Luna Park is an amusement park which was built near the Sydney Harbour Bridge in 1935. The park ran for nine months in the year till 1972 when the schedule was changed so that it operated throughout the year. It was closed during 1979 when the Ghost Train caught fire in which one adult and six children died. During this time, most parts of the park were demolished and an entirely new park was made. It originally went by the name, Harbourside Amusement Park before changing its name back to Luna Park once more.
The park had been closed in 1988 once more when engineering inspections showed that a number of rides required urgent repair. The park operators failed to make the required repairs prior to a deadline by the NSW government and the ownership of this park was them passed to another body. It reopened in 1995 and then closed just 13 months later because of its star attraction, the Big Dipper. There were complaints of noise pollution by residents which forced the park to restrict the operating hours of the ride. This reduced attendances at the park and made it unprofitable to keep it open. After further development, the park once again opened its doors in 2004 & has continued operations ever since.
This amusement park is one of only 2 amusement parks around the world which are protected by the government. It has also been used for the filming of multiple movies & TV shows.
Luna Park is located at 1 Olympic Dr, Milsons Point, NSW 2061, Australia. It is opened on Friday & Saturday from 11 am to 10 pm, on Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm and on Monday from 11 am to 4 pm. It remains closed on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Some of the most popular rides at this park include the Moon Ranger, Wild Mouse, Spider, Dodgem City and the Big Dipper.
There are multiple different choices are far as tickets are concerned. You could go for an annual pass which costs just $99. This will give you VIP treatment at the park throughout the year except on Blackout Dates. You can choose to go for the unlimited rides pass as well. This allows you unlimited rides in a single day. The passes are split into yellow, green and red depending on your height. Buying them online is cheaper than buying them at the park so it would be wise for you to purchase them in advance. Another type of ticket you can go for is the Lunacy Double Pass. This allows to go on unlimited rides post 6 pm on Fridays & Saturdays. This is an exclusive online offer and isn’t available at the park. Another exclusive online offer is the Mini Money Mondays. These tickets are basically the same as unlimited ride passes but are $10 cheaper. They are only available on Mondays though.
And if none of these tickets suit you, you can simply go for a sampler pass which allows to go on a couple of rides in the park.
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