- Suburb: Victoria | Tags: attraction leisure activities
Funfields Theme Park offers a tantalising choice of both wet and dry rides. Rides include the Alpine Toboggan Slide, Go Karts, Pirate Ship, Bumper Boats and 18 Hole Mini Golf.
If getting wet is more your style then you will be spoilt for choices. Head to Volcano Beach, Victoria’s first outdoor heated wave pool. This monster pool has a capacity of over 1.5 million litres of heated water pumping out waves up to one metre high.
The Park also features three World Record ProSlide Waterslides. Each of these slides, the Kraken Racer, Typhoon and Gravity Wave are the biggest and longest that ProSlide have built anywhere in the World. There is also the two Splashdown inground mat waterslides and two incredible raft waterslides Blackout and Wipeout.
New for 2019 – Mystic Kingdom (formerly KidZone) is now open and features some cool new rides including the Dragons Revenge. Wacky Waters, now known as Amazonia Falls has also been completely revamped.
Top this off with great food and refreshments from the Funfields Outdoor Café and the Refresh Ice Cream Parlour and Fresh Juice Bar, and you have all the ingredients for a fantastic day out.
For prices please visit the website.
Due to current health advice on social distancing, please contact the business for the most up to date information regarding opening times and services.
Address: 2365 Plenty Road, Whittlesea, Victoria, 3757
Official Website: http://www.funfields.com.au/
Cost: See Website
Open Hours: Saturday Sunday 10am–5pm
Funfields is a 15.7-hectare (39-acre) theme park located in the suburban fringe town of Whittlesea, approximately 40 kilometres (25 mi) north of Melbourne, Australia. Opened in 1985, originally as the Alpine Toboggan Park, it has over the years evolved into a multifaceted theme park encompassing a wide variety of wet and dry attractions, and is one of four major theme parks in Victoria. Due to Melbourne’s climate and the water related nature of several of its attractions, the park closes during the colder winter months. Its newest attractions have been the Gravity Wave water slide and the Voodoo pendulum ride, both opened in October 2017 as well as a heated outdoor wave pool, named Volcano Beach, opening in December 2018.
The park first opened on 2 February 1985 under the ‘Alpine Toboggan Park’ name, featuring what is now known as the Alpine toboggan slide, a 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) toboggan ride with a stainless steel track, ridden on with plastic sleds. The park remained fairly static over the next 20 years, only adding 2 in-ground waterslides, a mini golf course and a go-kart track. In 2005, the park was rebranded as Funfields, and has since been steadily improved through upgrades of the park grounds, new park amenities and the construction of new waterslides and amusement rides. The park currently (as of 2017), has a visitor capacity of 4600, 1150 formal and informal car park spaces, and employs 180 full and part-time staff during peak operating periods.
- 1985: The park first opens as the ‘Alpine Toboggan Park’ with the toboggan ride as its primary attraction.
- 1987: The park was purchased by current park manager John Verga.
- 1997: The Thunderdome Go Kart track opened.
- 2004: Tiki Bay (formerly ‘Bumpa Boats’) opened.
- 2005: Park rebranded as ‘Funfields’
- 2009: Blackout waterslide opened. Blackbeard’s Fury also opened, after being re-located from Sea World.
- 2010: Wipeout waterslide opened.
- 2011: Aqua Shak and Wacky Waters children’s water play area and playground opened.
- 2012: Burnout opens, formerly the “Stingray” ride from Dreamworld, having been re-themed during re-location.
- 2013: The world’s longest (137 m) ProSlide Cannonbowl waterslide named ‘Typhoon’ opened. The Snakes Alive teacup style ride also opened, after being re-located from Australia Zoo.
- 2015: The four-lane ProSlide ‘Kraken Racer’ waterslide opened, along with a new walkway linking the Kraken with the Go Kart and the Toboggan Ride entrances. A new 350m2 picnic shelter was constructed, as well as new theming for the Blackbeards Fury and Treasure Cove Mini Golf attractions. Two new kids rides, the Berry Ferris Wheel and the Samba Balloon are opened. New Funfields logo and branding introduced.
- 2016: New Birdy Cove water play area for toddlers, new VIP cabana huts, new ‘Refresh” ice cream parlour, new toilet block and extra storage lockers. New and improved Formula Fun ride also opened.
- 2017: Gravity Wave, a 186 m long, 27 m tall ProSlide Wave and Voodoo, a 16-seat Zamperla Discovery Revolution, both opened.
- 2018: Stage 1 of Volcano Bay, a 1.5 million litre heated wave pool with associated food outlet and amenities block, opened in mid-December 2018. Stage 2 will follow in 2019 and will feature an enclosed cafe and function space.
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