The boy: “Have you blogged about Luna Park?”
Me: “No, not yet……..Why?”
The boy: Write about it first, I want to read…………it’s my favorite part when I was in Sydney………….
As a big fan of theme parks, the lil boy will always be looking for theme parks to visit whenever we go, and Sydney has Luna Park……………so to Luna Park we went.
The boy: “I can’t wait to go to Luna Park. I want to see Coney Island. I’m so excited to go……………….”
And yap, he said that again and again even when we were just outside Coney Island.
Luna Park does not open everyday and it will be better to go on Monday because it has $10 online discount for unlimited rides, plus it’s not so crowded on weekday. This is not a big park and I still consider it as very expensive especially with not so many rides suitable for kids inside. Thankfully, entry was free and daddy only needed to buy $10 ticket to enter Coney Island (you know……….he is not very fond of roller coasters and ferris wheel and anything high above the ground………..so Coney Island suited him just perfectly………..).
Luna Park in located in Milsons Point and can be reached either by train or ferry ride. We chose to ride the train because it was easier and closed for us.
The walk itself from the train station to the park (which was very near actually) already gave us stunning views with Sydney bridge in one side and sea view from the other side.
For a closer walk, the ferry ride would be the best option. It stopped just on the right side of Luna Park entrance. The view was even more amazing from the harbor. We spent about half an hour on the harbor after the park was closed and we finally decided to go back to the hotel. We loved the harbor view, the afternoon sky, the very quiet place……………but it was so windy and cold that we decided to end our visit.
After a short walk from the train station, we arrived at Luna Park and even though we already had bought the tickets online, we still had to queue in the ticketing office to exchange for wristbands. We were given yellow wristbands (because the boy was also already more than 130 cm in height so he must pay full price), and that meant that the boy could ride anything without restriction, except for some of the kid’s rides that were already too small for him.
When we arrived at around lunch time, the park was quite crowded because there were groups of students (already in Junior or Senior High School), but they were very nice and mostly they let us skipped the line and queued in front of their groups even though they were queuing first. When they finally left the place about 1.5 hours later, the park suddenly was very quiet and not many people left, and we needn’t need to queue in every ride that we wanted to try.
Although the view from the Ferris Wheel was so pretty, but it made me shiver a little when we were at the top and our cart stopped for a while. It was quite scary and I had to hold on tight to the hand rail, but then I overcame my fear by taking more photos, hahaha………..
Next stop was supposed to be Tango Train, but after seeing the ride with lots of screaming from people inside the train, the boy said he didn’t want to ride and afraid that he might get dizzy. Seriously, the train moved backward in full speed and I got a bit dizzy just by looking at the movement, although I was okay to try since there was no upside down movement.
Since Luna Park was located just next to the harbor with sea view and lots of ships, the view itself was also magnificent and we took many pictures with harbor view from the right side of Coney Island.
The lil boy’s favorite place was Coney Island. It’s a huge building with many activities suitable for young kids and also adults with young hearts……………..yeah, because you have to have young hearts to slide down or rotate together on a wheel with small kids.
And………..his favorite in Coney Island was this ride………
The staff would rotate the wheel in slow speed first and then he would increased the speed until finally it reached full speed………..and by the time one by one would already slipped down from the wheel. It was very fun to watch especially because the staff who was the emcee of the ride was so funny and asked the participants to do funny things while the wheel was rotating, like touch your head, touch your knee, etc…………..
The one person who fall down the last time would be the winner. The boy had so much fun and ride this many times and finally when the park was about to close and there was no one around to accompany him, the staff let him do this ride alone…………of course it was not as fun as when there were many people to play with, but still it was fun………..
There were still many rides behind the Coney Island, and that was where we headed next.
As other parks in Australia that we already visited, the choice of food was very few and mostly are fish or nuggets and chips………….but guess who was so happy to eat all that kind of food??? The seagulls……………and this boy:
Next stop was Dodgem City and the boy enjoyed riding the cars so much while my leg got hurt because of all the bumps……………
The day at the park would not be completed if we didn’t try the one and only roller coaster: The Wild Mouse
We lost our camera bag in Luna Park (just the bag with extra battery and memory card, the camera was still saved in my bag), but thankfully one of the staff found it and returned it to the guest relation office. One of the staff called and sent message to us when the bag was found, so we were very thankful for that.