PortAventura

PortAventura, Salou: Address, Phone Number, PortAventura Reviews: 4/5

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Discover six worlds in a single destintation. A journey beyond your wildest dreams begins here. Six completely different worlds of adventure await you in PortAventura Park, all designed with stunning theme details to enhance your experience. Whaterver you like to do, you’ll find something to suit your tastes. The park is packed with fun for families, Friends, Young and old alike.
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Nicôle + Kurt
Maidstone, UK25 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
This was our first ever visit to this park. Overall the park is lovely, the theming of the separate areas is brilliant. Very clean park. One downside is that there seems to be a lot of people smoking outside of the designated smoking areas, even sometimes within the ride queues.

Large variety of great rides for all ages. Luckily as we visited in the week the queues were non-existent. The only considerable queue was when Furious Baco broke down for a bit.
Unfortunately we witnessed a lot of queue jumping, which doesn’t seem to be monitored.

The park offers a wide range of food, with loads of different outlets. Unfortunately the park states online that it offers suitable options for gluten free visitors, although we found this to be untrue at the restaurant areas that we visited. At La Cantina the staff didn’t speak much English therefore ordering gluten free food was hard. We managed to order 2 portions of nachos and when they arrived, despite the images on the boards, we simply received 2 bowls of plain Doritos, with 2 small bowls of guacamole. We were hugely disappointed with this, and the price - €9.90! If we’d have known beforehand, we simply could have bough 2 packets of Doritos from the shop next door for under half the price. Due to the language barrier we felt that we could not complain, as staff probably wouldn’t understand.

Other than the gluten free food issues, this is a great park, definitely worth visiting!
Written October 10, 2021
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Julie O
12 contributions
Sep 2021 • Family
The highlight has been the line up of the rides.
Vibrant atmosphere. Easy access to the park from the onsite hotel. No queue to get into the park. Wednesday and Thursday we're quiet days with shorter queue times for the rides but became longer, as expected, at the weekend especially on Sunday.
Average theme park food but really expensive. Bottle of water cost €4. With the Spanish heat keeping hydrated was expensive.
Good selection of merchandise to purchase in the shops
Only negative was the compulsory mask wearing which was really unpleasant in the heat . Security were really strict regarding this.
Written September 5, 2021
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EastYorkshireFamily
Beverley, UK390 contributions
Jul 2020
Our once in a life trip to Florida was cancelled at the last minute, and having done Disneyland Paris so many times over the years, we wanted to do something different, and we ended up booking to stay at Portaventura.

I've just left a review for The Callaghans, which was an excellent hotel, our home for the week there.

With Covid19 protocols in place the park was a pleasure to walk around, not busy at all. Some days were busier than others during our six day stay, but it was great to not have to queue forever to do a short ride.

There was a lot of choice of things to do for the family. The Sesame Street 3D dark ride was one of our childrens favorites... it was really well done.

We must've done the rapids ride a dozen times at least over the week, the wait time being so short.

Food was excellent with our Full Board package. We got in effect a three course meal included. In some ways it was too much, but we're not complaining. A salad as a started, a huge burger and fries, a desert, a 500ml of beer... no wonder my waistline has grown :o)

Social distancing in the park was set up well by the staff, but at times totally disregarded by lots of Spanish visitors. So many times I had to ask people to stand further away, particularly in the restaurant queues, with people literally touching me. Nothing the park can do to some extent, but in Catalonia, you'd have thought local visitors would've been taking things more seriously.

That being said constant cleaning was evident throughout the park.

It was a shame that the shows were all cancelled, you'd have thought it would've been possible to do them in a socially distanced way.

We bought the "yard" of beer glasses, that we cleaned daily, and the park cleaned upon each refill. Not anywhere near a yard of ale :o) but you probably get about 150ml extra for free with each refill. What a relief it was to drink a freezing cold Estrella Damm in the searing heat.

All in all we had a fantastic time. We felt incredibly lucky to be on holiday at all, after what has been a pretty crappy year for many.

Maybe who knows, just maybe we might get to do it all again one day :o)

Thanks for reading.
Written August 9, 2020
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familyonhols1985
Belfast, UK55 contributions
Apr 2022
A complete and utter shambles of a park. I would have given 0/5 if possible. A number of the rides are closed which inevitably means the ones that are open have huge queues.
Some of the rides take 1.5hrs to get on them unless you have the express pass.
Many of the rides that are open only have 1 member of staff operating them. This means that it takes significantly longer for each ride and again adds to the queues.

The staff do look miserable however I cant blame them given the pressure they are under doing it all themselves.

The food is completely overpriced and of a very low standard.

Given the cost to get into the park is over €200 for a family 5 you would expect some type of experience. But unless you fork out another €30 each to use the express it is a waste of time.

