|Previously known as Warner Bros. Movie World Madrid (2002–2006)|
Warner Bros Park Madrid (2002–2006)
|Location||San Martín de la Vega, Madrid, Spain|
|Coordinates||40°13′48″N 3°35′37″W / 40.2300°N 3.5937°WCoordinates: 40°13′48″N 3°35′37″W / 40.2300°N 3.5937°W|
|Opened||6 April 2002|
|Owner||Parques Reunidos (95%)|
Warner Bros. Discovery (5%)
|Operated by||Parques Reunidos|
|Theme||Warner Brothers entertainment & show business & movie studio & Hollywood & Warner Bros.|
|Parque Warner Madrid|
Parque Warner Madrid is a theme park located 23 km (14 mi) southeast of Madrid, Spain, in the municipality of San Martín de la Vega. The park opened as Warner Bros. Movie World Madrid/Warner Bros. Park Madrid on 6 April 2002 and was owned by numerous Spanish investment groups, with Six Flags operating the park as part of the deal. In November 2004, the management arrangement with Six Flags was terminated, with the name change to Parque Warner Madrid occurring at the start of 2006.
The park is currently owned and operated by Parques Reunidos, with a 5% ownership share held by Warner Bros. Discovery Global Brands and Experiences.
The park was originally built and operated as Warner Bros. Movie World Madrid, alternatively known as Warner Bros. Park Madrid. The park was built as part of a joint-venture of various shareholders, with the Community of Madrid, holding the highest of 40% and Caja Madrid holding the second highest at 20%. Other minor shareholders were Fadesa (15%), El Corte Inglés (5%), NH Hotels (5%), Six Flags (5%) and construction companies Dragados, ACS, Ferrovial, Necso and FCC (each with 2%). Six Flags also operated the park for the shareholders.
The park held its grand opening on 5 April 2002 with 10,000 invited guests including Bo Derek and Christopher Lambert as special guests. The park was opened to the general public on 6 April 2002.
In 2002, director Pilar Azcárraga said that visitors' satisfaction level was around 90%, but union sources put it at 50%.
On 3 April 2004, Six Flags sold all of its European parks, including sister park Warner Bros. Movie World Germany, to StarParks, a subsidiary of Palamon Capital Partners. Warner Bros. Movie World Madrid was not included in the sale though, and on November 23, 2004, it was announced that Six Flags' 99-year contract to operate the park was terminated, allowing the park's management to operate the park from then-on, and continuing to allow the use to use Warner Bros. properties. Six Flags' stake in the park was transitioned off to Warner Bros. Entertainment itself.
In 2006, the park was renamed as "Parque Warner Madrid". This season saw the premiere of two new shows, Police Academy 2 and Batman Begins, the latter based on the latest movie from Warner Brothers and DC Comics. Both received good reviews from visitors to the park. In November 2006, the Community of Madrid sold their stake in the park to Fadesa, who by then had held 73% shares in the park. After the sale, Parques Reunidos were announced by Fadesa to operate the park as part of a ten-year agreement. In February 2007, Fadesa announced an agreement that would allow Parques Reunidos to purchase the park within a two-three year span. Following the bankruptcy of Fadesa, Parques Reunidos fully purchased out all the shareholders of the park to fully own and operate the park, with Warner Bros. retaining its 5% stake.
The 2008 season saw two further developments: a water attraction called Oso Yogui and a new show, The Music of Bugs Bunny, based around the glamor of Hollywood in a performance reminiscent of the great Broadway musicals. Following the new ownership, the park gave its first yearly profit after operating on a loss over the past few years.
In June 2014, a water park, Parque Warner Beach, was opened. The €8.5 million park spans 30,000 square metres (320,000 sq ft) and features two wave pools, a lazy river and two water play areas. Like parts of the original theme park, Parque Warner Beach is themed around Looney Tunes, Hanna Barbera and DC Comics characters.
