Monday 18 December 2017

Ferrari Land: Europe's highest and fastest rollercoaster opens at PortAventura

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"Red Force", the fastest vertical accelerator in Europe, at the PortAventura World Parks & Resort in Salou. Photo: LLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images
Visitors enjoy the new attraction "Red Force", the fastest vertical accelerator in Europe. Photo: LLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images
Visitors enjoy the new attraction "Red Force", the fastest vertical accelerator in Europe. Photo: LLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images
Ferrari Land. Photo: PortAventura World
Ferrari Land, PortAventura (artist's impression)
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PortAventura's €100m Ferrari Land theme park has roared into life - with Europe's fastest 'coaster as its centrepiece.

Ferrari Land, which includes the highest (112m) and fastest (0-180kmph in five seconds) rollercoaster in Europe, officially opens to the public on April 7.

It is the third theme park to open at PortAventura, located just outside Salou on Spain's Costa Dorada - in addition to PortAventura World and Caribe Aquatic Park.

One-day tickets for PortAventura Park and Ferrari Land start at €60 for adults and children aged 11+, and €52 for children aged 4-10.

Two, three and four day options are also available on portaventuraworld.com/en.

The €100m Ferrari Land, which opened this week with a ceremony featuring Enzo Ferrari's grandson Piero, is the largest project in PortAventura's history.

Visitors enjoy the new attraction
Visitors enjoy the new attraction "Red Force", the fastest vertical accelerator in Europe. Photo: LLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images

11 attractions include the Red Force 'coaster, as well as a 500m racetrack, 55m tall bounce-back towers and F1 simulators for adults and children.

The world's fastest rollercoaster is at Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi (240kmph), while the tallest (456 feet) is at Six Flags Great Adventure Park in New Jersey.

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