LUNA PARK WILL BE SIMPLY BLOSSOMING THESE
SEPTEMBER SCHOOL HOLIDAYS–WITH THE
CAROUSEL & GREAT SCENIC RAILWAY SPRINGING
BACK INTO ACTION! MAKE SURE TO VISIT AND
CELEBRATE WITH US.
As Melbourne shakes off the winter chills, Luna Park will be celebrating
the warmer weather by springing open its doors bursting full of rides.
With all-time favourite rides–the Carousel and the Great Scenic Railway back after
their hibernation and a fun-filled competition to celebrate the cinema release of The
House with the Clock in Its Walls–the Park will be looking all bright and shiny for the
school holiday crowds.
Luna Park’s CEO Mary Stuart says she is thrilled to have both these heritage rides ready to
delight after months of delicate mechanical repairs and restoration work.
“The timing of the completion of the restoration works on the Carousel and the Scenic
Railway couldn’t be more perfect. Spring is about all that is fresh and new and that is how
the Park feels right now! We are so ready to entertain all the children and families who
love coming to us when school is out,” she said.
The works on the heritage-listed Carousel, which have primarily involved its completely
unique weight-carrying setup, have taken more than a year.
“The Carousel has not operated for more than a year. Since June 2017 constant work has
been done to diagnose and then repair mechanical issues. The operating system of the
Carousel is unique and Luna Park consulted with national and international experts
including the original manufacturers – The Philadelphia Toboggan Company. The time and
effort involved has been worth it and we are delighted that one of our favourite rides will
once again enchant all who come to the Park.
“The world famous Luna Park Carousel is a working museum piece. It is a treasure in its
own right and celebrates its 105th season this year. We are so proud of our maintenance
staff and consulting engineers who have worked so hard to repair the Carousel.
“Over the winter period major rebuilding works have also been undertaken on the Great
Scenic Railway. This ensures that all who come to Luna Park can continue to enjoy the
amazing 106-year-old wooden roller coaster; the oldest continually operating wooden
coaster in the world. Without the love and attention to rebuilding the Great Scenic
Railway this historic world renowned thriller would not be still clicking and clacking
around the track,” said Ms Stuart.
As well as all the favourite rides at Luna Park there will be plenty of Springtime action for
the kids to keep them entertained and jumping around like young lambs. In the lead-up to
the release of the new movie The House with a Clock in Its Walls, starring Jack Black and
Cate Blanchett in cinemas 20 September, families will be able to go hunting for 8 clocks
that will be mysteriously hidden around the Park for a chance to win passes to see the
By solving the clues to find all the clocks and marking them on the special map, families
will be in for a chance to share in over 150 family movie pass giveaways to see the
magical adventure, The House with a Clock in Its Walls.
Also touching down at Luna Park this school holiday period will be The Famous
Spiegeltent with a spectacular line-up of LIVE family and adult entertainment. During the
day the children’s entertainment includes ‘Le Petit Circus’ – a high-energy acrobatic kiddie
delight and at night the fun will morph into adult entertainment including the fabulous
Moira Finucane’s Dance Hall – A Diva Carousel!
Make sure to visit Luna Park these school holidays, and the clock hunt, fun in the
Spiegeltent, the thrilling rides and the plenty of games are guaranteed to keep that spring
in your step going and going!
SPRING SCHOOL HOLIDAY OPENING HOURS FROM 22 Sept – 14 Oct:
11:00am – 8:00pm Sunday to Wednesday
11:00am – 11:00pm Thursday to Saturday
Unlimited Ride Tickets:
These tickets give you the freedom to enjoy all the fun rides as many times as you like all
Adult 13+ years $49.95
Child 4-12 years $39.95
Toddler 3 years & under $17.50
Family 2 adults + 2 children OR 1 adult + 3 children $149.95
Additional family members (extra wristbands may be purchased in conjunction with the
family pass and are offered at a discounted price):
Adult 13+ years $42.45
Child 4-12 years $33.95
Toddler 3 years & under $14.90
Single Ride Tickets:
Adult 13+ yrs $10.95
Child 4-12 yrs $9.95
Toddler 3yrs & under $4.95
Annual Pass $110
FAMOUS SPIEGELTENT PRICES:
Special Spiegeltent show/park ride bundles (available for online pre-sales only for
Spiegeltent shows running before 5pm).
Prices: Toddlers – $30; Children 4-12yrs – $47.95 and for 13+ yrs – $59.95.