The great Xscape

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Front Page -

JUMP in and make a splash this sum­mer at Aus­tralia’s first pop-up wa­ter park, Xscape. Town of Vic­to­ria Park chief ex­ec­u­tive An­thony Vuleta says the park is the first step to more en­ter­tain­ment on the Bur­swood penin­sula.

IT’S Aus­tralia’s first ever pop-up wa­ter park and Town of Vic­to­ria Park chief ex­ec­u­tive An­thony Vuleta be­lieved it could turn Bur­swood penin­sula into WA’s big­gest en­ter­tain­ment hub.

Splash­ing into ac­tion this month at Bel­mont Park Race­course, Xscape at the City in­tro­duced Perth to a thrilling com­bi­na­tion of wa­ter­slides, rides and other ac­tiv­i­ties for all ages.

Town of Vic­to­ria Park al­ready boasts a com­pet­i­tive en­ter­tain­ment scene with Crown Com­plex, up­com­ing new Perth Sta­dium and race­course, but Mr Vuleta said the wa­ter park could make the area even more ap­peal­ing to visi­tors.

“We want to pitch this area as the en­ter­tain­ment cap­i­tal of WA; this wa­ter park just adds to that whole per­spec­tive,” Mr Vuleta said.

“The whole penin­sula would rep­re­sent the place to come next year to be en­ter­tained, have fun and just enjoy it.

“Peo­ple can come to look at the sta­dium, all the things the casino has to of­fer, as well as the Turf Club here for rac­ing events.”

Xscape at the City, fea­tur­ing a 23m-tall slide, wa­ter play pools and more dry ac­tiv­i­ties is forecast to be one of the most vis­ited tourist at­trac­tions in Perth this sum­mer.

The tem­po­rary in­flat­able wa­ter park and slide will be open un­til April 2016.

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son d447635b

Camp­bell (7) and Emily Grieves (5), of Mt Clare­mont, can’t wait for the wa­ter park.

Pic­tures: Jon Hew­son

Camp­bell (7) and Emily Grieves (5) test the wa­ters.

Town of Vic­to­ria Park chief ex­ec­u­tive An­thony Vuleta and Deputy Mayor Brian Oliver take the plunge.

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