Among its roller coasters, highlights include Superman: La Atracción de Acero, a first in Europe with its floorless trains, Batman: Arkham Asylum, an inverted roller coaster, Coaster-Express, a wooden coaster and Stunt Fall, a giant inverted boomerang offering guests a vertical drop of 54.4 m reaching a top speed of 115 km/h. Another prominent attraction is La Venganza del Enigma, a structure 100 meters high that drops visitors at 80 km/h.
Other attractions at the park include Correcaminos Bip, Bip, a Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner coaster which delivers high speeds and drops (though it has no inversions) and La Aventura de Scooby-Doo, an interactive ride for families, manufactured by US firm Sally Corporation.
The park is divided into five themed areas: DC Super Heroes World, Hollywood Boulevard, Movie World Studios, Old West Territory and Cartoon Village.
|Batman: Arkham Asylum||DC Super Heroes World||inverted roller coaster||Bolliger & Mabillard||April 2002|
|Superman: La Atracción de Acero||DC Super Heroes World||floorless roller coaster||Bolliger & Mabillard||April 2002|
|Batman Gotham City Escape||DC Super Heroes World||launched roller coaster||Intamin||2023|
|Lex Luthor Invertatron||DC Super Heroes World||Top Spin||HUSS||2002|
|Coaster-Express||Old West Territory||Wooden Coaster||RCCA||April 2002|
|La Venganza del Enigma||DC Super Heroes World||Combo Tower||S&S Power||2002|
|Stunt Fall||Movie World Studios||Giant Inverted Boomerang||Vekoma||August 2002|
|Cataratas Salvajes||Old West Territory||Super Flume||Intamin||2002|
|Río Bravo||Old West Territory||Shoot the chutes||Intamin||2002|
|The Joker Coches de Choque||DC Super Heroes World||Bumper cars||Bertazzon||2002|
|Mr. Freeze Fábrica de Hielo||DC Super Heroes World||Wave Swinger||Zierer||2002|
|Oso Yogui||Movie World Studios||Splash Battle||Interlink ||2009|
|Hotel Embrujado||Movie World Studios||Madhouse||Vekoma||April 2002|
|Scooby Doo's Tea Party Mystery||Cartoon Village||Tea Cups||Zamperla||2002|
|Rápidos ACME||Cartoon Village||River rapids||Intamin||2002|
|Los Carros de la Mina||Cartoon Village||Break Dance 3||HUSS||2002|
|Tom & Jerry Picnic en el Parque||Cartoon VIllage||Large Tivoli||Zierer||2002|
|Correcaminos Bip Bip||Cartoon Village||Götterblitz Youngstar Coaster||Mack Rides||May 2009|
|Academia de Pilotos Baby Looney Tunes||Cartoon Village||Mini-Jet||Zamperla||2002|
|ACME Juegos de Agua||Cartoon Village||Water Playground||2002|
|¡A Toda Máquina!||Cartoon Village||Rockin' Tug||Zamperla||2002|
|Cartoon Carousel||Cartoon Village||Carousel||Chance Morgan||2002|
|Cine Tour||Movie World Studios||Slot Car Ride||Martín Atracciones||2002|
|Convoy de Camiones||Cartoon Village||Convoy||Zamperla||2002|
|Emergencias Pato Lucas||Cartoon Village||Fire Patrol||Zamperla||2018|
|Escuela de Conduccion Yabba-Dabba-Doo|
|He visto un Lindo Gatito||Cartoon Village||Kite Flyer||Zamperla||2009|
|La Aventura de Scooby-Doo||Cartoon Village||Interactive Dark Ride||Sally Corporation||June 2005|
|La Captura de Gossamer||Cartoon Village||Helicopters||Visa Int.||2002|
|Looney Tunes Correo Aéreo||Cartoon Village||Aircraft||Zamperla||2002|
|Marvin el Marciano Cohetes Espaciales||Cartoon Village||Jump Around||Zamperla||2002|
|Pato Lucas Coches Locos||Cartoon Village||Mini Bumper Cars||Bertazzon||2002|
|Piolín y Silvestre Paseo en Autobús||Cartoon Village||Crazy Bus||Zamperla||2002|
|Wile E. Coyote Zona de Explosión||Cartoon Village||Jumpin’ Star||Zamperla||2002|