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Park and Parking Rules and Regulations

for visitors at Europa-Park (hereinafter “you” or “visitor”)

Welcome to Europa-Park, a day full of discovery and awe-inspiring experiences at Germany’s largest theme park awaits you. The whole Europa-Park team wishes you an enjoyable visit and memories that may last a lifetime.
We would however like to point out our rules and regulations which apply on all of Europa-Park’s premises (park, hotels, and parking areas). We request that you please act carefully and with consideration; above all this means to take responsibility for yourself and for others. Don’t forget the elementary rules of politeness. Furthermore, we ask you to respect and adhere to the following park rules and regulations, which form the basis of your stay at Europa-Park.

1. Parking

1.1. The rules and symbols of the German traffic code also apply to our car parks.

1.2. Visitors to Europa-Park must park their vehicles in the designated parking area. Hotel guests please park in the marked spaces at the hotel resort which are reserved for you. The employee parking area is reserved exclusively for employees of Europa-Park.

1.3. Instructions provided by Europa-Park personnel in the parking areas must be followed.

1.4. Please park your vehicle in designated parking spots only. If your vehicle is parked in a non-designated area, and is therefore blocking traffic or other visitors, Europa-Park will have to tow your vehicle at your own cost and risk.

1.5. The designated parking areas are not monitored. The parking fee is therefore for the use of the parking areas only, and not for the protection of the vehicle. Please ensure that doors, windows, boot, and sunroof are closed and locked. Please don’t leave any valuables visible in the car. You are not allowed to leave pets/animals in the car. In case of theft or damage by others, we cannot accept liability and will not pay any compensation. This also applies when the damage is caused by storm, fire, hail, explosion or other extraordinary occurrences. If you think damage has been caused by a Europa-Park employee you should report this immedi-ately after noticing the damage – if at all possible during your stay at Europa-Park. Europa-Park will accept liability only if damage is caused intentionally or as an act of gross negligence by employees of Europa-Park.


2. Admission

2.1. You may only enter Europa-Park premises with valid admission tickets through the marked entrances. Access to Europa-Park via the hotel entrance is for hotel guests only.

2.2. Keep your admission tickets with you throughout your stay in the park and produce them for our staff if requested to do so. The admission ticket allows you to enter the park during the opening times stated. If the park has to be closed early due to tech-nical, organisational or operational issues, or due to severe weather, beyond the control of Europa-Park, you will have no right to reclaim the full admission price or parts of it.

2.3. Entrance authorisation becomes invalid when you leave the park site. If you leave the park area for a short period of time please contact a member of staff at the entrance control who will authorise you to re-enter the park.

2.4. Children aged under 12 must be accompanied by an adult (aged 18+). Accompanying persons and parents are responsible for the children in their group. Some events may have different rules. Please note respective information which can be found in our brochures, online, and through our members of staff.

2.5. Selling vouchers, admission tickets, or free tickets to Europa-Park on the parking area or on Europa-Park’s premises is not per-mitted. If you have a spare ticket or a ticket that you won’t be using, please speak to the information office at the main entrance.


3. General Safety

3.1. The orders of Europa-Park staff have to be followed in your own interest.

3.2. All visitors are asked to behave correctly and appropriately. Disturbance of the public order, inappropriate behaviour, distur-bance of other visitors or of the park operation, verbal or physical abuse, defamation, defiance of the park rules, etc. may prompt Europa-Park to take appropriate action, such as a ban from the park, criminal prosecution or similar measures. Europa-Park reserves the right to eject visitors without compensation whose behaviour suggests that they endanger or disturb themselves or other visitors.

3.3. Weapons and offensive items (pistols, knives, chains, knuckle-dusters, fireworks, etc.), nor any kind of discriminatory, violence glorifying, or anti-constitutional material must not be carried within the park site.

3.4. Drones and any kind of remote controlled toys are not allowed on Europa-Park premises. It is also not permitted to bring so-called "hacking gadgets" and similar devices that are suitable, for example, for the unauthorized interception, spying or processing of data.

3.5. You are not allowed to take bike locks into Europa-Park unless used to secure pushchairs or similar. Pushchairs have to be parked within the marked area or somewhere where they do not block the pass or if they are slightly away from the attractions. Pushchairs may be removed due to safety reasons.

3.6. You are not allowed to take any kind of gas-filled balloon into Europa-Park.

3.7. Large items such as big suitcases cannot be taken into Europa-Park. Please use the lockers provided near the main entrance.

