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.
It’s not just for passionate ghost hunters and witch chasers, Halloween at Europa-Park is an unmissable event for all. 180,000 pumpkins in all shapes and colours, as well as 15,000 chrysanthemums, 6,000 corn plants and 3,000 straw bales will give the best theme park worldwide an autumnal look. In addition, thick cobwebs, spooky vampires and gruesome skeletons make for a spooky atmosphere.
Alongside the ghostly decorations, numerous other highlights promise truly terrifying moments at Europa-Park. Little visitors in particular can look forward to the ‘Spooky Kids Village’ in the redesigned French themed area, and can be styled and face-painted like ghosts. In Holland, the ‘Koffiekopjes’ are transformed into ‘Griezelkopjes’ with fog, lightning and spooky music. The ghosts don’t stop at the Greek themed area: ‘Crypta’ gives a chilling daytime peek into ‘Horror Nights - Traumatica’ for visitors aged 12 and up. In the haunted house, live performers spread fear and terror, making sure to create real goose bumps. England was also not spared, with scarecrows hunting down the water course ‘Jack’, sending chills down the spines of even the bravest visitors. The ice show ‘Celtic Shadows’ in the Greek themed area is just right for Halloween-loving families. Additionally, there is the new show ‘The Ghost Fair’ on the Italian open-air stage and in Grimm's fairy tale forest children and adults alike are enticed to search for the pumpkin gnome. During the daily ‘Halloween Parade’ at 5.30pm, sinister figures fill the streets and squares of Europa-Park. Those who do not pay attention are frightened by every ghostly trick in the book. At the show’s end on the Luxemburger Platz, the song ‘Tonite it's Halloween’, produced by MackMusic, brings visitors along with them to conjure up dark powers and ghosts from the underworld.
Horror Nights – Traumatica
Evil has taken over in a post-apocalyptic world. Horrible creatures rule and spread fear and horror at ‘Horror Nights - Traumatica’, the multi-award-winning horror event at Europa-Park. Five rival groups fight for power - with visitors right in the thick of it. Which group will you choose? Who will help you get out of the danger zone unscathed? Everyone has to make their choice and live with the decision or die. The Fallen, The Pack, Ghouls, Resistance and Shadows are ready for the showdown.
In addition to the five horror houses, there is also ‘The Traumatica Show: Rebellion’. Alongside that experience, ’Pegasus - The Night Coaster’, the ‘Matterhorn Blitz’, and a journey of illusion with ‘Cassandra’s Curse’ will be opening their doors in the evening for the event guests. For those who still crave cool beats and delicious drinks after the spooky action, the ‘Vampire's Club’ is the perfect location. It opens on selected days at 11pm.
‘Horror Nights - Traumatica’ takes place from 28th September to 3rd November 2018 on Fridays and Saturdays, and on 26th September, 2nd, 14th and 21st October and daily from 25th October to 3rd November 2018. The preview is on 26th September. Tickets for Saturdays, as well as for the period from 25.10. - 3.11. are only available in advance. All entrance fees at www.traumatica.com. Admission is from 6.45pm, beginning at 7.30pm.
Night ghosts and vampires beware: On 31st October, Germany's biggest Halloween party will once again be celebrated at Europa-Park. From 10pm to 2am, various SWR3 DJs will get dance-lovers’ hearts thumping at different locations around Europa-Park. Music from top hits to rock make for an incredible party atmosphere. For adrenaline junkies, selected rides will open longer for this evening.