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Futuroscope reopens for 2019 with a host of new attractions
POSTED 21 Feb 2019 . BY Luke Cloherty
We are now investing between €13m and €15m per year
– Rodolphe Bouin
The Futuroscope theme park in Poitiers, France, has reopened its doors for the 2019 season and has some big plans for new attractions over the coming years.

In April 2019, the park will conduct a ‘second launch’ where it will unveil a new children’s area called Futuropolis.

"We'll completely recast the whole area of ​the World of Children is a big job because it is nine hectares of the park’s 30 total," said Rodolphe Bouin, director general of Futuroscope.

"We'll rename it ‘Futuropolis’. Visitors will find ‘the city of tomorrow’ in it, where they will be able to see the trades of the future and, in particular, those with ecological value.

"There will be things for all ages but especially five-to-six years with a very interesting density of attractions."

The park also has a number of plans in place for the years to come and Bouin noted that the park is investing around €15m (US$17m, £13m) per year.

In the offing is a free fall simulator and a 6,000-seat arena, both of which are due to be built in the next two years.

A second, smaller park is also in the plans, according to Bouin, which could be ready within the next 10 years.

"We are now investing between €13m and €15m per year," said Bouin.

"This program is currently being discussed with shareholders because we want to change gear and rise significantly enough to go even higher.

"We will need new quality attractions with very high capacity, otherwise we are playing with queues and dissatisfaction and that's not good.

"We are aiming for a very big attraction in 2020, which should be a roller coaster on the theme of space, for which the investment could rise to €20m (US$22.7m, £17.4m)."
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Futuroscope reopens for 2019 with a host of new attractions
POSTED 21 Feb 2019 . BY Luke Cloherty
We are now investing between €13m and €15m per year
– Rodolphe Bouin
The Futuroscope theme park in Poitiers, France, has reopened its doors for the 2019 season and has some big plans for new attractions over the coming years.

In April 2019, the park will conduct a ‘second launch’ where it will unveil a new children’s area called Futuropolis.

"We'll completely recast the whole area of ​the World of Children is a big job because it is nine hectares of the park’s 30 total," said Rodolphe Bouin, director general of Futuroscope.

"We'll rename it ‘Futuropolis’. Visitors will find ‘the city of tomorrow’ in it, where they will be able to see the trades of the future and, in particular, those with ecological value.

"There will be things for all ages but especially five-to-six years with a very interesting density of attractions."

The park also has a number of plans in place for the years to come and Bouin noted that the park is investing around €15m (US$17m, £13m) per year.

In the offing is a free fall simulator and a 6,000-seat arena, both of which are due to be built in the next two years.

A second, smaller park is also in the plans, according to Bouin, which could be ready within the next 10 years.

"We are now investing between €13m and €15m per year," said Bouin.

"This program is currently being discussed with shareholders because we want to change gear and rise significantly enough to go even higher.

"We will need new quality attractions with very high capacity, otherwise we are playing with queues and dissatisfaction and that's not good.

"We are aiming for a very big attraction in 2020, which should be a roller coaster on the theme of space, for which the investment could rise to €20m (US$22.7m, £17.4m)."
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