Head over heels into the new season: Miss World 2005 from Iceland among the first to ride the “Blue Fire Megacoaster”
Europa Park Press Release:
More than 300 journalists witnessed the launch of Europa-Park´s new thrill ride “Blue Fire Megacoster”, which was celebrated on 1 April 2009 in the new themed area Iceland in Germany´s biggest theme park. Miss World 2005, Unnur Birna Vilhjalmsdottir, and the Icelandic ambassador Olafur Davidsson were among the first passengers to ride the spectacular new rollercoaster. They were joined by the Mack family, owners of Europa-Park, and a number of German and international celebrities, such as Olympic champion Heike Drechsler and boxing world champion Regina Halmich.
With the opening of the Icelandic themed area, Europa-Park now features 13 European themed areas on a total area of 85 hectares. When arriving in Iceland, the guests of this year´s annual press conference listened to the Icelandic soprano singer Gudrun Ingimars before they were welcomed by the Icelandic ambassador Olafur Davidsson. And of course, also a flock of sheep joined the event in order to inaugurate the Icelandic themed area in proper style. Then, finally the “Blue Fire Megacoaster” went on his first expedition through Iceland with its popular passengers. Miss World 2005, Unnur Birna Vilhjalmsdottir, even flew in from Iceland in order to be among the first ones to experience the thrilling ride with catapult start, loop, heart-line roll and other head-over-heels elements. She was joined by Miss Germany 2009 Doris Schmidts, ambassador Olafur Davidsson, boxing world champion Regina Halmich, Olympic champion Heike Drechsler, singer Marc Terenzi, former football player Murat Yakin and many more daring passengers. After the ride the guests gathered in the Icelandic themed area, which is characterised by the typical rugged landscape and an idyllic fishermen´s village with coloured houses.
With over 4 million visitors, Europa-Park in Rust/Germany not only is the biggest theme park in Germany, but also among the world´s leading theme parks. 13 European themed areas with more than 100 attractions and international shows can be discovered by the whole family. Apart from the new Icelandic themed area, the guests can discover the typical architecture, vegetation and culture of Germany, France, Switzerland, Greece, Russia, Holland, Scandinavia, Portugal, Spain, Austria, England and Italy.
Europa-Park is open from 4 April until 1 November, daily from 9 am to 6 pm (longer opening hours during peak season). During the winter season the park is open from 28 November 2009 until 10 January 2010 (except 24/25 December), daily from 11 am to 7 pm. Further information on www.europapark.de / Info-Line: +49 (0) 1805 / 77 66 88 (14 cent/min. from the German landline network, prices for mobile and international calls may differ).