Italy's Oldest Theme Park Has Reopened Its Doors
Lunear, the oldest theme park in Italy, reopened in Rome last week after being closed for eight years.
Originally created as a botanical garden back in 1953, the park was never intended to be permanent, according to Italian outlet ANSA. However, it was a popular attraction throughout the 1970s, '80s, and '90s.
Now it has reopened with interactive fairytales, gardening workshops, a yellow brick maze in the style of “The Wizard of Oz,” and other attractions.
The park, intended for children, boasts family-friendly features like child-size restrooms, playrooms, school field trip programs, and breastfeeding areas for mothers.
There's also toy racing cars, a King Arthur-themed carousel, a Ferris wheel, and an enchanted forest game to explore.
“We’ve looked after every detail, from the services to the sets to the green areas, protected and enhanced,” Antonio Abete, president of the theme park, told ANSA.
The park will be hosting Halloween events starting through November 2, and is considering adding water games to its roster in next summer, in addition to working towards snagging the Guinness World Record for the most pinwheels in a field.
“It’s an innovative project for a modern city, with everything aimed at safety and fun,” park CEO Filippo Chiusano said.