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Illa Fantasia

Fantasy Island Water Park Day Trip
Fantasy Island Water Park Day Trip

General Information

Illa Fantasia in Barcelona is one of the largest water parks of Europe: 70,000 square meters that include 22 rides and slides, and 3 giant pools of more than 1.500 square meters. It is a major touristic attraction 30 minutes away from the city center via the free shuttle bus service that they offer.

Illa Fantasia is, at heart, a family friendly attraction where you can let your kids run free and enjoy a day of sunbathing, from relaxing pools, to picnic areas, a supermarket and adrenaline-filled rides (for additional information – Kids and Families in Barcelona). Illa Fantasia has a little bit of everything, and a well-trained, friendly staff to assist the little ones that might need help.



What do you see at Illa Fantasia?

Illa Fantasia offers 22 rides and 3 giant pools, visiting this site will most likely take more than 6 hours, so it will take up most of your day. Some of the most popular attractions are:

The wave pool – If you are looking to get the feeling of a Carribean Beach, without the annoying sand that gets everywhere, Illa Fantasia has the next best thing: a 2,000 square meters wave pool with more than 2 million liters of water.

The Garden of Earthly Delights – Several tubular sculptures of about 12 meters in height, from which the water falls in a spectacular water show it is just about one of the most amazing sights to look at. It is a delight for the children and a joy for the adults. But the real show begins at nightfall, when the entire pool bursts into a light show that will amaze you!

Kamikazes – Now, if you are looking for an adrenaline rush this is the biggest and meanest ride that you can experience in the park. An extreme 18 meter high drop. You will reach speeds of more than 60kmh in less than 5 seconds. But the ride will end in a relaxing dive in the pool to allow yourself to pick up whatever is left of your courage and go again!

There are many more pools and rides in the park. You can find them on the park’s website, where the rides are ranked with a speedometer indicating the speed of the ride, so you can see which ones are best suited for your comfort level.

The park is easy to navigate and you should not have any trouble finding the food area, it has a multitude of fast food venues to choose from.

If you are looking for a more formal dining experience, El Chef Restaurant offers it. There is also a coffee place, a pancake parlor and a dedicated barbecue area, also there is a supermarket right next to the park so you will not have to pack your meals and bring them along on the bus.

Tips and Recommendations




 

  • This site is great for families with children, kids love waterparks and the staff is well trained to help the little ones that are in need of assistance on the rides (for additional information – Kids and Families in Barcelona and Family-friendly Hotels in Barcelona).
  • The shuttle bus is a very good option, especially if you are not familiar with the roads or you are traveling with your family, it is free and you will not have to worry about directions.
  • Make sure you have your ticket in order to get on the bus!
  • The shuttle bus runs daily while the park is open, but be sure to check the departure schedule and the return schedule to make sure you will not miss it (for additional information – Illa Fantasia Shuttle Bus).
  • You do not have to pack your meals if you are planning to have a picnic at the park, there is a supermarket right next to the park and you can buy everything you need there.
  • If you are looking for a more formal dining experience, El Chef Restaurant offers that (for additional information – Bars and Restaurants in Barcelona).
  • The water park is wheelchair friendly in the most parts, with shallow pools, so people with disability can enjoy it too (for additional information Accessibility in Illa Fantasia and Accessibility in Barcelona).
  • The tickets are priced on a height basis: Over 120cm – 28€; under 120cm – 17€; under 90cm – Free (Prices are relevant to the 2017 Season).
  • The best way to purchase tickets is online, because you can see the discount offers they have and also to skip the ticket line, but you can only use them the following day. If you do not have the means to print your tickets beforehand, they can print them on site for a fee, but it is not necessary to print them (for additional information – Illa Fantasia Tickets in Advance).
  • Holders of Barcelona Card and Barcelona Card Express are entitled to a 20% discount on tickets in Illa Fantasia (for additional information – Barcelona Card and Illa Fantasia and Barcelona Card Express and Illa Fantasia).
  • There are always promotions online so you can get sweet discounts on your ticket price, make sure you check the discounts tab before buying tickets.
  • The water park is only open during the summer season and it is indeed a wonderful way to spend your time on hot summer days (for more information – Summer Vacation in Barcelona and Weather in Barcelona). The park is opened from 06 June 2017 to 11 September 2017.
  • You can pay almost anywhere inside the park, including the entry tickets, with a credit or debit card (Except American Express). There is also a cash dispenser at the entrance.
  • Do not forget to bring sunscreen! This goes without saying, but wear water resistant sunscreen at all times, you will thank yourself the next day when you won’t feel like a boiled shrimp! If you forgot to bring any, make sure to check the supermarket next to the entrance.

 

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Getting there
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From the city of Barcelona the park is a 25 km drive away. Take the C-32 road towards Mataró and turn off at exit 92. The park is in Premiá de Mar.

You can also find a downloadable map on their website (here) for every mean of transportation.

Location

Finca Mas Brassó,
08339 Vilassar de Dalt
Barcelona
Spain

Opening Times

June – September, 10:00-18:00.
Shuttle buses are marked with a distinctive Illa Fantasia logo.
June: 10:00 (Depart) to 17:30 (Return).
July – August: 09:30 to 16:30 and 11:00 to 18:30.
September: 10:00 (Depart) to 17:30 (Return).

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