With plans to have it up and running by 2023 a new tourist destination rivalling Euro Disney is to be built in the municipality of Castilblanco halfway between Madrid and Seville.
Called Elysium City in reference to Greek mythology’s idea of paradise the park will feature a 40,000 seat stadium, four hotels an 18-hole golf course, equestrian centre, marina, water park and adrenaline packed rides.
There are also plans to later incorporate a smart city with permanent housing where people can live.
When speaking about the project with Travel + Leisure magazine head of the company behind the project, John Cora said: “It’s basically a city that we’re creating that will be a smart city from ground up, but the core will be the entertainment pieces: a Disney-level major theme park and an adventure water park that’s unlike typical water parks.”
“The goal is to have it be a place where you want to work, live and play.”
In Elysium City, all the infrastructure will be solar powered and all residents will be connected via free high-speed Wi-Fi.
Moving away from the normal brightly coloured roller-coaster’s and yellow waterslides the theme park will use rockwork and landscaping techniques so that the park blends in with the natural environment.
Ground-breaking is expected to take place later this year on the initial stage of the project with a further 2,000 housing united being added in 2028.
The American company behind the project Cora Alpha ran Disney Land for 15 years and hope their new theme park will further enhance Spain’s reputation as a top tourist destination.