Rulantica is rising slowly and majestically and the first signs of the new water world at Europa-Park come to light. On the doorstep of the world’s best theme park, construction work is in full swing. By the end of 2019, the gigantic 450,000 square meter large project site resort extension will shine in all its glory for fans of wet and wild adventures. In addition to Europe’s most popular theme park, a sensational new water adventure world is soon to be waiting for visitors all year round. An elaborate Nordic theme and 25 exciting water attractions guarantee an unforgettable adventure for the whole family. After an eventful day, the new 4* superior themed hotel ‘Krønasår’ invites large and small water lovers alike to dream and relax.
Rulantica – the new Water World at Europa-Park
The foundation stone for Rulantica – the new water world at Europa-Park is laid on an area of 63 football pitches. Not far from Germany's largest theme park, the owner family Mack sets an example and announces that on the 45-hectare wide extension area in the southeast of the municipality of Rust, they will make another dream come true. The family business will build one of the largest water worlds 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 ground-breaking large-scale project will be implemented in several phases. It still requires a little bit of imagination to visualize the legendary water world, but visitors can already look forward to the opening at the end of 2019.
An experience inside and out
In the approximately 32,600 square-meter indoor area, water enthusiasts 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 – amongst those 17 spectacular water slides, Germany’s largest indoor wave pool, a relaxing Mystery River as well as many other highlights - promise real 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. But not only in the 20-meter-high, shell-shaped hall, but also in the 8.000 square-meter outdoor area, there is plenty to discover. In the fast-flowing Wild River time seems to fly by. Furthermore, 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.
If after all the water attractions visitors feel like having a culinary time out in this world of experience, they can choose from a wide range of catering 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. Likewise, 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.
Diverse added value
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.