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(5/15/22) A New Wet Flat Ride Is Coming To Rulantica (MORE...)
(5/7/22) Europa-Park Teases Upcoming Construction Video Series For 2023 Coaster Project (MORE...)
(4/23/22) 2023 Coaster Layout Plan Discovered (MORE...)
(4/4/22) Local Government COVID Safety Restrictions Expire (MORE...)
(3/23/22) Europa-Park Opens New Josefina's Magical Imperial Journey and More (MORE...)
Park News - (4/4/22) According to posts from the Europa-Park Resort, the previously existing Coronavirus safety restrictions for the region expired at the end of Saturday (April 2, 2022). Barring any future changes, to visit Europa-Park, Rulantica, YULLBE or any of the Europa-Park Resort Hotels, you no longer need “proof of eligibility (recovered, vaccinated or tested) to visit. Face masks are also no longer required except in the Europa-Park medication station or on a shuttle bus traveling between the parks and hotels.
The only thing you do need to visit right now is a valid and dated ticket or valid reservation confirmation of your stay. Since masks are still required when taking advantage of the park’s transportation between the parks and resorts, you will still want to bring one with you for those brief moments. You can also visit the official resort website for the latest updates before your visit to see if anything has changed.
(2/21/22) In a video clip posted earlier this month, Europa Park shot aerial drone footage of their Poseidon coaster/flume ride. The interesting thing is that a few large upper sections of track on the ride are now missing, with replacements on the way.
2022 - New Themed Restaurant and Revised Attractions - (3/23/22) Europa-Park has opened for the 2022 season and the replacement for the former Jungle Rafts ride has also arrived. They call it “Josefina's Magical Imperial Journey” and it is essentially the same ride system as before, but with a new fairy-tale style theme along with a ton of water fountains. You can see a POV video of this new version of the attraction below.
Also coming this season is a new Happy Family 4D film in the park’s Magic Cinema called “Happy Family Next Level 4D”. I’ve added a teaser trailer for this below as well.
(1/8/22) In a surprise announcement from Europa-Park, three attractions will soon be closing this Sunday at the park to make way for some new projects. The biggest of these would be the park’s Jungle Rafts ride (Dschungel-Floßfahrt). This is another example of a slow boat ride seemingly inspired by the concept of Disney’s Jungle Cruise ride, but in this case the rafts are pulled through the course by an underwater tow cable rather than on a powered boat, and feature no such captain to narrate throughout the journey.
Change to this attraction doesn’t come as too much of a surprise, as over the last few years several other parks in Europe who offered similar rides found themselves come under criticism for dated visual representations of nature cultures, some of which were even called out for being racist. While Europa-Park’s Jungle Rafts were not at the front of the list of complaints aimed mostly at other parks, it does make sense for Europa-Park to take a proactive approach to handle the issue sooner than later.
(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 - New Roller Coaster and Croatia Land - Announced - (5/7/22) According to a tweet from Michael Mack they will be starting a new series of videos about Europa-Parks newest roller coaster called “Ω - The Construction Documentary”. But they’ve posted a mini veejoy riddle that apparently has a riddle to solve about when the new video series will start. It’s all in German though, so I’ve no idea what they are saying, but the banner at the end says May 26, 2022.
(4/23/22) So far it has been confirmed that Europa-Park is building a new roller coaster for 2023, and it will be placed as part of a new mini-land themed as Croatia, and we even know that part of the the land will take the place of the former giant satellite dish behind EuroMIR. The park also confirmed that the coaster would be an updated version of Mack Ride’s “BigDipper” style roller coaster system.
Now we are getting our first look at the layout of the coaster as posted on Twitter by the EPF4ever account who has gotten ahold of the building permit application drawings from the city of Rust. The drawings clearly show off the overhead layout of the new coaster, and also explain why earlier this year the park closed the nearby Traumzeit Dome (a small multi-media dome theater) and the Flight of Icarus (Balloon Flyer) ride for removal, as both will fall into the construction zone.
Based on the plans a new structure will ride on the site of these former attractions, which should offer a new themed structure along the park pathway where Flight of Icarus used to reside. From the initial look of things however, it appears that the entrance to the new coaster however may be on the other side of this structure, using the small bridge that formerly was used to send guests from the EuroMIR entrance plaza area over to the Traumzit Dome, which where it looks like a small open plaza and queue will be placed for the new coaster, along with what look like pathways leading off to areas beyond, not included in the plans that could lead to other elements for the Croatia land.
With the Trademarking of the name Voltron Coaster for the new attraction, this has also offered the thought that the ride could be themed around the scientific work of Nikola Tesla who was born in the Austrian Empire in the area now known as Croatia. This could add some really fun visual elements to the queue and to the enclosed portions of the coaster itself. The large structure appears to have room not only for the loading station for the coaster, but also room for some kind of themed start to the ride experience, which could include a mini-launch to start off the coaster experience. While it is difficult to tell for sure, the layout itself appears as if it could contain up to three launch points (the initial launch and possibly two boosters) as it includes a pair of very long parallel tracks that will separate the coasters into two sections as it passes by an existing warehouse structure. The back-half of the coaster appears to be located over what is currently a small employee parking lot off a service road entrance. Based on the twisted nature of the track here this appears to be a set of 2 or 3 inversions, though the plans also indicate a pair of small new building structures will rise here as well. I’m unsure if the coaster is intended to pass through the larger of these structures, or intended to simply pass over it. On the plans this structure is simply labeled as a Wartungshalle, which translates to “service area”.
(3/19/22) Europa-Park has confirmed on their French FB social media page that the park will be building a new land themed to Croatia that will feature a brand new roller coaster from Mack Rides. According to the update, this will be an updated “BigDipper” style coaster from Mack Rides (the last was Lost Gravity at Wailbi Holland in 2016) and will be built in the backstage area where the giant satellite dish near EuroMIR used to sit until it was removed earlier this year.
According to the RCDB post, they claim the park has also registered the name “Voltron Coaster” for possible use here.
(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.
(2/5/22) The skyline of Europa-Park is changing this week! In a tweet from Michael Mack, he confirms that the massive Russian satellite dish that served a backdrop for the park’s Russian themed area (sitting comfortably behind the Euro-MIR roller coaster) is now being taken down. The huge dish has been a feature of the park’s skyline for the past 25 years. But in his closing comments, Michael Mack states, “You can’t imagine what this place will look like in the future!”
Looks like we have a great indication of where the park is planning to put their next big expansion as early as 2023!
2022 - Tønnevirvel at Rulantica - (5/15/22) A small construction update from Rulantica shows off what looks to be the completed foundation for the park’s new overdoor “Tønnevirvel” attraction, a Mack Rides Twist ‘n’ Splash flat ride that should fit right in as a unique addition to the waterpark experience. If you’ve never seen a Twist ‘n’ Splash, think of it as a classic Tea Cup style ride, but over water and giving the riders water cannons in which to soak each other during the ride experience. Like I said, this should be a perfect fit at Rulantica.
2023/2024 - Rulantica Racer-Slide - (3/21/22) Plans for another new attraction at Rulantica have been spotted, showing off a series of eight side-by-side enclosed racing slides that will send guests on a ride from the inside of the waterpark through an outdoor twisted course that winds back on itself and takes then back to the enclosed building once again by the end. You can see concept art for the new racing slide posted over at Loopings.NL.
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