New thrill rides at Aquatopia

Published Friday, 31st August 2018

Artist impression of the new slldes coming to Aquatopia.
Artist impression of the new slldes coming to Aquatopia.

Fairfield City Council is turning up the thrill factor at Aquatopia this swimming season, with the construction of five new exciting slides.

After a blockbuster summer season in 2017/18 that saw 60,000 people come through the gates, Council will take the water fun to another level by building a new 20-metre tall slide tower - double the size of the existing slides.

The new slide tower will feature a 3-Lane Racing Ride - perfect for challenging your friends, a high-speed free-fall slide, and the Rocket Drop Slide - which will drop brave riders via a trap door to a fast loop through a transparent tube that will circle the free-fall slide on its way down.

Fairfield City Mayor Frank Carbone said he couldn’t wait to see Fairfield City families trying out the new slides.

“In just two years Aquatopia has gained a reputation as being a fun, affordable day out for families looking to keep cool in our warmer months,” Mayor Carbone said.

“I expect that there will be plenty of people keen to race their friends and family on our racing slides.

“These slides will really be for the thrill seekers of the family. The free-fall slide promises to be very fast, and the Rocket Drop Slide adds the suspense of a sudden drop to the excitement.”

Also under construction is the Fishpipe – a huge water-filled ball that will roll swimmers around like a giant washing machine.

It is the only one of its kind in NSW, and one of only two in the country.

“Visitors will love cooling off and getting pummelled about inside the Fishpipe,” Mayor Carbone said.

“With these new attractions, as well as the activities already in place, there will really be something for everyone at Aquatopia.”

The new attractions join the exciting line-up of rides already in operation, including three giant slides, an adventure aqua tower with 79 unique and fun elements, WaveRider surf ride, and toddler play area.

There are also cabanas and BBQ facilities, which can be hired for parties and corporate events.

“Council is committed to providing enjoyable and affordable attractions for our City that encourages residents to be active and healthy, and continues to reinforce Fairfield City as a great place to live and raise a family,” Mayor Carbone said.

Aquatopia will reopen for the 2018/19 season on Saturday, 22 September.

 

Admission:

$15 Fairfield City resident - individual

$20 non-Fairfield resident - individual

$50 family pass - Fairfield City residents

$60 family pass - non-Fairfield residents