you'd be forgiven for not expecting much from a park that has a big
apple coaster as a signature attraction. This though isn't just a
standard apple coaster, it's a larger custom version. The only
example I can think of
like this being done elsewhere is the custom spinning mouse at
Jardin d'Acclimatation in Paris. Thinking about it, that type of
ride would be a good fit for Fiabilandia, maybe at the quiet part of
the lake where space is limited.
When you hear it called a big apple coaster you may just think it's
a family coaster with caterpillar shaped cars. It does though
you the same track, and even the same ride elements of the more
familiar version. Being based around a traditional kiddie coaster
you'd expect it to be low on thrills, and you'd be right. It makes
up for things in the fun stakes though. It takes a terrain coaster
approach staying close to the ground over several hills and through
several tunnels. What really ups the fun though is the scenery.
Keeping with the name Gnome Valley you have several encounters with
as well as going around a pond with animated lily pads, and an
encounter with another caterpillar as you pass through one of the
big apples. Even without the roller coaster elements it would still
be a nice scenic ride. With the coaster elements it may lack in
thrills, but it ranks as one of the most fun kiddie coasters I've
done, making it worth a go, even for adults.