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No. 722: Australialand Theme Park

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Australialand Theme Park

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Strip by: David Morgan-Mar

{Ambrose is looking at a theme park sign with his daughter, young Samantha}
Sign: Australialand Theme Park
Sign: Sand-in-Your-Budgie-Smugglers Wave Pool
Sign: Who's the Prime Minister this Week? Funhouse
Sign: "Flat White" & "Smashed Avo" Twin monster waterslides!
Sign: "Game of Thrones: new episode" Pirate Ship
Sign: Housing Market Rollercoaster*
Sign: * Must have 10% deposit to ride

The author writes:

This was inspired by my recent business trip to Santa Clara in California. About half an hour's walk from my hotel was the theme park California's Great America. There are rollercoasters and the usual other thrill rides, and part of the park is a water park. The water park area is named Boomerang Bay, and has... an "Australian" theme.

The attractions in Boomerang Bay are:

Now, I can absolutely guarantee you that, except perhaps for "Great Barrier Reef", these names are all cringeworthy and ridiculous sounding to Australian ears.

Anyway, telling my friends about this, we began speculating as to what a truly Australian themed park would name its rides...