30.03.18 // luna park!

Earlier in March this year (is it seriously August, already?) on a lovely Sunday afternoon, my #SQUAD decided to celebrate Naomi’s birthday at Luna Park!

I love Luna Park. Not so much for the rides and attractions, but because it has a really classic ‘carnival’ sort of atmosphere which I can always appreciate. The theme park is located really close to Sydney CBD, right on the other side of the Harbour Bridge, and is easily accessible by taking a train to Milson’s Point station. It’s just a short walk from there.

I don’t exactly remember the last time I visited Luna Park, but my friends and I sometimes like to go there every so often at night just to hang out in front of the entrance. 2007 was the most recent time I actually went on the rides with some friends for a school excursion. Not so recent at all, I guess? I also visited the park once for a concert.

Despite this outing being so long ago, I still wanted to take a crack at producing some photos from the day because we had a really good time and it’s something I wanted to remember.

We arrived there in the afternoon, so although it was the middle of the day, there was still enough time to go on each ride multiple times. Unfortunately, the park isn’t very big and there were a few rides that were undergoing maintenance, so we still had plenty of time.

The first thing we saw was a cute performance by some of the mascots and performers. They also sang for one of the children since it was his birthday!Β Naomi Birthday - Luna Park -5Naomi Birthday - Luna Park -6Naomi Birthday - Luna Park -7I love Ferris wheels. Granted, I hardly go on them, but I just think they’re really cool to look at and take photos of (and from).Naomi Birthday - Luna Park -1Naomi Birthday - Luna Park -8Unfortunately the carousel was closed, but we did get to go on the Tango Train a few times. Not gonna lie, it was slightly painful!Naomi Birthday - Luna Park -11Naomi Birthday - Luna Park -12

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Birthday girl in white!

And of course, no trip to Luna Park is complete without going on the Wild Mouse. The Wild Mouse is a cute little roller coaster that gives you some nice views of the harbour. Not very scary or “wild”, but definitely worth going on at least once. We went on a few more rides after this.

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In line for the Wild Mouse!

Naomi Birthday - Luna Park -18Naomi Birthday - Luna Park -19Coney Island was next. Although I love the exterior of this building, I have to admit the interior could definitely do with a renovation. It’s age is definitely showing, and not in the best way. Regardless, I had a lot of fun in here trying out the different slides and going through their mirror maze.Naomi Birthday - Luna Park -20Naomi Birthday - Luna Park -22Naomi Birthday - Luna Park -23Naomi Birthday - Luna Park -34Naomi Birthday - Luna Park -24Naomi Birthday - Luna Park -35Naomi Birthday - Luna Park -28Naomi Birthday - Luna Park -29Naomi Birthday - Luna Park -44We still had time and another part of the park to explore.

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The Ranger
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The Hair Raiser

Then we went back on the Tango Train! It was pretty dark by then but I adored how bright and colourful the rides were. We liked experimenting with the light and taking photos here.Naomi Birthday - Luna Park -50Naomi Birthday - Luna Park -51Naomi Birthday - Luna Park -53Naomi Birthday - Luna Park -54Naomi Birthday - Luna Park -57After riding the Tango Train a few more times, it was closing time. We were starving by then, so decided to go grab some burgers from Batch Burgers (nachos, in my case)!Naomi Birthday - Luna Park -59Naomi Birthday - Luna Park -60Naomi Birthday - Luna Park -61Overall a very enjoyable evening with some very lovely friends!

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