Jobe

Merimbula's Magic Mountain

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Here is an article from Australian Leisure Management regarding Merimbula's Magic Mountain, a small park on the Sapphire Coast in southern NSW. This park is rarely mentioned on these pages but its great to see that the park is doing extremely well. With its new owners investing in new attractions, it proves that small parks like this can not only survive, but thrive when they are well run, offer good value and see modest investment year on year. I have myself have never ventured to Merimbula , but the area looks absolutely beautiful and looks fantastic for a family getaway. The park was visited most famously by Theme Park Review a few years ago, on their first trip to Australia. I think they described it as being one of farthest they had ever traveled to reach a credit!!

Here is the link to the article:

https://www.ausleisure.com.au/news/merimbula-magic-mountain-prepares-for-peak-season/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=17th October&utm_content=17th October+CID_4171bef0a70458325492470ae1ba7f5a&utm_source=Email marketing software&utm_term=Merimbula Magic Mountain prepares for peak season

MERIMBULA MAGIC MOUNTAIN PREPARES FOR PEAK SEASON

Merimbula Magic Mountain prepares for peak season
OCTOBER 17, 2019

Opened after its winter closure on 21st September, the Magic Mountain amusement park in the NSW community of Merimbula is gearing up to seven-day operations during the peak summer period.

The much-loved NSW South Coast attraction has been a staple summer holiday destination since the 1980s, attracting around 50,000 guests a year.

Opened in 1983 with a waterslide and old Melbourne tram - fitted out as a cafe - the attraction's centrepiece for many years has been its toboggan ride and Diamond Python rollercoaster (recently renamed as the Sapphire Speedster).

With other features including the 18-car grand prix dodgem cars, jumping castle and magic carpet slide, significant investments in the last five years have seen the addition of a Tree Climb Challenge in 2014, the Tube Rider in 2016 and a new maze with viewing tower in 2018.

Imported from Italy, the Tube Rider is a secure and fun dry tube ride from artificial ski slope experts Neveplast.

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The winter season has seen the park's rollercoaster given a face lift and rebranded as the Sapphire Speedster, while Magic Mountain's eating facilities have been renovated and a new gift shop created.

2019 has seen Magic Mountain listed on TripAdvisor's Traveller's Choice awards as being one of the top 10 amusement and waterparks in the South Pacific region - achieving this recognition for the sixth year in the past seven.

Acquired by the Blyton Group in February 2018, the new owners have invested in the off-season improvement and, in the coming weeks, will be announcing the installation of a new ride for the 2019 summer season.

Open every day during the recent school holidays, the attraction is now open most days of the week other than some Mondays and Tuesdays and will be operational every day over the peak summer period. During January it will offer extended trading hours with live entertainment, face painting and other activities.

For the current season Magic Mountain is offering an $88 season pass, unlimited entry all season and offers a $6 per person discount for online purchases.

Images: Magic Mountain's rebranded Sapphire Speedster (top) and Tube Rider (below)

 

Below is a video highlighting the recent improvements to Magic Mountain and the  attractions listed in the above article. It will be interesting to see what the new attraction for 2019 will be. 

 

 

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It’s great to see Magic Mountain still running. It’s a quaint little park. Jobe I had to double take when you advised that the Blyton Group now own the park. The guy who owns that group was my the owner of the radio station I used to work for. Surprised to see him venture into the amusement business. 

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