Parque Warner Madrid

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Parque Warner Madrid
Parque Warner Madrid logo.jpg
Entrada-parque-warner.jpg
Parque Warner Madrid main entrance
Location San Martín de la Vega, Madrid, Spain
Coordinates 40°13′48″N 3°35′37″W / 40.2300°N 3.5937°W / 40.2300; -3.5937Coordinates: 40°13′48″N 3°35′37″W / 40.2300°N 3.5937°W / 40.2300; -3.5937
Theme Warner Brothers entertainment & show business & movie studio & Hollywood & Warner Bros.
Owner Parques Reunidos
Time Warner
Operated by Parques Reunidos
Opened April 6, 2002 (2002-04-06)
Previous names Warner Bros. Movie World Madrid - 2002 to 2004
Warner Bros Park Madrid - 2004 to 2006
Rides
Total 42
Roller coasters 6
Website Official website

Parque Warner Madrid is a theme park located 23 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.

History[edit]

Batmobile in Parque Warner Madrid
La Venganza del Enigma

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%.[citation needed]

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.[1] 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.[2] Like parts of the original amusement park, Parque Warner Beach is themed around Looney Tunes and Hanna Barbera characters.[1]

Attractions[edit]

Batman: Arkham Asylum

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: Super Heroes World, Hollywood Boulevard, Movie World Studios, Old West Territory and Cartoon Village

DC Super Heroes World[edit]

Superman: La Atracción de Acero

Hollywood Boulevard[edit]

  • Looney Tunes: Hollywood Collection
  • Teatro Chino 3D

Movie World Studios[edit]

Old West Territory[edit]

  • Cataratas Salvajes - A water ride
  • Horror West: El Pueblo Maldito
  • Coaster-Express - An RCCA wooden roller coaster
  • Río Bravo - An Intamin water ride similar to Australia's Wild West Falls Adventure Ride

Cartoon Village[edit]

  • La Aventura de Scooby Doo
  • Correo Aereo
  • Tom and Jerry - A Zierer Tivoli roller coaster
  • Las Tezas de té de Scooby Doo
  • Rápidos ACME
  • Correcaminos Bip, Bip - a Mack Younstar Coaster

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Parque Warner Beach". Park World Magazine: 54–56. August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Warner Beach for Madrid". Park World Magazine: 10. October 2013. 

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