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From 1907-1913 Luna Park stood on the northern tip of West Seattle, an amusement park known as the "Coney Island of the West."

Amusement attractions included the Figure Eight Roller Coaster, a Merry-go-round, Chute-the-Chutes, the Water Slide, Cave of Mystery, and other funpark standards. The Canal of Venice, The Original Human Ostrich, The Joy Wheel, and Infant Electrobator were some of the others.

A less-desirable attraction for West Seattle residents was a well-stocked bar in Luna Park. Angered that the West Seattle city council would allow such a venue, West Seattle residents sought to be annexed. Despite the moralistic attitudes of the time, Luna Park survived even when the City of West Seattle did not. West Seattle was annexed by Seattle in 1907.

Moralism continued its upswell in the coming years, however, and Luna Park finally fell victim in 1913. The park was closed, and its attractions (sans Natorium swimming pools) were torn down.

During extreme low tides you can still see the pilings that supported the large pier, but most of the year they lay hidden underneath the waters of Elliott Bay.


External linksEdit

HistoryLink Essay: Luna Park

Luna Park History

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