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Review of Futuroscope

Futuroscope
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: With more than 50 million visitors since it opened, Futuroscope is one one of France’s most popular amusement parks and the only one of its kind in Europe. Futuroscope is the ideal place to relax in, with 60 hectares of tranquil green countryside and 25 original experiences you won't find anywhere else: films in giant format, thrill-filled attractions, 3D rides with 4D effects, games, live shows, open-air activities, and more. The spectacular theatres inside Futuroscope are gigantic sculptures and their futuristic lines blend in smoothly with the surrounding landscape. Discovery and thrills guaranteed for everyone, young and old!
Reviewed 2 April 2018

The day started badly with the unpleasant surprise of a 7 euro car park fee in addition to the entrance fee. A rip-off in my opinion. The park looks pleasant enough with nicely tended gardens and some very interesting sculptures and futuristic architecture. The problem, however is the ridiculous amount of time spent waiting for short 'animations'. For instance, a wait of 88 minutes for a 5 minute 3D 'ride'. The actual animation was OK but definitely not worth the long wait. Other waits listed on the Futuroscope app were 77 minutes and 85 minutes- both for very short activities. Not acceptable. The brand new (2018) "Through Thomas Pesquet's Eyes' was interesting enough but I saw a very similar film taken from the international space station 24 years ago! There was no information about how long you would have to wait and most of the waiting was inside, where the queues snaked round and round in claustophibic, dark and sometimes smelly rooms. After just over 3 hours and having seen just 2 events, we decided we couldn't stand another long boring wait for a short event so we left. Life is too short. Spend your hard earned money on a better day out. Puy du Fou is miles better,

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Reviewed 30 March 2018

Having visited here for a number of years there has definitely been a downward trend and it has become a caricature of itself.
Technology by its very nature these days becomes obsolete very quickly but when a place called Futuroscope has CRT TV screens that are deeper than they are wide, things are not moving forward and that is just one example of many. They clearly cannot afford to update everything on revenue.
You will see Retroscope and Futurojoke on the reviews and it is all thoroughly deserved.
However, there have always been things to do and the weather is usually warm, although this time neither was the case for the group that we brought. We annually visit as part of a school trip but may have to review the value of this activity next year.
It was cold and rained for much of the day but unfortunately, there was little to keep them occupied indoors as one highlight they always enjoy is the games room in the Arena. It was shut....... along with large sections of the park. This meant that for a good deal of the day, the cost of entry (even a group rate is not cheap) was wasted with the group was sitting around playing on their phones waiting for their next feed........... which was another issue!
The only 'restaurant' open after 15.30 was the Studio Grill, which was a cafe with self-service, and your main meal brought to the table. Not a memorable culinary treat!
We missed the Saveurs du Soleil that we have been to before and we refused to go back to the Table d'Arthur as it has been poor food and service in the last two years, for what proved to be an expensive lunch that represented underwhelming value for money.
I can see why the group were uninspired and I shared their lack of enthusiasm.
The excuse will be that is is early season but it meant the guests that bothered to come were treated to a rather shabby experience, well, even more so than usual!
Parking at 7 euros a vehicle compounded what already felt like a rip-off.
Will it be any better next year? Based on the previous few NO!

4  Thank Hotnsweaty
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

My colleague tells me that there has never been a poor review of this place written in English - that’s about to change. In fairness, he did also tell me me it was s**t.

Cold, admittedly the French can’t do much about that but my other colleague says that it was was s**t last year when it was warm.

Most of the stuff that wasn’t closed should have been to have enhanced our overall enjoyment, but to be fair, the 360° cinema proved a bonus for insomniacs of which two of my other colleagues took full advantage of but they reckon it will take them another 13 visits to complete viewing the film.

So, onto the big show. This summed the day up. At the 15minute mark everything went quiet and we felt that we could now escape. However, much to the dismay of our group, of which even the little kids at the front exclaimed ‘oh, non’ and yes, there was 15 more minutes of agony of watching a a girl from a Citroen 2CV swinging rather badly.

See you same time next year!!

8  Thank windsorjd
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

It's a big attraction park that I expected to be more interesting like universal studios or oceanpark but it wasn't .. I've seen the Ice age 4D show for several times from different countries.. i can't believe it, i was hoping it wasnt the same but it is. It wasn't a good timing when we came because it's a peak season for that park so we had to wait for each attraction roughly 30 minutes to one hour. Don't get me wrong there's one ride I enjoyed which is the Robot Arm, which is extreme ride among all rides in that park.. We got the ticket in a discounted price of 50€ and we spent time from 10 am to 7pm. We didn't wait until the fireworks because maybe we are a bit disappointed and we expected so much.

Thank Marj A
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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

We went to Futoroscope on our way back to England after going round France Spain and Portugal and it was as good as it was 10 years ago when we went with our children. It is in our opinion one of the best theme parks around especially if you like spacey things and the show at the end (8.30pm) is spectacular and well worth staying for -with or without children. Definitely worth a visit , we spent the whole day there.

2  Thank Ian S
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