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'Sabotage' derails Big Pineapple opening

'Sabotage' derails Big Pineapple opening

Sun June 17, 2012 6:49pm

Mr Weatherill said he was forced to turn away upset families who had travelled from as far as the Gold Coast to be on the train’s first ride since the theme park came under new management.

The community had worked for the past eight months to get the train back on track.

"It’s a shame for the community that they missed out,’’ he said.

"Children were crying.

"People have brought their kids up from the Gold Coast and Brisbane to take their kids on the ride because it’s a memory from the past and sadly we’ve had to turn them away at 9.30am.

"We’d sold 210 tickets that were booked for the next 2.5 hours."

Police are continuing to investigate the offence which is believed to have occurred between Friday night and Saturday morning.

The train’s re-launch will now be held this Saturday, coinciding with the beginning of school holidays.

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