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Ferrari Land

After the Caribe Aquatic Park in 2002, Port Aventura Resort expanded once again in 2017 with the Ferrari Land theme park. In the tradition of many European second gate parks, the offer here was also very limited at the beginning. The addition of a children’s area the following year significantly expanded the range of attractions for families.  

Red Force

The park’s main attraction is the Red Force launch coaster by Intamin. The 112-metre-high roller coaster towers over the Port Aventura Resort and thus captivates everyone in its immediate vicinity and, unfortunately, draws them into its queue. Shortly before the attraction went into operation, the queue was already completely full and stretched over the course of the day to below the top hat of the ride, which corresponded to a waiting time of over three hours.

I myself was only in the official queue and therefore had to spend about an hour in it. As soon as I took my seat in the twelve-passenger train, the ride started. Once out of the station, the train starts to accelerate and it becomes increasingly uncomfortable. The train then climbs up the Top Hat with a brute force and immediately descends again, but without the spiral during the descent of the two preceeding Accelerator Coasters, Top Thrill Dragster and Kingda Ka. At full speed, you soon hit the brakes and after a short uphill section, you come to a stop again.

Red Force is a very short, but damn good roller coaster. Here, as the speed increases, you notice the forces acting on the train before it reaches a height of 112 m, which is extremely impressive, especially in comparison to the Shambhala roller coaster – currently the third-highest roller coaster in Europe with a height of 76 m. The descent and the final rush of speed also provide sufficient endorphins so that you leave the ride extremely happy. Regrettably, however, at this point another ride on the roller coaster was out of the question, unless you buy the expensive Express Pass for Ferrari Land, which gives you one-time access to the 4 ½ main attractions.

Junior Red Force

As impressive as the Red Force roller coaster is, the Race Coaster Junior Red Force from the SBF Visa Group is not. The ride in the small roller coaster offers basically nothing apart from a tapering downward spiral and a brute upward curve. Sure, the setting of the children’s coaster in the inner courtyard of the much larger Red Force is very nice, but that’s about it.

Miscellaneous

As it was getting increasingly crowded, I didn’t test any other attraction in Ferrari Land apart from the two roller coasters. The Flying Theatre Flying Dreams and the Racing Legends simulator ride would have been of particular interest here. In addition to a handful of children’s rides, the very nice-looking car ride Maranello Grand Race and the two S&S towers of the Thrill Towers (one Space Shot and one Turbo Drop) complete the contemplative offer.

Pictures Ferrari Land

Conclusion Ferrari Land

Ferrari Land is not a theme park where you would spend more than one or two hours, but you have to in high summer thanks to the low capacity of the rides. Overall, the entire amusement park is more like a themed area of the amusement park next door, which offers an extremely immersive experience in this respect. But as a stand-alone theme park, the park simply lacks what it has to offer.

Sure, Red Force is good and the Flying Theatre and the simulator are probably very nice, but that’s about it. The Ferrari theme is also extremely specific, which will certainly appeal to one or two visitors to the Costa Dorada, but unlike Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi, you’re not standing right next to a race track here. It will be interesting to see how the park develops.

 

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Port Aventura Caribe Aquatic Park

Water Park:Port Aventura Caribe Aquatic Park
(since 2016)
Costa Caribe Aquatic Park
(2003 - 2015)
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 Caribe Aquatic Park is one of the largest water parks in Spain. The water park is located right next to the two theme parks Port Aventura and Ferrari Land and is therefore part of the leisure resort Port Aventura World on the Costa Dorada near Salou. The water park convinces with its large number of excellent water slides and its Caribbean flair.

An afternoon in the Aquatic Park

Port Aventura Caribe Aquatic Park

During a stay in one of the hotels of the Port Aventura World you will have the possibility to visit the main park for an unlimited time during your visit, as well as the water park Port Aventura Caribe Aquatic Park. At least this was still the case in 2011, but nowadays the offer is focused on the new theme park Ferrari Land.

The Aquatic Park was created at the same time as the Hotel Caraibe, but is located right next to the main park. Because the temperatures were quite high and the whole coastal area had a rather unpleasantly warm climate, the urge of the visitors to go to the water park, despite the low season, was enormously high, so that the probability of catching a free lounger was very, very small.

Tifón

The offer of the water park Port Aventura Caribe Aquatic Park is not outstandingly large, but not too small either. The Proslide Tifón slides in the covered part of the park were, to everyone’s surprise, damn fast and had a really well-done course.

Mambo, Limbo and the Barracudas

The bodyslides Mambo and Limbo of the same company in the outer part of the water park Port Aventura Caribe Aquatic Park, on the other hand, were rather harmless, even if they basically had a good speed towards the end. Unfortunately these slides share the same tower as the tube slides of Barracuda, so that sometimes you had to stand longer than necessary – after all the tube sliders often block the access.Unfortunately, the waiting time for the tyres was also too long, so that we decided to do without a ride.

El Torrente

The park’s El Torrente rafting slide is really impressive, where several people in a boat can reach slopes of more than 90°, thus involuntarily approaching each other, as the boat is not stiff but very elastic. Those who are at least afraid of a bobsleigh run should definitely not get on here, but for everyone else this family raft slide is great family fun – as long as you hold on tightly.

Miscellaneous

The park also has WhiteWaterWest’s La Laguna de Woody water playground, where you can stand under a huge bucket, the beautiful and long Lazy River El Rio Loco, and the wave pool El Triangulo de las Bermudas, with rather leisurely waves and water cannons.

 

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