During the past few years, more event planners have been choosing amusement and theme parks in Spain for their incentives and conventions.
The benefits of hosting an event in a theme park are countless. Firstly, many of them count with huge infrastructures which include accommodation, restaurants, and meeting rooms.
Centralising all activities in a unique environment makes the logistic of an event more efficient. Thus, reducing the number of transfers needed and allowing extra time for additional activities.
Moreover, the adrenaline factor plays a big role, especially in team-building sessions. During summer, it is a great idea to include a ride on a water attraction for a refreshing break between meetings.
According to IAAPA (International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions), companies in the attractions industry, are reinvesting every year an average of 13% of their revenues in improvements and novelties. They are describing themselves as “a big engine of the tourism industry”, Karen Staley, IAAPA vice-president.
There are more than 126 parks in Spain, including thematic, amusement, aquatic, and Zoological ones. Below is a list of a few of those to consider for MICE events and memorable incentive experiences.
The National Geographic España has nominated PortAventura as the best thematic park in the world. It is located only 1 hour away from Barcelona.
The park includes a fully equipped convention centre with cutting-edge technology. Additionally, it has 18 multi-functional rooms with an overall capacity of 3000 delegates. Moreover, event attendees can enjoy natural daylight in most of the rooms surrounded by the authentic Mediterranean environment of beautiful gardens, overwhelming views, and golf courses.
PortAventura offers exclusive access to three different theme parks to turn every programme into something different, fun, and unforgettable. Ferrari Land is the newest, with more than 70000 sq meters of excitement.
A journey inspired by the art of Italian geniuses with recreations of buildings and monuments. Some of the buildings include the Roman Colosseum, the Campanile di San Marco, and The Teatro alla Scala in Milan among others. Guests can enjoy an outdoor cocktail dinner in Via Italia or a special lunch in an authentic Italian Trattoria.
When it comes to hosting events, accommodation plays a crucial role and comfort is essential.
PortAventura offers more than 2100 rooms in its 5-star and 4-star hotels (Hotel Mansión de Lucy, Hotel PortAventura, Hotel Caribe, Hotel El Paso and Hotel Gold River).
The park also includes a beach club located just a few minutes away from the Convention Centre, three golf courses, sea views, Roman archaeological ruins, and a wide range of team-building activities.
Located in the south of Tenerife in the Canary Islands, Siam Park is the largest water park in Europe: 185,000 square meters of lush scenery, natural gardens, and an exotic Thai design.
Nominated the best water park in the world according to TripAdvisor, Siam Park offers meeting spaces for events, conventions, team buildings and a surf school.
The must-try attraction for adrenaline lovers is the Dragon, a slide with a totally vertical funnel, for a true sensation of zero gravity. Also, the Tower of Power gives a unique speed feeling with its water slide, 28 meters high from where you can enjoy an 80km/h ride, ending in a huge aquarium full of sharks and rays.
The water park includes Siam Beach, the only private beach in Spain where you can celebrate an event. With a capacity of 1000 people, white sand and turquoise water compliment the tropical environment, making it the perfect place for big celebrations, parties or gala dinners.
Culinary experiences can be offered at local restaurants, ranging from traditional Spanish dishes to exquisite oriental options.
Conferences can also be organised in the amphitheater, which can host up to 2000 people with incredible views to the Atlantic Ocean, and it’s close to other facilities such as various pools, bars, private islands and luxury cabins.
In terms of accommodation, we suggest hosting your guest at the Hotel Iberostar Bouganville Playa. Another alternative is the Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife, respectively 5 minutes and 20 minutes away from Siam Park.
The Parque Warner is located 29 kilometers south of Madrid. It is a movie-themed amusement park, awarded in 2006 as the safest theme park in Spain.
The Warner offers a fabulous universe of magic and glamour. Your guests can experience team-building adventures in the Far West. Furthermore, Unload their adrenaline with a gymkhana in the land of the Superheroes. Whether it is a convention, a meeting, or a product launch, the staging will be spectacular.
Featuring a wide variety of venues (halls, restaurants, auditoriums) with capacities ranging between 25 and 2500 people. Additionally, decorations can be adapted to the needs of each client. Some of them have special effects, which will make your event something unique, original, and memorable.
The biggest space is offered by the Theatre of Specialists. It is a magnificent outdoor auditorium of 1700 square meters with a capacity of 2500 people. The Chinese Theatre close to the entrance to the park on Hollywood Boulevard impresses its visitors with the splendour of its facade. Additionally, 670 people can be accommodated in three rooms. The Casablanca is the smallest room with a 700-metre square surface. Furthermore, the room is inspired by the Moroccan culture.
Other recommended options worth mentioning in the Spanish theme park landscape are Benidorm Theme Park, Terra Mitica, and Isla Mágica in the centre of Seville.
If you would like to have more information about programmes in different theme parks in Spain, our team would love to give you more details about the adventurous experiences you are invited to enjoy with Ovation Spain DMC!