Merlin Entertainments Group
Park News - (5/28/13) Starting on June 28th, Gardaland will stay open until 11pm as part of a “Night is Magic” promotion. In addition to special night only shows and attractions, the park is also offering a discount admission ticket into the park for the last five hours (6pm to 11pm) for just €16. The park is also offering a unique evening only season pass as well for €39.
(2/20/13) TheParks.IT reports that Gardaland will open for a special “EuroChocolate” event at the park on March 23 and 24th, with an amazing admission cost of only 15 Euros. Click here to read more.
(1/19/13) If anyone was wondering why Gardaland suddenly closed their Dolphin show attraction, I’m told this has more to do with the overall approach to animal attractions from Gardaland’s owners, Merlin Entertainment. Merlin’s chain-wide approach to animals in their attractions is from a conservation only point of view, preferring to educate while entertaining the attraction guests, rather than having a show simply for entertainment’s sake. The choice to close the dolphin show was apparently something that Merlin had been planning for some time.
(1/18/13) RollerCoasterRevolution reports that Gardaland has closed their Dolphinarium. No word yet on what plans the park may have to replace it with in the future.
(5/1/12) Parksmania has posted a fun POV video of Gardaland’s Fuga Da Atlantide ride… in 3D.
(4/19/12) ParksMania has posted a special new video this week, their first 3D POV video of Raptor. Of course if you don’t have the ability to view in 3D, you can always shut off the 3D and watch in regular 2D.
(3/26/12) RollerCoasterRevolution has posted that Inferis, the walk-through attraction at Gardaland that opened in 2010 has been closed down for good.
2013 - Madagascar Live: It’s Circus Time - (1/10/13) Gardaland will open a new show for 2013 called Madagascar Live: It’s Circus Time. Click here to read more.
Future Projects - Confirmed - (3/8/07) Blackstone / Merlin Entertainment confirmed that in addition to future growth plans that include building a second hotel at the park, they also are looking at building a small indoor Legoland themed attraction.