Located 25 km southeast of Madrid, Spain, in the municipality of San Martín de la Vega, Parque Warner Madrid opened on April 5, 2002, themed around brave super heroes and the funny Looney Tunes, like Batman, Superman, Bugs Bunny, Scoobie Doo, Daffy Duck and Marty the Martian.
The park is divided into five themed areas: DC Super Heroes World, Warner Bros. Studios, Cartoon Village, Old West Territory and Hollywood Boulevard.
The highlights include Superman: The Attraction of Steel , one of first roller coasters in Europe with floorless trains, Batman: The Escape, 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 The Revenge of the Enigma, a structure 100 meters high that drops visitors at 80 km/h. But surprisingly (for a park so far away from the sea) the water rides are between Europe’s finest.
Apart from some of flat rides the Old West Territory’s other main highlight is the Rio Bravo, a river rapid ride, that we rides several times in a row and want to repeat over and over again. It’s one of the best rides for large groups as we were during our visit in Autumn 2011.
The latest addition to the park is Correcaminos Bip, Bip, a Mack coaster identical to the Pegasus at Europa-Park and also one of the few major post-2002 expansions in the park. Like the ride in Germany it’s a decently fun coaster with some high banking, steep drops, and fast, smooth helices thrown in along with a pop of airtime or two in the back rows. The Wiley Coyote theme fits well with the desert environment and overall seems like a good expansion for the Cartoon Village and Parque Warner in general. Also there are very good show and musical (all in Spanish I’m afraid) and a stunt car show Police Academy, for all ages and nationalities.
We visit the park regularly and always have a good day at the park. No questions, in the last few years with the renewal of some intellectual property licences (League of Justice, Batman, for instance) this park became one of the best themed parks we ever visited: Theaming, landscaping and rides, (especially coasters and water rides) are perfect. The water rides are awesome at the park and they need them in the middle of summer, because Madrid can be very hot and the park is located in an industrial area without many shadows. understanding this problem the park opened in June 2014 Warner Beach, a water park section with a small fee entrance (10€) and entrance through the park (right next to Superman roller coaster). The area it’s too small for a water park but again it’s very well themed and a nice effort to diversify the offer, especially for young visitors.
The park has a pretty expensive (10€) mandatory car park (the park is very far from any major city, doesn’t provide accommodation in the park and Metro from Madrid is a bit confusing) but regularly during the season you can come back for free in the next day. Food can be very bad and expensive and you cannot bring it to the park so there’s a lot a people eating outside in the parking lot. Last but not least, there is a significant discount for handicapped people, something that I believe that should be universal and mandatory to all amusement parks.
By Ana Alegria, Paula Martins and Sandra Dias. Updated 6/3/2016
Location: M-301, Km 15.5, 28330 San Martín de la Vega, Madrid, Spain
Tickets: Two consecutive days from 39€
Opens from April to DecemberTop Rides
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