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Paddington lands at Europa-Park in Germany

The Copyrights Group and MackMedia have announced the arrival of Paddington at Europa Park, the largest seasonal theme park in the world.

Paddington will be a central feature of the England themed area of Europa Park, a theme park located in South-Western Germany. The park welcomes over 5.5 million visitors per year, with its 15 European themed areas.

More than 100 attractions and shows await visitors on a site measuring 95 hectares. The park’s five four star themed hotels make Europa-Park a unique short break destination in the border triangle of Germany, France and Switzerland.

The long-term partnership with Europa Park will offer Paddington fans a new journey to incude a VR ride, re-branded within the England themed area with Paddington’s environment, and a dedicated Paddington shop.

From spring 2018, the first Paddington ice show will launch at the park, a 30-minute show that will run until the Autumn of 2018 when Paddington will go on tour across Germany.

Paddington 2 will start rolling out across UK cinemas from November 10th before hitting screens across the globe. A first mobile game called Paddington Run will also be launched worldwide on all platforms at the end of October.

Lucien Boyer, chief marketing officer at Vivendi, the parent company of The Copyrights Group, said: “We are pleased to partner with the great team at Europa-Park and be able to offer Paddington fans exciting and fun new ways to engage with the brand.

“We also look forward to launching Paddington’s very fist ice show on time to celebrate his 60th Anniversary in 2018 and to announce many more events and activities around Paddington as part of this long term partnership in Germany.”

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