The first-ever Majaland amusement park in the Czech Republic has opened close to Prague Airport, offering nearly 9,000 square meters (nearly 97,000 square feet) of indoor amusement. Karel Pražák’s Kaprain Group continues to develop the POP Airport outlet and entertainment center. Children and their parents can enjoy 12 rides including a rollercoaster, a theater and a toy shop, all in the spirit of Maya the Bee and her friend Willy, as well as Vic the Viking.
“The Czech Republic didn’t just lack a rollercoaster, but also a large amusement park like we see in most other European countries. We thus combined forces with Belgian-based Plopsa, which operates eight amusement parks in Europe, to bring a concept that entertains millions of satisfied visitors every year to Prague for children across the country,” Majaland Praha (Mayaland Prague) Project Director Otto Jerman said.
The main attractions at the indoor amusement park include a 220-meter-long (722-foot-long) rollercoaster that can reach a top speed of 40 kilometers per hour (25 mph) with a capacity of 550 people per hour. There is also a 10-meter-high (33-foot-high) carousel, a 33-meter (108-foot) slide, swings and a go-cart track. “Majaland is a full-fledged amusement park. Besides attractions, it will offer theaters for children, toys and restaurants. It’s a great place to celebrate a birthday, have a party or enjoy a concert by children’s stars,” Jerman explained.
“We’re building POP Airport as a place that naturally combines shopping with entertainment. It’s a place for the entire family where everyone will find something for themselves,” Kaprain Marketing Director Jakub Dlouhý said. “Besides the Majaland Praha amusement park, you can also visit the unique Dinosauria Museum Prague, a large collection of iconic automobiles at the Classic Cars Gallery, or just sit on our terrace and watch planes land at the airport.”
Plopsa operates eight amusement parks in Europe visited by more than 3 million people each year. In 2021, it opened the Ride to Happiness by Tomorrowland at the Plopsaland De Panne park.