Futuroscope

Futuroscope, Chasseneuil-du-Poitou: Hours, Address, Futuroscope Reviews: 4/5

10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
About
With more than 50 million visitors since it opened, Futuroscope is one one of France’s most popular amusement parks and the only one of its kind in Europe. Futuroscope is the ideal place to relax in, with 60 hectares of tranquil green countryside and 25 original experiences you won't find anywhere else: films in giant format, thrill-filled attractions, 3D rides with 4D effects, games, live shows, open-air activities, and more. The spectacular theatres inside Futuroscope are gigantic sculptures and their futuristic lines blend in smoothly with the surrounding landscape. Discovery and thrills guaranteed for everyone, young and old!
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Nelly L
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Nice but we wait way toooo loooonnng
Oct 2021 • Family
Nice attraction parc, BUT we wait way too much for each attraction. More than 1 hour each time for 5 min…I mean even if the app helps, you spend more time waiting than enjoying. Just a shame as attractions are interresting and fun.
Need to improve waiting time by giving information in the middle of the line for exemple.
Written 29 October 2021
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Léa Martin
Castelmoron-D'Albret, France42 contributions
Excellent
Oct 2021 • Couples
Excellent attraction parc. Also Plenty of older kids attractions. Also some areas for younger ones like futuropolis.
Written 17 October 2021
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Nigella78
Dublin, Ireland62 contributions
Super day out, despite queues in August
Aug 2021 • Family
Wonderful day out despite the very long queues 2nd week in August ( 2 hours for 4/7 mns attractions) . Got a little bit better in the evening. Linerty really helped too but you have to be fast.
Our 6 year old loved ' Dans les yeux de Thomas Pesquet', Futuropolis (very little queuing - a must with young children) , lapins crétins and objectif Mars.
Brought the picnic, skipped queuing time. Tried to get dinner in the evening but had to be booked in advance.
Would love to go back off peak. Still a great day out on a busy day if you lower your expectations and don't try to do too many attractions....
Written 4 September 2021
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The_EdVenture
Le Vesinet, France451 contributions
Great fun, but neither futuristic nor educational really.
Oct 2020
What is difficult with a park like this is the 'future' element - the bosses need to keep up-to-date continuously with tech. Inevitably this means that the park seems slightly out of date, or over-enthusiastic about certain technologies.

We, as a family, had a great time - the kids really loved it. We, as parents, found it a bit repetitive with most rides being based on the kind of 4D or 5D experiences sat on a chair. Most of the 'rides' are about 10mins long, so queuing for around 45 mins (in the quiet season) was long for such a short event.

I was expecting more educational and cutting-edge elements to the experiences, but no; it's a theme park.

The restauration was good, and we really really appreciated the design of the waiting areas; they have designed waiting areas that are distracting and protected from the elements; bravo!
Written 2 November 2020
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Iweinvanaalst
Lille, Belgium549 contributions
Focused on technology and visual effects
Jul 2020
Futuroscope is a family theme park with an emphasis on technology and visual effects (3D, 4D) and an extensive playground for children (“Futuropolis”). Apart from a few attractions (“Mission to Mars”, “Dancing with robots”) I suspect it will not appeal to genuine thrillseekers.

The various attractions and shows come with background stories and props and are very well executed and entertaining, although often somewhat short. Sadly, dialogue is only in french and no subtitles are provided.

Futuroscope is clean and we always felt safe. The park was not crowded. Wearing a mask is compulsory in all attractions and dispensers of liquid to clean hands are available everywhere.

One day is sufficient to experience all attractions (apart from “Futuropolis”). Personal favorites include “Extraordinaire voyage”, “Age de glace”, “Illusio”, “Le mystère du kube”, “Kinékid” and “Arthur”.

A bracelet allows visitors to leave Futuroscope and come back in later the same day.
Written 25 July 2020
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LPE
Paris, France824 contributions
Reopening after Covid issue
Jun 2020 • Family
Went to Futuroscope last weekend
They re open mid june due to Covid Issue and the number of visitors is now limited which is a very good thing to avoid crowd and queuing.
As young parents, we could really realized that this park is offering services adapted to us. I found baby center where I could change the diaper, and breast feed my baby boy.
The staff is cleaning each attraction after each play which makes us feel safe in a certain way, but we kept washing our hands anytime we passed nearby the restroom.
Futuroscope has many attractions to play, and with the social distancing, it is less crowdy, it was the good time to visit this park again.
Written 29 June 2020
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Kittykat
4 contributions
Great place to visit
Mar 2020 • Family
Great place to visit with teenagers
But definitely best to look out for offers on the price and be prepared to queue for a long time
Written 9 March 2020
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Christelle M
Cambridge, UK23 contributions
Fantastic day out
Apr 2019
My parents are from the Cognac region and took me there the first time a year after its opening when I was in my early teens. I have been many times since and now I live in the uk but last year took my then 10 year old son. Over the years, it has massively expanded and has now about 25 pavillions showing differents types of high tech movies (3D, Imax, moving seats, combination of all of theses...). It is great entertainment and a fantastic day out.
All the movies are shown in french but I believe you can borrow a translation unit.
We went last year for Easter just before the start of the french holidays and we managed to see everything and some of the favourites multiple times. You will not be able to do this in the summer months when you will most likely need 2 days due to the very long queues.
It is very well suited for children of all age but, I think a good age to start is around 8-9 years. Any younger and they won't be able to go in some of the pavillions due to height restriction, and also some of the movies are documentaries that might really bore very young children.
There are restaurants on site too, but you can take your own picnic and sit on the numerous benches you'll find across the park.
So, nothing like your traditional park with lots of rides but definitely worth a visit. We are thinking about going back this year...
Written 20 February 2020
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oakums
Challans, France155 contributions
Great day out
Feb 2020 • Family
Visited futuroscope with my 6 yr old son on Saturday 15/02/2020. Took advantage of the free admission for children which was great. All rides and restaurants were open. Arrived at 11am. Queues were long and unavoidable (75 mins for dances with Robots but enjoyed having huge big screen of music videos to watch during wait) even 30 mum queue in the shop, we left one restaurant because queue was so long, wasn't expecting this low season in February. However that aside we had a great day. I did my research before I went and found some great tips on here so here I am forwarding them on to future visitors:
*At the entrance go to information and collect a translator headset but bring your own headphones then it won't cost you anything you just need to leave a piece of identity.
*Collect English map at information point.
*Get your child a height wristband outside information point near entrance then they won't need to be measured at every event.
***Download the app, this was so helpful, it tells you wait times, start times of events, how to get to events.. would have struggled without it.
Research the times of shows on the app when you arrive, it's very easy to end up wasting time arriving too late or early to shows.

Our favourite events were these..
La Forge aux etoile. Evening spectac wow wow wow amazing
Illusio Magic show was phenomenal
Ice age
Arthur
Rabbids
La Vienne dynamic
Danse Avec Les robots..but almost felt not worth the 1 minute ride after a 70 mum wait

We stayed at the fasthotel 5 mins away 30€..cheap and cheerful basic option.
We didn't get time to visit all events but still felt like we got our money's worth. My advice is research research research because I did and I still felt a bit lost when I arrived.
Would defo recommend to others though and will defo go back but maybe on a school day midweek next time
Written 17 February 2020
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Samer Abi-Khalil
Lebanon206 contributions
Very funny
Feb 2019 • Friends
Spacious and interesting. Maybe it's in summer season, but in winter we can always do many attractive activities. Good to go with friends or families, but small kids may get tired at any time.
Written 5 October 2019
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Futuroscope is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 - 22:00