2018 - Ferrari Land Expansion - (1/25/18) Port Aventura has confirmed that their new Ferrari Land will be expanded in 2018 with the addition of the child sized thrill rides. The new kid friendly area will five new rides, many appearing to be kid-friendly versions of some of the big adult rides. The list of new rides includes: Junior Red Force (coaster), Champions Race, Crazy Pistons, Red Baron and 30 foot tall kid-sized drop tower ride.
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.