While there certainly isn’t any Disney World styled theme parks in Ecuador, there are a few amusement parks. This one is located at the foot of El TelefériQo in Quito. The huge 30 foot banner above the ticket office declares: Entrada Gratuita (or Free Entry) – which is true. Well, its true if all you want to do is enter. The park is half rides and half carnival styled games of chance. Throw a ring on around the bottle or show your strength with the hammer game. All the rides and games work on a swipe-card system, that is recharged (yup, not free) under the huge banner.
It was virtually deserted the day we were there. The location couldn’t be nicer (you can see Quito in the background). It makes a nice diversion after a trip up El TelefériQo.
By the way, it really is called (and spelled) Parque Vulqano. It’s sort of a blend of English and Spanish. In Spanish Volcano is volcán – so vulqano is a fabricated word (or really bad spelling).