Just for Fun: Luna Park
September 8th 2012 04:49
It is the tourist spots at home that take the longest time to get around to visiting, if ever. I’ve passed the giant smiling face of Luna Park many times and recently, I finally went in for the first time.
It was late in the day when we got there and despite the laughing and screaming from the rides, there wasn’t much of a crowd and the mood was subdued. Being the off-peak season, it was understandable. That was until eight vibrant performers materialised dancing – two of them on stilts – to blaring music and brought with them the carnival atmosphere. It was really cute when delighted kids joined in with the dancing.
Fairy floss, soft toys and contraptions that move in vomit-making orientations – I would’ve loved this place when I was younger. Finally making it there, I was more interested in taking photos of the iconic amusement park itself, which was fun – just for what Luna Park is intended.
From top left, clockwise: the Moon Ranger in motion; punters at the Shooting Gallery; screamers on the Music Trip; parked just 4 fun in front of Coney Island
Luna Park is located on the waterfront in Milsons Point at the northern end of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
It is accessible via public transport and parking is available if you prefer to drive. The entrance to the car park is on Paul Street. Rates start at $7/hour. We found parking on the same street for $2.50/hour on a Saturday.
Entry into Luna Park is free. Tickets for rides are available for purchase online and at the venue.
For information on visiting and more, please see www.lunaparksydney.com.
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