Here is a video of the ride that we shot last September for those of you wondering what the ride was like:
I have to be honest, my "hot take" (no pun intended) on this is the following:
If there is a "silver lining" to this disaster (and trust me, it sucks. I hate to see anything like this happen to one of my all-time favorite parks) I have a feeling that Europa Park will waste no time in clearing that area and re-building such a classic popular attraction. I'm hopeful that they re-build it using some very current technology, and while it's always a shame to see beloved rides be lost, I have to be honest, if something happened to, let's say Pirates of the Caribbean at either Disneyland or Walt Disney World and after the fact they said "This is a huge bummer, but we are going to replace it with the more updated Shanghai Disneyland version of the attraction" you wouldn't see me shed a tear.
So we just have to hope that, as the saying goes, "things are going to get worse before they get better" that this is the worst case scenario that breathes new life into an absoultely amazing future attraction!
Latest News: The fire appears to have originated in a warehouse and then went to the attraction 'Pirates in Batavia'. No visitors were injured. 500 members of the emergency forces intervened, we are very grateful to them. For the moment, we can not inform you if the park will open tomorrow or not. We will keep you informed as soon as possible.
Thank you all for your messages of support.
Last edited by JordyC on Sat May 26, 2018 2:30 pm.
I say stay closed tomorrow, just clean up and close of the section Monday there is another day. BTW just saw a picture of Fjord Rafting when it goes behind the Piraten building before and after the fire. That truly hit hard.