Europe's Biggest Theme Park "Wonderland Eurasia" Opens in Ankara

Wonderland Eurasia, the biggest theme park in Europe, is inaugurated by president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in Ankara. The park will offer many rides and activities to the guests of all ages.

The park is formerly known as Ankapark, opened under its new name Wonderland Eurasia. It is the largest theme park in Turkey and according to its founders, the biggest of its kind in Europe.

Built on 1.3 million sq. Meters, the park boasts 26 large rides and 2,117 smaller rides housed in 13 huge tents and a large outdoor area. There is a big fountain, a long rail network of 5 kilometers and solar panels generating power for some sections of the park. Along with rides, the park boasts over a pair of million species of plants and trees dotting the venue.” Star panels” are generating power for a few sections of the park set in capital's Yenimahalle district.

Erdoğan said the park, which is the collaboration of a Turkish-Chinese venture by the municipality, will generate an income of 50 million Turkish Liras yearly for the municipality and also contribute to city's tourism with visitors from other cities and will boost Ankara's brand value. 5 million visitors are expected to visit wonderland Eurasia annually. The park offers free shuttle services at pick-up points across Ankara.

A canal inside the venue gives visitors a chance to see models of landmarks from around Turkey via boat trips. Another section entitled "Dinosaur Jungle" covers some 20,000 square meters and hosts a 70-meter-long animatronic dinosaur. The park hopes to submit to the Guinness Book Of Records as the largest of its kind.

On the economic side, the park will provide employment for 1,400 people and will contribute to Ankara's tourism big time. There is also a hotel near the park to address accommodation needs of visitors. The manager of the park, Cem Uzan said they expect some 500,000 Chinese tourists to visit the park and they aimed to attract tourists from Russia and middle eastern countries as well.

Last Updated: 4/12/2019 9:26:00 AM


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