Guaranteed to lift your spirits
MARIGOT: It took more than two years for Thierry Corsi to finally realize his dream to open an amusement park on the island of St. Martin, and it is not the many pitfalls that have stopped this great child, determined to provide the youth of Saint Martin with a play structure that was, until now, absent from the panel of outdoor activities.
For lack of finding a sufficiently large land, Thierry had to revise his ambitions downwards but the current Pirates Park, which recently opened behind the McDonald’s of Marigot, does not demerit for all that, quite the contrary.
The first rides are enough to make the magic happen. Financed by Initiative Saint Martin up to €25,000, the Caisse d’Epargne with €50,000 and Thierry himself with his own savings, the park extends on 500m2. It also offers children the possibility of trying the professional trampolines, of which the most gifted will show very beautiful pirouettes.
An amusement park would not be a real park without the carousel, a nod to the world of Disney, whose colors and characters amaze the kids while the adults lose themselves in their own childhood memories.
The enchantment does not stop there, and the attractions follow one another with the legendary 80m2 bouncy castle and the pirate ship whose sensations trigger as much screaming as laughter from the children. The theme of the park was obvious, pirate stories have always fascinated young and old, and there are many in the Caribbean.
Also at the Pirates Park, the Food Truck, “The Tavern,” giving energy to this little world, with pancakes, waffles and cotton candy. An ice cream machine will be added to the sweet treats already offered as soon as the electrical power allows it.
To finish the visit of this fun and unique park check out the wooden shed, which has been designed to organize the most beautiful birthday parties. Proof of this is the growing number of requests that keep the Pirates Park team busy in the coming weeks.
The opening hours are every day from 4:00PM to 8:00PM. It also opens on Wednesdays at 2:00PM, Saturdays at 10:00AM, and late nights until 10:00PM on Fridays and Saturdays.
The price is €2,50, or $3.00 per ride and €4,00, or $5.00 for the trampoline. For more information, please call +590 690 22 02 10.