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Gardaland - strange question

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Gardaland - strange question

I think I know the answer - my plan is "not possible". But, before I totally dismiss the idea, I thought I'd throw this out there to see if someone in this community might know the answer.

Here's what I wanted to do:

I wanted to surprise my teenage daughters with an amusement park day, in the midst of our 10 days in Italy. The only possible time to do this is in the day of travel from Venice to Florence. We would have to leave our hotel in Venice really early in the morning (7:00) and catch a train to whichever station is nearest Gardaland (?). Four hours would be about the max we could handle at the park. Then I have to get to Florence to pick up a rental car (this is a Saturday, which means that I probably have to pick up the car at the airport rental company offices - which I don't know anything about train station/airport location). Then I need to drive to Siena before it gets too dark (arrive around 8pm-9pm?) so I can find the house.

I don't think there are enough hours in the day to make this possible. The only flexibility I have, is that I could rent the car in Venice (where?) and drive the distance, if this makes more sense. It will cost more, because I drop the car off in Florence at the end of the week.

If Gardaland is out of the question for this trip, do you happen to know if there any other amusement parks that might be on our path (around Frankfurt, Geneva, Zurich)? I'll have rental cars at all locations, and can drive up to 3-hours each way for day-trips.

Thanks!

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1. Re: Gardaland - strange question

Good news. You're right! Not possible.

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2. Re: Gardaland - strange question

Lol. Had to ask, just to be sure.

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3. Re: Gardaland - strange question

Good day, yes only 4 hour in gardaland is a difficult, but if you whant ...can look the train possibility to Venezia to (I think) Desenzano del Garda that if I don't make error is the more near station to Gardaland and after the bus from the park. Near at Gardaland there is also other many park like it and there is a possibility that one of it is possible visitable in the 4 hours. About the car sorry but I don't able to help you.

For the train look www.trenitalia.it have the possibility to serch beetwen Frecce (quik train) and Tutti treni (Regional train that make stop in all station) or also www.italotreno.it pherhaps look this you find another solution.

Hope to able to make a little surprise at your daougthers.

Sorry for my englis, hope you understand.

If you have need of other info if I able to answer....

Good vacation

Romina

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4. Re: Gardaland - strange question

http://www.gardaland.it/resort/

http://www.canevaworld.it/

http://www.gardaland.it/sealife/

Look also this http://www.parchilagodigarda.com/

www.lagodigarda.com/parchi-e-divertimento.php in this site write that Gardaland is at Castelnuovo and the other park that I write is at lazise (there is other 4 park at Lazise) that is more near at Gardaland

Hope you find a solution. :)

Romina

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5. Re: Gardaland - strange question

Hi, the nearest train station to Gardaland is Peschiera del Garda but, given that the park doesn't open until 10.00am, even a very early start won't really help you to fit it in to such a busy day.

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6. Re: Gardaland - strange question

Oh yes, is Peschiera sorry! Thank's for the correction Scozzese.

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