RES Giant Slide has a new home

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RES Giant Slide has a new home

Postby Funderstruck » Sat Aug 13, 2011 1:17 pm

Looks like Aussie World has brought the Giant Slide that was formally at Sydney Show Grounds. Also looks like something is on the go near their new Redback (Disko) Ride.
http://www.nearmap.com/?q=@-26.750118,1 ... d=20110719
Don't think it's a great park ride but glad it didn't go to the scrap heap.

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Re: RES Giant Slide has a new home

Postby Zamperla » Sat Aug 13, 2011 1:50 pm

it's a good purchase for Aussieworld. that ground is already sloping too which would help. I also see in that aerial photo all the pieces of the new flume ride they will be installing. Great to see Aussieworld is really expanding. Top park (and not so little anymore)

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Re: RES Giant Slide has a new home

Postby kiwi » Mon Aug 15, 2011 7:37 pm

I called into the park during my visit to the Sunshine Coast, was quite impressed with the way everything looked. I did wonder what the hole in the ground was for. Hope to post more pic's in the next few days.



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Re: RES Giant Slide has a new home

Postby benclare » Mon Sep 05, 2011 12:11 pm

That slide would've been an excellent purchase for Luna Park Sydney I reckon. Aussieworld takes advantage of good opportunities and are good at recycling classic rides and giving them a second life.

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Re: RES Giant Slide has a new home

Postby princess » Mon Sep 05, 2011 2:40 pm

Would of taken up heaps of room Ben and it probably would rust very quickly, with the salt air.

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Re: RES Giant Slide has a new home

Postby benclare » Tue Sep 06, 2011 3:34 pm

Yes you're probably right. I do hope LPS commission or purchase a few more attractions for the park. I think this can be done without further angering the local residents as there's still quite a bit of space in the main midway area.

I can't remember when I last rode that giant slide, definitely before the shift to Homebush.


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