Gardaland, Lago di Garda
Peschiera del Garda is the gateway to Gardaland. Don't get me wrong I did not go to Gardaland. I just noticed lots of adverts for Gardaland when I got off the train at Peschiera del Garda and then noticed the free shuttle buses which leave from just outside the station.
If you have children or you just like theme parks, you may pass through Peschiera del Garda on your way to the theme park.
Gardaland opened in 1975 and includes a Sealife, roller coasters and a hotel among other attractions. If you are not travelling by car then coming from Milan, Verona or Brescia by train and then taking the free bus is probably your best route to the theme park.
Largest theme park in Italy - definately stop here with the kids (or if you're a big kid like me its fine too) with range of rides (30+ in total) and 6 roller coasters.
It's pretty pricey (around 30+€ for a standard ticket) but there are other options and promotions on frequently. There's also an aquarium which you can get access to separately and a hotel on site
I wouldn't recommend going in high season though . Sun stroke aside I imagine the queues would be horrendous as even in April the average queue for rides was about 10 mins. Wait until a bad weather day or off season to go,and go early . It also wouldn't help that people can buy a fast pass for 10€ if they get there early enough which bumps them to the top of the queue - if you don't have that I can imagine it would get really annoying!
Visit the best amusement park in Northern italy, called Gardaland (on the Garda Lake): www.gardaland.it/park/. You can either go by car or take a train up to Peschiera, there you will find free buses to the park. Close to Gardaland there are a number of theme parks: www.lakegarda.com/parks-and-entertainment.php
I suggest spending a few days in the area to visit them.
A fantastic attraction to experience with your friends and family, the adventure and myth of Atlantis. An extraordinary and surprising experience that goes beyond the limits of reality. aboard boats capable of carrying 20 persons, you can explore the mysterious world of Atlantis, with its temples, portals, inscrutable warriors and two dizzying descents.
This is a great ride, one of my favorite. I recommend a seat in the middle of the boat if you don't want to get yourself wet.
Gardaland - Amusement park for everyone, has everything, from adrenaline rides to 3D and even 4D adventures, playgrounds, theme parks, souvenir shops, restaurants....
There is one new attraction each year so every time you come there there will be a new experience.
Entry ticket is 28Euro and kids that are lower than 1meter have free entry. All rides are included in the ticket price, so you can go on any ride you want multiple times. Some shows are not included like Dolphin show and the price is if I remember around 3,5 Euro.
The symbol of the park is cute green dragon Prezzemolo (eng. Parsley) and it's statues and dolls and other souvenirs can be found all around the park.
There are also souvenir shops at the exit of each attraction and souvenirs are "adjusted" to each theme so you can, for example, buy a safari hat, or pharaoh statue....
Anyway, a nice place to spend a day with your family.
I suggest Blue Tornado, Magic Mountain and Sequoia Adventure (although slow, turned upside down feels amazing)
This is not just any house; it's a fascinating, magic house. It seems that a mysterious wizard still lives down there, and that he wants to show everyone the incontestable power of his magic. Inside the Mad House, all of your convictions are turned upside down, through the perfect alteration of all laws of logic and physics. Lights, sounds and special effects will captivate you, for a great, thrilling adventure.
Break the spell of the bewitched house where anything can happen....
This is also a nice attraction, though it is meant for kids but adults will also be amazed, the best part for me was when the room starts to turn up-down, left-right, for a few moments I wasn't sure where I am....
Discover the mystery of ancient civilization. Follow the flow of the impetuous river whilst Buddha and the ferocious animals of the forest watch over you. Enter the cave of the majestic erupting volcano and discover what else lies in store. Challenge the fury of the rapids in the heart of the jungle!
Water stream takes you through the forest, around the volcano and int the cave. 8 people can go into one "boat."
This is a nice ride, but beware, you can easily get all wet because the "boat" has rubber edge and it bumps in the rocks and water splashes and sprays all around....
The 4D Adventure is a cool simulator ride - and although I couldn't really find the 4th dimension, it was a really convincing 3-dimensional experience (we tried the haunted mine ride, but there are several films during the day, so it might be worth to do this ride more than once).
If you like roller coasters, the Blue Tornado in Gardaland is definitely worth to try. It's a really fast inverted roller coaster with lots of sideway spins and maybe two loops (it was way too fast for me to count :-)) - an exhilarating experience.
We didn't have time to try the Magic Mountain and the Sequoia Adventure, but they looked cool too, so next time I'll start with them.
If you came to Lake Garda with kids, you must visit the Gardaland amusement park. Here you will find attractions for the entire family. There are rides suitable for small kids, for teenagers and even for adults...
I have never been on a rollercoaster so this was something I was really looking forward to. Well, it wasn't that much fun for me - just a scary experience with some uncomfortable side effects.
If you ever experienced a Whiplash Syndrome (I did, in a car accident 3 years ago), my advice would be to avoid rollercoaster rides.
This is the newest ride, that evokes the myth of Atlantis. Great set design, quite an adrenaline rush, not allowed for people under 120 and over 190 cm tall. We were waiting in line for one hour, on a hot September day, but they have sprinkler system that works perfectly and cools you with a mist without getting wet. Very enjoyable, actually!
The ride is great, just enough of both fear and delight, some splashing water and fabulous design.
The Gardaland rollercoasters are quite impressive for how small this theme park is. My favorite was the Blue Hurricane, which shoots you upside-down through a spray of water before plummeting sideways over a row of hedges.
Tip: Don't eat lunch before this ride.
Majestic new Art Deco theater seating up to 1300 spectators where you can take part in Broadway Celebration, a review of American musicals made famous by cinema.
There are lots of photo opportunities around the park - the resulting images are perfect souvenirs :-)