The current version of this description is at .Located in Rust, Germany, Europa Park is Europe's third-most popular theme park, considerably behind Disneyland Paris' 11.2 million visitors per annum, and barely behind Walt Disney Studios Park's 4.8 million visitors per annum, with 4.6 million visitors per annum.
Owned and operated by the Mack family, Europa Park opened in 1975 as a showcase for Mack Rides. The theme is Europe itself, with themed lands showcasing the continent. The resort contains the theme park, 5 themed resort hotels (with the following themes: ancient Rome, Portuguese monastery, Spanish villa, Spanish finch, and New England fishing commune), a budget-class hotel, a campground, 3 spa complexes, a golfing center, a 4D theater, conference facilities, and the Europa-Park Dome.
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