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Table of Contents Media Release No. 01/2012 1. Season Opening on March 30, 2012 2. New Attractions for 2012 3. Admission Prices 2012 4. Shows and Stars at HANSA-PARK in 2012 5. Special Tips for 2012 6. HANSA-PARK’s Ride Attractions 7. HANSA-PARK at a Glance Media Release 1a/2012 Reprint free of charge – specimen copy requested Sierksdorf, June 12. June 2012 The “Park with a Soul” is growing sustainably - on March 30, 2012 HANSA- PARK starts into the Season Our huge unique theme world, “The HANSEATIC LEAGUE in EUROPE” will be extended by a large new section featuring up to 14m high buildings from London, Ribe and Bergen. London was home to the famous Hanseatic League “Steelyard”. Ribe, one of Denmark’s oldest cities and most important ports in earlier times, is our neighbour’s treasure trove of HANSEATIC LEAGUE traditions. “Tyske Bryggen”, the kontor [trading post] in Bergen dating back to 1360, was Norway’s most important port city until 1880 and a place of special significance for Lübeck’s branch of the HANSEATIC LEAGUE. At the Children’s World the Children’s Jungle Park, an indoor play area, geared towards children up to 1.40m in height, is taking shape. It will also feature a play area for the tiny tots so that parents can take along their smaller children, too. This is our response to a frequently expressed desire by our guests to cater to children too tall to be admitted to the Kiddie Camp (maximum height: 1.20m). Now older siblings can enjoy their very own play-and-explore area. The facility is, of course, fully roofed and heated so that fun is guaranteed no matter what the weather is like. North Germany’s biggest park parade starts into the 2012 season with a total of three new themed floats, new music and quite a few new costumes for the more than 60 participants. At the Realm of the Trolls, HANSA-PARK’s new themed play area, Norway’s age-old myth is revived (from the summer of 2012). Behind the scenes HANSA-PARK continues to make every effort to protect the environment. Numerous projects are underway. The park plans to reduce its annual CO2 emissions by almost 400 tonnes in future. HANSA-PARK has already been recognised for its environmental efforts in 2002 when the Studien- und Fördergesellschaft der Schleswig-Holsteinischen Wirtschaft, a business association for promoting regional business, awarded HANSA-PARK the “Environmentally-friendly Business” prize. With the implementation of a photovoltaic plant, a heat recovery ventilation system and improved energy efficiency the park has reached a new level in its efforts to combine economy and ecology. Media Release 1b/2012 Reprint free of charge – specimen copy requested Sierksdorf, June 12. June 2012 New for 2012 Birthday boys and girls will have their very own train The new train has already arrived and has been tested extensively, in particular by the grown-up children among our staff. And all have given its quality and fun value the thumbs-up. The smoke puffs out as it should, the whistle sound typical of old steam locomotives is pitch- perfect, the parquet flooring of the carriages has been varnished to perfection, the modern technical equipment such as the announcement and sound system are invisible, the craftsmanship satisfies the most demanding standards. We now hope very much that you and your children will enjoy the train as much as we did. And here is why all birthday children and their guests will be eager to celebrate their party at HANSA-PARK’s children’s birthday party room: In 2012 birthday children will have their very own parade train on wheels that will make its rounds in all kinds of weather. Up to 24 children can board the train so birthday children can take along all their friends and even their parents to share the fun with them. Each birthday group can reserve the train exclusively for one ride through the park. Make sure to book well in advance. The train is, of course, free of charge. It’s HANSA-PARK’s birthday present in addition to the free admission all birthday children up to 14 years already enjoy when they celebrate their birthday with their friends at the park. A Children’s Jungle Park for children up to 1.40m in height New for 2012 is our Children’s Jungle Park, a play land for our young guests up to 1.40m in height. Here, they can romp around and play even if the weather is not up to scratch. The play land is the long-awaited roofed and heated attraction for all children who have grown too tall to be allowed into our Kiddie Camp, which is primarily geared towards our toddler guests up to 1.20m in height. Parents are welcome to accompany their children however a certain level of physical fitness may be required just to make sure they’ll be able to keep up with their children … And our little guests can enjoy themselves in their own area of the play land for as long as their older siblings have disappeared in the depths of the jungle. The 5th section of our theme