Nickelodeon Spain (España) and Atracciones de Madrid have unveiled its brand-new expansion to Nickelodeon Land, which features two new family attractions and add a water attraction!
The expansion of Nickelodeon Land España welcomes three brand-new Nickelodeon-themed rides to the Nick amusement park: ‘Bob Esponja Herospin’, ‘Glove World Splash Bash!’, and a La Patrulla Canina (PAW Patrol)-themed roller coaster!
Inspired by SpongeBob SquarePants, ‘Bob Esponja Herospin’ is a flying-car ride featuring the SpongeBob gang as their The International Justice League of Super Acquaintances alter-egos. Riders sit in futuristic cars and fly around E.V.I.L. villains The Dirty Bubble and Man Ray, who have Barnacle Boy all tied up. The ride was originally a dinosaur-themed ride called Telesaurio, and is built by Zamperla.
‘Glove World Splash Bash!’ is a Twist ‘n’ Splash ‘wet teacup ride’ family water attraction inspired by the fictional Glove World theme park featured in SpongeBob SquarePants, and features popular SpongeBob around the ride. Each each car is equipped with water pistols, which riders can squirt at other riders along the ride.
The brand-new PAW Patrol roller coaster is a single-helix steel family ride featuring a design inspired by Nickelodeon’s hit preschool series. The ride features a single train with 6 cars, which zips around the pup’s famous Lookout Tower command centre. Riders are arranged 2 across in a single row for a total of 12 riders. The ride is 262.5 ft long, reaches a height of 13 ft and features a Chain Lift Hill element. The roller coaster was manufactured by Zamperla and made its debut at Atracciones de Madrid in 2007 under the name ‘Vagones Locos’.
In addition to the new attractions, Nickelodeon and Atracciones de Madrid’s newly expanded Nickelodeon Land features a refreshed recreational area, including Nickelodeon Snack food stand and arcade games sections, and the additions of a small Nickelodeon shop and a stage for meet and greets with popular Nickelodeon characters.
The expansion to Nickelodeon Land Madrid began six months ago and opened to the public last weekend. The expansion is part of Atracciones de Madrid’s plans to revitalise the amusement park, including integrating some family attractions and add a water attraction to Nick Land, which was necessary after the dismantling of the former children’s area. Atracciones de Madrid is also working on a auditorium, which, when completed, will be able to host shows and music events.
Nickelodeon Land España opened as the first Nickelodeon-branded attraction in Spain in April 2014 under a partnership between Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) España and Parques Reunidos. Nickelodeon Land features over 15,000 square meters of customized Nickelodeon-branded attractions including new rides such as Dora’s Adventure and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – License to Drive, theatrical shows such as SpongeBob’s Krabby Patty Celebration, street entertainment featuring the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and meet and greets with some of Nickelodeon’s most beloved characters including SpongeBob SquarePants, Patrick Star, Dora the Explorer, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, amongst many others. Nickelodeon Land also includes a restaurant, shopping and leisure areas and the world’s first SpongeBob Pineapple House, where families and kids can take a picture in his home.
Check out a few amazing photos and video footage from the newly expanded Nickelodeon Land, via Freak Planet, and click here to view even more photos on freakplanetblog.blogspot.com!
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