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We took the family up to the Futuroscope back in August.Futuroscope_0001 I have not been there for around 15 years or more. There is a lot which is still the same and some additions. Also we noticed that the big ‘golf ball’ which was at the centre of one of the buildings has gone. This was almost the main iconic building of the futuroscope and was featured in all the advertising material.Futuroscope_0035 We had two children with us, one of 6 years old and one of 3 (some things are not suitable for little children)   also we had super nanny as the great-grandchildren call her. Super nanny is 90 years old and she went on all the rides and queued up for long periods of time as is the case in the summer. In all we visited 5 of the attractions, 3 were the shake you all about type of attraction and 2 were the big screen attractions. Also the children went on the boat with their Dad, it’s the boat where you can squirt water at targets and one another.Futuroscope_0012 We arrived about 11.30 am and left at about 7pm, a large amount of that time was spent standing in queues. I suspect we probably visited at the worst time of year for long queues, ie mid August and in a period of cloudy unsettled weather when the beach or Plan d’Eau would not be that popular. The last thing we visited was the Hubble telescope repair film and that was amazing, and there was no queue as the parc was thinning out a bit. Our longest queue (almost two hours) was for the virus attack which to be honest was not that good and quite short. Having queued for nearly two hours to see it we were quite disappointed. I think that the attraction is well worth a visit but not at this time of year. You can get an evening entrance at a cheaper rate and at that time of day it is not so busy so with older children that might be a good choice. Here is a selection of the photos I took on the day, see if you can spot the grumpy old man….. not me, its my son.

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