PortAventura, Dragon Khan

Key Information

Location
Salou, Spain
Operator
Investindustrial
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One of Europe's most popular theme park resorts, PortAventura in Spain, 85km from Barcelona, boasts a wide array of rides and attractions, along with four hotels. The park features a variety of major thrill rides, including the innovative winged launch coaster Furius Baco, eight-inversion coaster Dragon Khan and 330-foot drop tower Hurakan Condor. Unlike many European parks, though, it places a heavy emphasis on theming as well as rides, and its six lands are intricately detailed. Kids are well served, too, by the Sesame Street-themed SésamoAventura area.

Park History

First opened in 1995, PortAventura was built by a consortium involving the Tussauds Group (the owner of Alton Towers and Thorpe Park, since taken over by Merlin Entertainments Group), Anheuser-Busch (which owned the Busch Gardens parks in the US) and Universal. Universal bought out its partners in 1997, rebranding the park as Universal's Port Aventura. Despite the addition of two hotels and a water park, it opted to sell the resort in 2004 to investment group Criteria CaixaCorp. The firm invested heavily in new rides and attractions, including the addition of the towering Shambhala: Expedicion al Himalaya roller coaster in 2012. However, it opted to sell its stake in the park to Italian private equity group Investindustrial in November 2012.

Top Rides and Shows

Title

PortAventura Parade

4 Votes
0 reviews

El Secreto de los Mayas

4 Votes
0 reviews

Dragon Khan

297 Votes
0 reviews

Tutuki Splash

68 Votes
0 reviews

Serpiente Emplumada

8 Votes
0 reviews

Top Places To Eat

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Cactus Express

102 Votes
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Erawan

149 Votes
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Heladeria Carte D'or

36 Votes
0 reviews

Economato

58 Votes
0 reviews

Long Branch Saloon

154 Votes
0 reviews

Top Hotels

Hotel Caribe
232 Votes
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Hotel PortAventura
242 Votes
0 reviews
Hotel Gold River
263 Votes
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Hotel El Paso
217 Votes
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