For all your History of Luna Park questions!
Luna Park is more than 100 years old, having opened on 13 December 1912 to huge fanfare. Visitors paid sixpence to enter the Park.
Since then, millions of people have taken to heart its motto, “Just for fun”. It is the most recognisable and most photographed ‘face’ in Melbourne.
It is the best-preserved Luna Park in the world. The original Luna Park which opened in 1903 at Coney Island, New York, closed in 1946 and was replaced by a car park.
Luna Park as a whole is listed by the Victorian Heritage Register and Register of National Estate.
It can’t expand physically and there is a limit to the number of visitors the Park can accommodate at any one time. Unlike other theme parks and attractions on the Gold Coast, Luna Park sits on a very small footprint.
To preserve Luna Park for future generations – Just for fun for years to come!