This summer, Plopsaland De Panne theme park in Belgium will add an $8m Viking zone based on a television cartoon and movie series with two rides and a restaurant set in a lakeside village.

The 12-acre Vicky the Viking themed land will be built on the location of a former theatre at the park, which located along the North Sea about 90 minutes west of Brussels.

The centrepiece of the new land will be an interactive boat ride built by Germany's Mack Rides.