The Famous Isla Magica In Seville
In 1992, the Universal Exhibition of Seville was the turning point of the Seville city because of its international exposure. This event left enormous, and new urban space and infrastructures that were transformed to Isla Magica.
It was opened in 1997 for the first time, the first urban theme park in the world became the city's focal point. It was not successful as expected at first, but today it is among one of the most visited tourist destinations. This spot in Spain has something to offer for all age groups.
The Isla Mágica is a theme park that is situated on the Isla de la Cartuja. It occupies significant space on the banks of the Guadalquivir river, the site of the Universal Exhibition of Seville, held in 1992.
What is Isla Magica?
Isla Mágica is located in that area which was home to the Spanish pavilions. It makes use of some of the spots specially built for the remarkable international events, which are spread around a large lake.
Since then, this theme park has sought to continue with the theme of the World's Fair: Age of Discovery. Different Latin American cultures and transoceanic voyages grab a lot of attraction of visitors and explorers.
Isla Magica has six themed areas, including which is Aqua Magica. Aqua Magica is a water park with several slides and pools, one of which has the wave. Aqua Mágica is a separate park but is located within the Isla Mágica complex.
The themed areas of Isla Mágica
Besides the recreation, it is also known to be an educational space. This thing explains why its themed areas are centred on different chapters relating to discovery and the long voyages that provide connection to the other continents of the world. These six themed areas are as follows:
1. El Dorado
Among the six themed areas in the Isla Magica, El Dorado is the last area. It was an incredible recreation of the lost history when British and Spanish explorers ran ragged trying to find.
2. Puerta de América
It is based around the Fuerte de San Felipe. This themed area among six areas also has a replica of Cartagena de Indias's ancient and historic city.
It has the biggest rainforest on the entire planet. Its atmosphere is humid and lush every moment. This area acts as the habitat for jaguars. Incredible Iguazú Falls are also spotted in this theme area.
4. Sevilla, Puerto de Indias
Reflecting the city's atmosphere in the sixteenth century, it first became the leading port linking Spain to the Latin American colonies. Europe is so-called the gateway to the New World.
5. La Fuente de la Juventud
La Fuente de la Juventud is specially designed for the youngest children. It has a broad series of ponds and streams. Various critters and other living organisms inhabit this area.
6. La Guarida de los Piratas
This area recreates the period in which corsairs and pirates roam freely in the waters of the Caribbean Sea.
The top attractions
The projections on state-of-the-art screens, dizzying waterfalls, interactive tours, rollercoasters, and a hell of fun attract dream visitors and tourists towards it. Isla Mágica features an array of attractions for all kinds of visitors, ages, and physical conditions. But among them all, these are some of the most popular things to visit there:
It is a tower that has minarets. The Challenge is visible from any location of the park. This tower consists of a free and dizzying fall from a height of about 68 meters.
It is a top rollercoaster in Isla Magica like all the other theme parks around. This rollercoaster has a track length of 765 meters. And, It runs at a speed of 85 kilometres per hour.
Dimension 4 is a 4D cinema in the Isla Magica. It helps you enjoy all kinds of sensations, not only the visual senses, while watching fun and exciting projections.
The Orinoco Rapids:
This attraction is the most favourite attraction present in Isla Mágica. The length of the rafting route of this inflatable raft down is 500 meters. Riding on such raft routs is best for groups of people.
Anaconda is a frenetic rollercoaster that runs in water. It has a 17 meters drop with a guaranteed splash.
For many, this is the most exciting attraction. You can enjoy the lake from inside an inflatable and transparent ball. Alongside, you also try to keep yourself in balance.
Spots for children
La Fuente de la Juventud:
It is a themed area that is specially designed for the youngest children. Here, the kids up to 12 can enjoy a similar experience to their older counterparts. A huge thanks to the smaller attractions that emulate those in the rest of the park. Some of the most popular attractions include:
The Spring Wheel—a Ferris wheel that parents can also enjoy with their children
The Dancing Caiman—a water rollercoaster
The Chrysalis—a caterpillar merry-go-round.
The Caravels—has scale models of two historical vessels that traverse the Atlantic Ocean towards the New World, which you can explore from inside.
The Jumping Frog—boasting a mini free fall for children
Cost of Tickets
- Advance adult tickets:
Full day 32 euros
Just afternoon 22 euros
- Advance OAP and children tickets:
Full day 21 euros
Just afternoon 15 euros
- Isla Mágica and Agua Mágica:
Adults 40 euros;
Children and OAPs 29 euros.
In the spring season, it opens several days a week. The timing is from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM. On Saturdays and Sundays, it remains open till 10:00 PM to enjoy weekends.
It opens from 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM in the summer season and on Saturdays until midnight.
For Halloween, it remains open from 5:00 PM to midnight every Friday and on the last Thursday of October. It opens from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM every weekend in October and on the All Saint's Day long weekend.
How to Reach
37º 24? 21.0384?
5º 59? 57.7494?