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The Luna Park Face Location Website Opened Previous names Operating season Rides Slogan Milsons Point, Sydney, Australia http://www.lunaparksydney.com/ 4 October 1935 Sydney’s Luna Park, Luna Park Milsons Point, Harbourside Amusement Park Year round (7 days per week during school holidays, 4 days per week at all other times) 14 total • 1 roller coasters "Just For Fun"/"Release Your Lunatic"

and Ted "Hoppy" Hopkins, the minds behind Luna Park Glenelg in South Australia, began to search for a location to establish a new Luna Park, due to difficulties with Glenelg Council and local residents.[1] Despite initial resistance from North Sydney Council towards the idea of an amusement park, Herman Phillips won the tender for use of the former construction site in March, 1935. Immediately after this, Luna Park Glenelg was placed in voluntary liquidation.[1] The rides from Glenelg were purchased by Phillips and his fellow directors, dismantled, transported to Sydney, and reassembled at the Milsons Point site over a three month period.[1] The construction and reassembly cost £60,000, and employed almost 1,000 engineers, structural workers, fitters, and artists, led by Hoppy and Arthur "Art" Barton.[2]

1930s to 1950s
Luna Park first opened to the public on 4 October 1935, to almost immediate success.[3][4] After a successful opening season, the park closed down for the winter months (a process which was repeated until 1972).[4] During the closed season, rides were overhauled and repainted, and new rides and attractions were added, to provide the impression to patrons that the park had changed during the three month closures.[4] During the Second World War, Luna Park was a magnet for servicemen; both those treating their girlfriends to a night out, and those looking to meet someone.[5] The park’s external lights were ’browned out’ in case of a Japanese sneak attack on Sydney, the neon lights were disconnected, and non-essential uses of electricity (primarily for ride facades) were curtailed.[5] The influx of servicemen drew prostitutes to the area,[6] and largescale brawls were a common occurrence usually between Australian home defence troops and American sailors on shore leave.[7] In the early 1950s, numerous changes and additions were made to Luna Park. Atkins and Hopkins went on a world tour, bringing

Luna Park Sydney (originally Luna Park Milsons Point) is a historical amusement park, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Luna Park is located at Milsons Point, on the northern shore of Sydney Harbour. The heritage-listed park first opened in 1935, although its 70-year history includes multiple closures, changes of ownership, legal battles, and community action in both support of and opposition to Luna Park’s operation Luna Park Sydney is now the premier theme park in Sydney, after the demise of Fantasy Glades, Sega World, and Wonderland.

History
Beginnings
The location of Luna Park was formerly occupied by a series of workshops, cranes, and railway sidings used to provide for the construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. When the Harbour Bridge was completed in 1932, North Sydney Council opened applications for tenders to develop the site. At the same time, Herman Phillips, David Atkins,

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back new ride designs and amusements from amusement parks in the Netherlands, the United States, Germany, and Britain. The Rotor was constructed and installed, and became the stage of many stunts.[8] Arthur Barton redesigned and reconstructed the enormous face over the park’s entrance, which had begun to sag and distort.[8] (This design of the Face was based on illustrations of Old King Cole, and was the basis for the current incarnation of the Face).[8]

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when Neville Wran became State Premier in 1976 the negotiations ground to a halt. The park was allowed to continue operating.[16] On 16 April 1979, thirteen people were injured on the Big Dipper.[16] A steel runner had come loose, halting one of the three rollercoaster trains.[16] The following train rammed the stationary one, causing the injuries.[16]

