Futuroscope, the French theme park centred on multimedia and audio-visual techniques, is preparing to reopen once the government gives the industry the go ahead.

The park was forced to close earlier in the year due to the coronavirus pandemic.  In preparation for the reopening, some members of staff have gone back to work. According to Laure Mosseron, marketing and communication director at Futuroscope, around 50 employees of the 700 who work at the park have returned to work.

The employees working again are mostly security guards but also include technicians who have been testing the rides in rotation.

On reopening, the theme park will maintain social distancing measures throughout the site, including on the rides. Cleaning procedures will also be increased and hand sanitiser stations will be available at different points across the park.

Mosseron says that the park’s priority “remains the health of our employees and visitors.” “Everyone is waiting impatiently for the government’s directives and the conditions on how we will be able to reopen, knowing that we would like to restart for the summer season,” said Mosseron.



March 2020 will see the launch of the first rollercoaster at the Futuroscope theme park in France. Known as ‘Objectif Mars’, the family-friendly attraction will immerse visitors in a space training centre ride as they test their skills as astronauts.

The state-of-the-art rollercoaster will include a series of unique special effects, including an indoor fire. Objectif Mars is due to launch on March 28, 2020. Costing 20m euros, the attraction is Futuroscope’s biggest ever investment.

Futuroscope also announced its performance and profit results for 2019, which saw 50,000 more visitors enter the park compared to 2018.

The French theme park’s net profit also makes impressive reading, reaching 6.6m euros, more than 1.7m euros more than in 2018.

The growth in visitor number and profits is being pinned on a more rigorous management of the park, increased visitor spending and the opening of the miniature ‘city of the future’ for children known as the Futuropolis.

The miniature park features a town centre setting, which encourages youngsters to pretend to be different characters, such as archaeologists, gardeners, drivers, firefighters, inventors, sportspeople and more.

Other new facilities at Futuroscope include a waterpark with floating trampolines, inflatable boats and other fun water attractions.