Discussion in 'EuropaStreet Discussion' started by AT86, 26th May 2018.
My guess would be that so much has been updated, they still haven't found it all.
Usually it's slightly later than the season start.
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Just posted by Michael Mack on Twitter.
There is also a link to an article on the Adventure Club of Europe website at the very end of that video. It seems to only be available in German so here is a translation:
The Dutchman Bartholomeus van Robbemond would not have dreamed that his complete life would change at the end of his search, when in 1714 he went in search of a legendary dagger in Batavia.
Once hired as a ship's boy by the Vereenigde Oost-india Company or Dutch East India Company, Robbemond's boy heard of a magic dagger in Batavia. However, the story of many as sailor's yarn never left the bright adventurer. And so many years later, when he had his own ship, he searched for the dagger himself.
The dagger, also called Keris, which was popularly reverently called the "fire tiger", was an asymmetrical dagger with magical abilities that made invulnerability to anyone who used it.
"It's enough to turn the blade on someone, his bones become dust and his hair becomes ashes",
Robbemond wrote in his logbook, among other things.
The legend of the fire Tiger also called "Harimau Api" tells the story of a little boy in Sumatra. The boy once rescued a tiger baby from the flames and the two became inseparable friends. But when many years later the boy's tribe was attacked, the tiger died in battle as he wanted to protect the boy. Reflecting on revenge and protecting his tribe, the boy asked the gods for help. He was told that he should set a big fire from which the tiger would be resurrected without being wounded. The boy followed the inspiration, and indeed the spirit of his tiger friend rose from the flames, carrying a dagger in his mouth. The boy became a young man who could use the dagger to defend his village against other attackers. He was appointed chief of the tribe and bore the name of the tiger king, his people being called the Tiger Warriors. When, after many decades, the tiger king died, the indestructible dagger was hidden in a temple in the jungle so that it would never fall into the wrong hands.
When van Robbemond came into possession of a map with the exact location of the dagger, he could finally get to the bottom of the legend, which fascinated him as a child. He also wanted to find the dagger in front of his adversary Cortez, who was only out to abuse the magical powers of the dagger for his own purposes.
Van Robbemond made it to Batavia in front of Cortez, fought his way through the jungle of tigers until he finally held the "Harimau Api" in his hands and kept it.
These exciting events were designed to change van Robbemond's world view forever and led to the founding of ACE. On the now weathered wood, the VOC logo was still recognizable even after all these years.
For hours, one of the co-founders of the ACE, Frederik Hornung, stared at the logo and looked at it from all directions, before finally designing in a trance the logo that still stands for the Adventure Club of Europe - it is said that the brainchild burst in him as he looked up at the VOC logo.
The pirates set course for Batavia ... to be continued!
This is why I love Europa!
That updated version of the Piraten music towards the end is just wonderful.
Indeed! It sounds a lot less like IMAscore's "you'll know it's us" style than usual too.
That video is great.
Also love the Europa-Park Suite at the beginning and Batavia Suite by IMAScore at the end!
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Sometimes I forget just how good Batavia Suite really is. I’m glad they’re keeping it (albeit updated) for the new ride.
Also, part of me is wondering if the focus on the tiger at the end means the torch-eyes tiger is back!
I turst they will improve the tiger. I'm Hoping they remove the lightbulbs in the eyes.
... And replace them with flame throwers.
I've now got visions of Tim Vine singing "is it a tiger, or is it a torch..."
Love the video. Where is the rest of my map?
Further backstory to the new Troll cave on Fjord Rafting can be read on the A.C.E. website here.
Seems like a lot of effort that I doubt any guest would actually read or notice for a new tunnel
Yeah, there does come a point where you have to think, "Is this actually worth it?"
Of course it is! If we had that mentality as humans, we would still be living in caves.
That is simply obscene, but I love it!
Here is a look at the exterior of the tunnel from both sides:
Quite different to how it was previously, but I like it and it will look even better when planting has had time to grow. Meanwhile, here is a look at how Scandinavia is coming along:
However I have saved the most significant photo until last. Here, you can see that Rotherham is back from the dead. There is a god after all!!
All photos are from EuropaStreet.
This concept for the Asian themed restaurant Bamboe Baai was on Europa Park’s website.
I wonder if this means no stage (as there used to be) or whether this concept is taken from where the new stage will be?
Pleeeaaassssse Wardley, let the stage be gone! There's nothing worse than thinking, "I'll just sit down for fifteen minutes and eat some noodles", only to find the place heaving with parents and pushchairs, taking up all the seating just to watch the show, without buying any freaking food!
It was cool to sail past the stage when a show was on. But most of the time it would be empty, so it felt quite anticlimactic. Personally I'd rather they got rid of the show and have it as a nicer looking restaurant area (kinda like Barbossa's Bounty at Shanghai Disneyland).
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