- From 18 September until 14 November, the spirit of the ‘Night of the Dead’ will reign at the resort, which will include a Halloween Passport to enjoy the season’s offerings.
- The highlight of the new additions, designed for thrill-seekers, will be the La Muerte Viva passage, inspired by ancient Mexican legends and recreated in a terrifying old rural hacienda.
- Visitors will also be able to enjoy the theme park’s legendary shows and other passages, such as La Isla Maldita, Apocalipsis Maya, Halloween Forever, Horror in Texas, REC® Experience and Bang Bang Halloween.
- More than 9 million people have visited PortAventura World in recent years to enjoy its unique Halloween entertainment.
PortAventura World, 31 August 2021.- PortAventura World has everything ready to kick off Halloween, the most eagerly awaited event of the year for both visitors and the theme park itself. From 18 September until 14 November, the resort will delight its most daring customers with a full programme of activities, crammed with new additions that will “make their hair stand on end”. In addition, the Halloween Passport can be booked to access 4 of
the 5 special passages for this season.
Visitors, both young and old, will be able to enjoy shows and attractions tailored to their tastes and the level of adrenaline they are willing to experience in the 21st edition of Halloween at PortAventura World. Over 48 terrifyingly fun days, visitors will have access to completely original shows, sets and performances created with the intention of awakening a rollercoaster of sensations.
Fresh from the universe of Mexican legends and horror comes the resort’s big attraction for this season, the La Muerte Viva passage. A colourful and exciting experience that will delight thrill-seekers. The route passes through the heart of an old rural hacienda, encountering, thanks to performances by more than 20 actors, mourning widows, corpse brides and other terrifying beings in a highly original take on the Mexican festival of ‘Day of the Dead’. This is the first passage in Europe to focus on the horror universe of Mexico.
In addition, more than a dozen mythical characters from the collective imagination of the world of terror will roam the theme park during these atmospheric weeks. It will also be possible to enjoy some of the resort’s best-known attractions, such as La Isla Maldita – more than a kilometre long and unique in Europe, which opened in 2019 -, Apocalipsis Maya, and the shows Halloween Forever, Horror in Texas, REC® Experience and Bang Bang Halloween.
David García, Managing Director and CCO of PortAventura World, said: “We are happy to be able to celebrate this year’s Halloween season. It is one of our customer’s favourite times of the year when we offer one of our best and most successful products”. He explained that “our Halloween offer is unparalleled in Europe, and this year we’re rounding it off with a unique passage: La Muerte Viva (The Living Dead). Our team has worked incredibly hard to create this season’s atmosphere and shows, which are so popular with horror lovers and families alike. I hope and expect that all this work will provide a memorable experience for our customers.
A terrifying and pioneering venture in equal parts
PortAventura World has been organising special activities to celebrate Halloween since 2000. Since then, more than 9 million people have visited the park to enjoy one of the most spectacular events of the season, in a pioneering venture in Spain. This is a period during which the number of visits to the resort increases notably as well as the booking of packages that include an overnight stay in the complex.
Prioritising visitor safety, also at Halloween
PortAventura World has demonstrated in recent months that fun is not incompatible with safety and security within the complex, and Halloween will be no exception. In keeping with its commitment to protect the health of both its customers and its employees and to provide a safe leisure offer, the organisation has reduced the capacity of its theatres and has established a rigorous protocol for putting on make-up and costumes, which will include masks specially designed for the new reality.
Likewise, the rest of the measures and protocols established as part of its COVID-19 contingency plan, in which the company has invested more than 5 million euros, will be maintained within the resort, controlling at all times the social distancing, the temperature of the visitors and the use of masks in all the facilities.
About PortAventura World Parks & Resort
PortAventura World Parks & Resort is one of the largest family leisure and holiday destination resorts in Europe and throughout its 26-year history has welcomed over 90 million visitors. With a privileged location close to Barcelona, the resort operates five 4-star themed hotels and one 5-star themed hotel (PortAventura Hotels) with around 2,500 rooms, and a convention centre (PortAventura Convention Centre) with capacity for up to 6,000 people. The range of leisure facilities on offer also includes 3 golf courses (two of which were designed by Greg Norman) and a Beach Club with direct access to the beach. PortAventura World Parks & Resort is also home to a leading theme park, water park and the only Ferrari Land park in Europe, with a range of internationally-renowned attractions.