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Ankara Luna Park

Gençlik Parkı, Ankara, Turkey

City amusement park in the centre of Ankara

NearbyGöksu Park (11 miles)
Sincan Luna Park (14 miles)
Park Lunasan (163 miles)
Via/Crazy Park (198 miles)
FunLab (217 miles)
Entrance

Entrance

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.

Attractions

Baskent Günesi

Baskent Günesi

Large observation wheel

Gondol

Gondol

Pirate ship

Flip Flop

Flip Flop

Afterburner

Carousel

Carousel

Carousel

Adrenalin

Adrenalin

Booster

Disko

Disko

Disk'O

Dark Ride

Dark Ride

Smaller dark ride

Air Race

Air Race

Zamperla Air Race

Dodgems

Dodgems

Bumper cars

Kiddie Carousel

Kiddie Carousel

Kiddie carousel

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