Superman or Batman? Looney Tunes or Daffy Duck? In Madrid’s Parque Warner you don’t have to choose between your favorite characters – attractions here bear the names of superheroes and popular cartoon characters, so if you have ever wondered how fast Superman can fly, this is where you will find it out.
Divided into 5 thematic areas – DC Super Heroes World, Warner Bros. Studios, Cartoon Village, Old West Territory and Hollywood Boulevard – this amusement park will delight both children and their parents. The Cartoon Village, as the name suggests, is a kids-only zone – live performances and music shows are held by the actors dressed up as famous cartoon personages, and attractions, such as flat rides and carousels, are suitable for the youngest guests of the park.
The Super Heroes World, on the other hand, features 2 of the craziest (in a good way) roller coasters in the park. Superman: The Attraction of Steel is Europe’s first roller coaster with floorless trains, meaning that for over 2 minutes of the ride the passengers’ feet remain literally hanging in the open space. An inverted roller coaster Batman: The Escape only takes 40 seconds to complete – but with an average speed of whopping 83 kilometers per hour.
Another highlight is found in the Warner Bros. Studios part – Stunt Fall, a 65 meters high giant inverted boomerang, with a top speed of 115 km/hour.
Recently inaugurated water park has wave pools, water play areas, and a lazy river.
The park is dotted with eateries, souvenir shops and ice-cream parlors. Food is overpriced – but the quality is more or less decent. Don’t expect anything fancy though – frozen pizzas, hotdogs, burgers, fries and cola, just like in any other venue of the kind.
On weekends the park tends to get crowded – but nonetheless the queues are not as great as in Parque de Atracciones at Casa de Campo. Besides, it is still primarily aimed at small children – thus, the scariest attractions have fewer visitors and, if you’d like, you might even ride your favorite roller coasters twice.
To save up some money you might want to purchase the tickets using the official website – they offer special prices and discounted food packages.