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Family fun & thrills | Explore PortAventura World rides

Ever feel like your life's become a monotonous hamster wheel? Same old spin, same old scenery? Here’s your chance to break out of the rodent routine and prepare for a heart-pounding pilgrimage to PortAventura World!

PortAventura rides are diverse, and there’s something for every age group! No matter what ride you’re in, your cheeks will feel like they might detach from your face in pure, unadulterated joy!

However, between plummeting drops that'll make your stomach somersault (don't worry, it'll come back... eventually!) loops that'll have you feeling like a human yo-yo, and enough speed to make a cheetah jealous, which ones to choose? Here’s your go-to guide to get the most out of your PortAventura World visit!

Top 5 Kid-Friendly rides

Ferrari Land rides

Top rides
Top 5 thrilling rides
Top 5 Rides for children
  • Champions Race (Accompanied - 0.90m minimum height): Hold on tight as you race around twists and bends on this junior ride.
  • Maranello Grand Race (Accompanied - 1.00m minimum height): This exciting ride feels like a real Ferrari race!
  • Kids Podium (No minimum height): Let your little ones have a blast on these fun slides designed for their size.
  • FerrariLand Gallery (No minimum height): Explore the history and legend of Ferrari through exhibits and displays.
  • Junior Red Force (Accompanied - 0.95m minimum height): This smaller version of Red Force gives young children their first taste of a Ferrari ride.
  • Thrill Towers (Accompanied - 1.30m minimum height): Challenge your fear of heights on these towering drops.
  • Racing Legends (Accompanied - 1.10m minimum height): Experience the thrill of a Ferrari race with twists, turns, and high speeds.
  • Red Force: This is the undisputed king of Ferrari Land and even Europe! It holds the title of the tallest and fastest rollercoaster in Europe, launching riders from 0 to 112 mph in a staggering 5 seconds. Get ready for an adrenaline rush unlike any other!
  • Flying Dreams: Buckle up for a heart-pounding journey through the world of Formula 1 racing. This flying theater simulator will have you feeling the G-forces and emotions of a real F1 race.
  • Thrill Towers: Challenge yourself with a vertical plunge on these two freefall towers. Reaching up to 180 feet, get ready for a weightless feeling and breathtaking views from the top.
  • Polished Polishing Challenge: Climb aboard a miniature replica of a Formula 1 car and put your racing skills to the test on this high-speed track. This ride is perfect for those who crave a little friendly competition.
  • Maranello Grand Prix: Experience the twists, turns, and high speeds of a real Formula 1 race on this classic racing coaster.
  • Junior Championship: Little ones will love driving their very own miniature electric cars on a specially designed track.
  • Kid's Podium: Let your child's imagination soar as they climb aboard these miniature F1 cars and take center stage on a podium designed just for them.
  • Flying Race: Take a whimsical journey on a flying carousel featuring adorable plane-themed vehicles.
  • Viaggio in Italia: Venture on a picturesque journey through the beautiful Italian countryside on this gentle boat ride.
  • Pit Stop Challenge: Test your teamwork skills in this fun, interactive game where you race against the clock to complete a simulated pit stop.

Costa Caribe Aquatic Park rides

Top rides

  • Junior Body Slides (1.00m minimum height accompanied): Fun slides perfect for introducing younger children to the water park.
  • Mambo Limbo (1.10m minimum height): A collection of exciting slides for a thrilling adventure.
  • Barracudas (No minimum height required when accompanied): A tamer slide adventure for little pirates.
  • Ciclon Tropical (1.40m minimum height): A high-speed water slide for adrenaline seekers.
  • Bahama Beach (No minimum height): Relax and soak up the sun in a Caribbean-themed beach area.

For thrill seekers

  • King Khajuna: This terrifyingly fun slide boasts a 31-meter (102-foot) near-vertical drop that's sure to get your heart racing.
  • El Tifón (The Typhoon): The Typhoon, a multi-rider raft slide takes you on a swirling adventure through twists, turns, and drops.
  • El Torrente (The Torrent): Grab up to three friends and hold on tight for a fast-paced rafting adventure down a winding course.
  • Barracudas: Choose from two exciting slides, each with its own twists and turns that will plunge you into the refreshing water below.
  • Ciclón Tropical (Tropical Cyclone): A giant funnel slide promising a thrilling ride with a swirling descent and a splash landing.

For children

  • El Río Loco: Take a relaxing ride down this lazy river that winds its way through the park.
  • El Dorado: A colorful water playground with slides, fountains, and tipping buckets, perfect for toddlers and young children.
  • Lazy River: Relax and enjoy a leisurely float around the park's lazy river on an inflatable tube.
  • SésamoAventura (Sesame Adventure): This Sesame Street-themed area features water slides, fountains, and play structures designed for younger children.
  • Tiny Tot Pool: A shallow pool with slides and fountains, perfect for toddlers and young children.

