Zamperla wants to build amusement park in Venice

Posted | Contributed by Jeff

Antonio Zamperla, whose company specializing in amusement park rides generates revenues of 60 million euros a year, envisions a 55-meter (yard)-tall Ferris wheel, a rollercoaster and other rides, alongside installations illustrating the Venetian lagoon's fragile ecology and the city's history. The park would cost 80 million euros ($110 million).

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bjames's avatar

This will never happen. I've been to Venice and this really could ruin the beautiful historic views, and I have a feeling a lot of resident Venetians would agree. A 150-ft ferris wheel would be the second tallest thing in the whole city after the San Marco campanile. It'd be an eyesore.

I say build on the mainland if you want to build.

Last edited by bjames,

Yes, I'm thinking maybe in the 'burbs...

Too much noise and disturbance. Maybe 10-20 miles away.

The waterslides should be fun.


The amusement park rises bold and stark..kids are huddled on the beach in a mist

http://support.gktw.org/site/TR/CoastingForKids/General?px=1248054&...fr_id=1372

Wait... Maybe they mean the Venetian...

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