2020: Europa-Park General Discussion

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  1. venny

    venny TowersStreet Member

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    In some 2020 news:

    - The Rock Cafe is apparently receiving a new ordering system. Service can sometimes be a little slow, so this is hopefully a positive move. I wonder whether it will be a touch order point or perhaps iPad based?

    - the train and monorail are receiving a new service area as part of the new Pirates ride building.

    - a new company has been formed for the creative planning side of the park, called Mack NeXT (think Imagineering). Mack Solutions will now be the company which deliver these projects.

    - There is no new film planned for the Magic Cinema at the moment.

    - The drinks refill system employed at Rulantica is planned to roll out across EP.

    - There will be more regional products available in the Black Forest House.

    - As reported in the Pirates thread, Bamboe Baii will no longer host a daytime show, rather the stage space will be used for additional seating. The restaurant format and layout will be changed and enlarged to offer more choice.

    Have we got a 2020 thread yet?
     
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  2. Rob

    Rob TS Forum Team Team Member

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    We do now!

    I noticed the new train and monorail service areas being constructed when I was there the other week, they look to be a vast improvement that the previous service areas. Overall the new Pirates bulding seems a lot more substantial!
     
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    Substantial or flame retardant :tearsofjoy:
     
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  4. Sam

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    Not sure what's changed or what this means, but posted on the quick news on ep-fans.info:

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    message from the Europa-Park Camp Resort: "From now on we will leave our campsite open for you throughout. Arrivals are possible from 7 am to 11 pm . Electricity, showers, toilets and washrooms are included in the price If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our camping staff at 0152/08877478."
     
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  5. CSLKenny

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    The camp resort is now open all year now rather than being just seasonal like the park. I imagine part of the reason is that they probably want to offer a cheaper accommodation option for Rulantica guests.
     
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  6. venny

    venny TowersStreet Member

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    Yes, it was open during Christmas this year.
     
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  7. CSLKenny

    CSLKenny TowersStreet Member

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    Another day, another new Mack company.
    Source
     
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    I did not expect that however there is probably a reason for it that I haven't noticed yet.
     
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    Makes sense.

    EP wine!

    And Alsace wine is

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    Well, WINE not?

    Wanted to be the first to make that joke.
     
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    Not a wine person myself but any wine crafted by the Mack family is sure to taste great!

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    I look forward to them announcing not only their plans to be the first theme park with a hotel in space, but also their hyperloop system connecting Rust to all the moons of Saturn.
     
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    Europa-Park have announced an "Experience It All Package" for the 2020 summer season, which includes 2 nights in a resort hotel, 2 days theme park entrance and 1 day Rulantica ticket on the day of departure.

    Full details can be found here, and the prices start from €275pp (5-bed room in El Andaluz).

    Personally I'm offended that not even Europa consider themselves a 3-day park!
     
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    It's worth noting that unlike the Europe Round Trip/Hotel Hopper this package doesn't offer any sort of discount for booking it. It's solely for convenience as the Rulantica, park ticket and hotel room are all at the usual prices just bundled together for ease (although you can bundle them together at checkout anyway if you book a standard room!).

    If you want to have the ability to choose your entrance day for Rulantica etc, just book separately :)
     
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    I’m shocked that they’re rolling out freestyle refills across the park, it’s about time! Believe it when I see it though!
     
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    Apparently this is the current state of the Gazprom Hall:



    Looks like Blue Fire will no longer be powered by Gazprom!
     
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    New for 2020: Blue Fire - powered by Huawei.
     
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    Glad the rumours of the end of Gazprom were true. They've also been removed from the list of partnerships on EP's website.
    Just hope there won't be a new sponsor and instead we get a nice new section of themed queueline in part of the building.
     
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    EP do like a sponsor for their major rides, so I suspect we will see one of sorts. I am intriguded to see what they are going to do with the building though, the plans must be very different for them to have gutted it.
     
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    I do feel the building is a bit under used. It’s usually empty of people in there, and it’s so large. Also the blue fire queue is a waste in there, with so much dead space to the left hand side of the queue line due to the massive screen rooms.

    Doesn’t really fit with the rest of the theme of blue fire and the area
     

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