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Live music, roaming ghosts and the House of Horrors: Luna Park is turning it up for Halloween this year

Luna Park is quite a large precinct to overhaul for an event. Has it been a big operation turning Luna Park into Luna Dark? Yes, it’s an operation alright. After more than seven years, we’ve accumulated many props; ghastly ghouls, bats, headstones, and a giant nine-metre spider web. There’s design and installation of lighting, spooky park playlists to be arranged, photo booth technology to wrangle, competitions and games to be dreamed up. It’s huge.
 
Tell us about the House of Horrors. What will be happening inside this morbid building? Can’t tell you too much without spoiling the ‘live’ surprises within. Once you don your 3D glasses to walk through, let’s just say there are frightening sights and discombobulating effects that will have you screaming for more.
 
The best-dressed competition also sounds interesting. What should people remember when preparing their getup for Luna Dark? Be creative … in past years we’ve had everything from blood-soaked zombie doctors to prehistoric creatures, scary clowns and mummies, boot scooting cowboys and vamping vampires.
 
What can we expect from the music program on the day? There will be live music from The Strays who are promising to get The Famous Spiegeltent rocking. We have a licensed bar within so you can grab a carn-evil cocktail while busting out a few grooves.
 
What different ticket options are available for guests? Luna Dark is a special ticketed event and all guests must hold a ticket to enter night sessions. All unlimited ride tickets are at kids’ prices: $39.95. Guests three years and under may enter free of charge with a paying adult (18+).

Luna Dark takes over Luna Park from Friday October 26 to Sunday October 28 and on Halloween night, Wednesday October 31. Head to Luna Park's website for more info.