3.8. For safety reasons motorised and non-motorised modes of transport such as skates, bikes, scooters, E-scooters, etc. are not allowed at Europa-Park, unless they can be proven to be a requirement for health reasons. Written authorisation for such use must be sought prior to arrival.

3.9. Loud noise and loud music are prohibited. Items that might disturb other people such as vuvuzelas, megaphones, horns, or musical instruments, must not be taken into the park.

3.10. All fire service regulations must be observed at all times. Smoking is not permitted in the attractions, waiting areas, shows, during performances, or where big groups of people gather, as well as in the designated non-smoking areas. Please consider other people.

3.11. Barbecues are not allowed and no cooking equipment may be taken into the park.

3.12. Visitors must not leave the paths and squares.

3.13. It is forbidden to access stages, backstage areas, sets, and maintenance areas. Do not attempt to climb over barriers, fences, and walls.

3.14. Swimming is not allowed in any of the natural or artificial lakes and it is forbidden to walk on any frozen water.

3.15. Due to bad weather (rain, ice, snow or similar) it can be slippery at the park. This also applies for artificial snowfall as well as decorative artificial snow during the winter season; especially close to the winter attractions and attractions with snow. Visitors are advised to exercise caution and necessary care within the whole area of Europa-Park, also to pay attention to areas cordoned off with ropes, fences, trees or similar, to ensure non-slippery footwear is worn at all times, avoid fast walking or running and use available railings.

3.16. We ask all visitors to dress appropriately. Tops and shoes must be worn at all times.

3.17. Europa-Park reserves the right to ban people from the park without compensation who are dressed in fancy dress, or tattooed in any way that might offend people, especially children, or who could be confused with Europa-Park staff and artists. Wearing masks and covering the full face is not allowed. Wearing veils due to religious beliefs is allowed.

3.18. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a short leash and supervised at all times. Dangerous dogs according to the law on keeping dogs are not allowed in the park. Dogs are not permitted at shows, on rides, and in the specially marked areas of the park. Companion dogs which are marked as such are allowed in certain shows. Dogs have to be right next to their owners and instructions by the show assistance have to be followed. You are responsible for cleaning up after your dog; a suitable means of cleaning up must be carried at all times (e.g. a poop scoop and disposable bag). Other animals are not allowed in the park.

3.19. The consumption of large quantities or high-percentage alcohol, the possession or consumption of illegal narcotics, as well as means of their consumption is forbidden and will be punished accordingly. This also applies to medical cannabis products which are suitable for smoking, unless the possession and the need to carry those with you can be proven by a medical note. The consumption of cannabis and cannabis products is not permitted at Europa-Park.

3.20. People under the influence of alcohol or drugs might be barred from the park premises. The consumption and possession of illegal drugs is forbidden and will be punished accordingly.

3.21. Searching garbage, collection or collection containers is prohibited. The content in the designated containers is the property of Europa-Park. Any removal or transfer from the site is prohibited


4. Using the facilities and rides at Europa-Park

4.1. The facilities at Europa-Park are at your disposal for as long as you observe the rules of their use.

4.2. Opening times of rides, attractions, shows, and other facilities might be different from the opening times of Europa-Park. Outages of attractions or shows due to power cuts or other circumstances shall not result in an entitlement to a full or partial refund of the admission fee paid.

4.3. In case of strong winds, impaired visibility, thunderstorms or severe weather, Europa-Park shall be entitled to shut down the operation of individual or all rides and facilities for the protection of visitors. There shall be no entitlement to a full or partial refund of the admission fee paid.

4.4. Certain rides, attractions, shows, or other facilities are open only during certain times of the season or may be closed due to construction or operational or organisational reasons. Such closures may occur without prior notice.

4.5. Technical or organisational outages of individual rides, attractions, shows, or other facilities shall not result in an entitlement to a full or partial refund of the admission fee paid.

4.6. Some rides, attractions, and shows require their users to be in good general health and their use is at your own risk. The safety measures must be used and the safety regulations observed.

4.7. Visitors are obliged to check their own health and to consider potential risks beforehand. They are further obliged to famil-iarise themselves with the terms of use as well as the safety regulations. Europa-Park reserves the right to suspend individuals from riding if there is a safety risk, i.e. due to height, body shape, physical or mental conditions, disabilities, pregnancy, etc. A suspension due to a safety risk is never undertaken on the grounds of discrimination – its sole purpose is to protect the individual.

