Zoosafari is a mix of animal safari and theme park on the Southern Italian coast near the heel of Italy.
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Zoosafari's big attraction is its expansive safari which visitors can drive around in their own cars. However, there is also a sizeable amusement park to explore as well.
The park is set on a hillside, meaning there is quite a bit of climbing steps involved in navigating between the various levels.
A climb to the top is well worth it though to take a ride on the park's Eurofighter rollercoaster, imaginatively named Eurofighter (or "Eurofigther" as an unfortunate mistake on the ride sign has it). Although it is a fairly standard Eurofighter layout, it still feels quite special. You certainly can't fault the views from the top of the vertical lift.
Less welcome is Mirage Rosso, an inverted coaster from Fabbri. There are only two other rollercoasters of this model anywhere in the world - one in China and one in Kazakhstan. It's not surprising that it hasn't been a best seller. If you think Vekoma SLCs are bad, you'll think again after riding this. It beats you up every opportunity it gets, and then smacks you in the head a few more times just because it can.
Thankfully, much more pleasant is Zoosafari's classic Zyklon Galaxi, known as Montagne Russe. Now over thirty years old, it still gives a good ride and feels like an old steel rollercoaster should.
Several theme parks in Italy seem obsessed by model dinosaurs and Zoosafari is no exception, although its display can be seen alongside the rather quirky and out-of-place museum of various old fashioned arts, crafts, machinery and, well, junk. It's not bad, it's just all a bit odd. Amongst farming machinery and an old cash register, there is even a display of chastity belts. You don't see those at many theme parks, or indeed in many museums!
Unrideably rough inverted coaster from Fabbri
Great example of a Eurofighter rollercoaster
Classic Zyklon Galaxi coaster
Compact whitewater rapids ride
Museum of old fashioned arts and crafts (and other junk)