The largest theme park in Italy with an amazing array of rides both wet and dry and its famous delightful see life centre for a wonderful day out
For the young, and young at heart, a trip to the Lake Garda region wouldn't be complete without a day of adventure and thrills at Italy's most popular theme park, Gardaland.
Ranked 5th in the top 10 amusement parks in the word, this vast resort has high energy thrill rides, family rides, shows and attractions spread out over ten different themed areas across 113 acres. There really is something for everyone.
There are four high thrill rollercoasters sure to challenge even the bravest rider. Fly through the air as you take on the Blue Tornado, plunge to the depths on Oblivion Black Hole, test your nerve in the vertical drop of the Raptor, or take on the twists and turns of the Shaman.
Family riders will love the Mammut coaster, the thrilling San Andreas 4D cinema experience. and the spooky I Carsari. Or get their thrills in one of the three major water rides, Fuga da Atlantide, Jungle Rapids and Colorado Boat.
Younger visitors will love the many themed fun lands on offer. There's the newly opened Peppa Pig Land, featuring all their favourite characters and fun rides. Kung Fu panda Land has a fun coaster and rides. For younger ones there's the Funny Express and Doremifarm. And all youngsters will love cooling off in Prezemmoland and L'Albero di Prezzemolo, packed with water slides and fountains, perfect for a sunny day.
The park features its own Sealife Aquarium featuring a tropical lagoon, interactive tanks, a turtle shelter and coral reef. A separate entry fee applies; but is well worth it.
The park is well served by a large selection of themed restaurants and pizzerias, bars and kiosks, as well as gluten free and vegan kiosks.
Tickets can be bought on the gate, but if you purchase tickets through the website 7 days in advance you can save money on the entry price. If planning on going for more than one (but not consecutive days) it's worth looking into a season pass which will probably work out cheaper. Due to its popularity, Gardaland can get extremely busy, especially during August. If planning to visit at this time, it may be worth investing in an express pass to skip the long queues.
Gardaland is conveniently situated at the southern end of Lake Garda just outside the lakeside resort of Peschiera del Garda. The nearest airports are at Verona (22km) and Brescia (44km) The nearest station is in Pescheria del Garda and there is a free shuttle bus running form here to the park. If arriving by car from Milan or Venice on the A4 motorway exit at Peschiera del Garda and the park is just a few kilometres away.
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