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“Equipment a little tired and the staff too!” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Action World

Action World
Ranked #10 of 40 things to do in Paihia
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A full fun-filled day for the whole family! Unique action games seen nowhere else in the world featuring Flying Trapeze, Circus High Wire, Climbing Wall - all without a safety harness! This is possible because of our patented air bag technology. There is also a 12m high inflatable slide, a 30m water slide, Mini Golf, picnic/BBQ area and much, much more! Fun and satisfaction guaranteed so come on down!
brisbane australia
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“Equipment a little tired and the staff too!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2012

Our 16 year old son was much looking forward to Action World after visiting Action World in Taupo however the Paihia branch equipment is tired and not as good and the staff are "over it" as well. We had fun but I did not think it was good value for the cost.

Visited April 2012
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Frederick O, Owner at Action World, responded to this review, 24 April 2012
Point taken. We had ordered some new equipment for this summer but they were not delivered in time so had to run with some of the old stuff. We are refurbishing as we speak.

But the staff being 'over it' is a surprise. We normally have people congratulate us on the helpfulness and friendliness of our staff when they leave the park so I have no idea what happened on this day. We actually had a staff meeting about this posting and hopefully this will never happen again!
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“Suitable for the brave children”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2012

This theme park, is suitable for very brave children that might wish to play in the circus one day. Our boy, which generally enjoy theme parks, afraid here from using large part of the park attraction. So if the owner will combine more “standard” attraction it can be great. Still, it was not very expensive and in general we enjoyed our time there

Visited April 2012
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Frederick O, Owner at Action World, responded to this review, 24 April 2012
We are sincerely sorry that your boy was not able to participate on all the activities but are absolutely correct: our park is for adventurous kids - and adults! We specifically do not include 'standard' attractions as those cater to the lowest common denominator which makes it boring for those kids (and adults) who love a challenge. Overseas visitors are absolutely ecstatic at the fact that we offer excitement and challenge - normal for Kiwis! - unlike in their own countries where it is not possible for theme parks to offer this for fear of being sued.

Our target market is for families with children of around 6 - 12 yrs as are most adventure parks but - unlike any other park in the world - the specialized activities (they are patented) include lessons on how to do tricks on the flying trapeze!.
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