“We are currently dealing with all the factors involved in the opening.” This sentence should make the hearts of many Europapark fans go faster. In contact with health authorities, Europapark “focuses on a responsible opening strategy,” also meaning “a pilot project with an advanced hygiene concept,” says Europapark spokesperson Dieter Borer when asked by Blick. This process continues. “
The popular theme park in Rust (D) remains closed. The current information on the Europapark website states: “Due to current decisions of the federal and state governments, Europa-Park, Wasserwelt Rulantica, Europa-Park Hotels and Camp Resort (…) will remain closed until further notice. The current decision does not state. On the opening of the door for reservation before Monday, May 17, 2021 ».
How realistic is the opening soon?
However: the date before the long weekend of Pentecost. “We can’t wait to see you with us and we are very well prepared to be able to open again,” goes on on the homepage.
Boerer’s spokesman softened expectations. Personally, it is considered that the probability that Swiss citizens will be able to visit Europa Park on Whitsun is very low today. But: “If that could be the case, then we’re really happy.”
Mouthguard is mandatory from the age of 6 years
There is a comprehensive concept of hygiene, and many procedures ensure that the risks of infection are minimized and the stay is safe. “Europa-Park demonstrated last year that it is possible to operate the park, subject to thorough hygiene rules. More than two million visitors were in the park in 2020 without accidents or problems,” Borer stresses.
Amusement park operators are currently working to discuss details of the rapid reopening – including potential scientific support for the pilot project by the University of Freiburg – with the Social Affairs Ministry in Baden-Württemberg.
One thing is really clear: It is essential to wear a face mask in all enclosed and covered rooms as well as in the outdoor facility areas which are arranged separately, according to the theme park’s website. This applies to adults and children from 6 years old.
It will be important for the number of new coronavirus infections to decrease. “We are aware of the high level of responsibility in this situation, but we see the opening perspective with great confidence,” says Borer.