Spirou Park confirms its acquisition of Wave Island in Monteux

Spirou Park confirms its acquisition of Wave Island in Monteux
Spirou Park confirms its acquisition of Wave Island in Monteux

Doubling its attendance to welcome nearly 600,000 visitors per year, creating themed and immersive accommodation offers, offering visitors the opportunity to enjoy the activities of both parks with a single entry ticket… So many new features that the acquisition of the Wave Island water park is supposed to make possible in a few years. For Hervé Lux, CEO of Spirou Provence, the objective is to “to succeed in slowly harmonizing the two parks, to move from one to the other and to create a very beautiful regional leisure “resort”“.

The acquisition therefore seemed natural for Hervé Lux, backed by Média-Participations, the main shareholder of Parc Spirou. “The development of an amusement park often involves the addition of an additional module, such as a water park,” he explains.

“An extension phase by 2026”

Today, the two parks together have an average of 400,000 visitors per year. The management team now wants to reach 600,000 visitors per year once the two parks are combined. But it is still necessary to manage such an influx of visitors. When asked about this, the director replied that a “The Spirou park’s expansion phase is planned for 2026, with an additional zone enlarging it by a quarter of its total surface area. We still have potential on Wave Island, because we rarely have days at the peak of their attendance.“, he explains.

Could Wave Island soon be visited by the mascots of Parc Spirou? For Hervé Lux, it’s not impossible. “We can imagine a Marsupilami who loves tropical universes and who fishes in rivers jumping from one park to another, and going to the water park.” But these changes are not planned for immediately. The director insists on the desire to gradually harmonize the two parks. “The important thing for now is that we have a good summer. We feel that there are a lot of expectations for what comes next, and we will take the time to standardize things. For the coming summer, there will be no particular changes“, he concludes.

A new slide at Wave Island

The season of the Wawe Island water park has already started. To diversify its services and save water, several new features have been introduced since its reopening. While its main activities remain aquatic, the management wanted to attract a diverse audience by offering entertainment with theme nights, dancing and sporting events. Among the park’s 33 attractions, the largest slow river in France and the artificial wave are very successful. This year, managers added a “tightrope” slide, where the slide is done standing up. This original attraction is unique in the country to date. For Jean-Philippe Cozon, director of the park, the aim of these improvements is to “see happy people arrive, but who are even happier during and after their stay with us“.

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