As the flowers start to bloom once more and everything rises from hibernation to the smell of spring, anticipation for Germany's largest theme park is growing too! On 25th March 2023, Europa-Park opens its doors once again for its 49th season, with over 100 attractions and shows. With the Principality of Liechtenstein, the 16th themed area opens, bringing the balloon ride back with a new theming. The boats of ‘Josefina's Magical Imperial Journey’ shine with a new splendour, while visitors to the Enchanted Forest cinema can learn what the Yomis have to do with Josefina. At the same time, the Dome of Dreams will be building up the anticipation for the new Croatian themed area. Great fun for all ages! Everyone will find something that suits them at Europa-Park, with spectacular rollercoasters, impressive shows and family-friendly attractions. In addition, the Rulantica water world offers water fun for the whole family. And a visit can easily turn into an unforgettable short break with a stay at the six park-owned 4* themed hotels or the Camp Resort.
The 16 European themed areas invite visitors on an unmistakable tour of discovery with traditional-style architecture, cuisine and great attention to detail. A fun way to cool off is guaranteed at Europa-Park with ‘Fjord Rafting’ or the ‘Tyrol Log Flume’. For visitors looking to go a little faster, the ‘blue fire Megacoaster’ provides a breath of fresh air at 100 km/h. Following a rapid, 40-metre-high ride on the wooden rollercoaster ‘WODAN - Timburcoaster’ for the bigger visitors, little ones can play at the nearby ‘Lítill Island - Hansgrohe Water Playground’.
16th themed area Liechtenstein
With the Principality of Liechtenstein, another European country has entered the themed world of Europa-Park. The 16th European themed area is situated between Switzerland and England. The main focus is the new ‘Liechtenstein Balloon Ride’, whose colourful balloons bear the names of Liechtenstein, Vaduz and Triesenberg from the Principality. The fully-revised balloon ride is a classic attraction at Europa-Park, which was first opened in 1996.
The ‘Liechtenstein Square’, featuring the large coat of arms of the Principality, has been completely renewed. Additionally, visitors to the park can look forward to a miniature version of the ‘Liechtensteiner Path’, a hiking path that leads through all eleven communities of the Principality in several stages.
With ‘Josefina's Magical Imperial Journey’ in the Austrian themed area, visitors can enjoy the first rays of sunshine on a romantic boat ride. The new boats of the majestic journey shines with imperial splendour.
Empress Josefina takes visitors on a journey through her empire. But just who are these little green trolls that up to mischief everywhere? The mythical creatures, already well-known from the 'Magic World of Diamonds' and 'Josefina's Magical Imperial Journey', now enter the Fairytale Forest cinema at 'Grimm's Fairytale Forest'. The film 'Fina & the Yomis' covers everything from the Austria themed area as well as providing answers as to who the Yomis are, and what they have to do with Empress Josefina. The Fairytale Forest cinema is be specially redesigned for this adventure film, being equipped with interactive elements and new cinema technology to make the story of the Yomis even more exciting.
Nikola Tesla´s Beautiful Croatia
The new 360-degree film in the Dome of Dreams is one of many ways to look forward to the Croatian themed area. In ‘Nikola Tesla's Beautiful Croatia’, the audience accompanies visionary Nikola Tesla in in the late 19th century as he works on his groundbreaking electricity experiments, as well as joining him to explore the sights of his native Croatia. The journey of discovery begins in the middle of his laboratory: The scientist's revolutionary invention allows for a completely new mode of locomotion, allowing visitors to explore the most beautiful places of Croatia in an unprecedented way.
In the waiting area of Dome of Dreams, visitors can view an exhibition that provides exciting glimpses of the new, action-packed rollercoaster as well as an overview of significant Croatian personalities and their outstanding achievements.
Spectacular range of shows
Show lovers will once again find everything they're after his year: The artists provide unforgettable highlights with their breathtaking shows. In the new show ‘Surpr'Ice presents GalaXia’, the ice skaters not only glide over the mirror-smooth surface during their inspiring and grandiose performance, but also, for the first time in the history of Europa-Park, amaze the audience with LED lighting in their costumes. The LED choreography adapts perfectly to the scenery of the show and varies depending on the performance. The new edition of 'Ed's Adventure Parade’, with its elaborately designed floats and costumes, is one of the daily highlights at Europa-Park. The gripping spectacle 'The Return of the Sultan' amazes audiences with brilliant stunts on horseback. There is also sure to be amazing magic at the 'SECRET - The Illusion Show' with Vincent Vignaud in the Europa-Park Teatro, while daring jumps will surprise visitors from 27th May to the 3rd September at the High Diving Show 'Retorno dos Piratas'.
