City amusement park in the centre of Ankara
|Nearby||Fun Land (6 miles)|
Göksu Park (11 miles)
Sincan Luna Park (14 miles)
Güven Lunapark (20 miles)
Park Lunasan (163 miles)
Bearing the name of Turkey’s capital, Ankara Luna Park sits within Gençlik Parki, a public park just across the road from Ankara’s main train station. The park’s lake is beautifully lit at night, and the bright colours and lights from the Luna Park rides only enhance the atmosphere.
The Luna Park is actually fairly small, but has a decent selection of rides. Chief among them are two rollercoasters – a Mack powered coaster (sadly closed for the season on my visit), and an increasingly rare example of an SDC Galaxi. Called simply “Galaxi”, it gives a spectacular if somewhat forceful ride.
Elsewhere in the park is a big wheel which gives some nice views out over central Ankara, a selection of flat rides, and a haunted house. In common with many dark rides in Turkey, the scares are fairly sparse, although the clanking noises that accompany the ride car’s descent between the ride’s three levels is rather unnerving!
Overall, Ankara Luna Park is a small but pleasant park. Be warned though that half of the park closes for the season in early September, and not all rides will be available after that.
Large observation wheel
Smaller dark ride
Zamperla Air Race
The entrance to Gençlik Parkı
Looking across the lake towards the Luna Park
Inside the park
The view over Ankara from the Baskent Günesi wheel