A Sea Of Pumpkins At Europa Park
Friday 24th September 2021
Rickety skeletons sit amongst glowing carved pumpkins as the cackles of terrible ghosts and witches echo throughout Europa-Park. The unique autumn atmosphere at Germany's largest theme park delights guests year after year. From 2nd October to 7th November 2021, the 15 European themed areas will be dedicated to the colourful season. 180,000 pumpkins of all shapes and sizes put visitors in the Halloween mood, alongside the seasonal culinary offer and the breathtaking shows.
Visitors who are feeling particularly fearless can be carried away into a post-apocalyptic world at 'Horror Nights - Traumatica' or go on a top-class journey of survival horror with YULLBE GO 'Traumatica'. If they’re feeling particularly torn between terrifying fun and reflective Christmas hours, they should mark the days from November 8th to November 26th, 2021 in their calendar. 'HALLOWinter' offers the perfect mix of grisly yet beautifully spookiness along with dreamy winter weeks. The Rulantica water world, which is open all year round, also promises plenty of sliding fun for the whole family on cool days.
Great attractions and shows
Since 1998, Halloween has always been a must-attend event for all levels of horror fans at Europa-Park: a sea of orange pumpkins, alongside 15,000 chrysanthemums, 6,000 corn plants and 3,000 bales of hay, give the 15 European themed areas a beautiful autumnal look, while all kinds of mysterious Halloween characters roam the park and are up to mischief.
During a ride on the reopened attraction 'Pirates in Batavia', visitors meet less-than-trustworthy pirates and embark on an adventure from Holland to exotic Batavia. A virtual reality rollercoaster ride in the 'Alpenexpress Coastiality' gets quite fast-paced indeed, as visitors can now look forward to a bumpy soapbox race with 'Madame Freudenreich Dino-Race VR'.
On top of that, the 300 international Europa-Park artists offer breathtaking Halloween entertainment. For enthusiastic Halloween fans, the ice show 'Surpr'ice with the Celtic Shadows' is just the thing. Ravenous vampires and dancing skeletons create a gloomy atmosphere in the Greek themed area. When the musicians take to the Italian open-air stage on Halloween, their performance is to die for, as some songs of history survive time; and it is precisely these hits that are given new life by the Europa-Park Ensemble of the Undead in the show ‘Eternal Legends - a Musical Graveyard’. A particularly special highlight this year is the daily parade, in which dark figures and eerie creatures creep along, scaring all guests in their path. In particular, the littlest of horror fans can look forward to the scarily beautiful Halloween village, with its own children’s labyrinth. Autumn also finds its place at Europa-Park from a culinary point of view. Whether a creamy pumpkin soup, delicious 'SCARY burgers' or fiery 'Chili Cheese Fries' - the Halloween season offers plenty of culinary delights.
It is widely known that the most terrifying characters come out when it gets dark, so this year's 'Horror Nights - Traumatica' are definitely not for the faint of heart. The multi-award-winning horror spectacle makes even the bravest visitors sweat with fear, and those who are not careful will find themselves haunted by monsters and the undead. For all those who are looking for an extra dose of adrenaline, YULLBE GO 'Traumatica' is a must. In this unique experience, the participants become the protagonists of their very own horror film.
Water fun and new oases of peace
Of course, visitors to Rulantica can also look forward to plenty of Halloween surprises, including autumn delicacies and eerily beautiful children’s animations. Until 5th November, every Thursday and Friday 'Rulantica Vibes' will be bringing a chill-out atmosphere to the water world with cool beats and delicious cocktails from 7pm. The slides, a wave pool and many other water attractions, nestled among the fascinating Nordic theming, leave absolutely nothing to be desired. At the new indoor attraction 'Snorri Snorkling VR’, it’s time for visitors to put on their VR goggles and go snorkelling up and down. With a 'Diving Theatre’ that is unique worldwide, the innovation from MackNeXT and VR Coaster allows curious explorers to accompany the lively Sixtopus Snorri on a virtual underwater experience. The outdoor area, with its heated outdoor pool and the Nordic rapids ‘Vildstrøm', promises plenty of water fun for every season. Additionally, the exclusive rest and sauna area 'Hyggedal' has awaited guests since it first opened last autumn, offering wonderful relaxation after some exciting sliding fun.