A roller coaster classic in the Europa-Park is facing a major reconstruction. Opened in 1989, the dark roller coaster "Eurosat" will be extensively renovated for 2018. A new course, new tracks and virtual reality experience are planned.
"Eurosat" has been offering visitors to Europa-Park a ride through the vast expanse of space for 28 years. The roller coaster, whose ride within the striking silver ball in the Europa-Park takes place, will be extensively renewed for the 2018 season. This was announced by the Europa-Park at the summer meeting of the official fan club EPFans.info .
The biggest innovation is a new course with new tracks. However, the current layout, which is about 900 meters long as well as 25 meters high, is not to be changed significantly. "Eurosat" will also feature a virtual reality experience in its new version . For this purpose, a separate, second station will be built. This will further expand the range of VR attractions in the park.
Europa Park's new wooden coaster had been living under the working name of Mythos, but its official name has recently been announced. The park recently debuted its official name asWodan: Timbur Coaster according to Theme Park Tourist andAirTimers.
The name Wodan refers to to the German word for the Norse god Odin. Odin was one of the major gods of Norse mythology which was practiced by the vikings. As it sounds, the phrase "Timbur Coaster" refers to the fact that the coaster will be made of wood--the word "Timbur" is based off of the Icelandic word for lumber.
As previously announced the ride will be set in an Icelandic based area. With the phrase, “Ein Mythos Erwacht,” or "A Myth Awakens" in English being used, one can assume that the themeing will have to do with mythology. Taking a look at the pictures, one can see what the park is calling “Mimir,” the fountain of wisdom, as well as the queue line going past “Nidhogg,” the envy dragon.
Wodan is going to be a GCI wooden coaster standing around 115 ft tall. This is breaking the mold for Europa Park since most of the park's coasters are built by Mack, who holds part ownership of the park.
Europa Park recently released some titillating images of the themeing for their future, currently unnamed roller coaster for 2012. COASTER-net previously reported the announcement in June.
As Germany’s largest theme park, and the second most popular theme part destination in Europe, Europa Park has high standards to meet for their eleventh roller coaster. Luckily for its fans, it doesn’t seem like it will be disappointing them anytime soon.
Their latest roller coaster is a Great Coasters International wooden creation that will rise 35 meters (115 feet) over its 1,050 meter (3,444 foot) track, coiled tightly in just 1.5 acres. The ride is expected to soar at just about 100 kilometers per hour (62 miles per hour) through its Scandinavian habitat.
According to the pictures, the park seems to be sticking consistently to the ride’s themed home – reportedly going into an Iceland-based area. The entrance, queue line, and station look to be the main focus of the themeing. In one of the pictures of the station, it even appears the ride will feature a station fly-through.
With the phrase, “Ein Mythos Erwacht,” or "A Myth Awakens" in English being used, one can assume that the themeing will have to do with mythology. Taking a look at the pictures, one can see what the park is calling “Mimir,” the fountain of wisdom, as well as the queue line going past “Nidhogg,” the envy dragon.
Just based off of the concept art, the coaster looks to be beautifully themed. Hopefully Europa Park will release more details soon.