Luna Park has just added a thrilling new ride. Itís called the Hair Raiser. It takes you 50 metres up, and then drops you at 80kph straight back down to earth. Itís all over pretty quickly, but itís something you wonít forget in a hurry. Itís the first new ride at Luna Park for 10 years.
It's the brand new Hair Raiser
Also at Luna Park are many famous rides. The Wild Mouse is an old favourite. Angelina Jolie was recently pictured riding in car number 4 with some of her children.
Enjoy the ride and the view on the Ferris Wheel
Thereís the big Ferris Wheel where you can enjoy an amazing view of Sydney Harbour. And there is the gravity defying Rotor, the Moon Ranger, and lots more.
There are rides for the littler kids, such as the Carousel, and the Whirly Wheel.
An oldie but a goodie - Coney Island.
There are fun Side Show Games, and who would want to miss Coney Island with the Mirror Maze, Barrels Of Fun, Wonky Walk and more. A ticket to Coney Island gives you all day entry.
Luna Park is not just about rides. There are fun places to eat, such as the Coney Island Cafť and Lighthouse Cafť; or you can scoff down a delicious ice-cream at Scoops.
Unwind in the picnic area
There is an area off to the back where you can relax and enjoy a picnic. Itís called Lavender Green Picnic Area, and it has a few covered tables and chairs with spectacular views.
As far as amusement parks go, Luna Park is small. But the location, right on Sydney Harbour and almost under the bridge, is unbeatable.
Entertainment on the go
Just a word about the staff. An amusement park is measured on the staff as much as the rides. Whenever I have been to Luna Park, I have found the staff to be excellent. They are obviously well trained. Even on stinking hot days, they are there doing their roles with a smile. The Street Performers are great examples. Always happy to stop and pose for photos, talk to people, and keep the spirit of the park uplifted and joyous.
The Street Performers keep the atmosphere happy
Luna Park is situated under the northern end of the Harbour Bridge at Milsons Point.
There is a car park, or you can get to Luna Park by train, bus or ferry.
It's a great place, and the queues aren't too long.
Despite its location, youíll find that Luna Park is never too busy, with the exception of peak periods including summer weekends, and in summer overall.
Entry is free but you pay for the rides. Prices vary on when you go. The best value is the unlimited rides passes, but you can also purchase single ride tickets.
Where: Milsons Point, Sydney
Why: Fun rides in a spectacular location.
Cost: Free entry - pay for rides.
When: Every day, but check first.