PortAventura is one of the most visited theme parks in Spain. Located in Salou, PortAventura first opened in 1995.

Since its conception it has passed 3 owners and at one point was branded “Universal’s Port Aventura”.

So are you planning a trip to Spain? Want to find out more about PortAventura before purchasing tickets? Read on to learn all about the top rides.

Furius Baco

Furius Baco

PortAventura is divided into 6 themed sections. When you enter the park you will arrive at Meditterania, a themed section modeled after a typical Catalonian coastal town. Meditteranea features the Furius Baco, the second fastest roller coaster in all of Europe. Furius Baco is 850 meters long and lasts 55 seconds. The roller coaster is a hydraulically launched steel roller coaster that reaches speeds of 83.9 mph, which the roller coaster reaches in 3.5 seconds. What makes this roller coaster different from traditional rides is the seating plan. Seats are arranged in barrels over the sides of the track which give the rollercoaster a floorless feeling. Someone on this ride wouldn’t see tracks above or below them!

Shambhala Expedicion al Himalaya

Shambhala: Expedicion al Himalaya

Shambhala: Expedicion al Himalaya is the newest rollercoaster to open in PortAventura, it is the tallest rollercoaster in all of Europe. It also has the tallest drop and longest hyper coaster track. The ride sits in the China themed area of the park, however due to its size extends out to the Polynesian themed areas. The ride slowly climbs passengers up 76 meters before dropping them down to the ground at a 77.4 degree angle. The ride reaches speeds of 134 km per hour and features 5 camelbacks, one of which is crossed at super high speed (which is new for hypercoasters).

Stampida

Stampida

Last but not least is Stampida. Stampida is a wooden rollercoaster that first opened in 1997; it features 2 drops and several tunnels. While the rollercoaster isn’t the fastest (74km/k) there’s something genuinely terrifying and authentic about riding a rickety wooden roller coaster!

Hopefully we’ve given you a good overview of the rides available at PortAventura and gotten you excited about your visit to the park. Check out AttractionTix for more info about PortAventura where you can book you tickets online today!