Fire destroys theme park’s castle

The iconic castle is an original feature of Adventure World.
The iconic castle is an original feature of Adventure World.

Just days after the $12 million Abyss rollercoaster was unveiled to the public, fire crews were called to extinguish flames coming from the castle.

The cause of the fire is yet to be determined, but it is believed to have been started by a firework ember.

‘It is sad to see the iconic castle gutted by fire,’ Mr Shaw said. ‘The castle is an original feature of Adventure World, so we will have to carefully consider our future redevelopment of this area now.’

Meanwhile, the Abyss has proved as popular with patrons as had been hoped, with more than 30,000 thrill-seekers taking WA’s latest challenge.

‘That is great to hear after all of the hard work and investment that has gone into the ride,’ Mr Shaw said.

‘When we were planning the ride we definitely wanted to surprise people with something special. Abyss signifies a change in pace and direction for Adventure World in line with our strategy to transform from an amusement park to a theme park.

‘Hopefully our growth and development will aid the tourism drive to WA.’