Gargantua is the name of the giant statue that dominated the park's skyline and was Mirapolis' icon. The dark ride housed within took guests on a journey through the giant's body, which also featured shops and a restaurant, and showed it's functions in a cartoonesque and ''futuristic'' manner by means of gears, lasers and 120 animatronics. All topped off with a view over the park at a height of about 30 meters through the windows featured on the giant's collar. The giant is based on the story of The Life of Gargantua and of Pantagruel by 16th century French writer François Rabelais.
The giant would remain intact after the park's closure at the end of the 1991 season. It was eventually demolished in 1995. The ride system was sold to the German Spreepark (along with many other rides). It was re-constructed backstage but never operated for the public due to financial problems not allowing for new theming. It remained abandoned, the building was never erected, making the ride system sbno in the open air.
Number of vehicles60 vehicles
Seats (per vehicle/theatre)3 seats