Sven: This might be my final theme park of the year but what a way to end it. Europa-Park in winter was a first for me, but pretty sure it won’t be my last. Get ready for a Rulantica update, Piraten von Batavia update and Christmas atmosphere in of the world’s best theme parks!
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6 euro later each and we were ready to board the train. In the pre-boarding room you get your headset and discover the world of the movie. Even though it wasn’t a big success, it fits the theme perfectly as you need special glasses to see the hidden world. Once ready, you walk with the headset on towards the train! Not easy at first, but just follow the instructions and you’ll do fine. The digital version of your fellow riders are HILARIOUS btw.
So was it a good ride? Probably the best VR experience I’ve had so far. Personally however I’m not a big fan of VR, because the quality is just too poor. Understandably but I’m waiting for a version that’s mind blowing.
The ride itself is a lot smoother than before, which makes it a wonderful family coaster to ride. As for the new theming inside the ride itself… Well, not as bad as I had heard about. But the carton Notre Dame and Arc de Triomph need to go. We’ll see what they do with it after the winter season.
During the winter season, there’s lots of extra activities because some rides might be closed due to bad weather. During this visit however, only one major ride was closed: Atlantica. Yet, it’s as usual replaced by the Bellevue Ferris Wheel.
The good thing about the Ferris Wheel: a good view on the Piraten von Batavia/Scandinavia site! Have a look on how they cleaned up well since the big fire.
For some more coasters, amazing nighttime entertainment and more Europa-Park, click here for part 2 of the report!