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Mack Rides GmbH & Co KG,[1] also known simply as Mack Rides is a German company that designs and constructs amusement rides. Mack Rides in headquartered in Waldkirch, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Mack Rides is one of the world's oldest amusement industry suppliers and builds all kinds of amusement devices including several types of flat rides, dark rides, log flumes, tow boat rides and roller coasters.[2] The family that owns Mack Rides also owns Europa-Park.[3]

HistoryEdit

1780s-1950sEdit

Mack Rides traces its roots back to 1780 when Paul Mack, a young entrepreneur, started building carriages and stagecoaches. The Mack Company began building organ wagons and caravans for traveling showmen in 1880 commencing the company's involvement in the amusement industry. The first wooden roller coaster was built in 1921, the first car ride in 1936 and the first wooden bobsled ride in 1951. By 1952 Mack Rides started increasing its exports of rides into the U.S. market.[2]

1950s-presentEdit

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File:Franz Mack.JPG

Europa-Park is run by the Mack family. Franz Mack (1921–2010) in 1958 took over the family firm, Mack GmbH & Co (now Mack Rides), together with his brothers. Together with his son Roland (b. 1949) he visited the USA in 1972 and was inspired to open a theme park in Germany, as an exhibition site for his company's products.Template:Citation needed

At first the park was planned to be located in Breisach. It was named "Europa-Park" after Breisach's nearby Europaweiher, a small artificial lake which commemorates a historical pilot poll in Breisach held in 1950, in which 95.6% of voters were in favour of European unification. The Breisach site was deemed unsuitable because of flooding hazard, and the project was moved some 30 km further north, where the Macks bought the park of the historical Balthasar castle in Rust.Template:Citation needed

The park opened in 1975 with an area of 16 hectares. It counted 250,000 visitors in the first year, 700,000 in the second, passing the million mark in 1978.Template:Citation needed Template:Clear

