Arthur (Europa-Park)

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The outside area with a train

The outside area with a train

Location Europa-Park
( Rust , Baden-Wuerttemberg , Germany )
Type Steel - inverted
model Inverted Powered Coaster
category Dark ride
Drive type Electric motors
Manufacturer Mack Rides
costs approx. 25 million euros
opening 18th September 2014
length 550 m
height 13.5 m
Max. speed 31 km / h
Travel time 5:00 min
capacity 1500 people per hour
Trains 8 trains, 3 cars / train, 1 row of seats / car, 4 seats / row of seats
Inversions 0
Subject area Kingdom of the Minimoys
Theming Arthur and the Minimoys (film)

Arthur (proper spelling ARTHUR ) in Europa Park in Baden-Wuerttemberg Rust is a steel roller coaster - dark ride hybrid model from Inverted Powered Coaster from manufacturer Mack Rides , which was officially opened on September 18, 2014.

The theme of the roller coaster is based on the three feature films Arthur and the Minimoys .

Most of the route runs through the newly built "Arthur Hall". The trains leave the hall twice and travel at higher speeds outside. The gondolas hanging under the carriages of the trains are rotated into certain positions by electric motors.

The ride system of the attraction was nominated by the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) as the world's most innovative ride system with the Thea Award. This award took place on April 23, 2017 in Anaheim. According to TEA, the combination of the Inverted Power Coaster, combined with a dark ride, 360-degree rotations, variable speed and on-board sound was convincing.


The eight trains of the roller coaster each have three gondolas with four seats each. The trains hang under the rail and the gondolas can rotate 360 ​​degrees.

Web links

Commons : Arthur (Europa-Park)  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Südwest Presse from April 1, 2014, accessed on July 3, 2014
  2. New ride in Europapark - Hovering through the fairy tale world ,, June 8, 2014
  3. Inverted Powered Coaster ( Memento of the original from April 18, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , Website of the manufacturer Mack Rides @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  4. Julia Dreier: Luc Besson inaugurates "Arthur" in Europa-Park. Badische Zeitung, September 19, 2014, accessed on September 21, 2014 .
  5. Jeremy Railton: TEA - Themed Entertainment Association. TEA, November 15, 2016, accessed April 22, 2017 .

Coordinates: 48 ° 15 '50.3 "  N , 7 ° 43' 26.2"  E