Luna Park has had a turbulent past through recent decades, and it again opened in 2004. It still has some of the old, quaint, amusement park attractions like Coney Island with its timber slides, as well as state-of-the-art rides and Ferris-wheel fun. It's been very much a Sydney icon since the 1930s but, since a tragic fire on the Ghost Train in the 1970s, it has struggled to regain its former glory. Entry is now free so you can soak up the atmosphere. Curiously, rides are charged by height - an unlimited day ride pass can cost from $15 to $45 depending on your vertical situation and whether it is school holiday period.