Works are undergoing for Port Aventura’s new family attraction for 2014. Since the park’s official announcement for the ride several speculations on the net pointed to a water attraction (coaster or water splash battle). However, according to our sources it will be a watercoaster (a roller coaster that combines stretches of water to dry), constructed by German company Mack rides and will also become the highest in Europe. The water coaster will be much higher than the one’s at Europa Park, Aquashow or even the top ride at brazilian park Mirabilandia that has a height of 60 meters (see the prediction of a fan in this video and the constructions works diary in this one). The ride will be located right next to Shambhala and will be included in Polynesia land.
Update: Port Aventura finally revealed the secret and they’ve done it again. It´s neither a water coaster, nor a water splash battle: the new ride it will be an interactive boat ride called Angkor and it’s being constructed as we predicted by Mack Rides. Here’s a rough translation of the announcement from Port Aventura’s web site :
This season comes to theme park PortAventura a new attraction designed to live and enjoy with the whole family.
The novelty of Port Aventura in this new season is a boat ride back to beatthat record to be the longest circuit in Europe!
Inspired by the great temple of Angkor , considered the largest religious structure ever built and one of the most important archaeological treasures of the world , this new adventure of PortAventura will transport you to unimaginable places to discover unique and unforgettable experiences .
Get on the boat in the temple and start your adventure while crossing the jungle! Gun shoots water pythons , monkeys and tiger found in the temple for which deviate your path with the boat. By following the path of the water channel , you will enter into a real town where you have to continue to target to get their people deviate from your path. And in the end , you’re in the naval battle. Are you going to lose?
With this announcement the water coaster probably will be pushed to 2015.
As we commented on the post earlier the Park registered the name (Erawan) in Spanish Patent Registry that in Hindu mythology is a three-headed white elephant and a renouned waterfall in Thailand (see photo).