4.8. Please be especially careful when entering and exiting rides, attractions, shows, or other facilities. Orders issued by Europa-Park staff must be followed – failing to do so or maliciously ignoring an order will result in suspension from using any or all rides in the park. Ongoing failure to do so may result in your ejection from the park. There is no entitlement to a full or partial refund of the admission fee paid. This also applies if you attempt to push to the front of the queue.

4.9. The use of play areas and similar facilities is at your own risk. Adults must not use play areas. Height and age restrictions are to be observed. Adults are liable for their children.

4.10. Due to safety risks you are not allowed to carry loose items with you in the attraction. Cameras, mobile phones, keys and similar loose items in particular must be stored away securely before entering the ride. Europa-Park does not accept liability for stored items.

4.11. You will be held liable for all damage caused by ignoring the rules for use (i.e. through carrying loose items) or malicious damage.

4.12. In times of pandemics or other special situations, you are obligated to adhere to binding legal and official regulations, such as mandatory masks or distance regulations. If you do not adhere to these regulations communicated by us or our employees, we reserve the right to assert our domestic authority. Likewise, there is no claim for compensation in case you cannot visit Europa-Park despite having a valid ticket if you personally do not meet a legal or official requirement, e.g. the required vaccination status. 


5. Duty of supervision

Parents and accompanying persons have the sole duty of care with regard to their children. Furthermore they are also respon-sible for any damage caused by the people in their charge, even if the guarding person is not on site on the day of visit.


6. Advertising and sales of products and services

Publicity within Europa-Park premises and the parking area, as well as the sale of products and services is only permitted with the prior written consent of the park management. This also applies to conducting public opinion polls and taking counts. Advertising and announcements for organisations, associations, interest groups and individual ideas are prohibited within the area of the park and inside all buildings, rides etc. and will be punished in each case with expulsion from the park and civil prosecution for the disturbance of domestic peace and security.


7. Video surveillance, on-ride photo and video recordings, filming and photo shoots

7.1. Europa-Park is under video surveillance. The surveillance serves the safety of visitors and employees as well as the protection of the facility and equipment.

7.2. In Europa-Park, photos or videos are taken in various attractions during the ride in the sense of a 'snapshot' documenting the ride experience, which the visitor using the attraction can purchase after the end of the ride in the exit area of the respective attraction as a 'souvenir'.

In the entrance area of all attractions equipped with such on-ride cameras, the taking of photos or videos during the ride is clearly indicated on a separate information sign. By using such an attraction, the visitor hereby agrees and consents to the production of photos and videos of his or her person during the ride without compensation. This consent, granted for the exclusive purpose of the sale to the visitor as the authorized person, includes the short-term storage of the photo or video as well as the short-term display of the photo or video on monitors or similar devices after the use of the attraction, stating an order number required for the purchase.

We ensure that these photos and videos are sold and distributed only to the authorized visitor and are not distributed to third parties. After the end of the ride, each visitor has the opportunity to ask our staff in the exit area of the attraction to directly delete the photo or video depicting him or her, which will then be immediately arranged. Photos and videos that have not been purchased will be deleted at the end of the respective calendar day.

7.3. Insofar as film and photo recordings are made in Europa-Park for television broadcasts, advertising or for other reasons, the corresponding areas or attractions are marked accordingly or this is easily visible. Every visitor is free to avoid these areas during the production period of the respective recordings.

7.4 Visitors are permitted to take their own photographs and films for private purposes, provided that other guests are not impaired or disturbed by them. Professional photo and film shoots for commercial purposes as well as live streaming via all online platforms, on the other hand, are only permitted with prior written permission. Please contact Europa-Park's corporate communications department in advance.


8. Visitor Security Checks

8.1. All visitors wishing to enter the park premises (to which these Park Rules apply) must declare their consent to the voluntary security checks performed by the security staff of Europa-Park. All instructions outlined by the security personnel must be fol-lowed. Any lack of cooperation may result in the direct refusal of entry to the park for the unwilling party. The security personnel are authorised to examine visitors who they may deem as posing a threat to safety due to alcohol consumption, drug abuse, or carrying a weapon. All visitors must declare their consent to the possible examination of their clothing, luggage or containers carried on their person.

8.2. Security personnel are authorised to ban visitors who may pose a threat to safety from the park’s environs.

8.3. The same applies to visitors who refuse to submit themselves or their personal effects for security checks. In addition to this, security personnel are authorised to seize any goods deemed not in accordance with the Park Rules (i.e. drugs, weapons, etc.).

