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Planete Futuroscope

Listed under Visitor Attractions in Cognac, France.

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They don’t call it Planete Futuroscope for nothing. A giant 53 hectare theme park, Futuroscope uses the latest audio and visual technology to entertain! 3D screens, interactive attractions and giant screens are all used to give visitors their thrills and spills. Opened in 1987, the park has some futuristic architecture to match the ride, with spheres and crystal cubes and more than twenty high-tech attractions. These include Plongeurs sans Limite, a chance for visitors to journey down to the great depths of the blue sea with professional divers Pipin Ferreras and Umberto Pelizzari, and Le Tapis Magique (flying carpet), located in a cathedral-like structure, allowing visitors to watch natural delights pass before their eyes in a giant audiovisual display; a particular highlight is a chance to watch the 3000km (1364 mile) journey undertaken by Monarch butterflies migrating from Canada to Mexico.

The park is at the cutting edge of information technology and is an educational day out for adults and children alike where they can discover the wonders of earth and space through innovative interactive displays. The park is one of Europe’s biggest moving image parks, offering sophisticated entertainment including the nightly Le Miroir d’Uranie show with spectacular light, water and music displays and the Kinémax attraction which, at 35m-high (115ft) and enclosing a 450-seat cinema, is the largest rock-crystal structure in the world.

Written by  John Johnston.

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We were in Futuroscope last week! Futuroscope building is fantastic and futuristic, although the actual attraction themselves have mixed reviews. I can’t complain too much because we got in free, but most parts of the park were just simulations where you sit and watch something! Great Park, we certainly will be back, in nearest future.

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