home to the mermaids and mermen who protect the island.
(10/18/18) Europa Park released the first look at some concept showing off a look at one of the new lands inside the Rulantica waterpark. The tweet shows off Rangnakor, a Viking city built on stilts.
(6/29/18) The latest update from Europa Park reports that the new Kronasar resort hotel, themed to look like a natural history museum, is on track to open to Europa Park guests in Spring 2019. The resort will be apart from the rest of the Europa Park resorts, but built right next to the new Rulantica waterpark project that will open in the second half of 2019.
According to this report guests arriving at Kronasar will be greeted by the giant skeleton of Svalgur, the sea serpent, a character developed as part of the story being told within the Rulantica waterpark. This will be just one of many special artifacts from the world of Rulantica to be found within the Kronasar resort grounds.
(12/29/17) Our friends at BlooLoop had a nice long chat with Europa-Park's Roland Mack and Chip Cleary all about Rulantica, the park's heavily themed indoor waterpark project. The Nordic themed waterpark is being built off-site from the rest of the Europa Park Resort area, but it will be just a short shuttle-bus ride away unless you are staying at the new Kronasar Hotel which is also under construction as part of the new Rulantica complex.
(11/12/17) A few pictures taken at a distance show off the current progress of the new indoor waterpark and resort expansion being added to the Europa Park Resort have been posted to ThemeparX.
(9/15/17) Michael Mack tweeted out an interesting image showing off the themed areas of their new indoor waterpark under construction to open by late 2019. Atop of the image is apparently the name of this new waterpark... Rulantica. A few images of the new hotel being built next to the waterpark were also posted, naming the new hotel as Kronasar - The Museum Hotel.
(9/5/17) According to an article from our friends at BlooLoop, Europa Park's new indoor waterpark project will feature a Nordic theme when it opens in 2019. This, some new artwork and a few new details about the waterpark and connected resort project can be found by following the link, including a confirmation that the newly introduced "Adventure Club of Europe" storyline introduced with the opening of Voletarium (see our review here) will also be included in the theme for the new waterpark experience.
A press conference with more details about the Europa-Park Wasser Erlebnis Resort is expecting to take place in mid-September.
(9/4/17) According to the latest info sent in to Screamscape the new indoor waterpark coming to the Europa Park Resort have signed up with ProSlide to design and built all their major slides and attractions. In a day and age where many parks buy off the shelf or clone designs, I'm hearing that it looks like Europa Park is going the custom route and will have unique slide layouts custom made for their facility which is always a great thing to see. I'm told a large enclosed raft slide and some kind of new dueling tube-slide creation are already being designed for the park.
(6/17/17) During my visit to Europa Park a couple weeks ago I noticed that construction on the park's newest project was already well under construction. Several cranes are already on site as the new indoor waterpark and resort hotel project is already under way and viewable as you drive into the village of Rust. The location is worth mentioning, as this is being built in a new location compared to Europa Park's other resorts, going up on the edge of town, instead of right next to their other existing resort properties. As such, you wont have easy access to Europa Park via the EP Express monorail or the rear Resort Gate, as I'm sure some kind of bus or shuttle service will be involved.
That said, expect this area to be a hub for future resort development at Europa Park going forward, as I was told that the park purchased enough property out there to build at least two more large resorts in the future.
As for the immediate plans, I was told that they expect that the Water Adventure Resort hotel (with 304 rooms and suites) will be ready for the first guests as early as late Spring 2019 and feature an exclusive entrance into the waterpark just for the hotel guests when it opens in Fall 2019.
According to the promotional artwork being sent out by Europa Park, the indoor waterpark (14,000 square meters) is being called Water Adventure World, and will feature 20 waterslides within a completely themed indoor environment with attractions that will appear to both large and small waterpark fans. Given the high level of themeing that I saw myself inside Europa Park, I'd say that the waterpark guests are going to be in for a very special experience.
Given how popular Europa Park in across Europe, this is definitely a project to keep your eyes on going forward. They expect to begin taking bookings for the new resort sometime in 2018.
(5/5/16) Congratulations to Europa-Park, who issued the following statement as they set a course for the park's future expansion plans:
"After having a successful 2015 that saw more than 5.5 million visitors, the largest theme park in Germany is paving the way for further expansion. In particular, the already approved ʻWasser-Erlebnis-Resortʼ – which includes a water park and a new hotel – and investments in new attractions and infrastructure projects are currently in the works. To meet these great challenges, Europa-Park has appointed Michael and Thomas Mack to join the Board of Directors. Their appointment will ensure continuity in the company’s corporate policy."
(5/16/16) Follow this link and click through the photo gallery images to see the layout and details for the new indoor/outdoor waterpark project coming to the Europa Park resort area, along with some details about what kind of unique attractions it will have in the first phase, along with some details about the new 300-room hotel. Work is expected to start this fall I believe.
(1/7/16) The new watepark project is now looking to open in Fall or Winter of 2018.
(7/12/13) The local news reports that according to Michael Mack, Europa Park may be looking to build a year-round indoor waterpark that could open in 2016 and could pull in 500,000 to 800,000 guests per year.
2020 - Piraten in Batvia - Confirmed - (4/9/19) Mack Rides has posted a couple of images of a model they’ve built showing off some scenes from the rebuild of the park’s Piraten in Batavia, opening at Europa Park in 2020.
(4/3/19) Europa Park and Mack Rides have confirmed that Piraten in Batavia will return to the park for the 2020 season. According to the post on Facebook they will use the latest technology this time around, so that around 125 figures in the new attraction will now move.
(10/11/18) Europa Park has sent out the first piece of artwork showing off the entrance plaza for the new Pirates in Batavia ride. It looks very much like the entrance plaza of the original attraction, but with some improvements made here and there throughout.
For example, if you look close at the entrance of the ride above the logo you will also notice the Adventure Club of Europe (ACE) logo, a fictional secret-soceity group created by Europa Park during the year ahead of the launch of their Voletarium ride. At opening of Voletarium I was told that this 300-year old club storyline is something they were keen to use going forward that will tie storylines of various ACE members and their adventures in with some current as well as future park attractions. Looks like the new Pirates of Batavia will be the first tie-in.
I haven’t heard anything official yet, but has Europa Park announced a timeline as to when the new Pirates in Batavia ride will be ready to open? Have they even started construction to rebuild on the site yet, or are they still in clean-up mode from the fire?
2020-2022 - New Large Coaster - Planning - (12/29/17) With Europa Park focused on the Rulantica waterpark resort area down the road outside the park, and busy with the renovation of Eurosat inside the park, some guests are wondering just when Europa Park will build their next big thrill ride. The good news is that they are working on something new and according to an interview with Roland Mack posted to BlooLoop, he mentions that their next big roller coaster is being planned for a site in the center of the park and will open sometime in the next 3 to 5 years... so sometime betwen 2020 - 2022.
No hints were given about what exactly it will be, but if Mack's Time Traveler launched spinning coaster project opening in 2018 at Silver Dollar City is as popular as I think it will be, I've got to think that they may use that system as the inspiration for what comes next to thrill Europa Park's guests.
Fun Screamscape Videos Of Europa Park
A Stroll Around the Europa Park Hotels with Screamscape -
Tiroler Log Flume - POV
Schweizer Bobbahn POV
Fjord Rafting (2017)
Piraten in Batavia (2017)
Euro-MIR - POV