Luna Park announces $30 million major upgrade & 9 new rides!


Luna Park Sydney has just released a $30 million plan to update and refresh one of Australia’s best known and most loved attractions, including the installations of nine new rides!

Luna Park is investing over $30 million to upgrade park facilities, introduce nine new, state-of-the-art rides and update some of their other attractions, while ensuring they retain the heritage and history of this much-loved Sydney destination.

Nine new permanent rides planned for Luna Park upgrade:

  • Six new children’s rides
  • A family coaster
  • A thrill ride
  • A new Big Dipper (the first inline seating launch roller coaster in the world)

The new Big Dipper is a state-of-the-art ‘one seat wide’ train that is smaller than the original Big Dipper at Luna Park. It has been specifically designed to ride very low to the terrain where appropriate, in harmony with the historic landscape features of the site.

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Artists impression of the new Luna Land at Luna Park after the Luna Park upgrade

Artists impression of the new Luna Land at Luna Park

The Luna Park upgrade was officially announced by the Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres, and will transform the 85-year-old park into a world class amusement venue fit for the 21st century.

Mr Ayres welcomed the $30 million investment economic boost and the creation of jobs at a critical time, saying, “This investment will attract more people to Sydney and ensure that Luna Park continues providing joy and excitement to millions of families and children for the next 85 years and beyond,” he said.

“An investment of this size is great news for all of Sydney as it will create hundreds of jobs, help boost local tourism, and assist in the economic recovery of NSW post COVID-19. It is yet another sign of confidence in NSW and our economic future – and a sign of confidence that Sydney is back in business.”

The Managing Director of Luna Park Sydney, Peter Hearne, said: “The people of Sydney love Luna Park, which is as emblematic a symbol of our city as the Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House. We are just going to make it even better than it is now, while still preserving its wonderful heritage. Importantly, every ride and attraction will comply fully with the very strict existing regulations relating to noise, height, lights, and hours of operation that have been in place since 2004, as well as fully complying with the amendments approved in 2018 to the State Environmental Planning Policy (State Significant Precincts) 2005.”

Big Dipper in 1995

Luna Park Big Dipper

Big Dipper 1970s

Luna Park Big Dipper 1970s

Big Dipper 1970s, well before the modern Luna Park look (and Luna Park upgrade!)

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