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Re: Portaventura tickets ??

Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:22 am

Found a couple online doing day tickets for around £34 so that's not too bad :D
 
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Re: Portaventura tickets ??

Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:23 pm

"Spendleb" wrote:
Found a couple online doing day tickets for around £34 so that's not too bad :D

Why not add a link to help other who may look at the topic in the future :?

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Re: Portaventura tickets ??

Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:28 pm

No worries :


[url=http://www.attractiontix.co.uk/port-aventura.aspx?nav=HomePageTopAttractions" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;]http://www.attractiontix.co.uk/port-ave ... ttractions[/url] - £34

[url=http://www.attraction-tickets-direct.co.uk/port-aventura/index.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;]http://www.attraction-tickets-direct.co ... /index.htm[/url] - £35
 
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Re: Portaventura tickets ??

Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:29 am

A couple of sites that should help find good priced tickets

[url=http://www.justsalou.co.uk/cheap-portaventura-tickets.asp" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;]http://www.justsalou.co.uk/cheap-portav ... ickets.asp[/url]
[url=http://www.portaventuratickets.org.uk" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;]http://www.portaventuratickets.org.uk[/url]
 
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Re: PortAventura 2012: B&M Coaster

Sun Apr 10, 2011 1:32 pm

Update from PA enthusiast "oriolat2" on CoasterForce:

Update (again, these are only rumours):

- According to the latest ride description, the ride will be VERY tall (between 75 and 94 meters) becoming Europe's tallest coaster and entering the top 10 of the world's tallest coasters. (I hope it's a giga ).
- The ride will not feature inversions.
- The layout will be over 1.000 meters long and it has been said that it could be going from China to Tutuki Splash (for those familiar with the park this is a HUUUUGE and long stretch).
- The coaster will go under Khan's first drop and over the lift hill (maybe that's why Fumanchu needs to go). Some people talk about an overbanked turn.
- There might be a tunnel or a splash element.

I think we can rule out a flying coaster (shame!) and a DM (no inversions and layout seems to long for that model). The only thing I am positive is that this will be massive.

For now, PA have been really quiet about the project (just like any former projects) but an announcement is expected between June and July (once the school trips are over). I can't wait!

No word yet on whether that's 94 metres from sea level or not...
 
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Re: PortAventura 2012: B&M Coaster

Sun Apr 10, 2011 2:17 pm

That sounds pretty awesome! 75m - 94m = 246ft - 308ft, could this be B&M's biggest coaster yet, and more importantly...

...are the seats going to spin? :P


I just hope that PA DON'T close Khan until after Halloween, I'd be so gutted if I missed out on it!
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Re: PortAventura 2012: B&M Coaster

Sun Apr 10, 2011 5:00 pm

It hasn't been confirmed that it's B&M though has it? Just a strong rumour? It's just that only Intamin have built coasters that high. In fact, after a quick look at the RCDB (and this is crazy), Silver Star is the tallest Mega Coaster B&M have built, at 240ft. Intimidator is 232, and Behemoth, Diamondback and Nitro are all 230. If this is the case, then the minimum height PA's new coaster will be is a nice 2m over SS, but as much as 21m. If it was that high, it'd be higher than Intimidator 305 and that's just mad. As much as I love SS, I always hear better things about Intamin's Mega Coasters/Giga coasters compared to B&M's, although part of it seems to be down to airtime-type preference.

On another note, I hadn't realised that Millenium Force was actually taller than Intimidator 305 (by 5ft). And whatever happens, taller than PA's. :?
 
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Re: PortAventura 2012: B&M Coaster

Tue Apr 12, 2011 1:01 pm

"Sam" wrote:
Update from PA enthusiast "oriolat2" on CoasterForce:

Update (again, these are only rumours):

- According to the latest ride description, the ride will be VERY tall (between 75 and 94 meters) becoming Europe's tallest coaster and entering the top 10 of the world's tallest coasters. (I hope it's a giga ).
- The ride will not feature inversions.
- The layout will be over 1.000 meters long and it has been said that it could be going from China to Tutuki Splash (for those familiar with the park this is a HUUUUGE and long stretch).
- The coaster will go under Khan's first drop and over the lift hill (maybe that's why Fumanchu needs to go). Some people talk about an overbanked turn.
- There might be a tunnel or a splash element.

I think we can rule out a flying coaster (shame!) and a DM (no inversions and layout seems to long for that model). The only thing I am positive is that this will be massive.

