So port aventura is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year! opened in 1995 to now in 2015 with the tallest coaster in Europe and in the process of beating their own record record with the new Ferrari world coaster! Having had a recent 2 week holiday in Salou I went to check out the celebrations and wow do the spanish know how to party! Right from the entrance the party is obvious with the whole entrance plaza adorned with party theming and 20th banners and branding. With the odd teaser for Ferrari world, advertisement for this is really picking up now over park.
The park has special signs up around the park with PA 20 on them and special remixed soundtracks playing espcially for the event around park, which is also available to buy in the shops to take home a piece of the magic! In addition to the theming around park and music the park really has put alot of effort into making this year a special one they have made new shows extra to those normally available. A personal highlight of mine was the fire Tahiti at night, you really got the full effect of the fire and atmosphere!
To finish off each day, which during the month of July and August the park closed at midnight and on special Saturdays closing at 3am, the park put on a spectacular parade down the main street with all the characters on floats and special themed floats with the parks special Happy Birthday PA theme playing (also available on the CD) crowds were gathered for this every night, even at 2 am. After the 15 minute parade there was photo opportunities with the characters. Shortly followed was the grand finale, a fantastic firework and boat show set on the lake, also home to furious baco, a 20-minute display set to music and lights taking you round the world with the themed zones from Portaventura. The center piece was a water jet screen which had projections on telling you "where you are in the world".
The parade -
The finale -
An amazing event to attend, recommend to anyone going to Spain before November, who knows go in October and you could experience there Halloween event and if this is anything to go by it would be awesome! Has anyone else been to PA this year ? What was your experience like ?