Luna Park

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

   Luna Park, which is often referred to as Luna Park Sydney or Sydney's Luna Park, has had a complex history.  The land on Milsons Point was originally used from 1923 to 1932 to house workshops and a large steelworks used to build the Sydney Harbor Bridge.  After the Bridge was completed, the construction equipment was removed and an amusement park, based on New York's Luna Park, was built with rides relocated from Luna Park Glendelg.  The park operated from 1935 until 1979 when it closed after a fatal fire on the Ghost Train ride.  The park reopened in 1982 as Harbourside Amusement Park, but was shuttered again in 1988.   Legislation was passed in 1990 to protect the park.  The Park reopened in 1995, but bad weather, poor attendance and vocal opposition from the neighbors over noise complaints forced the park to close just 13 months later.  In 2004, this time with legal protection from legislation passed by the New South Wales government, the park reopened after a few years of redevelopment and restoration.

Four coasters have left Sydney:

Wild Mouse
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