Gardaland, Raptor Circuit

Key Information

Castelnuovo del Garda, Italy
Merlin Entertainments Group
Opening Date
Jul 19,1975
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 than many of its European rivals. This can be seen on attractions such as their new dark ride  - Jumanji the Adventure which replaced their interactive, Egyptian-themed dark ride Ramses: Il Risveglio in 2022, as well the stunning water coaster Fuga da Atlantide.

Park 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


Prezzemolo Magic Village

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Fuga da Atlantide

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Jungle Rapids

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Oblivion: The Black Hole

12 Votes
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Top Places To Eat

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Pizzeria Saloon

57 Votes
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Prezzemolo Land Play Bar

4 Votes
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Ristoranti Aladino

55 Votes
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Aladino Coffee Bar

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Merlin Stube

68 Votes
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