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Europapark Summer Nights 2018

posted on 7/24/2018

Once a year, Europa Park opens its gate until midnight. Not only the rollercoasters are open but they offer a lot of entertainment and fireworks at the end of the day. 

On Saturday, 21stJuly, Europa Park opened its gates again until midnight. When we arrived it was surprisingly empty. It was not completely empty but not as crowded as I thought it would be. As we enter the park, one of our traditions is, to ride the “Geisterschloss” first. It’s a haunted castle and usually there are no wait times. Europa Park has some geese and for this special evening they wore bow-ties, which was the cutes I ever saw. 

We then took a stroll through the park and in Iceland we noticed some sort of tour with perfect photo spots for Blue Fire. If you’re into photography and want to get some great shots of a rollercoaster, I can really recommend it. The “entrance” is right in front of the Wodan entrance, but sometimes it’s closed. 

In Spain, we decided to dine at Don Quichotte and try the buffet. As we were sitting there and eating our food, some Scottish band entered the restaurant with their bagpipe and drums. Which was fun at first got super annoying after 5 songs, which were so loud I had to scream to talk to my boyfriend. When we finished and exited the Restaurant, they followed us. Literally the whole day they were somehow everywhere where we were. 

In every county is some sort of entertainment. In Portugal were some pirates jumping into a pool and doing tricks, right in the middle of the attraction “Atlantica Super Splash”. In Germany were a lot of bands. They always make sure that the entertainment somehow matches the country they’re in. In France for example was a French Chanson Quintett.

As it gets dark, they turn the lights on and everything seems so much more harmonious. Blue Fire shines in a blue/purple light. They could add some more lights, since some parts are completely dark. In Greece they had a silent disco in their “Traumzeitdome”. Traumzeitdome is a big dome. On normal days you lay in there on some beanbags and watch a short 360° film. When you enter the silent disco everyone get headphones. The headphone glow in different colors. Each color plays the same song. If you take off your headphones, you’ll hear everyone sing another song, which sounds fun. 

Not only the offer special entertainment but special food. We ate a Bavarian hotdog.  This was super cliché. The bread was a pretzel roll with weisswurst, sauerkraut, sweet mustard and horseradish. 

After a lot of music, rollercoasters and people the firework starts. You can see it from almost everywhere in the park. If you don’t want to wait in long lines leading away from the parking lot, go before or during the fireworks. Brief summary: If this is a once in a lifetime trip, you only have one day or you just don’t know when you’re coming back, this is the perfect opportunity for you to get the most out of your visit. Everything is just like a normal day, but it is open way longer plus you have a lot of entertainment.