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Watch your back Paramount Murcia !

Tue 19th Mar 2013
Watch your back Paramount Murcia !

Spain's only profitable theme park - PortAventura - looks set to build on the continued woes of the Paramount Murcia project.

The Tarragona based park attracted a total of 3.8 million visitors in 2012, representing a 3% growth on 2011, with 35% of all visitors being from overseas.

Port Aventura have also recently announced the intention to invest a further €75 Million at the park over the next 5 years, where they expect growth from foreign visitors will increase to reach 50% of the total.

The Park's family themed area SésamoAventura, the Gold River Hotel Resort and the tallest roller coaster in Europe Shambhala - which alone cost €25 Million - have all been instrumental in seeing foreign visitor numbers grow from 13% of the total in 1995.

The French were the most numerous of all foreign visitors at 45% of the total - the majority driving to the area from the south of France, whereas the Russians made up 25% of the total in 2012. However, the Russians were also the fastest growing demographic - up by 75% on the previous year.

The UK and Eire made up 20% of all foreign visitors to the park last year.

The Park will also build a new water park - playing host to Europe's tallest waterslide - together with a further 2'000 bed Hotel and Convention Center on the 173 acres still owned by PortAventura and available for development.

What's more the park is within a 2 hour drive of 4 airports - 5 When / If Castellon Airport opens and close to the center of Barcelona.

What have you got to say to that Paramount Murcia ?

Comment on this Story

And PortAventura HAS delivered most of what they promised over previous years.
Tyler - Sat, 23rd Mar 2013
At least PortAventura already has Reus airport open - and looks likely to have Castellon by the end of 2013 - where Paramount Murcia will be lucky to have either San Javier OR Corvera at the rate things are going. Too many broken promises for anybody to believe or get optimistic about i'm afraid.
S Shaw - Wed, 20th Mar 2013
Paramount Murcia or PortAventura ? I know who my money is on !
Robster - Tue, 19th Mar 2013

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