2019/20: Piraten in Batavia, Fjord Rafting & Scandinavia

Discussion in 'EuropaStreet Discussion' started by AT86, 26th May 2018.

  1. Tim

    Tim TowersStreet Member

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    I'm sure the street is narrower than before!

    Maybe I'm wrong but I'm a little concerned about crowd flow. I'd hate for such a beautiful area to become a bottleneck, especially now there's a noteworthy ride going into the area as well.
     
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    I think it just looks narrower because the buildings are taller, significantly in some cases.

    Michael Mach shared some aerial photos of Scandinavia earlier:

     
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    Suffice to say it all looks lovely, however I really love the look of the small balcony which looks to have only a couple of tables on, right above the fountain. Assuming it’s publicly accessible, that could well be one of my new favourite places in EP.
     
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    Here are a few soft open videos:



     
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    Another video:



    Not sure why they thought it was a good idea to but a generic sports shop in to the area!? I'm guessing it's in place of one of the Rotherham shops.

    I do like how they've incorporated what's left of one of the original entrance feature figures in to the area. A really nice touch.
     
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    I did think that when I saw the video. Surely there’s not that much demand for EP’s version of Sports Direct in Scandinavia??

    Perhaps they think there’s a demand from Fjord Rafting riders with soggy trainers...
     
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    It sounds daft but now I think about it we bought several pairs of shoes while out in Florida and they were the best purchases we made. I guess if you are doing a lot of walking picking up new shoes isn't that ridiculous. If they were park branded I’d definitely be interested.
     
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    Even the EU Budget and HR Commissioner turned up for Scandinavia's re-opening! Loving the colour co-ordination between the Macks too.

     
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    The sports/trainers shop was previously next to Camp David in the Rotherham arcade.

    It has just moved.

    :)
     
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    I've never visited Europa Park and won't do so in the foreseeable future. However I've been following this thread with interest and seen Scandinavia rise again from the ashes.

    I think Europa (and the Mack family) has shown to other theme parks (and us all) what you can do in dark times.

    It's only just been over a year ago and they did not mess around to get things up and running again. They just pulled their fingers out, pulled out all the stops and not a single excuse to be heard. They certainly put Merlin to shame.

    All I can say is that I take my hat off to them for doing so. Well done Europa and the Mack Family.

    :)
     
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    We've had some videos of the new Scandinavia but here are some good old fashioned photos from EPFans.ch Fan Forum:

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    Obviously were are still in a soft opening phase but I hope that we see the large flags of the Scandinavian countries return on some of the buildings.

    I really like what they have done with Fjord Restaurant. It retains the same character and style of before but brings it up to date with a fresh new look and feel. Also loving the new exclusive seating terrace looking out on to the main Scandinavian street!
     
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    That looks incredible. I guess I need to head back to EP next year now to see it for myself! :D
     
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    Had the pleasure to have my first Erdinger on the new balcony above the fountain...didn`t want to leave...such a lovely place to chill...what a nice bonus to the beautifully rebuild area :)
     
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    It looks like Rotherham Shopping Alley is almost ready to re-open but I have some devestating news. It no longer looks like Rotherham:



    Like Vineta, this is another tragic loss.
     
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    This is such a shame. :(
     
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    Tis more ‘Bicester Shopping Village’ now.
     
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    Are there any pictures of the original?
     
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    I've just found this.

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    Photo credit to @AstroDan.
     

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