Ghost Train tragedy
On 9 June 1979, the park’s Ghost Train caught fire.[17] The fire quickly destroyed the ride, which was understaffed and not adequately covered by the park’s fire hose system, although it was contained before spreading to the nearby Big Dipper and River Caves.[17] Searches of the charred rubble revealed the bodies of six children and one adult.[17] The park was immediately shut down.[17] A coronial inquest was unable to establish the cause of the fire, but concluded that Luna Park’s managers and operators had failed in their duty of care towards the Park’s patrons.[17] The NSW government called for tenders at the end of July 1979.[18] Two rounds of tenders failed to produce a satisfactory result for both the government and the applicants.[19] A third round of tenders was called for in March 1980.[20] As these tenders were being considered, ’Friends of Luna Park’, a group founded by former and current Luna Park artists and concerned citizens, organised a "Save Luna Park" protest march from the Opera House to the Face.[20] This was followed by a free concert headlined by Mental As Anything to promote awareness of the Park’s plight.[20] One of the results of this was the listing of the Luna Park Face as an item of national heritage by the National Trust of Australia, with the rest of Luna Park given a ’recorded’ classification.[20]

1950s to 1970s
The increasing availability of television and motor cars in the late 1950s and early 1960s offered the public significant entertainment alternatives.[9] Despite efforts by Hopkins (at that point Park Manager) to maintain public interest throughout the late 1950s and 1960s, including the installation of the Wild Mouse and the hiring of silhouette artist S. John Ross (who stayed at the park for thirty years), the park and the remaining six years of its lease were sold in 1969.[10][11] A consortium named World Trade Centre Pty Ltd purchased the site and lease for $750,000.[12] Hopkins and Barton, the last of the ’original showmen’ that had built, run, and maintained the park, retired in 1970, leaving the park in the hands of the purchasing consortium.[12] Soon after this, World Trade Centre Pty Ltd applied to construct a $50 million international trade centre on the Luna Park site, consisting of seven high-rise buildings, 929 thousand square metres of exhibition space, and a heliport.[13] This plan was rejected by the New South Wales government, and after a reshuffle within the consortium, the decision was made to continue operation as an amusement park.[13] Over the next few years, the new managers scrapped several of the old rides, replacing them with new, American-designed thrill rides.[14] After consultation with Hanna-Barbera, Luna Park’s slogan was temporarily changed from "Just for Fun" to "The Place where Happiness is".[14] Another result of the consultation was the creation of a short-lived park mascot, ’Luna Bear - the Space Age Koala’.[14] The park was opened year-round in 1972, removing the ride overhaul and maintenance period.[15] When Luna Park’s lease expired in 1975, the directors went into negotiation with the New South Wales government to renew it.[16] However,

Harbourside
Australian Amusements Associates won the tender in September 1980, and took over administration of the site in early June 1981.[21] On 31 May and 1 June, an auction was held to sell everything in the park that could be removed.[22] Two days later, everything that had not been sold (with the exception of the Face, Crystal Palace, and Coney Island) was bulldozed to the ground and burnt.[22] The park was rebuilt by Australian Amusements,

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following design advice from Texas-based LARC International.[22] Harbourside Amusement Park opened in April 1982 (the change in name caused by a dispute between the current and previous owners, preventing use of the Luna Park name until August of that year).[23] The park ran until 1988. During this six-year period, the Face was removed from over the entry gates on two occasions, the owners of Harbourside were involved in two disputes with the Department of Public Works, and one director was the subject of an inquiry by the Corporate Affairs Commission.[24] The park was closed on 10 April 1988, when reports from independent engineers were presented stating that several rides in the park had to be shut down for "renovations and repairs".[25] In November 1988, Harbourside’s lease was transferred to Luna Park Investments Pty Ltd.[25] A year later, after no efforts had been made to repair and reopen Luna Park, and several submissions to replace most or all of the amusement park with high-rise apartment blocks and hotels, the New South Wales State Government issued an ultimatum to the company - open Luna Park by 1 June 1990, or lose the lease.[26] Despite this ultimatum, Luna Park Investments did little to prepare the site. Rides were moved around, repainted, and renamed, to give the appearance that the new owners were trying to make an effort.[27] The directors kept putting forward excuses to try to gain an extension, even declaring a trade union ban on their own site.[27] Four days after the government ultimatum passed, the lease was terminated and the Luna Park Reserve Trust was established.[27] Soon after this, the National Heritage Trust added several buildings on the site to its list of protected structures.[27] On 12 October 1990, the "Luna Park Site Act 1990" was gazetted, although the Act had been used prior to this to terminate Harbourside’s lease and establish the Luna Park Reserve Trust.[27] The Act was intended to protect the site of the park, dedicating it for amusement and public recreation.[27] This act made Luna Park one of only two amusement parks in the world to be protected by government legislation, the other being Denmark’s Tivoli Gardens.[28]

