9. A Trip to the Moon

On this fantastical attraction, riders would fly to the moon in a large ship with flapping wings, called “Luna.” Held down by cables, passengers would feel the ship rise into the air and see European scenery and blinking lights below them, and eventually Earth decreasing in size to create the illusion of flying into space. After braving a storm, the ship reached the moon and passengers landed in the crater of an extinct volcano and were greeted by moon maids and miniature, singing moon men called “Selenites.” This wildly successful simulation became Luna Park’s signature attraction.