Luna Park Sydney Tourist Attraction

Luna Park Sydney

Sydney Luna Park is an amusement Park located on the Northern shore of Sydney Harbour on cape Milsons Point. The first amusement Park was built near the famous harbour bridge in 1935. Attractions for it were brought from Luna Park in Glenelg in South Australia. First, the Park worked only 9 months a year, closing for the winter season. During the Second World War, this place was extremely popular among soldiers of Australian and American armies. In the 1950s, new amusement rides were brought from Holland, USA, Germany and England, and in the 1970s, the following phrase became the slogan of the Park: "The place where happiness dwells". In June 1979, a terrible tragedy happened in the amusement Park: there was a fire on the attraction "Ghost Train", thus 6 children and one adult died. The Park was closed immediately. Most of the amusement rides were dismantled. In 1982, a new Park was built on their place. Then, the Park was several times closed due to various repair and restoration works. The recent opening of the Park took place in 2004: then, despite the rain, several thousands of people came to the Park, and for the first two months of its work, the Park was visited by more than 200 thousand people! There are many exciting amusement rides in the park, like the Ferris Wheel, the Flying Saucer, the Rotor, the Tango Train and many others. Children are excited. Today Sydney Luna Park is one of two amusement parks in the world protected by the state, and several buildings on its site are listed as National Heritage of Australia and New South Wales.

Contacts

Address:
1 Olympic Dr, Milsons Point NSW 2061, Australia
Phone: (+61) 2 9033 7676
Website: http://www.lunaparksydney.com/
Coordinates:
33° 50′ 53.6″ S, 151° 12′ 35.9″ E

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