Theme parks in Italy shut down due to COVID-19 spikes

In response to an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases, the Italian government has shut down all theme parks in Italy for four weeks – until Nov. 24, 2020; however, some parks will remain closed until 2021.

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Image courtesy of Gardaland Resort

Gardaland Resort in Verona is closing its theme park, the SeaLife Aquarium, and all three of its hotels for the remainder of the season.

In a statement posted on its website, Gardaland stated, “Goodbye until next year, but in the meantime, stay in touch and up-to-date because in 2021 we will be back with great new and unmissable attractions. We thank our wonderful guests who have spent joyful days of fun in total safety inside Gardaland, even in such a particular moment as this.”

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Blue Tornado at Gardaland Resort

Like Gardaland Resort, Mirabilandia Park in Ravenna and Movieland Park and The AquaPark at CanevaWorld Resort in Verona will also remain closed until 2021. Cinecittà World in Rome still hopes to reopen on Nov. 28, 2020 when the government closure order for theme parks in Italy is lifted.

“Mirabilandia will not open on Saturday, October 31st, and on Sunday, 1st November, for the Halloween weekend,” Mirabilandia posted. “We are very sorry for the many friends who would have liked to spend the last two days of Mirabilandia opening season with us, but we are looking forward to seeing you in 2021 to experience a new season of fun together.”


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