Park News - (10/3/19) Congratulations to Sally Corp. and PortAventura as their new dark ride, Sesame Street: Street Mission, was the recipient of two major industry awards during the IAAPA European Expo. The attraction received the Park World Excellence Award for ‘Family Ride of the Year” and placed 1st at the European Star Awards in the “Europe’s Best New Rides” category.
2019 - Hotel Colorado Creek - Now Open - (7/21/19) A brand new hotel has oepned at PortAventura this season. They call it the Hotel Colorado Creek and according to this report the new 4-star property is also the first zero-emission property at the resort. Colorado Creek features 150 deluxe sized rooms that come with premium access to the PortAventura theme park, Express Pass access as well as one-day admission to the Ferrari Land mini-park.
2019 - Sesame Street Street Mission (dark ride) - Now Open - (4/9/19) CoasterKings hits PortAventura for the opening of the new Sesame Street Street Mission attraction and has posted a quick review and lots of pictures of the attraction area and queue. Attractions Magazine has also posted a great video showing off the area as well as footage of the attraction itself which actually looks pretty amazing, mixing real scenery with projection screen scenery and animatronics from Sally Corp., plus trackless dark ride vehicles from ETF Rides outfitted an interactive system from Alterface (called “cookie collectors” I think) that lets guests compare scores at the end.
(1/16/19) We know a tiny bit more about the story being told on the new Sesame Street themed dark ride coming to PortAventura thanks to a tweet. The promotional tweet shows off a graphic for the new ride and a description in English that mentions “Detective Grover in going on a secret mission. To carry it out, he will need help from some brave families that are willing to embark on a million and one adventures as they travel through the world of Sesame Street!”.
(11/14/18) As expected, Sally Corp announced the new Sesame Street dark ride coming to PortAventura in 2019, along with a new animatronic figure of Big Bird on display at IAAPA.
The new dark ride will give a six-minute long experience inside a 14,000 sqft building along with a 10 minute preshow experience. “Detective Grover will be your guide through this interactive adventure, urging guests to collect clues that will help solve a mystery happening on Sesame Street. With numerous animatronic characters, immersive scenery, and interactive gameplay, this mixed media attraction will appeal to guests of all ages.”
Inside it will feature 8 projection scenes, including 4 projection-mapped scenes, a 90º curved screen with animatronics and show element syncing and 2 180º curved screens to allow for a fly-through experience through Count’s Castle and a dive down into Oscar’s Trash can as well as one final one for the “Hall of Fame” scoreboard. This will be an interactive ride as well, with over 2,000 clues/targets, both virtual and practical.
(11/8/18) A reader sent in some pictures taken a little over a month ago showing off the progress of the new building now in place at PortAventura for the park’s new dark ride project. At the time, it was said to only be a hollow but enclosed building now in place, but if anyone is out that way currently, I’d love to see if any further progress has been made.
(8/8/18) According to a report posted to PAFans, PortAventura is said to be working on a new dark ride that will be themed to the Sesame Street characters. I'm told that it will cost about 15 million Euros and should be ready to open by April 2019. Special thanks to PAFans.com for the images.