InstallationsEdit

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Ride Park Location Type Opened
Alpina Blitz Nigloland Template:Flagicon Dolancourt, Champagne-Ardenne, France Mega Coaster 2014 [4]
Aqua Twist La Ronde Template:Flagicon Montreal, Quebec, Canada Twist 'n' Splash 2013 [5]
Arthur – The Ride Europa-Park Template:Flagicon Rust, Germany Suspended, powered, dark ride 2014 [6]
Avalanche Kings Dominion Template:Flagicon Doswell, Virginia, United States Bobsled roller coaster 1988 [7]
Battle Galleons Alton Towers Template:Flagicon Alton, Staffordshire, United Kingdom Splash Battle 2008
Duel - The Haunted House Strikes Back! Alton Towers Template:Flagicon Alton, Staffordshire, United Kingdom Dark ride 2003
Avalanche Pleasure Beach Blackpool Template:Flagicon Blackpool, Lancashire, United Kingdom Bobsled roller coaster 1988 [8]
Battle Boats Sea World Template:Flagicon Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia Splash Battle 2010 [9]
Blue Fire
Battle of Blue Fire / 蓝火之战
The Dragon Zmey Gorynych
Velikolukskiy Myasokombinat / Великолукский Мясокомбинат
Europa-Park
Euro Park
Sochi Park
Divo Ostrov
Template:Flagicon Rust, Germany
Template:Flagicon Qihe, China
Template:Flagicon Sochi, Russia
Template:Flagicon St. Petersburg, Russia
Launched roller coaster 2009
2014
2014
2015
[10]
[11]
[12]
Bubbleworks Chessington World of Adventures Template:Flagicon Chessington, Greater London, United Kingdom Water Dark ride 2006
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: The Ride Alton Towers Template:Flagicon Alton, Staffordshire, United Kingdom Dark ride 2006
Coast Rider Knott's Berry Farm Template:Flagicon Buena Park, California, United States Wild Mouse roller coaster 2013 [13]
Cobra's Curse Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Template:Flagicon Tampa, Florida, United States Spinning roller coaster 2016
Template:Sort Six Flags Great Adventure
Six Flags Great America
Six Flags México
Six Flags New England
Template:Flagicon United States Wild Mouse roller coaster/dark ride 2008
2008
2009
Cancelled
[14][15][16][17]
Dragon Falls Chessington World of Adventures Template:Flagicon Chessington, Greater London, United Kingdom Log flume 1987 [18]
Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls Islands of Adventure Template:Flagicon Orlando, Florida, United States Log flume 1999 [19]
Euro-Mir Europa-Park Template:Flagicon Rust, Germany Spinning roller coaster 1997 [20]
Template:Sort Canada's Wonderland Template:Flagicon Ontario, Canada Wild Mouse roller coaster 1999 [21]
Flying Dutchman Gold Mine Walibi Holland Template:Flagicon Biddinghuizen, Netherlands Wild Mouse roller coaster 2000 [22]
Flying Fish Thorpe Park Template:Flagicon Chertsey, Surrey, United Kingdom Powered roller coaster 1983 [23]
Ghost Chasers Movie Park Germany Template:Flagicon Bottrop, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany Wild Mouse roller coaster 2000 [24]
Goofy's Sky School Disney California Adventure Park Template:Flagicon Anaheim, California, United States Wild Mouse roller coaster 2001 [25]
Journey to Atlantis SeaWorld San Antonio
SeaWorld San Diego
SeaWorld Orlando
Template:Flagicon United States Super Splash
Water Coaster
Water Coaster
2007
2004
1998
[26][27][28]
Lego Technic Test Track Legoland Billund
Legoland California
Legoland Deutschland
Legoland Florida
Legoland Malaysia
Legoland Windsor
Template:Flagicon Denmark
Template:Flagicon United States
Template:Flagicon Germany
Template:Flagicon United States
Template:Flagicon Malaysia
Template:Flagicon England
Wild Mouse roller coaster 2002
2001
2002
2011
2012
2004
[29][30][31][32][33][34]
Loggers Leap Thorpe Park Template:Flagicon Chertsey, Surrey, United Kingdom Log flume 1989
Manta SeaWorld San Diego Template:Flagicon San Diego, California, United States Launched roller coaster 2012 [3][35]
Pikajuna Linnanmäki Template:Flagicon Helsinki, Finland Powered roller coaster 1990 [36]
Helix Liseberg Template:Flagicon Gothenburg, Sweden Launched roller coaster 2014 [37]
Pulsar Walibi Belgium Template:Flagicon Wavre, Belgium Powersplash 2016 [38]
Ricochet Carowinds Template:Flagicon Charlotte, North Carolina United States Wild Mouse roller coaster 2002 [39]
Ricochet Kings Dominion Template:Flagicon Doswell, Virginia, United States Wild Mouse roller coaster 2002 [40]
River Battle Dollywood Template:Flagicon Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, United States Splash Battle 2008 [41]
Runaway Mine Train Alton Towers Template:Flagicon Alton, Staffordshire, United Kingdom Powered roller coaster 1992 [42]
Safari Skyway Chessington World of Adventures Template:Flagicon Chessington, Greater London, United Kingdom Monorail 1986
Sand Serpent Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Template:Flagicon Tampa Bay, Tampa, Florida, United States Wild Mouse roller coaster 2004 [43]
Scooby-Doo Spooky Coaster Warner Bros. Movie World Template:Flagicon Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia Wild Mouse roller coaster/dark ride 2002 [44]
Scorpion Express Chessington World of Adventures Template:Flagicon Chessington, Greater London, United Kingdom Powered roller coaster 2014
Seastorm Chessington World of Adventures Template:Flagicon Chessington, Greater London, United Kingdom Sea Storm Ride 1995
Sea Dragons Chessington World of Adventures Template:Flagicon Chessington, Greater London, United Kingdom Spinning Boat Ride 2004
Sierra Sidewinder Knott's Berry Farm Template:Flagicon Buena Park, California, United States Spinning roller coaster 2007 [45]
Space Fantasy – The Ride Universal Studios Japan Template:Flagicon Konohana-ku, Osaka, Japan Spinning roller coaster 2010 [46]
Storm Coaster Sea World Template:Flagicon Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia Water Coaster 2013 [47]
Storm Force Accelatron Islands of Adventure Template:Flagicon Orlando, Florida, United States Teacups 2000 [48]
The Flume Alton Towers Template:Flagicon Alton, Staffordshire, United Kingdom Log flume 2004
Thunder Run Canada's Wonderland Template:Flagicon Vaughan, Ontario Canada Powered roller coaster 1981 [49]
Tiger Express Mer de Sable Template:Flagicon France Wild Mouse roller coaster 2011 [50]
Tsunami Soaker Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
Six Flags St. Louis
Template:Flagicon Vallejo, California, United States
Template:Flagicon Eureka, Missouri, United States
Twist 'n' Splash 2014
Tomb Blaster Chessington World of Adventures Template:Flagicon Chessington, Greater London, United Kingdom Dark ride 2002
Tulireki Linnanmäki Template:Flagicon Helsinki, Finland Steel roller coaster 2004 [51]
Wild Mouse Hersheypark Template:Flagicon Derry Township, Pennsylvania, United States Wild Mouse roller coaster 1999 [52]
Lost Gravity Walibi Holland Template:FlagiconBiddinghuizen, Netherlands Custom with "BigDipper" trains 2016 [1]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

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