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Luna Park

Listed under Visitor Attractions in Sydney, Australia.

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This old skool amusement park has been around since the 1930’s and has one of the best views in Sydney, its huge clown face sign casting its slightly maniacal gaze over the harbour. It’s old and rickety with ancient attractions, a ferris wheel, the original 1930’s fun house with warping mirrors and moving platforms, a roller coaster, scary because of its age rather than thrill levels, dodgems and old fashioned games of skill. Closing and opening like a swinging door though out its 70 year history, the park’s current incarnation includes cafes, restaurants and gig and function facilities.

In the beginning the rides and amusements used to be updated every year in a winter overhaul, but Luna Park is now listed so the changes that you’ll see are minimal. The famous face, like that of its Melbourne counterpart, has been changed only eight times, the current glowing glowering grin is based on one of the early designs. Like most amusement parks, Luna Park is pretty poor value for money – but a go on the ferris wheel gets you a cheap and unique view over the harbour and will probably put a smile on your dial for about five minutes, if not as wide as the Luna Park face at least a smirk at the old skool carnival atmosphere below.

Written by  Kat Mackintosh.

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