world, “The HANSEATIC LEAGUE in EUROPE” - London, Ribe and Bergen - will welcome our guests in 2012 We plan to complete the 5th construction phase of our theme world “The HANSEATIC LEAGUE in EUROPE” in 2012. Currently we are working on up to 14m high historical buildings from England’s London, which became famous for its Steelyard during the times of the Hanseatic League, Denmark’s Ribe, once one of our neighbour’s most important port cities and the famous Norwegian city of Bergen, which used to be the largest city of the Scandinavian country. Just to nip any rumours in the bud: Of course there is no connection at all between our selection of former Hanseatic cities and Hanseatic kontors [trading posts] for the 5th construction phase and the world’s largest sporting event celebrated on the British Isles in 2012. In any case, the new section will be constructed in the same outstanding quality as the previous ones, using the best traditional craftsmanship and incorporating state-of-the-art engineering technology. Like the Holstentor’s the new buildings’ quality is unmatched. Reconstructed true to the original and with extraordinary love of detail only original materials such as stone, timber and plaster are used to reconstruct beautiful building facades of these cities. After its completion, the theme world “The Hanseatic League in Europe” at HANSA-PARK will invite guests on a unique journey into European history, from Bergen in Norway to Paris, from La Rochelle to Lisbon, from Bruges to Visby and from Novgorod to Venice - featured with imposing architectonical pieces of art; real, authentic buildings that reach up to 18 metres into the sky. Hands-on experiencing and learning, fun and education, geography and history - with this new themed area Germany’s only family park by the sea combines all of the above in a unique mixture of sophisticated entertainment and interactive education. With its innumerable maritime exhibits and the historical walkable ship models that invite children to explore them HANSA-PARK has become a one-of-a-kind cultural leisure facility for all age groups that is unrivalled in Germany. The new themed area, which is expected to be fully completed within the next couple of years, provides a unique and broad picture of the HANSEATIC LEAGUE’s architectural history. Add on to that an event exhibition, event gastronomy and historically designed Hanseatic kontors [merchant offices] and you’ll have an outstanding family and cultural offer that is unmatched in Germany. HANSA-PARK has been in existence for almost 35 years now and today, more than ever, it is a part and an expression of North Germany’s uniqueness and identity. By the way: this new attraction will make HANSA-PARK in Sierksdorf near Lübeck located directly by the Baltic Sea Germany’s first leisure and family park that presents such an exciting combination of cultural experience and fun. Why? Because the park tells a story presented in a way that is possible only at HANSA-PARK located directly by the Baltic Sea, on the Bay of Lübeck - a story from the Medieval Ages, a story of trade and seafaring, of freedom and adventure - a story that has become a legend but is still very much alive: “The Hanseatic League in Europe” HANSA-PARK is gradually becoming a unique brand among theme parks, geared in particular towards families looking for quality and interested in the art and history of the European HANSEATIC LEAGUE. “When the theme world is completed, our guests will say: ‘There is no other place where you can experience so much European history in such a short time for so little money and, on top, in such imaginative settings!’”, describes managing director Andreas Leicht the aim of HANSA-PARK. The Realm of the Trolls – Norway’s age-old myth will be revived at HANSA-PARK’s new themed play area in 2012 Opposite of the 5th section of the theme world “The Hanseatic League in Europe” a new themed play area is expected to be completed by the summer of 2012. Designed in the style of historical Bergen it will take visitors into the world of Norwegian legends and myths. The Realm of the Trolls will come to life – and delight all our younger guests who will be only too eager to dash off into the world of Norway’s little lads. Redesigning of the Super Splash area - first construction phase planned for 2012 According to surveys conducted among our guests Super Splash still is one of the most popular and timeless water attractions. We have therefore decided to systematically redesign the entire area and key it to a theme. For 2012 we are planning to complete two construction phases. In the first phase we will redesign the slow-down area / brake run where the boats submerge into the water. Natural rock formations will give a first impression of how the ride will look like later when the boats take a plunge through an historical ship wreck into the lake. The ship wreck is planned for the 2013 season. The water play area next to the slow-down area will also