Guy Spent 40 Years Building This Human-Powered Theme Park

 Guy Spent 40 Years Building This Human-Powered Theme Park

Project started on June 15, 1969 with two jugs of wine, a bag of sausages and a grill. Two guys walked by and asked, “what is this?” Bruno replied, “it’s a restaurant”, and Ai Pioppi was born. Located in Battaglia, Italy, the family run restaurant still operates to this day, some 45 years later.

As a way to attract more customers, Bruno began to build rides (by hand) like: swings, slides, seesaws, gyroscopes and roller coasters. A passionate builder, Bruno hoped the rides would attract families and provide a memorable experience for the kids, who would in turn encourage their parents to return.

The result was an incredible human-powered theme park that looks as dangerous as it does fun. In the award-winning 11-minute documentary below, You have to check the video to see it in action.

Photograph above by Alessandra on Flickr

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Guy Spent 40 Years Building This Human-Powered Theme Park

Photograph by Oriol Ferrer Mesià

Guy Spent 40 Years Building This Human-Powered Theme Park

Photograph by Oriol Ferrer Mesià

Guy Spent 40 Years Building This Human-Powered Theme Park

Photograph by Alessandra on Flickr

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Photograph by Oriol Ferrer Mesià

Guy Spent 40 Years Building This Human-Powered Theme Park

Photograph by Oriol Ferrer Mesià

Guy Spent 40 Years Building This Human-Powered Theme Park

Photograph by Oriol Ferrer Mesià

Guy Spent 40 Years Building This Human-Powered Theme Park

Photograph by Oriol Ferrer Mesià

Guy Spent 40 Years Building This Human-Powered Theme Park

Photograph by Oriol Ferrer Mesià

Guy Spent 40 Years Building This Human-Powered Theme Park

Photograph by Oriol Ferrer Mesià
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