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Park News - (4/22/13) ElBlogDeDream is back with a new huge two part general photo and video update from PortAventura.
(3/15/13) The local news reports that PortAdventure will spend $75 million Euros over the next five years to expand and improve the theme park resort, including increasing the number of hotel rooms they have on property.
(12/5/12) PortAventura has launched a contest for their Facebook fans to win a trip and stay at the park and resort for 4 people. If your interested, click here to see more.
(11/5/12) PortAventura reports that Investindustrial, an Italian private equity firm, has agreed to take full control of PortAventura. Three years ago the group had bought a 50% stake in PortAventura and will now pick up the remaining shares from La Caixa for about 120 million Euros.
(9/3/12) Something odd took place at Furious Baco at PortAventura on Friday that resulted in the ride being shut down for the day. A Screamscape reader was at the park when it happened and reported that one side of the shoulder restraint on a seat in the front row appears to have broken in half on a rider during a ride. They were able to get close enough to the station to shoot a video of the broken restraint as well. We don’t know quite how this happened, though I don’t think I’ve ever seen a restraint break in this fashion before either.
2013 - Costa Caribe Expansion - (4/22/13) A construction update from the waterpark expansion can be found here.
re a 55º plunge. Next to it will be a “multi bump” slide with “an undulating course”. A six-lane matt racer slide will also be added along with a waving pool, a Sesame Street themed pirate ship with four slides for the kiddies, a splash pad and a new “adult pool”.
(4/1/13) A construction update from the Costa Caribe waterpark at PortAventura can be found at ElBlogDeDream this week.
(1/25/13) PortAventura confirmed to the media that they would spend 10 million Euros to expand the Costa Caribe waterpark in 2013. The major new attraction on the way is said to be the tallest slide in all of Europe that will stand 31 meters tall and featu
Some of the artwork showing off the expansion can also be seen over at ElBlogDeDream.
(11/27/12) El Blog de Dream posts that PortAventura has confirmed a waterpark expansion is on the way for 2013 that will include new Pirate and Sesame Street themed pool areas, the tallest drop slide in Europe standing 31m tall and a 6-lane racer style slide.
(8/9/12) ElBlogDeDream confirms that a “New Aquatic Family Zone” will be added to the PortAventura Aquatic Park in 2013.
(4/12/11) According to this news article, in addition to the big 2012 attraction, described as being a huge investment that will get international attention, they are also planning on expanding the waterpark as well in 2012.
(9/29/10) New waterslides and attractions are being planned for the Caribe waterpark, including a couple of speed drop slides with an intense volcano theme. Check it out here.
(8/4/10) According to this article at Parksmania, the Costa Caribe waterpark is planning an expansion in both themeing as well as the addition of new attractions. Look for this to come in 2012 most likely.