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1995 reopening
In 1991, the first two stages of the threestage redevelopment and restoration plan for Luna Park was given the green light, with $25 million granted by the Open Space and Heritage Fund towards the project.[29] The third stage, involving the demolition of sections of the old North Shore Line (in use as a holding area for trains outside peak hour since 1932) and construction of parkland, an amphitheatre, art gallery, and museum, was not approved.[30] The actual construction plans were approved by North Sydney Council in August 1992, with Ted Hopkins also supporting the plans shown to him.[30] Construction work began in January 1993, with the Face being moved back to its place over the entry gate.[30] An ’army’ of tradesmen and artists worked for six months on the restoration of the park’s buildings, and on the repair of numerous artworks, including several of Arthur Barton’s murals.[31] During the reconstruction, there was vocal opposition from a number of nearby residents and companies, on a variety of issues.[32] The main points of opposition were the noise levels of the park after opening, and the installation of a 40-metre (130 ft) tall steel roller coaster (to be named the Big Dipper after the original).[33] The Environmental Protection Authority approved the construction of the new Big Dipper, on the condition that the Trust abided by strict noise control guidelines and covered the cost of soundproofing for any residents affected by excessive noise.[33] In addition, North Sydney Council imposed a series of times when the roller coaster could not operate.[33] Luna Park reopened in January 1995. In the months that followed, the park was affected by poor weather conditions, causing lower than predicted attendance.[34] Legal claims against the operation of the park and roller coaster were filed by some local residents, and supported by business figures whose tenders for the redevelopment had not been accepted.[34] The newly-elected Carr State Government put the park’s long-term viability in doubt; first removing the government guarantee of a $14 million loan to the Trust, then dissolving the Trust’s board of directors and appointing an administrator.[35] The park was forced to close again on 14 February 1996.[36]

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cases upgraded to comply with modern safety standards.[46] Crystal Palace was redesigned with several modular function rooms, the largest of which took up the entire lower floor.[47] A 2,000 seat multipurpose auditorium, the Big Top, was constructed.[46] Luna Park re-opened on 4 April 2004.[48] Despite rain and low temperatures, several thousand people attended the opening day.[48] Within two months, the total attendance figure had reached 200,000 people.[48] Legal action against the park by a group of seven Milsons Point residents and one developer began again in April 2005.[49] The claim was of noise nuisance from the amusement rides, particularly those in Maloney’s Corner.[49] The case was defeated when legislation was passed by the New South Wales government protecting Luna Park from such claims, although it was later revealed that these laws may have been influenced by court documents leaked to then- Tourism, Sport, and Recreation minister Sandra Nori by two Luna Park executives.[49] The executives were charged with contempt of court in August 2007.[49] A new case began in June 2007, with the residents instead claiming breaches of the Trade Practices Act.[50] Stating that they had been mislead as to the types of amusement ride that were located in the Maloney’s Corner area, the residents and developer attempted to claim over $20 million in damages, and demanded the relocation or permanent closure of the Ranger and Spider rides.[50] The case was dismissed by the Supreme Court of New South Wales on 6 February 2009, with the supervising Justice ruling that the development applications submitted by the park had not been "misleading or deceptive", as claimed.[51] In October 2007, Multiplex announced that it was intending to sell the lease to one of the undeveloped sections of Luna Park.[52] The section of land, advertised for approximately $7 million, was initially leased from the New South Wales Government for $1, on the condition that any profit made from property built on the site was invested in the amusement park.[52] There are concerns that the money will be used to allow Multiplex to recoup the financial outlay made when redeveloping the park, instead of going towards the ongoing operation and maintenance of Luna Park’s facilities.[52][53] As of 2008, Sydney’s Luna Park is open and operating, having celebrated its 70th

