Last updated on October 12th, 2021 at 04:01 pm
Europa Park is one of the most famous amusement parks in Europe and an excellent destination for your next vacation, be it between friends or family.
I visited Europa Park for a day and loved my day there. However, one day in the Park can sound a little short, but it is doable! That’s why I created this one day Europa Park guide for people to spend a great day trip to Europapark.
How To Spend One Day At Europa Park: A Guide
Table Of Contents
- 1 How To Spend One Day At Europa Park: A Guide
- 18.104.22.168 IS EUROPA PARK WORTH VISITING?
- 22.214.171.124 HOW TO GO TO EUROPA PARK?
- 126.96.36.199 IS ONE DAY ENOUGH for EUROPA PARK?
- 188.8.131.52 WHERE TO BUY TICKETS FOR EUROPA PARK?
- 184.108.40.206 WHERE TO STAY AT EUROPA PARK?
- 220.127.116.11 TIPS TO VISIT EUROPA PARK
- 18.104.22.168 BEST EUROPA PARK RIDES FOR THRILL SEEKERS YOU NEED TO DO ADD TO YOUR BUCKET LIST:
- 22.214.171.124 WHAT TO PACK TO VISIT EUROPA PARK
- 126.96.36.199 FINAL THOUGHTS ON ONE DAY AT EUROPA PARK
Please note that as of August 2021, to visit Europa Park, Rust, Germany, you need to either present proof of vaccination or a negative test from less than 48h.
Amusement parks are always an exciting outing, be it for kids or adults; it’s always super fun to look forward to all the rides you’ll do and all the yummy snacks you’ll eat there!
Europe has quite a few amusement parks and as I mentioned above Europa park is one of the most famous ones; I mean it even earned the title of “Best amusement park in the world” for the 7 years in a row, that’s telling.
IS EUROPA PARK WORTH VISITING?
Yes, yes and yes.
I could not recommend Europa Park enough for anyone who loves amusement parks and suitable decors and travel!
The Park is divided into eight areas which are themed around popular European Destinations and all fantastically decorated. They also each offer foods and dishes from the countries they are representative for a great immersion. It’s like visiting a dozen of countries all on the same day!
Also, the rides are great!
HOW TO GO TO EUROPA PARK?
There are several ways to reach Europa Park.
If you have a car you can quickly drive to the Park wherever you’re coming from (France, Germany, Belgium…) there is parking there ( ~7€ per vehicle for the day).
If you arrive by train at Ringsheim Station, you can take bus number 7731 with several stops all around Rustlantica and Europa Park and the hotels. You can buy the ticket directly on board for 2€50.
IS ONE DAY ENOUGH for EUROPA PARK?
Alright, let’s tackle a question that everyone is wondering is one day at Europa Park enough?
I mean, it’s a giant amusement park, so I was wondering the same too.
The answer is yes; you can do Europa Park in one day. However, it would help if you did some planning to make sure your day met your expectations. And ultimately, this is going to depend entirely on you.
But from my experience, it is doable.
WHERE TO BUY TICKETS FOR EUROPA PARK?
You can get your ticket directly at the Park, but it’s best to get your entrance ticket ahead of time o like most attractions and famous places online. You can easily buy them here at Europa Park websites.
The prices of the tickets change, depending on the period you are visiting, so the cost of the tickets varies from 50€ to 60€ for adults.
The price for kids under
EUROPA PARK OPENING AND CLOSING HOURS
Mon-Sun: from 9 am to min 6 pm
You can see on the day of your visit the actual closing time of the Park. It closed at 7 pm.
WHERE TO STAY AT EUROPA PARK?
While we only visited the Park for one day, we arrived a day early and spent the night at “Hotel Mythos”, an excellent accommodation located only 15min by foot from the Park so you can get there as soon as it opens! The hotel also offers a lovely breakfast buffet.
We paid 115€ a night during the full peak season, as we were on a budget, this was the best option for us. I would have loved to stay at one of the themed hotels in the Park, but sadly that would have been way too pricey.
TIPS TO VISIT EUROPA PARK
– Make sure to buy your tickets online; for both the Park and the parking if needed.
– Download the Europa Park app to use the virtual line to save you some time from queueing – you can add everyone tickets on one mobile phone so that you can queue everyone at the same time
– Make yourself a bucket list of all the rides you want to do.
– The parks open at 9 am; however, you can enter a small portion of the Park beforehand and access the Italy area, where you wait until 9 am to have full access.
BEST EUROPA PARK RIDES FOR THRILL SEEKERS YOU NEED TO DO ADD TO YOUR BUCKET LIST:
- Silver Star
- Euro Mir
- Blue Fire MegaCoaster
Sadly it was a bit rainy and windy on the day of our visit. Therefore, we didn’t do any water rides as we had to take the train back to Colmar and neither of us fancied catching a cold, but some of them looked cool.
We did Silver Star first as it is very close to the entrance, and the queue built up pretty fast there – I mean, everyone was running to get into the line as soon as the Park opened.
WHAT TO PACK TO VISIT EUROPA PARK
When you visit Europa Park, here are a few things you might want to pack with you to have a successful day, depending on the weather.
- Good walking shoes
- Power bank.charger – you might use your phone a lot with the apps and/ or taking photos so it’s a must.
- Lightweight backpac – you’ll walk a lot through the day
- Extra batteries if you use a camera
Make sure to check out the weather to dress accordingly when you’re planning what to wear at Europa Park.
Covid-19 packing essentials:
- Proof of vaccination or neg PCR test
- Hand sanitizer
FINAL THOUGHTS ON ONE DAY AT EUROPA PARK
I honestly loved my day trip to Europa Park; I don’t regret it at all. I guess we were pretty lucky as we didn’t have to queue that much and managed to do all the rides on our bucket list, and we made good use of the Europa Park application to avoid queueing as much as possible.
This app made our day trip to Europa Park way easier to optimise our time (don’t skip on it!) in the Park as one day goes by quickly. And it’s also pretty long, so you’ll get tired if you spend all your day queuing on the rides.
It is possible to do Europa Park in one day. But if you have the possibility, I’d recommend sleeping somewhere close to the Park and not do too much transportation in the morning or get a shuttle, so you avoid any extra fatigue.
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