With over 4 million visitors a year, Europa-Park is the most popular theme park in Germany and the most popular seasonal theme park in the world. The park is usually opens for its summer season a few days before Easter and remains open until the beginning of November; it also reopens for winter season from the beginning of December through the second week of January. Following its name, the park is divided into fifteen different areas most named after European countries or regions. The park is run by the Mack family, who have been producing roller coasters since 1921, and was opened in 1975 to showcase many of their different ride models. The park is home to ten roller coasters and is respected greatly by enthusiasts for keeping waits short by running the rides efficiently. In 2007 the park brought the American idea of Halloween to Germany with “Terenzi Horror Nights” and the event has grown each year since.
[php snippet=1]The Euro-Mir ride in the Russia section of the park is one of highlights at the park. It is a one-of-a-kind, high speed spinning coaster based on the Russian space missions and boasts one of the longest ride times of any roller coaster. Residing in the France section of the park is the Silver Star, the highest and third fastest roller coaster in Europe. Opened in 2009, the newest roller coaster at Europa-Park is Blue Fire, it is the first launched coaster built by MACK Rides and also their first roller coaster with inversions. It was opened as part of the park’s new Iceland themed area which also features a charming fishermen’s village. If the heat is taking its toll you can cool off in the Atlantica SuperSplash in the Portugal section, a high-speed water ride based around Portuguese explorers or ride Poseidon in Greece, a high speed Greek themed water coaster guaranteed to leave you soaking wet.
Europa-Park is also a major resort featuring four 4-star themed hotels, a camping resort, campgrounds and more. The “Colosseo” is a 4-star hotel themed in the style of ancient Rome. The Colosseo features a breathtaking fountain in the center of the complex, a re-creation of a Roman colosseum and houses beautiful luxurious hotel rooms, great Italian restaurants, bars and cafés as well as a wellness area with sauna and pool. Another one of Europa-Park’s unique luxurious hotels is the Castillo Alcazar, the hotel combines the majestic interior of an old Spanish castle with all the modern comforts you can ask for. Tipi Village is Europa-Park’s camp resort, it lets visitors enjoy an authentic Western experience from grilling on a campfire to setting up camp for a good night sleep without having to go without modern conveniences. Log cabins fitted with bunk beds, tipis and covered wagons are all available for you to set up camp in. A visit to Europa-Park is bound to entertain and amaze, it is definitely a fun time for the whole family.
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