Metro Edgley involvement
Although the government said at the time of closure that submissions to utilise the Luna Park site would not be considered, several groups made public their ideas about how the park could be altered and run to satisfy the majority.[37] There was also ’grass roots support’ for the reopening of Luna Park; one example of this was the collection of a 5,000 signature petition by a pair of high school students.[37] In June 1997, the New South Wales government presented four development proposals to the public.[38] After a month of public viewing and comment, a ’diverse-use’ plan, encompassing rides and amusements, restaurants, cafés, and function capacity was announced as the winning plan.[38] Tenders were called for in February 1998, and 20 proposals were submitted, with eight selected for further consideration.[38] It was not until July 1999 that the results of the tendering process were made public.[39] Metro Edgley Group (consisting of Metro Edgley, Multiplex Facilities Management, and a group of private investors) was awarded the tender.[39][40] Their proposal intended for most of the rides to stay, but called for the Big Dipper to be replaced with a multipurpose concert venue, and asked to redevelop Crystal Palace as a function centre.[41] Further consultation with North Sydney Council brought the development to a standstill, with the Council and the directors of Metro Edgley clashing over several aspects of the proposed redevelopment.[42] A revised proposal was submitted in early 2000, but this was not approved by the Council until 2002.[43] On top of this, specific applications had to be lodged for each element of the plan, each of which in turn would require community consultation. The development eventually began in 2003.[44] During the long decision-making and approval process, Luna Park was permitted to operate for several charity-organised events, including for Variety Club and the Spastic Centre.[45] The park was also allowed to operate on selected weekends and school holidays in late 2000 and early 2001, under strict, court-appointed conditions.[45]

2004 reopening
The redevelopment and restoration of Luna Park was conducted over 14 months.[46] The rides were removed, restored, and in some

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anniversary in October 2005. Following the closure of Wonderland Sydney in April 2004, Luna Park became the largest amusement park in New South Wales.

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Midway
Stretching from the Face to Coney Island, the Midway has always been the main thoroughfare of Luna Park. The Midway, as it has always done, allows access throughout the main section of the park. It is the focus of many activities and amusements, and provides access to the Crystal Palace, Big Top, and Coney Island, along with the majority of Luna Park’s permanent rides.

Park Layout
The Face

Crystal Palace
Beginning life in 1935 as a dodgem hall and office space, the Crystal Palace has seen many uses over the park’s history, including as a dance hall, a BMX track, a games arcade, and a restaurant and bar. Since the 2004 reopening, Crystal Palace has been host to four of the seven rooms used by Luna Park’s functions business. The main room stretches across the entire lower floor of Crystal Palace, and is often used for wedding receptions and other large social functions. The Midway-facing exterior of the building is host to numerous sideshow games, such as laughing clowns.

Based on the enormous smiling faces at Luna Park, Melbourne, Australia and Steeplechase Park in the United States, Luna Park’s 9-metre (30 ft) wide smiling Face, as well as its flanking towers, have presided over the main entrance for almost all of the park’s 70-year history. There have been eight distinct Faces: installed in 1935, 1938, 1939, 1946, 1950, 1973, 1982, and 1994. The seventh Face was donated to the Powerhouse Museum in May 1994.[32] The eighth and current Face, completed in 1994 and carved from polyurethane, is based on Arthur Barton’s 1950 "Old King Cole" version.

Big Top
Constructed during the 2003 redevelopment on the site of the Ghost Train,[48] the Big Top (originally to be named the Luna Circus) is a fully licensed, multipurpose venue capable of seating 2,000 people (this capacity can increase to 3,000 for standing-only concerts). The modular design of the stage and seating allows the entire venue to be easily reconfigured for different event types, such as concerts, large functions, and exhibitions. In addition, the concrete building is heavily soundproofed to cut down on noise pollution. The Big Top has been host to numerous large events, including the first MTV Australia Video Music Awards, the 2007 Jack Awards and the main stages for the recurring Come Together Music Festival.

