Milestones in the History of HANSA-PARK
|15. May 1977||Opening|
|May 1973||Opening of the family park "Legoland"|
|May 1977||Opening of the theme park "Hansaland"|
|July 1977||Launch of the first original American Wild Water Ride in Germany|
|1978||Opening of Europe's then largest and most modern dome-roofed dolphinarium, seating 1,400 visitors|
|1979||Inauguration of a round cinema with giant screen, 70mm projection and action films from the USA; expansion of the Wild West town, Bonanza City|
|1980||Launch of the super roller coaster "Nessie" - then Europe's biggest looping coaster|
|1981||Launch of the giant swing boat, the "Flying Dutchman"
Expansion of the Adventure Land
|1982||Addition of a sea lion performance and a dog show to the show program|
|1983||Construction work starts on North Germany's largest show theatre offering 1,800 seats which are arranged in a semi-circle around a giant stage like in an ancient amphitheatre|
|1984||Inauguration of the show theatre; opening performance: Frank Elstner's show "Wetten, dass...?" [Bet You!] and celebrity guests|
|1985||Wim Thoelke's show "Der große Spaß" [Great Fun] is staged at the show theatre with many popular stars|
|1986||Opening of the water roller coaster "Super Splash" with a 20m [66ft] plunge and a gradient of 85%
Michael Schanze and his Plopper Party live with "Die Show vom Publikum - für's Publikum" [Show by the Audience for the Audience]
|1987||Hansaland becomes HANSA-PARK
Opening of the Holstein Tower
|1988||Opening of the Aqua Stadium, starring the Acapulco cliff divers|
|1989||Launch of the Metroliner - the fastest train in the world on a very narrow radius|
|1990||Premiere at the show theatre with "Das Geschenk des Zauberers" [The Magician's Present] - a journey into the world of magic, poetry and fairy tales|
|1991||Launch of the "Flying Shark" and the "Storm Bird"
New stage at the "Old-Time Fun Fair"
|1992||Inauguration of a 3D cinema|
|1993||Dune Express "Racing Roland" with the world sensation "Rendezvous in the Loop"
Glass-enclosed escalators, leading from the car park to the main entrance
|1994||Inauguration of the central Service and Information Centre with a cafeteria at the main entrance
Stop of dolphin shows
|1995||Opening of the "Kiddie Camp"
First comic parade with our 5 comic characters
|1996||Launch of the "Pow Wow" - a covered roundabout ride for the whole family
Launch of "Fun & Sweets" - a huge indoor play centre offering playing fun for the whole family
|1997||20-year anniversary and biggest expansion in the history of the Park
Launch of "Crazy Mine" and the "Viking Boat Trip", opening of the new themed area "Pirate Land"
|1998||Launch of the "Barracuda Slide", a wavy water ride unique in North Germany|
|1999||Construction phase I of the new Mexican theme world "Plaza del Mar"|
|2000||The new millennium is ushered in with the launch of two super ride attractions:
"Rio Dorado" - the only river rafting ride in Germany and "Monte Zuma Power Tower" - a spine-tingling, giant yo-yo
|2001||Three attractions for families with toddlers:
"Pony Express"- an exciting ride into the prairie
"Indian River" - a canoeing trip through the river rapids of the Wild West and
"La Torre Rapida" for all up-and-coming high-flyers
|2002||25-year anniversary with numerous new attractions such as the automobile hall with the interactive attraction "Space Race" and the "Café Milky Way" as well as the parade of lights by the sea, unique in Germany|
|2003||Construction work on the Mexican-themed area ends with the completion of the "Plaza San Antonio"|
|2004||Opening of the North's top family attractions: "PandaVision" in 4D and a whole bunch of new themed events|
|2005||Launch of the carousel "Torre del Mar"|
|2006||Opening of the first high-rope garden at a leisure park that features an innovative technique|
Opening of the first construction phase of the HANSA-PARK RESORT BY THE SEA - a first such resort in Germany
Launch of the "Stormy Dragon Boat Ride" - water fun for the whole family
|2008||Inauguration of the "Holstentor" - the first construction phase of the planned theme world "The HANSEATIC LEAGUE in EUROPE"
Expansion of the Navajo Trail high-rope garden to become the highest and largest high-rope garden of its kind (Sky Trail) at a leisure park
Europe-launch of the ride attraction "The Bell" - offering flying and spinning fun for adrenaline fans that’s unrivalled in the world
|2009||Launch of the "Curse of Novgorod" a new mega-coaster that has established an entirely new roller coaster category|
|2010||Completion of the 2nd and 3rd section of the theme world "The HANSEATIC LEAGUE in EUROPE": Bruges, Visby, Lübeck, Hamburg and Rostock|
|2011||Official opening of the family coaster, the "Midgard Serpent"
Completion of the 4th section of the theme world "The HANSEATIC LEAGUE in EUROPE": Bruges, Groningen and Paris
|2012||Completion of the 5th section of the theme world "The HANSEATIC LEAGUE in EUROPE": London, Ribe and Bergen|
|2013||Completion of the 6th section of the theme world "The HANSEATIC LEAGUE in EUROPE": Lübeck, Copenhagen, Bremen, Frankfurt am Main, Goslar and Nuremberg|
|2014||Opening of the "Fondaco dei Tedeschi" - the large indoor playland for the whole family|
|2015||Launch of the hypercoaster "The Oath of KÄRNAN"|
|2016||Opening of the HANSA Swing Ride|
|2017||Opening of the children’s roller coaster “The Little Tsar”|
|2018||Launch of the Barcos del Mar
Completion of the 7th section of the theme world The HANSEATIC LEAGUE in EUROPE featuring Gdańsk and Kraków
|2019||Launch of the tallest and fastest gyro drop tower in the world.
Official opening of the new theme world surrounding Nessie, our iconic roller coaster.