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Re: Europa Park Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Sun May 27, 2018 7:26 am

If I had to guess, I don't think Europa Park will waste much time at all once the dust settles to re-build this area of the park. I would also not be surprised to see them completely re-build it just as it was, updating things where it makes sense to. What does everyone think? Two years and we'll see this area back in operation as normal?

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Postby NightHawk » Sun May 27, 2018 7:31 am

I don't know. The area maybe, but I doub't they would bring back the pirates ride the way it was. The park is trying to come up with his own stuff now and not copy Disney any longer for the most part.

Then again, it was a much beloved classic people miss.

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Re: Europa Park Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Sun May 27, 2018 7:34 am

NightHawk wrote:The park is trying to come up with his own stuff now and not copy Disney any longer for the most part.

Um... Their most recent attraction was a direct clone of Soarin'! :lol: :lmao:

I'm not complaining, I LOVED that ride, but it was absoultely a direct copy of a Disney attraction!

That being said, I really hope they DO bring back the Pirates ride but instead give us the Europa Park take on Shanghai Pirates! (Seriously, that would be amazing!)

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Postby sofulsomety » Sun May 27, 2018 7:36 am

Are they really operating the tiny HUSS pirate ship basically next to the smoking piles of rubble?

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Re: Europa Park Discussion Thread

Postby KarlaKoaster » Sun May 27, 2018 7:38 am

I don't think it will be long before the area around Fjord Rafting is redeveloped and reopened, and maybe a bit longer before they replace Piraten. I loved Piraten, but mainly for sentimental reasons. It would be a waste to rebuild it like-for-like but I like the idea of a new ride that pays homage to the original while combining it with new technology. Europa really care about their history and I know from the work they're doing on Can-Can coaster how obsessive they are about respecting the history of Eurosat V1.

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Re: Europa Park Discussion Thread

Postby Hermanus » Sun May 27, 2018 7:43 am

robbalvey wrote:If I had to guess, I don't think Europa Park will waste much time at all once the dust settles to re-build this area of the park. I would also not be surprised to see them completely re-build it just as it was, updating things where it makes sense to. What does everyone think? Two years and we'll see this area back in operation as normal?


I'm not sure. The old ride had an insane amount of animatronics and those are very expensive if you want to update them. This is a problem parks like Europa Park and the Efteling both have. Pirates and Fata Morgana greatly depend on animatronics and detailed theming. I think that rebuilding would be to expensive. If I were Europa Park I'd start with a complete redesign of that area. Give Norway a bit more space (it was very nice, but small considering the visitor numbers) and redo the Netherlands with a new ride system (Pirates Shanghai, it's not like the even try to hide that fact they copy Disney). I do think the park needs a new darkride, the quality of the darkrides in the park is a bit poor for a park of that size. They may not need them, but I'd love to see them build a new age darkride with a good level of detail.

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Re: Europa Park Discussion Thread

Postby KarlaKoaster » Sun May 27, 2018 7:52 am

I think even a Spidersman/Darkastle ride system would be nice addition to Europa Park actually. I would really like it to be a world-class dark ride, I can't really think of a suitable ride system that Mack produce unless there's anything under development (not sure who manufactured Shanghai Pirates?). I guess Mack would rather produce something in house although I guess we can't rule them out using another manufacturer.

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Re: Europa Park Discussion Thread

Postby cookiex » Sun May 27, 2018 8:17 am

They've been talking about building a new land with a major coaster behind Greece in 2020/2021 and I wonder if it's possible it gets pushed back in favor of rebuilding Holland/Scandinavia.

Just looking at the photos I don't see how they won't just level all of Batavia and build something similar in its place.
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Re: Europa Park Discussion Thread

Postby Belgiumcoasterfreak » Sun May 27, 2018 9:51 am

Sad news, was shocked when I first saw it on Social Media.

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Re: Europa Park Discussion Thread

Postby CanobieFan » Sun May 27, 2018 10:22 am

Such a beautiful park... very upsetting to see this happen.

Glad everyone made it out safely though. The owners seem very dedicated and will hopefully rebuild what was lost.
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