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Gardaland

Key information

Location:
Castelnuovo del Garda, Italy

Opening date: 
Jul 19, 1975

Operator:
Merlin Entertainments Group

Official website:
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One of Europe's top 10 theme parks, Gardaland is located close to the popular resorts that line Lake Garda. While it includes major roller coasters Blue Tornado and Raptor in its line-up, the park places a greater emphasis on theming that many of its European rivals. This can be seen on attractions such as the interactive, Egyptian-themed dark ride Ramses: Il Risveglio, as well the stunning water coaster Fuga da Atlantide.

History: Gardaland opened to the public in July 1975, with a gradual period of expansion taking place over the proceeding decades. Magic Mountain, the park's first major roller coaster, debuted in 1985. 1998 saw the introduction of the Space Vertigo drop tower, the Flying Island observation tower, the Blue Tornado roller coaster and the Jungle Rapids water ride. The park was acquired by Merlin Entertainments Group, which owns other European theme parks such as Alton Towers and Heide Park, in 2006.

Top Rides and Shows:

Mammut
Your rating: None (10 votes)
0 reviews
TransGardaland Express
Your rating: None (2 votes)
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Magic Mountain
Your rating: None (8 votes)
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Fuga da Atlantide
Your rating: None (9 votes)
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Jungle Rapids
Your rating: None (9 votes)
0 reviews

Top Restaurants:

Carovana dei Dolci
Your rating: None (40 votes)
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Self Aladino
Your rating: None (46 votes)
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Raptor Kebab
Your rating: None (54 votes)
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Bar Aladino
Your rating: None (38 votes)
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Pizzeria Saloon
Your rating: None (53 votes)
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More information:

New attraction opening dates
Find out the latest confirmed and rumored opening dates for new rides at Gardaland.

Refurbishment schedule
Check for any scheduled temporary ride closures at Gardaland.

Latest News:

Disney Parks in management shake-up, Holiday World renames its new attraction for 2013 and Disneyland Paris plans a host of updates.

Italy's Gardaland will debut a new live show based on the popular Madagascar animated movies in 2013, dubbed Madagascar Live! It's Circus Time.

Gardaland has confiremd that it will open a new 4-D experience, Ice Age Dawn of the Dinosaurs – The 4-D Experience, in March 2012.

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