Last Chance To Ride—Don’t Miss Luna Park’s Countdown Carnivale

In case you missed the announcement, Sydney’s favourite amusement destination and veritable Harbourside icon, Luna Park, is closing its doors come the end of January 2021 until July, to make way for some major renovations ($30 million worth, no less!).

To celebrate their temporary closing, Luna Park is throwing a Countdown Carnivale—and it’s set to be every bit as epic as the name suggests! Here’s what you need to know.

Farewell Your Favourite Rides

Luna Park Countdown Carnivale
The Luna Park that you know and love is about to be renovated—this is your last chance to enjoy it until July!


Luna Park’s upgrade entails the welcoming of nine new rides, but to make way for them, it’s time to say goodbye to some classics. Power Surge, Roundup, Body Rock, Whirly Wheel, U-Drive, Pirate Ship and Crazy Cars are all bowing out of the Luna Park rotation of fun, to make way for six new children’s rides, alongside a family rollercoaster, a thrill ride and the new Big Dipper—which will be the first inline seating launch roller coaster in the world. 

The 26th of January is the final chance for people to farewell their old favourites, and enjoy the rides that are remaining until July, so don’t miss out!

Unlimited Rides

To really amp up the carnival atmosphere, tickets are just $50 per person and includes park entry, unlimited rides and the fun-filled parade that celebrates everything that Luna Park brings to the city and its fun-loving inhabitants. 

Enjoying unlimited rides means unlimited fun for visitors, so they can really soak up their last experience of Luna Park as it is today before its huge upgrade!

Key Carnivale Dates

Luna Park Countdown Carnivale
Kids and adults alike will love soaking up the fun and festive atmosphere of the Carnivale!


The lead-up to the shut down is an obvious time to visit, and to make things even better—the Countdown Carnivale is open for key calendar dates, too!

New Years Eve daytime, New Years Eve nighttime (which is a special event in and of itself) and New Years Day are all open for the Countdown Carnivale, as well as Australia Day; the absolute last day to experience Luna Park joy until July!

Limited Tickets

The park will be open daily from 10.30 am – 4 pm between December 26 – January 26, and evening sessions available from 5 pm – 10.30 pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Monday 25th January. Limited tickets are available and tickets must be booked online in advance, so make sure you secure a date in the diary to enjoy the final days of Luna Park before it’s transformed into a truly world-class amusement park destination!

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