Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Europa Park Names GCI Wooden Coaster

Rust, Germany — Europa Park has revealed the name of its new wooden coaster: “WODAN -Timburcoaster”. Designed by Great Coasters International, this new high-tech rollercoaster is set to open at the start of the 2012 season on March 31. “WODAN” was the winning name chosen in an online contest. According to the park, “the more than 1,000-metre long and over 40-metre high wooden rollercoaster is the most state-of-the-art rollercoaster of its kind worldwide.” 

Other new attractions for the 2012 season include a new 4D film starring the park’s mascot Euromaus and the Hotel Bell Rock, themed to the New England region of the United States.

Europa Park, located in Rust, is Germany’s largest park with over 100 rides, shows, and attractions.  The park is owned by Mike Rides GmbH. Park   Roland Mack, Mack Rides owner and Europa Park managing director,  was named in November 2011 as Chairman of the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA).
Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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