Gandia water park will open according the Spanish press in 2017. The park will be located near the main beach or Playa of Gandia. Gandia is located in the region of Valencia. Gandia is situated between Valencia and Alicante at the Costa Blanca. So they are sure of a very good climate.
The water park will be built and operated by the White water group. This investment group has already enormous water parks. The parks are located in Dubai, California and Ibiza. The water park will cost between 25 and 40 million dollars. The most of it has been invested by private sponsors. According to the latest plans, the park will be an investment of 35 Million euros. Lately a design of the park has been released.
The park will generate between 300 direct jobs and 1800 indirect job. So that is good news for the region. This will also increase the possibilities for local investors and shops to open new businesses.
The water park will be built and operated in less than 30 months which is quite ambitious. Until then the closest water parks are in Benidorm and the water park in Torrevieja . This water park could be a major tourist attraction in the region. This would generate a lot of indirect income for the local people. Hopefully the plans for this water park will continue so we can soon update the article. We will give you more information about the attractions and opening hours.
Opening date Gandia water park.
According to the latest rumors the park should be opened for the summer season of 2017. But this mostly depend on the problems. Such as with permits and delayed due to the construction firms. Local governments have agreed to get the permit ready before May 2015. Hopefully this doesn’t become another problem amusement park that will be never build. Like it’s happening with the current developments in the Paramount Park in Murcia.
We follow the news on the Spanish press and hope to report further developments.
Terra Mitica Amusement park is a theme park nearby Benidorm right in the heart of the Costa Blanca. As theme parks are all time favorites and very popular to have a nice family day out. In fact, Benidorm has several theme parks like Aqualandia, Mundomar and many more .
Important , the Costa Blanca have long touristic season. Because the weather is perfect 320 days of sun. So there are warm springs, hot summers an a nice autumns with little rain . As a result that you can enjoy this park nearly the all year round.
During november holiday we visited the theme park. In fact, the park was plenty of pumpkins, witches, Dracula’s and spiders. But before planning a visit in the winter check the website for the openings hours and days. Because there is a winter season closing.
First of all, the park is the most popular theme park at the Costa Blanca. If you are looking for fun and exciting, it is the place to be.
Terra Mitica, Ancient Mediterranean world theme park.
Presently the park is build around theme of the ancient Mediterranean world. In fact, it is located on hill-side, so you can enjoy the view of Benidorm beaches and the skyline. Now it has new attractions and a new hotel on the doorstep.
In brief, the park is full with roller coasters, rides and live entertainment. The most spectacular shows are in the the Roman Circus. Gladiators in the arena. But you can also enjoy the Greek labyrinth. Or Cleopatra spectacle on Egypt.
Children at Terra Mitica.
In sum there is something for every one and this makes this trip a great day for all of the family. For the younger children, there are 20 children rides which are replica’s of the adult rides and attractions. For instance , children have their special area in Rome with small-scale replicas of the real larger rides. Indeed the young children can enjoy as much as the parents, and have side by side the fun and the kicks . Most younger adults come for the adrenaline rush of the roller coasters and the trill of the high altitude rides. From the rides which gives you goose bumps to the relaxing spa pools. Indeed, a day out for all the family.
How to get to Terra Mitica.
In fact, Terra Mitica is located just outside Benidorm. So when you want to visit the park , there is access by taxi, buses orcars from the N 332 and the AP 7 .
From Benidorm you ca get buses to the park. The coach buses are more expensive than the buses from the community. Recently, Terra Mitica has its own TRAM line station.
By plane To take a holiday in Benidorm, the easiest flights are landing in Valencia or Alicante airport . Both airports and city’s are within a 100 km drive from Benidorm. Like any other day trip, check the weather forecasts if you want to visit Terra Mitica, so you will enjoy the maximum of your day of.
Terra Mitica a place for visitors of all ages.
