Yesterday it was announced that plans are in motion to connect Europa Park in Rust, Germany to the village of Diebolsheim in the Alsace region of France. A new cable car system will take guests 6 kilometers not only over the border but also across the River Rhine.
This expansion will also include new parking facilities and accommodation (currently rumored to be an “Eco-Holiday Village”). Could this be the start of a new Walt Disney World style entrance plaza system for the Europa Park Resort? In the future it will hopefully open the doors for further expansion as well as a wider range of transportation options for tourists travelling to the park.
Speculation has already started that we could be seeing high speed rail links to the new facility in France similar to the likes of Europa Park’s biggest rival, Disneyland Paris. One of the most frequent complaints about the park is how difficult it is to get to from outside of Mainland Europe.
Members of the Mack family (Owner’s of Europa Park and manufacturer Mack Rides) discussed the plans with the President of France, Emmanuel Macron at a meeting in Salzberg on Sunday. The head of state was said to be thrilled with the idea and even shared his excitement and support for the project on Twitter ahead of yesterday’s Press Conference.
— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) November 5, 2018
At the same press conference Anne-Marie Descôtes the French Ambassador to Germany announced Michael Mack as a new honorary Consul of France.
Although the project is still in its infancy it has has been stated by many as a monumental step in Franco-German relations.
Keep up to date with all latest developments on the Europa Park Cable Car Project but don’t expect much more to be announced before the park opens it’s brand new, Scandanavian themed water park RULANTICA in 2019.