Movie Park Germany is a theme park with real movie studios in Bottrop-Kirchhellen. It consists of 7 areas based on the topic "fascination film".
The park was opened in June 1996 as "Warner Bros. Movie World Germany" on the former location of the "Traumlandpark" amusement park, which had already replaced an earlier attraction called "Märchenwald". During the time from 1992 to 1993, a short lived theme park called "Bavaria Filmpark" existed in this location as well. The laying of the cornerstone was in May 1994.
At the end of 1999, Warner Bros. sold the park to Premier Parks (now Six Flags). Premier Parks continued to license the Warner Bros. Movie World name.
In 2004, the park was acquired by StarParks, a subsidiary of Palamon Capital Partners. This led to the name of the park being changed into "Movie Park Germany" in 2005, with the Warner Bros. theming removed from the park and replaced by newer themes from 20th Century Fox, MGM, and Nickelodeon. Later included AMC's The Walking Dead.
In 2010, Parques Reunidos bought the park from Palamon Capital Partners. No changes to the park's name or theming occurred.
The park is divided up into 7 areas each with their own collection of attractions.
Hollywood Street Set
- Bermuda Triangle: Alien Encounter – Intamin spillwater. It is a replica of the previously operated Sea World ride in Australia.
- Ice Age - No time for nuts 4D - A 4-D cinema based on the movies.
- The Lost Temple - simworx "immersive tunnel".
Streets of New York
- NYC Transformer - Huss Top Spin
- Taste of New York - A expansive food court featuring regional specialties. Included eateries are Jack's Deli and NY Pizza & Pasta.
- Time Riders – Time-travel with John Cleese - Venturer simulators (replaced Batman Abenteuer)
- Van Helsing's Factory - Gerstlauer Bobsled roller coaster (replaced Gremlins Invasion)
- Avatar Air Glider - Zamperla Giant Skychaser based on Avatar - The Last Airbender
- Backyardigans: Mission to Mars - Vekoma Family Roller Coaster
- Barnyard Bumpers - set of SBF Bumper Cars
- Blue's Skidoo - SBF Rides|SBF Jet ride - the ride is based on the television show Blue's Clues
- Fairy World Spin - fairly odd parents (2013) - MACK Rides teacups
- Diego's Rescue Rider - Zamperla Jump Around
- Dora's Big River Adventure - Zamperla Log Flume - the ride is based on the television show Dora the Explorer
- Ghost Chasers - Mack Rides wild mouse
- Jimmy Neutron's Atomic Flyer - Vekoma Suspended Family Coaster - the ride is based on the animated television show Jimmy Neutron
- Sea Swing - SBF Rides|SBF swing ride
- Splat-O-Sphere - Chance Rides Aviator
- SpongeBob Splash Bash - Preston & Barbieri Splash Battle - the ride is based on the television show SpongeBob SquarePants
- Swiper's Sweeper - Zamperla Speedway
- Team Umizoomi Number Tumbler (2013) - Zamperla Kiddie carpet - formerly Teenage Robot Turnabout
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (License to drive) June 2013 - driving school
- Wonder Pets Flyboat - SBF Kiddie Freefall Tower - based on the television show Wonder Pets
The Old West
- Bandit – Germany's first wooden roller coaster of modern times (Based on the Coney Island roller coaster The Cyclone)
- MP Xpress – Vekoma Suspended Looping Coaster
- Side Kick - Huss Frisbee
- The High Fall - Intamin Tilting Gyro Drop
- The Walking Dead: Breakout - all year-maze, featuring authentic sets from the TV-Show.
Santa Monica Pier
- Crazy Surfer - Zamperla Disk-O Coaster
- Pier Patrol - Zierer Wild Water Rondell
- Pier Side Carousel - Zierer Wave Swinger
- Rescue 112 - Zamperla Fire Brigade
- Santa Monica Wheel - SBF Ferris Wheel
- Stormy Cruise - Zamperla Rockin' Tug
- Mystery River - Intamin rapid ride
- unnamed project - Intamin slow boat ride (CLOSED 2017 for modification)
- "Star Trek: Operation Enterprise" - NEW 2017 - Mack Rides Launch Coaster (Ex Hollywood Filmuseum) - triple launch, first twisted halfpipe in Europe.
Movie Park Germany features many live shows as well as a 4-D movie.
- Nicktoons Character Show - Let's party with the Nick Toons NEW 2017
- Crazy Cops New York - The Action Stunt Show - a live action stunt show
- Meet the Stunt Crew
- Meet the TMNT (Teenage mutant ninja turtle)
- We can't stop the beat - Musical Show
- Street Entertainment in several areas of the park (e.g. Western Stunt Show, Character meeting)
Halloween Horror Fest
The Halloween Horror Fest is an annual event around Halloween time. It features over 250 scare actors and extra attractions like mazes and scarezones, as well as shows.
Current mazes (2015)
- Deathpital Reloaded (16+)
- Circus of Freaks (16+)
- Insidious (16+)
- The Slaughterhouse (16+)
- The Walking Dead Breakout (Operates the whole season, 16+)
- Campout (12+)
Former mazes (1999-2014)
- Infected (Former: The Walking Dead, based on the TV show The Walking Dead, 16+)
- Baboo Twister Club (12+)
- The Forgotten (16+)
- Noxam Nocere
- City Of The Damned
- Panic Zone
- Paranormal Activity 2 (based on the 2010 motion picture)
- Bermuda Dreieck (water ride with live scare actors. The attraction, now known as 'Bermuda Triangle: Alien Encounter', operates the whole season, but without scare actors)
During the HHF the Nickland theme area is a 'Monsterfreie Zone' (engl. 'monster free area') where children can stay at the park without being scared of the scare actors.
- Official website