be completely redesigned. The world’s largest beach chair and the historical bathing machines will later find their final home there. New parade music and new parade floats for our HANSA- PARK Parade in 2012 In 2012 our HANSA-PARK parade will present the first parade float keyed to the theme world of “The Hanseatic League in Europe”. This very special vehicle features a lot of functions; among others guests will be able to enjoy a ride in the dark. And to round it all off, new parade music will accompany the parade participants. In 2012 sustainability is a key concern of HANSA-PARK From the very beginning on HANSA-PARK has taken countless measures that prove that economy and ecology do not exclude each other. And you, our guests, have made every effort to support us. Such you have accepted edible wafers as a way to serve French fries, etc. and did your share to separate the rubbish in the park. We now take pride in the fact that our green-roof projects (the latest example being The Midgard Serpent in 2011), our waste prevention and recycling efforts as well as the reduction of noise emissions were awarded the “Environmentally-friendly Business” prize by the Studien- und Fördergesellschaft der Schleswig-Holsteinischen Wirtschaft, a business association for promoting regional business, as early as 2002. From the 2012 season onwards we will put in place an array of measures that will allow us to save almost 400,000kg of CO2 per year. The use of energy-saving LED light bulbs further contributes to that aim as are the new installation of a photovoltaic plant, the use of state-of-the-art cooling and deep-freezing aggregate technologies with integrated heat exchangers and a new, ultramodern central compressed-air supply unit which is also equipped with heat exchangers which allow for high energy efficiency. Media Release 1c/2012 Reprint free of charge – specimen copy requested Opening Times and Admission Prices 2012 Children under 4 years free admission Birthday boys and girls up to and including 14 years (proof required) free admission Children and youths up to and including 14 years Euro 25.00 per person Guests aged 60+ years, incl. coffee & cake Euro 25.00 per person Visitors aged 15 years and over Euro 31.00 per person Season ticket for unlimited visits in the 2012 season Euro 65.00 per person Tip: Until March 29, 2012 the season ticket is Euro 50.00 per person if payment is made before or on that date. Child and youth groups, Euro 17.00 per person minimum 10 paying persons up to and including 17 years Vocational schools, evening schools and youth support agencies are considered regular groups. Admission for 2 caretakers is free if they accompany groups of 10-20 paying children/youths. For groups of more than 20 paying children /youths admission is free for 1 caretaker per every 10 paying children /youths. Only teaching personnel, legal guardians or parents are considered caretakers. Other caretakers or children aged 18 years and over pay the regular-group price of Euro 25.00 per person. All other groups, Euro 25.00 per person minimum 20 paying persons The ticket price includes the use of all ride attractions in operation, shows and exhibitions. In the 2012 season HANSA-PARK is open from March 30 through October 21, daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Ride attractions open at 10 a.m. Subject to changes. Discounts cannot be combined with other discounts or special offers. ******************************************************* Payment options: - cash (EURO, DKK, SEK, NOK and all common foreign currencies)- EC card + pin number, credit card: Visa, Eurocard/Mastercard Media Release 1d/2012 Reprint free of charge – specimen copy requested Sierksdorf, June 12. June 2012 Shows and Stars at HANSA-PARK in 2012 “The only place in the world where you can dream with your eyes wide open” - The above quote by Ernest Hemmingway certainly applies to HANSA-PARK’s shows that have long been famous far beyond Germany. In the new season our shows will feature lots of new routines, artists and music, and some of the shows are completely new. North Germany’s No. 1 Variety Theatre is proud to present “City Dreams 2012” The show called “City Dreams 2012” takes our guests on a breathtaking new journey to the most exciting big cities in the world. In Las Vegas six young acrobats perform daredevil routines on the “Chinese pole”. From there, you’ll be whisked off to the Landing Piers of the Hanseatic City of Hamburg. Against the backdrop of the north European metropolis the threesome with the name of ToRiMe show world-class contortionist and balancing acts. On the journey goes to New York, where the Puyang Boys playfully jump through tires piled on top of each other, contorting and twisting their bodies with such ease that it looks as if it is perfectly natural to move like that. The next stop of the city tour is Atlantis, the ancient city that sank into the ocean. Here, four young acrobats present a top-of-their- league