Avoid at all costs
Written April 27, 2022
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Emma
1 contribution
Aug 2021 • Family
I used to go to Port Aventura when it opened years ago and i was shocked by the queues today. People who pay 43 euros to jump the queues go first so you end up waiting for an hour and a half/ even two hours just to get on a ride. It really isn't worth it unless you are prepared to spend a small fortune. As a family of five this wasn't an option for us. Also most of the shows were cancelled, no fireworks... if you want to take food in you gave to hide it in your bag. My children were disgusted to see people jumping the queue. Also there is supposedly a pandemic on, in the queues absolutely no social distancing, they certainly haven't reduced admission capacity. You will be harrassed constantly to wear your mask , even for six year old children. It used to be a nice place, now it is overcrowded and money grabbing. A shame.
Written August 9, 2021
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Enrique R
38 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
The park infrastructure is actually visually good and with lots of thing to do. HOWEVER, operationally portaventura is a complete failure. From parking access to attractions to food stands, everything is done the hard way. Really understaffed and the workers there do not care to efficiently do their work. There is an excess of express pass holders (70€ per pax) and on rides, there is an absolute randomness and lack of control of who goes when. I would say about 20% of riders coming from the regular line and 80% from express line. Even then, I don’t think that is a good experience for express pass holders, that end up queuing for long times due to an excess of express passes being sold. Time estimates for rides are completely off and useless. We did 75 min on a ride that said 10 min, and 25 min on a ride that said 60 min. It is a shame because the park has the potential to be an awesome experience, but the lack of minimum operational order completely messes up with the experience. Would not recommend during summer months.
Written August 26, 2021
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Ramona
Auckland Central, New Zealand557 contributions
Oct 2021
Wow, what a place! Really taken care of, lots of decorations, attentive staff, fun rides, clean park, a variety of restaurants, and the list goes on. I would strongly recommend anyone to go here, it is really for all ages. I would take a poncho with you because you will definitely get wet on some of the rides. The rollercoasters are fantastic too! The queues can be quite long, so I would opt for the quick pass ticket for an additional cost. Take warm clothes if you're planning on being there for the whole day because it can get quite chilly in the night. Highly recommended!!
Written October 25, 2021
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Pascal, Adeline, Marion & Clément
Noisy-le-Roi, France4 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
My daughter is disabled and recognized with a 70% incapacity rate. She is having a card + official documents proving it.

When arriving at PortAventura, the employees (totally rude, uncivil and doesn’t knowing anything about disability) told us she was nos disabled due to PortAventura criteria (???) so she will not have a priority access to the different attractions.
In Caribe parc it’s worst, PortAventura doesn’t propose any priority access to any disabled person !!!
The only way to be « offered » a priority access in this park is to pay an additional 23€ per head.
—-> PortAventura CSR policy is clear, they prefer having people paying extra fees rather than having disabled person having fun.

My daughter has been crying for 3 days, because she couldn’t wait 2 hours for an attraction.
(BTW, I the park was totally crowded in this COVID 19 period, I don’t understand PortAventura Covid policy neither).

If you are in our case, if you don’t like such policy, don’t go to PortAventura.
Prefer Isla Magica (Sevilla), EuropaPark (Germany) Disneyland Paris or Parc Asterix (France)… they a have some good policy and practices concerning disabled persons.

My family will never go to this park ever… and we will publish and forward this message everywhere we can and probably contact local authorities taking care of disability.
Written August 19, 2021
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lianneh1181
11 contributions
Mar 2020 • Friends
We bought 2 day tickets for the park which we were thrilled about as you definitely need a few days to get around. The atmosphere was amazing and got us right in the Halloween spirit. There were Halloween characters all over the place offering photo opportunities and a few scares. We recommend the Mystery Resurrection for fun, Bubble Bao for the younger ones and the Horror on Pentinence (haunted house) for older children and adults. We took our 8 year old daughter along as we didn't know what it was and she left crying...a bit too scary for her. The parades and shows were spectacular. The horror tour at the end of Saturday night left us irritable at the length of time we queued for it to be over in 10 minutes. It was really good though but just remember to get there early! The food a bit pricey but that's to be expected from any theme parks. The water rides are amazing and great fun for all the family...just remember your ponchos!
Written March 7, 2020
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Audrey C
Dublin, Ireland4 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
Spent an enjoyable day here with three kids (14, 12, 10) all over 140cm so could access all the rides.
We bought fast passes for them and I would consider these essential as the queues for all the big rides were between one and two hours. The passes meant they skipped all the long queues and the longest they had to wait to get on any rides was maybe 5/10 minutes. For us it would have been unbearable without them and not enjoyable at all. Yes, they are expensive but if going in august, essential I think.
Food is a little expensive, but that is to be expected in any theme park.
Advice: try to budget for the fast pass to have a positive experience.
Written August 5, 2021
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