Isla Mágica is located in Isla de la Cartuja, Seville, Spain on the former grounds of the Expo ’92 World’s Fair and opened in 1997. The park’s slogan is “Diversión sin límites” which translates as “Fun without Limits”.
The amusement park is centered around a lake and divided into seven themed areas representative of different episodes in Spanish 16th century history: El Dorado, Puerto de Indias, Quetzal, Puerta de America, Amazonia La Fuente de la Juventud and El Balcon de Andalucia.
The highlight of the park is El Jaguar, a spectacular modern hanging rollercoaster which spins through several 360 degree turns at 80Km/h. My first ever roller coaster ride was in “Isla Mágica” in October 2011 and it was a felling that i’ll never forget: the rush of adrenaline and the butterflies in my stomach, all my problems gone with the wind while i was in the roller coaster. My first ride was the Ciklon, and it was great, but my favorite ride on this park was the Anaconda, a log flume with 3 large drops and a guaranteed soaking, with mind-bending drops of 8, 9 and 17 meters. I simply love the water rides!!. Quetzal, La Furia de los Dioses enigma dark ride was also enjoyable.
During 2013 the park reached a record number 15 millions visitors and in 2014 opened Aqua Mágica that the park promotes as “the beach of Seville”, because it includes a small wave pool, an artificial beach, several swimming pools, a “lazy river” and several slides.
In 2016 the park premiered a few shows and reruns, among which ‘The Adventures of Baron Munchausen’, an original show with a projection screen with “incredible” light effects, lasers and video mapping; ‘Treasure Hunt’, a “fun” entertainment for the little ones in the renovated ‘Tutti Frutti’ and ‘The Art of Andalusia riding Carmelo Cuevas’, a “big show” of horses. Isla Magica incorporated some attractions, such as the thematic area ‘Fountain of Youth’, with attraction ‘Tutti Frutti’ and ‘Musicagua’, some interactive fountains for the summer and as ‘Morgan refuge’, a play area for fighting battles with water cannons.
I leave 4 important advices: 1) drink plenty of water because Seville is one of the hottest cities in Spain (take several bottles of water on your backpack) 2) don’t eat at the park (even traditional “bocadillos” are expensive and bad). 3) Stay until dark because at night comes to life a light fountains and fireworks show very worthwhile. New for 2013 is a show themed around a native north american tribe in the XXI century. 4) buy tickets online. In 2016 the park presented discounts for combined tickets (Isla Mágica + Água Mágica) that reached 40%. There are also special tickets only for the afternoon. This is a good deal because during summer weekends the park is open until midnight.
Overall Isla Mágica is a nice park suitable for all ages.
By Ana Rita Mendes. Updated 15/09/2016
Location: Isla de la Cartuja, Avenida de los Descubrimientos, s/n, Pabellón de España, 41092 Sevilla, Spain
Tickets: All day Adults 29€, Kids 21€. Afternoon. 20€ and 15€. Aqua Magica Ticket. 7€Top Rides
El Jaguar, Anaconda
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