Experience the magic of the cold season
The scent of roasted almonds and hot punch is in the air, 700 snow-decked fir trees and sparkling fairy lights line the paths while thick snowflakes fall from the air. From Dec 3rd to Jan 8th 2022 (24/25.12.2022 included) Germany’s largest theme park in Minecraft will be transformed into a magical winter wonderland for the 8th time. The 15 European themed areas enchant players of all ages with their glittering Christmas baubles and facades decorated for winter. In addition to EPM, the Rulantica water world in Minecraft, which is open all year round, gives the opportunity for them to discover the 25 water attractions including 17 indoor slides.
Fast-paced winter magic
This year promises a magical time full of unforgettable moments, whether, it’s a stroll through the 15 lovingly decorated European themed areas or on the grand Ferris wheel ‘Bellevue’ high above the sea of lights. Immediately after stepping into Germany’s largest amusement park, guests will find the 12-meter-high Christmas tree decorated with 200 pendants and dozens of twinkling lights in the German Allee. The Luxembourg Square is adorned with a 15-metre-high fir tree, which shines brightly every evening.
Around the ‘Europe Fountain’ in the entrance area and in the historic Balthasar Palace Park, there is a cosy Christmas village this year with a colourful mix of well-known and new winter delicacies from the region, but also from the entire European continent. During the ‘Magic of Lights in the Castle Park’, 45 giant figures of light create a very special winter atmosphere. The romantic boat ride ‘Josefina’s Magical Imperial Journey’ moves comfortably through the Austrian themed area, while in the evening, a fascinating Christmas spectacle awaits guests on the lake in form of the show ‘Ed & Edda’s Winter Magic’ revisited for the occasion.
Winter fun for the youngest visitors
With icy winter highlights such as the snow tubes, the stay will also be a unique experience for children. Just as fun are the snow tubes, which the children can use to slide down the hill at a rapid pace in the French Themed Area. In the Scandinavian themed area, Europa-Park is once again offering the ‘Skitty World Nordic’ allowing players to take a snowmobile tour. On the large ice rink next to ‘Fjord Rafting’, visitors of all ages can let off steam or take their laps comfortably. In the English themed area, there is the ‘Three Piglets’, players can admire Santa’s office and its cosy lounge with fireplace.
For action fans
For rollercoaster fans, the thrill of speed is guaranteed with a rapid ride on the catapult rollercoaster ‘blue fire Megacoaster’ through the rugged rocky landscapes of Iceland, or a soaring ride on the steel roller coaster ‘Silver Star’. Pirate lovers can experience an adventurous boat ride through the Indonesian jungle in the family attraction ‘Pirates in Batavia’, which was reopened last year.
In the Swiss Themed Area, thrill-seekers will be delighted with the return of the Swiss Bob Run after a major renovation. For the 2022 winter season, the EPM team has opted for a unique novelty: the Swiss themed area has been partially transformed into a fairytale Christmas village with an ice rink located between two crossings of the ice canal.
Extraordinary winter highlights and festive show formats
The international artists whisk visitors off into a magical world with the best entertainment, creating a great Christmas atmosphere. In the Swiss Themed Area, the 15-minute show ‘Surpr’Ice on Ice – The Musical’ takes the audience through the adventures of Lara, a young girl who has stopped believing in the existence of Father Christmas. The show will be performed daily at 8.30pm in German only. In addition, the musical chairs are making a comeback in the Dome of Dreams, which has been rebuilt for the occasion in the Greek themed area. In addition, the ‘Circus Revue’ has been installed and will offer exciting animations on the ground and in the air during the season.
Winter treats in a cosy atmosphere
Europa-Park also offers a very special culinary experience during the winter. At Christmas market in the historic Castle Park, visitors can eat popular snacks such as ‘Home Style’ French fries in the ‘Grillhaus’.
Swimming fun and relaxation in mystical Scandinavia
Guests in Rulantica – Minecraft can splash around in water at over 30°c and explore the 32,600 m² indoor area. In the 10 themed areas, 17 slides, a huge wave pool, an exciting water playground. Fans of swimming can breathe in the cool winter air and enjoy a cocktail in the heated outdoor pool ‘Frigg Tempel’. Also in the open air, the ‘Vildstrøm’ rapids are fascinating.
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