Futuroscope, Chasseneuil-du-Poitou

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If your idea of a great day with the family includes heart-pounding rides, jaw-dropping 3D flicks, and 4D effects that fly you over oceans and take you surfing on titanic waves, then Futuroscope is your perfect destination. Blast off into outer space or take flight with birds of the natural world and find out exactly why this theme park is the second most-visited attraction in France. Since the park updates its attractions every year, there's always something new to see and do. Your kids will love dancing with robots, pedaling a propeller-driven machine inspired by Leonardo da Vinci, and discovering the fascinating ecology of dinosaurs of the deep sea--projected on a 3,000 sq-m (9,700 sq-ft), hemispherical screen. Take a look at our Chasseneuil-du-Poitou family vacation planner to schedule your visit to Futuroscope and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Since the time that we wanted to go to the Futuroscope, we decided to go for a weekend. The problem of this park, and as the decline in inflows seem to indicate the years of 2000, it's that, technologically, it is already outdated at any point. The fault of this constant evolution that makes that an attraction can quickly find itself obsolete shortly after its commissioning. For example, the new attraction "The trip" extraordinary, despite its undeniable qualities, makes us "travel" in a setting that feels awfully OCD. Indeed, I expect shots in real time but we had right to a long cinematic CG. When it comes to a "interactive" film like "The dynamic Vienne", there is another problem: the film dates from more than 20 years ago. Then, of course, the image is reworked, but difficult to be snapped up by attracting so much what's shown seem us prehistoric. The attraction of Arthur and the Invisibles was a pleasant surprise. In addition, we had the chance to do all the attractions on the weekend without too much waiting. I find the purchase of the necessary "Fastpass" even if the rate is expensive, knowing that we pay €20 to 5 attractions only once. At the time of new technologies, this park has unfortunately much charm and is rather like the vision we had of the future in the 1980s. A disappointment but largely explainable.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Park clean, and despite the crowd, the aisles are not crowded we spent a day there, and it was almost all done because we went there the weekend of 15/08, there was crowd, otherwise, it is possible to do everything in a day waiting in this weekend of bridge bcp kids loved her Vienna dynamic , Arthur, the Rabbids magic show is amazing and top the evening show sucks, I have not fully understood, and we see the actress to swing the whole show, blah we ate at the restaurant of Arthur, expensive for what it is the day positive rest, we chose the day to deal with the crowd just beautiful park with attraction and Nice staff nice
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  • August 18, 2017
    Beautiful family day at the Futuroscope! The attractions are really great, especially that of the Rabbids! The Park is huge, and despite the affluence in this day of August, traffic between the attractions is done very easily. The night show is magical, although the story is, in my opinion, a little complicated for young children. ... Convenience, we find trash cans and toilets everywhere. The food is varied and really very accessible. A downside, however: we did until 1:30 in line for some attractions and the price of the Cup leader is really abusive! Plan to pay your parking at the Park, as advised on the spot...
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  • September 5, 2017
    Very disappointed. It's not the future, it's outdated. And look like they are happy about it. Apart the dance with the robot and a magician show, the ride are all the same kind, big screen, or seat moving a bit. Some building are nice but not use effectively. The restaurant are expensive. If you buy a gold pass, you are received on a corner of a bar table. The park don't take mobile or contactless payment. The park need to move into the next century, but at the moment, it's stuck in 2000.
  • August 26, 2017
    Great day out. Very expensive. We found some vouchers for 40% off entry. Family of five still cost €138. With food and drinks we spent nearly €300 but we were there from morning until 11pm. Beware it's not like a theme park like you would see in the UK as there are very few rides. Most attractions (and there are a lot) are 4D cinema type rides. Very good though! It's set in lovely park area. All in all a very good day out.
  • July 30, 2017
    Patchy disabled access, poor English translations, and poor signage on maps. The actual experience was amazing and definitely worth repeating, but the execution was shoddy. As examples: Left numerous times with my disabled girlfriend to tackle stairs on the way out of buildings when the entrance had step free access. Left back stage by some of the staff to find our own way out of attractions (Arthur in particular greeted us with a set of stairs and no lift on the way out when there was a lift on the way in. Staff were nowhere to be found and there was no way back to the entrance). Disabled entrance left unattended, so it looked like we were just pushing in to the people in the queue, earning us some funny looks.
  • August 12, 2017
    The park has a lot to offer or a range of people we went as a family on a stop over but wished we'd stayed longer. The shows were very impressive and the tied are too. I just wish we had the time to stay longer.
  • August 17, 2017
    A must see for your children.. we're there for 1 full day and we did all the main attractions. It's different than any other theme park..here your children can learn a lot of things and fun at the same time..

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