Location: Les Avenieres, France
Years Active: 1975 – Active
Walibi Rhône-Alpes is a French theme park located in the commune of Les Avenières, in the Isère department. It is the largest theme park of the Rhône-Alpes region. The park contains more than 33 rides and it covers an area of 35 hectares. Origin of the first Walibi park, the park was created in 1975 by Eddy Meeùs, a Belgian businessman. The name “Walibi” comes from the three municipalities in which the park is located: Wavre, Limal and Bierges.
The park had an income of 8,8 million euros in 2005, and it greets over 400,000 visitors yearly.
Walibi Rhône-Alpes also contains a 13,000 m2 waterpark called L’Île aux Pirates (previously Aqualibi).
As of 2006, the park is owned and operated by Compagnie des Alpes, which also owns many theme parks and ski resorts across Europe.