Europa-Park in Germany kicks off its big anniversary year in July, with celebrations taking place across the resort's 13 European themed areas.
On July 11-12, the park will host a huge 40th birthday party, with guests being able to party, dance and ride roller coasters up until midnight.
In addition, 270 international artists from 30 countries will entertain Europa-Park guests alongside the famous 'Euromaus' character and her friends, who will lead a parade through the theme park every day.
To coincide with the anniversary, there are also a number of new developments in the park including the new Express Lane, a conveyor unit from the car park to the main entrance, which easily brings guests to the resort and ensures that visitors start enjoying the numerous attractions even sooner.
A further highlight is the redesign of the Euro Tower in the French theme area, while the Icelandic, Spanish and Austrian areas will also welcome new attractions.