Written on: 06/04/2012
I've been to port Aventura more than ten times and have not once encountered a problem!!!! An excellent place to visit for all ages! Queue's were never too long except august! Dont know how anybody can fault it!!! Both the rides and shows are brilliant!!!!! One of the best places i've ever visited!!! (read more)
Written on: 27/08/2011
We have just returned from this theme park, having had our 4 year old daughter knocked to the ground, to look like an accident, then my wife was robbed of her wallet. All this took place in the new Sesame Street land (sesame aventura) The park staff and the local police seemed disinterested as apparently this happens all the time. Be careful after dark with small children in this park. Overall the holiday was spoilt by the park, and the owners total lack of security. Couple this with the... (read more)
Written on: 31/03/2011
I have been to PortAventura 3 times before, all at the start of October. The queues then are very short, you can just walk on the rides, even the bigger ones such as the dragon khan, i queued for 5 minutes at the most. The staff were nice, if there was no queue they let me stay on. The food was quite expensive but not extortionate, i would recommended that you take food with you as there is no rules against this.
The tickets are quite expensive when you buy them at the gate, every time we... (read more)
Written on: 22/09/2010
My wife and I took three grandchildren to the park.Only one was allowed on all the rides.After queueing for 20 mins we were refused entry on most rides when we reached the end of it, stating height restictions.Health and safety reasons!Some of them they had been on already earlier in the day(Silver River Flume).One of the children was deemed not to ride on the swings but she could ride on a rollercoaster? Did they think we would risk any injury to them? While we were refused on these... (read more)
Written on: 31/08/2010
We have been recommended to visit PortAventura, but were extremely once we did:
- the QUEUES for rides are ridiculously long - nothing less than 30min (even the kiddy rides), average 1h30min!thus, we only had 5 rides in a day
- not adapted for the HEAT: no ACs anywhere, queuing in 30+ heat is really not a funny business
- you are not pre-warned that Express Passes (which cost additional 44 EUR) exist when you enter and then people with those just go ahead of a 2hr queue, which is extremely... (read more)
Written on: 18/07/2010
PORTAVENTURA RULES you are crazy if u dont like it , the rides are so kool i loooove it xxx :p (read more)
Written on: 14/07/2010 by paulwhatmore (1 review written)
during my visit i was deeply upset and very insulted by the manager of this theme park. i am a man who is 6ft 4ins and weighing just over 20 stone and i could not fit on any of the rides, my legs were to long for the rides with the bar that goes down on them and was to tall for the bars that come over your shoulders paid 176 euros for me my wife and two boys, had to pay adult prices for the children as they are over 11 years old complained to management and asked for refund as could not get... (read more)
Written on: 23/10/2009
Was VERY disappointed with the park,clearly states that season ends at end of october,we were there 15th oct and the water rides had shut down for the season leaving myself and my son very downhearted as they were the rides we were most interested in........The Q's were terrible for the bigger rides,dragon khan exceeded 2 hours! Who wants to wait 2 hours to get on a ride for 1 min???? The park was packed to the max,very dangerous in my opinion and the spanish were so rude!!
The one good... (read more)
Written on: 11/10/2009
This park is just dangerous and worrying!!. The park was closed from 12.00 as it had reached its capacity. Although we were already inside.
Queues on all rides exceeded 2 hours.
You could see that people were generally nervous as there was alot of criminals about, idiots, hooligans.
Unlike previous years that I have been, there was a real general lack of staff and security.
My family and I could not wait to leave.
I think this will be the last time we visit PortAventura.
