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Luna Park Sydney is a heritage-listed amusement park located at 1 Olympic Drive, Milsons Point, North Sydney Council, New South Wales, Australia, on the northern shore of Sydney Harbour. The amusement park is owned by the Luna Park Reserve Trust, an agency of the Government of New South Wales, and was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 5 March 2010.
The park was constructed during 1935 approximately 600 metres (2,000 ft) from the northern approaches of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and ran for seventy-month seasons until 1972, when it was opened year-round. Luna Park was closed in mid-1979, immediately following the Ghost Train fire, which killed six children and one adult. Most of the park was demolished, and a new amusement park was constructed; this originally operated under the name of Harbourside Amusement Park before resuming the Luna Park name. The park was closed again in 1988 as an independent engineering inspection determined that several rides needed urgent repair. The owners failed to repair and reopen the park before a New South Wales government deadline, and ownership was passed to a new body.
Reopening in 1995, Luna Park closed again after thirteen months because of the Big Dipper rollercoaster: noise pollution complaints from residents on the clifftop above the park caused the ride's operating hours to be heavily restricted, and the resultant drop in attendance made the park unprofitable. After another redevelopment, Luna Park reopened in 2004 and has continued operating since.
Luna Park is one of two amusement parks in the world that are protected by government legislation; several of the buildings on the site are also listed on the (now defunct) Register of the National Estate and the New South Wales State Heritage Register. The park has been utilised as a filming location for several movies and television shows.
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Luna Park Sydney Reviews
There are so many history for this park! Fun to take pictures there too if you are bored you can try to play the games with your family/friends more »
We got the ferry to Luna Park and enjoyed the old fashioned funfair atmosphere. We didn’t go on any rides but enjoyed a wander around and views of the Harbour Bridge. more »
This is a super fun little theme park! The rides are great for both adults and kids, there's enough to do to keep you entertained for a few hours. The nostalgia of the place is really great too, I love the retro carnival vibes this place has! Only thing is that it's a bit more expensive than what it's worth in my mind, especially the food (you're looking at almost $6 for a bottle of coke, and most of the meals at the diners are around the $20 mark). With tickets it's easy to spend about $200 for a half-day visit. It's a pretty small park too so it's easy to do everything in just a couple of hours. Other than that it's a really fun park and a real testament of its time! 🎡
An amazing visit to an iconic theme park with the (grown)family. Blown away by the fact that the nostalgic ambience was still there in the set out and in the rides and shows. Caters for all ages and even those into the extreme "fun". No charge to simply walk around was a nice change to most other venues on our travels.
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