The Jardin d’Acclimatation is about to open its new theme park. Undergoing works since September 4, 2017, the park underwent a makeover while keeping what we love and yet by adding modernity and a new identity.
The LVMH group invests €60 million to recreate an area more likely to compete with the biggest Parisian theme parks. Indeed, the group wanting to make this site, the second or 3rd French leisure parks after Disneyland Paris and Astérix and forecast about 3 million visitors by 2025. “The Jardin d’Acclimatation has to become a theme park and a natural park” LVMH Group secretary-general and Jardin d’Acclimatation CEO (since 2004) Marc-Antoine Jamet says.
From this May 1, 2018, we can access 40 attractions including 17 unique ones. Works aim at setting up these attractions as well as renovating Napoleon III’s architectural heritage and finding the Emperor’s landscaper’s historical drawing, Barillet-Deschamp, in order to offer us an exceptional place to stroll.
The 18 acres of nature are re-landscaped so that attractions can blend in. It’s a green leisure park where nature remains present while still in project. By the way, the small farm also evolves to enable kids to meet animals.
“We want to reduce the density of the merry-go-rounds village to make it a calm, playful, serene and nature experience for kids and their parents”, Marc-Antoine Jamet adds. “Each merry-go-round will be standing against a grove of trees”.
So far, the Jardin d’Acclimatation, yet the first Parisian theme park, wasn’t known for its attractions. The merry-go-rounds present were seen as a temporary funfair.
Now, merry-go-rounds and attractions on the spot have a common thee, a neo-futuristic style, Steampunk like. Think a blend of Harry Potter’s universe and the Lord of the Rings’ or maybe halfway between Jules Verne and Victor Cabret. The whole with an architecture dating back from the 19th century where bronzes, coppers and girders like in the Eiffel Tower were given pride of place.
The park legendary dragon will have a new face and the rollercoasters will look like steam engines. Among the announced novelties, a 12-m high bobsleigh like a plane turbine emerges as well as flying boats.
A fresh win blows on the Jardin d’Acclimatation and it’s not over since the group plans not less than 500 events or animations throughout the year. The place will rock and entertain us with the landscaped park we love so much.
Obviously, changes are accompanied by a new merry-go-round package. An “All access” package that should cost about €29. In other words, the generalized Wi-Fi will enable you to buy tickets thanks to your phone. The admission fee for an adult changes too and goes from €3.5 to €5.
In short, we are looking forward to discovering it!
From 1 June 2018 to 30 November 2018
Avenue du Mahatma Gandhi
75116 Paris 16