Thanks for the updates everyone. Just saw the news come through in my twitter feed and looking it up online I was only turning up UK tabloids reporting. While useful, I don't 100% trust them for accuracy...
I was stunned to see Pirates burning down on my Facebook feed. It was a really well done "ripoff" of Pirates of the Caribbean (and I don't even know if ripoff is the right word since it was really well done).
Fortunately no one got hurt.
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I am also keen to see how they move forward from this. I know they're not a place that would give up or cheap out, but I'm interested to see exactly what decisions they make. I hope (and am confident) they'll bounce back quickly and fully.
On the silver lining point, I have to agree that while it will disappoint fans of Pirates, this will be an opportunity to replace a dated, derivative attraction with something hopefully more original and better. Of all the areas that Europa could have been lost, I think this is honestly one of the lesser ones. Considering the extent of the damage it's fortunate no one was apparently hurt.
But even if I wasn't going to the park in just a few weeks that is just devastating to see. Especially since I really enjoyed Batavia (yeah it was a blatant Pirates rip-off but it's a guilty pleasure) and really wanted to ride it again.
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