Thursday, 16 June 2022

Dalmaland Water Park to Open at Fun Park Biograd in 2023

June 16, 2022 - Dalmaland will combine new water park attractions with the already popular Fun Park Biograd!

Croatia gets a unique place of entertainment that combines themes and water attractions modeled on the world's best entertainment centers. Pools and water slides will join the already known Jurassic World, Space, Pirate Bay, and Wild West at the current Fun Park Biograd. Only a few countries in Europe and the world can compete with this unique entertainment offer, reports Dalmatinski Portal

The Dalmaland water park construction and attractions at Fun Park Biograd have been officially announced. 

On Wednesday, June 15, 2022, many figures from the county, municipalities, tourist boards, hotel representatives, sponsors, and Erste Bank attended the ceremonial laying of the foundation. Among others, the president of the Zadar County Chamber of Commerce Denis Ikić, the Zadar County representative Ante Vukašin and the mayor of Biograd na Moru Ivan Knez were in attendance, while the blessing was led by Don Frane Šindija from the Biograd parish.

The designers of the water park and the contractors are Croatian companies. The world-famous Polin Waterparks company will build the water attractions, which has so far constructed slides for more than 50 world water parks. The end of works and the opening of Dalmaland are scheduled for May 2023.

Dalmaland will feature the following:

- wave pool - pool with artificial waves to enjoy and relax after adrenaline slides,

- children's water slides and swimming pool provides carefree entertainment for the youngest, with water cannons, slides, and water fountains,

- water slides with pool - water descents of different heights with many lights and sound effects that the whole family will enjoy in safe conditions across more than two kilometers,

- swimming pool for diving - water oasis of fun for all ages,

- adrenaline fast looping rocket slide that reaches an incredible speed of 12.56 m / s and windigo of 11.07 m / s, the pools will have built-in heat pumps for heating.

The representatives announced that new equipment would be procured for the 2023 season. Namely, the entire Fun Park Biograd will switch to cash-less payment bracelets with an RFID reader.

The entire investment is worth HRK 50,000,000.00; the investment will be made from Erste Bank Investment Loan funds. It will provide an additional 30 jobs so that the number of employees in the Park will be 100, of which 30 are permanent.

Given the high seasonality of tourism and heat in the summer, it was necessary to use the position in the center of the Dalmatian coast, which will undoubtedly increase revenues and local businesses from hotels, restaurants, and private companies and bring Zadar County to the top of tourism lists, both domestic and foreign - and given the Mediterranean climate and the number of sunny days, there is hope to increase the length of the season!

The water park expansion will be a step in the vision of creating a unique Fun Pak Biograd entertainment zone. Along with the Wild West Universe, Pirate Bay, and Jurassic World, the Dalmaland water park will stand alongside the largest water parks and provide entertainment that does not exist in this part of Europe.

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Thursday, 24 June 2021

5 Fun Family Destinations in Dalmatia Kids Will Surely Love

June 25, 2020 - In line with the International Children's Festival in Šibenik, we present to you 5 fun family destinations in Dalmatia to give your kids an enjoyable and educational summer getaway in Croatia!

Fun Park Biograd

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Located in the beautiful and scenic town of Biograd na Moru in Zadar country, Fun Park Biograd offers an array of spectacular fun activities for the whole family. This amusement park is suitable for both youngsters and adults. It has 1 restaurant, 3 food bars, and a fun-filled gift shop. The park is divided into 3 main themes: Galaxy, Wild West/Pirate Bay, and the newest attraction, Atlantis. Fun Park Biograd also hosts special events, teambuilding, and birthday parties upon request. 

List of attractions in Fun Park Biograd

The whole family will definitely have an out-of-this-world experience in the Fun Park Galaxy starting from Zero Gravity, made with special trampolines and hoops that will let your kids defy gravity for the whole afternoon. Simulator also offers your kid a space ride experience in a flying car. The adults will enjoy the chilly yet exciting rollercoaster ride in the Alien. XD Dark Ride is the latest attraction in Galaxy. It offers a 7D adventurous virtual experience with all kinds of aliens, monsters, and ghosts and is perfect for both adults and children. Next is the Fun Park Wild West which you can explore through Western Express and the mini rollercoaster Mine Train Coaster which is perfect for the young ones. Let your kids be Indiana Jones for a day as they explore the wild plant and animal life at the Animal Kingdom. Here, you can expect an encounter with the mighty t-rex! For our youngest visitors, the attractions Eureka, Choco Cups, Twister Cars, Indian Canoe, and Carousel will give them an experience they will never forget. Lastly, have a crazy rodeo ride on the Wild Bull before setting off to the Pirate Bay. The Pirate Bay is located in the Wild West. It offers thrilling rides great for kids aged 8 and above such as the Pirate Ship, Bumper Cars, Bumper Boats, and Pirate Battle. The House of Horror is located here, too. This attraction features zombies, ghosts, and tons of jump scares and is only suitable for visitors aged 12 and above. The Fun Park Atlantis is the newest and one of the most famous attractions. It features a gripping car ride that climbs as high as 20 meters and plunges at high speed into the water. Do not forget to bring extra clothes because you will definitely get soaked! 

Attractions for the most adventurous ones


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Fun Park Biograd also offers attractions that will surely get your adrenaline running! The 123Go Tornado, a ride that will catapult you at an unimaginable height will thrill even the most daring ones. The roller coaster, Pirate Ship, and Ferris wheel in this park are not to be underestimated as well.

