The season of ghosts and witches doesn’t stop for Germany’s largest theme park: from 23rd September 2017 to 5th November 2017, Europa-Park transforms into a mysterious autumnal landscape, in which eerie figures and demonic nightmares drift throughout. The attractions, the parade, and the show program are all adopting to the spooky season, like the gastronomy and the park’s five themed hotels. In the new horror nights ‒ Traumatica (from 20th September to the 4th November), evil takes power and escorts fearless visitors into a world after the Apocalypse.
Spooky Fun for the whole Family
For fans of the scary time of the year young and old, Halloween at the world‘s best theme park has been an unmissable event for over 15 years: 180,000 pumpkins of all shapes and sizes colour Europa-Park in a rich shade of orange. In addition, 15,000 chrysanthemums, 6,000 maize plants, and 3,000 straw bales surrounded by thick spider webs and rattling skeletons create a wonderfully spooky atmosphere.
Besides the unique decoration and careful detail, a large number of highlights promise fun and variety at Europe's most popular theme park: The cheeky pumpkin grimace of the indoor rollercoaster, Eurosat, greets visitors from a distance and invites them to board a speedy ride in the on the Pumpkin Coaster. The little ones can look forward to the Halloween Village in the French themed area with some ghoulish face painting. A new Coastialty experience by MackMedia in cooperation with the holiday region Engadin/Scuol (Canton of Grisons) is awaiting all visitors on Alpenexpress Enzian from the end of September. Schellen-Ursli will take guests on a wild ride through a lovingly designed winter landscape. In addition, during the daily Halloween Parade, countless witches, ghost pirates, a giant spider, and many other creepy creatures move through Europa-Park. A taste of the new horror nights ‒ Traumatica is provided by the Mine of Hephaestus in the Greek themed area, where live performers will chase and vault over the backs of the visitors over 12 years old – also during daytime. In England, terrors at the Jack Water Course teach even the most courageous visitors to fear. The coffee cups in the Dutch theme area are transformed into ‘Griezelkopjes’ and the Feria Swing in Spain offers a whole new ride experience - going backwards. Numerous pumpkin dwarfs can be discovered by guests of all ages together in Grimm's Fairy Tale Forest. In addition, all sorts of natural works of art are waiting for the whole family: this Autumn, funny figures and motifs made of pumpkins on the theme of sustainability are to be seen all over in the Historic Balthasar Castle Garden. If you keep your eyes open, you'll find lynxes, bees, spiders, and snails.
SPOOK ME! The Europa-Park Musical
Another extraordinary treat is also provided again in the form of SPOOK ME! The Europa-Park Musical which will be shown for the last time for the moment. A touching story of love, courage, and freedom. In the Haunted Castle, friendly ghosts are passionate about scaring human visitors. It is the kingdom of the Ghost King Borbar, who uses his impressive powers for good deeds. One day his life is threatened! Thanks to a human girl, Lilly, who falls in love with Borbar's son Tao, he is saved by the power of love at the last moment. The Prince experiences a miraculous transformation. Among the cast once again are the well-known musical actor Nicolas Boris Christahl as Tao, and Ornella De Santis as Lilly. In addition, stunning costumes, captivating melodies, and an exciting production design makes every performance a truly unique experience.
Guests who want to experience even more can also dine on exquisite cuisine at the evening event SPOOK ME! The Musical Ghost Banquet, which takes place every Saturday from 23rd September to 28th October.
Horror nights ‒ Traumatica
Evil has taken power in a post-apocalyptic world. Humans no longer walk the surface of the earth. New, unknown creatures rule and spread fear and terror in horror nights ‒ Traumatica. In the new horror event of Europa-Park, five rival groups fight for control - and visitors find themselves right in the middle of it all. Fearless guests can plunge themselves into horror nights ‒ Traumatica from 20th September to 4th November 2017, open Fridays and Saturdays as well as 1st, 2nd, 15th, and 22nd October and from 25th October to 4th November 2017 daily (excluding 02nd November). Tickets for Saturdays and for the period of 25th October to 4th November are only available by advance booking. All entry fees are available at www.traumatica.com. Doors from 6.45pm, show at 7.30pm.
On 31st October, the nightmares, witches and vampires, emerge and dance together when the annual SWR3 Halloween Party takes place at Europa-Park. From 8pm to 2am various SWR3 DJs provide an unmatched party atmosphere. In addition, selected rides on this day are open longer exclusively for party visitors.