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Mega three-park resort planned for Sydney
Just a few months ago, Sydney-based real estate developer Ammar Khan announced that he was planning to rebuild Sydney’s iconic Wonderland theme park, which closed in 2004. In an AusParks.com.au exclusive, we talk with Ammar Khan who is Project Director for the Western Sydney Theme Park project.
The multi-million dollar project includes plans to build three parks: Sydney’s Wonderland, a water park and a wildlife park. A CityWalk-style shopping and entertainment precinct called Wonderland Boulevarde is also planned.
The estimated cost to build Sydney’s Wonderland is currently within the vicinity of $150 million, while the two other parks are estimated to cost around $80 million each.
The completed resort will be roughly 200 acres in size.
Abyss roller coaster officially opens to the public
Adventure World (Perth, WA) officially unveiled its long-awaited roller coaster — Abyss — to the public earlier this Month after months of anticipation and excitement.
Abyss features a 10-storey beyond-vertical drop followed by four inversions: a zero-g roll, rollover loop, cobra roll and inline loop.
German rides company Gerstlauer manufactured the Euro-Fighter roller coaster, which has a top speed of over 85 km/h and a total track length of 630 metres.
The roller coaster also has a “secret” dark ride section.