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EU Commissioner Günther H. Oettinger Rides Europa-Park’s VR Coaster: “Alpenexpress VR-Ride”


Günther H. Oettinger, EU Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, took a ride on Europa-Park’s revolutionary VR Coaster: “Alpenexpress VR-Ride”.

Oettinger, who is to speak at the 19th Tourism Summit of the Federal Association of the German Tourism Industry in Berlin this week, was enthusiastic about the new ride: “It is an international trailblazing innovation, made in Germany. Coming from Baden-Württemberg myself, I am particularly proud that a family company from this region is once again driving the top end of the market with completely novel inventions and attractions. I am sure that the virtual rollercoaster will become a phenomenon worldwide and can massively push Germany ahead as a leading innovation and a tourist attraction.”

The “Alpenexpress VR-Ride”, opened to the public at Europa-Park in September,  is the result of a collaboration between VR Coaster, Mack Rides, MackMedia and Samsung.

The ground-breaking ride caused a stir at the Euro Attractions Show (EAS) in Gothenburg last week and is set to do the same at the IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando in November.

Image: Roland Mack (Managing Partner Europa-Park), Günther Oettinger (EU Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, first row, left to right) and Michael Mack (Managing Director MackMedia, second row)

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Ella Baskerville

Ella Baskerville

Ella is Business Development Manager and looks after client relationships and new business. Joining Blooloop in 2015, she has a degree in Natural Science from the University of Bath, but her true passion lies with the attractions industry and is a self-confessed theme park geek.

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