Magic Mountain, Merimbula
|Location||Merimbula, New South Wales, Australia|
|Owner||Tunshow Pty. Ltd.|
|Opened||26 November 1983|
|Area||24 acres (9.7 ha)|
Magic Mountain is a small theme park situated on the Sapphire Coast of New South Wales, near the town of Merimbula in Australia. The park attracts approximately 40,000 visitors per year and is a significant tourism drawcard for the region. During peak season, the park employs 25 staff from the surrounding area. Magic Mountain was opened on 26 November 1983 and has since expanded, providing visitors with a variety of educational and exciting experiences catering to both adults and children. The park does not charge for admission, however tickets are required to be purchased for individual rides or as unlimited passes. In keeping with Magic Mountain's family theme, children under 4 are able to ride suitable attractions for free with a paying adult.
The park's main attractions include the Diamond Python Roller Coaster, added in 1994. This is a 335 m (1,099 ft) steel rollercoaster manufactured by Pinfari running with single car trains which reach a height of 12 m (39 ft) and speeds of 36 km/h. The Mountain Slide is a popular 600 m (2,000 ft) steel toboggan track which began operating in 1984. Two waterslides - The Black Hole and Doom Tube along with the Kiddie Splash Pool make up the park's water attractions.
Other attractions include Grand Prix Cars, Mini Golf, Magic Carpet slide, Toddler Town Cars, Triassic Park (a free attraction featuring life sized model dinosaurs in "natural habitats") and a performing arts stage with seating for 2500 added in 2010 called the “Rocka House”.
The park also received the Bronze award in the Tourist Attraction category at the South Coast Regional Tourism Organisation's annual awards presentation in 2013.
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- "Merimbula's Magic Mountain". Parkz. Retrieved 11 January 2014.
- "Top 10 Amusement Parks & Water Parks — South Pacific". TripAdvisor. 2013.
- "Winners of the 2013 South Coast Tourism Awards". South Coast Regional Tourism Organisation Inc.
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