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Post November 16th, 2018, 2:12 pm

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Ankapark, the park that’s been under construction for almost a decade and has 17 coasters to open, will be managed by OCT Group (They own the Happy Valley chain) of China. Link to the news:

https://www.emlakdream.com/ankaparkta-a ... EtNI0DceFA
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Post November 17th, 2018, 7:29 am

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I long for this park to finally be open. It has been much too long.
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1. Voyage 2. Intimidator 305 3. Maverick 4. Skyrush 5. Mindbender (Galaxyland) 6. Fury 325 7. Kumba 8. Goliath (Six Flags Over Georgia) 9. The Beast 10. Phoenix

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Post January 24th, 2019, 11:25 am
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Interesting article about Ankapark which is hopefully due to open in March 2019:

https://www.dailysabah.com/life/2019/01 ... sh-capital

The key quote to take from this is...:

Ankapark features 2,117 rides including 28 huge rides.


All i can say is Jesus, that's quite a lot.

Post January 24th, 2019, 12:23 pm

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2117 RIDES?
I wonder how many "unique" rides the park will offer (For example just 1 swinging pendulum instead of 2 or 3)
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Post January 25th, 2019, 8:52 am

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RCT3andNL2stuff wrote:
2117 RIDES?
I wonder how many "unique" rides the park will offer (For example just 1 swinging pendulum instead of 2 or 3)


Ankapark might end up like my RCT3 park when I run out of actually good ride ideas to build and resort to doing everything in the selection list.
1. Voyage 2. Intimidator 305 3. Maverick 4. Skyrush 5. Mindbender (Galaxyland) 6. Fury 325 7. Kumba 8. Goliath (Six Flags Over Georgia) 9. The Beast 10. Phoenix

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Post January 27th, 2019, 7:58 am
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Traintastic26 wrote:
Interesting article about Ankapark which is hopefully due to open in March 2019:

https://www.dailysabah.com/life/2019/01 ... sh-capital

The key quote to take from this is...:

Ankapark features 2,117 rides including 28 huge rides.


All i can say is Jesus, that's quite a lot.

I do feel it's a typo.
I guess they mean 217 rides, which seems like a reasonable number if you'd count all the rides, shops, shows, exhibits, restaurants, playground equipment.

I've seen parks do this before, great way to boost up numbers.
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Post January 28th, 2019, 7:10 am

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2117 rides = every structure, every game stand, every ride support, every ride, every piece used to build the structures, every playground piece of equipment, every restaurant, every shop
1. Voyage 2. Intimidator 305 3. Maverick 4. Skyrush 5. Mindbender (Galaxyland) 6. Fury 325 7. Kumba 8. Goliath (Six Flags Over Georgia) 9. The Beast 10. Phoenix

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Good news, Ankapark will finally open on March 20th. But i will not be called Ankapark. It will actually be called Wonderland Eurasia:

https://www.aa.com.tr/tr/turkiye/ankapa ... zhLq70pc2I

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POV's from the 7 coasters that are currently open at the park (10 are still yet to open):



Also, over on rcdb, there are images from all 17 coasters that the park has to offer:

https://rcdb.com/12017.htm

Post February 11th, 2020, 4:14 pm

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Looks like the ride is over for Ankapark/Wonderland Eurasia
https://www.news1.news/2020/02/750-million-dollars-spent-ankapark-closed-2.html
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Post February 12th, 2020, 7:18 am

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Sad to hear but not surprising.
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Post February 12th, 2020, 1:12 pm
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Personally I hope a new management will reopen it again. But I heard a lot of stuff needs quite some maintenance to have it all up and running... :/
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Post February 12th, 2020, 7:13 pm

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Their plan of attack was just preposterous. A big shame and sad to hear, but hopefully not all of the coasters completely go to waste. Surely some will be relocated to help cover their asses lol.
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Post February 16th, 2020, 11:50 am
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There's a twist, Wonderland Eurasia might not be dead after all (Following quote translated from Turkish):

New operator to Ankapark

Wonderland Eurasia (Ankapark), formerly the Mayor of Ankara Metropolitan Municipality Melih Gökçek called “My biggest dream”, is getting ready to reopen its doors. Ankapark was transferred to Bursa based ECS Stil Tekstil company due to the debts of its operator GBM Ticaret-Çelik Joint Venture Group. The new operator will operate the park, whose door was recently locked, for 28 years.


Source: https://www.hurriyet.com.tr/gundem/anka ... i-41446120

Post February 17th, 2020, 12:34 pm
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This could be good new. Now just hope they have enough staff in and around the park so you can actually ride all the rides.
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