Travel: The top 5 rides at Portaventura World

When I visited Portaventura World in Spain in April, I had the best time. I love theme parks and I’m not scared to go on any rides, so as you can imagine, I went on quite a few in the two days that we had exploring the park. We stayed onsite and had as well as our park passes, we also had fast passes thanks to 365 Tickets. We went on everything from the smallest kiddy rides, to Europe’s tallest and fastest ride and I’ve put together my five favourites. 

Red Force

This ride is basically the whole reason why we went over to Spain and you can read more about the opening of Ferrari Land in one of my earlier posts. Red Force measures in at 112 metres tall and accelerates from 0 to 180 km/h in just five seconds. From start to finish, the whole ride only lasts around fifteen seconds but we loved it so much that as soon as we got off, we went straight back into the queue to ride it again. I would have gone on for a third time if the park hadn’t been due to close.

Shambhala

This used to be Europe’s tallest and fastest ride but has now been overtaken by Red Force. This is one of the first rides that we went on when we entered the park as we knew that the queues were likely to get really long. Shambhala has a Himalayan theme and is located in the China section of Portaventura World. Although the ride doesn’t take you upside down, there are five camelback hills and the whole experience lasts around three minutes.

Magic Fish

This ride can be found in the Sesame Street area of Portaventura World (Sesamo Aventura) and is obviously a children’s ride. You simply stand in a fish as you get rotated around the centre and you turn a steering wheel to make your individual fish skid in and out. It sounds ridiculously simple, which it is but it’s so much fun! We went on a couple of times and really enjoyed it, despite it being designed for children. You can see more of the ride in my Portaventura vlog.

Stampida

This is a wooden rollercoaster with two trains that ‘race’ each other. We rode this twice, once on each train and although both sides are slightly different, I don’t think that one is better than the other. Stampida doesn’t have any loops but there are a few steep drops and it goes pretty fast although you don’t get thrown around as much as you do on the other wooden coaster in the park, El Diablo.  I definitely recommend riding this twice as we did.

Maranello Grand Race


This is another children’s ride and is inside Ferrari Land so you’ll need to pay extra to visit this park. You basically get to drive your own Ferrari around a 570m track. There’s no skill involved, you just need to be able to put your foot down on the peddle and if you get too close to the car in front, then you’ll automatically be stopped to ensure there are no crashes. It probably sounds really boring but it was so fun trying to race against each other and I got so competitive!

The one ride that I didn’t enjoy and will probably never choose to go on again was Furious Baco. Although I like anything that’s fast, this ride pushed my head forward as soon as it started and it was going way too fast for me to be able to put it back against the head rest. This meant that my head was being thrown about and I swear I could feel my brain rattling inside my head and I ended up with a horrible headache when I came off it.

Have you been to Portaventura World? What was your favourite ride?

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17 Comments

  1. June 14, 2017 / 6:16 pm

    I haven’t been to a theme park for so long! This looks amazing

  2. hannah
    June 14, 2017 / 9:01 pm

    The rides look great. I will have to go here sometime as it looks amazing

  3. June 14, 2017 / 9:16 pm

    I have officially turned into a wimp, this looks amazing but the photos are making my tummy flip haha

  4. June 15, 2017 / 12:43 am

    As much as I like theme park I can never be brave enough to sit in one of these loopy rides. Stampida sound perfect for me. I can handle sudden drops 🙂

  5. June 15, 2017 / 9:44 am

    Wow this theme park looks amazing, I’d love to go here. I’m hoping to go to Spain next Easter so I might add this to my list x

  6. June 15, 2017 / 11:03 am

    I went to Porta Ventura as a little kid, but cannot remember it… Now I want to go again!

  7. June 15, 2017 / 11:18 am

    I didn’t go here when I visited but I remember driving past and thinking that the rides looked very big! I’m older now so not so scared and would love to try it now

  8. June 15, 2017 / 1:33 pm

    This theme park looks like so much fun! I love all the rides!

  9. June 15, 2017 / 2:11 pm

    I seriously don’t think I’d get on most of these – I’m too scared ;))

  10. June 15, 2017 / 3:11 pm

    Never been Portaventura World in Spain but the rides look pretty cool – red force looks like the one for me 🙂

  11. June 15, 2017 / 10:27 pm

    I went to this park years ago and it was great then, yet it seems like it has got even better. I would love to go on the Shambhala ride, as that is something that looks like the kind of rides that are my favourites! I like the idea of the wooden rollercoaster too! x

  12. June 15, 2017 / 11:00 pm

    Wow these look so much fun. We’re going to Flamingo Land this weekend (never been) but I don’t expect the rides to be this cool x

  13. June 16, 2017 / 4:00 am

    I’ve never been but the rides look amazing, it’s been so long since I have been to a theme park! 🙂 xx

  14. June 16, 2017 / 7:18 pm

    I have never been to Portaventura World but it looks so much fun! I am sure the whole family would really enjoy it! 🙂

  15. June 16, 2017 / 8:24 pm

    OMG they look terrifying the only one I think I could manage is the kids one at the end lol.

  16. June 16, 2017 / 9:17 pm

    My aunt doesn’t live too far away from here and every time I go and visit her we always end up there – it’s such a fun place! x

  17. June 20, 2017 / 1:07 pm

    I’ve not been but I definitely want to! Shambala looks like a prettt good ride to try.

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