Luna Park Buenos Aires is also known as Stadium Luna Park, Estadio Luna Park or simply Luna Park amongst locals.
Luna Park Buenos Aires is not a funfair and thus not a Luna Park in its’ traditionel sense; it is rather a huge arena that serves multiple purposes.
It was built in 1910 by the Italian merchant Domingo Pace, where it served as an open street fair. During the 1920’s it became very popular among the overclass. By the end of the same decade the number of visitors declined dramatically leaving many of the rides abandoned.
The decline did not last long though; in 1931 the park was bought by the founders’ son, Ismael Pace, and Jose Pepe Lectoure who was a boxing legend. They renamed the park Estadium Luna Park in commemoration of the parks’ recent past as a funfair. The two new owners envisioned the creation of a sports arena, which opened in 1932.
In the following years the arena served its’ purpose and became very popular among locals as well as foreigners. During The Second World War it was also used to entertain Nazist and facist allies.
By the 1950’s the number of visitors began to decline again. Under pressure from the city, the two owners were forced to find new sources of revenue. The began renovations, but both died before they were finished. The arena was inherited by Lectoure’s son, Juan Carlos Lectoure.
Juan Carlos Lectoure – also nicknamed Tito – turned Luna Park Buenos Aires into an epicentre for music and concerts, especially for the Argentine rock scene.
In 2007 arena was declared a national historical monument. In 2013 Luna Park Buenos Aires changed owners following the death of Tito’s wife, Ernestina Devecchi de Lectoure. The new owners were Sociedad Salesiana de San Juan Bosco and Cáritas Argentina, which respectively is a Roman Catholic order and a charity organisation.
Today Luna Park Buenos Aires still serves as a cultural hub with focus on concerts, spectacles, events etc.
Luna Park Sydney opened on the 4th October 1935 and has been closed for renovation several times since. Today it is one of the oldest and largest amusement parks in the world.
Luna Park Sydney has more than 20 rides and lots of other amusements. Be aware that some of the rides closes temporarily due to maintenance. You can see which rides are open and closed on the parks’ official website.
Entry price and tickets
The entry prices in Luna Park Sydney range from $25 – $57 for the daily passes. Buying you tickets online will save your $2 – $4 per pass. There are three different passes: red, green and yellow. They are bases on the wearers height, so that small children pay less than higher children and of course also adults.
Annual passes are also available. They range from $109 for one year to $355 for 5 years. As with the daily passes the annual passes can be bought cheaper online.
They also have special deals on tickets like the “Mini money mondays” or “Twilight saver” tickets.
Luna Park Sydney is closed tuesdays to thursdays and open fridays to mondays. During shool holidays it is usually open all days. The same goes for december and january where it is open almost all days.
The opening hours are normally the following:
11.00 – 16.00
Fridays and saturdays
11.00 – 22.00
10.00 – 18.00
Luna Park Sydney
1 Olympic Drive
Milsons Point NSW
Luna Park Melbourne has been in operation almost continuously ever since its’ opening in 1912. It is the oldest theme park in Australia and has had several million of visitors though the years.
Entry price and tickets
The minimum price for an entry ticket in Luna Park Melbourne is $5. This ticket only covers the entry, meaning that you will have to pay for each ride/activity you would like to try.
Another option are the daily passes that gives you unlimited access to the rides and acitivities in Luna Park Melbourne. They cost between $49.95 and $149.95 depending on your age and the number of persons in your group. All daily passes cover the $5 entrance fee.
Unlimited Rides: 4 Person Family Pass
13+ yrs or Adult
There is also different options for discount if you have special cards (Companion Card, Victoria Card etc.) or if you visit the park in larger groups (15 people or more). You can learn more about ticket prices and discounts on the parks’ official website.
Luna Park Melbourne is only open during the weekends and not during the week. It is also open on all Victorian school holidays and public holidays except Christmas day. It is not open during school term though.
Saturdays and sundays
11.00 – 18.00
Luna Park Melbourne
18 Lower Esplanade
St Kilda VIC