|May 2013 – Futuroscope in Poitou-Charentes is serving a raft of new experiences in 2013,including:
Welcoming you to the newly revamped attraction ‘Dances with Robots’ with Martin Solveig is the latest addition to the Futuroscope family – Robothespian – a full-sized humanoid robot created by the British company Engineered Arts. Robothespian is reminiscent of C-3PO from Star Wars but far more advanced being able to talk 15 languages, have animated eye movements and adapt his aluminium body actions. There are only 30 like him in the world used at theme parks like this and more seriously for research purposes in the universities of North Carolina, Barcelona and West of England. Even NASA uses a Robothespian at Kennedy Space Centre to greet the public and present factual information.
Just opened in the middle of April is the latest addition to innovative Futuroscope – the Aerobar. Designed by Aerophile in association with DVVD architects (who built the support frame) the Aerobar lifts twelve lucky guests 115 foot in the air with drink (and snack) in hand to have twelve minutes of spectacular views over the Park. This is an entirely unusual experience in the foodtainment mould and can be enjoyed with family and friends. Feet dangling from the airship – you will not have drunk a glass of champagne from this position ever !
A brand new show for 2013 where art and technology combine to bring Lady Ô bursting up from one of the largest water stages in Europe. This is a truly ground-breaking evening show that is included in the entrance price of your ticket. It is the story of twin sisters who join forces to save their world. The tale is brought to life with music, spectacular pyrotechnics, gigantic images on water screens and immersive image mapping.
Noel Gutrin, the gastronomic chef of Le Cristal restaurant, the fine dining experience at Futuroscope has just presented his new menus for 2013. Noel produces molecular cuisine at its very best with creations that remind one of some of the attractions in the Parc. So, for example, there is a Dances with Robots dance floor main course, Arthur’s Garden dessert (Arthur & the Minimoys), and an Energy Garden’s Tour starter which is a snail and goat’s cheese lolly. Le Cristal offers visitors the chance to discover the innovative textures of this type of cooking. This is not just eating – it is yet another fabulous experience in Futuroscope.
*For opening hours and dates 2013 please check on www.futuroscope.com
Futuroscope, near Poitiers in the Poitou-Charentes region of France, opened to the public in June 1987 with the aim to “harness the future”. Since it opened, the park has welcomed over 35 million visitors, making it the second largest leisure park in France. It is substantially different from any other “theme park” as it is based on the visual and the senses, thus appealing to a very wide audience of all age groups.
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