I was initially rather sceptical having read the mixed reviews, but knowing that we (family with kids of 12,11 & 7) could visit out of season and avoid queuing, I finally gave in and we went.
I came away really pleasantly surprised and now I understand why there seems to be a bit of a love/hate reaction to Futuroscope.
I think that the fundamental problem is that prospective visitors need to understand beforehand, the idea that Futuroscope is designed and marketed as "Fun and education". It is not a theme park in the mould of Thorpe Park or Alton Towers. It is not just about screaming your head off on a roller coaster and heart pounding thrill rides. What Futuroscope tries to do, but clearly fails with some people, is to make you occasionally use your brain and to think a bit, while still having plenty of fun. The less equipped are inevitably going to feel short-changed.
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