Saturday, February 24, 2024

Europa-Park’s Iconic Eurosat Coaster Gets New Theme in Partnership with Paris’ Legendary Moulin Rouge


In partnership with the Moulin Rouge, which had never worked with a theme park before, Europa-Park‘s Eurosat coaster will reopen as Eurosat – CanCan Coaster. As they have much in common in creating unique entertainment experiences, Moulin Rouge and Europa-Park decided to work together on redesigning the 45 meter high roller coaster. Signing took place in Paris at the Moulin Rouge between Jean-Jacques Clerico, chairman of the Moulin Rouge and Michael Mack, managing Partner of Europa-Park.

Right now, the Eurosat roller coaster, the main attraction of the French themed area at Europa Park, is being rebuilt to give it a new look that will showcase 19th Century Paris – with reopening scheduled for Summer 2018. On the facade overlooking the roller coaster entrance, visitors will admire an accurate reproduction of the Moulin Rouge at the Belle Epoque time. Inside, they will discover a well-decorated space full of references to the Moulin Rouge and Parisian symbols, before boarding in the cars of the “Eurosat – CanCan, Coaster” to live an experience in the dark at the heart of the City of Lights.

Driven by the same desire for innovation and creation, these two family-owned companies from two neighboring countries found each other to be the perfect match.

With more than 5.6 millions visitors every year, Europa-Park is well known worldwide for its realistic settings and its attention to details. The park, located in Rust, Germany in the “3 borders country” (Germany, France and Switzerland), opened in 1975 on the initiative of the Mack family, founder of Mack Rides in 1780. Since then, the park has grown to 15 theme areas, more than 100 attractions and shows including 13 roller coasters, 300 artists and some 20 stages.

With more than 600.000 spectators every year, the Moulin Rouge is also well known worldwide. Since 1889, the Moulin Rouge has been the place where emotions, surprises and the bustle of Parisian night life are born, lived, invented and shared. A cabaret and popular dance hall at its opening during the Belle Epoque, an iconic music hall during the golden twenties, a cinema and theater, the Moulin Rouge has always succeeded in adapting to new trends of entertainment.

Today, the Moulin Rouge and its 80 artists present the spectacular Féerie show: two hours of entertainment combining dance scenes, attractions and surprises, including the iconic French Cancan, the most famous dance of the Moulin Rouge Every evening, it is performed on stage with 1000 costumes full of feathers, rhinestones and sequins, amazing performances, sumptuous settings and original music.

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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