8.4. Security personnel are authorised to carry out random security checks on visitors already on the park premises.


9. Limitation of Liability

9.1. Europa-Park is liable for all damage caused by culpable violation of an essential contractual obligation by Europa-Park or Europa-Park employees or due to gross negligence or intent.

9.2. In the event of a breach of essential contractual obligations, liability in the case of simple negligence is limited to damage typical of this kind of contract that could reasonably have been foreseen.

9.3. Unaffected by this are liability due to injury to life, limb or health, liability under the German Product Liability Act, liability in the case of fraudulently concealed defects, and liability in the event of the provision of a guarantee for the properties of an item.

9.4. Europa-Park is not liable for items that are handed over to Europa-Park employees or otherwise stored or deposited on the premis-es of the park. No liability is accepted for items (for example, mobile phones, jewellery, cameras, clothing, etc.), which sustain damage or are destroyed or lost during the use of rides, attractions, shows or facilities.


10. Damage reports

All the facilities in the park are maintained and supervised carefully. Nevertheless, if you suffer any damage or injury for no fault of your own please report this to the information office before leaving the park. Please also report to us if you suspect that damage may occur later, as a result of some event. Complaints for compensation will not be accepted if a damage report is not made before you leave the park, when to do so would have been possible and reasonable.


11. House rule violation and park expulsion

The violation of any of the above park and parking rules and regulations may result in ejection from the park without com-pensation, at the discretion of Europa-Park staff and/or management.


12. Final provisions

12.1 The law of the Federal Republic of Germany applies, with the exception of the UN Sales Convention (CISG). In the event that you have placed the ticket order as a consumer, i.e. you are a natural person and conclude the contract with Europa-Park for a purpose that cannot be attributed to your professional or commercial activity and have your habitual residence in another country at the time of your order, the application of mandatory legal provisions within the meaning of Art. 6 (2) sentence 2 of Regulation (EC) 593I/2008 of that state remains unaffected by the choice of law made in sentence 1 if the law of that state would be applicable pursuant to Art. 6 (1) of Regulation (EC) 593/2008 without the above choice of law, i.e. in cases in which

  • Europa-Park carries out its commercial activities in the country in which you have your habitual residence, or
  • Europa-Park directs its commercial activities to that country.

The preceding sentence does not apply, i.e. you cannot invoke the mandatory provisions of your country if a case pursuant to Art. 6(4)(a) - (e) of Regulation (EC) 593/2008 exists, in particular in the case of:

  • contracts for the provision of services where the services owed to the consumer must be provided exclusively in a country other than the country in which the consumer has his habitual residence;
  • transport contracts, with the exception of package travel contracts within the meaning of Council Directive 90/314 EEC of June 13, 1990 on package travel, package holidays and package tours (1);
  • contracts relating to a right in rem in immovable property or to the rental or lease of immovable property, with the exception of contracts relating to timeshare within the meaning of Directive 94/47/EC.

12.2. If you have placed your order as a merchant, a legal entity under public law or a special fund under public law, the place of performance for all services arising from the business relationship with us and the exclusive place of jurisdiction shall be the registered office of Europa-Park. This shall not affect our right to bring an action before a court at another statutory place of jurisdiction. In all other respects, the applicable statutory provisions shall apply to jurisdiction - subject to paragraph 12.3 below.

12.3 If you have placed the ticket order as a consumer and have your usual place of residence in a country that is not a member of the European Union and not a member of the Lugano Convention, the exclusive place of jurisdiction is the registered office of Europa-Park.

12.4 If you had your place of residence or habitual abode in Germany when this contract was concluded and have either moved it out of Germany at the time the action is brought by us or your place of residence or habitual abode is unknown at this time, the place of jurisdiction for all disputes arising from and in connection with the contractual relationship between us shall be the registered office of Europa-Park.

12.5 The EU Commission has created an internet platform for the online settlement of disputes. The platform serves as a contact point for the out-of-court settlement of disputes concerning contractual obligations arising from online purchase contracts. Further information is available at the following link: We are neither willing nor obliged to participate in dispute resolution proceedings before a consumer arbitration board.

12.6 Should a provision of these terms and conditions and the other agreements made be or become invalid, this shall not affect the validity of the remaining terms and conditions.

Status: January 2024, subject to change.