9 June 1979

The Ghost Train fire at Luna Park Sydney, Australia, kills seven.

Luna Park Sydney is an amusement park located in Milsons Point, Sydney, Australia. It is situated at the northern end of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, providing visitors with stunning views of the harbor and the iconic Sydney Opera House.

Luna Park Sydney opened its doors on October 4, 1935, and has since become a beloved attraction for both locals and tourists. The park retains a nostalgic charm with its classic amusement park aesthetics and iconic entrance, featuring the distinctive smiling face known as “Mr. Moon.”

The park offers a variety of rides and attractions suitable for all ages. Some of the popular rides include the Ferris wheel, Wild Mouse roller coaster, Tango Train, Dodgem City, and the Hair Raiser. There are also various sideshows, arcade games, and carnival-style food stalls throughout the park.

Luna Park Sydney is known for hosting special events and entertainment throughout the year, including live performances, fireworks displays, and themed celebrations. The park’s location near Sydney’s vibrant central business district and its picturesque waterfront setting make it a popular destination for both daytime outings and evening adventures.