Merlin Entertainments Group
Park News - (4/6/19) A report from Gardaland has been added to Themeparks-EU showing off the latest changes to the park for the 2019 season. This is all part of the ‘Year of Magic’ promotion at the park to go along with the new Gardaland Magic Hotel opening on May 31st. Other changes include the Foresta Incantata, the Magic Elements show and the new name and magical decor on the park’s former Sequoia Adventure coaster (a rare S&S Screamin’ Squirrel) which has now become Sequoia Magic Loop and features very bright new colors on the trains and the massive supports, which now look more like a collection of brightly colored giant magic wands.
2020 - Legoland Waterpark - (10/19/19) Gardaland has released a new video as a preview of the new LEGOLAND Water Park coming in 2020.
(7/14/19) Gardaland has announced that they will be adding Europe’s first “Legoland Water Park” in 2020. Thus far the Legoland Water Parks have all been built attached to existing Legoland theme parks in California, Florida and Malaysia. So it is really interesting that the first Lego waterpark in Europe, which is home to more Legoland theme parks that anywhere else, would be built completely separate from the existing parks. Weather may play a key role in this choice however as the UK and Denmark locations aren’t exactly in the warmest of climates when compared to Italy.
As the Gardaland is also owned by the parent company behind the Legoland theme parks, this does present an interesting new growth channel for the LEGO parks brand.
(3/14/19) The latest rumors for Gardaland in 2020 suggest that the park may be looking at adding a separate gates waterpark to entertainment guests visiting the resort area and on-site hotels. One early rumor suggests they may be taking inspiration from Alton Towers waterpark, which could mean that this would be an indoor facility for guests to enjoy year-round.