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Evan Shallcross wrote a review Oct 2020
Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom2 contributions
Portaventura is bye far one of the best theme parks it has a very good vary of rides For thrill seakers and children very large would go again
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Date of experience: November 2019
Francisco Jose Fernandez Sanchez wrote a review Oct 2020
Las Rozas, Spain149 contributions57 helpful votes
Fascinanate park in Port Aventura, I will only commit the park itself since the aquatic part was closed and for the Ferrari Land annex I will write another specific review later The park is very well organized and especially if you stay in one of the hotels in the park the entrance is already included, you avoid queues, you can go first thing in the morning and also for a superior room in the hotels you get the pass express for attractions It is divided into several thematic areas, American West, Mediterranean, Polynesia, China and Mexico, all of them very well decorated and set, there is a train that from the entrance allows you to go to each of the areas if you do not want to go walking and crossing each one of them The attractions are very fun and there are for all ages from small children to adults, it is necessary at least one day per area to enjoy everything that the park offers, since apart from the attractions there are many restaurants and shows in the which ones to enjoy In all the attractions that I rode together with my family, I had a good safety training and the shows I attended were also very well prepared and organized.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Cristian H wrote a review Sep 2020
Barcelona, Spain33 contributions3 helpful votes
I booked 2 days in Aventura Park on Monday 14 Sept for 16 and 17 Sept. My whole experience is from an “adrenaline junkie” point of view. I traveled and visited the park on my own. I only went on the intense rides. The whole experience was totally different from what I understood from a guy that already went on this park when it was a full season and no-Covid. I traveled in off-season, during CO-vid restrictions, after the schools started. From what I understand the capacity was at 5-10% than regular season (with no-covid restrictions). Basically there are 3 sections let’s say (the main park – which was open 10.30 to 18.00, Ferrari World 11.00 – 16.00 and the water park which was closed) I visited they main park and Ferrari World (I will make a different review for Ferrari World) When you plan the visit, take into consideration that I walked in the park about 46.000 steps during 2 days, meaning you need comfortable shoes and clothes (you also need to take into consideration that a lot of rides require not wearing flip flops or sandals than can easily fall down during the ride) If you have issues with your neck, heart issues, broken legs/arms, if you’re pregnant or easily get sick due to motion, height, speed, avoid the intense rides (Furius Baco, Dragon Khan, Shambhala, Hurakan Condor, Stampida). They have a filter on their website and you can check this out over there upfront (or on the spot they have big panels on the entrance of each ride with the restrictions) Also take into consideration that on most of the rides they have secure wooden shelves on the side, on which you can put your backpacks (in case on some rides they won’t let you with keys, cameras, phones, wallets, sunglasses , etc – because of the high speed of the ride) The park is located next to a small city (Vila-seca - 3km away), has a huge secure parking lot and also plenty of parking spaces on the side. Make sure you’re 30-40 min early than the opening time so you can be in front of the line when they open the entrance. They have 4 filters: the main gate (where they give you written instructions/recommandations regarding Co-vid, second one is the security filter where they check your bag for dangerous items, third filter where you pay for the tickets (in case you don’t have them paid in advanced), 4th filter where you actually scan your ticket and enter the park. Small note: if you paid your ticket in advance, make sure on your paper is a bar code or QR code to skip the 3rd filter and go directly to the entrance. I myself paid in advanced but my voucher didn’t had a bar code so I had to go to a cashier office and collect my ticket in exchange for the voucher. Because it was off-season, Co-vid situation, kids started school 2 days ago, for each intense ride, I spent 5-7 min in the queue maximum before going on the ride. This eventually lead me to go on Furius Baco for 8 consecutive times during 1h30 mins (this be the way is my favorite – you can see all of the rides on youtube if you write for examples “furius baco pov”) There are options to pay for an “Express Pass” which can bring you closer to the ride, however in this situation (co-vid, off season, kids in school) it makes no sense. There are Co-vid indicators all over the park, dispensers with alcoholic gels and other restrictive measure, but nothing you don’t see in a supermarket let’s say. My only tip is to try to get a seat in front as much as possible for each intense ride (the experience is totally different). If you go on rides like Tutuki Splash or Silver River fume take into consideration that you will be getting wet from head to toe (I couldn’t find an area to put my backpack unless I paid for a locker). If you went on any of them and you want to dry out, they have some kind of capsule than can accelerate the drying process – payable of course). They also have a shop where you can buy a “rain coat” to protect your clothes if you want. The park was extremely cleaned (they even had time-out’s during the day where they disinfect the rides). Most of the restaurants were open (for a 0.5L - 16 oz - drink you can pay 2-3 EUR, for a medium dish you can pay 6-8 EUR, for a menu 16-18 EUR). The shows from what I can see were canceled. The staff around the park was very helpful and courteous all the time. Very approachable and always aware of what’s going on (I’ve seen them a few times making guests aware of minor details: the mask wasn’t on, they forgot something in a ride, making jokes with some guests) Unfortunately although you can see the marks on the floor and the arrows where you need to walk, where you need to stand, very few people respected the social distancing and the regulations. Spanish, Catalans, French, Germans, English, Americans (you can tell by the accents) sitting in line next to you disregarding the signs on the floor or the staff’s instructions, with the mask on the chin. The rules were enforced only around the rides because I’m assuming they would respect them otherwise will not go on the ride. I’m pretty sure they make great efforts to keep the park open and offer a memorable experience for everyone and I’m pretty sure that hiring extra security guys to enforce the “wear the mask properly and respect the social distance rule” would make a huge strain on their budget. So sad to see so many ignorant guests. On a positive note, I would certainly return here (they have everything for everybody, “adrenaline junkie” or if you’re going with the family). For me everything about the park looked amazing. There is a lot of vegetation and each area has amazing decorations (it’s a photographer dream destination with the family). It’s like a fairy tale. I cannot recommend it enough!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Annabel Stevens wrote a review Sep 2020
Manchester, United Kingdom36 contributions70 helpful votes
Loved it here! Came on a school trip a couple of years ago (April 2018) and this was an amazing day. I bought the fast pass that you could only use once on each ride and that was amazing as it was just the right amount of time. Perhaps if you're staying all day the unlimited one would be a good option, but if on a school trip get the one that you use once on each ride, which gets you on all the main rides and more apart from one. Amazing! The food was lovely too and we all had the best time! Haven't visited during the pandemic though so I am unsure on the safety procedures.
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Date of experience: April 2020
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Eric wrote a review Aug 2020
London, United Kingdom5 contributions
We come here every year and also for the amazing halloween theme nights well worth a visit fun for all the family.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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