2020: Europa-Park General Discussion

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  1. venny

    venny TowersStreet Member

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    Which of EP’s New Year’s event do you usually visit Danny? Any particular tips or advice you could offer?
     
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    EP adding to the trophy cabinet once again.

     
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    An interview with Roland Mack about the 2nd lockdown in Germany and the 3-digit million loss the park will make this year.

    https://bnn.de/mittelbaden/ortenau/...ir-psychisch-und-moralisch-nicht-hervorragend
     
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    Is there a translation error? 3,000 Christmas trees with 6,000 lights is only 2 lights per a tree? Unless it means 6,000 lights per a tree, but I can’t imagine that the average tree has 10,000 glittering balls.

    Also, when it says that Rust would normally collect 10s of millions in business taxes, I presume some of this gets passed on to the wider region or central government? I can’t see how a small town like Rust would be spending tens of millions of euros a year from business taxes? Rust has quite a nice nature area, but that presumably doesn’t cost that much?
     
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    I think there are a few mistranslations. The description of the 3-figure million loss suggests a loss of 100 million+ which is obviously not correct. It perhaps means a loss of around 3 million.
     
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    Not a miss-translation those decoration figures are in the newspaper article as such - but seemingly misreported.
    How can we say its obviously not correct? They will have certainly lost a lot more than just 3 million.
    A third of annual income would be lost was previously stated.
    The parks haven't been at full capacity and were and are now again closed for months. Reduced income from gastronomy, hotels + shops during opening, etc.
    Obviously who knows the specifics - but even just theoretically ignore the rest if they only lost 3 million park visitors paying 55€ each you already have a 3-digit figure in the millions.
     
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    I guess there is a distinction here between a 'loss in revenue' i.e. the money that would have been spent by guests who couldn't visit, and a 'loss' in terms of the overall 'profit or loss' that the Mack company has made for the financial year.
     
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    Revenue will be down by many hundreds of millions of euros this year vs. last. How that translates to profit/loss is harder to guage.
     
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    The translation directly says loss. As has been pointed out, that’s distinctly different to a reduction in revenue. I can believe that figure as a reduction in revenue, but if it were a loss, then the resort running costs, after the mitigation measures they have discussed, would have to be multi-million euros per week. That would ignore the fact that they still have maintained some revenue for their opening periods and ancillary activities.

    It just doesn’t stack up if it were a true straight loss.
     
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    It's 6000 fairy lights. That's a lot more than 6000 lights ( I assume a fairy light has 15+ lights).
     
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    It's also most likely just a marketing figure, that is only roughly linked to the true number :p
     
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    Please. They're counted by hand.

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    Christmas video from EP. Auto-Translate subtitles for English.

     
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    Can Roland do the Alternative Christmas Speech on Channel 4 one year plzkthx? :p
     
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    Thank you for all your contributions to the 2020 discussion topic. There is now a 2021 topic, so this one is now closed.

    Many thanks.
     
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