Sign in to follow this  
Jobe

Magic Mountain Glenelg

8 posts in this topic

Hey guys,

 

Just stunbled across this little video on Youtube of Glenelg's former attraction Magic Mountain. I am pretty sure this has not been shared before  so i thought i would proffer it here for anyone that is interested. Having not been to Adelaide before, this offers a fascinating insight into an obviously much loved former attraction. Interestingly, this was built on the same site that Luna Park Glenelg was situated on in 1930 before it was packed up and shipped to Milson's Point to become Luna Park Sydney.

Nowadays it is home to a small attraction called The Beachouse.

Here are some pics of when Luna Park was situated at Glenelg.

1289121112_LunaparkAdelaideOpeningday.png.afafcf57a4dfe833d3618ac3a305e7da.png410155940_LunaParkglenelgDippercompleted.thumb.JPG.5d590262ce3989a41f761c40f13406bc.JPG1316322142_LunaParkGlenelgDipperconstruction.thumb.JPG.b919adedf43bbd096913e7d17e5af5b5.JPG666770716_LunaParkGlenelgDipper.thumb.jpg.d4401a08ed87e44565d7b4606b2c9162.jpg

1476527142_LunaParkGlenelg.thumb.jpg.a5c6fd09dfb263b4d127f1e19f90c2cb.jpg

For comparison, here is some images of the Beachouse, the attraction that currently resides in this spot.

mapnew.jpg

15415_B8_1512965304.jpg

image.jpgThe Beachhouse - Glenelg Attraction | Expedia.com.authe-beachouse.jpgimage.jpeg.79aee56e7b8e46a5af63d16e3fc7984e.jpeg

There were plans at some stage to expand The Beachouse with a larger water park facility but I am not sure what happened with that proposal. Seems like a great little attraction for the family by the sea. It would be great if it could be expanded in some way to increase its patronage and importance as an attraction for the town. Hopefully , one day I get to visit and have a look in person.

image.jpeg

Edited by Jobe
  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

From outside it looks like the slides are the coolest thing ever weaving in and out of the rockwork, but inside it was unthemed and all the slides were open air so it was basically just like a giant warehouse.

Did look impressive though!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 15/09/2020 at 12:18 PM, Jobe said:

Beachouse, the attraction that currently resides in this spot.

 

FYI, the beach house is an arcade centre now, that just so happens to have water slides and mini golf, not just one attraction. 

Not worth a visit in my opinion

Edited by Zac Beckwith

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
45 minutes ago, Zac Beckwith said:

FYI, the beach house is an arcade centre now, that just so happens to have water slides and mini golf, not just one attraction. 

Not worth a visit in my opinion

Doesn't it basically have the same attraction lineup as the old Magic Mountain, with the one difference being it has dodgem cars and the ferris wheel in lieu of the sky cycles?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, Gazza said:

Doesn't it basically have the same attraction lineup as the old Magic Mountain, with the one difference being it has dodgem cars and the ferris wheel in lieu of the sky cycles?

Pretty sure the whole thing got demolished in 2004, correct me if i'm wrong. There are now 3 water slides, one called dual, one called fast, and one where you go on a tube, not sure if these are the correct names however. The slides are different to the ones that were in magic mountain, and now it is more of an arcade centre than a themepark.

 

not to mention that the ferris wheel hasn't operated for a while 

Edited by Zac Beckwith

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What I’m saying is that in terms of the types of attractions on offer, things are pretty much the same between the new and the old one (Having visited both)

Obviously the new one has new ride equipment (apart from the old carousel) and the slides have a different layout.

 

The old Magic Mountain was never a “theme park”, it had:

  1. 4x Slides (All body slides)
  2. Sky Cycle
  3. Carousel
  4. Bumper Boats
  5. Arcade Games
  6. Mini Golf

 

The Beachouse has

  1. 3x Slides (1 raft, 1 body side, 1 turbo tunnel)
  2. Mini Train
  3. Bumper Cars
  4. Bumper Boats
  5. Arcade Games
  6. Mini Golf
  7. Ferris Wheel
  8. Indoor Playground
Edited by Gazza
  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, Gazza said:

What I’m saying is that in terms of the types of attractions on offer, things are pretty much the same between the new and the old one (Having visited both)

Obviously the new one has new ride equipment (apart from the old carousel) and the slides have a different layout.

 

The old Magic Mountain was never a “theme park”, it had:

  1. 4x Slides (All body slides)
  2. Sky Cycle
  3. Carousel
  4. Bumper Boats
  5. Arcade Games
  6. Mini Golf

 

The Beachouse has

  1. 3x Slides (1 raft, 1 body side, 1 turbo tunnel)
  2. Mini Train
  3. Bumper Cars
  4. Bumper Boats
  5. Arcade Games
  6. Mini Golf
  7. Ferris Wheel
  8. Indoor Playground

Yes this was basically my conclusion as well. Having never visited either attraction, I can only go on what i can see in the pictures and info I have resarched. For mine The Beachouse is nearly exactly the same as the former Magic Mountain with updated equipment and a slightly larger attraction offering. 

In terms of size, are they roughly equal to each other though? Or is The Beachhouse slightly bigger?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

From a square footage point of view, using Google Maps, I measured 3,385SQM for Magic Mountain, and 2,980SQM for the Beachhouse. That said,  the Beachhouse appears to be better setup to utilise vertical space when compared to Magic Mountain. Magic Mountain was basically a hollow shell, with any levels above ground being to access the slides for example rather than being multi level, if that makes sense. When you compare the size of the building, then multiply by the 3 standard levels of the building, the Beachhouse comes out at 8,940SQM. This is all from rough Google Earth measurements.

  • Like 2
  • Love it! 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Parkz Crew

    Support Parkz... join the Crew for:

    • Ad-banner free viewing
    • Parkz Crew profile badge
    • Extended editing
    • See who's liked your posts
    • Purchase discounts

    Join Now from $20/yr

  • Recently Browsing

    No registered users viewing this page.