For now, PA have been really quiet about the project (just like any former projects) but an announcement is expected between June and July (once the school trips are over). I can't wait!

No word yet on whether that's 94 metres from sea level or not...


Holy googleberry's thats crazy! Think i need to go back to salou
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Re: PortAventura 2012: B&M Coaster

Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:32 pm

This park need this BADLY. For me, PortAventura is full of poor coasters (aside from DK). They need a major dark ride also to back this up.

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Re: PortAventura 2012: B&M Coaster

Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:56 pm

My one concern is for Dragon Khan.

From looking at pictures, it's one of the most beautiful coasters in the world. If this dives right through the middle of it, that will be ruined. :|

Never been a fan of rides of different themes interlocking, unless they're either at Blackpool or of course, the classic log flume/powered mack duo.
 
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Re: PortAventura 2012: B&M Coaster

Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:57 pm

What about:

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Re: PortAventura 2012: B&M Coaster

Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:03 pm

Take a look at something else expanding in 2010 (found via PAFans.com translated into english)

[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=lk03hFCEHbc" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... k03hFCEHbc[/url]
 
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Re: PortAventura 2012: B&M Coaster

Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:12 pm

that was planned to open a few years ago (i think the park even annouced the plans to open it) but was dropped (i think due to the econmy) hopefully its back on track and there are rumours that there will be an addition to the water aprk fro 2012 along with the new coaster.
 
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Re: Port Aventura - "Sesame Street"

Sat Apr 23, 2011 8:24 am

Here's the TV advert - [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iy3GmHv0hRY" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iy3GmHv0hRY[/url]
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Re: PortAventura 2012: B&M Coaster

Wed May 11, 2011 12:25 pm

heavy rumours are around about - wait for it - 'The Black Beast'

Take alook at the following link, you'll need to translate it into english to understand it

[url=http://www.bloggercoaster.com/2011/02/proyecto-black-beast.html?spref=tw" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;]http://www.bloggercoaster.com/2011/02/p ... l?spref=tw[/url]
 
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Re: PortAventura 2012: B&M Coaster

Thu May 12, 2011 8:48 am

Looks like it could be insane.

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Re: PortAventura 2012: B&M Coaster

Thu May 12, 2011 9:22 am

I wouldn't read too much into those promotional shots - the track towards the back of that image is a mirrored shot of Silver Star's first drop, and the lower section is from an RCDB photo:

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Re: PortAventura 2012: B&M Coaster

Thu May 12, 2011 10:44 am

"daveclarkedaveclarke" wrote:
heavy rumours are around about - wait for it - 'The Black Beast'

I've had a few of them in my time. ;)

"ReZourceman" wrote:
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DO WANT. Could this maybe snatch Silvia's crown as the world's tallest B&M?
 
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Re: PortAventura 2012: B&M Coaster

Thu May 12, 2011 11:14 am

"Sam""]Could this maybe snatch Silvia's crown as the world's tallest B&M?[/quote]I was just about to give all the technical specifications and whatnot (with an alleged first drop of 75m, taller than SS entire height) when I realised that blog was entirely (very detailed) speculation. [quote=""Bloggercoaster" wrote:
I present today in Bloggercoaster my contribution to the imagination, as the novelty of 2012 has not yet been formally presented
So all of the technical specifications he's written, as well as the concept art, appears to have been made up. All we know is that it's B&M.
 
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Re: PortAventura 2012: B&M Coaster

Thu May 12, 2011 5:49 pm

First of all, I'm flattered to create a project that you have seemed real, but unfortunately I have to say that my project is entirely fictitious.

I relied on the fact that it is rumored that the project would be like a B&M hyper-coaster with a different component (V trains, splash, tunnel,...) and I took the example of the layout of Silverstar (one of my coasters fav) to do that fictitious project called The Black Beast.

Moreover, we are already starting to see marks on the ground as well as several marking stakes. Some internet forums even said that there has been a model of the coaster in the park offices and discussed a layout with big lift parallel to Dragon Khan lift hill, first big drop, two large camelbacks, horseshoe curve, another pair of camelbacks (probably with MCBR section here) and a final installment splash above Imperial Square in China, right where we meet now the Canton restaurant.

FuManchu, the flying chairs flat, will be repositioned probably to the Mongolian fair, before the Great Wall of China.

This is the information that we have today, but unfortunately the park does not give more information at the moment.

Greetings,

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