Mar 142016
 

Parc Spirou concept map (image from facebook.com)

The opening of the Parc Spirou theme park in southern France, which was originally scheduled for 2015, and then supposed to happen this summer, has officially been pushed back to 2017. It had been obvious for a while that the current deadline would not be met, as construction has yet to begin.

The delay is reportedly due to further discussion with investors (and to secure additional financing?), particularly to ensure that they were on board with the design of the attractions. The developers insist that the project is in good shape despite the delays, and indicate that the construction work will begin in mid-May. (The adjacent and associated water park, Splashworld, opened in a limited capacity last year and will be fully open in June. It is already planning an expansion.) Good luck to them!

  10 Responses to “Parc Spirou delayed another year”

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    Well at least it’ll be closer to the 80th anniversary, which timing wise makes more sense.

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      You’d think so, yes… but in the parc, a museum celebrating 75 years of Spirou will be built. Shouldn’t they be celebrating 80 years of Spirou by now…

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        It’s easy to change numbers… You just need to spatter some paint on the signs…

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          Haha, yes… But ‘celebrating 75 years of Spirou’ means it won’t be about the last five years, which are quite a few albums.

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            Although the production rate seems higher than ever, with all the specials and one-shots…

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