The roaring success if these new attractions, made possible by electricity, led to the idea of constructing new parks in Paris and throughout Europe.
Blackpool Pleasure Beach was founded in England in 1896, Luna Park, one of the most spectacular, was founded in Berlin in 1904, and the Luna Parc de Paris was founded in 1909.
The latter marked the auspicious return of the permanent amusement park to Paris and it was in operation for almost 30 years. The 1-franc entrance fee included one free ride, except for Friday, the day reserved for high society, when the entrance fee was higher. It was open from 1 p.m. to midnight.
Its main attractions were the water chute, the big dipper with a course of about 2,000 metres, the diabolical (Ferris) wheel or katcheli, where the cars shook in all directions during the rotation, and the "mill of the mysterious river", a type of ghost train on water. There was also the Scenic Railway, a big dipper 1,945 metres in length.
Following this same model, Magic City, a modern-style vauxhall, was created in 1912, and it lasted until 1926.
At that same time, the wooden horses in the merry-go-rounds were replaced with modern vehicles: bicycles, metro cars, cars, motor bikes, and planes. Soon, however, animals, caricaturized or humanized, became popular once again, but there were also merry-go-rounds composed of crockery and bathroom fixtures (bathtubs, bidets, chamber pots), pigs, ships and flying objects. More and more, the accent was on aesthetics. Merry-go-rounds were luxuriously decorated and sculpted, and thanks to electricity, amply illuminated.