Cavallino Matto

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Cavallino Matto
Cavallino Matto Logo.jpg
Cavallino Matto's logo
Location Livorno, Italy
Coordinates 43°10′53″N 10°32′55″E / 43.18139°N 10.54861°E / 43.18139; 10.54861Coordinates: 43°10′53″N 10°32′55″E / 43.18139°N 10.54861°E / 43.18139; 10.54861
Owner Manfredi's Family
Opened 1967
Operating season Spring-Summer & Holidays
Area ~ 60.000 m2
Rides
Total 30
Roller coasters 5
Water rides 3
Website official web-site

Cavallino Matto is the largest amusement park in Tuscany, open from March to October of each year. The park, the name of which means "The Crazy Little Horse" in Italian, is situated on 60,000 square metres of pine forest near the Marina di Castagneto Carduccio beach on the Tyrrhenian Sea and includes rides and dining facilities.

History[edit]

The park began as a free playground in 1967. Called "Parco Gulliver" (Gulliver Park), it was expanded in the 1990s with amusement park rides and renamed. Additional rides were added in 2001. In February 2006, the Manfredi family bought the park and renovated it with a number of new attractions, including live shows.

Baia dei Bucanieri

Rides[edit]

The park currently operates five roller coasters, "Freestyle", "Project 1", "Speedy Gonzales", "Topozorro" and "Wild Mine". Other attractions include the Baia dei Bucanieri, a ride that opened in 2007 that features water cannons for the passengers, and "Safari Adventure", a safari ride featuring animatronic animals. Shows include the 3D cinema "Movie Stars Theatre" as well as live performances by acrobats and orchestras.

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