Dubrava Falconry Center


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An authorised institution of the Ministry of Environmental and Nature Protection of Croatia, Dubrava Falconry Center is located in the luscious pine forest of Dubrava, 8 kilometers from the centre of Šibenik, and protects various kinds of birds of prey including falcons. The center aims to continue the Millennium-old tradition and noble skill of falconry that originated from China and was widely used in Europe during the Middle Ages. Learn more about the secrets of these birds and the falconry world and find out why it is important to care for these animals and preserve their population. Dubrava Falconry Center offers a one-day trip in their facility but they also have several opportunities to deeply get acquainted with the world of predators! Find out more on their website:

Amadria Park

Previously called Solaris Beach Resort, Amadria Park is a resort located only 5 kilometers from the center of Šibenik and surrounded by a clean sea and several attractions for children and adults. Krka National Park and Kornati National Park are also close to the area and are perfect destinations for family excursions. Make sure to visit Dalmatian Ethno Village for an authentic Dalmatian dining experience and indulge yourself in their "garden-to-plate" menu. Adults can also have a relaxing day at Amadria Park Wellness and Spa and a chill summer day at En Vogue Beach Club. Amadria Park offers 5 hotels that guests can choose from Amadria Park Hotel Ivan for business and leisure, Amadria Park Hotel Andrija for fun amenities for kids, Amadria Park Hotel Jure for a lavish lifestyle experience, Amadria Park Hotel Jakov for perfect family quality time, and Hotel Niko, for a casual holiday trip. 

Aquapark Dalmatia 


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The first themed water park in Croatia, Aquapark Dalmatia, is a hit to families with young children every summer. Located just next to Kids Hotel Andrija and Family Hotel Jakov, the aquapark has 6 huge slides with numerous nozzles, waterfalls, and sprinklers for your kids to bask in. In addition, the long and large "lazy river" where kids and adults can use special floaters provided by the park to cruise the river from beginning to end will be one of their favourites. You can rest easy because the park has professional lifeguards all day to keep watch of your children's safety. A daily ticket includes full water-filled adventure, parasols, beach chairs, and complete wardrobe facilities. Splash Snack bars will take care of your refreshment needs including their famous homemade ice cream.

Other children's entertainments found in Amadria Park include trampolines, animation, mini carting, playroom, and mini club. Families with young kids will also enjoy the Sand Beach found in Amadria Park.

Dolphin Watching Murter

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Murter is an island in the northwestern part of the Šibenik archipelago and boasts rich wildlife flora including frequent sightings of dolphins. Dolphin-watching is a great opportunity to educate kids about these extremely intelligent and social animals and marine life. Dolphin Watching Tour - Murter excursions will allow your kids to safely interact with these amazing creatures. The excursions last for 2 to 3 hours, depending on the weather conditions and the number of participants. 

What to expect?

A welcome drink awaits the guests as they settle in the ship while receiving information about the trip, dolphins, Island Murter, and basic safety on board. For the next 2-3 hours, the ship will explore all the Murter aquatics and the surroundings frequented by dolphins. When the dolphins are spotted, the ship will slowly approach them and some of the dolphins swim near the ship where their voices can be heard by everyone. It is important to remember that dolphins are wild animals whose behavior is unpredictable, so always observe from a distance and with care. Depending on the weather conditions, the guests are allowed to swim for half an hour, or more, after the sighting. If in any case no dolphins were spotted that day, the guests are entitled to one free trip with 20 days validity.

Semi-submarine Split


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Split is the second-largest city in Croatia and one of the top family holiday destinations in summer. It is famous for Diocletian Palace located in its centre and a beautiful Riva lined with amazing cafes and restaurants, Split also offers a lot of fun family activities and excursions including this interesting underwater marine tour provided by Semi-submarine Marijeta. The underwater excursion departs from Split Riva in the centre of the Split harbour. Semi-submarine Marijeta offers its passengers a personal viewing window where they can watch the active and rich marine life of the Adriatic Sea. The unique vessel remains above sea level at all times while the hull functions as the underwater observatory and stays 1.5 meters below the surface.  The passengers can also enjoy the wonderful views of Split City and the warmth of the sun on the ship's deck at any time. This company offers day tours and night tours with underwater lights starting at 7EUR for kids up to 12 years and 14EUR for adults, while families can avail of special discounts!

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Saturday, 10 August 2019

Biggest Croatian Fun Park to Get Water Attraction Worth 45 Million Kuna

As Novac writes on the 10th of August, 2019, the Croatian park ''Fun Park Biograd'', located near Biograd na Moru close to the popular city of Zadar in Dalmatia, was modelled after some of the world's famous adrenaline entertainment centres.

So far, this Croatian park has seen investments amounting to around 115 million kuna, and the park has now announced a new, huge investment worth an additional 45 million kuna. This staggering amount, according to the local Zadar newspaper Zadarski list, has been allocated for the construction of a water park, or an aquapark, which will extend to and cover 10,000 square metres.

''As we've got some free space on the south side of the car park, we're constructing a big, new attraction. The largest theme-amusement park in Croatia with its new water park and the existing Fun Park Biograd will be called Dalmaland. It will be an ideal symbiosis of attractions both in water as well as on dry land,'' stated the ambitious Stipe Tabak, the general manager of Fun Park Biograd.

The works, as Tabak said, are expected to last until mid-spring 2021 and the water attraction will open in time for the summer of that year. The main investor is, just as it was before, Mirnovec Pyrotechnics, from the continental Croatian town of Samobor, just a short distance from Zagreb.

Such amusement parks, as he says, have to be constantly updated with new facilities, which means that there is a need to constantly keep investing in them. The goal is to cover the costs of the loan raised for its landscaping over the next ten years, as was explained by Franjo Koletić, director of the Mirnovec Group, in his interview with the popular Globus.

Biograd Fun Park currently employs ninety full-time staff, students and seasonal workers, and last year they recorded about 80,000 visitors, seventy percent of whom were foreigners.

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