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Gardaland | Visitor Information At A Glance

Gardaland
  • What are Gardaland opening hours?
    Gardaland hours vary according to time of year, but the general opening time is 10 AM onwards. Last entry is two hours before park closing time.
  • Where is Gardaland located?
    Gardaland is located on the shores of Lake Garda in Verona, Italy. The address is 67014 Castelnuovo del Garda, Verona, Italy. View on maps.
  • How many visitors does Gardaland see per year?
    Each year, Gardaland sees approximately 3 millions visitors.

What are Gardaland Opening Hours?

The park usually opens around 10 AM. On some days during winter, the park also opens at 10:30 AM.

Closure: Gardaland is closed for several days at a stretch during the winter months. Hence, it is advisable to check during booking to know the exact timings applicable at the time of your visit.

NOTE: The ticketing office closes two hours before park closing.

What's The Best time to Visit Gardaland?

The best time to visit Gardaland is on weekdays during the lean seasons (September to May). Weekdays generally see lesser crowds, allowing for a more immersive experience. Arriving right at the time when the gates open is ideal, as the park is quieter and the weather is pleasant.

During peak season, from June to September, the park can get busy on weekends, with larger crowds and longer wait times. For the best experience, consider visiting Gardaland on a weekday morning during the lean season. This strikes the right balance between fewer crowds and optimal weather, ensuring a fun-filled and memorable experience at Italy’s best theme park.

Where is Gardaland Located?

Getting to Gardaland in Verona

Train

By Public Transportation

By Train: Board the Regionale, Frecciarossa, Trenord or Italo trains from Verona’s Porta Nuovo station. From there, the Pescheira del Garda stations is a 15-20 minute rideaway. From there, you can either take a bus or free shuttle service to Gardaland.

By Bus: From the bus station outside Pescheira del Garda, take the 484, 483 and 164 towards Malcesine Autostazione. Get off at the Gardaland stop. The walk to Gardaland is only a couple of minutes from there.

Car

By Car

If you’re driving, take the route Via Derna which is the shortest. If you are coming from via Milano, the route is slightly longer.

Once you arrive at Gardaland, there are convenient paid parking options inside the attraction.

  • The parking lot opens an hour before the park official hours. The fee is €6 per day for cars and campervans. For buses and motorcycles, parking is free.
  • Besides the in-house parking slot, there are also parking options nearby.



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Know Before You Go To Gardaland

Facilities
Accesssiblity
Visiting With Family
Dress Code
Tips
Shop
Dine
Stay
Nearby
Washrooms
  • Washrooms
  • Drinking fountains
  • Complimentary mobile phone charging stations inside the following restaurants: Merlin Stube, Ristorante Aladino, Buffalo Ranch and Focacceria & Gelateria Kung Fu Panda. Mobile phone charging boxes (subject to a fee) are available at the Souk Area, West Area and English Village.
  • Special park guide for guests with disabilities
  • Park purchases can now be collected at the end of your visit to Gardaland from the Adventure Store in the parking lot after 4:30 pm.
  • Free wi-fi throughout the park.
  • Leave your luggage at the "Welcome" Information Office at the Ticket Office Area or at the "West" Information Office in the West Village and travel light. However, the luggage cannot contain food and drink.
Gardaland’s guide

It is Gardaland’s endeavour to ensure all its guests have the best possible time. For this reason, they have a dedicated Easy Rider team to specifically help people with disabilities. 

  • Easy Rider offers services like creating an itinerary suited to the guest, explain ride restrictions and rules, guide guests inside the park, etc.
  • Please note that they are NOT substitutes for companions of the guest(s) with the disability. 
  • The Easy Rider service must be booked at least 3 days in advance of the visit, and if the service is to be cancelled, 3 days’ notice is required.
  • This service is operational only on the park open days of April, May, June, July and September, during these time slots: 10.30 AM-1.30 PM and 2-5 PM.
  • Easy Rider is dedicated to groups of minimum 4 and maximum 12 participants, with a roughly equal number of guests with disabilities and companions.
travelling with children
  • If you are travelling with children below the height of 110 cm, strollers can be rented at a fee of €5 a day. They can be collected at the "Welcome" Information Office at the Ticket Office Area or at the "West" Information Office in the West Village.
  • A nursery with nappy changing rooms, high chairs and bottle warmers is located inside the Fantasy Kingdom.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • To prevent your child from getting lost, you can get a bracelet with your child’s name and your contact details. The bracelet can be found at the  “Welcome” Information Office at the Ticket Office Area, “Castle” and “Turnstiles” at the entrance and at the “West” Information Office in the West Village.
no strict dress code to be followed at Gardaland

While there is no strict dress code to be followed at Gardaland, arriving bare chested or in a swimsuit to eateries, shows, attractions/live events is prohibited. Carrying a change of clothing is also advised if you’re planning to get into any of the water rides.

