Action is the attraction
THERE is some serious sliding going on behind closed doors at the Big Banana.
Anthony Chouri, the sales/marketing manager at the fun, family complex has the best job in Coffs this month as the chief "test slider".
The Big Banana is adding another big thing to its bunch of amusements and at 83 metres long, the bright blue, orange and yellow downhill family slide named The Racer is sure to be a popular ride with park visitors.
"The racer is a giant slide, I've been on it this week and it goes rather fast, which is just so much fun," Anthony said.
Being built on the site of the former snow slope, the racer will be another all-weather activity at the park.
"If it's raining the fun doesn't stop at the Big Banana. We have three big indoor attractions; ice skating, laser tag and now the racer slide."
The area is still a construction zone but when finished will include the super slide, a chill-out zone for spectators and a party room.
"Each of our activities here have a party room; it's a great way to celebrate a birthday or special occasion."
You don't have to be a five-year-old to blow out candles on a birthday cake. Anthony says the Big Banana is also popular with adults wanting to add a twist to their birthdays.
The Racer, which will be held together by 4000 bolts, will be 16 metres at its highest point, almost six storeys tall and just over six metres wide.
"You can fit six people across at the same time and you will be surprised at how high it is, it's quite a climb to the top."
Anthony expects the racer slide will be popular for photos and with GoPro users.
"We have around a million people a year take a selfie out the front and I think the slide will provide people the opportunity for some pretty good video."
Keep checking the Big Banana website for updates of the opening.