Latest News

Back to Latest News back


Big Banana Fun Park to add new 4D Ride Simulator

Big Banana Fun Park to add new 4D Ride Simulator
October 22, 2018

Australia’s first ‘Big Thing’, the Big Banana Fun Park is to add a new experience with the addition of a new 4D Ride Simulator.

Being manufactured by leading simulator developer Triotech the simulator will be the only one of its kind between Sydney and the Gold Coast.

Offering multi-sensory interactive attractions, it will feature four ride simulator films - Moon Thunder, Dino Safari 2, Machinarum and Wild West Mine Ride - chosen to ensure that it caters for all of the different age groups that visit the park, from younger visitors through to the young at heart.

Announcing the arrival of the Simulator, Big Banana General Manager, Michael Lockman explains “we have been working on a 4D Ride Simulator attraction for around five years now but we hadn’t been able to source the right product for our park.

“In late 2016, we visited IAAPA in Orlando, Florida, which is the largest amusement exhibition in the world, where we met the team from Triotech and were able to experience the simulator first hand. Triotech have installations all over the world including Warner Bros., Legoland, Universal Studios, Heide Park and many more.

“We were very impressed with the product and their track-record in the industry and over the past two years we have been able to negotiate a package to suit The Big Banana Fun Park.

“We are very excited to be able to bring this state-of-the-art experience to the Coffs Coast.”

The 4D Ride Simulator is expected to open at the beginning of November this year, just in time for the summer holidays.

Its launch will see The Big Bananas team working with Triotech to deliver an extensive marketing campaign for the launch of the attraction preceded by construction updates via social media.

This will be the sixth new attraction added to the Big Banana in the last five years, with the introduction of Laserforce Laser Tag in 2013, a 36-hole Mini Golf course in 2014, new wateslides in 2015, the biggest Giant Slide in the country and Go Bananas Fun Zone in 2017 and now the 4D Ride Simulator to come in 2018.

These attractions complement the existing ones, including the Ice Skating Rink, Toboggan Ride and World of Bananas Theatre and Tour Experience.

Related Articles

9th May 2017 - Australian Waterslides completes ‘dry’ slide for The Big Banana

18th March 2017 - Australia’s Big Things go green for St Patrick’s Day

20th December 2015 - Big Banana a favourite project for Swimplex

13th October 2015 - Big Banana starts waterpark operations under new brand

16th August 2015 - Australia urged to embrace its iconic ‘big things’

22nd September 2014 - Big Banana expands as 50th birthday approaches

31st January 2014 - Expansion still planned at Coffs Harbour’s The Big Banana

17th July 2012 - Survey reveals Australia’s favourite ‘big things’

15th July 2009 - Celebrating Big Things

2nd May 2008 - Great Big Hippo to be unveiled at the Big Banana

Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.


supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all


AAC ID Solutions is a leading supplier of identification access wristbands, barcoded wristband tickets, lanyards, membership products and RFID solutions for events and venues, working with thousands…

read more

Access / Marketing / Safety / Ticketing



Talk To Us For Independent Advice & Specialised Services We're business people, not sales reps IP HUB is one of Australia’s leading advisors on telecoms for both small businesses and…

read more

Marketing / Technology



Lander & Rogers' Sports Business Group is the leading sports law practice in Australia, representing over 150 national and international sporting bodies. Our clients include international…

read more



Enta Australasia

As of the 1st July 2018, Enta Australasia Pty Ltd/Best Union has been rebranded as VIVATICKET Pty Ltd.  Click here to view the VIVATICKET Pty Ltd listing.  19th July 2018 - ENTA…

read more

Technology / Ticketing / Venues


Fun Wheels Pty Ltd

Fun Wheels Pty Ltd are the premium dealer in Australasia for the Dutch company BERG’s commercial and domestic products. Our flagship product is their revolutionary pedal go-kart – the…

read more

Attractions / Tourism / Venues



Gunnebo is a global provider of security and access control solutions and services with sales companies in 31 countries in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, the Americas and Australia.…

read more

Attractions / Entertainment / Security / Ticketing / Venues



Quayclean are a national cleaning and waste services partner with proven results in the understanding and delivery of cleaning needs and challenges faced by facilities including; major venues and…

read more

Aquatics / Hospitality / Surfaces / Venues


get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business