Fiabilandia is a small regional theme park which celebrates fairy stories and fantasy through a series of imaginary worlds and magical rides.
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Fiabilandia is one of Italy's oldest theme parks, and is located next to the Italian coast near San Marino. It officially opened in 1966, although there was also a small group of temporary attractions on the site the previous year.
The park is laid out in a circle around Lake Bernardo, a former gravel pit. Attractions are roughly split across four lands - Medieval, Eastern, Pirates and the Wild West - but these are indistinct in places.
Fiabilandia's largest ride is la Miniera d'Oro (The Gold Mine), a rollercoaster set in a gold mine, which feels like a cut down version of Disneyland's Big Thunder Mountain. Other highlights include il Castello di Mago Merlino (The Castle of Magician Merlin), a dark ride through Merlin's castle; la Valle degli Gnomi (The Valley of the Gnomes), a long kiddie rollercoaster shaped like a caterpillar which travels through caves inhabited by dwarves and other creatures; and il Lago del Sogno (the Lake of Dreams), a slow boat trip past giant flowers and colourful spinning umbrellas which ends up inside a dragon said to be the guardian of the lake.
The central lake makes for a beautiful setting, and there is plenty of waterborne wildlife to watch in between experiencing the park's various rides. It's a theme park aimed predominantly at small children, but the park's recently installed log flume and wild mouse rollercoaster will appeal to older children and adults.
Giant kiddie rollercoaster through the valley of the gnomes
Boat trip across the Lake of Dreams
Mine train rollercoaster
Wild West show
Spinning Wild Mouse rollercoaster
Dark ride through Merlin's castle
Boat trip across the lake