Thursday, June 13, 2024

Nordic Themed Rulantica Waterpark Rises on the Shores of Europa-Park


Europa-Park’s 450,000 square meter resort extension is well underway. An elaborate Nordic theme and 25 water attractions guarantee an unforgettable adventure for the whole family at the Rulatntica waterpark. After an eventful day, the new four-star themed hotel ‘Krønasår’ invites large and small water lovers alike to dream and relax.

The foundation for Rulantica sits on an area equivalent to 63 football pitches. Not far from Europa-Park, Germany’s largest theme park, the Mack family is constructing the 45-hectare wide extension area in the southeast of the municipality of Rust, Germany. The family business will build one of the largest waterparks in Europe, as well as a sixth themed hotel. Together with Rendler Bau GmbH and Wilhelm Füssler Bau GmbH, two well-known family-owned construction companies from the region, the large-scale project will be implemented in several phases, opening at the end of 2019.

In the approximately 32,600 square-meter indoor area, waterpark guests can expect eight exciting Nordic themed areas, open throughout the year. The mystic Trøll Valley is perfectly adapted to the needs of the youngest visitors. A total of 25 attractions – including 17 water slides, Germany’s largest indoor wave pool, a relaxing Mystery River as well as many other highlights – promise hours of water fun. After an exciting and thrilling experience, the spacious rest area offers 1,700 deckchairs for relaxation. Eight individual Cabañas with catering services offer families an exclusive retreat. The 8,000 square-meter outdoor area offers plenty more to discover. In the fast-flowing Wild River, time seems to fly by. In the outdoor swimming pool, children can play and romp in the open while their parents enjoy some well-deserved sunbathing on one of the 500 deckchairs.

Guests can choose from a wide range of dining offerings. In addition to a spacious family restaurant in the style of a boat house, which offers many treasures from expeditions of the Adventure Club of Europe, as well as another self-service restaurant, there is a café which offers all sorts of sweet treats. In the bar, visitors can pamper themselves to their heart’s content. For water fans who do not want to leave the poolside for a soothing drink, the cool pool bars in the indoor and outdoor areas are just the right thing. Furthermore, three shops offer the opportunity to browse a bit, refresh the equipment, or to secure a small Rulantica souvenir.

Especially for families, the resort extension is a perfect addition to the best theme park worldwide. Before and after the refreshing adventure, a convenient shuttle service, which links the water world directly with Europa Park and the Europa-Park Hotels, ensures comfortable arrivals and departures.

Rulantica – the new Water World at Europa-Park is the largest single investment by the Mack family, and one of the most extensive individual investments by a private company in the region. As in the past, the family business implements the large-scale project independently and renounces the use of state subsidies. Europa-Park owner Roland Mack: “The expansion of our overall offer and the realization of this unique water world is an important step towards securing the future of the location. We cannot afford a standstill if the region is to remain attractive to guests who are travelling from further afield. This lighthouse project not only provides a positive impulse for tourism development, but at the same time creates 550 new jobs and increases leisure value for the local community.“

Since 2016, Michael and Thomas Mack, together with their father Roland Mack and their uncle Jürgen Mack, have been part of the management of Europa-Park. As managing directors, they are responsible for implementing the new water world together with their sister and certified architect, Ann-Kathrin Mack.

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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