October 4, 1935 saw the opening of Sydney’s iconic Luna Park at Milsons Point. The park took three months to complete and was built on land that was previously used to house workshops, railway sidings and cranes during the construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Rides and amusements from Glenelg Luna Park in South Australia were brought to Sydney and reassembled at the new site. It took about 1000 engineers, fitters and employees to assemble Luna Park’s rides at a cost of sixty thousand pounds. The park operated on a nine-month season until 1972 when it changed to year round operation. The giant smiling Face at the entryway has been changed eight times in the park’s history, the current one being completed in 1994. Luna Park has gone through many transformations, restorations and tragedy over its illustrious history but you must agree, it is a great place to visit with one of the most spectacular views in the world!