(Note: The park is owned by Mack GmbH and used as a Showcase for their products.)
Park News - (1/4/13) Congratulations to our friends at Europa-Park for setting a new attendance record. Thanks to the introduction of Wodan, Europa-Park wowed over 4.5 million guests during the 2012 season, up from the previous record of 4 million set in 2011. .
(11/16/12) There was a failed attempt to establish a new world record at Europa Park not long ago it seems, as a man tried to set a record for “The Most Eggs Retained On a Roller Coaster” while riding Silver Star, the park’s B&M Hyper. Rather than try to explain it, it is much more entertaining to just watch the video clip below showing eggs flying out of his basket by the dozen, over and over and over again. Hillarious! I don’t think he could have lost more eggs if he was throwing them out on purpose.
(11/6/12) A nice collection of aerial photos of Europa-Park can be found over at the EPFans site.
(9/25/12) Europa Park is celebrating Halloween with another ‘Horror Nights starring Marc Terenzi” again, now in it’s sixth year.
Check out the preview video showing off some of the park’s five haunts below.
(4/3/12) CoasterCommunity reports that a small trash disposal shed had caught fire at Europa Park earlier today. From the pictures posted, it looks like fire crews were able to put the blaze out and keep it from spreading out to the rest of the park thankfully.
(11/11/11) Congrats to Europa Park, as they have announced that they have surpassed the 4 million guest mark this year for the first time ever.
2012 - Bell Rock Hotel - (7/2/12) Pictures (and videos) of the new Bell Rock Hotel at Europa Park can be found at EPFans.info this week that appear to have been taken during a media preview of the new resort hotel which looks fantastic. Look for the official opening to the public on July 12th.
(11/7/11) New construction pictures of the Bell Rock hotel under construction have been posted to CoasterFriends.de this week.
(6/20/11) Europa Park will open a new hotel in 2012 called the Bell Rock. The hotel will feature 12 suites, a 35 meter tall lighthouse and 225 regular rooms. You can see a model of it over at The Parks.it.
(12/8/09) I’ve been sent a rumor claiming that Europa-Park is eyeballing a site next to the Colloseo hotel for some kind of new expansion project. One rumor seemed to indicate that they might be looking at building a waterpark as well as a new hotel. Anyone know more?
2014 - The Kingdom of the Invisibles - Confirmed - (5/23/13) More details about the new Arthur and the Invisibles attraction coming to Europa Park in 2014 have been released. According to BlooLoop the new themed area called “The Kingdom of the Invisibles” will be housed inside a 15-meter dome on an island bordered by two streams and Grimm’s enchanted forest. The main attraction will be a unique dark ride from Mack Rides that will place guests in rotating cars suspended from a 550-meter long track. The area will also have a carousel and a giant poppy shaped children’s drop tower ride.
(4/8/13) Pictures showing off new vertical columns now in place at Europa-Park for their new Arthur themed attraction can be found here. A construction blog about the new attraction has also been posted in German and French.
(2/19/13) RollerCoasterRevolution shows off a bit of the work taking place at Europa Park for the new Arthur: The Ride attraction area, which will be a powered suspended coaster style ride.
(11/16/12) Europa Park has announced that they will open a new attraction in 2014 based on the animated film, Arthur and the Invisibles. It’s said that this will actually be an indoor attraction area that will feature several unique rides including a roller coaster and carousel.
(12/1/11) According to RollerCoasterRevolution, Europa Park has already confirmed that their plans for 2013 will be a new children’s area themed to the Arthur & The Invisibles films as part of a colloboration with director, Luc Besson. The area is said to have a carousel, kiddie drop tower and an indoor family roller coaster.