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Heide Park Resort

 

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The Heide Park Resort (German: Heide-Park Resort) is a theme park in SoltauLower SaxonyGermany. With an overall area of over 850,000 m² (210 acres), it is one of the biggest German amusement parks and the biggest in Northern Germany. The theme park is part of the British-based Merlin Entertainments. The current manager of the park is Hannes W. Mairinger.

 

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Movie Park Germany

The Movie Park Germany is a theme park with real movie studios in Bottrop-Kirchhellen. It consists of 6 areas based on the topic “fascination film”.

The park was opened in June 1996 as “Warner Bros. Movie World Germany” on the former location of the “Traumlandpark” amusement park, which had already replaced an earlier attraction called “Märchenwald”. During the time from 1992 to 1993, a short lived theme park called “Bavaria Filmpark” existed in this location as well. The laying of the cornerstone was in May 1994.

At the end of 1999, Warner Bros. sold the park to Premier Parks (now Six Flags). Premier Parks continued to license the Warner Bros. Movie World name. 

In 2004, the park was acquired by StarParks, a sub-group of Palamon Capital. This led to the name of the park being changed into “Movie Park Germany” in 2005, with the Warner Bros. theming removed from the park and replaced by newer themes from 20th Century Fox, MGM, and Nickelodeon.

In 2010, Parques Reunidos bought the park from Palamon Capital. No changes to the park’s name or theming occurred.

 

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Phantasialand

Phantasialand is an amusement park in Brühl, North Rhine-WestphaliaGermany that attracts approximately 1,75 million visitors annually. The park was opened in 1967 by Richard Schmidt and Gottlieb Löffelhardt. Although starting as a family-oriented park, Phantasialand has also added thrill rides, especially during recent years. Furthermore, following the example of Europa-Park, they have decided to attract business customers beside the regular ones, calling it “Business der neuen Dimension” (“business of a new dimension”). 

Among the park’s thrill rides is a themed Mine Train roller coaster called Colorado Adventure, which runs among some mountains in the park’s Wild West section and was opened by Michael Jackson.

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Europa-Park

Europapark-PoseidonEuropa-Park is the biggest theme park in Germany and  2nd most popular theme park in Europe. Having more than 4.5 million visitors in 2011, it’s the most popular seasonal theme park in the world and as i stated above 2nd most visited theme park in Europe after Disneyland Paris. Europa-Park is located in Rust, in the south-west of Germany between Freiburg and Strasbourg, France. It is usually open from just before Easter until the beginning of November (summer season) and from the end of November to the second week in January (winter season).

The park contains sixteen different areas, mostly named after European countries or regions. The park mascot is a grey mouse named “Euromaus” although there are lots of other characters  that reside at the park.