Halloween In Portaventura World
When it all kicks off:
The Halloween theme in PortAventura starts on the 21st of September and continues through till the 17th of November 2019.
Personally it is our favourite time of the year to visit this fantastic theme park. The weather is ideal to stroll around the park, temperatures are normally around 20 degrees during the daytime but gets a little chilly at night. Best to bring at jacket if you are intending staying until closing time.
What to expect:
There is so much do in the park from Halloween shows to the nightly parade, followed by a firework display.
Daily there is Halloween themed characters like the murderous sheriff and the master vampire wandering through the park.
The characters often blend into the crowd and jump out to give you the real fright factor and laughs. They often wander around the Far West area of the park, be prepared to see them at any time or place!
The Adams family regularly pass by in their wonderfully bright coloured car and often stop for photos. There is something to do for all the family.
For over 18’s there are walk through areas like the REC zombie epidemic. Rec is based on the notorious Spanish horror movie of the same name. Here you can live the nightmare as its brought to life and lots more. Chills are guaranteed.
LaSelva del Miedo in Mediterrania is another walk through that is brought to life at night time. Filled with frights.
Younger children can help a master pumpkin sculptor in SesamoAventura in the park and meet the special characters Grover, Elmo, Cookie Monster, Bert, Ernie and Zoe at the family festival while they dance, put on shows and sing songs.
The final show of the day is Horror en el Lago ( Horror on the Lake ). Horror en el Lago is followed by stunts on jet skis as the fireworks are being displayed. It is an amazing experience not to be forgotten.
Where to stay
We have a page dedicated to hotels near PortAventura World Theme Park – Check them out here
Tip – If you stay at one of PortAventura’s on site hotels, entrance to the theme park is normally included.
PortAventura World tickets
PortAventura World offer several types of tickets. If you would like to visit for more than one day there is some great discounts – Check them out here
Opening Hours For Halloween In Portaventura
The Halloween themed decorations around the park are plentiful and look amazing with pumpkins galore.
Recently Portaventura World has been given two awards at the European Star Award 2019. Street Mission obtained an award for for the best new attraction in Europe and Shambhala has been named the best roller coaster in Europe.
Street mission is the first dark ride in Portaventura World and is dedicated to sesame street. It is an interactive adventure for all ages, as you help Detective Coco to solve a secret street mission.The attraction consists of a pre show followed by a 3D tour that has numerous animatronics and impressive technology of video mapping in 3D.
Shambhala is the highest hypercoaster rollercoaster with the longest fall in Portaventura World. It reaches a speed of 135km and stands at 78 metres tall. It is the China section of the park.
I did not think it was possible but Halloween in Portaventura gets better every year. From the striking decorations with pumpkins galore, shows for all the family and characters roaming the park, there is so much to do and see with so many photo opportunities, it does not disappoint.
There are various terrifying walk throughs for the brave including REC in the Polynesia section of the park, Apocalipsis Maya in the Mexico area or Horror in Texas in Far West.
Also this year there is a new 1 km walk through passage of terror called La Isla Maldita located in the water park Caribe. There is an additional fee for the Halloween walk throughs in the park. There is a useful Portaventura App to help you find your way around the park and once inside it will tell you the waiting times for each ride.
We went to see as many shows that we could cram into our 2 days in the park including Vampires and Bang Bang Halloween which are both located in Far West and Halloween Kingdom located in China. The show times vary so if you are visiting any time of the year not just Halloween don’t forget to pick up your free guide at the entrance.
The shows are updated every year. There is a minimum consumption rule for the vampire show where you can order tapas and drinks while you wait for the show. Service was fast and our food arrived within 10 minutes. Luckily we queued for around 40 minutes before the show as it was busy and unfortunately not everyone in the queue got in to see it, but there was another on an hour later. The show was filled with music and singing. A member of the audience was called up on the stage and they performed a magic piece.
Bang Bang Halloween was action packed, with some comedy also thrown in with some of the characters entertaining the crowds while we waited for the show to start. Again we queued in advance but only for 10 minutes as they opened the doors and left us get our seats. Benches are plentiful but were not long filling up and there was some characters entertaining everyone with plenty laughs while we waited. The show was action packed with a lot of stunts and explosions.
After Bang Bang Halloween we dashed up towards the China section of the park to catch the Halloween Kingdom show. We had seen earlier that day that the doors closed when the audience were inside before the show started so it was best to queue well in advance here to avoid disappointment. As with every year it was an amazing performance with music, violins, dancers and acrobats galore. While waiting for the show to start a male and female vampire roam the theatre giving unsuspecting audience members plenty frights and will pose for photos if you choose. There is no food or drinks permitted in the theatre. Overall this is an ideal show for all the family.
Towards the end of the day we made our way back through the park to wait and get a good area to watch the Halloween parade and the firework display on the lake ‘Horror En El Lago’. Its announced over the park speaker 30 and 15 minutes in advance of the parade. All the characters from around the park take part in the parade and there is also many dancers in between. ‘Horror en el Lago’ is directly after the Halloween parade with amazing water and firework displays. Perfect way to end a fun filled day in Portaventura.