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Home to Europe’s fastest roller coasters, PortAventura guarantees thrill seekers will leave with white knuckles. Each of the park’s six ‘lands’ is themed, and each one has a spectacular signature ride. At 250ft tall, the Shambhala rollercoaster creates an impressive backdrop to the land of China. In the Mexico area, the 375ft-tall drop tower, Hurakan Condor, creates a soundtrack of screams that can be heard throughout the park. Younger visitors haven’t been forgotten. SeasamoAventura is home to the characters of Sesame Street and features 11 rides and attractions to entertain those to small for the bigger thrill rides. Children can take a ride through Elmo’s Farm or explore Cookie Monster’s Enchanted Garden playground. Costa Caribe Aquatic Park is next door, and filled with slides, river rides and a Sesame Street-inspired water play area.
Price: Tickets cost £37 for adults, £33
for children (aged four to 10).
Tickets for the water park cost £23 for adults,
£20 for children (four to 10).