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Parque Warner Madrid (previously known as Warner Bros. Movie World Madrid and Warner Bros. Park) is a theme park located 25 km southeast of Madrid, Spain, in the municipality of San Martín de la Vega. The park opened on April 5, 2002, under the management of the Six Flags chain, with a 5% ownership share held by Time Warner.

In November 2004, the management arrangement with Six Flags was terminated, with the park now managed by Time Warner and numerous Spanish investment groups. The name change to Parque Warner Madrid occurred at the start of 2006.

The park is divided into five themed areas: DC Super Heroes World, Cartoon Village, Old West Territory, Hollywood Boulevard, and Warner Bros. Studios.

Shows and attractions

Among its roller coasters highlights include Superman: The Attraction of Steel, a first in Europe with its 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 80km/h.

The latest attraction at the park is The Correcaminos Bip Bip, a Wile E. and Road Runner coaster which delivers high speeds and drops (though it has no inversions) and The Adventures of Scooby-Doo, an interactive attraction for families, manufactured by US firm Sally Corporations.

The 2006 season saw the premiere of two new shows, Police Academy 2 and Batman Begins, the latter based on the latest movie from Warner Brothers and DC Comics. Both have received good reviews from visitors to the park.

The 2008 season saw two further developments, a family water attraction called Yogi Bear and Bubu and a new show, The Music of Bugs Bunny, based around the glamor of Hollywood in a performance reminiscent of the great Broadway musicals.

History

The park was opened on April 5, 2001, and managed by Six Flags until 2004, although the majority shareholder was the Community of Madrid hold 40% of the shares (Caja Madrid 20%, 15% Fadesa, El Corte Ingles 5%, 5% NH Hotels) and Six Flags only another 5% management the real conducted by the U.S. company in the person of Thomas Merhmann who sources close to the address stated who had three years working in Spain and not yet mastered the language, which gave idea of knowledge of Spanish society. Despite all, Six Flags operated the park at their discretion without regard to the board of directors, to produce all kinds of situations far less obtrusive.

In 2002, director Pilar Azcarraga said that visitors' satisfaction was around 90%, but union sources lowered it at 50%.

In addition to the park, the project from the beginning with the construction of a water park, hotels, golf courses, shopping and leisure areas and residential properties with the intention of creating a tourist resort that could become a holiday destination in itself same. Managing the expectations of the Six Flags included a disproportionate anticipation of visitors that was never fulfilled and therefore the next phases of the project never came to run. Since he left the Six Flags theme park management, the expansion project has been revised several times, and although today there is nothing definitive, the most recent information indicated that part of the land reserved for expansion of the resort could be dedicated to the construction of houses to be able to recoup part of the debt accumulated by the company.

The first season with the team manager Henry Sainz at the helm has yielded results quite hopeful to increase the number of visitors, spending done within the compound, the satisfaction of the visitors and especially from the operating profit has remained close to the 2 million euros, well below the 4 million loss the previous year.

Future plans

The Community of Madrid, the principal shareholder of the park, has yet to leave the shareholding after reaching an agreement with the municipality of San Martin de la Vega at the end of 2005 to modify the park's soil and building permit a shopping mall, two hotels and an entertainment facility.

The book sale of those shares has been published at the end of May and is awaiting offers from potential buyers interested among those who could find entertainment companies, real estate, hotel chains, and so on. The value of the shares of the Community of Madrid through the company publishes Arpeggios is expected to go from 50 to 200 million euros. It is expected that this plan allows liquidate the debt of the park, and visitors reach figures close to those initially planned. The new management team with Jesus Sainz at the helm as president contemplates 2008 as a possible date for the commencement of the works of the hotels and Water Park. These works will finish around 2015, and also a golf course and citywalk warner village will be built as well.

Attractions

Roller Coasters

  • Batman la Fuga (Batman: The Escape) - A steel inverted roller coaster, identical to the series of roller coasters.
  • Coaster Express - Formerly known as Wild Wild West, Coaster Express is a wooden roller coaster
  • Stunt Fall - A Vekoma Giant inverted boomerang
  • Superman la Atracción de Acero (Superman: Ride of Steel) - a floorless roller coaster designed by Bolliger & Mabillard.
  • Tom y Jerry
  • Correcaminos Bip Bip

Other Rides

DC Superhéroes World

  • Batman, La fuga
  • Superman, La atracción de acero
  • Lex Luthor
  • Batman, La Sombra del Murciélago
  • Mr Freeze
  • Los Coches de Choque de "El Joker"
  • La Venganza del Enigma (Riddler's Revenge)
  • Juegos de habilidad

Warner Bros. Studios

  • Stunt Fall
  • Hotel Embrujado
  • Oso Yogui
  • Cine Tour

Cartoon Village

  • La Aventura de Scooby Doo

Dark-Ride interactive

  • Tazas de té de Scooby Doo

Teacups

  • Tom & Jerry

Family Roller coaster

  • Rápidos ACME

River Rapids ride

  • ACME Park

Playground with pool balls

  • ACME, juegos de agua

Water Games

  • Los Coches Locos

Bumper Cars for kids

  • Paseo en autobús

Children's flat ride

  • Zona de Explosíon

Spring Ride / Family Tower

  • Helicópteros

Children's flat ride

  • Correo Aéreo

Family flat ride of Elmer Fudd

  • Cohetes Espaciales

Children's flat ride of Marvin the Martian

  • Convoy de camiones

Children's Tram Tour

  • Carrousel

Carrousel

  • La madriguera de Bugs Bunny

Bugs Bunny House

  • El camerino del Pato Lucas

Daffy Duck House

  • La casa de la abuelita

Tweety and Sylvester the Cat House

  • Correcaminos Bip Bip

Family Roller coaster

  • Escuela de conducción Yaba-daba-doo

Driving sSchool of The Flintstones

  • ¡A toda máquina!

Rocking tug of Foghorn Leghorn

  • He visto un lindo gatito

Kite Flyer of Tweety

  • Emergencias Pato Lucas

Fire Brigade of Daffy Duck

  • Los juegos de Marvin el marciano

skill games of Marvin the Martian

Old West Territory

  • Los Carros de la Mina
  • Juegos de habilidad
  • Rio Bravo
  • Cataratas Salvajes
  • Coaster Express
  • Tunel del Terror (Walk-Tour)

Hollywood Boulevard

  • Happy Feed 3D

External links

See also

  • Warner Bros. Movie World


Source en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parque_Warner_Madrid