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TEXT: MARILENA STRACKE I PHOTOS: EUROPA-PARK
The French themed area shines with new splendour In the coming season, guests of Germany’s largest theme park can look forward to a range of new attractions. From the redesigned French themed area and the renewed ‘Eurosat – CanCan Coaster’ rollercoaster, to the cuddly Paddington for whom a whole ice show is dedicated to, there is plenty to explore. This year Europa-Park presents a variety of new developments and structural changes. “The refurbishment work has primarily focussed on the 45-metres high dark rollercoaster ‘Eurosat’,”explains spokesperson Daniel Westermann. “The tracks, technical aspects and theming will be completely renewed and revised by the summer. From then on, the new ‘Eurosat – CanCan Coaster’ not only awaits its passengers to travel in newer, larger and more comfortable cars, but also offers a significantly improved riding experience. There will also be an additional virtual reality experience from MackMedia. In order to make the innovative ride experience ‘Eurosat Coastiality’ possible, a separate station with its own trains and track switches will be in44 | Issue 60 | March 2018
tegrated. This means there will be two attractions in one ride.” Another novelty is the world of ‘Madame Freudenreich Curiosités’, which will showcase in a typical half-timbered style. In addition to the entrance area to the redesigned coaster, visitors can look forward to various scenarios in the ‘House of the Great Dinosaur Fans’ and discover plenty of relics from the giants of the past. The two-story floating bistro boat on the lake invites visitors to recharge whilst watching a spectacular water fountain show, which runs several times per hour accompanied by French music. This winter season, Paddington has made himself at home at Europa-Park. On ‘Al-
penexpress Coastiality’ in Austria, guests can travel with the popular bear and actively influence the journey by moving their heads. “This spring, there will also be plenty to discover in the English themed area when it comes to this cute stuffed animal,” Westermann adds. “The beloved bear will also welcome visitors to Europa-Park as the main character in the new ice show ‘Surpr’Ice – Paddington on Ice’. The 30-minute-long energetic and interactive show in the Greek themed area puts the cuddly bear and his favourite dish, the marmalade sandwich, in the centre, and ensures superb entertainment.” With over 100 attractions on 95 hectares and over 23 hours of shows every day, this is a place for the whole family. And once the 15 European themed areas have been explored, five park-owned themed hotels invite guests to relax.