Village Roadshow Theme Parks Announces Multi-Million Dollar Investment into Gold Coast Theme Parks
Village Roadshow Theme Parks is set for an exciting 18-months with $50 million dollars scheduled to be spent, including thrilling new attractions for the Gold Coast parks, enhancing guest experiences, and maintaining Village Roadshow Theme Parks’ high standards of animal welfare, technology and plant integrity.
At the centre-piece will be the thrilling New Atlantis precinct for Sea World, featuring three multi-million-dollar attractions including the Vortex opening December 2019, the Trident opening April 2020, and culminating with the Leviathan wooden rollercoaster with a world-first design launching in December 2020.
Village Roadshow Theme Parks CEO, Clark Kirby said this is a wonderful time in the company’s history and demonstrates an ongoing commitment to the tourism industry on the Gold Coast.
“We are proud to announce this massive line-up of new attractions for our parks in the coming months and are excited to have the Premier and Planning Minister here at Sea World for the momentous announcement,” he said.
“The New Atlantis will be a game-changer for Sea World and will become a destination in its own right where our guests can experience the myths, mysteries, quests and challenges located within this new multi-million-dollar utopian precinct.
“The New Atlantis has been designed as a fully immersive precinct with the rides complimented by sleek, eye-catching and architecturally aesthetic theming including waterfalls, fountains, statues and hanging gardens to take guests on the ultimate Atlantean adventure.
“The precinct will also feature an amphitheatre where our team can conduct shows, presentations and activities to educate guests on how they can help protect and conserve the ocean environment, linking back to our Sea World Research & Rescue Foundation.
“At Village Roadshow Theme Parks, we are committed to providing world-class attractions and this is the first in a series of transformations for Sea World with the front façade of the park the next to undergo a facelift.
“It is encouraging to see the Government’s investment in the Spit Masterplan and we look forward to our new attractions playing a role in this project which we know will bring visitors to the Gold Coast.”
Opening this December, the Vortex is the first attraction to open in The New Atlantis at Sea World and will take guests on a fun and thrilling ride as they experience the 18-metre-high pendulum swinging attraction.
The Trident will arrive at The New Atlantis in April 2020, and will give guests the opportunity to scale new heights of adventure as they soar and spin 52 metres high in the air.
Coming in December 2020, the Leviathan wooden rollercoaster is sure to become an icon of the Gold Coast with guests climbing the 32-metre-high track before experiencing the rumbling, roaring and thundering crests of the one-kilometre long track. In a world-first for wooden coasters, the back two seats will face backwards to allow guests to do the ride in reverse.
This November, the WB Studio Showcase at Warner Bros. Movie World will feature Hollywood set-pieces, props and costumes from hit-movies including The Great Gatsby, A Star is Born, Mad Max, Wonder Woman, Shazam and Suicide Squad.
Everyone’s favourite cat and mouse duo, Tom and Jerry are also coming to Movie World this September and are set to cause chaos with their troublesome antics.
Tasmanian Devils are coming to Paradise Country, with the carnivorous marsupials joining the other native Australian animals at the park this December.