Parque de la Costa

Parque de la Costa is an amusement park located in Tigre, a northern suburb of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Development

The park, located on a Шаблон:Convert lot along the Paraná River Delta (on the Luján River), was developed by Santiago Soldati, whose family holding company, SCP, had been bolstered by record earnings in its Compañía General de Combustibles (CGC) unit, an energy sector distributor, during the early and mid-1990s. Its development was preceded by the Tren de la Costa, a Шаблон:Convert tourist light rail line inaugurated in 1995, and connecting Vicente López (just north of Buenos Aires) with the northern suburbs.

Following an investment of nearly US$400 million, the Parque de la Costa was inaugurated on April 10, 1997. The park, connected to the light rail line at the latter's Delta station, originally included Tronador (a Pinfari Zyklon Loop rollercoaster), El Dragón water coaster, the La Vuelta al Mundo ferris wheel, El Octógono stage, an amphitheatre, a musical fountain, and other attractions. The park's projections of 3 million visitors a year failed to materialize, however (traffic was about half that amount).

A series of investments in the late 1990s, including the installation of two, larger rollercoaters (Boomerang and El Vigia), the addition of more live performances, and its reorganization into a theme park, as well as cost-cutting measures, reduced the unit's losses. Debts at SCP of over US$750 million continued to jeopardize its operations, however, particularly following incidents in 1999, in which two rollercoaster passengers entered into a coma, or lost their lives, allegedly due to the ride's excessive speed.

A two-thirds share in the park, which netted around US$30 million in annual sales, was transferred to SCP's creditors after the company entered into an bankruptcy proceedings in 2000; a major project, the Rapidos del Delta water ride, was cancelled as a result, though other rollercoasters, built by the Dutch firm Vekoma, were opened in subsequent years. The park and Tren de la Costa (which remained in SCP ownership) helped revitalize the mainly upscale real estate market in the northern suburbs of Buenos Aires.

Overview

The Parque de la Costa has more than 30 attractions, some of them are:

  • Saltos del Delta, a flume ride.
  • Boomerang (rollercoaster); reaches a height of Шаблон:Convert, and speeds of Шаблон:Convert.
  • El Desafío; the "challenge," an Vekoma SLC Standard Model(rollercoaster)it reaches speeds of Шаблон:Convert.
  • El Vigia, a family ride set in an artificial lake.
  • Torbellino, a Spinning Wild mouse Coaster.
  • Vertigo Xtremo, a skycoaster.
  • Desorbitados, a top spin ride.
  • Colectivo Loco, the "crazy bus."
  • Chiquitren, a miniature railway.
  • Aconcagua, a climbing wall and tunneled mountain structure.
  • Baile de las Tazas, a spinning teacup ride.
  • El Faro ("the lighthouse," the Шаблон:Convert tower affords a panoramic view of the park and delta).
  • Laberinto Encantado, a maze.
  • Tour de las Naciones, an educational attraction.
  • El Infierno, a terror tunnel ride.
  • Laser-Shots
  • Fuente de Aguas Danzantes, a musical fountain.
  • Barco Pirata, pirate ship attraction.
  • Comarca de los Sueños; games for smaller children
  • "Show de aguas danzantes"
  • Karting Monza
  • Bumper cars
  • Paddleboat rides (Botes en el Nilo, Botes del Pantano)
  • Catamaran rides along the delta.

The park also maintains Puerto de Comidas (a food court), as well as a bar, Winners Pub, and two restaurants: Wunderbar and Come Prima; the adjacent, Шаблон:Convert Trilenium Casino is another SCP development.

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Dan Ogle
31 January 2013
Come early. Lines get long by 3pm.
Omar Celi
5 November 2015
Este parque fue inaugurado el 5 de mayo de 1997. Es uno de los más importantes de Argentina y de América del Sur, está ubicado sobre un predio de 14 hectáreas entre los ríos Luján y Tigre.
Maira Senna
26 March 2016
Parque maravilhoso para visitar com a família!!! É preciso muita energia e disposição, porque são muitos brinquedos. ???????????? Sem contar, que Tigre é uma cidade linda e aconchegante. Tem até cassino!
Maria Dolores
8 May 2016
Fui en el verano a aquafun la verdad me encantaron los juegos,son súper originales.el lugar esta bien cuidado.lo q no me gusta del parque o aquafun q meten más personas de las q entran!
Martín Santana
10 March 2014
Muy bueno todo. Un poco lleno los domingos. Si se piensa ir ese día llegar temprano ya que las colas a los juegos sobre todo las montañas rusas pueden ser de hasta 2 horas de espera.
Jorge Ricardo Barrionuevo
15 February 2013
La posta es comprar el pasaporte oro anual. Si sos un loco del vertigo y de la emocion. Obligatorio llegar temprano ya que podes subir y subir sin hacer cola.+10
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Perú 1499, Tigre, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina Get directions
Sat-Sun 10:00 AM–7:00 PM
Mon Noon–4:00 PM
Tue Noon–1:00 PM
Wed Noon–2:00 PM
Thu 10:00 AM–5:00 PM

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