Ride a raft along the tumultuous waters of the Colorado River...
|Park Area||Far West|
|Type||River Rapids Ride|
|Audience||Older Families and Thrillseekeers|
|Opened||1 May 1995|
PortAventura's Grand Canyon Rapids takes visitors on a journey down the magnificient Colorado River at the height of the Gold Rush.
The rapids ride was built by Intamin and opened at PortAventura in 1995 - the same time as the park itself. It features round boats which seat up to nine riders each as they crash over multiple rapids, pass through narrow rock canyons and dodge (or sometimes not dodge!) crashing waterfalls.
Theming around the ride is good, with the "reproduction" of the Grand Canyon set alongside various mining props including minecarts and the like.
While the rapids can be quite stormy at times, the ride is not usually overly drenching - although there are some waterfalls and water sprays that might make it a little less dry than would otherwise be the case!
As one of several water rides at PortAventura, Grand Canyon Rapids is a fun and popular ride, especially as a way of cooling off on a hot Spanish day.
Grand Canyon loading station
Boarding the boats
Each boat seats up to nine riders
Floating through the Canyon
Grand Canyon theming
The ride sits in PA's Far West area