Tibidabo Amusement Park gets the new season under way with new attractions
Among the brand new attractions are the Castle of Stories and the premiere of the documentary "We’re All Tibidabo"
On Saturday 3 March, Tibidabo Amusement Park kicks off the new season, with 4 core strategic aims: an even better visitor experience, social responsibility events, new educational projects and environmental sustainability. The longer opening hours introduced last year will continue: the doors open at 11:00 a.m., but the ticket office and the Panoramic Area will be open from 10:30. Plus, the Park will stay open every day throughout August.
New attractions: the Castle of Stories
Among the brand new attractions, visitors can enjoy the new “Castell dels Contes” (Castle of Stories), a place inhabited by ghosts, ogres and wizards, who are waiting to share the secrets of the stories with anyone who wants to help keep them. Visitors must interact with those who dwell in the castle and enter the many magical corners where they can try to identify scenes from the most well-known stories.
The idea of the castle is to recapture the imagination and the heart, in children and adults alike, with the tradition of storytelling. The opening of the Castle of Stories is planned for the summer, and from the beginning of the season, visitors to the Park can take part in putting it together, by adding their own favourite stories to help build an everlasting library.
Another of the new attractions is the "Virtual Express", a virtual-reality attraction pioneered in Catalonia. This is a totally immersive ride in 4 dimensions, combining the classic express train with the adrenaline and futuristic feel of virtual reality.
“Emotions of Terror” at Tibidabo
This year, the production "Emocions de por” (Emotions of Terror) is back, following its success last season, when it was enjoyed by more than 5,500 spectators. A completely revamped programme of activities and shows is on offer, in which actors from the renowned Hotel Krüger will bring scary stories to life for Park visitors. This year, there will be even more activities taking place, with visitors able to enjoy different shows on more days.
The documentary "Tots som Tibidabo" (We’re All Tibidabo) is being developed, telling the story of the Park’s history, and put together with pictures from down the years, contributed by visitors. Plus, there’ll be new daily closing ceremonies and a new show at the Marionetarium puppet theatre, as well as the traditional "Mes de la Magia” (Magic Month) and the "Mostra de Titelles” (Puppet Show).
Among its educational projects, the Park is working on bringing in new ways of learning, both for children and adults. With this in mind, the weekend of 24 and 25 March will be Robotics Weekend, with workshops and activities all about robots, while October will be Food Month, in partnership with the Alicia Foundation. There will also be new activities in the CreaTibi play area, such as "make your own robot", and new guided tours of the Park too.
Tibidabo Amusement Park also continues to work together with educational establishments such as the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), which is jointly behind Fisidabo, an educational activity which sees the Park transformed into a giant physics laboratory for over 2,000 students.
With the aim of being more approachable and accessible to all, the Park is offering a pre-visit welcome pack and a guided map, containing descriptive pictograms which give a taste for the Park’s attractions and shows, to help people with disabilities before and during their visit.
Commitment to social responsibility and the environment
Tibidabo Amusement Park is committed to being part of the community, striving year after year to run different socially responsible projects and initiatives for the benefit of all. Last year, there were 12 social responsibility days, in which more than 90,000 people took part, and grants were awarded to 6,900 disadvantaged children.
This new season, the Park is expected to host 19 social responsibility events in partnership with several non-profit organisations, as well as the traditional festivals "Un cop de mà” (Lending a Hand), “Pallapupas” (a charity specialising in drama and circus fun), “la Festa dels Avis” (Grandparents’ Festival), “la Cançó de Pau” (Peace Song) and the “festa d’Unicef” (UNICEF Festival), for which Tibidabo has been a partner since 2012.
Record visitor numbers
In 2017, the Park received a record-breaking number of visitors for one season, welcoming a total of 732,574 – an average of 4,666 people a day.