At Germany's largest theme park, the haunting will soon begin again, with eerie figures, rattling skeletons and demonic ghosts of the night all up to no good. From 22nd September to 4th November 2018, Europa-Park will be transformed into a mysterious autumnal landscape, captivating big and small fans of the Halloween season. Alongside the parade, the show program and the park gastronomy, numerous attractions will also capture the scary-yet-beautiful time of year. Particularly fearless visitors can be abducted into a post-apocalyptic world from 26th September to 3rd November at the ‘Horror Nights - Traumatica’. If you’re in the mood for more, stay overnight in the Europa-Park hotels or the Camp Resort and continue the ghostly fun into the next day.

Europa-Park has won the much sought-after “Best Theme Park Worldwide” award, also known as the Golden Ticket Award. Germany’s largest theme park thus beat off the competition from internationally renowned parks such as Disney, Cedar Point (USA), Universal (USA), Efteling (Netherlands), Liseberg (Sweden), Tivoli (Denmark) and a number of new parks in China and South America. The prize awarded by the international trade magazine “Amusement Today” was accepted at the American amusement park “Silver Dollar City” in Branson, Missouri by Roland Mack and his son Thomas.

Before the end of 2019, Rulantica – the new Europa-Park Water World – will be built outside the gates of the world’s best theme park. The sixth themed hotel, ‘Krønasår’, will form a crucial part of the resort extension. This hotel is a special kind of natural history museum and can accommodate up to 1,300 overnight guests. After an eventful day in the impressive Water World of Rulantica from spring 2019, the new themed hotel offers guests of all ages a stylish accommodation with Nordic flair. The restaurant ‘Bubba Svens’, designed in the style of an old boathouse, offers a wide range of options while the fine dining restaurant ‘Tre Krønen’ serves delicious food. The ‘Café Konditori’ and the ‘Bar Erikssøn’ complete the culinary offers in the seven storey hotel.

Emotion beats technology, even in the future! This was the conclusion of high-ranking international representatives of the theme park industry at the TEA (Themed Entertainment Association) conference at the beginning of May in Europa-Park. Theme parks will therefore see an increased use of VR and projection technology as well as digitisation in the future. However, the feelings associated with each visit remain the most significant factor. ‘People love contact with each other,’ was a keynote from the experts. ‘Technology is simply a tool.’

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