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Europa-Park replaces old dino darkride Universum der Energie




An old attraction in Europa-Park gets a second life. The German theme park will replace the dino darkride Universum der Energie, located in the French themed area. A new background story and another name were created: Madame Freudenreich Curiosités. The dinosaur theme remains the same.


Universum der Energie opened back in 1994. Guests took a five-minute trip through a dark jungle with moving dinosaurs. The darkride was based on Universe of Energy in the Disney park Epcot, Florida, USA.


From this summer visitors will be welcomed in the world of the French Madame Freudenreich. According to the accompanying story, she has a shop with souvenirs and curiosities in the French region of Alsace. Through a former wine cellar guests enter a dense dinosaur breeding farm with prehistoric monsters, fed by the old lady with cake.


The entrance to the darkride is next to the indoor coaster Eurosat. This attraction will also receive a renovation this winter. The iconic rollercoaster is being demolished and rebuilt, with a Moulin Rouge theme. It will be named Eurosat - CanCan Coaster.






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I like that they're making the French rides more French. I adore Europa Park but some of the ride themes/locations are a little random


Yeah, I never understood what made the old Eurosat "French." The plan to freshen up the old dino ride sounds good, too.

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Europa really took a lot from Disney when they first opend. But now they have the staff and creative minds to do there own things. With 5.5Million visitors, the money is obviousely there.

I like that they update the little rides, including this one. It will not bring more visitors, so other parks would just let it rod or close, here they take some money in hand to update it. Shows that the park is actually caring.

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That's a great photo--thanks! I wonder how the "Can Can" theme is going to work on this ride--maybe VR? Projections?


A bunch of animatronic Can Can Dancers all high kicking, along the lift hill!


Awesome inside view from the top, by the way.

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Europa-Park renews attraction from 1977




A 41 year old attraction in Europa-Park will be refurbished this winter. The German amusement park renews the Old 99 Circus Parade tour, which opened in 1977. The ride will get a new theme which is based on the popular German children's book Jim Knopf und Lukas der Lokomotivführer.


At the end of March, a cinema film of the same name will be premiered in Germany. The children's attraction with locomotives will be named Jim Knopf - Reise durch Lummerland. The ride, built by Mack Rides, is being modernized. In addition, there will be multiple interactive elements during the ride.


This year, more attractions in the French themed area will be renovated. The indoor rollercoaster Eurosat and the darkride Universe der Energie will get a make-over. Europa-Park will open its doors on Saturday 24 March.





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The Europa Park Teatro in the Italian area is getting an exterior redesign in anticipation of Rulantica - The Musical debuting April 28th.




The current design for comparison:



Source: Europa Park's Facebook page

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New designs for Moulin Rouge roller coaster in Europa-Park




Europa-Park has released new designs for Eurosat - CanCan Coaster. The well-known indoor rollercoaster Eurosat from 1989 is currently being converted into a rollercoaster with a Moulin Rouge theme. Visitors to the German theme park will soon find themselves in the famous Paris nightclub.


On new drawings you can see the queue and the richly decorated station of the attraction. Fountains are coming in front of the entrance. In addition, today the appearance of the new trains was unveiled at a press conference.


Eurosat, located in the French themed area of Europa-Park, opens this summer. There will be two stations, one for rides with virtual reality. The layout of the 900 meters long roller coaster remains virtually unchanged. The iconic spiral lift with a height of over 25 meters will also remain.







Source: Mack Rides & Looopings

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This is looking kind of like another Guardians of the Galaxy scenario: a retheme that seems really weird at first glance, but as more info about the new theme and ride gets released, the more I can get behind the idea.


Hopefully it will end up like Guardians in that it ends up being really cool and different after everything's said and done.

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