Parc Astérix is a theme amusement park in France, based on the stories of Asterix (by Albert Uderzo and René Goscinny). Situated approximately 35 km (22 mi) north of Paris, 32 km (20 mi) from Disneyland Resort Paris and 20 km (12 mi) from the historic Château de Chantilly, in Plailly in the département of Oise, it opened in 1989. The park is operated by Compagnie des Alpes.
It is especially well known for its large variety of roller coasters, and has begun incorporating rides and themes from historic cultures such as the Romans and the ancient Greeks.
L’Oxygénarium toboggan (river rafting ride)
There are many attractions and shows including:
- Tonnerre de Zeus, a wooden roller coaster, built by Custom Coasters International (1997).
- Goudurix, a large steel multi-looping coaster, built by Vekoma (1989).
- Oxygénarium, a Spinning Rapids : large, twisting water slide with round inflatable dinghies (1999).
- Transdémonium, a ghost train filled with special effects (2003).
- la Trace du Hourra, a 900m bobsled roller coaster, with cars that reach 80 km/h (2001).
- la Galère, a swinging ship (1989).
- Menhir express, a Menhir-themed log flume ride with a 13m high final drop (1995).
- Grand splatch, Shoot-the-Chutes (1989).
- Romus et Rapidus, a river rafting ride (1989).
- OzIris, an inverted roller coaster, built by Bolliger & Mabillard (2012)
- Le Défi de César, a mad house (2008)
Coordinates: 49°08′07″N 2°34′18″E / 49.13528°N 2.57167°E