Coney Island
First constructed in 1935, Coney Island Funnyland is the only operating example of a 1930s funhouse left in the world. Although some changes have been made over the years, the layout is almost identical to when Luna Park opened in 1935. The design was based on funhouses in Europe and the United

The Midway (click on image for description)

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Exterior of Coney Island Interior of Coney Island States, and contains rotating barrels, moving platforms, large slides, and arcade games. Today’s Coney Island is also host to the restored artworks of Arthur Barton, along with photographs and memorabilia spanning Luna Park’s 70-year history. The slides and amusements are the same ones first used in 1935, but modified to meet modern safety standards. The amusements were saved from the 1981 demolition by the ’Friends of Luna Park’ action group, who purchased them for $9,200, on the condition that they remain in the heritage-listed building.[22]

The Wild Mouse roller coaster • - Luna Park’s Rotor was first installed in 1951. It was continually a popular ride until its demolition at the end of 1986. A slightly smaller Rotor was constructed during the 1995 redevelopment. • - First constructed in the late nineteenth century, the Racing Cockerels Carousel was leased to Luna Park by a private collector from 2004 to November 2006, who then sold it to the park in early 2007. The carousel retains its original steam engine (although electricity is used to power the ride), and is accompanied by an 89-key, 1904 Gavioli organ. • - Standing 35 metres tall, the 24 gondola Ferris wheel was introduced to the park during the 1982 Harbourside development. • - A 1988 HUSS UFO, one of less than 25 operating in the world.[56] • - A Music Express. • - A Wild Mouse roller coaster, Luna Park’s Wild Mouse was first installed in 1962, and although it has been disassembled and removed on several occasions, it has

Maloney’s Corner
Named after Tony Maloney, a long-time Luna Park employee,[54] Maloney’s Corner was built on land purchased from the New South Wales government and the State Rail Authority during the 1994 development, so that supports for the Big Dipper could be built. During the 2003 redevelopment, this area was paved over and the Kids Rides, Ranger, and Spider were relocated here from the Midway, to provide room for other developments. In addition, temporary rides hired by Luna Park for use during peak periods (such as school holidays) are set up in this area.

Rides
Current rides
This is a list of all rides in operation at Luna Park as of 2008:[55] This list does not include independently-operated touring or temporary rides contracted to work at Luna Park during peak periods.

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always returned. After the closure of Wonderland Sydney in 2004, the Wild Mouse became the only permanent roller coaster in New South Wales. - An eighteen car dodgem hall, Dodgem City is the latest in a series of dodgem car tracks constructed in the park, beginning with the one inside Crystal Palace in 1935. - A 1988 HUSS Troika, the Tumblebug was installed in 1995.[57] The ride, named after the Tumble Bug operated by Luna Park from 1935 to 1973, is the only one of its type in Australia.[57] - A HUSS Breakdance installed during the 1995 redevelopment, the Spider received its name from the park’s 1938 ride. - A HUSS Ranger, the only ride of its type in Australia.[58] - Luna Park is also host to four rides designed specifically for children. These are: • - A ’train’ of cars propelled around a small track. • - A miniature Ferris wheel. • •

