Port Aventura Park



Theme Park:Port Aventura Park (since 2016)
Port Aventura (2004 - 2015)
Universal Port Aventura (2002 - 2003)
Universal Studios Port Aventura
(2000 - 2001)
Universal's Port Aventura (1999)
Port Aventura (1995 - 1998)
Part of the Resort
Port Aventura World
Address:Avinguda de l'Alcalde Pere Molas
43840 Salou
https://www.portaventuraworld.com/de
Operated by:Port Aventura Entertainment SAU

Port Aventura Park in Salou is one of the largest theme parks in the country. It is part of the amusement resort Port Aventura World. Originally planned by a consortium of Spanish investors and Anheuser-Busch, the theme park opened its doors for the first time in 1995. During the construction phase, the English Tussauds Group also joined in, taking over 40% of the shares and the subsequent management. In 1997 Universal Studios took over the shares of the Tussauds Group. This was followed by numerous name changes and the expansion into an amusement resort. In 2004, NBC Universal and Anheuser-Busch sold their shares in the park to the Spanish bank La Caixa, which then held almost 100% of the shares. Since the end of 2009, the investment company Investindustrial has held a major stake in the park.

Port Aventura Park is home to some of the best roller coasters in Europe, such as the wooden roller coaster Stampida or the hyper coaster Shambhala. The park also offers a very large number of family-friendly rides, breathtaking water rides and a large number of worth seeing shows.

Fun Fact #1: The site on the outskirts of the city of Salou was one of the possible locations for the European Disneyland Resort, but was rejected due to the weaker infrastructure compared to the city of Paris.

Fun Fact #2: Originally, a roller coaster similar to the Loch Ness Monster from the US amusement park Busch Gardens Europe was to shape the face of the park. John Wardley of the Tussauds Group, however, was able to prevent this from happening, whereupon the Dragon Khan roller coaster was commissioned.

 
 
 

Highlights of the Theme Park

 




Dragon Khan - B&M Sitting Coaster - Port Aventura Park

 

Dragon Khan

A truly intense roller coaster

 


El Diablo • Arrow Mine Train • Port Aventura Park

 

El Diablo

Lifthill: The ride

 


Furios Baco • Intamin Accelerator Coaster • Port Aventura Pa

 

Furios Baco

A great launch coaster; at least in the front row

 


 

Hurakan Condor

A Giant Drop

 


Serpiente Emplumada • Schwarzkopf Polyp • Port Aventura Park

 

Serpiente Emplumada

A very unique Schwarzkopf ride

 


Shambhala - B&M Hyper Coaster - Port Aventura Park

 

Shambhala

A great hyper coaster

 



Silver River Flume • Mack Rides Log Flume • Port Aventura Pa

 

Silver River Flume

An interesting log flume

 


Stampida • CCI Wooden Coaster • Port Aventura Park

 

Stampida

The duelling wooden coaster

 


 

Street Mission

Cookies and a Dark Ride

 




Tomahawk • CCI Wooden Coaster • Port Aventura Park

 

Tomahawk

A fun wooden coaster

 


Tutuki Splash • Intamin Spillwater • Port Aventura Park

 

Tutuki Splash

The ride that can soak you

 



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