Movie Park Germany

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Movie Park Germany
Logo
Slogan Wow! I'm in the movies!
Location Bottrop, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Coordinates 51°37′12″N 6°58′21″E / 51.62000°N 6.97250°E / 51.62000; 6.97250Coordinates: 51°37′12″N 6°58′21″E / 51.62000°N 6.97250°E / 51.62000; 6.97250
Opened June 7, 1996 (1996-06-07)
(2005 (2005) as Movie Park Germany)
Previous names Warner Bros. Movie World Germany (1996 to 2004), Bavaria Filmpark Bottrop (1992 to 1993), Neue Traumland (1986 to 1991), Traumlandpark (1977 to 1985), Kirchhellener Märchenwald (1967 to 1976)
Rides
Total 43
Roller coasters 5
Water rides 6
Website www.movieparkgermany.com
Hollywood Filmmuseum

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".

History[edit]

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.[1]

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.

Attractions[edit]

The park is divided up into 6 areas each with their own collection of attractions.[2]

Hollywood Street Set[edit]

  • Bermuda Triangle: Alien Encounter – an Intamin spillwater. It is a replica of the previously operated Sea World ride in Australia.
  • Ice Age 4D - A 4D cinema based on the movie Ice Age 3.
  • The Lost Temple (summer 2014) - a simworx "immersive tunnel". (replaces the long closed Movie Magic)

Streets of New York[edit]

Nickland[edit]

The Old West[edit]

Santa Monica Pier[edit]

  • Crazy Surfer - a Zamperla Disk-O Coaster
  • Hollywood Filmmuseum
  • Pier Patrol - a Zierer Wild Water Rondell
  • Pier Side Carousel - a Zierer Wave Swinger
  • Rescue 112 - a Zamperla Fire Brigade
  • Santa Monica Wheel - a SBF Ferris Wheel
  • Stormy Cruise - a Zamperla Rockin' Tug

Mystery River and Ice Age[edit]

Shows[edit]

Movie Park Germany features many live shows as well as a 4-D movie.[4]

  • Character Show - a live show featuring the Nickelodeon characters
  • Crazy Cops - a live action stunt show
  • Movie Switch
  • Ice Age 4-D
  • Wild West Showdown - a live show
  • Shadows of Darkness - The Van Helsing Show


Halloween Horror Fest[edit]

The Halloween Horror Fest is an annual event around Halloween time. It features over 250 scare actors and extra attractions like mazes and scarezones.

Current mazes (2013)

  • Deathpital Reloaded (16+)
  • Baboo Twister Club (12+)
  • Circus of Freaks (16+)
  • Infected (Former: The Walking Dead, based on the TV show The Walking Dead, 16+)
  • The Forgtotten (16+)

Former mazes (1999-2013)

  • Noxam Nocere
  • City Of The Damned
  • Deathpital
  • Panic Zone
  • Paranormal Activity 2 (based on the 2010 motion picture)
  • Bermuda Dreieck (water ride with live scare actors. The attraction, now known as 'Bermuda ATriangle: Alen Encounter', operates the whole season, but without scare actors)

During the HHF the Nickland theme area is a 'Monsterfreie Zone' (engl. 'monster free area') where children can stay at the park without being scared of the scare actors.


References[edit]

  1. ^ O'Brien, Tim (18 October 1999). "Premier Purchases WB's European Parks Division". Amusement Business: 1, 32. 
  2. ^ "Attractions". Movie Park Germany. Retrieved 14 July 2010. 
  3. ^ a b O'Brien, Tim (May 17, 1999). "New Family Rides Add Plenty Of Capacity". Amusement Business 111 (20): 20. 
  4. ^ "Shows & Entertainment". Movie Park Germany. Retrieved 14 July 2010. 

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