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by Nicole Arathoon (subscribe)
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Published October 18th 2014
Celebrating Halloween at Luna Park
Luna Park, Sydney's premium amusement park celebrates Halloween in a fiesta of spooky fun, ghoulish adventure and screaming excitement.
All glory to the majesty of the big smile

Hallowscream offers a free trick or treat trail for little ones to giggle in excitement at the surprises to be found along the way. Get into the spirit of the theme with specialist face painters ready to make you look like a zombie, ghost, witch or wizard. Stay around for the dazzling Luna Park dancers perform in the Hallowscream Spooktacular Parade and stay even longer for the exhilarating sunset light show.The kids cooking class is a wonderful drawcard for the little cook in the family for an extra $60. Zombie pizza, personally created cupcake toppings and creepy concoctions in the drinks lab are all on the menu for these workshops which require online registration.
Positioned perfectly at the entrance, The Ferris Wheel.

Whether Hallowscream is your thing or not, Luna Park is a must for all Sydney siders. The colourful arcades, party like atmosphere and carnival feel is full of excitement. The high rolling roller coaster, the candy pink fairy floss, the smell of greasy hot chips smothered in sauce are intoxicating sounds and smells and can't help but draw you in. The gaping mouthed clowns waiting for that little white ball to fall into the same alley always grabs my attention, no matter how hypnotic those clowns look and still look all these years later.
Hypnotic Clowns beckoning you

With the ever present ferris wheel majestically positioned at the entrance to the park, towering high above the crowds, Luna Park has a long tradition of appealing to crowds since 1903 all around the world, on every continent in fact, except Antarctica. Each continent boasts their own Luna Park and ours is no different. Initially opened in 1935 and running successfully until the fatal ghost train fire in 1979 which saw Luna Park closed down. Reopened but closed again in 1988 due to faulty rides and necessary repairs which were overlooked, 1995 saw a promising new start for the park. Soon Luna Park closed again due to complaints from neighbouring communities regarding the noise pollution from the Big Dipper roller coaster. Finally, council got it right and Luna Park has now been running since it reopened in 2004.
Perfect Park for plenty of fun.

Regardless of its long history, unsuccessful at many points in time, what has remained consistent is the children and their anticipation for all the fun and excitement behind the arches of the iconic smile of the Luna Park gateway.
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Why? Great family fun
When: Halloween weekend
Phone: (02) 9033 7676
Where: Milsons Point, North Sydney
Cost: entry fee starts at $40
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