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Great Scenic Railway

Luna Park Melbourne

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This is the oldest continually operating roller coaster in the world. The Great Scenic Railway was the principal feature of Luna Park when it opened in 1912 and is one of only nine of its kind still operating in the world. An original attraction at Luna Park, Great Scenic Railway continues to thrill a new generation and has become an icon of Melbourne. Thanks to a restoration, this classic side-friction wooden coaster operates in much the same manner as it did when it first opened. Designed with an double out and back layout the Great Scenic Railway features numerous drops, dips and turns. This is also the last roller coaster in Australia and one of only a few in the world that has a brakeman who rides to slow and stop the train. Yes roller coaster lovers, this could be your dream job.

Roller Coaster Stats

Year Track Type Designer
1912 Wood Side Friction LaMarcus A. Thompson
  • Number Of Trains
    3 - 20 passenger

Great Scenic Railway Facts & History

ACE Coaster Classic

1999 - Great Scenic Railway restored

Brakeman Operated Trains

Train has two cars with five rows each, seating two abreast per row.

Height requirement: Riders under 40 inches must be accompanied by an adult

Where to Coast

Visit Luna Park Melbourne to ride this roller coaster.

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