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Luna Park Sydney invests A$30m in nine new rides

Luna Park Sydney has announced a major update with an investment of A$30 million in nine new rides, including children’s rides, thrill rides and an anchor coaster called The Big Dipper.

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Luna Park Sydney will also update some of its other attractions, and state-of-the-art rides include six children’s rides, a thrill ride, a family coaster, and The Big Dipper.

The Big Dipper will be the first inline seating launch coaster in the world. It was designed by Intamin to ride low to the terrain, and has a top speed in excess of 70km/h.

“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,” said Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney, Stuart Ayres.

“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-COVID-19.”

State-of-the-art rides coming to Luna Park

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“It is yet another sign of confidence in NSW and our economic future – and a sign of confidence that Sydney is back in business,” added Ayres.

Luna Park will close from January 27, 2021 for the upgrade. It expects to reopen in mid-2021 following the most significant upgrade since it reopened in 2004.

“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,” said Peter Hearne, managing director of Luna Park Sydney.

Luna Park Sydney’s biggest upgrade since 2004

“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.

“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 wonderful heritage.”

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Bea is a journalist specialising in entertainment, attractions and tech with 10 years' experience. She has written and edited for publications including CNET, BuzzFeed, Digital Spy, Evening Standard and BBC. Bea graduated from King's College London and has an MA in journalism.

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