Europa-Park, Germany’s largest theme park, has reopened its Scandinavian themed area. The much-loved Scandinavian part of the resort features an idyllic village with colourful wooden houses.

Since it opened in 1992, the Nordic peninsula element at Europa-Park has fascinated visitors to the theme park, with its unique architecture and authentic Scandinavian food on offer in the area’s themed eateries.

In May 2018, a fire destroyed several parts of the area, along with the adjacent Pirates in Batavia ride.

The rebuilt land promises to provide a more authentic experience than ever to guests, with a Fjord Restaurant, a Fiskehuset fish counter, an Is Huset ice cream parlour, alongside games, shops and photo opportunities.

This autumn, a dark ride known as Snorri Touren is due to open in the Scandinavian land. Developed by Dutch attraction designers, Jora Vision, the attraction is centred on a ‘naughty octopus,’ which explores the island of Rulantica, the setting of Europa-Park’s upcoming indoor waterpark.

Europa-Park’s Roland Park spoke about the reopening of the Nordic themed area.

“Scandinavia was and still is at home in the heart of Europa-Park, with many unique memories. It has been a great desire for us to rebuild this unique place as soon as possible.

“For more than 350,000 hours, at times more than 100 construction workers were busy day and night making the impossible possible. Despite many other construction projects, today, after just 13 months of construction, to be able to celebrate this memorable event means a lot to us,” Muck added.

The rebuilt pirates ride is due to open in 2020, featuring 125 animated characters and the latest in animatronic technology.

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