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(6/25/21) Europa Park To Open New Highly Themed Restaurant In 2022 (MORE...)
(5/25/21) Europa Park Goes Over The Latest Changes and Additions To The Resort this Season (MORE...)
(5/20/21) Europa Park Sets Date To Reopen
(4/28/21) New Construction Update for Rulantica's Svalgurok (MORE...)
(4/16/21) Rulantica - Svalgurok Construction Update (MORE...)
Park News - (5/25/21) Europa Park has shared a new video about how they prepared the park in the final days leading up to the reopening, along with sharing some information about new innovations at the park this year. Check it out below as it also contains all the information you need to know about how to visit.
Reservations are required, specific grade face masks are required (Medical Grade or FFP2 Grade) and new this year, access to the park is limited to those who have had the virus and fully recovered, to those who are fully vaccinated, or those (age 6+) who can provide a negative test result that was taken within 24-hours or less of your visit.
New at the park this year is a new Madame Freudenreich dinosaur themed VR experience on the park’s Alpen Express coaster and Snorri’s Adventure 360º in the Dome of Dreams theater. Plus don’t forget the new Svalgurok outdoor water play area at the Rulantica waterpark as well as the new Snorri Snorkling, a unique new underwater VR experience.
(5/20/21) It is said that Europa Park can reopen the theme park, themed hotels and more starting May 21st.
(3/12/21) In a great article where Michael Mack goes over what they learned at Europa Park over operating in 2020 and what we can expect in 2021, they mention that a new 260-degree film themed around Rulantica’s Snorri character will open this year in the Dome of Dreams theater.
Other new attractions for Rulantica itself we’ve mentioned previously on Screamscape such as the new outdoor waterpark expansion and the new Snorri Snorkling VR experience. Back in Europa Park they confirm they are working on plans for a new “gastronomic concept” that will blend technology with food to create “an experience for the senses like never before” that should be ready for guests in Fall 2021.
2021 - Rulantica Expansion / Svalgurrok / Snorri Snorkeling VR - (4/28/21) Some great new pictures of Rulantica’s latest expansion, Svalgurok, as they work to finish up construction, can be seen in the tweet below.
(4/16/21) Rulantica has posted a look at the new Svalgurok area under construction, including the installation of the sea serpent’s massive head atop the tallest tower.
(2/6/21) We’ve had a couple of interesting construction updates from Rulantica sent out over the past week. Our first shows off the install of the new Snorri Snorkeling VR experience the park is working on. They say that this will be a world’s first experience and it sure does look like it should be great fun wearing unique snorkel gear with a built in VR headset. Set in a dedicated indoor tank location, this looks like it could be a great and fun way to relax while you virtually explore Snorri’s world.
In the second update from late last month the park also showed off an aerial photo of “Svalgurok”, the new outdoor water playland expansion that is under way amid the cold weather that is set to open this summer at the waterpark. Svalgurok is actually described as a “RideHOUSE” attraction from ProSlide that will integrate 10 new slides into the structure adorned with unique theming.
(12/1/20) In a tweet from Michael Mack, he shows off an interesting new addition coming to Rulantica. Snorri Snorkling, the first permanent @SwimVR installation by @VRcoaster and @MackNeXT. After a moment to process the concept, the idea of wearing a VR enhanced mask with a snorkel while floating in a pool actually sounds like a wonderful concept for guests to enjoy!
(5/30/20) New concept art for Rulantica’s new planned outdoor play area, Svalgurrok, can be found in the tweet below.
(5/26/20) Rulantica is apparently planning to build an expansion onto the waterpark that could open by late 2021. You can see a model of it in the tweet below, which I’m hearing will be built outside.
2022 - New Themed Restaurant - (6/25/21) A new tweet from Europa Park confirms that “A futuristic gastronomic concept will emerge in 2022 at #EuropaPark. Eatrenalin will combine media #technology, ride systems, culinary delights and creative #content, to give visitors an #experience that will be out of this world!”. The picture a cleared construction site however is at the location next to Rulantica, so the possibilities are really out there about just what this new themed restaurant concept could entail.
2023 and Beyond - New Roller Coaster and More - Planning - (10/14/20) The future of Europa Park looks bright it seems. While speaking at the BlooLoop V-Expo this week Michael Mack, CEO of Europa Park, revealed that they plan to add at least two new themed areas and five new attractions to the park over the next few years. While he didn’t get more specific about the new rides in the works, he did confirm that a new roller coaster of some kind was planned to debut in 2023.
This will be the first new coaster to be added to the park since the kiddie coaster, Ba-a-a-Express was added in 2016. The last high thrill coaster was added was Wodan way back in 2012, so I would think it is well past time for the park to add a new high thrill coaster. While Europa Park does not yet have a Mack built Hypercoaster, they do already have Silver Star from B&M, though something like the DC Rivals coaster they built for Warner Bros. MovieWorld would offer a different enough experience from Silver Star. Another thought may be to build one of the new extreme spinning launched coasters like Time Traveler that Mack built for Silver Dollar City. I’m sure either concept would end up being very popular.
If you signed up for the free V-Expo, you can watch the interview with Michael Mack here.
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