Europa Park repones its doors today, as already hinted at by its owner, Roland Mack, in an interview given to the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
The reopening of Germany’s largest amusement park was conditional on the rate of contagion cases. The number of new covid patients must be less than 100 per 100,000 inhabitants (which is currently the case in the Ortenau) for at least five days before the park can welcome the public.
The pandemic has so far cost more than 300 million euros in revenue to the family business, said the owner of Europa-Park.
The reopening of the park will take place as a “pilot project”, supervised by researchers from the University of Freiburg im Breisgau, with the implementation of “very elaborate hygiene measures,” said Roland Mack.
The decontamination plan of Baden-Württemberg does not foresee the reopening of the amusement parks for several weeks. On the first day, only 3,000 visitors will be admitted, then 10,000, Mack said. The site could then be authorized to receive up to 20,000 people.