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Luna Park Sydney

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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.

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Harbor view from the train

Milsons Point train station overlooking the Sydney bridge

Milsons Point train station overlooking the Sydney bridge

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.

We were so close to Sydney Bridge. Look at the

We were so close to Sydney Bridge. Look at the blue sky and white clouds above the bridge……………

The blue sea water under the bridge

The blue sea water and green grass field under the bridge

Beautiful view.............happy face..........super happy mood

Beautiful view………….happy face……….super happy mood

Parking meter in Sydney

Parking meter on the street…………parking fee was sooo expensive………….so lucky we could reach everywhere that we wanted to go by public transport

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.

Milsons Point Harbor

Milsons Point Harbor

The ferry was very much a like with the one that took us to Taronga Zoo

The ferry was very much a like with the one that took us to Taronga Zoo

The harbor was very close to Luna Park

The harbor was very close to Luna Park

Indoor and outdoor swimming pool near the harbor...........and we were surprised to see many people (and kids) were swimming there although the weather outside was very cold

Indoor and outdoor swimming pool near the harbor………..and we were surprised to see many people (and kids) were swimming there although the weather outside was very cold

Everyone of us wanted to take pictures with this background, hahaha..........

Everyone of us wanted to take pictures with this background, hahaha……….

My turn.......

My turn…….

Me and the lil one who loved Luna Park so much and considered it as his favorite place in Sydney

Me and the lil one who loved Luna Park so much and considered it as his favorite place in Sydney

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.

Yay...........finally..........Luna Park

Yay………..finally……….Luna Park with giant face at the front gate

The ferris wheel and the carousel greeted as the two first rides at the entrance. We skipped the merry go round because it didn't interest the lil one

The ferris wheel and the carousel greeted as the two first rides at the entrance. We skipped the merry go round because it didn’t interest the lil one

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.

First stop.............the Ferris Wheel

First stop………….the Ferris Wheel, the student groups let us skipped their queue and thus we didn’t need to wait longer to ride this one

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………..

This person absolutely showed no fear at all

This person absolutely showed no fear at all

Sea and bridge view from the top

Sea and bridge view from the top

The Ferris Wheel was actually not really high..........but still scary, hahaha...........

The Ferris Wheel was actually not really high……….but still scary, 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.

Tango Train is not for the faint hearted

Tango Train is definitely not for the faint hearted

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.

Ships

Isn’t it nice to have a home with harbor view?

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This wooden deck was so empty just right after lunch………..I thought many people were already left at that time

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On the back of my right side was the Wild Mouse Roller Coaster

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.

Let's go inside this funny land

Let’s go inside this funny land. It was huge inside but too bad some of the slides were closed that day

Although it was very high and very steep and looked scary at the first time, but it was fun to slide down here

Although it was very high and very steep and looked scary at the first time, but it was fun to slide down here, especially when you can land with the craziest styles that you can think about.

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Number 7109 on the screen were actually daddy and the boy when they slid down together………..

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The moving bridge called Turkey Trot

It was not easy to find the way out from this maze

It was not easy to find the way out from this maze

Try to maintain his balance in Wonky Walk

Try to maintain his balance in Wonky Walk

Barrels of fun.........you were considered lucky if you didn't fall down

Barrels of fun………you were considered lucky if you didn’t fall down

And………..his favorite in Coney Island was this ride………

JOY WHEEL

JOY WHEEL

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………..

One by one slipped from the wheel

One by one slipped from the wheel

There were still many rides behind the Coney Island, and that was where we headed next.

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Took picture again before going to the back side of Coney Island

The building behind daddy and the boy was Coney Island

The building behind daddy and the boy was Coney Island

Now we entered the place of the extreme rides...........but also the kiddy rides

Now we entered the place of the extreme rides………..but also the kiddy rides

On the right side was the kiddy rides and on the left side was the extreme rides, yes they were there side by side, hahaha........

On the right side was the kiddy rides and on the left side was the extreme rides, yes they were there side by side, hahaha……..

Spider was also his favorite

Spider was also his favorite, the car would spin very fats but it was fun so we rode this again for the second time

Daddy was confused that we were not getting dizzy after all the spinning...........

Daddy was confused that we were not getting dizzy after all the spinning………..

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:

One big bucket of french fries and one bucket of fried chicken. The seagulls were hungry creatures that would steal the food anytime we didn't see............so be very careful...........

One big bucket of french fries and one bucket of fried chicken. The seagulls were hungry creatures that would steal the food anytime we didn’t see…………so be very careful………..

This place had tasty chicken salt. There was the first time we tried chicken salt and it was yummm........

This place had tasty chicken salt. There was the first time we tried chicken salt and it was yummm……..PS: the boy corrected me after he read this post, he said this was the second time he tried chicken salt, he tried it before in Gold Coast……….

Chasing naughty seagulls

Chasing naughty seagulls

Next stop was Dodgem City and the boy enjoyed riding the cars so much while my leg got hurt because of all the bumps……………

Ready to bump here and there.......

Ready to bump here and there…….

Of course we went again for the second ride

Of course we went again for the second ride

The day at the park would not be completed if we didn’t try the one and only roller coaster: The Wild Mouse

Was it going to be scary???

Was it going to be scary???

Thankfully..........not for me.......

Thankfully……….not for me…….

We smiled before the ride started. Although I wanted a second round, but the boy said his stomach didn't feel good after the ride and he refused to go again.......

We smiled before the ride started. Although I wanted a second round, but the boy said his stomach didn’t feel good after the ride and he refused to go again…….

Take a closer look at the Wild Mouse track

Take a closer look at the Wild Mouse track

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.

Took our pictures together before we left the park

Took our pictures together before we left the park

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Bye Luna Park………..

It was already closing time...........see that the park was empty and there was no one behind us on the street anymore?

It was already closing time………..see that the park was empty and there was no one behind us on the street anymore?

Author: cruiseoflife

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