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Halloween Returns to PortAventura for 15th Consecutive Year of Fun and Mahem

Salou, Spain (October 15, 2015) — PortAventura Resort has been transformed for yet another year of monstrously good fun. The start of the new Halloween season builds on the park’s existing 15-year legacy of eerie entertainment and promises to be the best yet.

Halloween has become one of the annual highlights of the resort and is a must for families and young people looking for a ghoulishly good time. Each year the park is decorated with pumpkins, bats and spiders, and filled with zombies, vampires and other monstrous creatures to guarantee an unforgettable experience. As a result, more than 5.5 million visitors have enjoyed Halloween at PortAventura over the last 15 years, of whom 1.3 million were foreign visitors, predominantly French, English, Irish and Russian nationals.

A lot has been achieved during the last 15 years to create this success. Milestones include “Selva del Miedo” – the longest terror walk in Europe and the home-grown supply of more than 12,000 pumpkins required for the entire season.

PortAventura returns with a special seasonal schedule full of surprises to mark the 20th Anniversary of the park. Until 15th November, fun is guaranteed thanks to new attractions and about 150 weekly performances of numerous shows that have been transformed by the spirit of Halloween. Up to 160 professional actors, dancers, acrobats, and stunt performers who will combine their talents to put on an unforgettable season of monster magic.

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The other areas of the park will also be filled with hair-raising special effects. In ​​México, visitors will enjoy the new show “La Muerte Viva” (The Living Dead), based on the remarkable folklore of “Day of the Dead”.  In China lovers of mystery and music won’t want to miss the incredible “Halloween Escape”, starring World Champion Skipping Rope Performer, Adrienn Banhegyi. Rising from the grave again is the now-legendary show “Vampires”, while the new “Old Wild Halloween” in the Far Westarea will see Emma’s House restaurant temporarily converted to “La Posada de la Familia Halloween”, giving diners the opportunity to enjoy a spine-chilling dinner show while getting to know the ghoulish family.

Mediterrània will host the “Halloween Parade” at the close of each day, featuring crazy vehicles and creepy characters; and “Horror en el lago”, which will once again turn the PortAventura Lake into the stage for a spectacular display of fire, fireworks and music from beyond the grave, starring a monstrous dragon and the sinister character of Death.

The infamous terror walks are also back, including the outstanding “REC EXPERIENCE” passage inspired by the famous film franchise. Guests will walk through an inhospitable passage and, whilst running for their lives with special effects, petrifying noises and atmospheric scenery.

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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