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] It features several rides for guests of all ages.[2] The park opened in 1985.

Attractions[edit]

Funfields is home to 14 rides designed for guests of all ages. The Kidzone is designed specifically for kids and features three rides.[3] It includes: Formula Fun Go Karts (a set of children's go-karts),[4] Jungle Express (a train ride),[5] and Pony Express (a carousel).[6]

The rest of the park is made up of attractions designed for all ages. 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.[7] 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.[8]

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]

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]

The most recent addition to the park is the Wacky Waters Play Area. The new attraction is a spectacular children’s wading pool with more than twenty fun-filled interactive play features. Mushroom fountains, water cannons, water jets, water slides and heaps of other wacky surprises will delight kids of all ages. The centre piece of Wacky Waters is the Aqua Shak.....the Aqua Shak fills with water until it spectacularly unleashes 2000 litres of water saturating everyone in range. Seeing is believing. Put it on your 'must do' list this year! And bring your sun block and bathers.[15]

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. "Funfields". Database Entry. Parkz. Retrieved 3 July 2010. 
  4. ^ Parkz. "Formula Fun Go Karts (Funfields)". Database Entry. Parkz. Retrieved 3 July 2010. 
  5. ^ Parkz. "Jungle Express (Funfields)". Database Entry. Parkz. Retrieved 3 July 2010. 
  6. ^ Parkz. "Pony Express (Funfields)". Database Entry. Parkz. Retrieved 3 July 2010. 
  7. ^ Parkz. "Great Alpine Toboggan Slide (Funfields)". Database Entry. Parkz. Retrieved 3 July 2010. 
  8. ^ Parkz. "Thunderdome Go Karts (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/

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