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Award-winning water fun

The current prizes and awards

Numerous water attractions ensure an unforgettable day in our water world. Splashy family fun and epic slide action are guaranteed here! The following awards confirm this success:

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Parkscout Audience Award

November 2023

The Parkscout Audience Award, one of the most important awards in the German theme park industry, set another record this year: Over 60,000 participants cast their votes this year.

Category: ‘Most popular water park 2023’

  • This year, the Rulantica Water World once again scored highly with visitors, winning the award for most popular water park for the second time in a row.



Parkscout plus Awards

October 2023

The trade magazine 'Parkscout plus' has named the Rulantica Water World 'Europe's Best Water Park' for the third time in a row. Newly awarded was 'Vikingløp', which opened in February 2023 as Europe's largest speed slide, with the title of 'Germany's best new water slide'.

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Park World Excellence Award

September 2023

At the 'Park World Excellence Award' of the British trade magazine Park World, Rulantica emerged as 'Best Water Park' and 'Vikingløp' was awarded 'Best Water Park Experience'.

Vinter Rytt

European Star Awards

September 2023

The 'European Star Award' was presented for the 12th time and is considered one of the most important awards for the continent's amusement and water parks. The water world Rulantica achieved second place in the category 'Europe's best water parks'. 'Vikingløp', the largest speed slide in Europe, secured 4th place in the category 'Best New Water Attraction in Europe' and the halfpipe slide 'Vinter Rytt' took 5th place in the category 'Europe's Best Water Slides'.

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Golden 'stern TV Rubber Duck' Award

May 2023

In a special programme on the topic of summer holidays, German TV show 'stern TV' tested the three most popular fun pools in Germany. Rulantica was convincing all along the line and won the Golden 'stern TV Rubber Duck' award.

Particular praise was given to the loving and unique Nordic theming and the varied water attractions in Rulantica. The test family rewarded this with the highest score in the holiday feeling category. The water world also convinced in the categories fun factor and value for money.

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Parkscout Plus Award

November 2022

The Parkscout plus Award has been presented by the specialist magazine ‘parkscout’ since 2017. The leading companies in the leisure industry in Europe are awarded prizes in a total of 15 categories.

Category: Germany's best water park

  • For the second time, Rulantica received the parkscout plus award as ‘Germany's best water park’!


EWA Jubilee Award 2022

EWA Jubilee Award 2022

October 2022

The European Waterpark Association e.V. is using this year's anniversary as an opportunity to honour the Rulantica water world as an exceptional project with the one-time only ‘EWA Jubilee Award 2022’. The award honours the entrepreneurial courage of the Mack family on the one hand, and the innovative strength of the water world on the other.

Rulantica sets new standards as Europe's largest completely themed indoor and outdoor water park. Particularly impressive: in a uniquely consequent implementation, a story serves as the basis for the entire design of the water world. Its realisation is a milestone in the development of the European water park landscape.

Since the opening in November 2019, the master plan has been stringently implemented and the water world has been gradually expanded with new attractions, including Tønnevirvel by MACK Rides, which opened in summer 2022. This is the company's first ride developed specifically for water parks.

Preisverleihung des Golden Wave Awards

Golden Wave Award 2022

March 2022

The Golden Wave Awards 2022 by trade magazine SCHIMMBAD+SAUNA crown the best innovations in the industry and award outstanding projects.

Category: Smart Technology

  • MACK NeXT and VR Coaster are delighted to receive the award in the category 'Smart Technology' for 'Snorri Snorkling VR'
Park World Excellence Awards

Park World Excellence Award

December 2021

At the awards of the British trade publication 'Park World', the best operators, suppliers, manufacturers and entertainment specialists from all of Europe, the Middle East and Africa are being distinguished.

Category: Best Water Park

  • For the second time already has the water world Rulantica been awarded the title of Best International Water Park. 

Category: Best Water Park Experience

  • The themed setting Vinterhal has further been awarded the title Best Water Park Experience in 2020. 
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Family Holidays

November 2021

Family Holidays with the Quality Seal! Europa-Park, the Rulantica water world and the six 4* themed hotels have been recognised in the state-wide competition 'familien-ferien' (family holidays). The competition is run by the Tourismus Marketing GmbH Baden-Württemberg together with the German Hotel and Gastronomy Association (DEHOGA) Baden-Württemberg.

Thomas Mack (li.) und Roland Mack (re.) mit dem Leading Edge Award 2020 in Rulantica

Leading Edge Award

October 2021

The World Waterpark Association (WWA) honours particularly innovative and creative projects in the industry with its annual Leading Edge Award.
After the whole Rulantica water world and the companies that were involved from Germany, Great Britain, the USA and Canada already received the 'Leading Edge Award' 2020, the outdoor area with the Nordic World of Slides was also awarded the coveted prize in October 2021.

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Parksmania Award

October 2021
  • Category: European Park of the Year

The online magazine Parksmania has awarded the internationally recognised 'Parksmania Award' to European theme parks which have distinguished themselves through special initiative in the theme park and entertainment sector annually since 2001.
In October 2021, the Rulantica water world has been crowned as the winner in the 'European Park of the Year' category at Movieland Park in Verona. The jury stated the innovative new attractions Svalgurok, Snorri Strand and Snorri Snorkling VR among the reasons for their verdict.

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Blooloop Innovation Awards

Oktober 2021
  • Category: Splash

The BlooLoop Innovation Awards celebrate new and innovative products and services worldwide in the theme park industry. From the development of new rides, attractions and technology, to ground-breaking advancements in the areas sustainability and marketing. The new outdoor area Svalgurok won the 1st prize in the 'Splash' category.

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