Europa Park

AlexanderMBush

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Nov 23, 2013
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It's not clear to why this is something happening; but one thing is for certain: It's one of, if not the largest expansions in amusement history.
 

agentj

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Apr 24, 2012
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It's not clear to why this is something happening; but one thing is for certain: It's one of, if not the largest expansions in amusement history.
Was there more in the article other than the new train/tram? going over the Rhine to France. The new large addition with the new Hotel and Rulantica will be open next year. Is this something else?
 

AlexanderMBush

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Nov 23, 2013
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Was there more in the article other than the new train/tram? going over the Rhine to France. The new large addition with the new Hotel and Rulantica will be open next year. Is this something else?
There wasn't anything else really mentioned in it, outside of the Cable transport.

The cable car installation, is huge for a myriad of reasons. It's the first time that an active relationship like this was done, to connect a theme park with another country altogether. Could it mean something more in the future? Possibly, but as of now, this is seeming to be on transportation more than a theme park.
 

agentj

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Apr 24, 2012
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There wasn't anything else really mentioned in it, outside of the Cable transport.

The cable car installation, is huge for a myriad of reasons. It's the first time that an active relationship like this was done, to connect a theme park with another country altogether. Could it mean something more in the future? Possibly, but as of now, this is seeming to be on transportation more than a theme park.
There wasn't anything else really mentioned in it, outside of the Cable transport.

The cable car installation, is huge for a myriad of reasons. It's the first time that an active relationship like this was done, to connect a theme park with another country altogether. Could it mean something more in the future? Possibly, but as of now, this is seeming to be on transportation more than a theme park.
I follow Michael Mack on Twitter and he was taking about German/French partnership etc. My German sucks so I could only get some of the Tweet. They have put a lot into the Parks and the new Hotel and Scandinavian Themed Water Park look fantastic. But, as noted, there is virtually nothing on the French side(unless you live there) so somewhat of a mystery. Will keep checking as new info is released. Super happy they are rebuilding Pirates of Batavia as it was before the fire..
 

Doug A.

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Mar 24, 2013
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Buffalo, NY
Here is the English translated version
Rust - The Europa-Park in Rust near Freiburg plans to build a cable car to France.

This should lead across the Rhine and connect the neighboring country with Germany, said the park's managing director, Michael Mack. The goal is to relieve the burden on the streets despite increasing visitor numbers and to make it easier for the French to travel to neighboring countries. A cable car is suitable for this purpose as a fast and ecological means of transport. In addition, in Alsace, just a few kilometers from Rust, could be an ecological holiday village with hotels and other accommodation. Investments in the double-digit million range are planned, said Mack (39) of the dpa. The project will be financed by his company. He does not expect state subsidies. If the project were approved by the authorities of both countries, it could be tackled in the next five years. The aim is also to create more jobs permanently in Alsace.

Around 1.3 of the 5.6 million visitors to the amusement park annually came from France. In addition, nearly 1,000 employees of the park commuted from Alsace to Rust. With the opening of an additional water park in Rust, these figures would increase significantly from next year. A direct connection by cable car reduces the traffic load and the number of large parking areas in and around Rust.

Also interesting

"It's a big-icon project," Mack said. "A shared cable car, which overcomes the Rhine and thus the border, would be a strong sign for the growing together of both countries and for a common Europe." For about 3.5 kilometers by cable car passengers needed about seven minutes. The railway will be in operation all year round. The gondolas would be heated in winter.
 

malice

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Has anyone attended their Halloween event Traumatica? Just wanted some feedback to see if it was worthwhile.