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Imagine you've been in Europapark during summer season ... and only a few months later you visit again, but then you see a completely different park!

 

Europapark knows how to dress during winter season. There are a lot of things placed everywhere around, and a lot of special attractions you'll never see during summer season.

 

I spent the last weekend in Europapark and shot a lot of pictures.

Actually I can't show you all the decoartion (because it's so much), but I'll try

 

I hope you enjoy this maybe different view to Europapark.

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Even on the way to the park Euromaus dressend like Santa says "Hello"!

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The entrance area is filled with christmas trees.

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Everywhere in the park there are little decoration elements like Santas, snowmen, reindeers and really a lot of christmas trees and fairy lights and other illuminations.

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There was foggy weather this day ... but it was awesome to ride Wodan and Blue Fire through the fog.

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All over the Park there a this little fire places to warm up hands and faces ... and other things :D

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Fog is coooooool!!!!

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It seemed that Europapark has stolen Hedwig from Island of Adventure :D

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During winter season there are some special shows like the "Christmas Market Musical" in the Globe Theatre or the Iceshow "The lost penguin". But also there is a big circus with lions and tigers, acrobatics and comedy ... even all the things a real circus must have.

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Another special during winter season is "Bellevue", one of europes biggest ferris wheel.

It is placed on the lake of Atlantica (during winter season there's no water in it)

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Ahhh ... illumination!

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A little walkthrough in the english area of the park. It is designed like a walk through a snow castle and a dark forest in the winter.

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The christmas market right behind the park's main entrance.

Perfect place to stop for a hot wine punch even just after entering the park ;-)

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Every restaurant in the park also has some winter special eatings.

At many places you can get apple strudel or deer goulash or special winter cakes ...

And of course some winter drinks can't miss, like the WInter Macchiato (with advocaat).

And nearly everywhere you can get your hot wine punch, which is very important while walking through the park when it's cold outside. Up to this point I had 3 or something like that ... couldn' count for the rest of the day, but I've never drunken as many hot wine punch as this weekend.

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So much decoartion ... *drool*

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For the kids here's some snow tube gliding.

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And also some snow bob riding.

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Behind Silver Star (sadly closed during winter season) is a big tent with the "Winter Indoor World".

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Here are some playgrounds for kids, some carouselles, a house where children can make their own christmas cookies ...

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And also a place to drink hot wine punch number ... 9?

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This winter season Europapark opened an exhibition called "100 years of Ulrich Damrau".

Ulrich Damrau was the man who designed the most of the themend areas in Europapark. And with this exhibition Europapark shows its visitors a lot of drawings and artworks of Ulrich Damrau. So you can see how for example the french area was planned in the first way ... or the trains of Eurosat were planned.

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Who knows which ride this plan shows?

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Two years ago Europapark bought the "Eden Carouselle", a 103 year old carouslle. During winter season visitors can take a ride. It is VERY nostalgic.

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Nearly every lantern in the park is decorated like this one ....

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Entrance at night ...

Best thing of the winter season is, that Europapark is opend until 8pm EVERY DAY!

Sunset is about 5pm ... so you can spent three hours in the nighlty and fascinating illuminated park, or have many nights rides on coasters like Euromir, Blue Fire or Wodan!!!

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One of the two ice skating areas ... this one is in front of the spanish arena.

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Another winter special is this ice cocktail bar.

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Inside some things like the bar are made of real ice.

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The other ice skating area.

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Roland Mack's car ... I've alsway knew HE is Santa!

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Millions of light on the train. It is fascinating how elaborated Europapark decorates for winter season.

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For the first time this winter season there is an illuminated water fountain show on the big lake of the park. It is some sort of "little Aquanura", but worth to see it.

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The illuminated Enchanted Forest ... AWESOME!

I could spent hours just walking through the park whil it's dark.

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Can we take a second to talk about the guy or girl carrying the food?

I know he(she)'s wearing a lower shirt, but their neck is horrifying.

 

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In other news, this was a smashing trip report, and this park entices me with all the effort put in the Christmas event.

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