Please find below and attached a media release from Luna Park Sydney announcing a $30 million plan to transform the 85-year-old park into a world-class amusement park and tourist destination fit for the 21st century.
The plan includes:
• The introduction of nine new permanent rides, including six new children’s rides, a thrill ride; a family coaster; and an anchor coaster (“The Big Dipper”).
• The Big Dipper will be the first inline seating launch roller coaster in the world.
• This state-of-the-art “one seat wide” train is substantially smaller than the previous Big Dipper at Luna Park, having been specifically designed to limit the impact on neighbours.
• Every ride and attraction will comply fully with the existing regulations that have been in place since 2004.
• This investment will create more than 2500 direct and indirect jobs during the construction and delivery of this project.
An animation video of The Big Dipper; photo visualisations of the new rides; and historical photos can be downloaded here: https://we.tl/t-aausB4Pzzw
Luna Park Sydney unveiled today a $30 million plan to update and refresh one of
Australia’s best known and most loved destinations, including the installations of new
rides and attractions.
The plan 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.
“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
“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: “We are investing
over $30 million to upgrade park facilities, introduce nine new, state-of-the-art rides
and update some of our other attractions, while ensuring we retain the heritage and
history of this much-loved Sydney destination.
“We are excited to announce the introduction of nine new permanent rides that will
thrill and excite all age levels, including six new children’s rides; a family coaster; a
thrill ride; and a new Big Dipper, which will be the first inline seating launch roller
coaster in the world.
William Roberts (Cannings Strategic Communications)
0431318893 / [email protected]
“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
“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
“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.”