Movie Park Germany has lifted the curtain on its new Hollywood-themed roller coaster, Movie Park Studio Tour, to help ring in the park’s 25th anniversary.
The ride soft-opened to guests on June 23, 2021, and is expected to go into regular operation on July 5.
“It all started in 1996 with the slogan ‘Hollywood in Germany’ — now the world of movies is even closer than before! We are thrilled to present our new attraction blockbuster to our visitors,” said Thorsten Backhaus, general manager. “We cannot wait to take parents and kids even deeper into the world of movies with the ‘Movie Park Studio tour’ and are looking forward to our guests’ feedback.”
On the Multi-Dimension Coaster built by Intamin, riders will be immersed in a total of 12 different movie scenes and sets as they see the production processes of a Hollywood movie. Two launch elements going forward and backward, as well as a 360-degree turntable provide a unique experience with multimedia elements. Numerous media content and sound have been incorporated into the new attraction, as well as wind, smell, animations and physical effects — all coming together to create a mixture of a family coaster and a dark ride.
“The Movie Park Studios open their doors, and an idea now becomes reality,” said Manuel Prossotowicz, creative project manager and director of brand development. “We are incredibly proud of the final result and would like to take this opportunity to thank our great team and all partners who worked with us to bring the biggest script in park history to life.”
It took the team behind the coaster one and a half years of conception and just over half a year of construction to bring it to life. In approximately 4,500 working hours, around 100 cubic meters (3,531 cubic feet) of wood, 1,200 cubic meters (42,377 cubic feet) of concrete, 80 tons of sectional steel, 70 tons of reinforcing steel and 1,800 square meters (19,375 square feet) of trapezoidal sheet metal were installed. Since November of last year, 532 meters (1,745 feet) of rails were laid down for the new attraction.
“The world of Hollywood is incredibly diverse and appeals to a wide audience. That is why we have integrated different film genres and topics into the ride. From action flicks to disaster films to entertaining behind-the-scenes looks at a movie production, everything is included. At the same time, family-friendly characters accompany visitors through the individual scenes and contribute to the storyline,” said Prossotowicz. “With the 25th Movie Park anniversary, we are reaching a significant milestone in our park history. Hence, it is even more important for us to create an immersive overall experience for all generations with the new attraction and to strengthen our identity as a movie park. In the future, the world of Hollywood and movies will continue to be the central theme of our park.”
To learn more about Movie Park Germany, visit MovieParkGermany.de.