Luna Park, the twinkling heritage-listed amusement park wedged underneath the north side of the Harbour Bridge, has officially switched its lights back on.
Like most businesses, the park was forced to close down due to COVID restrictions, and it’s only as of today that the cherry red cars of the rickety Wild Mouse have started dipping and zipping on their harbourside tracks once more.
If you’re a Sydney local who’s yet to experience the magic of this retro-style fun land that’s equal parts rides and weird carnival vibes—it’s probably time to drop in and check it out.
Originally built in 1935, Luna Park is stacked with local history. It has opened and closed a few times across the years, once due to a tragic and mysterious fire, and another time due to noise complaints from neighbouring residents. There are a couple of urban legends associated with the park too, and it’s one of the only heritage-listed amusement parks in the world.
Now-iconic Luna Park rides include the gravity-defying rotor, the 50-metre high “Hair Raiser” drop, dodgem cars and the Coney Island mirror maze that’ll absolutely up your ‘Gram game. Luna Park’s Ferris Wheel offers one-in-a-million views of the harbour and the city.
Whether you’re looking to lock in a carnival date night or a kidult-style catch up with mates, Luna Park is now offering limited 4-hour sessions each day between 10am - 2pm and 3pm - 7pm. At a flat rate of $50, you’ll get access to unlimited rides, a $10 food and beverage voucher, plus one sideshow game.
COVID-19 safety measures will also be in place throughout the park. Rides will be regularly cleaned and the number of people on rides will be limited.
Looking for more kiddulting action? Strike and Holey Moley have also reopened and are taking bookings.
Image credit: Laura Cros