performance that is unmatched in the world. Strength, elegance and fascinating body control unite in perfect harmony. The stunning finals of City Dreams 2012 feature all artists and acrobats back in Berlin in front of the Brandenburger Tor. We are sure you’ll have a brilliant time! New Multimedia and Special Effects Show: “Dream World 2012” A completely new show that comes with three state-of-the-art digital laser systems, hundreds of LED show lights, digital surround-sound producing several 10,000-watt output and various special effects such as CO2 fog jets and fire flashes: guests will be transfixed by the stunning experience at North Germany’s biggest show theatre. It's hard not to get drawn in by the show. However we would like to point out that this spectacle of the special kind may not be suitable for people with pacemakers and/or other disorders. Water Circus John Burke‘s charming sea lions at the water circus are back with new tricks that will leave no eye dry and have the audience roaring with laughter! HANSA-PARK PARADE Every afternoon (in dry weather only) all dancers, musicians, acrobats, artists and the comic characters Winnie, Orki, Flipsi, Pingi, Leo and Emmi say “thank you” to all the guests for coming to the park and cheering them on with a colourful show parade featuring fancy fantasy floats. Over the years the parade has become one of the most popular events with HANSA-PARK’s guests - “because it’s such great fun”. The opening float is a colourful Mexican fruit cart from HANSA- PARK’s MEXICO theme world. The Mexican caballeros on the float have such broad smiles and radiate such joy of living that you can’t help it - you just have to smile with them! A screaming-red vintage fire engine and its little brother, a Viking boat from the "Land of the Vikings" theme world and the giant carriage from "Bonanza City" follow close behind. The parade concludes with the African jungle car float – the Old-Time Fun Fair’s Safari jeeps wave their ‘hello’. The costume-clad participants and the themed floats are a unique show in their own right. Dancing pink elephants, tame gorillas and funny ostriches get all the guests to join in the fun while the parade is winding its way through the park. By the way: once more HANSA-PARK is a pioneer in the North – apart from HANSA-PARK at Sierksdorf near Lübeck, no other North German leisure park offers its guests a parade of this magnitude. Visit of the Shadow Creatures When at twilight dark elves, nightmares and revenants crawl out of their hidings, the hour of scare and spookiness has arrived... From September 21 through 23 and from September 28 through October 03 the Curse of Novgorod, the old thatched-roof cottage, the bear’s cove and the Shadow World of Utgard will turn into spooky attractions that are haunted by werewolves, scarecrows and other eerie creatures who follow courageous visitors on their way into the otherworld. In the Shadow World of Utgard the hour of scare and spookiness starts at dusk (about 7.45 p.m.), in the areas of the other attractions at 6 p.m. already. In wet weather the area of the Shadow World of Utgard must remain closed for safety reasons and the opening hours of the park and ride attractions may change. Come before they get you... “Autumn Magic by the Sea” - only at HANSA-PARK When in the autumn the days get shorter and the sun says ‘goodbye’ a bit earlier every day, HANSA-PARK will be transformed into a sea of lights. Daily from Saturday, October 06 through Sunday, October 21 Germany‘s only event park by the sea will celebrate the end of the season with a brilliant “Autumn Magic by the Sea” festival. When the night falls, everywhere in the park light sculptures and pieces of art will come to life, and the well-kept grounds and attractions will be bathed in a magical glow. The Parade of Lights Like a fairy-tale parade the procession winds its way through the park - countless lights cast their shine from the floats and HANSA- PARK’s acrobats dressed in light-studded costumes wave to their guests - HANSA-PARK’s Parade of Lights, the only one of its kind in Germany, will enchant the hearts of young and older guests alike and conjure a magical smile on their faces at the beginning of the dark season. And at the “Plaza del Mar” the end of each day will be celebrated with an awe-inspiring performance crowned by a fireworks display that takes off directly from the walls of the “Arena”. For safety reasons the parade of lights and the evening show can take place only in dry and calm weather. Throughout the “Autumn Magic by the Sea” festival a special admission ticket at Euro 16.00 will be available from 3 p.m. onwards. Craftsmanship of the Vikings In 2012 a whittler and an ornamental blacksmith will demonstrate live the inimitable craftsmanship of the Vikings at HANSA-PARK. Based on age-old patterns, artfully carved and lovingly painted down to the very last detail, the ornaments will ultimately adorn the buildings at HANSA-PARK’s “Land of the