A real shame... (read more)
Written on: 14/04/2009 by themepark
Universal Mediterranea Resort, Port Aventura is clean and tidy, port aventura lands rides and shows are the best theming ive seen in a themepark, the staff speak good english and a lot more helpfull and kind than in any uk themeparks, costa caribe is well worth a visit too with a great wavepool and multi pasenger thrill slides, theres rumers too that they are going to build the worlds tallest free fall slide even taller than the sumit plumet at disneys blizzed beach and a new park called... (read more)
Written on: 07/02/2009 by kat12
I went to Universal Mediterranea Resort, Port Aventura, in 2003, 2004 & 2007 for two weeks at a time. I must have spent about a full week in there at each time. It is a brilliant resort, the staff are all helpful and speak amazing english. The rides are the best ive seen and everything is up to the highest of standard, the shows are very professional and very good, you can barely take your eyes off them!! food and drink is to the highest of standards and really, there is no downfalls to... (read more)
Written on: 19/01/2009
British theme parks should take a look at Portaventura and learn a few things from it. I would definitely recommend Universal Mediterranea Resort, Port Aventura. I visited in 2007 and would say it is suitable for all ages. (read more)
Written on: 29/12/2008
I definitely reccomend that you go to PorrtAventura at least once in your lifetime, i went with my family in the summer of 2008, and really enjoyed my time there. We could go to the theme park as often as we liked,. We were there for a week and spent at least 20 hours of our holiday! Fantastic! i would reccomend this holiday to anyone of any ages. My mother of 67 went on the Dragon Khan and was wanting too go on again! my daughter and mum also wanted to go on the Furious Baco but the queue... (read more)
Written on: 23/09/2008
People on here are complaining about the price. If you shop on the internet before you go you can get good deals. This year will be my 2nd year going, and you can buy a weeks pass for £38 and its saves you having to but a ticket every day. I went in October and there was queues on Dragon Kahn the big rollercoaster we kept going round for 10 minutes as the queues were minimal. Saying this we did go in October and that is when I would recomend going, the weather is nice and no queues (read more)
Written on: 17/08/2008 by apbatch (2 reviews written)
Overall the park was brilliant! The staff spoke good English and were all very helpful. Lots to do for the whole family. The shows were very professional and excellent. Safety was paramount and the park was extremely clean. Open til midnight with most rides still going til about 11. Good value for money. (read more)
Written on: 15/08/2008
Port Aventura is a very beautiful park, very good theming, nice (and a lot of) shows and the fastest coaster of Europe.
A must see theme park which for the money is well worth it. (read more)
Written on: 10/08/2008 by loobiescoo (3 reviews written)
I believe that the word Universal in the title is very misleading. having visited Universal in Florida, I expected something similar. There is no comparison, apart from Woody Woodpecker! It was very expensive 113 euros for myself, partner and 7 year old daughter. We walked around the whole park in 4 hours spending the majority of time queuing for rides only 2 of which we could go on as a family. As my daughter was too small for the big rides we couldn't go on any of those, we found that she... (read more)
Written on: 08/08/2008
If you go in the evening it is only 26 Euros for adults and 22 Euros for children. It is much cooler and there are not so many people. Went twice for the same price as going for one day. The fireworks are excellent and make sure you stay for them. Did not have to wait to go on anything, apart from Furious Baco which was about an hour but hubby went on that while me and the kids went on other things. Everyone leaving at midnight when the fireworks finish. Its mayhem outside with everyone... (read more)
Written on: 15/06/2008
I love Port Aventura. The rides are amazing! Dragon Khan is really cool and Stampida is the best rollercoaster ever!
Written on: 26/05/2008 by suthburn (3 reviews written)
Port Aventura was great. A group of 8 of us went of all ages, toddlers teenagers and parents, and we all loved it, but I recommend taking a picnic as the restaurants can be expensive, but candyfloss and popcorn are all really cheap! (read more)
Written on: 12/04/2008
I went with my three children aged 10, 11 and 6. Overall a great day out although I advise you to get there around 4-5pm as it can get very hot and busy, it is open until late at night. I think the 11 yr old enjoyed it most as she could go on most things. The 6 yr old could hardly go on anything because of his height. There are different lands there and food relating to what land you are in. Overall an excellent day out and I recommend this park. (read more)
Written on: 16/01/2008 by brimz2008 (1 review written)
went with college in march....rooms were perfect for 2-4 people..free accsess to the park cos we stayed at hotel port saventura had express tickets so cud jump to the front of the que which was an advantage think these onli available from hotel port aventura though...not far from salou which is gr8 at night very peacful and alot of pubs, resaturaunts to choose from plus the market open most of the night....overall this is a gr8 place to go on holiday:D:D:D (read more)
Written on: 02/11/2007 by butterflybaby
We went in Halloween and it was amazing would recommend to anyone especially in October as its so quiet. (read more)
Written on: 13/09/2007 by trymeat
We arrived at Port Adventura with three kids, eight, six and two years old. The park is very well maintained and of a high standard which puts Legoland and Thorpe Park to shame.
