Sydney’s iconic Luna Park to launch new rides for $ 30 million just in time for school holidays

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Inside the $ 30 million in new rides added to the iconic Luna Park fun fair – and it’s open just in time for school holidays

  • Sydney’s Luna Park to launch nine new rides just in time for school holidays
  • The results of the $ 30 million park-wide facelift will be open to the public on June 26
  • The Big Dipper is set to return as the world’s first single-line roller coaster
  • Thrill seekers of all ages to enjoy two new rail roller coasters and five new mini rides










Thrill seekers will discover nine new rides when Australia’s iconic Luna Park reopens its pearly whites just in time for school holidays.

Sydney Amusement Park will open to the public on June 26 after its $ 30 million facelift, closed for renovations since January 27.

The nine new rides include a 360-degree rotating, oscillating and rotating Sledgehammer ride that takes people onboard 30 meters into the air, a hovering submarine called the Silly Sub, and two family-friendly roller coasters, the Boomerang and the Little Nipper.

Sydney’s iconic Luna Park will launch nine new family-friendly rides when it reopens on June 26. Pictured: The Boomerang, one of two new roller coasters to hit the park

Mini-thrill seekers can enjoy many new, smaller rides, including the Little Nipper roller coaster (pictured) just in time for school holidays

Mini-thrill seekers can enjoy many new, smaller rides, including the Little Nipper roller coaster (pictured) just in time for school holidays

There are also four other mini rides for kids – a smaller Ferris wheel, The Bug, a spinning green machine called Freaky Frogs, the Loopy Lighthouse, and Cloud 9.

The Big Dipper is also back, but not until December and not like before it was demolished in 1981.

The new big kids’ ride will be the world’s first single-line rail coaster and Australia’s tallest and fastest multi-launch coaster.

Luna Park Sydney General Manager Peter Hearne said it was an exciting new chapter in the park’s 86-year history.

The iconic Big Dipper (pictured) will return as the world's first single-line rail coaster and Australia's tallest and fastest multiple coaster

The iconic Big Dipper (pictured) will return as the world’s first single-line rail coaster and Australia’s tallest and fastest multi-launch coaster

“Our new rides combined with our existing classics have transformed our beloved theme park into a globally recognized and highly sought after destination for thrill seekers of all ages,” said Mr. Hearne.

The new rides were built alongside existing favorites like the 38-meter tall Hair Raiser, Smelly Rotor, Wild Mouse and Coney Island.

Theme park enthusiasts will need to book online to guarantee their tickets for a date and time. The opening hours of the park will now be divided into two daily sessions.

There will be a new Luna Parks loyalty program and a new Luna Play online experience where guests can plan their day and purchase photos that will launch in July.

The new rides will open as part of a park-wide upgrade worth $ 30 million.  Pictured: The Sledgehammer, a merry-go-round that has passengers swinging and turning 360 degrees

The new rides will open as part of a park-wide upgrade worth $ 30 million. Pictured: The Sledgehammer, a merry-go-round that has passengers swinging and turning 360 degrees

Luna Park Sydney General Manager Peter Hearne said it was an exciting new chapter in the park's 86-year history.  Pictured: The Loopy Lighthouse, a beginner version of the Hair Raiser

Luna Park Sydney General Manager Peter Hearne said it was an exciting new chapter in the park’s 86-year history. Pictured: The Loopy Lighthouse, a beginner version of the Hair Raiser

Additional photography options will also be available to park visitors, including a special green screen that allows photos to be taken during the rides.

Tourism Minister Stuart Ayres said last November that the investment would create 2,500 direct and indirect jobs during construction, boost tourism and help New South Wales’ economic recovery after Covid-19.

“This investment will attract more people to Sydney and ensure that Luna Park continues to bring joy and excitement to millions of families and children for the next 85 years and beyond,” he said.

“It is yet another sign of confidence in New South Wales and our economic future – and a sign of confidence that Sydney is back to business.”

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