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Europa-Park re-opens Pirates in Batvia

Pirates in Batavia re-opened at Europa-Park yesterday (28 July). The highly themed boat ride, which premiered in 1987, enjoyed a successful thity year run until it was destroyed by a fire in May 2018. Now, following significant investment and 24 months of construction it is back, even more beautiful and modern, without losing any of the much-loved scenes and with the route corresponding exactly to the original track.

Roland Mack, owner of Europa-Park and Mack Rides said: “We are very pleased to be able to celebrate this memorable event today. The fire and the loss of the unique attraction had ripped a deep hole in our hearts. All the more beautiful is the fact that the “pirates in Batavia” are back at home in Europa-Park – now even more beautiful, bigger and more exciting.”

In 18 boats, 16 passengers can go on an adventurous journey with Bartholomeus van Robbemond. More than 100 figures with state-of-the-art technology and filigree movements bring to life of an Indonesian colony with countless pirates to the Dutch theme area of Germany’s largest amusement park.

The Indonesian restaurant “Bamboe Baai” is also attracting visitors with exotic dishes and the best view of the lovingly implemented family attraction. “In the middle of the restaurant, artists convince with artistic excellence. Here, cuisine, ride and show merge into an inimitable overall concept that is unparalleled,” said Mack.

 At Magic Cinema 4D, the short film “Awakening to Batavia” runs three times a day and in the ice arena visitors can follow the pirates into the Indonesian jungle.


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