Magic Kingdom, Sydney

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Magic Kingdom was a small amusement park located in Lansvale, New South Wales, Australia. It is now closed.

History and operation[edit]

The park operated in the 1970s, 1980s and early 1990s. The park was closed not long after Wonderland Sydney opened.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNLN0dzU_Xg

The park was promoted on television with commercials featuring the song "Magic" by the band Pilot.

Some of the rides were sourced from Luna Park after Luna Park closed in 1979 following the Ghost Train tragedy.[1]

Magic Kingdom was popular at its peak but due to size and location (it could only be accessed by a road which went through an industrial area and residential area) the park struggled to remain viable.

The land was sold to developers and is in the process of being redeveloped (as of May 2014).

Attractions[edit]

The park was small, covering about 36 acres (150,000 m2). Features included:

  • Over 15 rides
  • Slides (Two open water slides (95 metres long) plus a giant dry slide) [2]
  • Radio-controlled cars
  • Picnic area with barbecue facilities [3]
  • Big Shoe
  • Petrol-powered mini-boats on a lake [4]
  • In the 1990s' bungy jumping was available at the park.[5]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 33°53′57″S 150°58′11″E / 33.8991°S 150.9697°E / -33.8991; 150.9697

  1. ^ "Aussie Heritage - Luna Park". 2007-01-30. Retrieved 2008-02-01. 
  2. ^ Cockington, James (28 November 1986), "SUMMER NO SWEAT", Sydney Morning Herald 
  3. ^ "Children’s parties", The Sun-Herald, 7 April 1991: Tempo, page 129 
  4. ^ "Abandoned Parks - Funk.net.au". Retrieved 2008-02-01. 
  5. ^ Corbett, Bryce (21 December 1996), "Nathan's leap of faith", The Daily Telegraph (Australia): page 13