Vikings”. Visitors of HANSA-PARK have the opportunity to watch the artists performing their fascinating work from up close. Almost 60 acrobats and artists have been engaged by HANSA-PARK for the 2012 season. All Events at a Glance “City Dreams 2012” - International variety show for the whole family on North Germany’s biggest Variety Theatre stage at the “Plaza del Mar” Arena, daily “Dream World 2012” - Multimedia Special Effect Show, also at the “Plaza del Mar” Arena, daily FantasticCinema in digital format “Sammy‘s great Adventures” with 4D special effects, daily Water Circus showing performances by John Burke‘s sea lions, daily On the open-air stage of the Old-Time Fun Fair: “Children’s Clown and Comedy Show”, daily HANSA-PARK Parade featuring all acrobats, artists and the Dixie Band, daily (in dry weather) HANSA-PARK - Dixie and Latino Band daily from 9 a.m. to 11.45 a.m. and from 5.15 p.m. to 6 p.m. The Talking Fountain, daily Winnie & Co. say “Hello” and “Goodbye” daily from 9 a.m. to 11.45 a.m. and from 5.15 p.m. to 6 p.m. Schedule subject to changes and weather conditions! All Events at a Glance Easter Bunny and Easter Flower Festival from April 07 through 09, 2012 Summer Flower Festival from July 01 through September 15, 2012 incl. HANSA-PARK‘s summer parade Visit of the Shadow Creatures from September 21 through 23 and from September 28 through October 03, 2012 “Autumn Magic by the Sea” featuring a unique parade of lights from October 06 through 21, 2012 Toggo Fun Day September 30, 2012 Media Release 1e/2012 Reprint free of charge – specimen copy requested Sierksdorf, June 12. June 2012 Our Special Tips 2012 Our group specials We have captured the romantic atmosphere of the Old-Time Fun Fair and present you the glittering stage of variety theatre. Join us for a stunning show performance with international top acrobats and comedy of the finest - the best of variety theatre tradition at the best time of day. Let yourself be whisked off into a sea of flowers, colours and music far away from routine life. All in one day. All at one price. Dreamlike view of the sea - at Germany’s only event park by the sea. HANSA-PARK has a very special offer for the young-at-heart: senior citizen visiting as a group of 8 or more pay only EUR 25.00 per person. And what‘s best: a sumptuous lunch and optionally breakfast or coffee & cake are already included in the price! Groups of 20 and more only pay EUR 25.00 per person at HANSA- PARK. A delicious lunch and one 0.3l soft drink of your choice is included in the admission price of EUR 29.90 per person. For its young guests North Germany’s leading theme park also has a great offer: for groups of 10 paying persons each child/youth up to and including 17 years only pays EUR 17.00; the price of EUR 18.90 per person includes one lunch meal and a 0.3l soft drink. Complimentary booking of the birthday party room for children at HANSA-PARK Colourfully designed with a fancily decorated birthday table and a throne for the birthday child to preside over everything - that’s our party room for your child’s birthday located right next to the “Kiddie- Camp”. We will organise a festive and child-suitable party for birthday children, their families and friends they will not easily forget. And best of all: the birthday party room can be booked free of charge! Our present: free admission for birthday boys and girls up to and including 14 years. On request we’ll be happy to prepare personalised, affordable child menus. Birthday boys and girls will have their very own train The new train has already arrived and has been tested extensively. In 2012 birthday boys and girls will be able to enjoy their own Parade Train on wheels that runs in any weather. Up to 24 children can board the train, so birthday children can take along their friends and even their parents to share the fun with them. Each birthday group that celebrate at the birthday party room can reserve the train exclusively for one ride through the park. Make sure to book well in advance. The train is, of course, free of charge. It’s HANSA-PARK’s birthday present in addition to the free admission all birthday children up to and including 14 years already enjoy when they celebrate their birthday with their friends at the park. In addition HANSA-PARK offers birthday children and their guests celebrating their birthday party at HANSA-PARK’s birthday party room another treat: on request participation in the parade is possible. On floats especially reserved for them, birthday children can join the colourful procession, wave to the other guests in the park with a big smile on their faces and enjoy the feeling of being cheered at and celebrated. An unforgettable experience for the birthday child and loads of fun for everyone! Open for bookings: trapper lodges with lockable luggage storeroom Adjacent to the Wild West town of “Bonanza City” there is a wild- romantic camp site housing five trapper lodges made from massive roundwood. The trapper