Wednesday, 14 October 2015


A very exciting morning at Vulcania!

The Awakening of Auvergne Giants

"What would happen if Auvergne’s volcanoes suddenly woke up?

The Chaîne des Puys and other volcanic mountain ranges in Auvergne are a remarkable and magnificent sight to see.

But, what if, tomorrow, these sleeping giants were suddenly to awake from their long slumber?
It’s a question everyone asks. The most recent eruption dates back to around 7,000 years and since then they have been dormant. But are they really extinct or only sleeping? You’ll find the answer at Vulcania in a groundbreaking film with special 4-D effects. If these special effects startle you, just remember that the breathtaking scenes before your eyes are based on real scientific knowledge.

Explosive eruptions, pyroclastic flows, molten lava…: a mixture of real images and lifelike special effects, this film will allow you to experience these unique phenomena as if you were really there…"
The Awakening of Auvergne Giants

Magma Explorer

You’re the hero of this magmatic expedition

"3,000 m under the Earth’s surface, all attempts to enter an active volcano’s magmatic chamber until now have failed.

But this time, you are part of the team!
Under the orders of commander Caldéra, on board the Magma Explorer III, you will voyage to the centre of this inferno where the temperature exceeds 1,000°. You’re in for a bumpy ride, full of ominous creaking and cracking sounds, amongst molten lava. But these special effects will not stop you from gathering a multitude of clues on conditions inside the volcano.
At least we hope so…"
Magma Explorer

Dragon Ride

"Discover a fascinating underground world…

Your assignment, if you accept it, will be to journey to the magmatic bowels of the Earth and experience the myths, legends and fantastic tales of mankind throughout the ages, tales full of monsters and dreams.

Get on board the interactive “rider”, the only machine of its kind in France. Once you are firmly belted into your seat (capable of performing 100 movements per second and simulating a 2G acceleration) your breathtaking ride on this unique attraction can start.

You will plunge into gaping chasms and explore gorges inhabited by a myriad of legendary and awe-inspiring creatures.
You will be completely spellbound by the power of this imaginary 3D adventure."
Outside Dragon Ride

"Regards sur les volcans" : Volcanic perspectives

"Discover the world’s active volcanoes

From the forge of Hephaestus to Mount Bromo in Indonesia, discover astonishing images of erupting volcanoes, together with scenes detailing the historic and mythological events that have shaped man’s relationship with the volcanic world.

This 23-min film directed by P. Villemin is shown in 70 mm format on a 415 m² giant screen and alternates with the Magical Odyssey, a film directed by D. Benichetti."
In the IMAX cinema


  1. My parents have booked a ticket to vulcania, I already sense that it's going to be amazing!

  2. Hi Mr gregg, I hope you've all enjoyed Vulcania I REALLY enjoyed it when we went last year and hope I go again soon!