Melbourne's Luna Park has introduced a $2 entry fee as of last Sunday.

The fee will not affect customers paying for rides but spectators and those wishing to use toilets.

Luna Park CEO Mary Stuart tells Broadsheet the fee will help with the general upkeep of the park.

“Luna Park is turning 105 this month, and the older it gets the more maintaining it costs. The $2 fee will … assist with maintaining the park’s heritage retention.”

The fee will remain the same year-round and may be reviewed next summer.

When Luna Park first opened in 1912, there was an entry fee of sixpence, according to the Age.

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Over the past two years the park has spent around $1 million maintaining the Scenic Railway rollercoaster, and the 104-year-old carousel is currently being repaired.

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