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Appearances in film and television
Luna Park Sydney has been used as a filming location for sections of several works of film and television. In 1959, the entire park was used for Leslie Norman’s film adaptation of Summer of the Seventeenth Doll, based on the play by Ray Lawler.[59] Also, during this decade, sequences were filmed for the Six O’Clock Rock and Skippy the Bush Kangaroo television series’.[59] In 1976, television soap opera Number 96 had the characters Dorrie and Herb Evans (Pat McDonald and Ron Shand), Flo Patterson (Bunney Brooke) and "Junior" Winthrop (Curt Jansen), visit the park, including scenes of them in Coney Island, eating fairy floss, and riding on the Big Dipper and the TopsyTurvy House. This footage has been preserved in Number 96: And They Said It Wouldn’t Last, a bonus feature on the DVD release of the feature film version of the show, Number 96: 2 disc Collector’s Edition. Following the 1996 closure of the park, Luna Park (in particular the Big Dipper) was used for a section of Our Lips Are Sealed starring Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. The ’memory sequences’ in Farscape episode "Infinite Possibilities Part I: Daedalus Demands" and material for the two-part ’100th episode’ of JAG, "Boomerang" were filmed at points between the 1996 closure and the 2001 removal of the Big Dipper. During this time, the documentary Spirits of the Carnival - The Quest for Fun was filmed about the history of amusement parks named ’Luna Park’ in general, and Luna Park Sydney specifically.[60] Following Luna Park’s reopening in 2004, material was filmed in the park’s Rotor for the 2006 film Candy.[61] The park’s Ferris wheel was the setting of an elaborate prank for the 2007 series Surprise Surprise Gotcha.[62]

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Previous rides of note
• - A wooden roller coaster constructed in 1930 for Luna Park Glenelg. Operated at the Milsons Point site from 1935 to 1981, when it was demolished and burned following the park’s 1980 closure. • - A ghost train operating at Luna Park from 1935 until it burned down in mysterious circumstances on 9 June 1979. Seven people were killed in the fire. • - A steel roller coaster constructed in 1994. Noise pollution complaints by a resident action group focused primarily on the Big Dipper, stopping its operation in late 1995. The loss of revenue was partially responsible for the park’s 1996 closure, and in 2001 the ride was renamed Cyclone and relocated to Dreamworld.

References
[1] ^ Marshall, Sam (2005). Luna Park - Just for fun (2nd edition ed.). Sydney, Australia: Luna Park Sydney Pty Ltd. p. 49. ISBN 0-646-44807-2. [2] Marshall (2005). Pgs 56-57 [3] Marshall (2005). Pg 58 [4] ^ Marshall (2005). Pg 68 [5] ^ Marshall (2005). Pg 78

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[6] Marshall (2005). Pg 79 [7] Marshall (2005). Pg 76 [8] ^ Marshall (2005). Pg. 90 [9] Marshall (2005). Pg. 98 [10] Marshall (2005). Pgs. 97-99 [11] Meacham, Steve (2005-01-05). "The silhouette man of Luna Park cuts a fine figure". Sydney Morning Herald. http://www.smh.com.au/news/National/ The-silhouette-man-of-Luna-Park-cuts-afine-figure/2005/01/04/ 1104832111464.html. Retrieved on 2008-11-06. [12] ^ Marshall (2005). Pg. 99 [13] ^ Marshall (2005). Pg 102 [14] ^ Marshall (2005). Pg 104 [15] Marshall (2005). Pg 105 [16] ^ Marshall (2005). Pgs. 108-109 [17] ^ Marshall (2005). Pg. 110 [18] Marshall (2005). Pg. 111 [19] Marshall (2005). Pgs. 111-112 [20] ^ Marshall (2005). Pg 112 [21] Marshall (2005). Pg 114 [22] ^ Marshall (2005). Pg 115 [23] Marshall (2005). Pg 116 [24] Marshall (2005). Pg 118. [25] ^ Marshall (2005). Pg 119 [26] Marshall (2005). Pgs 119-120 [27] ^ Marshall (2005). Pg 121 [28] Gregory J. Read (director). (1996). ’Spirits of the Carnival - The Quest for Fun’ [Documentary, Videotape]. Sydney: Paper Bark Films (production), Total Film & Television (distribution). Event occurs at 53:00 to 54:00. [29] Marshall (2005). Pg. 122 [30] ^ Marshall (2005). Pg. 124 [31] Marshall (2005). Pg. 127 [32] ^ Marshall (2005). Pg. 125 [33] ^ Marshall (2005). Pgs. 126-127 [34] ^ Marshall (2005). Pg. 130 [35] Marshall (2005). Pg. 131 [36] Marhsall (2005). Pgs. 131-134 [37] ^ Marshall (2005). Pgs. 136-137 [38] ^ Marshall (2005). Pgs. 138-139 [39] ^ Marshall (2005). Pg 143 [40] "Our Clients/Facilities Management/ NSW Case Studies". Multiplex Group. http://www.multiplex.biz/ page.asp?PartID=2954&depth=3. Retrieved on 2007-06-07. [41] Marshall (2005). Pgs. 140, 143 [42] Marshall (2005). Pg. 144 [43] Marshall (2005). Pgs. 144-147 [44] Marshall (2005). Pg. 147 [45] ^ Marshall (2005). Pgs. 146-147

