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Amusement Parks in Rome
17 June 2019

If you’re traveling with children, it’s likely that there is only so much “museum-time” they’ll give you. And that’s ok. We understand that a good family vacation is understanding the balance between adult-centered activities and child-centered activities. But that doesn’t have to mean that “child-centered” activities have to be boring for adults.

Did you know there are several amusement parks within close vicinity to Rome? Easily reachable by taxi or metro, we’ve included a list of the amusement parks that are worth checking out. From the classic rides at Luneur to the refreshing water park of Hydromania (perfect for these hot summer days!) to the cinema-themed Cinecittà world! We’ve also included the children’s museum which is perfect for the youngest members of the family.

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Luneur is Rome’s oldest amusement park which first opened in 1953. The park was originally set up for the Agricultural Fair of 1953, but was kept open since it was so well received. Since then the park has gone through highs and lows and eventually closed in 2008. It reopened in 2016.

Most of the original attractions have been replaced with new ones. Featured rides include a 23m tall ferris wheel, central lake with water slides, steel roller coasters, and inflatable bounce attractions. There are plenty of food kiosks available throughout the park.


Tuesday – Friday: 10am – 7pm, Saturday and Sunday: 10am – 8pm, Closed Mondays


Entry ticket €2,50 (kids under 80cm/2ft 7in enter free); rides cost €1/ride buy purchasing “Lunalira”. Unlimited rides are available for €20/person and a family package for €49 includes entry and unlimited rides for up to 2 adults and 3 children.

How to arrive

The park is easily accessible by Metro line B. Get off at the EUR Magliana stop and walk about 10 minutes (500m) to the entrance of the park.

Via delle Tre Fontane 100 – 114

For more information, visit the LunEUR Website (Italian only).

Cinecittà World

Opened in 2014, Cinecittà World is a cinema-themed amusement park where every world from ancient Rome, futuristic space, the far west and even Disney’s Frozen are represented. The park utilizes both original and recreated movie props from the Rome-based film studio’s 80-year history, starting with the entrance which features the temple opening from the 1914 silent film “Cabiria.” The amusement park is located adjacent the Castel Romano outlet mall, where outlets for all the major Italian and international brands have last and end of season garb on sale.


Monday and Thursday: 11am – 7pm, Friday – Sunday: 11am – 11:30pm, closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays


Entry for adults are €24; Children up to 1m/3ft 7in and under 10 years old are €19.

How to arrive

Cinecittà is most easily reached by taxi or by taking the Metro line B to EUR Palasport and taking the direct shuttle. Roundtrip shuttle service costs €10 and is available at 10:30am or 2:30pm from EUR Palasport. Reservations are required.

Via di Castel Romano

For more information, visit the Cinecittà Website.


Hydromania is one of Italy’s largest water parks featuring 90,000 sq m of pools, including a wave pool, hydromassage pool and fitness pool for those who would like to enjoy a little water exercise at their day at the water park. There are plenty of slides and tubes for the kids to slide down, including a 6-lane mega slide for friendly competition. Between the pools there are plenty of relaxation areas for parents to enjoy the sun or shade from the umbrella while the kids cool off in the water.


Weekdays: 9:30am – 6:30pm, Saturdays and Sundays: 9:30am – 7pm


Adults: €24, Children under 12 €19, Half-day rate (after 2pm) €19

How to arrive

A taxi is required to reach the park as it isn’t easily serviced by public transportation.

Vicolo del Casale Lumbroso, 200

For more information, visit the Hydromania Website.


ZooMarine is the intersection of a waterpark and zoo, featuring Dolphin shows and animal exhibits as well as swimming pools, water slides and roller coasters. Located about 30km south of Rome, it’s a great place for fun for the whole family!


Open March 2 – November 3, 2019. The park opens at 10am each day and closes between 3pm and 7pm. Consult the calendar to see opening hours for the day you’re interested in.


Adults €34, children over 100cm/3ft 3in and under 130cm/4ft 3in €28.

How to arrive

The best way to reach ZooMarine is either via taxi or taking the daily shuttle which leaves Termini train station (at Via Giolitti 48)

Via dei Romagnoli

For more information, visit the ZooMarine website (Italian only).

Explora: Museum for Children

When traveling with the whole family, it’s not always easy to find something that everyone will like. Even if it’s not technically an amusement park, the Explora Children’s Museum is one of our favorite hidden gems in Rome. Not only are activities attention grabbing for all ages, the activities are educational, teaching your children about science through fun games and experiments. The museum keeps a strict schedule offering 4 entries each day so your visit is limited to a maximum of 1hr 45 mins, but it’s time well spent.


Visits are timed for 1 hour 45 minutes each session. There are 4 sessions each day: 10am, 12pm, 3pm, and 5pm. Tickets must be purchased ahead of time on Saturdays, Sundays, and school holidays.


Adults: €8.50, Children: €5

How to arrive

The Explora Children’s Museum is easily reached by Metro line A, Flaminio Stop. From here you can walk up Via Flaminia for 3 blocks to the museum entrance.

Via Flaminia, 80-86

For more information, visit the Explora Museum website.

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Have you visited any of Rome’s amusement parks? Share your experience with us in the comments below!

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