The Bizkaia Theme Park first opened its doors on September 14th, 1974 and was finally closed down in 1990. Today, one can only envisage the long lost rides, such as the big wheel, the rollercoaster, the Ghost Train, the Octopus or the Crazy Worm. You can still imagine restaurant up and running, there are trays ready to be served, chairs scattered around with an uncanny logic … The fantasy scenes are gradually being taken over by overgrowth. An area once dedicated to fun and entertainment, which although still neglected, continues to be alive with the new attraction of that which has long ago been abandoned.

Seventeen years after closing its doors, during the weekends in the month of October, from the 4th to the 28th, the Artxanda Theme Park is to reopen. This is probably the last opportunity to set foot again in this memorable park.

The rides are back! This is a project which has been developed by the artist Saioa Olmo (Ideatomics) and the art producer Consonni, produced by Consonni will see the park temporarily reopened for guided tours of 10 new attractions, which have appeared out of the blue, and represent both a physical and symbolic route. The Menacing Lair, The Spaceship, The House of the Forgotten Fantasies, Treasures of the 20th Century, The Parliament of the, United Fun Rides, The Amphibious Experience, The Paradise Cruise, The Wild Stampede, The Lost Jungle
The Tower of Memories.

The rides are back! This is a project which has been developed by the artist Saioa Olmo (Ideatomics) and the art producer Consonni, produced by Consonni with the collaboration of the Diputación Foral de Bizkaia (through its Department of Culture, Department of Inland Revenue and Finance and Department of Transport), the Basque Government (Department of Culture) and Norbega.

We want to thank for its aid to Ricardo Antón, Franck Larcade, Jose Luís Roncero, Tania Magro, Javier Garduño, Lutxo Egia, José Luís Ortega, Arantza López and all the people who have supported and contributed to information for the elaboration of the project and its contents to us.