Funfields

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Funfields
Funfields Logo.jpg
Location Whittlesea, Victoria (Australia)
Coordinates 37°31′15″S 145°06′47″E / 37.520806°S 145.113087°E / -37.520806; 145.113087Coordinates: 37°31′15″S 145°06′47″E / 37.520806°S 145.113087°E / -37.520806; 145.113087
Opened 1985 (1985)
Previous names Whittlesea Alpine Toboggan Park
Operating season September through April (Weekends, Public Holidays and School Holidays)
Closed May through to August
Rides
Total 14
Water rides 7
Website www.funfields.com.au/

Funfields (previously as The Whittlesea Alpine Toboggan Park) is an Australian amusement park located in Whittlesea, Victoria. It is 40 kilometres (25 mi) north of Melbourne.[1][2] The park opened in 1985.

History[edit]

The park opened in 1985 as the Whittlesea Alpine Toboggan Park featuring toboggan rides. This ride, known as The Great Alpine Toboggan Slide still exists at the park.[3] Thunder Dome is a set of go-karts which are modelled on 1950s and 1960s sport cars. The track is 400 metres (1,300 ft) long.[4]


Attractions[edit]

Funfields has 14 rides designed for all ages, being the Kidzone designed specifically for kids and features three rides.[5] It includes:

The rest of the park is made up of attractions designed for all ages.

Blackbeard's Fury[edit]

Funfields is also the home of Blackbeard's Fury. This ride is a pirate ship attraction which was previously located at Sea World on the Gold Coast.[9]

In late 2012, the park purchased and refurbished another Gold Coast ride, Burnout, which was previously called "Stingray" and was located at Dreamworld.[10] Crocodile Creek, an 18 hole mini golf course is located behind Blackbeard's Fury.[11]

Water rides[edit]

The park also has a collection of water rides. Bumpa Bay is a set of electric bumper boats.[12] "Blackout" and "Wipe Out" are tandem tube slides which are fully enclosed.[13] The third water attraction is Splashdown. Splashdown is a series of flume slides in which guests ride on a foam mat.[14]

Wacky Waters[edit]

A recent addition to the park is the Wacky Waters Play Area. The attraction is a children’s wading pool with "interactive play features". [15]

Typhoon Waterside[edit]

In 2013 Funfields added the "Typhoon Waterside" which is the world's longest ProSlide CannonBowl. [16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oz Leisure. "OzLeisure.com.au : Funfields - Victoria, Family Fun, Parks". Oz Leisure. Retrieved 3 July 2010. 
  2. ^ Visit Victoria. "Funfields, Whittlesea, Attraction, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia". Visit Victoria. Retrieved 25 July 2011. 
  3. ^ Parkz. "Great Alpine Toboggan Slide (Funfields)". Database Entry. Parkz. Retrieved 3 July 2010. 
  4. ^ Parkz. "Thunderdome Go Karts (Funfields)". Database Entry. Parkz. Retrieved 3 July 2010. 
  5. ^ Parkz. "Funfields". Database Entry. Parkz. Retrieved 3 July 2010. 
  6. ^ Parkz. "Formula Fun Go Karts (Funfields)". Database Entry. Parkz. Retrieved 3 July 2010. 
  7. ^ Parkz. "Jungle Express (Funfields)". Database Entry. Parkz. Retrieved 3 July 2010. 
  8. ^ Parkz. "Pony Express (Funfields)". Database Entry. Parkz. Retrieved 3 July 2010. 
  9. ^ Parkz. "Blackbeard's Fury (Funfields)". Database Entry. Parkz. Retrieved 3 July 2010. 
  10. ^ "Burnout". Funfields. Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  11. ^ Parkz. "Crocodile Creek Mini Golf (Funfields)". Database Entry. Parkz. Retrieved 3 July 2010. 
  12. ^ Parkz. "Bumpa Bay Bumper Boats (Funfields)". Database Entry. Parkz. Retrieved 3 July 2010. 
  13. ^ Parkz. "Blackout (Funfields)". Database Entry. Parkz. Retrieved 3 July 2010. 
  14. ^ Parkz. "Splashdown (Funfields)". Database Entry. Parkz. Retrieved 3 July 2010. 
  15. ^ http://www.funfields.com.au/
  16. ^ http://www.funfields.com.au/rides/typhoon-waterslide/