Fun and relaxation in the water for the whole family
A visit to the Rulantica water world provides even more holiday feeling. In the new 'Nordiskturn' area, fun is guaranteed as visitors engage in some competitive sliding: the highlight of the 30-metre-high tower is the 'Vikingløp' racing slide, built on a sparkling gemstone mine. After climbing the ‘Nordiskturn', a total of eight tube slides are available for competitive to slide down in a race against each other. As they head down on mats from a starting height of 24 metres, every second counts, as only one will be first over the finish line, to be cheered on by the spectators in the stands.
Over 400 loungers and seats in the 'Nordiskturn' ensure plenty of relaxation after the racing slide spectacle. The tower extends over six floors, three of which are specially designed for rest and relaxation. Visitors of all ages can comfortably relax in ‘Lågerhus’. Guests enjoy particularly heavenly relaxation on the Lågerhus sofas, which are able to be exclusively booked. In 'Viking Snåck - Frisk & Lækker' and in 'Viking Kaffi' on the ground floor and first floor, visitors can also find a fresh and delicious range of dishes.
Action is inevitable at Rulantica, with numerous slides, a huge wave pool, wild river and much more to ensure plenty of water fun The interactive water carousel 'Tønnevirvel' has offered a new way for some refreshing fun for the whole family.
For all those who long for relaxation in addition to adventure, there is also the exclusive relaxation and sauna area 'Hyggedal'.
Action-packed VR fun
Fans of virtual reality will also find what they’re looking for at the Europa-Park Resort. During the new YULLBE PRO Experience ‘Amber Blake: Operation Dragonfly’, guests can experience an interactive 3D action thriller. The 30-minute Virtual Reality Experience is based on the ‘Amber Blake’ comic series from Belgian supermodel Jade Lagardère and features thrilling state-of-the-art technology and a nerve-wracking adventure across Singapore’s skyline. Participants take on a secret mission alongside badass agent Amber Blake, where strong nerves, as well as skill and team spirit, are required to bring down the mysterious criminal Blue Dragon.
New location for the Talent Academy
In autumn, the Talent Academy will move into the former building of the EPSports Store, which is being extensively remodelled and renovated. The expansion to the over 2,000 square metre area will also involve a relaunch of the brand. With seven modern studios, each of the disciplines taught at the Talent Academy, that is Art, Acrobatics, Dance, Music, will have its own professionally-equipped room. Another novelty will be the Mindset discipline. All courses, with the exception of ice skating, will now be united under one roof. The Acrobatics section will even have its own aerial acrobatics studio. One of the studios will also feature a 250 square metre event and workshop room. In the future, exciting events and seminars with international professionals will take place there, providing inspiration and important knowledge to the talents.
Restaurant world first Eatrenalin
An absolute highlight can be found at ‘Eatrenalin’, the futuristic gastronomic experience for all senses. As soon as the experience begins, visitors are immersed in different worlds, and not just with scents and tastes, but also haptics, acoustics and visuals. Made possible by the impressive interplay of multimedia content, top-class gastronomy and a patented new development called the Floating Chair from Mack Rides. Guests are spoiled with an eight-course menu. The kitchen combines modern and international influences with the respective ambiences of the scenery in each of the various worlds of enjoyment. The original composition can still be experienced until the end of April, then from May a new menu with meat variation of ‘Red Dimensions’, as well as a new vegan variation of ‘Green Dimensions’, will be ready for discovery.
Heavenly overnight stays
After a day at Europa-Park or the Rulantica water world, visitors can escape from everyday life and unwind at the six 4* superior themed hotels of the Europa-Park Resort and Camp Resort. Featuring a detailed ambience, visitors can enjoy 'la dolce vita', follow in the footsteps of the Pilgrim Fathers or go on a journey of discovery in the museum hotel.