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PortAventura Discussion Thread

Postby Shockwave » Wed Dec 14, 2005 9:35 am

Hey everybody!

This thread is simple! Rather than having a million little threads about everything that goes on at PortAventura, this thread is designed to consolidate it all into one user-friendly thread. Feel free to use it to post updates, trip reports, questions, comments, and of course, general discussion. For pictures and videos of the park as well as past updates, see TPR's Park Index Page.

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Below are some links to past updates from the park, you may be interested in. Enjoy!

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2005
Furius Baco Announced! – See Below!

2006
August 1st, 2006 - Details of theming released
November 13th, 2006 - First offical concept art of Furius Baco from PortAventua

2007
June 4th, 2007 - Furius Baco opens
August 10th, 2007 - Grounbreaking for new Wild West themed hotel "Ghost Town Hotel"

2008
March 31st, 2008 - two new slides for the waterpark
May 20th, 2009 - worker dies in roller coaster accident
June 9th, 2008 - Cable snaps on Hurukan Condor

2010
May 24th, 2010 - Sea Odessey to be enhanced

2011
January 7th, 2011 - new Sesame Street kids area to open in 2011
May 15th, 2011 - rumors of a B&M taller than Dragon Khan surface
October 21st, 2011 - Shambhala officially announced

2012
February 8th, 2012 - Awesome, New Shambhala Construction Update!
April 20th, 2012 - Shambhala begins testing!
September 5th, 2012 - Ride restraint breaks on Furius Baco during ride!

2013
January 23rd, 2013 - Expansion plans for Costa Caribe waterpark
August 22nd, 2013 - Park is promoting a new addition for 2013
October 20th, 2013 - 3000 room BCN World resort to be built next to PortAventura

2014
March 11, 2014 - PortAventura to add Ferrari World

2015
May 7th, 2015 - Details on Ferrari Land announced

2018
January 16th, 2018 - Ferrari Land to add 5 kids rides in 2018
May 23rd, 2018 - New hotel announced along with a Sesame Street themed dark ride

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Port Aventura are getting an Intamin launched coaster for the 2007 season.

"Port Aventura tendrá una montaña rusa que irá a 135 km/h

La nueva montaña rusa alcanzará 135 kilómetros por hora en sólo 3,5 segundos y los ocupantes irán con los pies colgando junto al suelo

SARA SANS - 14/12/2005
PORT AVENTURA

Un coche de fórmula 1 alcanza los 100 kilómetros por hora en cuatro segundos. La nueva atracción de Port Aventura, que costará seis millones de euros, se moverá a 135 kilómetros por hora en sólo 3,5 segundos. Esta montaña rusa será la estrella del parque a partir de la temporada del 2007, cuando se estrene. Estará ubicada en el área temática de la Mediterrània y arrancará y avanzará siempre en horizontal, a ras de suelo o a ras de agua a una velocidad de vértigo.

Quienes no se han atrevido con el Hurakan Condor (que baja a 115 kilómetros hora) o con el Dragon Khan (con puntas de 110 kilómetros por hora), lo van a tener difícil. La nueva montaña rusa, que todavía no tiene nombre, está pensada para un público joven y para amantes del riesgo y, especialmente, de la velocidad. En el argot especializado se califica este tipo de atracciones como acelerator porque su principal característica y máximo atractivo es su aceleración. Pasará de 0 a 135 kilómetros por hora en menos de cuatro segundos y sin recurrir a pendientes. Tampoco tendrá loopings (vueltas de campana). La salida de la atracción será a través de un túnel para salir acto seguido al aire libre, con lo que será visible para los visitantes del parque.

La nueva apuesta de Port Aventura será una montaña rusa parecida a la que hay en Alton Towers, en Inglaterra. Sin embargo, en aquella atracción los ocupantes van sentados en una especie de trenecillo. En Port Aventura se ha diseñado una especie de fuselaje de avión que correrá por encima de un raíl, pero los asientos colgarán de las alas, al estilo de los del Hurakan Condor. Los ocupantes viajarán a toda velocidad y a pocos centímetros del suelo y también del agua, puesto que en un momento de su recorrido la atracción cruzará el lago de la Mediterrània, el que da la bienvenida a todos los visitantes del parque.

