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Gold Reef City, Johannesburg, South Africa

PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:25 am
by JacquesB
I recently visited Gold Reef City theme park in Johannesburg South Africa. The park is located in the southern parts of Johannesburg close to some old mine dumps that can be seen from some of the higher rides. The theme of the park celebrates the gold rush of the early 1900's.

The park does not have many major rides, but it is a lot by any South African standards. South Africa does not really have a theme park culture so Gold Reef City is the biggest and longest running theme park. Cape Town also has a theme park called Ratanga Junction, but it is open seasonally during school holidays and it is rumored to close soon. I am not sure why.

Re: Gold Reef City, Johannesburg, South Africa

PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:42 am
by ytterbiumanalyst
Any park that allows you to do some spelunking is a special place. This park looks like a lot of fun, and it's one you don't see too often. Thanks so much for taking the time to write up this trip report!

Re: Gold Reef City, Johannesburg, South Africa

PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:46 am
by Philrad71
I had no idea that this park even existed, so thank you for sharing this report!

The Tower of Terror looks a bit intimidating while the rest of the park theming & rides look like it would be a very nice family park.

Re: Gold Reef City, Johannesburg, South Africa

PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:55 am
by Ed Farmer
God, I want to ride Anaconda.

Re: Gold Reef City, Johannesburg, South Africa

PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:56 am
by cardinalfan828
Nice pics! I'm still not sure if I like green on anaconda.. I liked the giovanola orange :lol:

Re: Gold Reef City, Johannesburg, South Africa

PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:18 pm
by gerstlaueringvar
Thank you for the TR, there isn't much about Gold Reef City out there and it's nice to see how it looks like now.

Is Anaconda really one of the most intense inverts out there as people said?

Re: Gold Reef City, Johannesburg, South Africa

PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:26 pm
by Rill'o'beily
Thanks for the report!

Really seems like a lovely park with quite a selection of unique rides!

Re: Gold Reef City, Johannesburg, South Africa

PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:27 pm
by Coasterwatch01
Anaconda looks like one of the most intense coasters ever built!

Re: Gold Reef City, Johannesburg, South Africa

PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:33 pm
by Ed Farmer
gerstlaueringvar wrote:Thank you for the TR, there isn't much about Gold Reef City out there and it's nice to see how it looks like now.

Is Anaconda really one of the most intense inverts out there as people said?

I've always assumed so, based on Giovanola's reputation, in combination with the Batman-esque layout. And word of mouf.

Re: Gold Reef City, Johannesburg, South Africa

PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 1:27 pm
by XII
Nice Photo TR. I hadn't seen anything on Gold Reef City for a while, and it's good to see how the park is doing now. The green on Anaconda is a big improvement from the orange it used to be. Hope to make it to this park someday.