17 Facts About Luna Park

1. Luna Park is only open weekends, public holidays and school holidays throughout the year.

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2. Luna Park is very easily accessible by train and tram.

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3. Luna Park includes many modern attractions such as the Coney Drop, the Spider, a Ferris wheel, and other mechanical thrill-rides.

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4. Luna Park opened 13 December 1912, after two years of construction.

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5. Luna Park was reopened in 2004 after it was developed.

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6. Luna Park could not gain profit due to the decline of attendance.

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7. In 1988, Luna Park was closed again because some rides had to be repaired according to an independent engineering inspection.

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8. Luna Park has potential to contain archaeological resources associated with all historical phases of the site's development, including pre-European occupation, development of transport systems in this area, the Dorman Long and Co phase of activity and development and the establishment and development of Luna Park itself.

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9. Luna Park is important as a place of significance to generations of the Australian Public, in particular Sydney siders who have strong memories and associations with the place.

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10. Luna Park is one of Sydney's most recognisable and popular icons, the Luna Park face in particular is an instantly recognisable symbol of Sydney.

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11. Luna Park appeared in two episodes of the 1989 programme Betty's Bunch.

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12. On top of the cliff behind Luna Park are a number of trees dating from the end of the nineteenth century when the cliff top site was occupied by Northcliff house.

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13. Luna Park was officially opened to the public on 4 October 1935, to almost immediate success.

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14. Luna Park is one of two amusement parks in the world that are protected by government legislation; several of the buildings on the site are listed on the Register of the National Estate and the New South Wales State Heritage Register.

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15. Luna Park was constructed during 1935 approximately 600 metres from the northern approaches of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and ran for seventy-month seasons until 1972, when it was opened year-round.

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16. Luna Park was a vastly expanded attraction built partly on the grounds of Sea Lion Park, the first enclosed amusement park on Coney Island which closed down due to competition from near by Steeplechase Park.

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17. Luna Park is a name shared by dozens of currently operating and defunct amusement parks.

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