Following a successful year, Europa-Park owner, Roland Mack, said: “We are very happy to receive this internationally outstanding recognition from the industry. This is a great confirmation of the high quality and attractiveness of the Europa-Park Resort and, at the same time, an incentive to keep offering new experiences to our visitors.”
Europa-Park and Rulantica received several awards at the IAAPA Expo Europe in London, the largest and most important trade fair for the leisure industry on the continent. In addition, Park World Magazine chose Germany’s largest theme park as ‘Best Large Park’ at the ‘Park World Excellence Awards’. The expert jury from the trade magazine awards the best operators, suppliers, manufacturers, and entertainment specialists from all over Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
At the ‘European Star Awards’, the magazine Kirmes & Park Revue also named Europa-Park as ‘Best Major Theme Park’ and the Voletarium as ‘Europe’s Best Dark Ride’. Rulantica received second place in the category ‘Europe’s Best Water Parks’. The newly-opened round trip ride ‘Tønnevirvel’ in the outdoor area of the water world made it into the top 10 in the category ‘Europe’s Best New Rides 2022’. The ‘European Star Award’ was presented for the 11th time, and is considered Europe’s most important prize for the best leisure and water parks on the continent. Awards were given to the best theme parks and water parks, innovations and the most spectacular attractions and rollercoasters.
Also recognised were the wooden rollercoaster ‘WODAN – Timburcoaster’ (4th place in the category ‘Europe’s Best Wooden Coasters’), the family attraction ‘ARTHUR’ (4th place in the category ‘Europe’s Best Family Rides’), the attraction ‘Pirates in Batavia’ (7th place in the category ‘Europe’s Best Dark Rides’) and the water rollercoaster ‘Poseidon’ (5th place in the category ‘Europe’s Best Water Rides’).