Characters from Maurizio Distefano Licensing’s pre-school show Masha and the Bear are set to be the guests of honour during the 45th anniversary of Italian amusement park Leolandia.
Fans of the show will be able meet Masha and her friend Bear and have photos taken in celebration of the park’s 45th birthday.
Maurizio Distefano, president and founder of, Maurizio Distefano Licensing, said: “I am delighted that an amusement park that is such a favourite for Italian families has welcomed two of the most popular children’s characters to its birthday celebrations.
“This agreement underlines the success of the characters produced by Animaccord and the enormous awareness of Masha and The Bear that underpins a massively successful licensing campaign.
“I'm sure that we’ll be hearing much, much more from Masha and the Bear throughout 2016 and beyond.”
Leolandia boasts six themed areas and 39 attractions for kids of all ages, including attractions such as The World of Animals and a miniature Italy.