Gardaland: the amusement park of the Garda Lake

If you are looking for a unique amusement park, Gardaland has many surprises in store for you: find out how to get there, prices and useful info for visiting all the attractions

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For those who visit Garda and bring their children with them the strongest temptation is certainly to visit the famous Gardaland: the largest amusement park in Italy, which reserves many attractions, fun activities for children and suggestive scenarios for adults too.

Before making a detour for a trip to Gardaland from Lake Garda, however, it is good to know all the useful information on the park’s offers, ticket prices, how to get there and opening hours.

What is Gardaland and where is it?

This amusement park was inaugurated in 1975 in Castelnuovo del Garda, in the province of Verona. Since then the structures have continuously improved and expanded, always surrounded by greenery and in the most accurate settings; for these reasons it has become one of the top eight theme parks in Europe, visited every year by almost three million people!

Gardaland offers over 40 attractions, designed for every taste and scenario, shows, accommodation and catering services: an excellent organization for the many guests of the amusement park.

The Gardaland Resort also offers a spectacular water park, the Gardaland Sea Life Aquarium which houses over 5,000 marine creatures. The opening of the Legoland Water Park at Gardaland is new, where children can immerse themselves in a flood of Lego bricks, create constructions and experience the many interactive water games between slides and themed areas.

How to get to Gardaland

If you are looking for information on how to reach Gardaland, know that you can easily get to Castelnuovo del Garda, both by means of transport and by car.

By Car

You can take the A4 Milan-Venice motorway.

From Milan: exit at Peschiera del Garda and follow the road signs for Gardaland. After 4 km from the highway exit, you will find the park entrance.

From Venice: exit at the Sommacampagna tollbooth and follow the SS11 with the road signs for Gardaland. The park is located a few kilometers from the motorway exit.

By Airplane

You can reach Gardaland on Lake Garda by getting off at Valerio Catullo Airport in Verona Villafranca or at Orio al serio airport in Orio (BG). Both airports are only a few kilometers away from the park and are served by several direct flights to and from the main Italian and European cities. It is possible to hire a car to get to Gardaland from the airport, with various proposals and offers.

By Train

It’s just as simple: the amusement park is located just 2 kilometers from Peschiera del Garda station, on the Milan-Venice railway line. The station is connected to Gardaland with a free shuttle bus service, and there are return trips every 30 minutes, throughout the Park’s opening hours.

By Bus

If you are on Lake Garda and want to get to the Castelnuovo amusement park, you can also use various local bus lines to reach Gardaland Park. 

Gardaland Park, prices and online ticket offices

You can book the entrance online, thus managing to skip the line at the ticket offices and, in some cases, saving on the ticket price.

The costs to enter Gardaland start from daily admissions of €39.00 online for each adult (€42 at the ticket office), or formulas that include packages such as:

  • Gardaland Park + Gardaland Sea Life Aquarium admissions for 1 or 2 days: for adults €45.00 online and €47.00 at the ticket office
  • Hotel stays + entrance ticket to Gardaland –20% discount which includes a 2-day ticket for the Park and Aquarium, bed and breakfast.

Gardaland Park opening calendar

In addition to the attractions open all year round, there are various events that the park organizes according to different themes, and it is advisable to follow the calendar on the Gardaland website to find out which are the closings and openings, as well as the special events.

Following the classic opening hours of Gardaland Park we know that in January (during the first days of the year until the Epiphany) the Magic Winter days still last, while the park is closed from 7 January to the end of March. The season reopens in April with Magic Spring events, white nights, summer openings until 11pm; in autumn the openings are dedicated to targeted events such as Oktoberfest and the aforementioned Halloween, until early November. Then the park is closed again, and reopens for the classic Magic Winter before and during the Christmas holidays!

Ciao lettore 🙂 Sono Michele, ho 30 anni e vivo sul Lago di Garda, più precisamente a Toscolano Maderno. La passione e la bellezza di questo territorio mi hanno spinto a condividere con voi i miei migliori consigli e tutto ciò che riguarda il Lago di Garda. Se avete bisogno di informazioni ulteriori commentate l'articolo e vi risponderò in 24 ore! Buon viaggio a tutti!


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