Adventure on four paws for the whole family: PAW Patrol themed area to open at Nickland in Movie Park Germany

By | January 8, 2019

BOTTROP-KIRCHELLEN — Families can already start looking forward to the new season at Movie Park Germany: In 2019, Germany’s largest film and amusement park will dedicate a whole new area in Europe’s largest Nickland to the puppy rescue team from the popular Nickelodeon PAW Patrol TV series. With new attractions, fresh design details and exciting interactive elements, “Adventure Bay” will be brought to life and made accessible to all fans of the series. The new PAW Patrol area is expected to open in spring 2019.

“In addition to our rapid rollercoasters and spectacular shows, it’s the attractions for the whole family that make Movie Park Germany what it is. The PAW Patrol animated series is particularly popular among our younger visitors. We can therefore look forward to further bolstering our park offer with this new themed world and better meet the needs and wishes of our target group,” explains General Manager, Thorsten Backhaus. “I’m also delighted that we’ve been able to further extend our cooperation with our partner Nickelodeon and dedicate an entire themed area to this great show.”

“We are very pleased to expand our close partnership with Movie Park”, said Mark Specht, Senior Vice President and GM of Viacom International Media Networks Germany, Switzerland and Austria, “Such partnerships are an important part of our business strategy and we are excited to offer kids and families even more opportunity to engage with their favorite Nickelodeon characters.’

The new themed world at Movie Park Germany, which again this year has been awarded the gold label (no. 1 in amusement parks category) by Welt am Sonntag and Service Value as a “family-friendly enterprise”, will be integrated directly into the Nickland between the snacks and drinks outlet and the entrance to the attraction “Excalibur – Secrets of the Dark Forest” on a site measuring 1,800 m². Design elements and the storyline have been developed by the Movie Park Germany project team under Wiebe Damstra in close cooperation with Nickelodeon Experience Design in Orlando and the Dutch design experts from the Leisure Expert Group. The Spanish company Rocas & Design, previously commissioned with “Lost Temple”, is responsible for designing and implementing the various thematic aspects of the new area.

New exciting attraction for the whole family
Riding through the streets of “Adventure Bay” with the beloved puppy troupe, parents and kids alike can look forward to a brand-new family attraction in the new themed area. On the new “PAW Patrol Adventure Tour”, a convoy ride created by Zamperla, visitors will experience an exciting off-road journey with their four-legged heroes. The six vehicles are inspired directly by the series, i.a. Marshall’s fire engine and Rubble’s bulldozer, and provide enough space for up to four people to take the whole family along on an exciting adventure.

A totally new children’s playground with interactive beach-style elements will be dedicated to Zuma, the brown labrador, and Rubble, the cheeky bulldog. Children can climb, swing and slide to their heart’s content in this area. The popular family attraction “Swiper‘s Sweeper” has also been completely revamped to become “Zuma’s Zoomer” – a wild hovercraft trip on the beach of “Adventure Bay”.

Film-like adventure for children: experiencing PAW Patrol at a meet & greet
Children and families can take advantage of numerous photo points and meet & greet opportunities to experience their animal heroes right up close. “Demand for interaction has been very high in recent years. Our visitors will now get the chance to really immerse themselves in the world of PAW Patrol,” explains General Manager Thorsten Backhaus. One particular highlight guests can look forward to is the iconic command center of the canine crew on a large scale: An exclusive photo point and meet & greet area will be set up at the foot of the 15-meter high tower. On top of that, Movie Park Germany will present all of the extraordinary emergency vehicles used by the TV heroes as realistic photo points, giving kids the chance to climb aboard just like their furry friends – for example, they can take a ride on Rocky’s transporter or on Chase’s police car.

Young and young-at-heart fans of the puppies can also take advantage of the new family offers at Movie Park Germany. For example, PAW Patrol-themed kids’ birthdays can be booked from the 2019 season. In addition, special PAW Patrol family and season tickets will be available for purchase, allowing visitors to get right up close to the series and its characters.