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Massive Fire at Europa Park

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https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/breaking-europark-fire-massive-blaze-12602519

According to the Facebook page Cupcakes and Coasters, Michael Mack has confirmed that there are no injuries, but the Pirates attraction and the Norway section have been completely destroyed.

https://www.facebook.com/cupcakesandcoasters/posts/2166298656935981

 

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2 hours ago, Oldiesmann said:

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/breaking-europark-fire-massive-blaze-12602519

According to the Facebook page Cupcakes and Coasters, Michael Mack has confirmed that there are no injuries, but the Pirates attraction and the Norway section have been completely destroyed.

https://www.facebook.com/cupcakesandcoasters/posts/2166298656935981

 

Looks like 12 attractions were destroyed, assuming Mack’s definition of totally destroyed means shops and rides

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Holy poo. It's great news no one was hurt, but from the pictures I am seeing, this is gonna be very, very expensive to fix/replace. Not to mention all the money they might lose due to needing to close for repairs, and the lost revenue from guests who may not visit now because they were interested in the section of the park that was destroyed. It also looks like Blue Fire and Wodan Timbur Coaster were not far from the fire, hopefully neither of those were damaged because if the park is gonna recover, it will need the drawing power to attract guests those rides provide (and hopefully you can still access those rides, as their entrances may have been in the affected area). They are also gonna need to rebuild/replace a lot of destroyed attractions, which is not gonna be cheap at all.

As Terp once said: Fire is the great enemy of all amusement parks.

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Update: Europa park plans to rebuild destroyed section of park. A few of the rides/attractions in the area have re-opened, though some of them have fences up around parts of them to block the fire-damaged section from view. According to their Twitter, Europa Park will replace the Pirate ride with another dark ride.

Thankfully, Europa Park clearly is making lots of money, so this fire is just a setback for them and they will be able to make repairs and stay open. Some smaller parks with less money might have been forced out of business, like Idora Park was in 1984. In fact, I'd imagine Europa will be able to possibly profit eventually with guests coming to see whatever dark ride replaces the destroyed Pirate ride.

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