2021: Europa-Park General Discussion

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  1. Matt N

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    Wow; that’s a really cool angle!

    I must admit I always found it weird how none of Mack’s other spinning coasters were like Euro-Mir, or at least that no other Mack spinners like it were ever built. It really is an anomaly within Mack’s spinning coaster lineup; it’s listed as a Spinning Coaster on RCDB (the same model as the likes of Dwervelwind at Toverland, Sierra Sidewinder at Knott’s Berry Farm and the upcoming Storm Chaser at Paultons, amongst others), but it’s nothing like any of the others. It’s quite a bit older, quite a bit larger, has a huge spiral lift hill and even has a totally different track style!

    I wonder why no other rides like Euro-Mir were ever built, as it seems to be fairly positively received by those who ride?
     
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    Most importantly It's also not free-spinning. The cars only rotate at certain points in the track and always stop facing a pre-set direction. That's probably why there was only one ever built.
    It's a weird ride Euro-Mir, not an amazing ride but so unique you can't help but love it.
     
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    I dislike Euro-Mir, but I'd never want any harm to befall it.
     
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    It's a bit rough, really very intense and just a bit much for the market which it was designed. I think that is why it's never been built again.
     
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    Roland has been in the press this week to share his frustration that promised aid to businesses like his have yet to materialise. It currently unknown when and how the parks and hotel may reopen. It was aimed for Germany to get its 7-day incidence number below 35 before reopening public life however the decline since Christmas has stopped recently and started to increase again as the mutations spread wider through Germany.

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    Europa-Park launches new digital service MackOne
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    Europa-Park will introduce a new digital service next month. From next Monday, all accounts for Europa-Park services will be bundled in one place. The initiative is called MackOne.

    Until now, users had to create separate accounts for the various services of the German amusement park, such as the ticket shop, the subscription page, the hotels and the webshop. Soon everyone will be able to use MackOne everywhere.



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    “As of March 2021, one central MackOne account is enough to log in to many of our websites and apps without having to re-register,” the description reads. "Existing accounts will be transferred automatically. After that, your old login details are no longer valid."

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    Mid-March, MackOne will also be linked to the official app of Europa-Park and water world Rulantica. The name was undoubtedly copied from Apple One, a bundle of Apple services that was launched last fall.

    Europa-Park is a family business run by the Mack family. This also applies to the sister companies Mack Rides, MackMedia, Mack Animation and Mack NeXT. We are currently working on its own streaming service: Veejoy .
     
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    To coincide somewhat with the above, Europa-Park have launched a new website. The two things that stand out for me on first glance are that it looks better desiged for use on a mobile device (although I have only looked on a PC thus far) and the main homepage has Mack International branding rather than Europa-Park branding!

    You then have different areas of the website for Europa-Park, Rulantica, Accommodation, Events, Confertainment and Yullube.
     
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    Martin, whose videos are always rather... quirky (at the start), has a video of Wodan testing from yesterday. His channel is somewhat odd, but fundamentally he's around EP/Rust every day pretty much so things rarely get missed.

    It lives.

     
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    I’m not sure it’s much of an improvement. After a quick look, there seems to be a very similar feel, albeit with a new aesthetic. Disappointingly things like menus for some of the restaurants have disappeared, which almost feels like a step backwards.

    I’m also trying work out exactly what Mack One does other than change your password. It seems rather odd to promote, what appears to be a change to how you log in to your account, so heavily.

    Am I missing something or is this not (at least yet) the revolution that it is being promoted as?
     
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    I've not had a proper look around the site but it probably is the same content with a new look. EP's main Twitter account have responded to someone confirming that the menus will be returning to the website in the future. I guess because everything is closed at the moment 2021 menus have not been confirmed.
     
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    A lot of the F&B outlets had menus missing anyway - I would imagine 2021 menus will be added in the next month or so.
     
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    I've no doubt the menus will return, which is fine. I'm one of those people who tries to decide what they'll eat ages before actually going to EP. :p
     
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    Yeah far as I've seen its just to consolidate all Mack stuff accounts into one account. Especially ahead of the addition of VeeJoy (Mack/EP Streaming Service) to their offerings this summer.

    Also filming for new EP Weekly episodes has begun again!
     
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    The winter season ice sculptures display, which after the winter season was cancelled, were being kept in the hopes guests over Easter could view them are being left to melt now. The power has been turned off. No guests ever got to see the 30 sculptures. "a sad symbol for the current situation" as Roland says in this Newspaper article. Germany's lockdown is extended officially until 18th April for now but no perspective exists for when the park may reopen.
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    That is very sad.
     
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    Europa-Park's press Twitter account has also now posted about this:



    Sounds like they had over 2 million guests in total last year. So far less than they usually would, but not bad all things considered.
     
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    And they've released a video showing Blue Fire melting away...
     
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    Oh my god this is tragic. :sob:
     
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    That’s incredibly sad to watch... isn’t there any way the park could have saved those for next winter?


    I know that the practicalities of keeping sculptures like that cold for an extended period of time are quite difficult and expensive, so I understand why they did it, but surely whatever they’ve done for the past 4 months or so would have sufficed for a decent length of time?
     

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