The Phantom of the Opera turned into new theme park ride

Phantom of The Opera theme park ride concept

In what could be the most melodramatic twist to theme park rides yet, The Phantom of the Opera is stepping off the stage and onto a roller coaster track.

That’s right, the timeless tale told through Andrew Lloyd Webber’s mesmerising music is set to thrill in a way it never has before – as a virtual reality roller-coaster experience at Germany’s Europa Park this coming spring.

The new attraction, which finds its home within Europa Park’s Eurosat Coastiality section, promises to blend the eerie allure and romantic intensity of the musical with the heart-pounding excitement of a roller coaster.

Riders will don VR headsets, stepping into a digitally enhanced world where the lines between theatre and thrill ride blur into one unforgettable experience.

The idea of meshing Broadway brilliance with theme park thrills isn’t entirely new, thanks to Disney’s endeavours, but the Eurosat Coastiality – The Phantom of the Opera ride marks a pioneering venture into musical theatre-inspired attractions.

Imagine plunging into the depths of the Paris Opera House, all while strapped into a roller coaster car – it’s as if the chandelier scene takes on a whole new dimension!

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For those who might need a quick refresher, The Phantom of the Opera is Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic musical, with lyrics by Charles Hart, additional lyrics by Richard Stilgoe, and a book by Stilgoe and Lloyd Webber.

The story, inspired by Gaston Leroux’s novel, made its grand debut in London’s West End in 1986 before captivating Broadway audiences in 1988. It’s a saga of mystery, love, and music that has stood the test of time, with the West End production making a triumphant return in 2021 after a brief pandemic pause.

Its Broadway counterpart, meanwhile, celebrated its historic final curtain call on April 16, 2023, securing its place as the longest-running Broadway show ever.

About the author: Jessica White

Recent University graduate Jessica is the newest writer for Stageberry. She's over the moon to be sharing her theatre knowledge and passion for musicals with the online world.


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