Unfortunately most of the rides had queues of around an hour with the best ones queuing for even longer. None of my kids would wait for that long. We spent a lot of money to get in and only went on one ride. There were very few rides for the six and two year olds to go on.
Probably a great place to go with... (read more)
Written on: 07/09/2007 by flixs (1 review written)
No fountains, no shade, no place to get cool when the temperatures were in the 30s. As a consequence both my daughter and I suffered sunstroke
Isla Magica where the temperatures were in the 40s has fountains and places to get cool and we had a pleasant day there a few years ago. I don't understand why Port Adventura doesn't have these
I am sure though that it is a great place earlier and later on in the year. There seems to be plenty of rides and the furio baco was very much enjoyed (but... (read more)
Written on: 17/04/2007 by fvasili (1 review written)
We flew from Stanstead Airport and the flight time was less than 2 hours - perfect if you have fidgety kids.
We stayed at the El Paso Hotel, a skip from the park. A courtesy coach will take you directly to the hotel.
The weather in April was not too bad. In a week we had 2 bad days of rain but it did not stop the rides or us from having fun on them!
All in all we would recommend Portaventura to our friends. It is a lovely place for a short break whether the weather is in your favour or... (read more)
Written on: 01/04/2007 by Trish Bennett (1 review written)
I would highly recommend a visit any day of the week but try and visit on a Saturday because at 9pm they ask people to make their way to the lake at the main entrance where you will see a brilliant Firework Display. Get a good spot to sit so you can enjoy it properly before you leave. Honestly, it's not to be missed, it was worth the late night to hear the kids Ooooohs and Aaaaahs.
Remember you are in Spain and that Bikini tops or naked chests are not acceptable in this Theme Park but it's... (read more)
Written on: 05/11/2006 by Mrs Heather Smith (7 reviews written)
Everyone in our party had a wonderful time when we visited Universal Mediterranea Resort, Port Aventura in October. There were four adults and three teenagers, and there was more than enough to see and do for all! It's a good time to visit as there were no queues and the weather was still pleasant.
The park closes at 7pm at this time of year, but they put on a special show after midnight on Saturday for Halloween, and you could get in on your ordinary pass, so we didn't have to buy a... (read more)
Written on: 01/09/2006 by kazmax (1 review written)
I've been a few popular theme parks like Alton Towers and Thorpe Park in the UK. PortAventura is up there amongst the best IMHO. We stayed at the Hotel PortAventura so access to the park was free throughout our stay. Excellent value for money, though our hotel room was probably closer to Reus airport than hotel reception (read: it was a long way to walk to the hotel room!). Good news though, as we were at the far end of the complex we didn't have any disturbance at all from late night... (read more)
Written on: 29/09/2005 by Woof9 (6 reviews written)
Universal Mediterranea Resort, PortAventura is an American style theme park built near Salou and convenient to most resorts on the Costa Dorada. It would have been good value anyways, but you should look out for special offers that can make it even cheaper, we visited the Nou Camp Stadium in Barcelona a few days before we visited PortAventura and on the back of the Nou Camp admission tickets was a 13 Euro discount on PortAventura admission, while we were also given coupons in a restaurant... (read more)
Written on: 04/09/2005 by Elisha (2 reviews written)
Myself and my 2 younger sisters bought our tickets for Universal Mediterranea Resort, Port Aventura at the same time as we booked our holiday and they only cost a little more than the 3 day pass and allow you the freedom to come and go as you please and provide fantastic value.
