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(10/17/21) Europa Park To Now Stay Open Between Halloween and Winter Events for "HOLLOWinter" (MORE...)
(8/31/21) Europa-Park To Launch VEEJOY, A New Theme Park On Demand Concept (MORE...)
(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
Park News - (10/17/21) Europa-Park has announced that for the first time in the park’s history, Europa-Park will remain OPEN while they transition between the Halloween and Winter holiday seasons. So from November 8th through 26th, 2021 the park will offer a taste of ‘HALLOWinter’, a hybrid experience between the two seasonal events, with the park open daily from 11am to 7pm. Then starting Nov. 27th the park will switch over entirely to their classic winter season offerings, with the park remaining open through to Jan. 9, 2022.
Select attractions may be closed, as construction to put winter items in place may disrupt some areas of the park, but it is great to see the park expand their operational calender. Please note that some water attractions however are already closed for the season and will not open until 2022. This list includes: Atlantica SuperSplash, Fjord Rafting and Tirol Log Flume. Check the Europa-Park App before your visit to find out about which attractions and shows are being offered before your visit.
(9/17/21) New COVID-19 related health policies will begin on Sept. 16, 2021 in the Baden-Wurttemburg area of Germany that may affect future visits to Europa-Park. According to tweets from the park this will introduce a new three-stage warning system.
Currently the region will begin in the “Basic Stage”, or lowest of the three tier, which will not change anything away from the current requirements to visit the park. This means that all guests are required to show some sort of COVID proof before visiting, which includes proof of vaccination, proof you had COVID and recovered already, or a negative test result that is no older than 24-hours for a rapid test or 48 hours for a PCR test. You can read all the details of the required proof forms accepted here.
I’m not exactly sure what happens in the upper tiers of the system if it gets to that point, but I believe it may involve the outright banning of anyone who can not prove they are vaccinated or fully recovered from COVID based on the local infection rates and how full the hospitals are. This may be similar to various so called “2G” systems already in effect in some other locations in Germany.
(8/31/21) Europa-Park is set to offer a new “Theme Park on Demand” product called VEEJOY. According to the official description, “VEEJOY combines all types of media content and will bring them together on a modern platform. Users will be waking up to exciting audio plays in the morning, listen to the ‘EUROPA Radio Talk’ podcast on their way home from work or end the day with one of the MackNeXT and MackMedia movies for the whole family. With VEEJOY, stories from Europa-Park and Rulantica can now be experienced anywhere and anytime. The platform also offers interesting behind the scenes footage, for example through the ‘Weekly’ format. Whether Ed and Edda, Madame Freudenreich and her dinos or the adventures of the Adventure Club of Europe – VEEJOY will bring the Europa-Park Resort magic to you. Always.”
Watch the teaser video below for more.
(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