Fuentes de Port Aventura aseguran que a la velocidad se añadirá otra emoción: la de ver cómo, con su recorrido sinuoso, la montaña rusa esquiva los objetos que encuentra a su paso. Cada viaje tendrá una duración de 55 segundos y cada hora podrán subir a la atracción 1.500 personas, casi el doble que en el Hurakan Condor, que tiene capacidad para 850 personas por hora.

Esta misma semana el consejo de administración del parque aprobó el proyecto aunque quedan algunos flecos por definir: la atracción se ubicará en el área de la Mediterránia, donde ahora sólo hay dos atracciones: la Estació del Nord (el tren) y el Port de la Drassana y también por una cuestión de espacio, ya que la nueva montaña rusa será muy grande, pero todavía no se ha determinado el punto exacto de salida. También queda por decidir la tematización de la atracción y si se incorpora algún espectáculo para amenizar la espera.

Construir la nueva montaña rusa costará un año y medio de trabajo, aunque la estructura y el material se preparará fuera del parque y los trabajos sólo serán visibles durante el montaje de la atracción. La inversión de la que será la estrella de Port Aventura a partir de la temporada 2007-2008, cuando el parque cumpla su duodécimo aniversario, superará los seis millones de euros. Su puesta en marcha coincidirá con la construcción del conjunto residencial y hotelero que Port Aventura desarrollará junto al parque. "

Thanks to Oriol on Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits for finding this. 8)

Translation by Google:
The new roller coaster will reach 135 kilometers per hour in just 3.5 seconds and the occupants will go with my feet dangling near the ground

A Formula 1 car reaches 100 mph in four seconds. The new attraction at Port Aventura , which will cost six million euros, will move to 135 kilometers per hour in just 3.5 seconds. This roller coaster will be the star of the park from the 2007 season , when it is released . It will be located in the subject area of the Mediterranean and always start and advance horizontally, at ground level or flush with water at a breakneck speed.

Those who have not dared to Hurakan Condor (which drops to 115 kilometers an hour) or the Dragon Khan ( with peaks of 110 kilometers per hour), it will be difficult. The new roller coaster , which still has no name , is intended for a young audience and for risk lovers , and especially speed. In the specialized jargon is rated attractions such as the Accelerator because their main and most attractive feature is its acceleration. It will go from 0-135 km / h in under four seconds and without recourse to outstanding . Nor have loops ( rolled over ). The output of the attraction will be through a tunnel then go outdoors , which will be visible to park visitors .

The new commitment of Port Aventura is a roller coaster similar to the one at Alton Towers , England. However, in this appeal the occupants are seated in a sort of little train . In Port Aventura has designed a sort of airplane fuselage that will run over a rail, but the seats hang from the wings in the style of the Condor Hurakan . The occupants traveling at full speed and a few centimeters of soil and water , because in a moment of your tour will cross the lake attraction of the Mediterranean , which welcomes all visitors to the park.

Port Aventura Sources say the speed is added to another emotion : to see how , with its winding route , the roller coaster elusive objects in its path . Each trip will last 55 seconds and every hour may increase the attraction to 1,500 people , nearly double the Hurakan Condor, which has capacity for 850 people per hour.

This week the park board approved the project but there are some fringe to define : the attraction will be located in the area of the Mediterranean , where now there are only two attractions : the Estació del Nord (the train ) and the Port of Drassana and also a question of space, since the new roller coaster will be great , but has not yet determined the exact point of departure. Also to be decided on themes of attraction and if he enters a show to entertain the waiting.

Building the new roller coaster will cost one and a half of work, although the structure and the material prepared outside the park and the work will only be visible during the assembly of the attraction. The investment that will star in Port Aventura from the 2007-2008 season, when the park meet its twelfth anniversary , than six million euros. Its launch will coincide with the construction of residential and hotel to Port Aventura developed by the park. "
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Postby Canobie Fan » Wed Dec 14, 2005 9:38 am

From that it sounds more like VTBC without loops.. as it says like "hang on the wings blah" and ride like a freefall tower (feet hanging?)

Maybe its a V2 and not rocket...

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Postby Ed » Wed Dec 14, 2005 9:45 am

Name: unknown
Acceleration: From 0 to 135km/h in 3’5 seconds
Area: Mediterrània
Track and Special elements: Tunnel launch, upon Mediterranean lake part, Almost touching elements with ground, water and other elements.
Record: The faster coaster in Europe.
Looping: no
Train: An aeroplane with the seats floor-less at the laterals of the wagon floating from the track
Duration: 55 seconds
Capacity: 1500 pph
Approved: 12-13 December.
Size: very big
Construction: 1’5 years
Cost: more than 6 M€

Source: http://www.lavanguardia.es/web/20051214 ... 96021.html
La Vanguardia spanish newspaper.

