Sunday, September 19, 2021

Walibi Belgium announces new master plan at EAS

Jean-Christophe Parent, CEO at Walibi Belgium announced during EAS 2017 that the park will invest 100 million euros over the next five years to enhance the current park and open some new zones and attractions. The park aims to become Belgium’s premier theme park for families, including teenagers and young adults.

Planned improvements include:

  • -Aqualibi will add a new kids zone, designed for 3-8yo children.
  • -A new tiki themed area near the back of the park will include a family coaster from Gerstlauer and adventure trail linked to the park’s lake. The area is designed to be “interactive with a lot of surprises.”
  • -A new entrance and entrance plaza will be constructed, allowing guests to choose between Walibi or Aqualibi parks.
  • -An Indian themed area will include a new large themed restaurant and a new interactive dark ride from Alterface.
  • -A new kiddie coaster for the kids zone.
  • -The New Orleans themed area will be re-themed and accented by a carnival themed restaurant. The park’s Western area will receive a new family water ride and steam punk theming.
  • -The centerpiece of the plan will be a 45,000 sq meter addition of an African themed land, featuring new restaurant options and a new mega coaster, scheduled for 2021. It is “expected to be the biggest and fastest in the Benelux region.”

Over the course of the five-year project, over 75% of the park will be transformed, adding four coasters and ten new rides.

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Martin Palicki
Martin Palicki owns and publishes InPark Magazine. Started in 2004, InPark Magazine provides owners and operators the perspective from "in"side the "park." Martin has also written for publications like Sound & Communications, Lighting & Sound America, Attractions Management and others. Martin has been featured in Time Magazine, CNN.com and Folio. Martin lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.

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