Gardaland is the biggest and most famous amusement park in Italy, with almost 40 attractions for kids and adults, five theaters and show areas, restaurants, a hotel and even an Aquarium (Gardaland Sea Life). Gardaland is easily accessible from all nearby towns, such as Lazise, Bardolino and Peschiera del Garda.
The park is divided into different thematic areas, inspired by different stories or movies, such as Camelot, Kung Fu Panda Academy, Peppa Pig Land, Rio Bravo (in Mexican style), the Fantasy Kingdom, and many others.
Gardaland is located in Castelnuovo del Garda, near the highway exit and train station of Peschiera del Garda: a free shuttle bus service will take you from the station to the park every 30 minutes. The park mascot, Prezzemolo, will welcome you with open arms!
Gardaland offers a wide choice of rides, classified in Fantasy, Adventure, and Adrenalyn, depending on what you’re looking for (and age groups). Here are the most famous!
Prezzemolo’s Tree, the Magic House (Fantasy)
It’s the first attraction you see while entering the Park. You can visit the house of the Park mascot, Prezzemolo, located on a magic tree, but also explore its mysterious dungeons.
It’s surrounded by water slides and provided also with a water cannon, to defend the realm from its enemies!
Blue Tornado (Adrenalyn)
It’s one of the most famous attractions in Gardaland. Blue Tornado is an adrenalinic roller coaster that will let you experience the thrills of a Top Gun pilot, riding at 80 km per hour (50 miles per hour).
If you want more adrenalyn, you can try the other two famous roller coasters of the Park: Oblivion and Raptor.
The Corsairs – The vengeance of the ghost (Adventure)
If you’re looking for adventure, the pirates themed area is the right place for you: you will travel along an underground river that leads to the Island of Tortuga.
Here, you’ll meet pirates, skeletons, sea monsters, and you’ll take part in battles and fightings.
Kung Fu Panda Academy (Fantasy)
Are you a Kung Fu Panda fan? Come meet legendary Po and all his friends! You will learn how to master the noble Kung Fu art, and you’ll become a Dragon Warrior.
You can also try the new roller coaster and fly in Kung Fu Panda’s soup bowls.
Jungle Rapids (Adventure)
Are you ready to ride through the rapids and the ancient temples of a mysterious jungle? Jump on the rubber dinghy and prepare yourself to get wet!
The River is waiting for you: you will sail it through the ruins of an ancient asian village.
Both Gardaland Park and Gardaland Sea Life Aquarium are open every day from the beginning of March to end of September. During the rest of the year, the Aquarium is usually open in the weekend.
The opening times depend on the season: the Aquarium is usually open from 10 am to 6 pm; the Park is open from 10 am to 6 pm in spring, and from 10 am to 11 pm in summer. If you’re planning a visit, always remember to check the opening times and days on the official website of Gardaland.
First of all, we suggest to buy your tickets online to save money and time at the entrance. Here are the most common options:
- Gardaland 1 day: € 38 (adults) or € 34 (reduced - for children up to 10 years)
- Gardaland 2 days: € 52 (adults) or € 46 (reduced)
- Gardaland + Sea Life Aquarium (1-2 days): €44 (adults) or €38 (reduced)
- Season Passes: from €49 to €85, depending on the option chosen.
Due to its position, Gardaland is easily reachable however you decide to get there.
Arriving by car:
- From the A4 highway (Milan – Venice): take the exit “Peschiera del Garda”
- From the A22 highway (Modena – Brenner): take the exit “Affi” and continue towards Peschiera del Garda
- From Upper Garda: take the State Road “Gardesana Orientale” and take the exit “Castelnuovo – Gardaland”
Arriving by train:
Railway station Peschiera del Garda (Milan – Venice line). A bus shuttle (every 30 minutes) will take you to the Park.
Arriving by plane:
Verona Airport “Valerio Catullo” is only 20 minutes from Gardaland.
Are you a big fan of adventure parks? You can also consider a visit to one of the others amusement parks close by: if you like Hollywood movies, you’ll be happy to hear that there’s a themed Park called Movieland, with actors, stuntmen and all the Hollywood magic.
If you happen to be on the Lake during summer, you can find relief from heat in Caneva Aquapark, with water slides and pools. Fun is always guaranteed!