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europa park, Rust

just wanted to share the experience after europa park in Rust Germany. Its 1 hour from Basel, a really great place for whole family to have fun, thrill, get high adrenaline, chill and relax. there are hundreds of attractions ranging from gently children rides to super high, fast roller coasters. Now, before and during Halloween period its decorated with thousands different pumpkins, the only downside is the long lines for the most popular rides.
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Old 23.10.2012, 14:54
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Wow .... thanks for that.

Is it new?
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Old 23.10.2012, 15:07
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Re: europa park, Rust

no,its quite 'old' maybe 25 years old. The entry is 37 euros for adults for the whole day and all attractions and i think about 32E for kids. Its really worth to go now as the decoration is stunning
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Old 23.10.2012, 15:13
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Re: europa park, Rust

Thanks!

I grew up near the "Roller Coaster Capital of the World" (Cedar Point) and LOVE roller coasters. So Europa Park is somewhere I definitely plan to take our little boy when he's older.
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just wanted to share the experience after europa park in Rust Germany. Its 1 hour from Basel, a really great place for whole family to have fun, thrill, get high adrenaline, chill and relax. there are hundreds of attractions ranging from gently children rides to super high, fast roller coasters. Now, before and during Halloween period its decorated with thousands different pumpkins, the only downside is the long lines for the most popular rides.
GREAT place! Worth the drive. Free entrance for kids on their birthday.
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Re: europa park, Rust

with horrible queues, up to 70 min waiting time in some
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Old 23.10.2012, 16:45
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Re: europa park, Rust

I totally thought this was going to be about Rust on the rides at Europa park! I went on the mega big ride there about 3 years ago - worst few minutes of my life but Would probably do it again though... Then, found out I was pregnant 3 days after! Did I mention my daughter is into being upside down a lot?! It's a cool theme park though can recommend too!
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Old 23.10.2012, 16:56
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Re: europa park, Rust

The Blue Flame is pretty awesome. The acceleration from the magnetic jobbie beats a big drop hands down.


Though Europa Park has been spoilt for Felix Baumgartner;

"Hey Alex, want to go on the Silver Star?"

"Meh. I've just jumped from space. Idiot!"





Shamelessly stolen from Jon Richardson.
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Re: europa park, Rust

just wanted to say definetly take your kids there...i dont live in ch for a long time but one of the thing that i remember like it was yesterday(even though i was a kid) is europa park
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Re: europa park, Rust

one question.. is europa park has mainly adventurous riders or they have many rides for the kids?
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as i remember you really have a wide spectar of choices,from theme parks,relistic cinemas(with water when you pass a river,or heat when a fire is close),smaller rides,to the big daddy great rolercoaster

you even have some sort of tram that`s passing through the whole park couple meters above ground.at that time was some themes from some countries-like greece,spain,etc

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as i remember you really have a wide spectar of choices,from theme parks,relistic cinemas(with water when you pass a river,or heat when a fire is close),smaller rides,to the big daddy great rolercoaster

you even have some sort of tram that`s passing through the whole park couple meters above ground.at that time was some themes from some countries-like greece,spain,etc
I think they have about 100 attractions in total now. But there are also various "shows" (acrobats etc.). You really need two days to see it all (there is a slight discount for going two days in a row).

You can either go to a hotel directly attached to the park (they let you into the park one hour earlier) or sleep in one of the many bed&breakfast pensions - basically, the whole town of Rust consists of those (and restaurants).

25% of the visitors are from Switzerland these days.
Tagesanzeiger had an interesting story about the park recently:
http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtscha...story/13184873
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Re: europa park, Rust

Is it crowded?
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Wow .... thanks for that.

Is it new?
Troll...

OP - check out the search function in the top right corner - type in Europapark...

@ mods - you may wish to merge... just a suggestion...
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The Blue Flame is pretty awesome.
That would be Blue Fire .

Having just got back from the Florida parks, Europapark is just meh for me now.
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Re: europa park, Rust

Went to EP for the first time on 15th/16th ... very impressed ... highly recommended.

Stayed at the Bell Rock hotel ... very impressed. Food in the Italian Rest. at the Colosseum not so great, but the buffet in the Bell Rock was VERY good.
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Wow .... thanks for that.

Is it new?
Maybe TiMow was asking if the 1000s of pumpkins for Halloween is new...
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Re: europa park, Rust

Does anyone know if there are any special deals for a Family of 2 adults and children for Europa Park?


Normally in UK you get 2 for 1 entrance offers that you cut out from the cereal boxes and was wondering if there are similar hacks for Europa Park?
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Does anyone know if there are any special deals for a Family of 2 adults and children for Europa Park?


Normally in UK you get 2 for 1 entrance offers that you cut out from the cereal boxes and was wondering if there are similar hacks for Europa Park?



Rarely.
I think, sometimes Aldi et.al. sell discounted vouchers.


Usually, in a bundle with a hotel.
Like this one:
https://www.aldi-suisse-tours.ch/de/...-hotel-9167437



https://www.lidl-reisen.de/Deutschla...rk-rust_100361




There's a discount for people older than 60.


Best value is IMO to buy a ticket for two days and stay in one of the nearby b&bs.
You can't really do everything in one day anyway, unless there's virtually nobody around and you hurry through the park like an idiot...
Or you have to skip something.


For what you get, it's actually not that expensive.
You just have to make sure you're there early enough on a slow day (not great weather, no public holiday anywhere in Germany, France or anywhere in Switzerland).
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Re: europa park, Rust

Thanks for that.


The Aldi deal is no longer bookable, otherwise it seemed like a good deal.


It would have been great if this park was part of the Merlin Annual Pass.
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