This park attracts approximately 1.75 million visitors every year. It was opened in 1967 by Gottlieb Löffelhardt and Richard Schmidt. One of the thrill rides, a themed Mine Train roller coaster called Colorado Adventure, in Wild West section was opened by Michael Jackson himself. The Mexican section, where Talocan is located, welcomes the visitors into the land of myths and sagas about Aztecs and Mayan civilizations. Tlaloc, God of the forefathers, reigns in this area, he lashes his realm with thunder, lightning and rain. Tlaloc waits for fresh sacrifice, those that are ready to face the challenge of his Talocan lair. Tlaloc was an important god in Aztec religion. He was the deity of rain, fertility, and water. He was praised for giving life, but feared of for sending hail, thunder and lightning. Tlaloc means “He who is the embodiment of the earth,” or more commonly “He who makes things sprout.” The cult of Tlaloc, a storm god, is one of the oldest and most universal in ancient Mexico.