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Re: PortAventura Discussion Thread

Postby brisingr25 » Sat Jun 09, 2012 1:11 pm

Today Shambhala has opened all day, and now with some theming changes in the miniland:

(The 'planetarium' is now on the building)
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Postby Gigalyte » Sat Jun 09, 2012 1:18 pm

^That English was fine and I've seen and heard much worst from people that were actually born here in America :lmao:

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Re: PortAventura Discussion Thread

Postby dubbis » Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:16 am

brisingr25 wrote:Today Shambhala has opened all day


Well, that's really good news! I'm surprised though that this sort of thing/things occurs on a brand new B&M. Tight time schedule perhaps...?
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Re: PortAventura Discussion Thread

Postby larrygator » Sun Jun 10, 2012 12:51 pm

Shambhala wrote:One comment I have to make is about the god awful Furius Baco. I rode it once, and no more since it rattled my body to pieces in no way I have ever felt before. I'm talking a roughness that FAR bypasses anything you can feel on Stampida. Please someone reassure me that it is not normally that rough because I truly hated it and wished it would finish. It was far too rough to enjoy. However, shortly afterwards it shut for technical reason for the last 2 days I was there so I am hoping the extreme roughness was part of the fault.


The inside seats in the front two rows are much smoother than the outside sides at the back of the train.
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Re: PortAventura Discussion Thread

Postby dubbis » Sun Jun 10, 2012 1:37 pm

larrygator wrote:
Shambhala wrote:One comment I have to make is about the god awful Furius Baco. I rode it once, and no more since it rattled my body to pieces in no way I have ever felt before. I'm talking a roughness that FAR bypasses anything you can feel on Stampida. Please someone reassure me that it is not normally that rough because I truly hated it and wished it would finish. It was far too rough to enjoy. However, shortly afterwards it shut for technical reason for the last 2 days I was there so I am hoping the extreme roughness was part of the fault.


The inside seats in the front two rows are much smoother than the outside sides at the back of the train.


I totally agree with that. I rode it twice last autumn and the first ride on the outside seat was painful. After that i tried the inside seat and it was a lot smoother. My guess was that the outside seats were more sensitive to vibrations since they're not so close to the track. I'm really not an expert in physics, that was just a wild guess and i haven't ridden Baco enough to compare different rows.
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Re: PortAventura Discussion Thread

Postby brisingr25 » Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:52 am

Yesterday Shambhala was broken some minutes when one train was stopped in the top of the lift hill with the riders... But in 2 or 3 minutes they enjoyed the drop. And yes, this offers the opportunity to make great pictures!

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Re: PortAventura Discussion Thread

Postby TDR62 » Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:26 am

I was wondering if anybody could give me an answer to the following question. If I was to book a trip with a plan to stay in one of the PA Hotels but having not booked through PA or any of the traditional travel agents in the UK; would I still be eligible for free park entry? Has anybody done this before, how does it work? Do you get tickets/armband when you check-in?

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Re: PortAventura Discussion Thread

Postby hawkeye » Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:11 am

TDR62 wrote:I was wondering if anybody could give me an answer to the following question. If I was to book a trip with a plan to stay in one of the PA Hotels but having not booked through PA or any of the traditional travel agents in the UK; would I still be eligible for free park entry? Has anybody done this before, how does it work? Do you get tickets/armband when you check-in?


I think if you stay in any of the PA Hotels u get access to the park for all your stay i'v always booked with PA to make it easier

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Re: PortAventura Discussion Thread

Postby hawkeye » Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:14 am

brisingr25 wrote:Yesterday Shambhala was broken some minutes when one train was stopped in the top of the lift hill with the riders... But in 2 or 3 minutes they enjoyed the drop. And yes, this offers the opportunity to make great pictures!

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I was on it at the time seemed longer than 2 or 3 min at the time lol but it was ok

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Re: PortAventura Discussion Thread

Postby Shambhala » Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:15 am

larrygator wrote:
The inside seats in the front two rows are much smoother than the outside sides at the back of the train.



I will definetely remember that for next time - front end, inside seat.
The annoying thing is, is that I had the choice between an inside seat or outside one. I chose outside, oh what a mistake that was. It was however at the back end of the train so I guess little could be done to make the ride any more enjoyable anyway!

As for shambhala, I would love to be stuck at the top of the lift. Firstly it would give much more time to admire the view, and secondly there is always the possibility you will have to walk down the lift hill walkway which could be a very thrilling HIGHlight of the day! ;)
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