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[46] ^ Marshall (2005). Pg 148 [47] Marshall (2005). Pg 148 [48] ^ Marshall (2005). Pg 152 [49] ^ Australian Associated Press (2007-08-17). "Two guilty in Luna Park contempt case". The Sydney Morning Herald (smh.com.au). http://www.smh.com.au/news/National/ Two-guilty-in-Luna-Park-contempt-case/ 2007/08/17/1186857758200.html. Retrieved on 2007-09-09. [50] ^ Lamont, Leonie (2007-06-11). "Neighbours suing Luna Park for $20 m". Sydney Morning Herald - SMH.com.au. http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/ neighbours-suing-luna-park-for-20m/ 2007/06/10/1181414141855.html. Retrieved on 2007-06-11. [51] Australian Associated Press (6 February 2009). "Locals lose battle against Luna Park". Sydney Morning Herald SMH.com.au. http://www.smh.com.au/ news/national/locals-lose-battle-againstluna-park/2009/02/06/ 1233423495124.html. Retrieved on 2009-02-07. [52] ^ Australian Associated Press (2007-10-16). "Developer sells Luna Park lease for $7m". The Sydney Morning Herald (smh.com.au). http://www.smh.com.au/news/National/ Developer-sells-Luna-Park-lease-for-7m/ 2007/10/16/1192300715667.html. Retrieved on 2007-12-10. [53] "$1 deal: Luna Park developer could make millions". ABC News Online. 2007-10-16. http://www.abc.net.au/news/ stories/2007/10/16/ 2060844.htm?section=business. Retrieved on 2007-12-10. [54] Marshall (2005). Pg. 92 [55] "Rides, Games and Height Requirements". Luna Park Sydney website. http://www.lunaparksydney.com/ visitor_info/rides_games/index.html. Retrieved on 2007-06-07. [56] Burton, David. "UFO – Amusement Ride Extravaganza". David Burton’s Amusement Ride Extravaganza. http://www.ride-extravaganza.com/rides/ ufo/. Retrieved on 2008-03-01. [57] ^ Burton, David. "Troika – Amusement Ride Extravaganza". David Burton’s Amusement Ride Extravaganza.

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http://www.ride-extravaganza.com/rides/ troika/. Retrieved on 2008-03-01. [58] Burton, David. "Ranger – Amusement Ride Extravaganza". David Burton’s Amusement Ride Extravaganza. http://www.ride-extravaganza.com/rides/ ranger/. Retrieved on 2008-03-01. [59] ^ Mashall (2005). Pgs 95-96 [60] IMDB.com. "Spirits of the Carnival (1996) - IMDB.com". Internet Movie Database. http://www.imdb.com/title/ tt0305463/. Retrieved on 2007-06-07. [61] Dawson, Tom (July 2008). "Candy Movie Review (2006)". Channel 4. http://www.channel4.com/film/reviews/ film.jsp?id=158873. Retrieved on 2008-07-26.

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[62] Nine Network (September 11, 2007). "Surprise Surprise Gotcha". ebroadcast.com.au - Enews. http://www.ebroadcast.com.au/enews/ surprise-surprise-gotcha-110907.html. Retrieved on 2007-09-14.

External links
• Official Site • Sydney Morning Herald article concerning the 2003 redevelopment Coordinates: 33°50′53.60″S 151°12′35.90″E / 33.8482222°S 151.2099722°E / -33.8482222; 151.2099722

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