Wonderland News

Wonderland Fun Park is now closed as we know it. We finished with a big bang at our Australia Day celebrations! Thank you to everyone who came to help celebrate! We will be keeping you all updated on our Facebook page and website as we begin our exciting preparations to move and re open under the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel late March 2016! Thank you to all the families, locals, supporters and funsters over the past 6 years!

Special Announcement

It is with a heavy heart we announce our last day of trade will be 26th January, of the current wonderland as we know it.
It is not the end just the beginning a New wonderland. Due to the Hoyts cinemas to be developed on our current location
our lease is finishing the end of January holidays. I do not know where to start to Thank all the families and the the lovely mums and Dads I have met. It has been a pleasure to deliver our fun park and over the years watching the children and families having so much fun and enjoying our shows, your support has been amazing. and will not be forgotten. I will be sharing some fun from the past 6 years in the coming days - Please see the Media Announcement below.

Planned Expansion at Melbourne’s Docklands Precinct
New Entertainment Destination under the Melbourne Star Wheel in 2016

For Immediate Release Wonderland Fun Park announced today that the family fun park is very excited to be announcing they will be moving operations with a larger outdoor event space venue located underneath the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel in early 2016.

The park’s move facing Waterfront Way and Footscray Road will make for a new entertainment destination with high area visibility and will include festival stages, children’s attractions and amusements area, Spiegeltent, additional event space Spiegeltent garden, retail store and function areas that will activate the currently unused space.

Wonderland Fun Park, will close on 26 January due to the site development of Hoyts cinemas and will reopen as part of the expanded site on 25 March in a long term lease deal as a tenancy of the Japanese-owned Sanoyas Ride Australia, owners of the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel.

Sanoyas Rides Australia General Manager, Garren Cox said the team at the Melbourne Star is pleased with the opportunity to work even more closely with Wonderland.

“Wonderland’s move over to the Melbourne Star Piazza strengthens an already rewarding relationship for both parties. The Wonderland product complements the experience that we offer at Melbourne Star and builds upon the growth and development taking place in the Docklands precinct,” said Mr Cox.

“The Melbourne Star Observation Wheel is a great centerpiece for our guest entertainment experience,” said Wonderland Co-owner and Operator Colin Davis. “Our partnership with a fellow visitor attraction is a great synergy and supports driving new and repeat guests to Docklands.”

Partner and Wonderland Co-owner/Operator Melissa Head agrees, “We can now offer a whole package of both adult and family entertainment in a larger dedicated and branded location. In addition to themed seasonal events, we will utilize the Spiegeltent and festival stages for increased arts & entertainment programming including music, comedy, cabaret and family shows all year round,” says Melissa. “Additionally, we will now be a new competitive venue offer in Melbourne for the corporate functions and special events markets,” she added.

Both Mr. Davis and Ms. Head, natives of Melbourne, have been in the amusement and entertainment industries for over 20 years. Mr. Davis comes from 5 generations of family businesses in fun parks, sideshows, and carnivals in Australia. Ms. Head is also the Founder and Director of Knockout Events, one of Australia’s leading providers of live shows, events and festivals specializing in visitor attractions.

After 6 years at Docklands, the move will come with new corporate branding for Wonderland Fun Park which will be renamed Wonderland Entertainment & Leisure Pty Ltd and trade as Wonderland Under The Melbourne Star. The company also recently won a competitive bid as event producers for the Port Douglas Carnivale in May 2016 and will be actively expanding its Wonderland Pop up Festival events ventures in Australia.

For Media Enquiries: Lynda Buckley / Encore PR / E: lynda@encorepr.com.au


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