Amusement parks: these new features awaiting visitors this summer

After two years jostled by the health crisis, between closures and strict protocols, the amusement parks are under the sign of renewal this summer. While these entertainment sites bring together around 65 million visitors each year in France, according to the Gulli channel, which is devoting a new documentary series to them, there will be many new features this season.

From Parc Astérix to Disneyland Paris, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, via Futuroscope, Vulcania, or Puy du Fou, new or completely renovated attractions and new shows will delight families, whose enthusiasm is still the appointment.

Disneyland Paris inaugurates its Marvel universe

Whereas Disneyland Paris celebrating its 30th anniversary since March 6, with a program full of surprises – a new parade, an unprecedented drone show, new costumes for Mickey and Minnie by Stella McCartney – the Seine-et-Marne site will inaugurate its Campus on July 20 Marvel.

A new area devoted to Marvel superheroes which will give access to new attractions, like the Spider-Man WEB Adventure (photo above) and will allow you to meet the spider man, Iron man or Black Panther. A universe announced as “unique” by the park.

Futuroscope tackles tornadoes

2022, the year of novelty at Futuroscope. Attraction, hotel, restaurant… The scientific site created in 1987 is pulling out all the stops. After inaugurating its new Station Cosmos hotel last May, with a space base design and its new Space Loops restaurant, which revisits the concept of roller coasters with dishes served by doing loops, the poitevin park inaugurates this July 2 a brand new immersive attraction.

Unique in Europe, this new adventure called “Tornado Hunters” combines LED screen, ultra-mobile platform, special effects and live action, and will confront spectators with a tornado about to hit Poitier and Futuroscope. Accompanied by two scientists, they will have to stop him.

Parc Astérix is ​​renovating and innovating

The famous Gaulish park located in the Oise is betting this summer on the reopening, last April, of its famous Tonnerre de Zeus 2 attraction, completely renovated after several months of work. The Asterix park, which also permanently closed its dolphinarium last year, launched on June 4 in the pool of the Poseidon theater a brand new show, “Les plunges de l’Olympe”. This spectacular diving competition between Greeks and Romans is held every day.

From July 14 and until August 28, the “Banquet Gaulois”, a convivial dinner straight out of Goscinny and Uderzo’s comic strips, obviously with wild boar on the menu, is back in the village (reservation required), without count that at this time the park opens its doors until 10 p.m.

Le Puy du Fou: new show for its 45th anniversary

The Vendée park is celebrating its 45th anniversary this year. Whereas Puy du fou continues to develop internationally – now with a site in Spain and a project in the United States by 2024 – the French park is celebrating this anniversary by rethinking the scenography of its legendary Gallo-Roman stadium.

This 7,000-seat arena is getting a makeover and will host a new version of the unmissable gladiator show “Le temps du triomphe”, with a completely transformed staging. Two other events will mark these festivities at the start of the school year with, on September 16, “The night of the will-o’-the-wisps”, a pyrotechnic show which will bring together the three world’s leading specialists in the field, and on October 8 and 9, “The stride of the giants”, torchlit night run through the park.

Vulcania celebrates its 20th anniversary

The park Vulcania celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Despite the blow of fate that the site suffered, with the fire last February of what was to be its great novelty for 2022 – an XXL planetarium whose opening is postponed until next year at best – the park of leisure and learning Auvergne devoted to volcanic activity and natural phenomena is however celebrating this anniversary year.

On the program: a new mobile game “Which hero are you?”, to discover over the animations whether you have the soul of an explorer or a scientist, and two additional nights bringing to twelve the number of days when the park closes at 10 p.m., with their Dragon Time pyrotechnic show to end the day. Also of note, last year, Vulcania inaugurated a family attraction on the theme of earthquakes: a roller coaster called Namazu, voted best European attraction 2021.

The sea of ​​sands: the wild west spirit is renewed

The sea of ​​sands, a park dedicated to the world of the Far West, also plays the novelty card. In addition to its family attractions, the site located between dune and forest in Ermenonville, in the Oise, has notably inaugurated a new show “Lightning and powder shot” which combines humor, stunts and special effects, against a backdrop of the history of heart in West City.

The park will also celebrate the first anniversary of its Silver Mountain family coaster, which in one year has become the favorite attraction of its visitors.

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