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Exclusive Miniland for Legoland Water Park Gardaland


Interest in Gardaland’s Legoland Water Park continues to grow, with the announcement of a Miniland being one of the attractions to trigger curiosity. Covering a large area, it will host model reconstructions of Italy’s most iconic

monuments and symbols using an 4.9 million LEGO bricks. “About a hundred monuments, all made on a scale of 1:20, have been specially designed for the Legoland Water Park Gardaland, which will make the Miniland

unique throughout the whole world”, said Luca Marigo, sales and marketing director of Gardaland. “And these are certainly not small models, because the LEGO model of the Milan Cathedral, the tallest monument in the area, is more than 3 metres high, while the model of Saint Peter’s Cathedral is a good 5.6 metres wide.” The Miniland area is divided into six clusters laid out on one side of the Lazy

River, it is visible while riding on inflatable boats – which visitors can personalise using large floating LEGO bricks – and can be visited on dry land: “it will be like making a fascinating journey through Italy, but this time made entirely from LEGO bricks,” said Marigo. The area dedicated to Venice will be particularly fascinating, with Saint Mark’s Cathedral – 1.120 m high, 160 cm wide and 181 cm deep – and Saint Mark’s Bell

Tower at its centre – 3 metres high and 40 cm wide. It took almost 75,000 LEGO bricks and a good 525 elements, which needed two designers and 10 builders for a total of 1,243 hours’ work. “Our main challenge – they added – “was to succeed in transforming some of the architectural elements from the Cathedral’s façade into LEGO bricks, such as the sculpture of the Lion Saint Mark’s and the statue representing Justice”. The LEGO model of the Bell Tower, which is said to be a faithful representation of

the original monument, will also be interactive, with vsitors will be able to ring the church bells (by pressing a button). The Water Park will also re-produce the architecture that makes Rome the eternal city it

is today, from the Colloseum to the Trevi Fountains, and again to Saint Peter’s Cathedral, as well as an area dedicated to Italian icons hosting some of Italy’s most representative monuments, including the Milan Cathedral and The Leaning Tower of Pisa. Inside the themed area, there will also be a cluster dedicated to the Gardaland

Resort representing its most-loved attractions, from Prezzemolo’s iconic Treehouse to the suggestive Fuga da Atlantide, as well as the brand new Gardaland Magic Hotel. There is a recurrent theme at Miniland, which is common to all Legoland Resorts

throughout the world, in that their character takes shape depending on the context into which they are inserted; the Miniland at the LEGOLAND Water Park Gardaland will therefore be unique, with LEGO Models created as custom-designed monuments that cannot be found anywhere else in the world.

Gwen Stefani to play

at Liseberg this summer The first booking for the next concert summer at Liseberg is ready – world star Gwen Stefani is coming to Liseberg and Gothenburg in July. Three-time Grammy winner Gwen Stefani has achieved global success as an artist, songwriter and front person for the iconic rock band No Doubt, as well as award-

winning solo artist. This summer she will visit the Nordic countries and on July 15 she will come to the Stora Scenen on Liseberg. “It will be great fun to see her live on the Big Stage. A really nice start to the summer line-up!” said Per Alexanderson, entertainment manager at Liseberg.

Zierer prepares 2020 deliveries

Following successful sales in 2019, Zierer is preparing to deliver many products in 2020. According to Zierer’s Marina Ernst-Weiderer, the company will ship more than ten Family Towers in 2020, plus several attractions destined for new parks. Four Family Towers will be placed in different locations in Germany. One goes to Japan considering the special Japanese requirements that are asked for. One Family Tower will be delivered to Marineland Canada together with a Star Shape Ride. Another Family Tower will be delivered together a Family Coaster, a Kontiki Swing Ride, and a Wave Swinger, for a new park opening in Europe End of 2020. Zierer will equip a new park, Yerevan

Park in Armenia, with several rides including a Family Tower, a Coaster, a

Wave Swinger, a Kontiki Boat, and Flying Gondolas. Especially for a new park development, Ernst-Weiderer believes Zierer has the right product portfolio to start a successful business. Two Family Towers will be delivered to Lego Movie World in Denmark. Legoland New York in Goshen has already received two Zierer rides, a Castle Coaster and a double Jet Ski unit, which shall debut in July 2020. One Family Tower is destined for France with an attractive Lady Bug Decoration. Zierer is also working on two Family

Coasters, one for the US, another one for Furuviksparken in Sweden with a Dragon Theme. This is but a sample of Zierer’s planned deliveries in 2020 and even for 2021, for which they have already received multiple orders.


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