The Reason Downunderland is Closed

Downunderland Amusement Park, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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The Reason Downunderland is Closed

Postby Hurricane » Wed Nov 17, 2004 4:36 pm

lots and lots of people have told me the reason Downunderland is shut is because the land costs too much in rent and the rides are packed up until they can find some bigger land and i was talking to the manager and he said when the new land is found mad mouse will be sold and replaced with a new rollercoaster a Mack Wild Mouse would be cool and enterprise should be running!! and there are gonna be a heap of new rides i told him about Vekoma, Intamin, Zamperla and Moser and he said he will check out the sites! So all we can do is wait! checked out enterprise and on the arm it has a huss badge! but the cars look remarkably like the reef diver ones but my camera is still being repaired! whats wrong with it i don't know!
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Postby Zamperla » Wed Nov 17, 2004 8:40 pm

I have a feeling, if Matt's theory is correct (which I've always argued with him) that the enterprise there may actually be the one that Dreamworld had replaced.

I always thought it was the same one just refurbished.
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Postby Hurricane » Thu Nov 18, 2004 1:09 pm

I remember the old enterprise arm at dreamworld and it is the same one but it is trailerised! i wonder if it will travel? But it is confirmed it is the arm from dreamworld and having a closer look at the cars they are the old ones from dreamworld because i remember when reef diver was enterprise the cars were more pointed and the colors are the same i think downunderland brought it off dreamworld! photos coming soon! (as soon as my camera is fixed)
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Postby HUSSRAINBOW » Thu Nov 18, 2004 4:55 pm

dreamworlds enterprise sucks, and I wouldnt ride that crap if it travelled! theres only room for one travelling Enterprise, and it's not that one
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Postby Mattie » Thu Nov 25, 2004 8:25 pm

So, Dave, now you can finally believe me. Sheez, after how long??? LOL.

It is quite interesting to see some of the smaller parks start to pick up and make a difference.

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Postby T-bone » Sun Jul 16, 2006 8:54 pm

I had the opportunity early this year to take a tour of Downunderland, in it's present form.

Anyway, I took lots of photo's, and they can be seen on my website, at http://www.thrillhistory.com/gallery.ph ... w&galid=36

By the looks of things then, and now, I don't think they are going anywhere, anytime soon.
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Postby Funderstruck » Fri Feb 22, 2008 7:50 pm

Yes the Enterprise at Downunderland was the one from Dreamworld. I was the one who pulled that crap outta Dreamworld back in 1999 when I worked there. It was not worth repairing as all the hydraulics etc were screwed. It used to lose about 2 liters of oil every cycle. The rust in the ride was also quiet frightning. It should have been sold for scrap metal.

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Postby Hurricane » Sat Feb 23, 2008 12:16 pm

Thats what I thought, Good to have you on board Funderstruck! This enterprise that your talking about, is it the one with the blue sweeps and lights on the sweeps? There is a video of it on this site,

http://www.scottware.com.au/theme/dream/ If you click on the videos section and press enterprise.
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Postby Zamperla » Sat Feb 23, 2008 3:18 pm

Funderstruck, welcome aboard. Can you tell us who manufactured this one you describe?

that was an interesting video.

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Postby Funderstruck » Sun Mar 30, 2008 8:13 pm

Hi Guys, Yes it was the one with the blue sweeps. It is a ferrari model if i remember corectly. Lets just hope for the sake of safety downunderland scraps the junk.

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Re: The Reason Downunderland is Closed

Postby Funderstruck » Fri Nov 05, 2010 1:20 am

Still this park has not reopened. Its been a long time now and thinking maybe I wont happen. I wonder what they will do with their Rides


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