Booking online
  • Booking online is highly recommended as you can grab the best deals.
  • Arrive early as you can to get a head start on visiting all the top attractions Gardaland has to offer.
  • Visit the less-popular attractions as soon as you enter to beat the crowd. Sometimes, this might mean starting from the back of the park and then working yourself up to the front.
  • Download the official app to find your way around Gardaland, show timings, etc.
  • Italian summers can be hot, so bring a refillable water bottle to stay hydrated. Water fountains are available throughout the park.
  • If you’re a photo enthusiast, protect your camera or phone in a waterproof case.
Gardaland gift shops
Gardaland cafe

Gardaland has a number of restaurants and bars that offer special menus for kids, as well as gluten-free and vegetarian options. Most restaurants are also equipped with accessibility features.

  • Full Meals: For full meals try out restaurants like Hacienda Miguel, Merlin Stube, and Ristorante Aladino.
  • Kid Friendly: For some kid-friendly options like milkshakes, ice creams,  pizzas, burgers, and fries head over to the Prezzemolo Land and Peppa Pig Land.
  • Fast Food: There are fast-food options like Fast Food Blue Tornado, Buffalo Ranch, Focacceria Western, Chiosco Salsiccia, or Hot Dog Kung Fu Panda Land
  • Bars: Head over to Chiosco Beerhouse, Bar Jungle Rapids or Bar Aladino to enjoy your favorite alcoholic beverages.
stay

When you visit Gardaland, you can stay in one of the resort's three 4-star hotels: Gardaland Hotel, Gardaland Adventure Hotel, and Gardaland Magic Hotel.

Apart from these options, you can also check out this list of hotels available for you to stay close to Gardaland:

Budget

Hotel Bel Sito, 1.9 km away

Mid-range

Hotel Garden, 2.5 km away

Luxury

Quellenhof Luxury Resort Lazise, 6 km away

Sirmione
  • Canevaworld Aquapark: Located 2.5 km away, Canevaworld waterpark offers a variety of water slides and pools.
  • Sirmione: Sirmione is a beautiful town located on the shores of Lake Garda. It is known for its picturesque castle, thermal baths, and Roman ruins.
  • Monte Baldo: Monte Baldo is a mountain range located south of Lake Garda. It offers stunning views of the lake and surrounding countryside.

Frequently Asked Questions: Visiting Gardaland in Verona

What are Gardaland opening hours?

Gardaland generally opens around 10 AM. Closing times vary according to the time of year – in summer, park hours are extended while in winter, they are reduced. Check here for detailed information on Gardaland opening hours.

What is the best time to visit Gardaland?

Gardaland is usually less busy on weekday mornings during the lean season. Going in the afternoon also helps avoid the bustling crowd. Peak season (June to August) has longer wait times and is busier.

How much time does it take to visit Gardaland?

To enjoy the rides and get a good understanding of Gardaland and its offerings, it is recommended that visitors spend at least a day at the attraction. However, if you are short on time, half a day might be enough for you to visit the top attractions.

Can I re-enter Gardaland once I exit?

Yes, you can reenter Gardaland once you exit. Just get a ‘pass’ stamp affixed at the entrance/exit turnstiles.

Where is Gardaland located?

Established on the shores of Lake Garda, Gardaland’s location is 37014, Castelnuovo del Garda, Verona, Italy. 

What is the best way to get to Gardaland?

Using public transport to visit Gardaland is highly recommended. From Verona Porta Nuovo, take any Regionale, Frecciarossa, Trenord or Italo train to Pescheira del Garda. From there, take the 164 bus and get down at the Gardaland stop, which is a 150-odd metres from Gardaland. Alternatively,there is a free shuttle bus service every 30 minutes from Pescheira del Garda. If you choose to drive, drive via Derna to enter Gardaland. There are parking spots available inside Gardaland.

Is Gardaland wheelchair accessible?

Gardaland has several accessibility features, including being wheelchair friendly. Guests with disabilities are encouraged to visit the Welcome Desk to get assistance.

Are prams allowed inside Gardaland?

Yes, prams are permitted inside Gardaland. Strollers can also be rented from the "Welcome" Information Office at the Ticket Office Area or at the "West" Information Office in the West Village.

Is there a dress code to be followed at Gardaland?

While there is no strict dress code enforced inside Gardaland, entering rides, eating areas and shows barechested or in swimsuits is not allowed.

Is photography permitted inside Gardaland?

Yes, do feel free to click as many pictures as you’d like while at Gardaland. Protect your phone or camera from splashes with a waterproof casing. 

Can I bring food and drinks to Gardaland?

No, outside food and drinks are not allowed inside Gardaland. This is to reduce waste generated inside, and also to ensure guests avail the food and drink options available inside Gardaland.

How do I book tickets to visit Gardaland?

Booking tickets online is highly recommended before your visit to Gardaland.   

How much does it cost to visit Gardaland?

A basic ticket that grants access to just Gardaland starts at €39.5. Combo tickets to SEA LIFE Aquarium, LEGOLAND Water park, etc. are priced differently based on their their offerings and inclusions.