Eataly Is Opening An Italian Food Theme Park in 2017

A while back, we told you about a study that basically said you could shamelessly stuff your face with pasta and not get fat.

If that glorious news made all of your Italian-food-filled dreams come true, you might want to brace yourself... and grab a pair of stretchy pants.

The mother country is getting its very own Italian food theme park and it's basically like Disneyland for people who love carbs.

That's right. Culinary masterminds Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich are on a mission to make the world a better, not to mention, more delicious place by opening the first ever Eataly: The Theme Park in Bologna, Italy.

The 20-acre Italian food theme park will consist of a foodie fantasy land as well as an “edutainment” center.

Eataly plans to turn this charming Italian countryside into an interactive market where visitors can snag some authentic Italian foods and check out the gardens, pastures and orchards where everything is made.

The park will also have adorable rental bikes you can use to carry your prized Italian snacks as you run around this magical, mozzarella-filled land and eat half your body weight in pepperoni pizzas.

Now you're probably wondering, will this place have rides like a typical amusement park?

Unfortunately, Eataly will not be building any rides.

If you ask me, this might actually be a good thing since going upside down on a roller coaster is probably the last thing you want to do after polishing off 10 pounds of spaghetti in a giant cheese wheel bowl.

However, if you're really desperate for some thrills, I'm sure you could probably catch a ride out of this place on a stretcher after you eat yourself into a carb-induced coma.

This epic amusement park is set to open next year in September 2017, so yeah, you might want to snag a plane ticket to Italy and start stocking up on sweatpants.

Trust me, you're going to need them for this place.