So you've decided to go to Luna Park? Well that's a good place to go I guess fair enough. To get there you need to go through O'Donnell Gardens, the beautiful park with the palm trees -- oh look, here's a crowd of people gathered around, looking at something. As you get closer you see that they are looking at a street performer. Curiosity gets the better of you and you nudge your way into the crowd.
The performer is juggling some razor sharp knives. As you watch, two men pass through his perfomance area, ignoring the crowd. Looks like they're on their way to the Esplanade.
The Performer says in an English accent: Hey guys, feel free to walk across my stage. Don't bother to pay attention to the world around you. He shakes his head and mutters Morons. Morons.
The two men look back at him angrily and say, What?
Performer: Hey don't give me that dirty look! Or is that your normal face? Oh, I'm sorry.
Come on now, you haven't got time to stand here and listen to this sort of rubbish! I thought you said you were going to Luna Park!|
The big mouth entrance is fenced off and looking badly in need of repairs. But you can see the rides operating inside -- the amusement park must be open. Let's take a look around the fence.
In some ways this place is a relic of the past -- it's the oldest amusement park in Australia seeing as how it opened in 1912. Did you know that it has the oldest operating roller-coaster in the world? Well it does. I went on the roller coaster (aka the 'Scenic Railway') for the first time last February and it sure was a bumpy ride. It's made of wood and all. But most of the rides inside are much more recent.
You've arrived at the side entrance. It's open. Go ahead. Admission is free.
The security guard stops you. "Sorry mate", he says. "Private function."
Oh, man, forget about it. It probably would have made you sick anyway. What do you want to do now?
Oh look, there's a pile of vomit.