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New funicular and attractions at Tibidabo theme park

The new funicular will open in late 2020 and will also act as an entertainment and educative installation

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12 August 2019 07:33 PM

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ACN | Barcelona

A new funicular is coming to Tibidabo, scheduled to open in autumn 2020, replacing the current one that brings visitors to the mountaintop theme park. This new means of transport, which will be called 'Cuca de Llum', will act as an entry point to the park and will be incorporated as a new attraction as well. 

The first deputy mayor of Barcelona, the Socialist ​​Jaume Collboni, visited Tibidabo on Monday and explained that the update to the funicular is aimed at increasing the number of visitors, especially those arriving via public transport.

The remodeling project will begin in September and is expected to last 14 months. In this way the funicular will be modernized, and interactive displays and tablets will be installed to entertain and educate. In addition, the interior of the means of transport will be freed and will give rise to a panoramic view of the exterior through large windows.

Other Tibidabo theme park novelties

Elsewhere, a new attraction opened last November, Tales Castle, has already opened at Tibidabo Park, and has already received more than 122,000 visitors.

This has also been the first summer of the new Plaza del Jardí, a public square at the main entrance of the park equipped with new resting points and a ramp for people with reduced mobility. 

The vertical garden covers the façade of the main building with plants and flowers is what gives its name to the square, while simultaneously helping to blend the theme park in with the Natural Park of the Serra de Collserola.

During this year, Tibidabo Park also plans to open two new projects in collaboration with LEGO Education. The activities of the Sala Creatibi will be remodeled and expanded, while also a new space will be created with the aim of letting attendees play with and learn about robotics.

The city council also made visitor data public, which shows that an average of 5,500 people visit the attractions park daily. In addition, the park has launched the 'Solidarity Summer' project this summer, consisting of awarding 100 scholarships per day so that children in vulnerable situations can visit Tibidabo. 

Thus, up to 4,300 children have already been able to enjoy these scholarships and almost all of the available places have already been taken up. In addition, the facilities of the park hosted seven solidarity acts with the participation of more than 43,000 people this June and July.

 

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  • Deputy mayor of Barcelona, Jaume Collboni, with the director of operations at Tibidabo Park, Bruno Querol, at the Tales Castle attraction in the theme park. (Photo: Ariadna Coma / Noèlia Llobera)

  • Deputy mayor of Barcelona, Jaume Collboni, with the director of operations at Tibidabo Park, Bruno Querol, at the Tales Castle attraction in the theme park. (Photo: Ariadna Coma / Noèlia Llobera)

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