Amazing hand-built amusement park hidden in Italian forest

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The things you'll find if you wander into the woods! Bruno has spent the last 40 years building a wonderful amusement park in an Italian forest, as shown in this short documentary. This is the Maker spirit at its best, and builders like him are what inspire the very people attending Maker Faires all over the world and who form the heart of the Maker movement.

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From Fabrica: "Hidden among the trees of an Italian forest, Bruno has been building swings, slides, seesaws, gyroscopes and roller-coasters for the last forty years. They are his passion and a way to attract clients to Ai Pioppi, the restaurant he runs with his family. Throughout this short documentary, his hand-powered toys move alongside his thoughts about existence and death; and why he spent more than half of his life creating rides."

Here is the trailer to the upcoming documentary:

AI PIOPPI from Fabrica on Vimeo.

As Gizmodo puts it: "The teaser trailer, embedded above, shows the ambitious scale of the project, not to mention its other-worldly character, as families riding hand-built roller coasters soar through the canopies of trees, Ferris wheels turn slowly amongst branches and leaves, and rides spin like hard-to-believe dreams in forest clearings barely large enough to offer safe rotation."

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