lodges have been named after famous mountain men and scouts from America’s Wild West. Each lodge sports a roofed area of about 20 square metres in size and is equipped with solid, country-style tables and benches accommodating approximately 20 persons. A lockable luggage storeroom is located in the rear area. Groups, school classes and kindergartens can book a lodge against a lump sum cleaning fee of EUR 10.00 and enjoy a memorable day out. A charcoal barbecue can be provided at the low fee of EUR 10.00. Juicy meat, delicious sausages, charcoal, etc. can be purchased at fair prices. Breakfast from only EUR 3.50 and super saving menus throughout the park - that’s double the fun! We always pass on to our guests whatever we were able to save through special purchase deals. The quality and affordability of our gastronomic offers are highly appreciated by our guests, which makes us very proud. And we consider it motivation to continue to offer top gastronomic services in the future, too. However, our guests may of course bring their own food and drinks to the park. There are lots of picnic spots and lockers available. Media Release 1f/2012 Reprint free of charge – specimen copy requested Sierksdorf, June 12. June 2012 HANSA-PARK’s Ride Attractions 1. Schlange von Midgard - The Midgard Serpent. Get ready for the family adventure! 2. Fluch von Novgorod® - the Curse of Novgorod. The ultimate thrill coaster that established a whole new coaster category. 3. The Bell - the world’s largest bell featuring special water and fire effects. A ride attraction for the daring. 4. Fahrt der Drachenboote® - Stormy Dragon Boat Ride 5. Torre del Mar - a flying carousel 6. Space Scooter® - interactive planet docking 7. Rio Dorado® - Germany‘s craziest water bobsled ride 8. “Monte-Zuma”® Power-Tower - nerves are on edge when you go up and down like a giant yo-yo 9. Odin's Travels through the Sky - the free-fall tower for little daredevils aged three to six 10. Indian River - the interactive canoeing trip through the “Land of the Native Americans” theme world 11. Pony Express - an exciting, interactive riding trip into the prairie. It’s all about who is best at hitting targets dead on. 12. Barracuda Slide - a racy water ride in rubber dinghies dropping from a height of over 12m 13. Flying Orcas - fly through the air in giant Orca whales 14. Crazy Mine - a crazy mine-cart trip on rails through an old mine 15. Viking Boat Trip – ride the waves onboard a Viking ship 16. Pow-Wow - a covered family ride attraction offering spinning fun of the finest 17. Nessie - the super roller coaster with a giant loop between heaven and earth 18. Flying Shark – from a standstill to 7 x upside down 19. Storm Bird – free fall from a height of 20m: for the steely nerved only 20. Racing Roland – goose pimples on the cute-looking family roller coaster when Roland meets Nessie in a ‘Rendezvous in the Loop’ 21. El Paso Express – the raciest train running on a very narrow radius and the only one of its kind in Europe 22. Super Splash - sit in a boat, shoot down from 20m and hit a lake 23. A very American Wild Water Ride – in a hollow log through a wild water canal 24. Wave Rider – riding merrily through the air 25. Flying Dutchman – swing up 24m high in a pirate ship 26. Russian Swing – an historic original Ferris Wheel from the 1920s 27. Swing Ride – ride the historical chair-o-plane and feel “the circling of the earth” 28. The HANSA Carousel - the traditional flying horses carousel for the whole family with pictures specially made for HANSA-PARK that show typical scenes of the most important Hanseatic cities 29. Cog Ship Ride – fun-packed trip up and down the waves 30. Children’s 8-Bay Swing Boat Ride – swing your own wooden boat 31. Mini Scooters – dodgem cars for the littlies 32. “Flower Magic” Boat Tour – glide through a sea of flowers to the sound of waltz music 33. Safari Jeeps - an interactive adventure trip und photo safari through the jungle 34. Dr Livingstone’s Safari Flight - the propellers rotate and the airplanes, flown by the children themselves, take off in search of the famous Africa explorer 35. Park Train - board the train and take a trip around the park 36. Holstein Tower - HANSA-PARK’s 100m high landmark with a revolving cabin and a spectacular view 37. Play Area around the pirate ship with a covered Kiddie Camp featuring “Big Truck” and many other rides for the tiniest tots Note: The use of some attractions is subject to special height and age restrictions as well as physical fitness! Media Release 1g/2012 Reprint free of charge – specimen copy requested Sierksdorf, June 12. June 2012 HANSA-PARK at a Glance Official Opening: May 15, 1977 Location: Germany’s only event park by the sea, located in the community of Sierksdorf by the Baltic Sea, 30km north of Lübeck, a UNESCO World Heritage Site Total Area: about 460,000 square metres Roofed Areas: about 17,000 square metres Concept: An event park marked by its maritime surroundings with