Wilde Hilde opens at Schwaben Park

Kaisersbach, Baden Wuerttemberg, Germany

After minor delays testing and fine tuning the ride, Wilde Hilde opened at Schwaben Park. The Roller Ball coaster by RES (Ride Engineers Switzerland) is similar to an Intamin Zac-Spin coaster and is the first of its kind and the first coaster built by the company that specializes in flat rides and water rides. Click the headline for more information

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Record-breaking drop tower for Hansa

Sierksdorf, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

Hansa Park announced Highlander, a gyro drop tower manufactured by Funtime GmbH, will open in 2019. With a height of 394 feet (120m), it will be the tallest freestanding drop tower in the world, and the third tallest overall. Highlander’s seats will be built to tilt, so riders drop down face first. Click the headline for more information and watch the announcement video

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Massive Fire at Europa Park

Rust, Baden Wuerttemberg, Germany

Some 25,000 people had to be evacuated and seven firefighters were injured in efforts to put out a massive fire at Germany’s largest amusement park. No guests or employees were injured during the blaze at Europa Park, that completely destroyed the Pirates of Batavia boat ride as well large sections as the surrounding Dutch and Scandinavian-themed areas. The cause of the fire is not yet known. Click the headline for more information

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Pirates of Batavia, Europe Park, Rust, Germany

Seven firefighters were injured in efforts to put out a massive fire at Germany’s largest amusement park. The fire at Europa Park completely destroyed the Pirates of Batavia boat ride as well large sections as the surrounding Dutch and Scandinavian-themed areas. Some 25,000 people had to be evacuated from the park, but none suffered any […]

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Heide Park’s Colossos to reopen in 2019

Soltau, Lower Saxony, Germany

Heide Park announced that Colossos, the Intamin wooden coaster that has been out of operation since 2016, will reopen in 2019. The coaster was closed mid-season after severe material degradation was discovered, and the extensive costs of repair led many to fear that it would never reopen. However, 12 million Euros (nearly $15 million) will be invested in retracking and repair works, restoring the coaster to its former glory. Click the headline for more information

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Last Eurosat rides before refurbishment

Rust, Baden Württemberg, Germany

Park guests took the last rides on the iconic Eurosat enclosed roller coaster today as Europa Park closed the custom Mack Rides coaster for a major refurbishment coming in 2018 entailing completely new track, some minor layout changes and a virtual reality experience that will have its own separate station as well as new look trains and ride entrance. Click the headline for more information

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Who Ya Gonna Call?

Soltau, Lower Saxony, Germany

Heide Park announce “Ghostbusters 5D”, an interactive dark ride based on the popular comedy film. Opening in 2017, riders will travel in the famous Ecto 1 car through Lord Explorus’ mysterious warehouse as they try to defeat all of the ghosts with a special laser gun! Riders will wear 3D glasses meanings the ghosts will get up close and personal. The ride system will be made by Triotech who also created interactive Legoland Ninjago dark rides.

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