Pop-Up parks to replace German funfairs

Düsseldorf, NR-Westphalia, Germany

The Düsselland pop-up amusement park will be replacing the RheinKirmes, Germany’s third largest funfair that was cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Starting June 26th guest will be able to enjoy over 20 rides, including the Alpina roller coaster, as well as the usual snack and sweets vendors. Click the headline for more information

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Skyline Park ditches Dragster

Bad Wörishofen, Bavaria, Germany

Skyline Park is getting rid of Sky Dragster, the park’s Maurer Rides Spike coaster that opened in June, 2017. The park decided to call it quits and remove the prototype motorbike ride after three years of operational difficulties, suffering from more down time than up. Good luck to Carnival Cruise Lines. Click the headline for more information

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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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