Visitors to Europa-Park can now take a behind-the-scenes peek at the progress of the German theme park’s latest major attraction, Project V.

September saw the opening of a new Preview Centre at the site of the attraction, which follows the story of German aviation pioneers, Egbert and Kaspar Eulenstein.

Project V begins with a walkthrough tour and finishes with a virtual flight, complete with 4D effects. The accompanying film will be produced by MackMedia, under the direction of Holger Tappe.

Located in the Germany Alley section of the resort, the newly-opened Preview Centre includes numerous models and images that explain the development process behind the new attraction.

Due to open next year, Project V represents the largest investment in a single attraction in the history of Europa-Park.

“With this great investment, we are convinced that we will present our guests with a huge hit,” said Europa-Park owner Roland Mack. “The experience factor will increase yet again with this unique attraction.”

Owned by the Mack family in southwestern Germany, Europa-Park started life as a demonstration area for the Mack Rides manufacturing company. After opening to the general public in 1975, it is now Germany’s largest theme park.

Mack Rides continues to develop roller coasters and major attractions to theme parks around the world, and still uses Europa-Park as a testbed for its latest innovations.

MackMedia was established by Europa-Park executive Michael Mack in 2002, and is involved with the development of 3D, 4D and virtual reality attractions.