Futuroscope view from the Gyrotour
Slogan Faites-vous plaisir, osez de nouvelles expériences
Location Poitiers, Poitou-Charentes, France
Coordinates 46°40′09″N 0°22′08″E / 46.66917°N 0.36889°E / 46.66917; 0.36889Coordinates: 46°40′09″N 0°22′08″E / 46.66917°N 0.36889°E / 46.66917; 0.36889
Owner Parc du Futuroscope
Opened May 31, 1987
Operating season February to December
Area 131 acres (0.53 km2)
Website www.futuroscope.com

Futuroscope, or Parc du Futuroscope is a French theme park based upon multimedia, cinematographic futuroscope and audio-visual techniques. It has several 3D cinemas and a few 4D cinemas along with other attractions and shows, some of which are the only examples in the world.

It is located in the department of Vienne, 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) north of Poitiers, in the communes of Chasseneuil-du-Poitou and Jaunay-Clan.

The park had 1.826 million visitors in 2010. In total, 40 million visitors have been to the park since it opened in 1987.


L'Imax 3D

Futuroscope currently employs 600 people, including 400 temporary staff. Stages of the Tour de France cycle race have begun and ended at the park several times since its opening.


The 'Travellers by Air and by Sea' attraction

The pavilions of Futuroscope are mainly made up of metal and glass: modern materials which give the buildings form and texture, as works of art that make the observer stand and stare. The design of the pavilions was led by architect Denis Laming.


Attraction Description Length
1 La Machine à Voyager dans le Temps (The Time Machine) Dark ride based on the game Raving Rabbids: Travel in Time featuring the Raving Rabbids 6 mins
2 La Vienne Dynamique (Dynamic Vienne) Dynamic movie theatre with added effects 20 mins
3 Chocs Cosmiques (Cosmic Collisions) Planetarium dome movie theatre 23 mins
4 (closed since December 2014) - -
5 Le Monde des Enfants (Children's World) 20 outdoor games -
6 Dynamic! Dynamic movie theatre featuring Virus Attack new 2014 5 mins
7 (closed since November 2014) - -
8 iMagic Magic show 25 mins
9 8e Continent, le jeu (The 8th Continent, the game) Interactive 5di movie theatre 8 mins
10 Lady Ô Evening Show Evening show 20 mins
11 Cyber Avenue Amusement arcade -
12 La Gyrotour Observation tower 7 mins
13 Destins Sauvages (Born to be Wild) IMAX movie theatre 40 mins
15 Les Yeux Grands Fermés (Journey into the Dark) Walk-through in the dark 20 mins
16 Les Ailes du Courage (Wings of Courage) 3D movie theatre 40 mins
17 Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince) 4D movie theatre 20 mins
18 Sous les Mers du Monde (Deep Sea 3D) 3D IMAX Dome 20 mins
19 Arthur, l'Aventure 4D (Arthur, the 4D Adventure) 4D IMAX Dome 5 mins
20 Danse avec les Robots (Dances with Robots) Robocoaster 2 mins
21 Mission Hubble IMAX Dome 40 mins
22 L'Arena Fun Xperiences Sport and video games -
23 La Forge aux étoiles by Cirque du Soleil Evening show TBA

Restaurants and shops

The park has eight full-service restaurants and ten restaurations rapides (Illico Resto). There are eight shops, most of which are located at the entrance.


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