After a long wait, ‘Pirates of Batavia’ has returned to the Dutch themed area of Europa-Park, Germany’s largest theme park.

For Europa-Park’s owners, the Mack family, and loyal fans of the theme park, the reopening of the Pirates of Batavia is a momentous occasion.

The ride has been entertaining all ages of guests since 1987, who have embarked the boat on an adventure exploring the exotic port of Batavia.

In May 2018, the popular family attraction was sadly destroyed in a fire. Following just 24 months of construction, Pirates of Batavia is back.

The water-based attraction takes guests on an eight-minute boat ride with Bartholomeus van Robbemond. Each of the 17 boats can accommodate up to 16 passengers who venture past elaborately designed scenes to bring the adventurous pirate journey to life.

On July 28, the Mack family celebrated the anticipated reopening of the much-loved ride.

Europa-Park’s owner, Roland Mack, commented: We are very happy to be able to celebrate this memorable event today. The fire and the loss of the unique attraction had torn a deep hole in our hearts.

“It is all the more wonderful that the ‘Pirates in Batavia’ are back at Europa-Park – now even bigger, more beautiful and more exciting.”