UK theme parks from another point of view!

 
User avatar
ThemeCrafter264
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 327
Joined: Tue Apr 05, 2016 12:29 pm

PortAventura/ Ferrari Land - August 2017

Sat Jul 01, 2017 4:52 pm

My family has booked a holiday to Salou and we are planning to visit PortAventura/ Ferrari Land during this week sometime (we will probably have a 2 day ticket with 1 of the days at both parks and the other just at PA). There isn't really much advice online so I have a couple of questions.

1. Where is the best place to buy tickets? I've seen some websites like 'Attractions Tickets Direct' which do have cheaper tickets but are these sites safe to buy from.
2. How busy will it be if I'm going in mid August and also how long should I expect queues to be?
3. Any park tips and is there a good ride order?

Thanks a lot! :)
 
User avatar
Liam.W
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 972
Joined: Sat Mar 21, 2015 6:12 pm
Location: Rotherham

Re: PortAventura/ Ferrari Land - August 2017

Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:24 pm

It will be very busy. Depending on how many re-rides you want in Ferrari Land you will probably need a full day. I went the other day and it was packed then (not school trips), so I'd hate to imagine how busy it will be in August! The main park will also be very busy, with very long queue times. At the park I would probably buy Express Premium at €48 which is unlimited fastrack rides all day! If you don't get express then the best thing to do would be get there early and do Furius Baco first before the queue forms. Then head up to Far West because everyone goes up to Polynesia and China first. Then head up to Mexico then China. Basically you end up doing one big loop around the park. Meditterania > Far West > Mexico > China > Polynesia > Meditterania. As a short cut from Polynesia to China or vice versa, cut through Sesamo Aventura and it takes you directly to the Shambhala mini area!  Any questions feel free to drop me a PM
Ride count 2017: 224!
Ride count since the beginning of 2015: 735!
Cred count: 65!

Image
Thanks to NemesisRider for the awesome signature!
 
streetmagix
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 25
Joined: Sat Apr 16, 2016 1:31 pm
Location: London, UK

Re: PortAventura/ Ferrari Land - August 2017

Sat Jul 08, 2017 11:53 am

Check the opening times too, during the summer the main park is open until 0000 or even 0300! Ferrari Land is open until 2000 at the moment too. Use this to your advantage as families start leaving when the sun goes down. 

Ticketing wise: I tend to buy directly from the PA website. The current offer is €65 for 2 days at the main park and a day at Ferrari Land. This will save you queuing at the booths, personally I'd pay a few extra € for that convenience.

It'll be very busy and very hot, expect to queue and queue and queue. The queue boards are often wildly different to the actual queue length. Drink lots of water too.
 
User avatar
ThemeCrafter264
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 327
Joined: Tue Apr 05, 2016 12:29 pm

Re: PortAventura/ Ferrari Land - August 2017

Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:10 pm

Are there any single rider queues for any rides?
 
User avatar
Liam.W
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 972
Joined: Sat Mar 21, 2015 6:12 pm
Location: Rotherham

Re: PortAventura/ Ferrari Land - August 2017

Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:43 pm

Shambhala, Hurakan Condor and Red Force. However for Red Force and Hurakan Condor you still have to queue in the main queue first in order to get to the single rider queue. So you just have to hope that the main queue ends after the single rider split off point so that you can get to it without waiting! On red force it isn't sign posted anywhere it has SRQ, I only found out due to asking a staff member what this other queue was! No one used it except me as no one knows of its existence :lol
Ride count 2017: 224!
Ride count since the beginning of 2015: 735!
Cred count: 65!

Image
Thanks to NemesisRider for the awesome signature!

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 13 guests