Parque Diversiones, San Jose

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The Parque Diversiones Dr. Roberto Ortiz Brenes (English: National Amusement Park Dr. Roberto Ortiz Brenes; also known as Parque Diversiones) is an amusement park located in San José, Costa Rica. The park's motto is "healthy children help sick children". The park was named for Dr. Brenes because it was his proposal which resulted in it being established. His idea was that the profits from the amusement park would assist to support the National Children's Hospital "Dr. Carlos Saénz Herrera", which was established in 1964. The Amusement Park began operating at the end of 1981.

Among other attractions, the amusement park has four roller coasters:

Bocaraca (completed 2005), a Vekoma Whirlwind roller coaster.

Teletren (2002), a kiddie roller coaster.

Ciclón (1987), closed and removed at 2006, replaced by Disko in 2007.

Ghibli (1984), another kiddie roller coaster.

Bumeran (2012), a Vekoma Boomerang roller coaster.

Torbellino (2018), a Zamperla Wild-Mouse roller coaster.Beside the steel coasters, there are three water coasters:

Splash Caribe

Reventazón

PacuareExcluding roller coasters, this park has some attractions too, starting with the youth ones:

Disko

Skymaster

Torre

Tornado

Conchas Locas

Carros chocones para adultos

Rueda de Chicago

Pulpo (Closed In 2018)Family rides are present in this park:

Electrónicos (arcade)

Tren Pachuco (train that goes all around the park)There are a lot of kiddie attractions, located at Plaza Tio Conejo (a themed area for kids).
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  • If you are not a visitor in Costa Rica and looking to spend some time for a weekend, this place has a lot to offer. If you are a person who loves theme parks, then no other choice, you have to go... 
    If you are not a visitor in Costa Rica and looking to spend some time for a weekend, this place has a lot to offer. If you are a person who loves theme parks, then no other choice, you have to go...  more »
  • This is an adventure park with a purpose. The park's motto is "healthy children help sick children". Costa Rica´s Children´s Hospital is financed by the profits of this park. So if you visit, you... 
    This is an adventure park with a purpose. The park's motto is "healthy children help sick children". Costa Rica´s Children´s Hospital is financed by the profits of this park. So if you visit, you...  more »
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  • Pictures can't capture how much fun one can have at this place! There's so much to do that a single visit is not enough, especially if one did not buy the fast-track pass. In our case, we didn't, and at least I regret it 😅 but would recommend doing it if it is the first time you go and want to explore the different attractions and rides. There's a little bit of everything! The excitement of roller-coasters (and many different types of roller-coasters), to the cool refreshing "breeze" you get from the splash 🌊 to the nice little educational farm and "old village" located inside of the park. No matter what you are looking for, there's something for everyone. Food and sweets are readily available inside of the park, and you also have the option to do some shopping beforehand and take your goodies with you inside of the park. There are eating and non-eating areas, so beware of that. Finally, belongings. Some rides do not allow scarfs, hats, backpacks, purses, glasses, and anything in between. Because of this, there are lockers that you can rent inside of the pack to leave your belongings at. They assign a locker number and give you the key to it. You also need to leave your ID there until the end of the day when you go pick your belongings up. This is just so that you're careful not to lose the key. Hope this was helpful! Go have lots of fun! 🎢🎡
  • Fun time, exciting the parking is rediculous

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