Luna Park is set to undergo a massive transformation, starting with the Big Top.
Sydney’s Luna Park is set to see its biggest transformation yet, with $15 million being invested into upgrading the park into one of Australia’s best.
The transformation is costing $15 million. (Image: Destination NSW)
The reconstruction will begin with the well-loved Big Top arena. The iconic space is set to be completely reimagined into a permanent, technological ‘Magic Box’, which will house a world-first, immersive experience titled Dream Circus. It will be Sydney’s first permanent immersive experience attraction.
Luna Park’s Dream Circus will launch under Sydney’s Immersive Big Top on 22 December 2023.
Dream Circus is promised to be an immersive attraction that allows visitors to follow an awe-inspiring narrative journey, including lovable characters and one-of-a-kind sensory technology.
Guests can expect a 360-degree projection, hologram technology, motion-activated LED screens, spatially mapped audio and the latest in lighting, all projected on a surfaced area of over 3500 square metres. And you don’t have to wait long for it either. Work has already begun on Dream Circus, which Sydney-based specialist creatives and technicians, including Artists in Motion, TDC and Auditoria are building.
The amazing attraction is set to launch on 22 December, making it the perfect early Christmas present for a loved one. Tickets for Dream Circus can be purchased now, priced at $45 for adults and $35 for children.
Dream Circus will be Sydney’s first permanent immersive experience attraction.
Luna Park’s chief executive officer, John Hughes, is already singing its praises.
“For over 88 years, Luna Park Sydney has played an important role in the social and cultural fabric of the city. This year, [it] will reinforce [its] position as a leader in the visitor and night-time economy by unlocking the immense creative capability in this city.”
Tickets for Dream Circus can be purchased now. (Image: Destination NSW)
This isn’t the first time Luna Park has been transformed. Following the tragic Ghost Train fire in 1979, the park closed its doors until it reopened in 1982 under new owners. Then in 2021, the park temporarily closed again to see nine new rides installed.
The inspiration behind Luna Park came from the original park of the same name on Coney Island in New York, which was built in 1903. Luna Park in Sydney was built and opened a few decades later in 1935, modelled off similar parks of that had opened in Melbourne and Adelaide earlier in the 1900s.
Luna Park opened in 1935. (Image: Destination NSW)