This large figure is based on the fair-ground illustrations of Art Barton who spent most of his adult life passionately wandering the grounds of Luna Park. Whilst not my chosen form of entertainment, it was enjoyable just wandering the grounds watching the families and teenagers enjoying themselves. The garishly decorated buildings and rides are designed to release the child inside.
When I was a child, I can remember going to Luna Park when we holidayed in Sydney from the Hunter Valley. I remember particularly a ride on the Gravitron and a ride on The Wild Mouse - neither of which ended well.