Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Not Just a Theme Park; Thrilling Rides with a Magnificent Backdrop of the Blue Mountains

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Not Just a Theme Park; Thrilling Rides with a Magnificent Backdrop of the Blue Mountains

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DON'T admit it if you don't want to, but I'm sure you love a theme park as much as the next person.

In the past I've screamed my way around every ride at Epcot in Florida, shot wetly down the Tower of Poseidon in Dubai's water park and queued for hours to go on the big dipper on top of the New York building in Vegas for a 90-second ride I didn't see because my eyes were squeezed so tightly shut.

I'm proud to love a theme park.

Scenic World in Katoomba, in the Blue Mountains, was my latest thrill-ride adventure and for a "mature" woman I coped well.

This place offers thrill rides, to bring out the goose bumps, but it is set against the glorious backdrop of the Blue Mountains so you have nature's magnificent gifts around you. And below you when you ride the Scenic Skyway.

Stepping on board the swinging cable car of the Scenic Skyway is excitement enough but gliding and swaying 270m over the canyon from cliff top to cliff top while looking down through a glass cabin floor to ancient ravines and cascading waterfalls. …

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