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Wikipedia | Google | Google Images | FlickrIsla Mágica is a theme park on Isla de la Cartuja in Seville, Spain. This popular attraction is located on the former grounds of the Seville Expo ‘92 , a world’s fair held in 1992 in celebration of the 500th anniversary of the discovery of the Americas by Christopher Columbus. It consists of a variety of themed areas that feature rides, live shows, shops, restaurants, and games that entertain visitors of all ages. If you love theme parks, you’ll definitely want to spend a day exploring Isla Mágica and its water park, Agua Mágica.
AttractionsThere are tons of fun things to see and do at Isla Mágica, including thrilling roller coasters, carnival games, and water rides that are perfect for cooling down in Seville’s scorching summer heat. The park is divided into seven different theme areas:
Sevilla, Puerto de IndiasTravel back in time to 16th-century Seville, which was known as the commercial and cultural capital of the country and the port to the New World. Attractions in this area include El Corral de Comedias, which is a live comedy performance, and a musical theater performance that delves into the dreams of the famous princess, Sleeping Beauty. Rides include a beautiful two-floor carousel, a thrilling free-fall attraction called El Desafío, and Lago Bola, which allows visitors to climb into a giant plastic bubble in order to explore the lake in a unique way. When you get hungry, there are also a few restaurants in this area that sell typical Andalusian food.
Puerta de AméricaThis area takes visitors across the ocean to the New World and features Fuerte de San Felipe, a giant building that features architectural elements from the fortress of Cartagena de Indias. This is where you’ll find exciting rides like the Anaconda flume ride, El Tren de Potosí roller coaster that is perfect for families, and shows like El arte de Andalucía a caballo, which features Andalusian horses, flamenco music, and flamenco dancing.
La Guarida de los PiratasIf you love pirates, this pirate hideout is the place to visit. It features the interactive Capitán Balas attraction, the spinning barrel ride known as Los Toneles, and El Motín, a show where you can watch pirates in action as they search for a traitor in their midst.
El DoradoThis area depicts the legendary El Dorado , a mythical city of gold that Spanish explorers searched for in the Americas for centuries. Its attractions include Dimensión 4, a new virtual reality ride, the Rápidos del Orinoco river rafting ride, and animal shows such as Mundo Natura, which draws visitors into the natural world with special animal guests.
AmazoniaThis Amazon-themed area features rides like the thrilling Iguazú ride which catapults visitors over Iguazu Falls, the Jaguar hanging roller coaster, and Topetazú, a popular bumper cars attraction for children.
La Fuente de la JuventudThe Fountain of Youth area consists of numerous attractions for the park’s youngest visitors, including a carousel, a small roller coaster, a free-fall ride for small children, slides that look like giant dragons, and fun-filled theater performances featuring fantasy characters like ogres.
Agua MágicaIf you’re looking for a place to cool down in the summer heat, you’ll want to pay the small additional fee to visit Agua Mágica. The water park’s attractions include numerous water slides, a lazy river, a huge water play area for children, and Playa Quetzal, a relaxing beach area with gentle waves.
Practical InformationHere’s everything you need to know in order to plan your visit to Isla Mágica.
AddressIsla de la Cartuja, Avenida de los Descubrimientos, s/n, 41092 Sevilla, Spain
Opening HoursIsla Mágica is open throughout most of the year from 11:00 until between 19:00 and 21:00, though hours are limited in the winter. Agua Mágica, on the other hand, is only open from June through September. It is open most weekends as well as certain weekdays during the summer. Before visiting, it is advised to check their official operating schedule.
PricesFull-day admission to Isla Mágica costs approximately €29 ($33) for adults and €21 ($24) for children and seniors. You can save money by just visiting for the afternoon, when admission is €20 ($23) for adults and €15 ($17) for children. If you’re planning to visit Agua Mágica too, be prepared to spend an additional €7 ($8.05) per person.
TipsAnother way to save money if you’re traveling on a budget is by visiting Friday afternoons, when admission is just €12 ($14) for adults and €9 ($10) for children and seniors, or other special discount admission days, which generally take place on Sundays and Mondays throughout the year.
Nearby LandmarksSeville is known for its abundance of exciting historical and cultural attractions, including the beautiful Seville Cathedral, which is the largest cathedral in the entire world, as well as the Alcázar of Seville, and the Plaza de España.
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Author: ehuttner. Last updated: Jun 29, 2015