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All You Need to Know About Gardaland Opening Hours

Located in the Castelnuovo del Garda commune near the town of Verona, Gardaland Theme Park is one of the top theme parks in Italy. Spread across 109 acres, it is packed full of rides and attractions that are perfect for both adults and children. 

Since the Gardaland opening hours vary from season to season, and it is one of the most popular theme parks in Europe, make sure that you plan your visit in advance. Read on to find out more about the Gardaland opening hours, the best time to visit, and other related information.

Gardaland Opening Hours

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December to May: 10 AM - 6 PM

June to September: 10 AM - 11 PM

From October to November, Gardaland is open for a few days for Halloween and Oktoberfest.

  • Last admission: The last admission is 2 hours before the park closes.
  • Closures: The park is closed from October to December. However, the park opens up for Halloween and Oktoberfest festivities during these months. 
  • Duration of Visit: At least half a day is needed to enjoy the main rides in the park, and one full day is required to experience the park in its entirety.

Gardaland Special Event Timings

Gardaland Night is Magic

  • Dates: 18 June to 11 September
  • Timings: Early evening to 11 PM

Gardaland Oktoberfest

  • Dates: 17 September to 2 October
  • Timings: 10 AM to 6 PM
  • On 17 & 24 September and 1 October: 10 AM to 10 PM

Gardaland Magic Halloween

  • Dates: 7 October to 6 November (Special “Scary Fridays” on 7, 14, 21 & 28 October and 4 November)
  • Timings: 10 AM to 6 PM (On “Scary Fridays”, 10 AM to 10 PM)

Gardaland Magic Winter

  • Dates: 3 December to 8 January 
  • Timings: 10 AM to 6 PM

Best Time to Visit Gardaland

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Peak Season vs Low Season

Peak Season: At Gardaland, this is during the summer months from June to September. This is when the park is open until 11 PM, and Italy experiences dry weather without rain. However, June-August coincides with summer vacations and is hence crowded. Late August-September sees the same fair weather, while the summer crowd decreases. 

Low Season: The winter and spring months (December to May) is the low season when the park is open until 6 PM. While there are smaller crowds, this season also sees a lot of rain. During the fall season (late September to November), the park is only open for special event days and festivities.

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Weekends vs Weekdays

Weekends: On weekends, Gardaland can be quite crowded. Summer weekends attract larger crowds than winter weekends, but even during the low season, you might find long queues and crowded rides. Try to stay ahead of the crowd, visit early in the day, as soon as the park opens at 10 AM, and try to visit outside the Italian school holiday season. 

Weekdays: Even during the peak season (June to September), weekdays are comparatively less crowded. To make the most of your visit, go there early and visit the popular rides first, as the crowds might increase by mid-day and queues might grow. The park closes at 6 PM in the low season, so you may need to visit on two days to experience the entire park.

VERDICT: If you decide to visit during the peak season (June-September) the best time to visit is during the late summer months when there is no rain, and on a weekday when there are fewer holiday crowds. During the low season (December to May), visit during the early morning hours, and if you want to visit during the fall season (late September to November), try to visit during one of the special event days.

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How Long Do You Need to Visit Gardaland?

If you want to experience everything Gardaland Theme Park has to offer, try to spend at least a day. This way you can visit the top rides and see some of the park's shows. If you visit in the low season, the park closes at 6 PM, so you may need to visit for two days to experience the entire park. However, if you’re short of time, you will still need at least half a day to experience the good rides.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Gardaland Opening Hours

What are the Gardaland opening hours?

Gardaland is open from 10 AM to 11 PM during the summer months (June to September). During the winter months (December to May), the park is open only from 10 AM to 6 PM. The park is also open during October and November on a few days for Halloween and Oktoberfest.

Is Gardaland open every day?

Yes, Gardaland is open every day during the months of June to September and December to May. The park is closed during October and November except a few days during Halloween and Oktoberfest.

When is Gardaland closed?

Gardaland is closed during the months of October and November, except during Halloween and Oktoberfest festivities.

How long should I spend in Gardaland?

Ideally, try to spend atleast a day to experience Gardaland completely. However, if you’re short of time, you’d need at least half a day to experience the good rides.

What is the best time to visit Gardaland?

The summer crowd decreases during late August and September, and on weekdays. These months are also free of rain.

What are the Gardaland opening hours for restaurants?

Most restaurants are open during the park hours. However, this can vary from restaurant to restaurant.

What are the Gardaland opening hours for shops?

Most shops remain open during the park hours. However, this can vary from shop to shop.

Is Gardaland open on public holidays?

Yes, during the peak-season, Gardaland is open on public holidays. However, the park gets crowded on such days.

Should I visit Gardaland on a public holiday?

On public holidays, Gardaland gets quite crowded, and sees long queues. You’d have a better experience if you visit during weekdays and on days when there are no holidays. This way you can escape the crowd.

What are the Gardaland opening hours for public holidays?

The opening hours vary only between seasons, i.e., 10am to 11pm from June to September and 10am to 6pm from December to May. The timing remains the same even on public holidays.