New Jesolandia

22nd August 2009

My original plan for this weekend did not include New Jesolandia, as it was a scheduled stop on my trip to Italy three months ago. I would not have added a summer park into a trip plan for May without officially published opening times on the park web site, and as it turned out these proved to be elaborate fiction. As it was, the completely pointless three hour round trip to get there didn't leave me with particularly enthusiastic things to say about park management. Perhaps it was because of my strongly worded e-mail that the park web site now shows a far more generic open every day subject to weather conditions.

New Jesolandia

A small amount of rain during my drive only served to reduce the temperature to the high twenties, and it had died out completely by the time I arrived at the park. There were only a handful of other guests present, leaving me to enjoy a completely private ride on the Bruco Mela (#1426). The ride was interesting only because of its rather unique level crossing style barrier at the station, allowing guests to wait on the platform for the train to return. The Roller Coaster (#1427) went to the other extreme, with no barrier at all between the edge of the station platform and the ground some five feet below. Anyone stepping out of the car too enthusiastically would almost certainly end up falling head first towards the pavement. It seems almost inevitable that the current state of this ride violated some safety regulation somewhere, but regardless it was another credit.

 

Astoria Village

22nd August 2009

The second Bruco Mela (#1428) of the evening took almost three quarters of an hour to ride, the majority of that time spent trying to park the car in a resort area where suicidal pedestrians and unlit bicycles are the norm. On my way out of the area I drove past the nearby Carosello Park, but as expected the roller coaster that was once there had been removed.

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New Jesolandia

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