Summer of fun and solidarity at TibidaboWith an average of 5,500 visits a day in August, the Tibidabo Amusement Park is strengthening its position as a leisure option during the city’s hottest months. Solidarity activities and a new children’s attraction join the other rides and attractions of a park that receives 40% of its annual visitors during the summer.
This is the first summer that visitors can enjoy the new children’s attraction at Tibidabo, the Castell dels Contes (Tales Castle), a route packed with magic, treasures and characters from popular tales. Since it opened in November, 122.000 people have visited the castle.
Another novelty is Plaça del Jardí (Garden Square), a place to relax awhile that is adapted for people with reduced mobility, has a vertical garden on the façade of the main building and is equipped with steps and new places to take a rest.
“Solidarity summer” at Tibidabo
For the third year running, the project “Solidarity summer” has enabled 100 free admissions a day to be awarded to various entities so children in a vulnerable situation can visit the park and have fun. This initiative will run to 11 September and is for children who live in Barcelona.
New developments in autumn
September will see the start of remodelling the Tibidabo funicular, a project that will transform the current train into another park ride. The Cuca de Llum (Glow Worm), Tibidabo’s new entrance, will have a modern and futuristic design that will enable visitors to interact with various electronic devices. At the same time, thanks to the door’s large windows, users will be able to enjoy panoramic views of the city.
The work is expected to be completed in 14 months enabling the new funicular to be opened in the autumn of 2020.
Besides these changes, the next school year will be packed with educational novelties, including two new initiatives to promote scientific and technological learning in the park. On the one hand, the current Sala CreaTibi will be expanded and redesigned to include activities linked to the programme, social development, creativity and communication.
On the other hand, there will be a new space for introducing robotics to children and families through educational activities. Both projects are being carried out in collaboration with LEGO® Education.
Tibidabo in figures
In 2018 the park received 719,068 visits, of which 40% were during the summer months. This year, over 4,300 children have visited Tibidabo thanks to the free tickets, and more than 43,000 people have taken part in solidarity activities.
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