Photo TR : Italian parks May 16-18, 2007

TR's Mirabilandia, Gardaland & Movieland : 190 pictures !
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Photo TR : Italian parks May 16-18, 2007

Postby Groteslurf » Sun May 20, 2007 6:19 am

Last week we visited Mirabilandia, Gardaland & Movieland.

May 16 : Mirabilandia

After a 2,5 hours drive from our hotel at the Gardalake, we arrived at Mirabilandia.
All 3 parks where firsttimers for us and we decided to go for the coasterpark on the first day. The theming in the park was better than we expected, especially the entrance street and the Katun theming.

Here are the pictures.



Important : as this is my first tr, i obviously entered the pictures in reverse order ( = preview order). Sorry about that. Iso re-entering the pictures in the correct order, plse look at the Mirabilandia pictures in reverse order !!
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Construction Raratonga
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New attraction Raratonga which was not open yet.
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Mirabilandia Beach which was still closed during our visit. Opening again June 2.
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... really soaked.
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... where you get ...
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Niagara ...
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Rio Bravo
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funny theming
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Beautiful cars ... euh boats
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Autosplash
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Eurowheel
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Family Adventure
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Huge theming
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Ghostville darkride
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Leprotto Express
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Explorer
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Monosaurus
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Columbia & Discovery
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Sierra Tonante. I liked this woodie. Strange trains though.
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Impressive theming.
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Katun is now my favourite inverted B&M after Nemesis.
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...more mainstreet theming...
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Mainstreet ...
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Mirabilandia entrance.

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Postby AlmereStars » Sun May 20, 2007 6:33 am

great photo's! love the car wash :D:D

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Postby IwantRevenge » Sun May 20, 2007 7:09 am

Great TR, Katurn looks amazing. THat log flume also has some unqiue themeing to it, very nice ^.^

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Postby Inferno Insane » Sun May 20, 2007 8:38 am

Nice report and photos and seeing some of the others rides at Mirabilandia. I never got to see much apart from credit whoring the coasters. Just couldn’t get away from Katun the 2nd best invert I been on as it never had a queue the two day I was there.

I see Katapult has left, shame never got to ride that as it was close :(

I look forward to next visit and try the others rides there again sometime in October, unless again the park is dead one’s again :lover:
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Postby Disney Dood » Sun May 20, 2007 8:45 am

I would really like to ride Katun some day, it's very high up on my hit list. Nice TR. Mirabilandia seems like such a nice park....

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Postby Groteslurf » Sun May 20, 2007 9:24 am

May 17 : Gardaland

Gardaland was only 2 kms from our hotel, so we arrived at openingtime. We were very surprised to see huge crowds and terrible lines for buying tickets. We did not understand why Gardaland had opened only approx 6 of 26 pay-desks with such lines. Once inside the park, we had to wait maximum 5 minutes for the attractions so the crowds inside the park were excellent.
Coasterwise, this is not the best parc but there some other excellent attractions and great themings, sometimes even a bit overthemed imo.

Here the pictures, this time in the correct order ;)
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The themings starts already when you leave the parking lot.
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Still before the entrance.
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The entrance.
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TransGardaland Express.
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Rio Bravo
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Artificial 'Tree of life'. Inside is a madhouse.
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random theming
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cool station
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4D movie where there are shown 3 different movies. We saw the mine coaster movie.
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The amazing I Corsari
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Inside, under the ground is a huge darkride in boats. Amazing theming and especially the last scene made me feel as if i was really underwater. Great attraction.
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La Valle dei RE, Valley of the king if my italian is correct : another nice darkride.
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Time Voyagers : the new 4D attraction with seats giving you a simulator feeling.
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Space Vertigo
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Flying Island
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Canyons ride
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Tunga boatride
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Construction of the 2008 coaster.
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From the Flying Island you can actually see Movieland, the park we would visit the day after.
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Blue Tornado
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Magic Mountain & Sequoia Adventure
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Sequoia Adventure : great for taking pictures but an absolute pointless coaster.
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Ortobruco Tour
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Peter Pan ride
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Another cooling station
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Colorado Boat
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Jungle Rapids
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A well themed river rapid...
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Fuga da Atlantide
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Certainly one of the best themed waterrides i've seen...
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Theming !!
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You actually don't get really wet ...
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Only a pitty that the boats are poorly themed.
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exit Mirabilandia.

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Postby coasterdude5 » Sun May 20, 2007 9:28 am

Great TR, Katun looks like a massive coaster, you got some great shots of it.
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Postby Groteslurf » Sun May 20, 2007 11:48 am

May 18 : Movieland

The smallest park of the 3 parks we visited but imo the most charming : although the crowds were minimal, there was a LOT of live entertainment all day around. I sometimes wondered whether Movieland has the right licences for all the names and characters in the park.
It is a growing park and hopefully they will be able to add some major attractions & coasters in the next years. The park will then definitely will become a very interesting park.

Here are the pictures, again in the correct order.

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Benny
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Movieland entrance
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Charming pay-desks.
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First show we did : Movie Magic. I do not recommend this show if you don't understand italian. And even if you do speak italian, i think the show is not worth while.
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The new attraction : Tomb Raider Machine was not open yet. You could however get a free ticket to come back when it would be open (btw, Mirabilandia is doing the same)
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The Terminator
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Blues Brothers entertainment
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Imo the top attraction of Movieland : Horror House.
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In a dark maze under the ground, you have close encounters with Freddie Krueger, Hannibal Lector, ... There is even an onride picture taken with one of the actors.
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Another show : Zorro.
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Back to the future theming.
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'Back to the backstage' ride : the train stops 3-4 times where they tell the story of Back to the future.
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From the backstage ride, you can see the backside of the Stuntmen Academy/Rambo show stadium.
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Stuntmen Academy. With nice cheerleaders.
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U-571 Submarine simulator.
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You enter a bunker where you see a submarine in the water. Suddenly an air attack starts and you have to run to the officer on the submarine and enter the submarine where the simulator is. Very well themed ride.
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The officer meeting a princess.
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Again the princess. Also Snowwhite was wandering around in the park but i don't have a picture of her.
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Weird plastic dinosaur theming in the X-city part of the park.
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Log flume in X-city colours.
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This is a ...
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... coaster ......
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.. and this is ...
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... not a coaster.
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Dukes theming
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Terminator 2 : 5D
I guess the fifth dimensions are the real actors in the show/movie.
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Magma : fantastic ride and effects.
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Scooby Doo
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Rambo show actors
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The bad guys arresting visitors out of their seats.
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Here are the 3 arrested visitors.
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Rambo action
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At the end of the show, a Stallone look-a-like showed up.
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Peter Pan stage
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Batman theming
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Jack Sparrow
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Actors making publicity for their Medieval Times dinner show.
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Medieval Times theatre
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Movieland's waterpark Aquaparadise which opened the season the day after our visit.

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Postby kennywood!007 » Sun May 20, 2007 12:12 pm

Great Photo TR! The pictures are awesome.

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Postby PKI Jizzman » Sun May 20, 2007 12:54 pm

Awesome TR! Katun looks like a sick invert, and the park looks beautiful! Same with Gardaland, that rapids ride looks superb!

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