Discover a world of high speed thrills and spills at Europe’s premier theme park destination!
You don't need to travel all the way to Florida for your theme park fix, some of the best rides on earth can be enjoyed in sunny Spain.
Just an hour from Barcelona, PortAventura is one of our favourite theme parks in Europe. As well as enjoying the warm Mediterranean climate, it is also home to some of the most thrilling and exhilarating theme park rides in the world, let alone Europe. To get you in the mood, we’ve picked out seven of our favourite attractions from both the main PortAventura park and the adjacent Costa Caribe Aquatic Park, that will challenge even the most daring of theme park fans.
Europe’s highest rollercoaster also boasts the eighth highest drop of any rollercoaster in the world, with a fall of an incredible 256ft from its highest point and speeds of up to 134kh/h – this is one for the real thrill seekers!
The fastest ride in the park, Furious Baco tells the story of a genius inventor’s grape harvesting machine and his mischievous monkey assistant. Unsurprisingly things don’t go to plan, and you’ll soon find yourself catapulted to speeds of 135km/h in just three seconds on this thrilling ride.
Another incredible rollercoaster, Dragon Khan is one of the original attractions at PortAventura and 20 years on, remains one of the most popular. Boasting an incredible eight inversions and speeds of up to 110km/h, it is easy to see why this rollercoaster has remained such a firm favourite.
Standing at an impressive 283ft, Hurakan Condor is the 7th tallest drop tower ride in the world and will have you freefalling at speeds of over 70mph. So, be sure to take in the incredible views from the top while you can, as you’ll back on the ground before you know it!
Set on a mythical Polynesian volcano, Tutuki Splash will take you on a boat journey through what appears to be calm waters…however, calm waters don’t make for a great ride. Things soon change as your boat heads towards an almighty fall and a wall of water will engulf you as you reach the bottom! There’s no escaping getting wet here, especially in the first and last rows.
It isn’t just the rides in the main park that will have you screaming, the Costa Caribe Aquatic Park boasts some equally thrilling rides, none more so than King Khajuna. Europe’s tallest freefall slide stands at 31m high and with a 55 degree descent, you’ll be moving at up 6 metres per second, barely giving you time to let out a scream.
Grab your family, friends and competitive spirit for this thrilling racing slide at Costa Caribe. With six lanes of speed, you’ll hurtle down headfirst on your mat, all the while looking over to see if you’re winning the race to the bottom. You’ll definitely want to ride this one again and again.
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