Futuroscope opens their new ride Objectif Mars

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Yesterday, the French futuristic theme park Futuroscope has opened it’s first long awaited rollercoaster Objectif Mars. The new semi-dark ride was supposed to open on March 28th, but the COVID-19 outbreak in Europe prevented the park from opening.

Everyone is fully aware that 2020 is going to be rough year for theme parks and other attractions. While many parks have postponed the opening of new rides (see our ‘New For 2020‘ item), Futuroscope has managed to open their newest ride. The story behind Objectif Mars turns its riders into astronauts, going on a mission to Mars. After a few indoor scenes, riders are launched into an outdoor rollercoaster section. Last month, Futuroscope already gave a preview of what to expect in the new ride.

Objectif Mars is a launched spinning coaster produced by Intamin AG. With a ride length of 500 meters and maximum speed of 55 km/h, the ride is meant to entertain guests of all ages. The investment of €22 million was made to built this new experience.

Futuroscope is a futuristic theme park near Poitiers, France. The park mostly contains show rides using brand new technology. In the past, Machine à Voyager dans le Temps and Arthur, l’Aventure 4D have won THEA Awards for best themed attractions. Objectif Mars is the first rollercoaster of the park (not counting Balancier des Fortiches).

Watch the onride video of Objectif Mars by ‘fan de rides’ on YouTube