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Weather at Gardaland | What to expect during your visit?

Gardaland, located in northeastern Italy, is one of Europe's largest and most popular amusement parks. Situated near the stunning Lake Garda, the park enjoys a Mediterranean climate characterized by hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. During summer, temperatures often soar, making it the perfect time to enjoy the park's exciting rides and attractions. However, it's good to be aware of occasional afternoon thunderstorms, heavy rain and strong wind, which are typical in this region.

Gardaland weather at a glance

Gardaland weather at a glance
  • Average temperature: 15-20°C
  • Warmest month: July 
  • Coldest month: January
  • Longest days: June and July
  • Shortest days: December
  • Wettest month: November
  • Windiest month: April
  • Average wind speed: 10 km/h 

Seasons at Gardaland

Seasons
Months
Temperature
Popular activities
Summer
June - August
28°C
Oblivion, Blue Tornado, Shaman, Jungle Rapids, Flying Island, Mammut, Jumanji, Raptor, Colorado Boat, Space Vertigo, Magic House, Night is Magic
Winter
December - February
7°C
Most rides might be closed due to the weather during the winter season, but there are certainly many other activities to try like ice skating, Happy Feet 4D Experience, face painting, and enjoying seasonal treats.
Spring
March - May
14°C
Oblivion, Blue Tornado, Shaman, Jungle Rapids, Flying Island, Mammut, Jumanji, Raptor, Colorado Boat, Space Vertigo, Magic House
Autumn
September - November
25°C
Oblivion, Blue Tornado, Shaman, Jungle Rapids, Flying Island, Mammut, Jumanji, Raptor, Colorado Boat, Space Vertigo, Magic House, Night is Magic

Best time to visit Gardaland

The best time to visit Gardaland is during May and June, when the weather is not too hot and the queues aren’t too long. The second half of June is also great because the park is bustling with summer energy, creating a lively and festive atmosphere that adds to the overall experience. Gardaland also extends its opening hours to 11pm, giving you more time to enjoy all the rides and attractions.

Gardaland weather month by month

Month
Temperature range
Highlights
January
-1°C to 6°C
Winter season, occasional snowfall.
February
0°C to 9°C
Winter season, occasional snowfall.
March
4°C to 14°C
Transition from winter to spring, occasional showers.
April
7°C to 18°C
Spring season, occasional showers.
May
12°C to 23°C
Spring season, increasingly warm and sunny.
June
16°C to 27°C
Early summer, warm and sunny weather.
July
19°C to 30°C
Peak of summer, hot and sunny weather.
August
18°C to 29°C
Peak of summer, hot and sunny weather.
September
14°C to 25°C
Late summer, pleasant weather.
October
9°C to 18°C
Autumn season with occasional rain.
November
4°C to 12°C
Late autumn, rainy weather.
December
-1°C to 7°C
Winter season, occasional snowfall and festive atmosphere.



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Frequently asked questions about Gardaland weather

What is the likelihood of thunderstorms in Gardaland?

The likelihood of thunderstorms in Gardaland depends on the season. Thunderstorms are generally more common in summer, especially in the afternoon and evening. It's always a good idea to check the weather forecast before your visit.

How does the weather in Gardaland affect the rides?

The weather in Gardaland can affect the operation of some rides. For safety reasons, certain rides may close during inclement weather, such as heavy rain, strong winds, or thunderstorms.

How does the weather in Gardaland during the winter months affect park operations, and are there any seasonal attractions or events that I should be aware of?

During the winter months, Gardaland operates on a reduced schedule and some outdoor attractions may be closed due to weather conditions. However, there are seasonal attractions and events during the winter, such as the Gardaland Magic Winter celebration, which features Christmas-themed decorations, shows, and activities.

Is Gardaland open when it rains?

Gardaland is generally open when it rains, but some outdoor attractions may close temporarily if it rains hard. It's always a good idea to check the 14-day weather forecast online for the latest information on ride closures and park hours during inclement weather.

Do tickets get rescheduled or reimbursed due to bad weather?

Unfortunately, no. If the weather gets a bit wild, some of the rides might need to close for safety reasons. But in these situations, the park doesn't offer refunds, either in full or partially.

Is there shelter when weather conditions are bad?

Gardaland does its best to provide sheltered areas during bad weather. While some rides may close for safety reasons, there are still plenty of indoor attractions and covered areas where you can seek shelter and continue to enjoy your visit to the park.