The original idea of an amusement park on the banks of Lake of Garda was conceived at the beginning of the 70s by Livio Furini. An entrepreneur from Verona inspired by a recent visit to Disneyland in California.
Thanks to his spirit of initiative Livio Furini ended up, a few years later, on the 19th July 1975, inaugurating this Amusement Park. Unexpectedly it became soon the Number 1 amusement destination in Italy!
In 2008, Gardaland Sea Life was created, a park dedicated to marine species, thus expanding the offer of what to do in Gardaland. Sea Life Aquarium is located right next to Gardaland Park and has a separate entrance. A great opportunity during rainy days or to give your children (or yourself) the chance to walk around with a biologist and discover these fascinating species.
- When Gardaland opened in 1975, the mascotte Prezzemolo also was born: a green dragon created to defend of the Castle and symbol of the park. Prezzemolo, as we know him today, was designed by the talented cartoonist, Lorenzo De Pretto.
- It took 3 years and 30 Italian and American companies to build the Corsari attraction. In the 90s it was the most expensive attraction in the world!
- In 2004 Gardaland achieved the following record: being the first Italian amusement park to create its own themed hotel, the Gardaland Hotel.
- In 2005, Gardaland Park has been ranked fifth in the top ten amusement parks in the world with the best turnover by Forbes Magazine. It also obtained the title of the third most visited European park after Disneyland Resort Paris and Europa Park.
WHAT TO DO IN GARDALAND
What could be better than a day spent with the family to have fun at one of the most famous amusement parks in Europe? Rides for all ages, roller coasters and fantastic shows await you at Gardaland. Inside the park you will now also find MINILAND AND LEGOLAND!
Legoland is the first Waterpark in Europe where the little ones can realize their constructions while having fun with the water games of their height.
A waterpark within the entertainment park, to cool yourself down during the hot summerdays. Legoland, in fact, is located inside the Gardaland park and admission is possible by purchasing a ticket for Gardaland Park and a separate ticket for Legoland Waterpark.
For the Italy lovers, Miniland is definitely worth a visit! With over 4 million LEGO bricks, this themed area has built the most beautiful and iconic Italian monuments in miniature. A chance to admire the Colosseum, the Tower of Pisa and more!
By purchasing your ticket here, you not only save money, but also time at the entrance!
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