Best amusement park we've seen in Germany
EUR40 was adult ticket but worth it. Everything about the place was very high-level. Not just great for kids, but for adults too. Rides all very up to date and modern. Five or six high quality roller coasters. Park is sectioned into about a dozen themed ares based on European countries. They pull this off without it looking tacky or kitschy.
You can bring your own food and drink in. Otherwise food offering was OK, prices reasonable. There's an actual nice sit-down restaurant in the (real) castle for better foood. Prices here also quite reasonable.
I love roller coasters. I always liked them as a kid, but kinda let them fall to the background as I became an adult (kinda. I'm getting old so I better start thinking of myself as a REAL PERSON). But a fortuitous trip to Disneyland when we were back living in the States re-ignited my roller coaster fire. I wanted to feel the wind on my cheeks, hear children scream, and have Ian clutch my hand like a little girl on the biggest, baddest roller coasters we could find.
The second most popular theme park resort in Europe (after Disneyland Paris) is actually located in Germany! The park has over 4.5 million visitors a year and is located in the south- west corner of the country, Rust. It has roller coasters.
We worried the winter season might not offer enough to do as the site notes some attractions are closed, but decided to give it a try. Eventually we figured out that Basel, Switzerland was not only a cheap flight, but an easy way to get to Rust. Bonus trip to Switzerland!
The park is a little older and some things (like 2 of the larger coasters) were closed BUT it was well worth the discounted winter rate. Plus - the shows were fantastic! Highly recommend & must come back in summer.
Spent the day here at Europa Park with the tour group back in April 2011. It's a decent amusement park with good rides. We came here on a weekday and there were practically short lines. An average wait time for a ride was probably less than 20-30 minutes. Here are the list of things I did:
1) EP-Express Station: A mini train ride touring around Europa Park. (Stations at Germany, Greece, Spain section)
2) Ghost Castle: It's a 2-person haunted house theme little car ride. Not scary at all.
3) Eurosat: The facade of this ride looks like Disney World's Epcot center. It's dark indoor roller coaster ride and it was great! (MUST DO)
4) Sliver Star: Roller coaster ride similar to Six Flag's Great Adventure's Nitro in NJ. Great ride and I personally like this better Nitro because I didn't feel nauseous afterwards. Less scary than Nitro even though both rides are scary. (ABSOLUTELY A MUST DO!!!)
5) Magic Cinema 4D: Cute animated movie in 3D and a little bit simulated seats. I think it was about 30 minutes long.
6) Euro-Tower: You'll get to a 360 view of Europa Park from this observation tower.
7) Swiss Bob Run: Bob sled theme ride.
8) Ice-Show: You'll see an ice skating performance. It was probably 30-45 minutes long.
9) Monorail: The monorail will take you to the Iceland section.
10) Euro-Mur: A semi spinning roller coaster ride. Not that scary. (MUST DO)
11) Pirates in Batavia: Indoor cruise ride. It was probably 15-20 minutes long. I don't remember.
12) Blue Fire: A launched roller coaster ride. It may not look scary at all. It was an amazing ride! It's very fast too. There a few twists and turns. I kinda felt nauseous afterwards and good thing I didn't eat anything huge before hand. ;D (ABSOLUTELY A MUST DO!!!)
13) Monorail: The monorail will take you to the England section.
14) Jungle Rafts: A boat ride. Maybe 15 minutes long. I don't remember.
Overall, like I said earlier decent amusement park. I had a lot of fun because I was able to go on a lot rides. Highly recommend the Sliver Star and Blue Fire rides. The only down side was that smoking was permitted. I don't know or remember if the area was a designated smoking area. But, I actually saw a cigarette vending machine though. =X
Loveliest place in germany! I bet you'll have a great time and enjoy the day!
It was my second time there and I have to say that I simply love it.
The price for an adult is 36 euros and for children 32, I guess. Appropriate!
The park is decorated beautifully and very fanciful, you can see flowers everywhere and every thematic area is created with every single detail you can imagine.
The attractions are appropriate for every age and you can find slow ones as well as rapid ones.
The prices for drinks and food are above average but I think it's the normal price range for amusement parks.
All in all, I can really recommend the park and tell you that you'll have a unforgettable time ;)
I went about 2 weeks ago with my husband and had a blast. We waited the most was like 30 minutes in line to get on the rides. It rain part of the day we were there so we stayed away from the water rides. It was like a disneyland and six flags combined. Wasn't to expensive 33 euro a person.
This park resembled Disney World in some aspects. Plenty of rides and diversity in culture. The rides were very different since it didn't strap you down by the shoulders so the first time I was actually scared. Being as petite as I am, I was literally sliding up out of my seat. The only support that I had was the hand rails and the lap support. The best ride in this park is the Silver Star. Easily found with the Mercedes Benz logo and the largest roller coaster in the park.
Definitely one of the best amusement parks in Europe! It's small enough to see in a day, and has something for everyone. Fun rides, great food, and just an attractive, well-done park. An absolute must is the Silver Star, the tallest roller coaster in Europe, located in the France section.
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