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Big Banana Fun Park prepares to open long-awaited waterpark expansion

Big Banana Fun Park prepares to open long-awaited waterpark expansion
December 15, 2022

Coffs Harbour's Big Banana Fun Park has today announced that it is preparing to open its waterpark expansion, potentially by the second week of January.

The waterpark expansion represents the latest phase of the Big Banana’s 15-year Master Plan and includes a duelling raft ride that commences from a 16 metre platform and a children’s wading pool, which features a number of new slides and play equipment including a mini donut slide, mini drop slide, two racer slides, frog and pelican slides, tipping buckets, mushroom showers and water play cannons.

The new duelling raft slides will now cater for children from 110cm tall (previously 120cm) and the new wading pool facility is suitable for smaller children from 0-10 years of age, with the mini donut slide and mini drop slide suitable for children from three to 10 years.

The construction process for the new waterpark experienced many setbacks and delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as weather events but the team from Australian Waterslides and Leisure are now completing the finishing touches on the development, in preparation for opening.

Big Banana Fun Park Chief Executive, Michael Lockman commented “we are very excited to be able to introduce this exciting new addition to our attractions, and the timing could not be more perfect with the Summer School Holiday’s on our doorstep”.

While the team at the Big Banana anticipating that the new additions will be ready for action in early January, the attraction’s existing waterpark will remain in operation while the new development is completed.

Images courtesy of the Big Banana Fun Park.

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