Joel Callen


Fri, 20 Feb, 2015

You could own this iconic Australian theme park for $560,000

You could own this iconic Australian theme park for $560,000

If you’ve got some extra cash lying around, you might be able to buy a slice of Australian tourism heritage. The slightly run-down theme park, Fantasy Glades – located in Port Macquarie, NSW – is on the market for $560,000.

Fantasy Glades was the brainchild of George and Rosemary Whitaker, a couple with dwarfism, who built the attraction out of a desire to build their own fairy tale. The park sits in two hectares of bushland, and features a bright pink Cinderella’s Castle, Snow White’s cottage, a diamond mine, and a dragon cave.

Since closing in 2002, Fantasy Glades has fallen into a state of disrepair, with graffiti decorating various attractions, and the weather taking its toll. Current owners Karen and Shane Hay purchased the park in 2009, intending to repair the damage and modernise the glades for a new generation.

However, they have now posted an ad on Craigslist, hoping to attract potential buyers for the once-popular park.

Image credit: Fantasy Glades

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