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“Only worth visiting if you run out of things to do”
Review of Futuroscope

Futuroscope
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: With more than 40 million visitors since it opened, Futuroscope is one of the best-loved leisure parks in France and the only one of its kind in Europe. Futuroscope is the ideal place to relax in, with 60 hectares of tranquil green countryside and 25 original experiences you won't find anywhere else: films in giant format, thrill-filled attractions, 3D rides with 4D effects, games, live shows, open-air activities, and more. The spectacular theatres inside Futuroscope are gigantic sculptures and their futuristic lines blend in smoothly with the surrounding landscape. Discovery and thrills guaranteed for everyone, young and old!
Reviewed September 14, 2013

I had high expectations having read some of the publicity and media, however once you see the first, second, third film, things start to get somewhat boring. Luckily we visited the place early September so there were practically no queues at all, however many of the restaurants were closed felt like being in Blackpool in the middle of winter.

The landscape is well kept and there are some interestingly designed buildings, but this is no. Epcot.

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Reviewed September 11, 2013

We visited in late August 2013 and there were very few queues. The "rides" are mostly screen based and the best was the Arthur ride, which is 4D and a genuine thrill. The closest to a classic ride is the dancing with robots, which was fun. We don't speak good French but this was only a problem in one of the many shows. I winced and the entry price but left feeling that it was good value and something that is not on offer in the UK.

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Reviewed September 11, 2013

great for kids and great for adults - stay for the eveing show its worth it a good dayout especially if you use Tesco Clubcard vouchers to pay for it. and try to eat at Kalediscope restaurant buffet food which is top quality and free wine !!!!

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Reviewed September 8, 2013

We (family with 10 and 13 year old) arrived 9.30am not really knowing what to expect. Left at 10.40pm after the evening show so probably worth the £40ish per head entry. Food was £12ish per head for pizza, ice cream and drink so not unreasonable.

A strange mix of futuristic buildings and ideas built twenty years ago and some new things built in the last year. I think the park was struggling a few years back and investment fell and visitors tailed off but it looks like it is turning the corner and adding new things each year now. Even so it wasn't anything like as busy as the Madame Tussaurds sites in the UK.
There are no roller coasters. Main attraction this year is Dancing with Robots which uses robotic arms dancing to music with riders strapped to the end of the robot arm. The music and movements change each time and older ridrs can opt for more severe experiences. The rest of the attractions were mainly cinematic presentations, quite a few using iMax, 3D, and dynamic seating. Some of the dynamic seating really did throw you about!

Overall a good diversion from lounging by the beach but I wouldn't spend more than one day here.

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Reviewed September 8, 2013

I had been to Futuroscope on a number of occasions when I lived in France in the 90s. So I was curious to see how things have developed. I wasn't disappointed even though some of the attractions are a little dated now. Our party included a 12 year old AND two retirees in their late 70s. There was something for everyone. We were particularly surprised that the park was relatively quiet - we guessed that this was because we went a few days before the end of the French school holidays. The place is well signposted with broad walkways and very clean. Food and drinks were the type to be expected at such establishments where they are catering to a captured audience. The futuristic buildings with the special cinematic presentations in either IMAX style 2, 3 or 4 D were fun. We thought that the live imagic show was out of place - and certainly the horrible queuing in cramped conditions there could be better managed. The equipment for simultaneous translations into either English or Spanish and usable at some attractions didn't work that well and we didn't bother with the headsets and uncomfortable ear pieces that much.
All in all a nice day out, cut short late afternoon by the need to rush to the next destination on our tour.

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