Engraved in Luna Park’s surroundings are remnants of the Park’s great past. From artwork to rides, the atmosphere at Luna Park is incomparable to any other Amusement Park around the globe. Our history is as colourful as our Park walls and one which we are proud to share with Sydneysiders and beyond. To celebrate our upcoming 85th Birthday on the 4th of October 2020, here are some of our most memorable Luna Park moments.

Key Moments in Luna Park History

Swipe across to see some important points in our history!

Happy Birthday

4 October, 1935

Luna Park Sydney opens! The Park is celebrated by Sydney siders and proves to be an immediate success with the likes of the Big Dipper and River Caves wowing all Guests!

Time to Redbuild!

1992

A HUGE restoration of Luna Park Sydnye begins, shaping the Park into what it is today. The foreshore boardwalk is built along with a rollercoaster and new rides.

Fresh Faced

1995

Luna Park’s 8th Face arrives in Milsons Point via barge. This face, inspired by Arthur Barton’s 1950 “Old Long Cole” version, is still the current face at the Park.

Time For An Upgrade

2002

Following th Big Dippers’ move to Dreamworld, a new company called Luna Park Sydney Pty Ltd assumes the 40-year lease. Luna Park is given a facelift with a total refurbishment of buildings and rides.

Lets Do This!

4 April, 2004

Luna Park as we know and love reopens. The redevelopment aims to keep Luna Park’s unique quirks and overall identity. While still promoting its heritage features, Luna Park  incorporates its new elements including restraunts, carpark facilities and a new 2,000 seat auditorium known as Big Top.

New Thrills

2014

The Hair Raiser is launched! Luna Park’s first ride since 2011, and an exhilerating one too!

More Rides!

March, 2019

The Hair Raiser is launched! Luna Park’s first ride since 2011, and an exhilerating one too!

How Art Saved Luna Park

Luna Park’s artwork is central to the history, feel and personality of the Park. Artwork and the artists who have been a part of its creation have been much more important that what meets the eye. In 1980, a group of artists’ known as the “Friends of Luna Park” were commissioned to revitalise the Park. The “Friends of Luna Park” were a huge driving force in tirelessly campaigning to save Luna Park from demolition in the 80s and 90s. The importance of art and maintaining the original decor within its walls is a mark of how much it is engraved in our history.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Many Faces, One Vision

Over the last 85 years, the Luna Park Face has changed at least 8 times. Dawning a slightly less cheery look in its 1935 creation, the Face has come a long way to its now smiling and bright-eyed expression.

Ride, Rides, Rides!

At Luna Park there are over 15 permanent rides for the whole family to enjoy. The staples of the Park include The Rotor and Wild Mouse – which is also heritage listed. Accompanied by Coney Island, these three rides are our oldest and best known at the Park. Our newer rides arriving in the 2000s include the sensational Volare and the super -thrilling Hair Raiser! Did you know Luna Park also has temporary rides EVERY school holidays?!

Luna Parks’ history is full of twists and turns, although one thing that remains the same is the ultimate goal to bring fun to Sydney and surrounds. For 85 years, Luna Park has seen millions of guests through it’s doors and continues to put smiles on faces of all ages that enter.

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