Ferrari land is fun, exhilarating and fabulous!
I started by flying into Reus Airport near Barcelona with Ryanair which is only 30 mins away by Taxi to Ferrari Land/Port Aventura. You could also fly into Barcelona airport with Aer Lingus, Ryanair or Easyjet (ex Belfast) which is approx. 1 hour away or a charter flight with Sunway Holidays during the summer months. (Check out my other Spanish review of beautiful Sitges here)
On arrival, I checked into the brand new Golden River 4 star Western Port Aventura Hotel which is situated right next to Ferrari Land (easy walking distance for lazy people like me). There are six Port Aventura hotels with different themes to choose from in the resort.
When you arrive at the entrance to Ferrari Land the first image you see is the iconic Ferrari sign above our heads, following a mock Ferrari car reminding us that we are entering the land of “Speed”.
I headed straight away to the star attraction “RED FORCE” the quickest rollercoaster in Europe, which was going to eject us at a speed from 0 to 180 kph in literally seconds, climbing over 367 feet over the top as a 1.3g force and back down at a similar speed on the other side (thrill seekers note that there is 30% chance this ride might roll back if it doesn’t get up over the top depending on winds etc).
To be honest I wasn’t sure if I was nervous or excited to be going on this superfast Red Force. A few minor technical glitches on the morning probably made us all a bit more nervous but once we got on the ride it was such a buzz leaving us wanting to do Red Force again. Be prepared to do this over and over if you have kids, teenagers or mates who are thrill-seekers! Check out some of the videos on youtube and avoid flying birds at all costs.
So what else is there to do in Ferrari Land? Well if you are an adrenalin junkie check out the two Thrill Towers, one bouncing up and one free-falling to the ground. Another attraction is the Pole Position challenge in which you have to change tyres on a Ferrari as quickly as you can. One of the attractions which we didn’t get to experience but would have loved to go on was the Pole Position Challenge. This is a simulator ride in Ferrari where you are racing others (make sure you reserve these as soon as you arrive in the Park as spaces are limited). Don’t forget The Flying Dreams and Racing legends in which you experience the real Ferrari world. Families with smaller Kids will also enjoy Ferrari land with Maranello Race track with a junior championship and Kids podium play area.
My overall opinion of Ferrari Land? I liked it but would recommend that you combine it with a visit to Port Aventura Park next door. You might be disappointed if you just visit Ferrari Land on its own and have made a long journey to get there! Both Parks are fantastic! Make sure you pre-book your entry to Ferrari park as they limit numbers daily.
Unless you are staying in one of the Port Aventura hotels like we did, then the only way to buy a Ferrari Land Entry is a combined two park ticket with Port Aventura.
1 Day two-park ticket is €60 per adult, €52 per child (4-10yrs) and Disabled Visitors €30.
2 Day two park tickets are better valued at €70 per adult, €59 per child (4-10yrs) and Disabled Visitors €35
Other offers are available so ask your Travel Agent or go online.