Luis Enrique surprises the team with a family visit to PortAventura theme park

La plantilla i el cos tècnic al complet al parc temàtic PortAventura Resort / MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB
The full Barça team and their family members make an unexpected trip to the resort

The FC Barcelona squad got quite the surprise on Friday — a day of fun at PortAventura, a theme park located to the south of Barcelona, the idea for which came from their head coach, Luis Enrique, and which was very well received by the team. The coaching staff’s philosophy holds that unconventional days like these are part of the team’s training. It’s not every day that a group of world-class footballers can enjoy a day of fun with their loved ones. Friday’s visit was to PortAventura, the most visited theme park in Spain and one of the most visited in Europe.

The park, which at this time of year is only open on weekends, granted the team special access. While touring the areas of Polynesia, China, Mexico, the Far West, the Mediterranean and even Sesame Street, the treble-winners and their families were also able to enjoy the park’s biggest attractions: the Shambhala and Dragon Khan roller coasters, and the Hurakan Condor giant drop ride, among others. This is the first time the whole team has attended a family theme park together with family.