Bellewaerde

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animal theme park in Belgium

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Geographical coordinates: 50.848333 2.945556

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English Bellewaerde

Bellewaerde is a theme park in the West-Flemish countryside at Zonnebeke near Ypres (Belgium). It was established in 1954, on the grounds of the World War I Battle of Bellewaarde. Named after an old castle in its territory that still stands near the main entrance, Bellewaerde is the oldest operating theme park in Belgium. Originally a zoo and safari, the park expanded in the early eighties to become more of a general theme- and thrillpark, catering towards teens and families. The 54-hectare (130-acre) park is famous for its beautiful gardens, marvelous landscaping and its attention to theming. Its mascotte is a lion dressed as a king, King Lion. Bellewaerde draws about 850,000 - 900,000 visitors a year and is the main theme park in Flanders.

Major rides include the first Boomerang coaster in Europe (1984), a duelling alpine coaster (Dawson Duel), a Vekoma Mad House (Houdini's Magical House), several water rides including a log flume, a river rapids ride and a spillwater ride, the Screaming Eagle vertical drop tower, a large number of stock rides such as a pirate ship, a swing carousel, an original Zierer beetle coaster, old-timers, carousels, an octopus, tea-cups and a Jungle Cruise-like boat ride, and an entertainment schedule that changes every year. Bellewaerde's latest additions are the world's first Topple Tower from Huss, El Volador (2005), a Zierer indoor coaster, Huracan (2013) and a duelling alpine coaster (2017). The park is currently building an aquapark which will feature a variety of slides, a lazy river, toys and different areas. It will cover a surface of 3000m2 and is being built on the current Parking A.

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German Bellewaerde

Bellewaerde (auch Bellewaerde Park) ist ein Tier- und Vergnügungspark, der sich in unmittelbarer Nähe zur belgischen Stadt Ypern befindet, nahe der französischen Grenze.

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French Bellewaerde

Bellewaerde est un parc d'attractions et un parc zoologique belge flamand, situé dans la province de Flandre-Occidentale, à Ypres. Fondé par Albert Florizoone sous le nom de Centre touristique de Bellewaerde en 1954 sur l'un des sites de la bataille d'Ypres de la Première Guerre mondiale, et nommé d'après le château qui se dresse encore près de l'entrée principale, il est aujourd'hui la propriété du groupe français la Compagnie des Alpes, filiale de la Caisse des dépôts et consignations.

Il comporte 29 attractions et présente 300 animaux de 130 espèces, dispersés dans les six zones du parc, qui s'étend sur 54 hectares. Parmi ceux-ci, des girafes de Rothschild, des éléphants d'Asie, des tigres, des lions et des léopards de l'Amour.

Le parc est membre permanent de l'Association européenne des zoos et aquariums. En 2017, il a accueilli environ 800 000 visiteurs. Il compte 69 employés permanents et 150 saisonniers.

Le parc aquatique Bellewaerde Aquapark ouvre ses portes le 1er juillet 2019.

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English Bellewaerde theme park

Bellewaerde was established in 1954 as a zoo and safari park. The park evolved into a theme park. Bellewaerde attracts 850,000-900,000 visitors a year and is one of the main theme parks in Flanders.

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Last Edit2017-06-16

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