Le Petit Prince theme park opened yesterday in Ungersheim (Alsace) near the French, Swiss and German borders. The park covers an area of 24 hectares and has 31 attractions, such as 2 large tethered balloons (which may exceed 150 meters high), a 4D cinema, a aerobar (such as Futuroscope) and animals. Only 500 people visited Parc du Petit Prince is the first day but the beginning and has not been much publicity for the park. The site expects to receive 80,000 visitors this year and 150,000 next year.
Except for Disneyland Paris that is open all year round and Futuroscope (already opened on February 15), French amusement parks will open their doors for the new season next April. Only Vulcania will open earlier on March 19th with a new lava and fire exhibit. Le Puy du Fou will open this season on April 11 under the sign of the Renaissance with a new show, a new universe theme (the castle of the Renaissance) and even a new hotel. As we previously told you Parc Asterix will reopen April 12 the new childrens area called La Forêt d’Idefix. La Mer de Sable also will reopen on April 12 with a new show “Le camp des explorateurs”. Finally in Alsace, we’ll have to wait until July for the scheduled opening of the Le Petit Prince theme park with 30 attractions, replacing the Bioscope closed in 2012.
Based on the universe of heroes by Saint-Exupéry, the balloon manufacturer Aérophile has plans for the first air amusement park in the world for next summer, reports the french newspaper Le Figaro. The park will take the place of the former Bioscope theme park in the south of Alsace (in Ungersheim near germany and switzerland borders) that has been closed since last year. According to the same source forty million euros had been invested there and it will take another ten for this recovery.