Big Dipper of course was purchased by Dreamworld, becoming Cyclone / Hotwheels Sidewinder.
The staircase features murals of the now gone Big Dipper.
This tower previously served as the entrance to the Big Dipper coaster. Now it serves as the access to tumble bug.
The Hair Raiser loading platform.
Staff and guests alike can keep an eye on the ride from a circular viewing deck that looks down into the drum.
Typical Luna Park cartoon mural art on the stairs up to the viewing deck.
Step 5: Marvel at the laws of physics as the floor drops away and centripetal forces hold you against the wall. As the drum slows down those forces reduce, and you gently slide down vertically a meter or so and end up back on the floor.
Step 4: Hold your lunch in as the drum begins to rotate at high speed.
Step 3: Move back and take your place against the wall.
Step 2: Ride up as the floor raises by about a a metre.
Step 1: Enter the drum through the door and grab onto the handrail in the middle.
The replacement of the historic carousel with a replica is one of the sneakiest moves in recent times with respect to preservation.
The original steam powered carousel was replaced by this fibreglass unit.
The structure of the wild mouse is hidden by painted flats.
Flying Saucer in its last days of operation.
Old arcade machines in Coney Island. Sadly they are just for show.
Some of the biggest thrills in the park come from some of these crazy slides, with near vertical drops and airtime humps. You can also see the spinning tunnel.
This picture sums up the predicament Luna Park is in. Loud thrill rides up against some of the most expensive apartments in the country.
Maloneys corner is the most undeveloped part of the park, and contains a handful of trailierised flat rides.
The weather was a bit cool so we decided to Charlotte Pass on a snow cone.