The Tibidabo Amusement Park inaugurates a new space with interactive water fountains
This space has some 50 water jets that alternate with different lighting, sound and colour effects
The Tibidabo Amusement Park has restored an unused space, and converted it into an interactive water game area for the whole family, with free entry that is open to the public every day. The new interactive water fountains are located around the Sky Building with the aim of energising the surroundings and offering visitors new activities to do during their time with us. With this project, we are responding to our guests’ requests with regard to updating and maximising the activities that the park can offer them.
PATSA president and the councillor of the Sarrià-Sant Gervasi district, Daniel Mòdol, celebrated the start-up of the new interactive water fountain games and stated that ‘this space for play will equip the Tibidabo Amusement Park with a more extensive entertainment offering that is open to everyone’ and that ‘visitors to the park will especially enjoy them during the summer’.
This new water games area has some 50 waterspouts distributed over 300 m2 of natural stone paving, which will alternate different light, sound and colour effects. The installation is made up of a system of small interconnected nozzles with a continuous operating programme, which will let visitors interact via different types of sensors.
Moreover, there is also a new picnic area that improves the infrastructure of the spaces offered by Tibidabo, for eating in the open air.
The fountains will be a game, environmentally sustainable and integrated into the surrounding area. Since they are located on the Sky Walk, a leisure space open to all visitors to the park, they can be enjoyed year round. Further, the plan is for the fountains to be programmed with different effects during the day that will surprise and amaze visitors, without need to interact, as well as complementary effects such as the lighting. The water effects will be discovered progressively as you ‘play’ and interact with the fountains, through body movement and interaction with the environment itself.
The new interactive fountains area is a work by the renowned architect Dani Freixas, honoured with several awards including the 2001 National Design Prize from the Ministry of Science and Technology, and the National Architecture and Public Space Award from the Catalan Autonomous Government in 2007, to name just a couple. Freixas has already created several works at the park, such as the well-known attraction Miramiralls (hall of mirrors).
One of the innovations of this season
The start-up of the interactive water fountains is one of the new features this season at the Tibidabo Amusement Park. In this new period, the public can also soon enjoy the re-launch of the remodelled Airplane, and at the launch of the season there will be two new rides for the littlest family members, the Choo-Choo Train and the Mini Hurricane, as well as screenings at the Dididabo, the four dimension cinema, and new opening and street performances, under the slogan ‘Emotions on High’.
Another new feature this season is that Tibidabo will provide free tickets for holders of the targeta rosa (‘pink card’ for pensioners and people with disabilities), and will give summer camp scholarships to boys and girls with special needs, after the end of the school year.