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Park News - (11/16/20) So what’s going on in Gardaland? According to a post by the Gardland Park Fan Page, it appears that several large track sections from the park’s Shaman coaster have been removed. The Vekoma looper first opened at the park in 1985 as Magic Mountain and saw the old trains replaced with modern Vekoma rolling stock over the 2008/2009 seasons, and an optional VR enhancement added in 2017. The park has not announced they were planning to retire Shaman, so it looks like they will be replacing the track in certain areas before they reopen in 2021.
Anyone know more?
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.