- Aussie World
Infobox Amusement park
name = Aussie World
location = city|Sunshine Coast|Queensland
season = Year-round
coordinates= -26.7848, 153.1055
rides = 30
coasters = 1
homepage = [http://www.aussieworld.com.au Link]
Aussie World is a family
amusement parklocated behind the Ettamogah Pubin the Australian state of Queenslandon the Bruce Highway, Sunshine Coast[http://www.aussieworld.com.au/web/how-to-get-here.html Aussie World - How to Get Here] . It is set in native Australian gardens and trees and themed like an Australian fairground of old.
The original creator of the
Ettamogah Pubwas Ken Maynard, who started drawing the Pub in 1959. It was made famous through his regular cartoons in The Australasian Post [ http://www.ettamogah.com/KenMaynard1.html - Ettamogah Mob:Ken Maynard] .
The Aussie World “
Ettamogah Pub” was built in 1989 and the word “Ettamogah” is Aboriginalfor ‘place of good drink!’ Now one of Queensland’s leading tourist attractions it stands an impressive 18m in height. It was opened on 24th November 1989, with most of the furniture inside the pub built from trees cleared from the actual site.
Why is there a truck on top of the pub? In the cartoon the theory is the truck was washed up there in the floods of 1946 [http://www.ettamogah.com/KenMaynard2.html Ettamogah Mob:Ken Maynard] and none of the regulars could be bothered to get it down. The car is a 1927 Chevy which originally was a 4 door sedan and was converted into a utility in 1947.
In 2005 the rides were updated to their current state including the
Wild Mouse Roller Coaster, the Giant Octopus and the Rock n Roll Rebel Dark Ride.
2007 saw renovations to the park begin; these included a complete front entrance upgrade and the erection of two 15½ metre brightly coloured barber poles and a twin-peaked blue and yellow shade entrance [http://www.aussieworld.com.au/media/aussie-world-gets-new-eye-catching-new-front-entrance.html Aussie World - Aussie World Get's a New Eye-catching Entrance] .
Sale and demolishment
In May, 2008, the owners of the popular Australian Wet n Wild theme park chain, Village Roadshow acquired the park from its original owners. The company plans to demolish the park and build a new Wet n Wild Water Park on the Aussie World site. [ [http://www.parkz.com.au/article/2008/05/20/206-Village-Roadshow-buys-Aussie-World.html Village Roadshow buys Aussie World - Parkz: Theme Parks in Australia and across the globe! ] ]
High Thrill Rides
Wild Mouse Roller Coaster
*The Rock n Roll Rebel
*The Space Shaker Swinging Ship
*Stockshed Speedway Dodgems
*The Mozzi Musta
*The Booma Zooma - A
*The Voyager Simulator
*Tin Lids Teacups
Carousel- traditional fairground carousel
*Bizzy Buggies - self-drive buggies
*The Ferris Wheel - the second largest
Ferris wheelin the southern hemisphere
*Side Show Ally
*Platypus Ponds Mini Golf
* [http://www.aussieworld.com.au/ Official Aussie World website]
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.