Roller coaster in Italy
Watch the on-ride POV
A promotional image for the ride's virtual reality upgrade
Location Castelnuovo del Garda, Veneto, Italy
Coordinates 45°27′26″N 10°42′27″E / 45.457327°N 10.707627°E / 45.457327; 10.707627
Status Operating since 1985
Rider height
  • Minimum: 120 cm
  • Maximum: 205 cm
Manufacturer Vekoma
Product MK-1200 (Double Loop Corkscrew)
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel
Hourly capacity 1,000
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 30 metres
Top speed 70 km/h
Length 750 metres
Inversions 4
Duration 2:00
G-Force 3.5
Rolling stock
Manufacturer Vekoma (2009-present)
Arrow Dynamics (1985-2008)
Riders per train 28

Shaman is a Vekoma steel roller coaster located at Gardaland in Castelnuovo del Garda, Italy. Shaman was formerly known as Magic Mountain. Sequoia Magic Loop is situated within the perimeter of this roller coaster.


For the 2008 season, the original Arrow Dynamics train chassis were replaced by Vekoma. For 2009, the bodies and restraints were replaced.[1]

It is being renamed to Shaman in 2017 when it receives virtual reality headsets. Alongside the VR headsets, it will also receive a retheme to Native Americans, including a dream catcher theming element encircling the final helix.

The virtual reality was removed after the 2017 season, having lasted only a year. The longer wait times and technical problems where cited as the reason to remove the VR.[2]

For 2021, much of the track was being replaced. The layout of the roller coaster would not change.[3]



Colour scheme

Green track and supports. The ride opened with white track and green supports.


7 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 28 riders per train.


  1. Gardaland: The new trains of Magic Mountain - Parks Mania
  2. Italian park removes virtual reality - Looopings
  3. Frank, Thomas (20 November 2020). "Gardaland: 35 Jahre alte Achterbahn „Shaman" wird für 2021 umfangreich erneuert" (in Deutsch). Retrieved 21 November 2020.
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