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Europe in the Air Update

April 21, 2010

I have new updates about Europe in the Air, Busch Gardens’ newest attraction opening later this spring. Plans are coming to life and the ride is shaping up. I was able to take a tour to check things out and learned that we are steadily pressing along.

It’s not always easy changing out a simulator from one theme to another. For 2010, the maintenance team and programmers are working hard to enhance the total experience and are making major changes with programming, theming, projectors, screens and even seating.

Europe in the Air consists of two units or bays. Most of the work on the left bay is nearly complete. Six new high-volume fans have been added to each bay, three on each side. Scent-o-meters will be added near the fans to blow scents to our guests as they glide over certain areas of Europe. For instance, riders will smell chocolate as they glide over Paris. The framework for the new screen has been put in place, and the installation of the screen should be next (larger, concave screen). New seatbelts have been added to make it less complicated for guests and also make it easier for the team members.

The computer system that runs the ride is being upgraded and reprogrammed as we speak. Now we’re just waiting for finishing touches and the movie and movement to come together.

The walls inside have all been painted, with a fresh airy design to make it seem as if you are in the air. I’m looking forward to sharing updates over the next few weeks, and sharing the ride experience once Europe in the Air spreads its wings and takes flight.

Here’s a first look at our new ride, Europe in the Air.

Until next time …

Park Operations Manager at Busch Gardens

6 Comments leave one →
  1. Anonymous permalink
    April 21, 2010 2:07 pm

    Why would Paris smell like chocolate? Maybe Belgium…

  2. Evan permalink
    April 21, 2010 4:30 pm

    Is it going to be open May 8th beacuase that is when im going im going there for the band trip and stuff and i would like to ride it>

  3. Ethan permalink
    April 22, 2010 11:26 am


  4. Bob Andrews permalink
    April 22, 2010 11:47 am

    That clip doesn’t tell me anything about the new attraction and does not “sell” me on visiting the park to see it!

  5. jerry permalink
    May 2, 2010 10:28 pm

    This ride is not that good if they do not put anymore rollercoaters or something in the park i am thinking of going somewhere elese. I love the park but we had went over the weekend this ride is not all that good and the rides were packed the longest i had to wait on the griffon was 45 minutes and the alpengiests was 1 hr. I hate to wait that long and me and my family pay good money to go to the park like everyone else but i am considering something different, why pay $60 a month for passes when kings dominion about 1hr away has 13 coasters.

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