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What is Luna Park?
Let’s play a little game. What’s the first thing on your mind when I mention Sydney? I’ll make a guess. Were you thinking about…
… the Sydney Opera House? This iconic building is one of Sydney’s most impressive sights. Its bright white roof is stunning and the views are complemented by Sydney Harbour Bridge, which is almost as famous as the Opera House. But did you know that Sydney is also home to a small-sized amusement park? And did you know that it’s actually visible in the picture above? Just take a look at the right-hand side of Harbour Bridge and you might spot a Ferris wheel. That’s one of the rides at Luna Park Sydney.
Do they have roller coasters?
Luna Park isn’t the local version of Cedar Point or Six Flags, as it features only one roller coaster. That’s a legendary roller coaster, though. Wild Mouse is one of the world’s few remaining wooden wild mouse rides and it provides great fun. The ride is fast, unpredictable and it feels considerably more intense than you’d expect. It’s a shame that Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s Wild Mouse was removed, but this coaster is nearly as crazy.
Fans of classic fairground rides will be thrilled at Luna Park Sydney. The park is home to many flat rides and most of them look rather old. We’re not interesting in those attractions, but we definitely want to pay a visit to Coney Island, the park’s fun house. It’s huge, it’s beautiful and it delivers a pretty fun experience.
Is Luna Park worth visiting?
Yes and no. No because you obviously shouldn’t book a flight to Australia especially for Luna Park. Yes because this park is easy to combine with a stay in Sydney. The city provides great shopping opportunities, awesome nightlife and many beautiful sights. You actually can’t travel Down Under without stopping in Sydney. And if you’re here, I would definitely recommend a visit to Luna Park. A ride on Wild Mouse is a must for every coaster enthusiast.
What are your thoughts on Luna Park?
Have you ever visited this unique amusement park in Sydney? Were you just as overwhelmed by Wild Mouse as me? And what do you think about the park’s unique location? Share your opinion in the comments section below!