Mirabilandia (Italy)

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Mirabilandia
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Mirabilandia's entrance
Slogan Mirabilandia, in the heart of fun!
Location Savio, Ravenna (RA), Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Coordinates 44°20′14″N 12°15′48″E / 44.33722°N 12.26333°E / 44.33722; 12.26333Coordinates: 44°20′14″N 12°15′48″E / 44.33722°N 12.26333°E / 44.33722; 12.26333
Owner Parques Reunidos
Opened July 4, 1992
Visitors per annum 1.4 million (2016)
Area 40 ha (99 acres)
Rides
Total 39
Roller coasters 7
Water rides 7
Website mirabilandia.it
The monorail at Mirabilandia

Mirabilandia is an Italian amusement park, located in Savio, a frazione of Ravenna, which is located in Emilia-Romagna. With a total area of 850.000 sqm, it is the biggest Park of Italy.[1]

It has an area of 30 hectares, with an additional waterworld area of 10 hectares, called Mirabilandia Beach. The most notable attractions are the Katun inverted roller coaster and the iSpeed launched coaster. It has the world's tallest Watercoaster, the "Divertical" with a height of 60 m.

It houses the 90-metre tall Eurowheel, Europe's second tallest Ferris wheel.

History[edit]

The areas present since 1992 are:

  • Dolce vita studios (Italy sixties);
  • Motorworld
  • La vecchia Europa ("The old Europe", the less scenic area, with rides of ancient origin);
  • Adventureland (an leafy area)
  • Bimbopoli (children's area).

In 1997, new scenery and themes, depicting exotic and fantastic places, were added to the park. These mostly related to the world of adventure: the entrance plaza was edited in pirate-style and renamed Pirate Bay. The restaurants had a similar re-theming (like the "Locanda del Faro"). In 2000, the look of the two mascots of the park, Otto Leprotto the European hare and Mike the mallard (two animal species widely visible in the park or in the meadows around the central lake) were modified. The Katun inverted roller coaster was built in 1999, surrounded by a visually arresting theme (the "City of Sian Ka'an", with pre-Columbian Maya civilization architecture). In 2003 Mirabeach was created, a Caribbean-style watery zone with hydraulic games. In 2006 the horror/western-style dark ride Ghostvillewas staged. In 2007 the themed attraction Raratonga was added.

In 2008 the dark ride shooter Reset was added, along with the adjacent footpath outside. iSpeed launched coaster took the place of Sierra tonante ("Booming Sierra") in 2009. On April 26, 2011, Ghostville was retired, replaced during the season by a walking path instead of wagons. It was opened July 13, 2011 with the name Phobia.

Incidents[edit]

In 2007, a man was struck by the leg of a female rider on the Katun roller coaster and killed. The rider was injured. The man was in a restricted area when he was hit, but the ride was closed for investigation.[citation needed]

The Katun inverted rollercoaster with the 90 m tall Eurowheel in the background

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