It began in 1912

On December 13th 1912, Mr Moon opened his giant mouth to St Kilda and thousands of people flocked in.

Since that day, we have had millions of visitors to the Park, all of which bring their families back to share their memories and a day of fun at Melbourne’s unique amusement Park.

With over 100 years of memories, the Park has seen many changes, highs, lows and rides throughout its years. Revisit our past milestones below.

WATCH: Take a step back in time and view over 100 years of history, rides and laughs within Luna Park Melbourne, including  incredible footage of the Luna Park opening from back in 1912!

Celebrating over 100 years of Carouselling!

Luna Park’s Carousel is the largest and most elaborate in the Southern Hemisphere.

At its time of manufacture, the amusement business was flourishing with hundreds of carousels operating
throughout Europe, England and America .

The Philadelphia Toboggan Company (PTC) was renowned for Its large, decorative carousels and was one of the most important American manufacturers. The Luna Park Carousel was number 30 of a total of 80 carousels made by the company between 1903 and 1931. One of the company’s finest four-row machines, PTC#30 is one of only 25 PTC carousels still in operation and was the only one exported.

100 years of carousel at luna park melbourne st kilda

A History of Fun!

Scroll through our timeline to explore our glorious past

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Order your own slice of Luna Park history

As a special tribute to our glorious past, you can now purchase a beautiful hard cover book detailing the colourful Park history. Read all about how Luna Park came to be Melbourne’s most recognizable icon – meet the Park creators, view the past rides and the amazing carnival acts that once appeared inside Mr Moon’s iconic mouth.

1. Pop into our gift shop during Park opening hours to buy a copy in person
2. Call us on (03) 9525 5033 and order a copy from our lovely admin staff
3. Or email justforfun@lunapark.com.au and we’ll post you a copy!
Limited stock available, get in quick so you don’t miss out!

mark ogge centenary book at luna park melbourne st kilda