attractions and shows integrated in various theme worlds that are embedded in the coastal landscape. Car Park: 5,000 chargeable passenger-car parking spaces 100 complimentary coach parking spaces 100 chargeable hard-surfaced caravan and mobile home parking spaces History / Development: May 1973: Official opening of the family park called “Legoland” May 1977: Official opening of the theme park called “Hansaland” 1987: Re-naming to HANSA-PARK 1997: 20-year anniversary and most comprehensive expansion in the history of the park 2000: Official launch of the river rafting ride “Rio Dorado” - the first of its kind in Germany 2002: 25-year anniversary with countless new attractions such as the “Space Scooters” and the parade of lights unique in North Germany 2004: Official opening of “Pandavision”, the North’s top family attraction and the never-seen-before “Cosmic Coaster” Numerous themed events 2005: Launch of the then highest flying carousel in the world 2006: Official opening of the first High Rope Garden in a leisure park, featuring a completely new technique 2007: Official opening of the 1st construction phase of the HANSA-PARK RESORT BY THE SEA - a first in Germany 2008: Inauguration of the world’s largest replica of Lübeck’s Holstentor being the first construction phase of the unique theme world called “The HANSEATIC LEAGUE in EUROPE” which in future will embody the name of the park 2009: Launch of the “Curse of Novgorod”, a new giant roller coaster with which the park established a globally new roller coaster category 2010: Official inauguration of the 2nd and 3rd construction phase of the theme world called “The HANSEATIC LEAGUE in EUROPE” 2011: Launch of the family coaster “The Midgard Serpent” Official inauguration of the 4th construction phase of the theme world called “The HANSEATIC LEAGUE in EUROPE” 2012: Official inauguration of the 5th construction phase of the theme world called “The HANSEATIC LEAGUE in EUROPE” Tests, Prices and Awards (Selection) In 2012 HANSA-PARK was awarded the Best Practice Certificate - Certified Service Quality Winner of the “Worldofparks” award in the category “Best Leisure Park for Kids” 2011 In 2010 the Freundeskreis Kirmes und Freizeitparks e.V., an association of leisure park fans, awarded the Curse of Novgorod the coveted FKF Award. In 2010 HANSA-PARK® came in second in each of the categories “Customer Focus” and “Food & Accommodation” and was awarded the Golden Pine by DERTOUR leisure park testers. North Germany’s top leisure park received the “Parkscout European Jury Award” 2009/2010 for its Curse of Novgorod in the category “Best New Attraction in Europe”. In the category “Overall Winner” and in the category “Food & Accommodation” HANSA-PARK® came in second in 2009 and was awarded the Golden Pine by DERTOUR park testers. According to a survey conducted in June 2009 by the German Institute for Service Quality on behalf of the TV news channel, n-tv, HANSA-PARK is North Germany’s No. 1 and Germany’s second-best leisure park Winner of the large-scale leisure park test conducted by “SAM”, ProSieben’s TV magazine (2009) Parkscout, Europe’s biggest web portal for leisure parks, voted HANSA-PARK the leisure park with the best price- performance ratio in 2007/ 2008, 2008/2009, 2009/2010 and 2010/2011 In 2007 HANSA-PARK was the first German leisure park ever that was awarded the quality seal “OK for Kids” applicable to the entirety of the park based on the quality criteria of the Deutscher Kinderschutzbund, a German child protection agency Second-best leisure park in Germany and best leisure park in North Germany according to a survey conducted by the weekly magazine (Alles für die Frau [All That a Woman Needs], issue 32/2005) North Germany’s best leisure park is worldwide top in terms of safety: TÜV quality seal “Certified Leisure Park” for HANSA-PARK North Germany’s No. 1 and Germany’s second-best leisure park according to a survey conducted by the B.A.T. Freizeitforschungsinstitut, a leisure research institute, on behalf of the German magazine STERN (issue 28/2004) In 2002 HANSA-PARK received the “Environmentally-friendly Business Prize” awarded by the Studien- und Fördergesellschaft of the federal state of Schleswig-Holstein Federal Prize in Silver 2003 for its leisure offers geared in particular towards families and its accessibility. HANSA-PARK is Germany’s most family-friendly leisure park. Workforce: up to 800 people during the season Number of Visitors: 1.3 million in 2011 Repeat Visitors: about 83% Average Age: about 28 years Company and Seat: HANSA-PARK Freizeit- und Familienpark GmbH & Co. KG Am Fahrenkrog 1 23730 Sierksdorf/Ostsee Postal Address: Postfach 12 29 23722 Neustadt in Holstein Management: Christoph Andreas Leicht, personally liable partner Telephone: 0 45 63 / 474 - 0 Facsimile: 0 45 63 / 474 - 100 Info line: 0 45 63 / 474 - 222 Internet address: http://www.hansapark.de E-mail address: email@example.com
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