Did you know PortAventura is about to open the highest freefall in Europe and the third in the world?
It tops at 330 feet and will feature different gondolas:
- Two standard sit down.
- Two stand-up floorless tilting
- One sit down tilting (New type!)
It's name is Hurakan Condor and it's supposed to be themed around the legend of a mayan god called Hurakan that every time he got angry and wanted sacrifices had to be calmed down. Do you know how?
A priest should invoke him and when he was about to come (Hurakan) 20 people had to be thrown from the top of the royal tower to keep the anger of the god down.
The themeing is a reproduction of the ruins of Palenque (in Mexico) and will feature a temple containg the freefall and a themed queue zone.
The entrance with this tissue with the logo of the ride scheduling it's opening to the public on 20th May.
A view of the inside of the tower. You see? The walls have been covered with a massive extension of plants, details from mayan sculptures and mirrors.
The closest view of the gondolas since this construction post! WOW! Here we can see the standar sit-down and the sit down tilting!
Today has been the first day that the general public has been able to walk freely without the construction fences.
Another view of the inside the temple. Each gondola has it's perimetre and if you see.... on the walls there are torches which fit perfectly to the theme.
A general view of the whole ride.
Hey! I just can't wait to ride it! It'ss sooooo huge and it's been so long since we had our last ride installed on the park...!
The ride is scheduled to open in 20th May for the General Public but today the staff of the park will be able to try it.
On Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th the Season Pass Holders will be able to try it and then on Thursday 19th the official opening will take part with a VIP guest which still now is unknown.