Luna Park Sydney announces $30m expansion with 9 new rides

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    In a very unexpected announcement, Luna Park in Sydney, currently known for being the home of the Blackpool Wild Mouse’s operational sibling, has announced that the park will close for 6 months in order to facilitate a $30m overhaul of the park which will include 9 new rides.

    The largest of these will be Big Dipper, the world’s first Intamin Hot Racer (essentially their take on an RMC Raptor, but launched):


    There will also be 2 other coasters; an indoor kiddie coaster, and a family shuttle coaster.

    These will open in 2021.

    Exciting stuff, don’t you think?
    EDIT: Here’s the official press release: https://getthewordout.com.au/press-...invest-30-million-on-major-upgrade-new-rides/
     
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    Is that seriously going to open next year? I would doubt that.
     
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    The Big Dipper is set to open in 12 months time and the park will be completely closed for 6 months from end of January so it’s all completely possible. The other 8 rides are supposed to be ready when the park reopens in July 2021.
     
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    A lot of Aussie headline rides open in Q4 of the calendar year, I don't think it's too much of a stretch. Great little park nestled under the bridge, visited a good number of times when living in Sydney. Hope this doesn't mean that they will be looking to axe their wooden mouse.

    This will be the park's third ride called 'Big Dipper', the first was closed after the devastating Ghost Train fire in 1979 that killed six kids, the second was embroiled in a bitter row over noise and after the 2000 Olympics, it was agreed to sell it, where it moved to Dreamworld, where it still operates.
     
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    Great to see this! About time too.
     
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    Here's a great shot that illustrates where Luna Park is in Sydney, if you haven't been.

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