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New Magic Mountain for Glenelg

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From the Advertiser on the 16th... Adelaide Advertiser For better or worse, here's the new Magic Mountain By XANTHE KLEINIG 16sep05 THE building to replace Magic Mountain on Glenelg's foreshore - due for completion by the end of summer - has already been branded "ugly" by Holdfast Bay's mayor. Designs for the complex show three 110m waterslides encircling the building, starting from a height of five stories. Mayor of Holdfast Bay, Dr Ken Rollond, said the coloured downpipes supporting the slides detract from the building. "Everyone thought Magic Mountain was ugly and I think some time down the track they will say this is an ugly-looking building too," Dr Rollond said. "They have put the slides outside so they can maximise the inside of the building but it really does make the outside look ugly." All three waterslides, including a "black hole" dark slide, will be fully enclosed and heated making them operational year-round. Inside the building will be a video games parlour, dodgem cars and bumper boats and mini golf. It will also house the original, but refurbished, Magic Mountain carousel, kids climbing castle and train. A 25m, single-arm ferris wheel is planned behind a new Glenelg surf club. Chief executive of the development company, Urban Construct, Todd Brown, said the project "is the most exciting underway anywhere in Australia". He said the area, including over 5000sq m of grassed area along the foreshore, would become a popular destination for families. Dr Rollond said it would provide much-needed facilities for young visitors to the beach. "I don't have any real problem with the entertainment complex. I just think those waterslides are going to look a bit ugly," he said. Also part of the development are the Platinum Apartments and retail mall, expected to be finished in July 2006. New public toilets and showers for beach-users, underground parking and a pedestrian link between Holdfast Shores and Moseley Square will be included as part of the development.

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Okay forgive me but what on earth is Magic Mountain? I've never heard of it until now, anyone have details or pictures??

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Australia has had 2 Magic Mountains in it's history. The MM being referred to here is ofcourse the one in Adelaide - Glenelg. Originally on the site of the old Magic Mountain was indeed Luna Park Glenelg, which later became Luna Park Sydney when they moved the park, due to resident complaints (Sound Familiar?) So when LPG was moved to Sydney, a couple of years down the track, Magic Mountain was born. I have a flyer of the place somewhere, but it can wait. The park was a fake mountain, with most of the attractions inside the mountain. These attractions included the Merry-go-round, when annually made it's trip to the Adelaide Show, sky-bikes, various video arcade games, and 3 waterslides which started inside, weaved around the mountain, and finished at the southern side of the mountain in a splash down pool. Also outside was bumper boats, and a picnic area. The park recently (a couple of years ago) closed, to make way for new apartment buildings as such.

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Wow that new one looks so ugly. sure the old one didnt look the greatest.. i think this new one looks like it will age very badly once the slides start leaking.. colours fade.. ew. its still going to be an eye sore. a whole heap of water slide tubes really dosnt fit with the area anymore.

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