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  1. New share price lows as Village Roadshow blames poor theme park performance on Commonwealth Games and wet weather Share prices have dropped to near 8-year lows off the back of yesterday's announcement of poorer-than-expected performance of Village Roadshow's Gold Coast theme parks as well as their cinema division. Click here to continue reading
  2. Dreamworld Joins Commonwealth Games Celebrations at Broadbeach Visitors to the Gold Coast were able to get up close and personal with some of Dreamworld’s cuddliest team members at Broadbeach today as Dreamworld joined the GC2018 celebrations. Click here to continue reading
  3. Work commences on Dreamworld's Flying Theatre, Gold Rush goes and Corroboree expands Dreamworld fences off the cinema as work commences on their forthcoming i-Ride Flying Theatre while Gold Rush is demolished and a new expansion of Corroboree opens. Click here to continue reading
  4. Village Roadshow Theme Parks to offer Free Entry to GC2018 Athletes and Volunteers Village Roadshow Theme Parks’ is getting into the spirit of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games by offering complimentary entry to four theme parks to athletes and volunteers. Click here to continue reading
  5. New 'Maximum Impact' Theme Park Consulting Collaboration blasts onto the scene A new full project cycle consultancy specialising in theme parks, attractions, tourism, leisure and hospitality launched this week bringing together some of the industry's leading talents. Click here to continue reading
  6. Dreamworld's Eureka Mountain Mine Ride: a roller coaster dating back to the 1950s At the time of its 1986 debut at Dreamworld, the Eureka Mountain Mine Ride was a second-hand roller coaster dating back to the 1950s. It was rebuilt in 1989 with a new ride system and revised layout utilising the original support structure. Click here to continue reading
  7. Gold Rush and Thunder River Rapids come down at Dreamworld, no plans for a replacement Dreamworld permanently remove Thunder River Rapids and its surrounding area, but indicate that there are no plans in place for the expansive area. Click here to continue reading
  8. Dreamworld owners talk modest growth, pricing review and prudent investment As Dreamworld recovery continues, owners Ardent Leisure look to follow competitor's lead with a increased prices while making "reasonably prudent" investment in the theme park. Click here to continue reading
  9. Ardent Leisure chairman outlines 2018 plans for Dreamworld Dr Gary Weiss talks Dreamworld's plans for 2018 including the Commonwealth Games, Flying Theatre ride, DreamWorks Trolls Village attraction and redeveloping surplus land. Click here to continue reading
  10. Village Roadshow's Gold Coast theme parks slowly recover while Wet'n'Wild Sydney struggles Village Roadshow have released results for the six months from July to December 2017, with indications that their Gold Coast theme parks are on the up as the industry regains its feed following a tumultuous 16 months. Click here to continue reading
  11. Flyover Australia: Dreamworld registers trademark, looks to increase Flying Theatre capacity An application by Dreamworld's owners to trademark the name Flyover Australia gives indications of a name. Meanwhile the park has confirmed that they are looking at increasing the capacity of the forthcoming i-Ride flying simulator ride. Click here to continue reading
  12. 2017 was a year of the highest highs and the lowest lows for the Gold Coast theme park industry There has perhaps never been a year as eventful as 2017 for the Gold Coast theme parks. Unprecedented hype surrounded the construction and launch of DC Rivals HyperCoaster while Dreamworld set about the arduous challenge of recovering from tragedy. Click here to continue reading
  13. Ardent Leisure wipe up to $25 million from value as Dreamworld recovery slows Ardent Leisure have announced a strong trading period over the summer while also slashing $15-25 million from the book value of the theme park amid concerns its recovery will be slower than anticipated. Click here to continue reading
  14. Dreamworld Welcomes Two Baby Tiger Cubs The Dreamworld family is delighted to announce the birth of two female tiger cubs at Tiger Island recently, which will help further support the Dreamworld Wildlife Foundation’s global conservation initiatives for tigers in the wild. Click here to continue reading
  15. Doomsday Destroyer temporarily stopped upside down A brief stoppage on Movie World's Doomsday Destroyer thrill ride saw riders temporarily held upside down in an event that the Gold Coast theme park described as ride safety operating systems automatically engaging. Click here to continue reading