A few days ago we asked you on social media what questions you would like to ask JDcraft68, founder of the project and head of the construction management department. JDcraft68 has therefore taken the time to answer you with the greatest!
Question: When will the hotels in Europa-Park Resort be open?

We attach great importance to the Europa-Park hotel complex and are delighted to have been able to realize a large part of the Krønasår hotel-museum next to Rulantica. Their reproduction nevertheless requires significant efforts that we unfortunately cannot assume at the present time.
We hope that the hotel-museum ‘Krønasår’ will open as soon as possible, but I can already announce that this establishment will have an extension of 11 new suites.

JDcraft68

Founder

Question: The Swiss Themed Area has changed a lot in recent weeks, when will the opening take place?
The Swiss Bob Run construction site presents unexpected difficulties, and unfortunately we cannot provide you with a concrete opening date. However, we are currently working on a different version which will be offered from the 2022/2023 season. We are happy to offer you the attraction accompanied by winter entertainment specially designed for this new season.
JDcraft68

Founder

Question: When will the Tirol Log Flume open? Is there an opening date or not yet?
It’s complicated to answer this type of question because our schedule is extremely tight and constantly evolves according to delays and outcomes encountered. Therefore, just like the Alpenexpress, we cannot provide you with an exact date because we risk not respecting it. We are working hard on the Spanish and Austrian quarters and hope to open soon…
JDcraft68

Founder

Question: I would like to know if this project is a hobby for you or do you earn money with it?

I consider my position as founder and spokesperson for the direction of the project as an official status. When asked the question, I naturally answer that I work on a game server, as a manager. However, despite the fictitious character, I consider this project as a Hobby which nevertheless has real characteristics. For example, we are currently working on a new offer of VIP ranks in order to move our project into a new era. This development represents important work that should not be neglected. We have fans and players who follow us carefully, we can’t afford not to consider them. We also take into account the vision of the real park in order to reflect as faithfully as possible the spirit of the Resort. For the rest, we do not earn money at any time. This project is made by fans for Europa-Park fans and has no commercial purpose. All the money raised by our VIP ranks and the donations received is donated to finance the rental of computer servers (games & websites) and advertising campaigns to promote the project. In the near future, we will probably sell products more focused on games than Europa-Park in order to sustain the project in the long term.

JDcraft68

Founder

Question: What were your expectations when your project started? Was it for fun? How did it start? With friends?
I like this question, because on the one hand it’s the one I’m asked most often and on the other hand, it’s quite fun to remember the genesis of the project. So, to tell you the truth, I’ve been playing Minecraft since 2012 and I started playing on Minecraft Java Edition in 2014. I was inspired one morning wondering how to combine my passion for Europa-Park with that of Minecraft. I first started to create a personal map in solo without any resource pack or mods, as much to tell you that it was very limited. Then my best friend challenged me and we set up several projects on Multiplayer servers. This is when I realize the potential of opening a public server. I think this is where the fun ends and I decide to make parks in Minecraft in a more serious and dedicated way. I then worked on various reproduction projects, including Disneyland, Walygator and Walibi Belgium. These projects allowed me to develop my current management skills as well as reveal my leadership potential.
Now, we have no less than 40 people in our team from 4 different nationalities and I think I have worked with more than a hundred people since the beginning of this adventure.
JDcraft68

Founder

Question: What can we expect for Traumatica next year? Will the event be better and scarier than this year or will it be the same?
This is an excellent question because the year 2023 will mark the opening of a new chapter on EPM when it comes to horror. The particularity of the next edition will be that we will review the whole event from scratch. We are going to draw up substantial specifications and will try to base ourselves on the feedback that we have collected from previous years. In 2023, the post-apocalyptic world of Traumatica will welcome new inhabitants. A macabre funfair sets up and promises even more madness and horror. After their trip, the showmen are eager to get to work and will stop at nothing to offer you a good dose of cold sweats.
JDcraft68

Founder

Traumatica - Minecraft 2022
Question: What’s next at Rulantica?
Just like Europa-Park, we focus on the diversity of our attractions, which is why after the inauguration of the external extension “Svalgurok”, we will complete from summer 2023 with “Snorri Strand”, an area of water games for children and Tønnevirvel, a unique interactive water carousel in a water park.
JDcraft68

Founder

Question: FoodLoop, YULLBE or even Eatrenalin… are they planned?
I admit that this one I had not seen coming (laughs). Our team of designers are of course thinking about new concepts never tested on the server. These processes are sometimes very long, but I am convinced that we will find good compromises in order to create exceptional experiences.
JDcraft68

Fondateur

Finally, a little bonus:
Question: When will Voletarium open?
Arthur, Voletarium, Pegasus or even hotels… So many attractions that we all dream of realizing but which require a substantial investment.
As you know, we attach particular importance to the wishes of our visitors. We are actively working on the project but the opening date will remain secret until we are sure we can offer it to you and I think our VIPs will be able to enjoy an exclusive preview 😉
JDcraft68

Founder

JDcraft68 regardant Voletarium