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Park News - (1/30/2016) BlooLoop has a fascinating article posted all about one of the world's most different theme parks, Futuroscope. The crazy landscape and large pavilion buildings make it look more like a futuristic Sci-Fi inspired world's fair than a traditional theme park, but attracting an audience of over 2-million guests each year, it is clear the French creation has clearly found a unique place in the world of themed entertainment.
They go on to talk a bit more about the park's 2016 plans which includes the launching of four new large format films and a new year-round evening show created by Cirque du Soleil.
Dec 2015 - Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, the 4D Experience - (12/21/15) Futuroscope has just opened a new attraction called Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, the 4D Experience. A special invitation only launch event took place on Saturday for the new attraction, which is essentially a summary of the events from the third film, with added 4D / sensory effects to enhance the experience.
2016 - Cirque du Soleil themed Night Show - (12/21/15) Futroscope announced that they will collaborate with Cirque du Soleil on a new outdoor night-show attraction at the park in 2016 above the lake that will replace the current Lady O show.
2017 - L'extraordinaire Voyage - (9/22/16) Screamscape has been informed that the official media event to open the new "L'extraordinaire Voyage" attraction at Futuroscope will take place on Dec. 10th. Previously we had heard that the grand opening would happen on Dec. 16th, so this seems to fit, as it would allow for possible soft open operation to take place between the two dates to work out the kinks ahead of the grand opening.
(9/6/16) I'm told that the first Flying Theater in Europe from Dynamic Attractions will be coming to Futuroscope and opening sometime in December 2016. According to the park's website it looks like the attraction may be called the "L'extraordinaire Voyage" and feature a modern day trip around the world and is described as using a "tilting platform" along with a 6K projection image on a curved 500sqm screen along with extra in theater effects.
(1/30/16) Futuroscope will open a new attraction for the park's 30th anniversary in 2017 with a story directly inspired by Jules Verne's Around the World in Eighty Days. The 10 million Euro project looks at the theme of travel and how things have changed from the methods used in the 18th century when the book was written up to the concept of "teleportation" in the 21st century.
(12/21/15) Another new attraction will open on Dec. 16, 2016 that promises "a projection into the future 'of our dreams'", with visions of a future where man can travel into space and beyond.