The tiny pavilion for Italy lacks an attraction—the gondolas never leave the dock—so content yourself with the miniature, drive-thru versions of Venice’s Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s bell tower. An appealing, if incongruous, attraction that’s not on the maps is the highly detailed model train display just between this pavilion and Germany. 

Influences: Piazza di San Marco, Venice; stucco buildings of Tuscany; a fountain reminiscent of the work of Gian Lorenzo Bernini.

Fun Stuff to Buy: Noodle around in Enoteca Castello shop for chocolate and wine ($8–$11 a glass). La Gemma Elegante sells fragrances, handbags, and pricey Venetian carnival masks. Stop into Tutto Gusto for honest adult cocktails—the kind made with a shaker, not a slushie machine. In 2021, the park added Gelateria Toscana, which supplies gelato for $8 a cup.

Entertainment: Master juggler Sergio, a few times a day around the lunch hours.