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Park News - (9/7/21) The park’s Ramses: The Awakening dark ride was unexpectedly closed back in June to make way for a new attraction in 2022.
2021 - Legoland Waterpark - Delayed to 2021 Season - (7/18/21) Originally intended to open for the 2020 season, Gardaland has now finally opened their new Legoland themed waterpark. The new park addition features colorful new slides, LEGO themed play areas and even a small Miniland. Follow the link to see pictures and read more about the details at BlooLoop.
(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.
2022 - Jumanji / Jungle Themed Family Coaster - Rumor - (9/7/21) Screamscape sources tell us that Gardaland in Italy may be looking into adding a new Jumanji themed ride for the 2022 season, most likely a small themed family roller coaster experience. According to our source it may be from Zierer and be similar to Huracan at Bellewaerde Park, with a small minimal indoor themed area and outdoor unthemed track sections.
Look for the new attraction to take the place of the now closed Ramses: The Awakening dark ride that was unexpectedly closed back in June, and they expect that the Egyptian themed facade will be reworked to have a new Jungle theme. The proposed timeline will see the early pre-work finished by October and installation of the new roller coaster track and supports to start immediately afterwards.
However, don’t expect an official announcement about what is coming to take place until closer to December. With another rumored top secret Jumanji themed attraction also set to be built for the 2023 season at sister park, Chessington in the UK, they are unlikely to be in any hurry to release the details about Gardaland’s project until work is well under way.