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Written by Tanmayee on April 30, 2020 Share on

Luna Park Sydney: Adventure Rides and Attractions in Sydney

Luna Park
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Luna Park Sydney located on Milson Point in the northern shorefront of the Harbour is a beautifully positioned amusement park. Imagine going to an amusement park with beautiful carnival colors and Sydney Harbour Bridge as a backdrop. Stunning, isn’t it? Even if you don’t intend on taking any rides, you should visit Luna par just for the stunning views it offers. Not just that, this park is also a historical landmark in Sydney. In fact, it has been added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register in 2010. Luna Park has a lot to offer which appeals to every visitor and for all ages. 

About the park: 

History of Luna Park:

The first-ever Luna Park was established at Coney Island, New York in 1903. Later, as the park became more popular, several branches were opened across the world. The first Luna Park in Australia was opened at St.Kilda in Melbourne and later in Glenelg. However, due to some difficulties, the Glenelg branch had to be shut. Hence, they decided to relocate the park to Sydney. Luna Park was officially opened in October 1935. However, the park has been shut a few times for redevelopment. Later in 2004, Luna Park re-opened again for its visitors. 

The big entrance:

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One of the significant attractions in the park apart from the rides is its entrance. Luna Park has a 9-meter wide smiling face and flanking towers presiding over the entrance. The design was similar to the other smiling faces seen in Melbourne, Hong Kong, and the USA Luna Parks. This smiling moon face was designed by Arthur Barton in 1960. This grinning face can be seen at Milsons Point from vantage points close to the Sydney Harbor Bridge and Circular Quay.

Also Read: Sydney Opera House in Australia

Things to do:

Luna Park has several rides that will give you an exhilarating and fun experience. The rides have been categorized into yellow, green, and red rides depending on your height.

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Have a thrilling experience on the Ferris wheel or the devil’s drop and maybe even the slides. You’ll have plenty of options to choose from. You should even take the Tango Train on the edge of one of the most beautiful harbors in the world.

Coney Island:

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When you’re at Luna park, do not miss Coney Island. This is the only example of a 1930 funhouse operating in the world. Experience the rush of riding the Slides, faltering through Barrels of Fun, and taking on the Mirror Maze. 

Games: Slideshow Alley

If you want to take a break from the rides or if you don’t prefer taking the rides, then this would be a perfect spot for you to spend your time at. At the Slide-show alley, you can find yourself playing these games and winning a prize if you’re lucky. You can try your hand at the famous laughing clowns by popping a ball into the open-mouthed clowns or the Knockems where you’ll literally have to knock them down with a ball. If you’re looking for something that will give you the real carnival experience, then you must go for the Hi striker, where you have to hammer your way to the top. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? It usually takes a few swings to hear the ding.  There’s something for everyone in the slideshow alley so be sure to visit it. 

Getting there:

As the park is centrally located, you have plenty of transportation options to choose from. If you stay closer to the harbor bridge and don’t mind walking, then you can walk across the bridge and a little further from there to reach the park. If you’re looking for public transport, then you can take the train lines T1 and T9 from the central station through Town Hall and Wynyard and reach Milson point train station. You can also take a ferry from Circular Quay and Darling Harbour directly to the Milson Point wharf. 

Visitors information:

Entrance Fees: There’s no entry ticket for the Park. You will have to pay only for the rides that you will be taking. 

Timing: The general opening and closing time of the park are from 10:00 A.M to 6:00 P.M. The park is open throughout the week. However, the timings may vary depending on the events that take place. The park releases a monthly timing schedule for each month. 

Tips:

  • Check the monthly timing schedule before planning your visit. 
  • Purchase your tickets online as it is cheaper 
  • Pack your own food if you do not want to eat the carnival type food. 
  • Go early if you want to save time in the queues. 
  • Check the height restrictions before purchasing the tickets. 

If you’re looking for a fun experience during your trip to Sydney, you should definitely add Luna Park to your itinerary. Head to Pickyourtrail’s website, if you need more ideas or tips on what places you should visit.

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