It's also been said to be like Rita: Queen of Speed at Alton Towers. Basically it means non-looping. Very fast aswell and swooping turns close to the ground and over water.

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Postby ECZenith » Wed Dec 14, 2005 9:54 am

That's a surprise, please keep us posted on any new info.
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Postby coasterboi » Wed Dec 14, 2005 10:03 am

YYYYYYEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH

I am going here whith school next year

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Postby Shockwave » Wed Dec 14, 2005 10:10 am

^By next year, I hope you mean 2007, as it's not coming in 2006! :wink:

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Postby Cerberus » Wed Dec 14, 2005 10:27 am

Ed wrote:Train: An aeroplane with the seats floor-less at the laterals of the wagon floating from the track


Aha, that there sounds like the key point.

I've got a feeling this'll be the first installation of the Intamin "Wing Walker" concept.

I really hope so, anyway. I've been waiting for someone to put up (I refuse to use 'erect') one of these for years!

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Postby PKIDelirium » Wed Dec 14, 2005 10:56 am

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Postby SharkTums » Wed Dec 14, 2005 10:58 am

Two things...

TPR will now definitely be going to Spain in 2007!!!!!

I have always stressed it, but this is just another confirmation of the "Intamin always does bulk deals" with parks. So many parks seem to get almost a "package" deal with Intamin over a 5 year span. This is awesome!

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Postby WillMontu » Wed Dec 14, 2005 11:01 am

With the help of Babelfish:

Port Adventure will have a hunting that will go to 135 km/h the new hunting will reach 135 kilometers per hour in only 3.5 second and the occupants will go with the feet hanging next to the ground SARA SANS - 14/12/2005 PORT VENTURE A car of formula 1 reaches the 100 kilometers per hour in four seconds. The new attraction of Port Adventure, that will cost six million euros, will move to 135 kilometers per hour in only 3.5 seconds. This hunting will be the star of the park as of the season of the 2007, when it is released. It will be located in the thematic area of the Mediterrània and will always start and advance in horizontal, level with ground or water at a speed of vertigo. Who do not have themselves bold with the Hurakan Condor (that lowers to 115 kilometers hour) or with the Khan Dragoon (with ends of 110 kilometers per hour), they are going it to have difficult. The new hunting, that still does not have name, is thought for a young public and lovers of the risk and, specially, the speed. In the specialized jargon east type is described as attractions like acelerator because its main characteristic and attractive maximum are its acceleration. It will happen of 0 to 135 kilometers per hour in less than four seconds and without resorting to slopes. It will not have loopings either (returned from bell). The exit of the attraction will be through a tunnel to leave immediately afterwards outdoors, with which he will be visible for the visitors of the park. The new bet of Port Adventure will be a hunting similar to which there is in Alton Towers, in England. Nevertheless, in that attraction the occupants go seated in a species of trenecillo. In Port Adventure a species of airplane fuselage has been designed that will run over a rail, but the seats will hang of the wings, in the style of those of the Hurakan Condor. The occupants will travel at full speed and to few centimeters of the ground and also of the water, since in a while of its route the attraction will cross the lake of the Mediterrània, the one that gives the welcome to all the visitors of the park. Sources of Port Adventure assure that at the speed another emotion will be added: the one to see how, with its winding route, the hunting avoids the objects that find to their step. Each trip will last of 55 seconds and hourly 1,500 people will be able to raise the attraction, almost the double that in the Hurakan Condor, that has capacity for 850 people per hour. This same week the advice of administration of the park approved the project although they are left some flecos to define: the attraction will be located in the area of the Mediterránia, where now only there are two attractions: the Estació of the Nord (the train) and the Port of the Drassana and by a space question, since the new hunting will be very great, but still the exact point of exit has also not been determined. Also it is to decide the tematización of the attraction and if some spectacle is gotten up to brighten up the delay. To construct the new hunting will cost a year and means of work, although the structure and the material will be prepared outside the park and the works will only be visible during the assembly of the attraction. The investment of which it will be the star of Port Adventure as of season 2007-2008, when the park turns his twelfth anniversary, will surpass the six million euros. Its beginning will agree with the construction of the residential and hotel set that Port Adventure will develop next to the park.

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