SEVILLE - AMUSEMENT PARK
The overall theme is 16th-century Spanish colonial adventures, with six areas centered around a lake. The six areas are called Sevilla, Puerto de Indias (Seville, Port of the Indies, a 16th-century representation of Seville); Puerta de América (which includes a replica of colonial-era Cartagena, Colombia); La Guarida de los Piratas (The Pirates` Lair); La Fuente de la Juventud (The Fountain of Youth); the mythical lost city of El Dorado; and Amazonia.
The best white-knuckle rides include the Anaconda and El Jaguar roller coasters, the latter with high speed 360-degree turns. Another popular ride is the Iguazú, set in an Amazon jungle waterfall, with speeds of 31mi/h. The ride which you can see from outside (and hear its passengers` screams) is El Desafio, which has a 223 feet free fall, offering great views of the city. Only for the truly fearless; it´s probably best not to eat beforehand.
Night-time multimedia lake show: Indigenas contra Alienigenas (Indigenous people versus Aliens), with special effects including fantastic Mapping (when 3D images, created using laser scanning technology, are projected onto a building), and audience participation.
There are also various shows staged throughout the day, and a cinema with tilting seats and a giant screen where you can re-live an explorer`s adventures. New attractions include the `Navia Barbarroja`, a pirate ship. Younger children are well catered for with their own area offering slides, a merry-go-round and a Ferris wheel. They will also love the bumper cars and the family big dipper, while a more relaxed option is the boat trip around the whole park, or a trip to a replica 16th-century galleon.
Located in the original `92 Expo site, on the Isla de la Cartuja - north-west of the city center, across the Puente de la Barqueta. For more information in English, visit www.islamagica.es/en.