Lake Garda Amusement Parks

The right places for the whole family fun.

by Marco Ghirello

Lake Garda is home to some of the largest and most famous amusement parks in Italy. Easily reachable from any Garda location, they offer large spaces where you can spend a carefree day, both for adults and especially for children.


Located in the municipality of Castelnuovo del Garda in the province of Verona, Gardaland is without a doubt the most important amusement park on Lake Garda, but also one of the best known nationally and internationally.

Born in 1975 from a brilliant idea of the Veronese entrepreneur Livio Furini, it has been an extraordinary success with the public since the first years of its opening. In 2005, the prestigious American magazine Forbes certified these results, listing Gardaland as the fifth best amusement park in the world.

Over time, the Gardaland amusement park has grown considerably from its original size, always keeping the public's interest very high. This is thanks to the numerous investments made to guarantee each new tourist season, new and spectacular attractions. Some have been present for many years and are in the hearts of many people. Among these, the legendary Transgardaland Express train or the legendary Colorado Boat, set along a real water course, are certainly worth mentioning.

Among the more adrenalin-pumping rides for thrill seekers, we recommend a ride on Blue Tornado, Raptor, Oblivion, Shaman, Magic House and Space Vertigo. Absolutely not to be missed are the Escape from Atlantis, Jumanji - The Adventure, Mammoth, Jungle Rapids, Cinema 4D Experience, Kung Fu Panda Master, Corsairs, and finally the already mentioned Colorado Boat all based on the adventure theme.

Of course, there is no shortage of attractions designed for families with young children and based on the fantasy theme. The Prezzemolo Tree, the Doremifarm, the Volaplano, the Horses Carousel and many others are a daydream for young children.

Via Derna 4, 37014 Castelnuovo del Garda (VR)+39 045 6449777

Gardaland Sea Life Aquarium

Inaugurated in 2008 and located a few steps away from Gardaland's main park, this large space houses 40 themed tanks where it is possible to admire, up close, more than 5,000 creatures belonging to a hundred different species.

A fascinating itinerary designed to make adults and children familiar with the delicate balance that regulates aquatic life. There are interactive games, portholes and child-friendly domes as well as a splendid transparent underwater tunnel through which you can watch the fish swim around.

Via Derna 4, 37014 Castelnuovo del Garda (VR)+39 045 6449777

Movieland - The Hollywood Park

Located in the municipality of Lazise in the province of Verona, this splendid theme park is not far from the above-mentioned Gardaland park and is part of the CanevaWorld Resort, a vast entertainment site that also includes the well-known Caneva Aquapark.

A peculiar feature of this park is the setting up of some film sets in full American style, where visitors watch the staging of some spectacular actions performed by professional stuntmen, as if they were inside a Hollywood movie.

A truly immersive experience that we recommend to try, but at Movieland there are also numerous attractions suitable for families and the more daring. Among the most adrenaline-pumping are the rollercoaster Diabolik Invertigo, the Hollywood Action Tower, the Space Mission Orbit, Asylum - Katharina's Revenge and Holmes Hotel. There are also attractions suitable for adults and children such as the Kitt SuperJet or the Troncosaurus, but the park also offers many other rides and we highly recommend a visit.

Via Fossalta 58, Lazise (VR)+39 045 6969900

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