Movie Park Germany

Movie Park Germany
Slogan Wow! I'm in the movies!
Location Bottrop, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Coordinates 51°37′12″N 6°58′21″E / 51.62000°N 6.97250°E / 51.62000; 6.97250Coordinates: 51°37′12″N 6°58′21″E / 51.62000°N 6.97250°E / 51.62000; 6.97250
Opened June 7, 1996 (1996-06-07)
(2005 (2005) as Movie Park Germany)
Previous names Kirchhellener Märchenwald (1967 to 1976), Traumlandpark (1977 to 1985), Das Neue Traumland (1986 to 1991), Bavaria Filmpark Bottrop (1992 to 1993), Warner Bros. Movie World Germany (1996 to 2004),
Total 43
Roller coasters 6
Water rides 6
Hollywood Filmmuseum

Movie Park Germany is a theme park with real movie studios in Bottrop-Kirchhellen. It consists of 5 areas based on the topic "fascination film".


The park was opened in June 1996 as "Warner Bros. Movie World Germany" on the former location of the "Traumlandpark" amusement park, which had already replaced an earlier attraction called "Märchenwald". During the time from 1992 to 1993, a short lived theme park called "Bavaria Filmpark" existed in this location as well. The laying of the cornerstone was in May 1994.

At the end of 1999, Warner Bros. sold the park to Premier Parks (now Six Flags). Premier Parks continued to license the Warner Bros. Movie World name.[1]

In 2004, the park was acquired by StarParks, a sub-group of Palamon Capital Partners. This led to the name of the park being changed into "Movie Park Germany" in 2005, with the Warner Bros. theming removed from the park and replaced by newer themes from 20th Century Fox, MGM, and Nickelodeon and AMC.

In 2010, Parques Reunidos bought the park from Palamon Capital Partners. No changes to the park's name or theming occurred.


The park is divided up into 5 areas each with their own collection of attractions.[2]

Hollywood Street Set

Streets of New York


The Old West

Santa Monica Pier


Movie Park Germany features many live shows as well as a 4-D movie.[4]

Halloween Horror Fest

The Halloween Horror Fest is an annual event around Halloween time. It features over 250 scare actors and extra attractions like mazes and scarezones, as well as shows.

Current mazes (2015)

Former mazes (1999-2014)

During the HHF the Nickland theme area is a 'Monsterfreie Zone' (engl. 'monster free area') where children can stay at the park without being scared of the scare actors.


  1. O'Brien, Tim (18 October 1999). "Premier Purchases WB's European Parks Division". Amusement Business: 1, 32.
  2. "Attractions". Movie Park Germany. Retrieved 14 July 2010.
  3. 1 2 O'Brien, Tim (May 17, 1999). "New Family Rides Add Plenty Of Capacity". Amusement Business. 111 (20): 20.
  4. "Shows & Entertainment". Movie Park Germany. Retrieved 14 July 2010.
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