Movie Park – Brief information
Movie Park Germany
- Proprietor: Parques Reunidos
- General Manager: Wouter Dekkers
- From 1 April to 6 November (closed on some days in April, September and October)
- Admission price for adults: EUR 33
- Admission price for children (aged 4-11) and senior citizens (aged 55+): EUR 28
- Children under 4 years of age: free admission
- Senior citizens on Sundays: EUR 10
- Children of all ages on their birthday: free admission
- Special offers for groups and corporate customers
2011 season highlights
- Opening of the new indoor rollercoaster, Van Helsing’s Factory, in June
- 15 year anniversary of Movie Park Germany
- Star Wars Day on 26 June
- Halloween Horror Festival from 6 October to 5 November every Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Facts and trends in the 2010 season
- Almost 1.2 million visitors
- from Germany: 74%
- from the Netherlands: 20%
- from other countries: 5 %
- Our traditionally busiest days in the season are the last Saturday of October and 31 October, when we cater to over 25,000 guests per day.
Facts and figures
- Area: ~ 40 hectares in total
- Approx. 80 full-time staff/ approx. 800 seasonal staff / eleven trainees
- Average of 1.5 million guests per year
- Around 40 attractions and shows
- 15 shops
- 24 restaurants and food outlets
- Two film studios (currently filming "Krabat" and "Krupp – Eine deutsche Familie")
- Approx. 7,200 parking spaces
- Feldhausen rail station (1km)
- Direct link to the A31 motorway
- 30 minutes away from Düsseldorf Airport
Awards received by Movie Park Germany (selection):
- Parkscout's "Best Event" award for the Halloween Horror Festival (six times in succession: 2004 to 2009)
- Parkscout's "Best Employees" Award in 2006 and 2008
- "Best Innovation 2008" for the Nickland theme area from www.rides.nl
- "Best Innovation 2007" for the Nickland and Santa Monica Pier theme areas from www.rides.nl
- "OK for Kids” certification for child-friendly theme parks which satisfy the German Child Protection Association's criteria. Issued by TÜV Nord Cert GmbH and the German Child Protection Association.
- Brass Ring Award (IAPPA) in the categories of Best Website and Best Marketing Campaign
Development of the park
- 30 June 1996: Warner Bros. Movie World opened (on the former site of diverse other parks: Bavaria Filmpark, Traumlandpark, Märchenwald)
- End of 1999: sale of the park to the US theme park operator, Six Flags Inc.
- April 2004: Six Flags sold the park to the British investment company, Palamon Capital Partners The StarParks Group was founded with 6 other former European Six Flags parks
- 2005: the park was reopened under the new name of Movie Park Germany. The Pink Panther and the stars of Ice Age arrive at the park.
- 2006: the six sister parks were sold, five of them to French Compagnie des Alpes.
- 2007: Movie Park Germany entered into an extensive joint venture with the NICK TV channel and opened the first Nickland in Europe. The NICK Kids’ Choice Awards were presented at the park for the first time in October. Sponge Bob, Patrick, Dora and Jimmy Neutron arrived.
- 2008: Nickland was extended and its total of 16 attractions make it currently the largest NICKLAND theme area in the world.
- Movie Park Germany entered into a cooperation with Universal / DreamWorks and introduced Shrek in the Roxy 4D cinema and as a character in the park.
- 2009: Nickland was finally finished.
- 2010: Movie Park presented the sophisticated new X-Men show in Studio 7, plus two other new shows. Parques Reunidos became the new owner of Movie Park Germany.
MP Xpress (suspension roller coaster with loop-the-loop, built in 2001, 30 meters high, 660 meters long, top speed 80 km/h)
The Highfall (free fall tower, built in 2002, 60 meters high, maximum speed 100 km/h)
Bandit (1st wooden roller coaster in Germany, built in 1999, 30 meters high, 1000 meters long, top speed 80 km/h)
Nickland (opened in 2007, now 30,000 m² and the biggest theme area with 16 attractions such as SpongeBob Splash Bash, Jimmy Neutron’s Atomic Flyer and Splat-O-Sphere)
Santa Monica Pier (15,000 m² theme area with five family attractions such as Crazy Surfer and a 20 m high big wheel. The Hollywood Film Museum displays exhibits from famous Hollywood movies.
Shrek 4-D Kino (4D cinema – 3D glasses plus air, water and vibration effects – with 200 seats. Built in 1996, new seats and projectors since 2005, showing the Shrek 4D movie "The Story Continues" since 2008)
X-Men Revenge: The Ultimate Action Show (globally unique stunt show with many special and pyrotechnical effects, 2000 seats and four Shaolin monks among the performers)