Tips to keep in mind while getting on PortAventura World rides

  • Divide and conquer: PortAventura has six themed areas. If you're with a group with varying thrill levels, split up strategically. Take turns conquering the high-intensity rides while others enjoy the family-friendly attractions.
  • Single rider line advantage: Look for single rider lines on popular rides. This can significantly reduce wait times, especially for solo travelers or those willing to split up temporarily.
  • Morning magic: Arrive early to hit the major coasters before the crowds surge. Head straight for Shambhala, Furius Baco, or Dragon Khan to maximize your coaster experience before lunchtime.
  • Beat the heat: Utilize water rides like Tutuki Splash or Angkor to cool down during the hottest part of the day (typically 2-4 pm). These rides offer a refreshing break and are perfect for families.
  • Night owls rejoice: Take advantage of extended park hours during peak season. The lines are shorter in the evenings, allowing you to squeeze in extra rides under the magical glow of nighttime PortAventura.
  • Huracan Condor: Don't miss this free-fall tower tucked away in Mexico. It offers breathtaking panoramic views of the park before plunging you towards the ground – for the truly adventurous.
  • Lockers are lifesavers: If you plan on conquering the bigger coasters, this one is for you. Lockers are available for rent near the entrance, allowing you to stow away bags and jackets without hindering your ride experience.
  • Download the PortAventura app: This gem holds the key – real-time wait times, show schedules, ride descriptions, and even a handy park map. Strategize your day around wait times and prioritize must-do rides during peak hours (typically afternoons).

Don't miss out!

Ferrai Land

Unique park that celebrates the world of Ferrari with rides inspired by speed and innovation. It's a must-visit for car enthusiasts and adrenaline junkies.

PortAventura Park

The main theme park features five themed areas with roller coasters, shows, and characters. It's perfect for those seeking thrills and family fun.

Caribe Aquatic Park

Caribe Park offers a refreshing escape with slides, pools, lazy rivers, and a wave pool. It's ideal for cooling down and having a splash-tastic time.

Frequently Asked Questions about PortAventura Rides

I'm bringing my family - how can I ensure everyone has a thrilling yet age-appropriate day?

PortAventura excels at catering to all ages! Divide and conquer with themed areas. For little adventurers under 1.1m (3'7"), head to Sesame Street Adventure, a whimsical land with gentle rides, shows, and character meet-and-greets. For older kids and adults seeking thrills, conquer the exhilarating inverted coaster Furius Baco in the Ferrari Land area or scream your heart out on the heart-stopping Shambhala, Europe's highest hypercoaster, located in the China area. Don't forget to check out the ride height requirements beforehand to maximize your day!

I get a little queasy on rides - are there any options for me?

Absolutely! While PortAventura boasts adrenaline-pumping coasters, there's a plethora of fantastic experiences for those who prefer a gentler pace. Explore the mysteries of Angkor and navigate the exhilarating rapids of Tutuki Splash in the Polynesia area. Take a scenic cruise down the Colorado River in the Far West area, offering stunning canyon views. For a touch of culture, catch the exhilarating dance show ‘Fiestaventura’ or be mesmerized by the breathtaking acrobatics of ‘Aves del Paraíso’ (Birds of Paradise) in Mexico.

Single rider or with a group – How can I navigate wait times?

If you're flying solo and don't mind riding with strangers, utilize the single rider lines for popular attractions like Dragon Khan and Furius Baco. This can significantly reduce your wait time. For groups, strategize your day! Head to the most popular rides first thing in the morning or at lunchtime when crowds tend to thin out. Utilize the PortAventura app to check real-time wait times and plan your route efficiently. 

Are there any rides suitable for visitors with disabilities?

Accessibility is a priority at PortAventura. Many rides are wheelchair accessible, and staff are happy to assist. The park offers a free ’PortAventura for All’ guide that details accessibility features for each ride and show. Be sure to inquire at Guest Services upon arrival for a dedicated accessibility map and any additional assistance you may need

What should I wear and bring for a day of thrills?

Comfort is key! Opt for comfortable clothes and shoes suitable for walking long distances. Sunscreen and a hat are a must, especially during the hot summer months. Bring a refillable water bottle to stay hydrated throughout the day. Lockers are available for rent if you want to store your belongings while riding. Consider bringing a light rain jacket for unexpected showers, as some rides may operate in light rain.

Any tips for foodies looking for delicious fuel between rides?

PortAventura offers a vast array of dining options to tantalize your taste buds. Indulge in traditional Spanish fare at La Cantina in Mexico, or grab a juicy burger at the Silver Dollar Saloon in the Far West. For a quick bite, grab some churros, a Spanish fried-dough pastry, or a refreshing ice cream cone. Many restaurants cater to dietary restrictions, so don't hesitate to ask!