Puy du Fou announces new attractions

Date Posted: 16/02/2015

The French theme park that links its attractions to history has invested six million euros to improve its offering to visitors.

Puy du Fou, in Western France, has added three new offerings for 2015. Foremost among them is the new stage show, The Lovers of Verdun, which tells a tale of love and loss at the time of the First World War, and the grim reality of life in the trenches.

Another new addition is a series of revolutionary technological improvements in the theme park’s flagship show Cinéscénie.

In a world-first for theme parks, the show will be enhanced by a range of specially designed drones, created through a collaboration between the show’s artistic teams and lighting designer.

The result will see the sky transformed into part of the set, with the drone fleet flying outdoors while synchronising with music, video and lights and the actors themselves.

The theme park’s popular night-time show, The Organs of Fire will also be improved this year.

Performed in the centre of a lake, the haunting love story between a ghost pianist and his violinist muse will now feature a series of water jets.

These will influence extended dance scenes by the muse, in addition to alterations to the show’s grand finale, with aquatic actors emerging out of the water.

The French theme park also features four history-themed hotels, so that even while resting, visiting school groups will be immersed in history.

There are also four historical villages on site, including the The Market Town in 1900, The Fort de l’An Mil, The Medieval City and The 18th Century Village.

For more information visit www.puydufou.com/en.

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