After a six month restoration project, Luna Park Sydney has today revealed the new look Big Dipper Tower. More than 4 400 energy efficient LED lights have been added to the building’s exterior, and the original features and ornate architraves have also been updated.
Brad Loxley, from Luna Park Sydney, said that they were excited to showcase the intricate restoration of the Tower to the public this weekend.
“I’m thrilled to announce that the Big Dipper Tower will be officially lit up and reopen to the general public this weekend. We thank our guests for their patience during the restoration period and we’re excited for you all to experience the sparkly new addition to the Park,” Mr Loxley said.
“We’ve ensured that the heritage and history of the structure remained intact, while modernising this architectural feature with state-of-the-art LED tech and decorative elements.”
Following the restoration project, the Big Dipper Tower is now adorned in Luna Park’s traditional colour theme and thousands of lights, which illuminate the structure and add to the carnival atmosphere that Luna Park is so famous for.
The Big Dipper Tower used to serve as the entrance to the Big Dipper ride, which was the Park’s signature attraction in the years 1935-1979 and then again from 1995-2001. The architectural style of the Tower is inspired by the Taj Mahal and features a six-metre high dome. Although the structure is not part of the ride experience, it has become a symbol of Luna Park, and epitomises the Park’s journey since its opening in 1935.
Alongside this announcement today, Luna Park will also reveal an exciting addition to their suite of rides in the coming weeks, as well as their inaugural Winter Wonderland Festival, featuring an ice rink, winter markets and more.
For more information, visit: http://www.lunaparksydney.com/.
By Erin Ibbott
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