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Europa Park Fire - 5/26/2018

Discussion in 'News & Rumours' started by Pear, May 26, 2018.

  1. Pear

    Pear Well-Known Member

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    It appears there is currently a large fire at Europa Park



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    Looks like Piraten in Batavia was affected so far.

     
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    This image apppeared on a Looopings Twitter post. I'm not sure that's its original source so I'll go and make sure I've got it right.

    Edit: source was Looopings article.
     
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    Pokemaniac Mountain monkey Staff Member Administrator Moderator Social Media Team

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    It looks like Piraten in Batavia is a goner for sure. All that black smoke, I think it's the roof insulation burning. That means fire has spread horizontally across the whole building, meaning it must be pretty bad inside there. I really hope everybody got out in time.

    Update: yeah, regarding the picture above I think it's safe to say there won't be any ride there tomorrow. They can write off the souvenir shop and the restaurants too, and possibly a lot of Mack offices. Let's just hope it doesn't spread to the historama or the Foodloop restaurant.

    And for the record, Wodan should be safe. There's a lake and a large built-up area between it and the fire.
     
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    Holy :emoji_poop:, that isn't good. Was Piraten in Batavia the Pirates of the Caribbean knock-off? The fire, luckily has been taken under control.
     
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    Yes it was a knockoff Pirates of the Caribbean and not a very good one either.
     
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    Aghh! Memories of my childhood :’(
     
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    Really hope they manage to contain that, it looks really bad at the moment.
     
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    Judging from Europastreet on Twitter, Scandinavia has been fully evacuated, but much of the park is still operating. That's exactly what I love about Europa Park <3
    One time when I'll say 'thoughts are with them' and actually mean it.
     
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    Yeah thats a big ass fire
     
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    How heartbraking for the park and staff. Real shame. I quite liked Batavia... :(
    Hope everyone made it out okay.
     
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    The Park have said that there are no known injuries at the moment. Michael Mack tweeted this:
     
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    That's such a shame - the Norway area was actually really cool.
     
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    Same here... :(
    At least this wasn't one of their finer/newer rides and everyone got out okay. Sucks about the Scandi area, hopefully it gets rebuilt at some point in the future.
     
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    I wonder if that little wooden Norwegian church has made it - would be a shame for that to get burned.
     
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    My god, this must be one big fire! This could potentially be devastating for Europa, which really saddens me, because it looks like a stunning park! On the positive side, at least no people were injured.
     
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    The picture was a fake apparently. I already deleted the post. Sorry for that. Let's stay positive.
     
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    Looks like somebody posted a picture of the Dreamland Scenic Railway on fire and said it was Wodan!
     
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    This is just :emoji_zipper_mouth:ing sad tbh. I hope they rebuild and repair all that has been lost. But replace the P of the C knock-off with something more decent.
     
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