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
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.

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, were inserted some imposing scenery and a theming depicting exotic and fantastic places, mostly related to the world of adventure: the entrance plaza was edited in pirate-style and was renamed Pirate Bay. The restaurants had a similar 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) was modified. In 1999 was built the Katun inverted roller coaster, with a surrounding scenery with great visual impact (the "City of Sian Ka'an", with pre-Columbian Maya civilization architectures). In 2003 arose Mirabeach, watery zone Caribbean-style with ydraulic games. In 2006 was staged Ghostville, the horror/western-style dark ride. In 2007 took place the attraction Raratonga, that exhibited a significant theming.

In 2008 came the shooting dark ride Reset, together with the adjacent footpath outside. iSpeed launched coaster took the place of Sierra tonante ("Booming Sierra") in 2009. On April 26, 2011, for a marketing choice, was run the last lap of Ghostville, replaced during the season by a walking path instead of wagons, 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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