Parque Warner Madrid
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Parque Warner Madrid main entrance
|Location||San Martín de la Vega, Madrid, Spain|
|Operated by||Parques Reunidos|
|Opened||April 6, 2002|
|Previous names||Warner Bros. Movie World Madrid - 2002 to 2004
Warner Bros Park Madrid - 2004 to 2006
Parque Warner Madrid (previously known as Warner Bros. Movie World Madrid and Warner Bros. Park Madrid) is a theme park located 25 km southeast of Madrid, Spain, in the municipality of San Martín de la Vega. The park opened on April 6, 2002 under the management of the Six Flags chain, with a 5% ownership share held by Time Warner. In November 2004, the management arrangement with Six Flags was terminated, with the park now managed by Time Warner and numerous Spanish investment groups. The name change to Parque Warner Madrid occurred at the start of 2006.
The park was opened on April 6, 2002, and managed by Six Flags until November 2004, although it only had a 5% share in the park, with the majority shareholder being the Community of Madrid, with 40% of the shares (other shareholders included Caja Madrid 20%, 15% Fadesa, El Corte Inglés 5%, NH Hotels 5%).
In 2002, director Pilar Azcárraga said that visitors' satisfaction was around 90%, but union sources put it at 50%.
In 2004, Six Flags would sell all of its European parks, with the exception of the Warner Bros. Movie World Madrid, to Star Parks Group. The Madrid park was instead sold back to Time Warner and renamed "Warner Bros. Park" at the end of the 2004 season.
In 2006, the park was renamed again to "Parque Warner Madrid". This season saw the premiere of two new shows, Police Academy 2 and Batman Begins, the latter based on the latest movie from Warner Brothers and DC Comics. Both received good reviews from visitors to the park.
The 2008 season saw two further developments: a family water attraction called Oso Yogui and a new show, The Music of Bugs Bunny, based around the glamor of Hollywood in a performance reminiscent of the great Broadway musicals.
On 17 June 2014, a water park was opened, Parque Warner Beach. The €8.5 million park spans 30,000 square metres (320,000 sq ft) and features two wave pools, a lazy river and two water play areas. Like parts of the original amusement park, Parque Warner Beach is themed around Looney Tunes and Hanna Barbera characters.
Among its roller coasters, highlights include Superman: La Atracción de Acero, a first in Europe with its floorless trains, Batman: Arkham Asylum, an inverted roller coaster, Coaster-Express, a wooden coaster and Stunt Fall, a giant inverted boomerang offering guests a vertical drop of 54.4m reaching a top speed of 115 km/h. Another prominent attraction is La Venganza del Enigma, a structure 100 meters high that drops visitors at 80 km/h.
The latest attraction at the park is Correcaminos Bip, Bip, a Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner coaster which delivers high speeds and drops (though it has no inversions) and La Aventura de Scooby-Doo, an interactive ride for families, manufactured by US firm Sally Corporation.
The park is divided into five themed areas: DC Super Heroes World, Movie World Studios, Cartoon Village, Old West Territory and Hollywood Boulevard.
DC Super Heroes World
- Batman: Arkham Asylum - a steel Bolliger & Mabillard inverted roller coaster, identical to the Batman: The Ride series of roller coasters
- Superman: La Atracción de Acero - a Bolliger & Mabillard floorless roller coaster
- Lex Luthor
- Sillas Voladoras de Mr. Freeze
- Los Coches de Choque de El Joker
- La Venganza del Enigma
Movie World Studios
- La Aventura de Scooby-Doo - Sally Corporation Interactive Dark Ride
- Las Tazas de Té de Scooby-Doo - Teacups
- Tom & Jerry - Family Roller coaster
- Rápidos ACME - River Rapids ride
- ACME: Juegos de Agua - Water Games
- Los Coches Locos del Pato Lucas - Bumper Cars for kids of Daffy Duck
- Paseo en Autobús de Piolín y Silvestre - Children's flat ride
- Coyote: Zona de Explosíon - Spring Ride / Family Tower
- Helicópteros - Children's flat ride
- Correo Aéreo - Family flat ride of Elmer Fudd
- Cohetes Espaciales - Children's flat ride of Marvin the Martian
- Convoy de Camiones - Children's Tram Tour
- Cartoon Carrousel - Carousel
- Correcaminos Bip, Bip - Family Roller coaster
- Escuela de Conducción Yabba-Dabba-Doo - Driving School of The Flintstones
- ¡A Toda Máquina! - Rocking Tug of Foghorn Leghorn
- He Visto un Lindo Gatito - Kite Flyer of Tweety
- Emergencias Pato Lucas - Fire Brigade of Daffy Duck
- Academia de Pilotos Baby Looney Tunes - Children's monorail
- El Bosque Animado de los Looney Tunes - Chhildren's labyrinth
Old West Territory
- Los Carros de la Mina
- Río Bravo
- Cataratas Salvajes
- Coaster-Express - a wooden roller coaster formerly known as Wild Wild West
- Horror West: Pasaje del Terror
- "Parque Warner Beach". Park World Magazine: 54–56. August 2014.
- "Warner Beach for Madrid". Park World Magazine: 10. October 2013.
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