Futuropolis, a city of the future imagined for and by children, has opened at Futuroscope. The mini city allows children to play out their grown-up dreams.
The park’s areas are set around a town centre, where children can play at being sporting heroes, drivers, gardeners, archaeologists, firefighters, and inventors.
The new amenities include Futuropolis’ own water park with an ‘Aqualympic Stadium’ – floating trampolines for walking and jumping on the water, and ‘Rescue Academy’ – a ride where children can learn to sail inflatable boats over the waves.
Attractions at Futuropolis
- Rescue Academy – boating centre
- Aqualympic Stadium – floating trampolines
- Budding Drivers – electric car track
- Fledgling Firefighters – fire engine-themed attraction
- The machines of Quo – water ride
- Mission: Eclabousse! – boat ride with water cannons
- The Aquatic Garden – water games
- The Inventions of Jules – flying rides
Rodolphe Bouin, Director General of Futuroscope, said: “Two thirds of Futuroscope’s visitors are families. We wanted a city, Futuropolis, designed for all ages with a purpose, sharing. Parents share activities with their children.”
Futuroscope’s investment strategy
Earlier this year, Futuroscope revealed plans to up its investment strategy with major attractions in the pipeline.
An arena-type multiplex with 6,000 adjustable seats is opening in 2021, and a 20 million euro space-themed roller coaster is launching this year.
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La nouvelle ville des enfants #Futuropolis ouvre ses portes aujourd’hui : 21 attractions et jeux pour s’éclater ! Pilotez un bateau de secours avec Malo, faites des acrobaties sur les trampolines de Miyako et tendez des pièges au méchant Darko avec Elastica et ses supers pouvoirs ! Il ne reste plus que vous pour vivre une aventure extraordinaire !
Futuroscope is currently investing between 13 and 15 million euros a year and has renovated around 25% of its attractions.
In 2017, The Extraordinary Voyage created by Dynamic Attractions was launched, representing, at €13.5 million, Futuroscope’s largest investment to date.
In 2018, 6 million euros was invested VR attraction with a Sébastien Loeb theme.
Images: Atelier D Joulin, Atelier Zundel Cristea/Futuroscope