Adventure World (amusement park)

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This article is about the theme park in Australia. For the amusement park in the United States formerly under the same name, see Six Flags America.
Adventure World
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Slogan Have an Awesome Day.
Location Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Coordinates 32°05′46″S 115°49′05″E / 32.096°S 115.818°E / -32.096; 115.818Coordinates: 32°05′46″S 115°49′05″E / 32.096°S 115.818°E / -32.096; 115.818
Opened 30 November 1982 (1982-11-30)
Previous names Edgley’s Adventure World
Operating season September through to June
Rides
Total 36
Roller coasters 2
Water rides 16
Website www.adventureworld.net.au
Information from Parkz Database.[1]
At the time of launch this $3.5m colossus was the largest rain fortress in Australia

Adventure World is a theme park in Perth, Western Australia. It is located in Bibra Lake, 20 km from the CBD. The park opened on 11 November 1982 as "Edgley’s Adventure World"[2] and undergoes a winter closure each year.

Michael Edgley International created and ran the park from its inception to December 1990. 380,000 tonnes of sand were used to reshape the land contours of the industrial dump site into a suitable theme park location.[2] Since 1999, Omni Leisure Operations has been managing the park. In 1999 LeisureWide Property Trust (a 40% owner of Omni Leisure and owned by Macquarie Bank) did not act on their option to buy Adventure World[3] and since 2000 a West Australian, Steve Sicerich, has owned the park.[2]

Attractions[edit]

52m shot and drop ride
At Adventure World, Perth
At Adventure World, Perth

The following is a list of the rides and attractions at Adventure World, and one future ride currently being built[1]

  • Dragon's Kingdom - An enchanting medieval land of Yarli the Lovable Dragon, his little sister Yarlotte, grandfather Yarold and their friend Flossy the Fairy. The land contains:
  • Aqua Super 6 Racer - a mat water slide where guests race head first to the finish[9]
  • Rail Rider - a single rail pedal attraction[10]
  • Grand Prix Raceway - a set of go karts[11]
  • Bounty's Revenge - a swinging pirate ship[12]
  • Bumper Boats - a set of bumper boats[13]
  • Kahuna Falls - The largest water playground of its kind in Australia.
  • Paddle Boats - a set of paddle boats[14]
  • Rocky Rapids - a tube slide[15]
  • Mat Slides - a series of water slides where guests ride on mats[16]
  • Sky Lift - a chairlift[17]
  • The Shotgun - a pair of dueling raft waterslides made by Australian Waterslides and Leisure[18]
  • Tunnel of Terror - a tandem tube slide[19]
  • Speed Slide - a body slide[20]
  • The Lagoon - a large swimming pool[21]
  • Freefall - a spaceshot ride built on the old Turbo Mountain site[22]
  • The Black Widow - a Zamperla Power Surge marketed as a "machine to make people puke"[23][24]
  • The Rampage - a Moser Maverick 32 [25]
  • Abyss - a $12 million Gerstlauer Euro-Fighter roller coaster which is the single largest investment in the park's history.[26][27]

Previous[edit]

Food and Beverages[edit]

Adventure World has many food outlets. These are:

  • Dragon's Bites
  • Dragon's Nibbles
  • The Surf Shack
  • Kahuna Cafe
  • Kahuna Kiosk
  • Domino's 2 Go

Plus various mobile carts including Fairy Floss, and Popcorn.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Parkz. "Adventure World". Database Entry. Parkz. Retrieved 4 July 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c Adventureworld.net.au Background information. Accessed 21 February 2005.
  3. ^ "Trust Takes Option on Adventure World" by Fran Spencer, The West Australian, 28 January 1999
  4. ^ Adventure World. "Dragon's Kingdom". Adventure World. Retrieved 21 May 2013. 
  5. ^ Parkz. "The Little Leaper (Adventure World)". Database Entry. Parkz. Retrieved 7 July 2010. 
  6. ^ Parkz. "The Barnacle (Adventure World)". Database Entry. Parkz. Retrieved 7 July 2010. 
  7. ^ Parkz. "Dragon Express (Adventure World)". Database Entry. Parkz. Retrieved 7 July 2010. 
  8. ^ Parkz. "Dragon Flyer (Adventure World)". Database Entry. Parkz. Retrieved 7 July 2010. 
  9. ^ Parkz. "Aqua Super 6 Racer (Adventure World)". Database Entry. Parkz. Retrieved 7 July 2010. 
  10. ^ Parkz. "Rail Rider (Adventure World)". Database Entry. Parkz. Retrieved 7 July 2010. 
  11. ^ Parkz. "Grand Prix Raceway (Adventure World)". Database Entry. Parkz. Retrieved 7 July 2010. 
  12. ^ Parkz. "Bounty's Revenge (Adventure World)". Database Entry. Parkz. Retrieved 7 July 2010. 
  13. ^ Parkz. "Bumper Boats (Adventure World)". Database Entry. Parkz. Retrieved 7 July 2010. 
  14. ^ Parkz. "Paddle Boats (Adventure World)". Database Entry. Parkz. Retrieved 7 July 2010. 
  15. ^ Parkz. "Rocky Rapids (Adventure World)". Database Entry. Parkz. Retrieved 7 July 2010. 
  16. ^ Parkz. "Mat Slides (Adventure World)". Database Entry. Parkz. Retrieved 7 July 2010. 
  17. ^ Parkz. "Sky Lift (Adventure World)". Database Entry. Parkz. Retrieved 7 July 2010. 
  18. ^ Parkz. "The Shotgun (Adventure World)". Database Entry. Parkz. Retrieved 7 July 2010. 
  19. ^ Parkz. "Tunnel of Terror (Adventure World)". Database Entry. Parkz. Retrieved 7 July 2010. 
  20. ^ Parkz. "Speed Slide (Adventure World)". Database Entry. Parkz. Retrieved 7 July 2010. 
  21. ^ Parkz. "The Lagoon (Adventure World)". Database Entry. Parkz. Retrieved 7 July 2010. 
  22. ^ Parkz. "Free Fall (Adventure World)". Database Entry. Parkz. Retrieved 7 July 2010. 
  23. ^ Adventure World. "Rides and Attractions - Power Surge". Adventure World. Archived from the original on 4 June 2010. Retrieved 7 July 2010. 
  24. ^ Parkz. "The Power Surge (Adventure World)". Database Entry. Parkz. Retrieved 7 July 2010. 
  25. ^ Parkz. "The Rampage (Adventure World)". Database Entry. Parkz. Retrieved 7 July 2010. 
  26. ^ Adventure World. "The Secret". Adventure World. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  27. ^ Wilson, Richard (12 September 2013). "Adventure World coaster named Abyss". Parkz. Retrieved 12 September 2013. 
  28. ^ Parkz. "Whistle Stop Train (Adventure World)". Database Entry. Parkz. Retrieved 7 July 2010. 
  29. ^ Parkz. "Turbo Mountain (Adventure World)". Database Entry. Parkz. Retrieved 7 July 2010. 
  30. ^ Roller Coaster Database. "Turbo Mountain (Adventure World)". Database Entry. Roller Coaster Database. Retrieved 7 July 2010. 
  31. ^ Patenall, Helen. "Lara Croft Tomb Raider Live! Launched in Perth". Attractions Management. Retrieved 19 December 2006. 
  32. ^ Australian Leisure Management. "Prison Break at Adventure World". Australian Leisure Management. Retrieved 13 November 2008. 
  33. ^ Nash, Tim (19 January 2010). "New attractions for 2010 for Adventure World". Attractions Management. Retrieved 21 November 2010. 

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