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Luna Park Melbourne will add two new rides in time for Australia's summer holidays, with a drop tower and tugboat ride during the park's line-up.

The first new ride is The Coney Island Top Drop, a Zamperla drop tower that it named in honor of the famous Luna Park at Coney Island in New York. The ride will carry guests up to 15 metres (49 feet) into the air, before sending them plunging towards the ground below. Due to its height, the tower will be one of the few Luna Park attractions that are visible over the park's external wall from nearby St. Kilda beach. The ride is due to open in January 2011.

Aimed at a younger audience, the park's other new attraction for the holidays is Rock 'n' Tug. The family-friendly ride is a Zamperla Rockin' Tug, and creates a combination of rocking and whirling motions to simulate sailing in rough seas. Rock 'n' Tug will open on December 18, 2010.

Luna Park Melbourne will open every day of the summer holidays from December 18 to February 6, with admission to the park being free. In addition to the new rides, the park is home to 3 rollercoasters, 6 thrill rides and 8 family attractions. Single-ride tickets cost $9.50 for adults, $7.50 for children aged 4-12 and $4.50 for toddlers aged 1-3, while unlimited ride wristbands are available for $41.95 for adults, $31.95 for children and $14.95 for toddlers.

You can keep up to date with the latest confirmed and rumored opening dates for new attractions through Theme Park Tourist's "New Attraction Watch" section, and by signing up for our weekly newsletter.

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