Presently, Terra Mitica Benidorm is one of the largest European theme parks With different ancient worlds rebuild Some of these ancient worlds are Mediterranean coasts of Greece, Rome, Egypt, Iberia and all these islands have their own stories and legends. So the park is divided in several areas and each with their own show , rides , shops, decor and food shops. It’s a park with a variety of rides: roller coasters, water attractions, dark rides, thrill rides , family attractions and shows and events. It is fantastic, we were pleasantly surprised. Indeed experience of fun, and high level of adrenaline and fear. In fact , the rides are scattered around Terra Mitica. So make sure you look everywhere but the best thing is you don’t queue and you don’t get hassle.
For instance, the Tornado is 80 meter high ride with flying chairs with altitude. So be a dare-devil and try it. The dimensions of the Tornado is so high that it has a six meter deep foundation to hold the 4500 kilogram weight of the Tornado. Even from outside the park you can see the Tornado.
In the past, the ” Synkope” was voted the best ride in Europe. Other rides who are popular in Terra Mitica are the “Titanide” , “Inferno”, the “Fall of the Fenix” and the breath-taking “Magnus Colosus ” wooden roller coaster. So you will know, what is adrenaline! Last visit we enjoyed the water rides while the weather was splendid. One of the famous of the water ride is ” the Waterfalls of the Nile” and the ” Anger of Triton “. So in brief : have fun!
Food and drinks at Terra Mitica .
As always in the theme park food and drinks are no problem.
So there is a variety of fast food and restaurants throughout the park. But most Spanish people prefer to take their picnic box and sandwiches with them.
Luxor four star hotel in Terra Mitica.
The Grand Luxor hotel has 300 rooms and allows package holidays. In this holiday package their are the tickets, the hotel stay and the meal included. The hotel is a step away from Terra Mitica. But at the same time the hotel guest enjoy a spectacular view on Benidorm and the Mediterranean Sea. The Grand Luxor has a Spa and wellness center, different swimming pools as well luxury restaurants and many others facilities.
Some of the rooms will have sea view, others a view on Terra Mitica.
Terra Mitica in mid-season holiday (October):
In fact, Terra Mitica is an a quite strange shape. So you can walk around but not that much, and some of the shops and attractions open at different times (depending the season). In fact, the further away from the start, the later they opened. During the visit we went to see the pirate show called “ Barbarossa” It was great. Also we did all the rides and enjoyed it very much. Because there are more than 30 attractions of different kinds for the whole family. All in all, there are more than 20 shows.
Tip for your visit.
First, take a towel and spare T-shirt / shorts or a waterproof cape with you. Because if you want to go on the water rides you sure will get wet ! And not of the rain. Indeed, Terra Mitica is a superb theme park for young and those who are young of heart. Further, prices of the refreshments and the food were quite good. But plenty of (Spanish ) people took their own picnic. If you are staying in South Costa Blanca, Orihuela Costa or Torrevieja, you can easily go by coach bus . For instance , we paid 10 € for the bus only . Booked at the local travel agency.
Now, the summer season start from May till begin November . So in the holiday months the opening hours are from 10.00 -24.00. In the winter Terra Mitica is open in the weekends. But only from 10:00-20:00.
After the summer, it is wise to check the online calendar for opening hours but also for the online tickets.
First for adult is the entrance 39€ Then children (age 0-3): Free with an adult ticket. Also the Junior ticket: Age form 4 till 12 is 28 € Last but not least the senior ticket: Age 65 and older is 28 €
Besides, try to book on internet. It is cheaper. Furthermore you can also buy combined tickets including Terra Mitica, Mundomar and Aqualandia.
In addition, when you arrive at the airport of Alicante, there an info stand which has coupons for the park. Because this coupon offers you a reduced entrance price. So, a money saver tip if you want to go with the all family. Finally, we went in October and in November and hardly had to queue to get on any rides.
Yourspain rating on Terra Mitica:
Pros : For all ages. Prices are ok.
Cons: Some attractions or shows may be closed during low season. In high season : long queues
Conclusion: When you are with kids or teenagers or just want to have fun it is definitely worth a visit.
Adress Ctra Benidorm a Finestrat, Partida del Moralet, s/n, 03502 Benidorm, Alicante, Spanje Region Alicante, Alicante , Benidorm 03502