Rust, Germany : The 2016 season at the world’s favourite theme park will be fully attuned to nature and families. More than 100 attractions and shows and 14 European themed areas await visitors on a site measuring 95 hectares. In Ireland, both young and old people will be able to look forward to a grass-green oasis, new adventures, new rides and a large indoor play world with a typical Irish feel. The park’s five themed hotels make Europa-Park a unique short break destination in the border triangle of Germany, France and Switzerland.
Experience all of Europe in one day
Whether it’s England, Iceland or Ireland – as of early 2016, visitors to Europa-Park will be able to discover 14 European countries in one single day. The various themed areas will entice you with their detailed architecture, country-specific vegetation and authentic gastronomy. Numerous attractions will get rollercoaster fans’ pulses racing. Guests who like it fast and furious and are brave enough should try out the wooden rollercoaster, ‘WODAN – Timburcoaster’ in Iceland, or be shot through the air at 100 km/h on the catapult rollercoaster, ‘Blue Fire Megacoaster powered by GAZPROM’. Things are also getting more lively in France: the ‘Eurosat’ dark rollercoaster takes visitors on a journey through space, whilst the ‘Silver Star’ rollercoaster takes a steep dive from over 70 metres, with speeds of up to 130 km/h.
Those who like something calmer can expect a vibrant range of entertainment. Visitors can float through the air in Italy with ‘Volo da Vinci’ and in the new 4D film, ‘Time Carousel’, Ed Euromaus and his friends take guests on an adventurous journey through the past. Mother Holle, Rapunzel and Cinderella await young visitors in Grimm’s Fairy Tale Forest and they can immerse themselves in mystical worlds along with Hansel and Gretel.
The family attraction, ‘ARTHUR – in the Minimoy’s Kingdom’, on the other hand, makes the dream of being up close with tremendous natural scenery a reality. During a 550 metre-long flight over the subterranean universe, visitors experience seven fantastic kingdoms with all their senses. In addition to the ‘ARTHUR’ themed ride, the theme park also offers two ten-metre-high free-fall towers, ‘Root Slides’, ‘Mino’s Play Corner’, a ‘Mül-Müls Carousel’ with its funny white fur-ball animals, ‘Jack’s DELI’ snacks and the ‘ARTHUR Boutique’.
Visitors can also expect many great surprises and innovations in 2016. And so, between the French and English-themed areas, the area formerly known as ‘Children’s World’ will be given a new theme in early 2016 in the form of the Emerald Isle. Set amongst the hills of Ireland, there is an idyllic little fishing village in which visitors are invited to spend some time. Whether on board the children’s swing boat, children’s train or on a tractor journey, the whole family can explore many new attractions in the fairy-tale oasis. A large, covered play world will also guarantee memorable adventures at any time of the year. Customary dishes will allow visitors to discover the indulgent side of Ireland.
In the Dutch-themed area, the sweet scents of the new Poffertjes stand will lure visitors from a distance. In addition, visitors can look forward to a new French fries stand where they can sample fries done in typical Dutch style. The activity area is also getting a new landmark with the addition of the new ‘Luxembourg Square’.
Fun and relaxation in the Europa-Park hotels
The park’s own four-star hotels, ‘El Andaluz’ and ‘Castillo Alcazar’, as well as the 4-star superior hotels of ‘Colosseo’, ‘Santa Isabel’ and ‘Bell Rock’ offer guests everything that could be desired for a perfect family holiday or romantic wellness weekend for couples. All of the theme park’s five hotels offer a uniquely charming atmosphere and decor, and will round off this breath-taking stay with their variety of culinary offerings. Whether at the Don Quichotte gourmet buffet, eating pizza in ‘La Romantica’ or a 4-course meal in the two Michelin star ‘Ammolite – The Lighthouse Restaurant’, a tour of discovery for the taste buds awaits visitors. Visitors can discover the excitement of living in a castle, enjoy ‘la bella Italia’, live by the motto ‘Viva España’ or delve into the history of New England.
With its quaint log cabins and numerous covered wagons, the Camp Resort offers another exceptional option for an overnight stay. In the Tipi Village, Wild West enthusiasts can sit around a campfire and spend the night in authentic Red Indian tents. In addition, there are 200 camping spaces in the adjoining Europa-Park camping site.
Golf enthusiasts will also get their money’s worth on a visit to this popular theme park. The golf course belonging to the Europa-Park Golfclub Breisgau e.V. covers an area of nearly 90 hectares in an idyllic setting surrounded by vineyards. With both 9-hole and 18-hole courses, the grounds provide the perfect challenge for golfers of all abilities.
Recreational fun for every season
For more than ten years, the Europa-Park has been presenting itself to visitors in four wonderfully decorated seasons. Spring is the time of novelties and the new, the summer season promises refreshing water attractions and adventurous ways to cool off. 180,000 pumpkins and dark figures give the park a mystical atmosphere in the autumn time. For the opening of the winter season, Europe’s favourite theme park transforms into a fascinating winter wonderland with thousands of Christmas trees, fairy lights, winter attractions and a festive show programme.
Europa-Park will be open in the 2016 summer season from 19th March to 6th November from 9am to 6pm daily (longer opening hours during peak season).
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