Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Ride the New Eurosat - CanCan Coaster at Europa Park

© Europa Park
Germany's Europa Park recently held the grand opening for their all new Eurosat - CanCan Coaster, a total refurbishment and retheme of their former Eurosat coaster.

The ride takes place inside the park's giant metal sphere, and while similar to the old coaster is actually a brand new ride.  The park has totally replaced the coaster's track and infrastructure, creating a totally new experience.  The result is a dark ride/roller coaster combination that takes visitors on a swirling journey through 19th century Paris.

© Europa Park
As one would expect in a theme park that shares the owners of Mack Rides, the manufacturer created the CanCan Coaster's hardware.  The original Eurosat opened in 1989 and remained relatively the same until closing last year.

The new version of the ride fits in perfectly to the park's Paris themed area, with guests entering the Moulin Rouge theater and moving through a very elaborately themed queue.  Europa Park is known for not skimping on theming their attractions, and the CanCan Coaster is no exception to that rule.  The queue has both indoor and outdoor sections and is surprisingly long, moving through many room, corridors and even up and down to different levels.  Here's an example of one of the areas:

© Europa Park
As for the ride itself, the coaster still starts with a spiral lift that has a maximum height of around 84 feet.  The park has managed to squeeze just over 3,000 feet of track inside the giant sphere, and there are plenty of Parisian themed interactions with the coaster along the way.

The video below walks through the queue, which really is quite stunning, and then also gives a ride on Eurosat - CanCan Coaster as well.