I'd recommend buying the pass with your holiday because it takes the hassle out of things. When you have your welcome meeting your rep will give you a form which you just hand over to the park which will be exchanged... (read more)
Written on: 06/07/2005 by joyse (12 reviews written)
Universal Mediterranea Resort, Port Aventura - We visited Port Aventura in June and thoroughly enjoyed it. We bought 14 day tickets - these didn't cost significantly more than the 3 day passes and were quite good value. This also meant we could spend a few hours at the park and come and go each day, without feeling we had to dash around and fit everything into a shorter time.
The park is spotlessly maintained and the landscaping and theming are particularly impressive. It was quite... (read more)
Written on: 20/06/2005 by helenamsca (1 review written)
Universal Mediterranea Resort, Port Aventura - The best period to visit Port Aventura is in the begining of June, because the weather is nice, and it isn't too crowded.
The main purpose of our visit, was to go to Port Aventura (June 2005). You mustn't miss it. This Park is GREAT, we really do love it. Staying in the Hotel El Paso**** for 2 nights, gave us access to the Universal Express Pass which provided us:
-unlimited access to both parks (Port Aventura and Caribe Aquatic Park) for 3... (read more)
Written on: 07/06/2005 by comsort (4 reviews written)
I wasn't expecting Universal Mediterranea Resort to be as good as this. I haven't has so much fun and relaxation at the same time. I went just after the schools went back so the park was quiet Monday through to Thursday. I was laughing every time I walked up to a ride and saw the the long queue mazes they had for their busy times. The longest I waited was about 10 minutes, so I got to go on everything (a few times!) and see all the shows too, something I wouldn't ordinarily do. As mentioned... (read more)
Written on: 07/06/2005 by huggit (1 review written)
Universal Studios Mediterrania, Port Adventura is a massive Theme park which covers various country theme's such as the Wild West, China, Hawaii etc. We have three teenage kids from 12 to 18 years and they thoroughly enjoyed the 3 day deal with one day in the Water world next door. This gave us a chance during our 7 day holiday to visit the Barcelona football stadium and see the city sights, go to the local market and spend an afternoon go-karting. We stayed in a nearby hotel, just a 10... (read more)
Written on: 26/05/2005 by lauriesnell
Universal Mediterranea Resort, Port Aventura - What a place!!!! The park is fanastic with rides for all ages including the young ones (I went with my 3 year old and 15 month twins and they loved it!). Woody Woodpecker and friends are great and my 3 year old wouldn't leave them alone but they were very patient! The new ride Hurricane is brill but can take a while to get on so I would recommend that as soon as you arrive in the park, head straight for that one. The shows are great, especially... (read more)
Written on: 24/05/2005 by stephanie 22 (1 review written)
I loved Universal Mediterranea Resort, Port Aventura. There were rides for all ages, the only thing was that the queues are tiresome, not to mention the walking around the park. I thoroughly enjoyed my time there, although I feel that you would need to go on 2 separate occasions to enjoy every inch of the scenery and good atmosphere. (read more)
Written on: 22/06/2004 by shifty (3 reviews written)
Universal Studios Mediterrania, Port Adventura - Upon arriving, we were told where our room was and how to get there, how to use the Key cards. The key card also gave you unlimited access to Universal Theme Park and the Costa Carib (water park), both of which were superb. While we were there, the firework display at Universal was unreal, a must-see laser show also, the park opened til twelve and all rides were brilliant, especially at night. Salou town has loads of markets (mercats in... (read more)
Written on: 12/05/2004 by karlacey (6 reviews written)
Universal Studios Mediterrania, Port Adventura - We've just got back from Port Aventura. We prebooked a seven day pass and went in on all seven days. Although we were limited by the fact we had our 2 year old with us and the height restrictions are very strict on the rides, we found that there was still enough to entertain us for 3-5 hours a day. We took in almost all of the shows, which were very entertaining even when you couldn't understand anything that was being said! Lots of rides... (read more)
Written on: 09/02/2004 by jeanallan (1 review written)
The Port Adventura theme park is just as good as America, but on a smaller scale. The Dragon Khan especially recommended. The two resort hotels are brilliant with the best service I have received in Spain. Hotel booking also entitles you to entry to the park every day and Express pass allowing you to get to the front of popular rides. (read more)
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