Vialand stands out both as a giant theme park that offers fun activities for children and as a shopping center that offers shopping opportunities for adults. Vialand is also very close to touristic centers such as Taksim Square and Sultanahmet.
Vialand, as the Disneyland of Istanbul, offers a wide variety of activities for families with children. If you are on a long holiday in Istanbul, you can spend a day having fun here.
If you wish, you can buy your Vialand online ticket by clicking this link. The ticket includes many activities in Theme Park. It’s sold with the GetYourGuide guarantee and can be canceled up to 24 hours.
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Vialand Theme Park
Vialand Theme Park promises great fun with its main units such as Family Fun, Children’s Entertainment, Fun for Fearless. In addition, it offers entertainment, shopping and dining opportunities together in the same complex.
Jungle Park, as an activity area spread over an area of 5000 square meters, has surprise sections called Safari and Dungeon. While Safari offers unexpected surprises, Dungeon is designed for horror enthusiasts.
Moreover, Istanbul Show Center has a 10,000 audience capacity, which consists of a concert and activity stage. Also, Isfanbul Castle at the entrance of Vialand tells visitors fairytales.
Vialand Shopping Center
Vialand Shopping Center also allows adults to have a good time here. A tram operates inside shopping center where you can find over 200 shops, dining places, and activity sections.
Vialand won “Turkey’s Best Thematic Entertainment Section” in Atrax Awards, “Turkey’s Best Socio-Cultural Project” in Sign of the City Awards and it was in top ten amusement parks among 800 theme parks in Europe at European Star Award 2016.
An application named “Zoom My Day” records 15-30 seconds videos of visitors in the entertainment units while they have fun. After the visitors wear a digital wristband before they take their places in the units, it needs to be scanned.
The visitors, then, can buy the video records as a USB device, photo or video card or it can be shared on social media accounts. So you have a digital memory of your day at the theme park and can share it on Instagram.
Activities in Vialand
Activities of Vialand such as the mini tower, merry go round, fun farm, heli ride and ocean ride can be found in the “Children’s Entertainment” section. Units such as the palace swing, King Kong, heroic firefighters can be experienced in “Family Fun” section.
In the “Fun for Fearless” section, you can climb 50 meters high at Justice Tower or take the roller coster (Nefeskesen) ride, which has 900 seats capacity, can reach up to 110 km speed per hour.
In the “Little Explorers” section, a 160 meters long tunnel gives the kids an opportunity to learn Turkish history and culture by a tour. In total, there are more than 20 units in Vialand where handicapped kids are not forgotten. There are sections designed exclusively for the handicapped.
As every entertainment section has their own security rules and different height limits, family members may need to accompany their kids depending on the sections. Regular maintenance of all tools is carried out by a professional team.
The complex also offers various cafes, fast food or Ottoman kitchen options. Moreover, you can buy souvenirs for your beloved ones at one of the souvenirs shops in the theme park.
Vialand Theme Park Ticket Price 2024
Vialand Theme Park ticket price is 1500 Turkish Lira (approximately 55 USD) as of 2024. Admission is free for babies between 0 and 3 years old. Information about entry fees was last updated on November 24, 2023.
Due to the post-pandemic inflation, ticket prices can change frequently. For this reason, I recommend that you confirm the entrance fee once again from the official website.
You can also use this link to buy tickets online for Vialand. When you click on the link I have provided, you will see the online ticket booking page, so you can confirm the ticket prices once again.
How to Buy Online Tickets for Vialand?
Vialand’s own ticket office can be busy, especially in spring and summer. On weekends, Istanbulites show great interest in this entertainment center.
You can buy your Vialand online ticket by clicking this link here. These tickets include most of the activities at the Theme Park. An audio guide is also provided with the tickets.
Tickets are sold under the GetYourGuide guarantee and can be canceled up to 24 hours with a full refund. Tours start by meeting in front of Vialand.
Vialand Theme Park Opening Hours 2024
Vialand Theme Park opening hours are between 10:00 and 18:00 on the weekdays. On weekends, Vialand is open between 11:00 and 20:00. Vialand is open every day of the week. Information on visiting hours was last updated on November 24, 2023.
Please also note that these visiting hours were last updated in November of 2023. Before you go, I suggest you check the official website of Vialand and confirm it one last time. There may be slight changes due to various events and renovations.
How to Go to Theme Park?
Vialand is located very close to Istanbul’s tourist centers, Sultanahmet (Old City) and Taksim Square. It is possible to go to the theme park by both buses and the metro. Since it is more practical to go to the Vialand by bus, let me explain that first:
In order to get to Vialand from Sultanahmet (Old City), you first need to go down to Eminonu (near Spice Bazaar). You can reach Vialand by taking the 99 or 99Y buses from the bus stops here.
In order to get to Vialand from Taksim Square (Beyoglu), you can take the Taksim-Cebeci bus with the code 36T. When you come to the Yesilpinar Bus Station, you will have reached the theme park.
You can also go to Vialand by metro. For this, you need to first go to “Mecidiyekoy” by metro with the code M2 from Yenikapi (in Old City) or Taksim Square (New City). From Mecidiyekoy you can take the M7 metro and get off at the “Veysel Karani Aksemsettin” station.
From the Veysel Karani Aksemsettin stop, which can be reached by the M7 metro, free customer services provide frequent transportation to Vialand.
Vialand Theme Park (formerly known as Isfanbul) offers large areas of entertainment for children in a crowded and busy city like Istanbul. This theme park is perfect for families visiting Istanbul with their children.
Istanbul is a city with the largest shopping centers in Europe. For this reason, visitors to the city want to visit giant shopping mallls such as Cevahir and Kanyon. However, the areas where children can have a good time are more limited at these shopping places.
On the other hand, Vialand is also one of the biggest shopping malls in Istanbul. Moreover, it also promises an unforgettable experience for children. With this feature, it is one step ahead of other popular malls in the city.
If you want to spend a fun day in Istanbul with your children, you can consider spending a day at this theme park. If you want to book tickets online for Vialand, you can use this link.
Written by Serhat Engul