Monday, June 23, 2014

Arthur Themed Dark Ride/Coaster Opens at Europa Park

I have absolutely no idea what is going on during Europa Park's latest ride, but I still think it looks like fun!  Pretending to be small must also be "in" right now, as Arthur - In The Minimoys Kingdom shrinks down riders to the size of the teeny little characters, much like we saw yesterday on Ratatouille.

The combination roller coaster and dark ride features a brand new ride system designed by Mack, who also owns Europa Park.  The ride system features cars that hang below the track, each seating four riders with their feet dangling.  The trains are powered throughout the ride, but also utilize more traditional roller coaster sections in certain spots.  The cars are also able to be turned to face certain scenes, almost like an inverted omnimover of sorts.

While I'm not familiar with the Arthur film series, visitors to Europa Park are, so the giant bees, rats, spiders, and other characters probably make a lot more sense.  But just taking in the high level of theming that the attractions features is enough for me, honestly.  Europa Park's list of must-see attractions keeps growing, including 2012's Wodan Timbur Coaster, designed by Great Coasters International, and Blue Fire.