Following on from the re-build of the Scandinavian area, Europa Park have now also released details of the new Piraten in Batavia, confirming on their Facebook page
that the ride will re-open in 2020. They have also released the concept art below:The Mack Rides Facebook page
also has a couple of images of what I think is a model of the new version of the ride:
At Europa Park's recent start of season press conference they also showcased one of the new animatronic pirates which will form part of the ride. The Official Europa Park Fan Club - EPFans.info, have a short clip on their Facebook page.
And finally, Europa Park have produced a 4 and a half minute first teaser trailer which provides a fantastic back story to the new version of the attraction and introduces some of the key characters as well as new music from the attraction from IMAscore:
I love that Europa Park are going to show much effort to re-build this attraction. It shows that the Mack Family recognise that the attraction was a favourite of fans and are have seized the opportunity to not only re-build it, but bring it back bigger and better than ever. I will have to try and get back to Europa Park once this is open to see what it is like - if it's done to Mack's usual standards then it will be spectacular!