Europa-Park is the largest park in Germany and the second most visited park in Europe. In the entire world it is the most visited seasonal theme park. It may not be in the most popular German visitor area but if you are in Germany and have the time a visit to Europa-Park is worth the trip.
Europa-Park is not the most unique theme park in Europe. It is similar to any major park in the US. The park has lots of rides. Other European parks are more old fashioned. The park is owned by the Mack family, a family that has been making rides for over 100 years. The park is a showcase of their rides. Almost all rides are made by Mack.
What is amazing about this park is its size. The park has 15 areas. Almost all the areas are based on a country or region in Europe. The park has 10 roller coasters and only one is not built by Mack. The park has plenty of other rides besides roller coasters though.
Besides having the park they have an entire resort. The resort has four hotels, a village, and a campsite. The resort is a major European tourist destination.
Adventure Land is the only land that is not themed to a country or region of Europe. Adventure Land Fairy Tale Alley, Dwarf City, and other destinations. Children’s World/Viking Land is also marginally country related. Though it is not a part of Scandinavia Land the Viking theme keeps it close. There is a Viking boat ride in Viking Land and a Giant Slide Labyrinth which are both great rides.
The park has many aspects that may remind you of Disney. There is a haunted house that is like the Haunted Mansion. There is a dome that looks like Spaceship Earth at Epcot but the ride inside is an indoor roller coaster similar to Space Mountain as well. There is even a dark ride called Universe of Energy with dinosaurs just like at Epcot.
Greece has some great rides. Casandra’s Curse is an interesting dark ride with special effects. Atlantis Adventure is an interactive dark ride which is fun. Poseidon is a thrilling water roller coaster.
Blue Fire in Iceland is the only megacoaster in the park. It is the only roller coaster not made by Mack which does not make any megacoasters. Whale Adventures Splash Tours is unlike any other ride in the world. Splash Tours is a water battle with animatronics.
While the park is so large you may fill overwhelmed to try to get everything in at once. Many rides you will not want to ride unless you have children. The other thing that will help you get on rides so fast is that they are so efficient in getting people on and off that the lines are always short.
Overall Europa-Park is a great park. It might not be worth going all the way to Europe to go to Europa-Park but if you are already in Germany you should stop by.