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Port Aventura

Port Aventura is the largest amusement Park in Spain and part of a popular resort. Located in the heart of Tarragona, a 10-minute drive from Salou. The sixth most visited amusement Park in Europe, for a year it receives more than three million tourists.

PortAventura opened in 1995. Today is a theme Park with many rides, a water Park, several Golf courses and a huge lake in General, more than one million square meters. The Park continues to evolve and expand. In 2014, the opening of the family attraction “Angkor: adventure in the lost Kingdom”, which is a rafting on an artificial river with a length of 300 meters, full of dangers and wonders of the jungle. In addition, the Spanish Park Port Aventura was honored to be the first European resort to host of the famous Cirque du Soleil.

According to the organizers, PortAventura is divided into 6 areas. Each of them is dedicated to a civilization left a significant mark in history. Continue reading

The man who invented the wheel

The organizers received a lot of responses, but almost all of them were unoriginal — basically it was proposed to build a higher tower. Even Alexander Gustave Eiffel sent his project, which again was limited to the construction higher than the Parisian tower (Burnham received several dozen letters of protest from leading American engineers, perturbed by such unpatriotic approach).

Young engineer George Ferris came up with the idea. Considering various projects, one day during a dinner with colleagues he remembered the wheels of water mills, which saw growing on the Carson river in Nevada. By the end of dinner he was drawing on napkins sketches a giant Ferris wheel with cabins for visitors. Most of his colleagues found the project to be absolutely impossible, but Ferris was persistent. He spent $25 000 of their own funds (at that time a lot of money) for the creation of drawings and the development of precise specifications of structures, and finally, on November 29, 1892, the administration of the exhibition agreed. However, with one condition — unlike the Eiffel tower, whose construction was partially financed by the French government, and Ferris had to find the money to build the wheels (and he succeeded). In addition, the construction was given only 22 weeks (and during golodnostepskiy winter).  Continue reading

Theme parks of Florida

In early February, the whole week I was wandering around the theme parks of Florida – Legoland, Universal Studios, Animal Kingdom, Sea World and Disneyworld. Story about all these parks I was able to compress that into a single post today.

First we visited Legoland, and he has probably left one of the most vivid impressions. Whether because that was the first, whether due to the fact that the youngest loves LEGO and we have a whole house filled with his crafts.

The main feature of Legoland is miniland is, that is famous buildings and cities, built in miniature out of LEGO parts:

Here you can clearly see the scale of buildings:

Everything is thought out and designed to the smallest detail:

On the paths of the Park offer large pieces of LEGO. This is just my copy – 2 camera, smile, shopping bags with lenses and complexion:

The rides in this Park designed for small children. Younger, who on this day was the birthday, and squealed with delight: Continue reading

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