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Civil War-era bomb discovered at Puy du Fou's new Spanish theme park
POSTED 06 Sep 2019 . BY Sam Boggon
Puy du Fou España is the French operator's latest development
A Spanish Civil War-era bomb has been found at Puy du Fou's newest park just days after its debut show.

Discovered on Wednesday (4 September), the explosive was destroyed by police explosives experts in the early hours of the following morning at the Toledo attraction, an hour south of Madrid.

Regional emergency services confirmed the news in a Twitter post, adding that "no injuries or property damages were suffered".

The discovery of this kind of bomb is not uncommon in Spain. The devices are remnants from the 1936-39 Civil War, with another discovered just last month in an area close to one of Barcelona’s famous beaches – Sant Sebastia.

Premiered last week Puy du Fou España is the French operator's latest development, following on from its UK version of the show Kynren, which debuted in 2016.

Projections for the economic impact of Puy du Fou España see it expected to make €200m (US$219m, £182m) by 2021, while it is predicted to exceed €330m (US$361m, £301m) by 2028.

Toledo – which is around 55 minutes from Madrid – is already a renowned historical attraction, drawing several million visitors per year, and was designated a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1986.
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Civil War-era bomb discovered at Puy du Fou's new Spanish theme park
POSTED 06 Sep 2019 . BY Sam Boggon
Puy du Fou España is the French operator's latest development
A Spanish Civil War-era bomb has been found at Puy du Fou's newest park just days after its debut show.

Discovered on Wednesday (4 September), the explosive was destroyed by police explosives experts in the early hours of the following morning at the Toledo attraction, an hour south of Madrid.

Regional emergency services confirmed the news in a Twitter post, adding that "no injuries or property damages were suffered".

The discovery of this kind of bomb is not uncommon in Spain. The devices are remnants from the 1936-39 Civil War, with another discovered just last month in an area close to one of Barcelona’s famous beaches – Sant Sebastia.

Premiered last week Puy du Fou España is the French operator's latest development, following on from its UK version of the show Kynren, which debuted in 2016.

Projections for the economic impact of Puy du Fou España see it expected to make €200m (US$219m, £182m) by 2021, while it is predicted to exceed €330m (US$361m, £301m) by 2028.

Toledo – which is around 55 minutes from Madrid – is already a renowned historical attraction, drawing several million visitors per year, and was designated a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1986.
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Puy du Fou España to generate €200m in economic impact by 2021


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