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  1. Sea World's wooden coaster delays changes the theme park landscape this summer – potentially for the better With Sea World's Leviathan delayed until 2022, Village Roadshow prepare to lean on a lineup of new attractions at Movie World, Wet'n'Wild and Paradise Country for the forthcoming summer. Dreamworld are set to benefit by not sharing the limelight when they launch the Steel Taipan roller coaster later this year. Click here to continue reading
  2. Sea World goes Spooky this October The most Spooktacular event of the year is returning to Sea World this October with Sea World Spooky Nights transforming the iconic Gold Coast park on selected Friday and Saturday nights. Click here to continue reading
  3. Get in with a too-good-to-be-true $50 annual pass to Dreamworld before Steel Taipan opens With the hotly anticipated Steel Taipan just months away, Dreamworld and Destination Gold Coast have unveiled a new deal for local residents that will give twelve months entry to Dreamworld for an amazing $50 to Gold Coast residents. Click here to continue reading
  4. Dreamworld's Winterfest and a farewell to Buzzsaw. We check in on this year's incarnation of Winterfest at Dreamworld, while also looking at some of the latest improvements as Steel Taipan nears completion and further attraction removal projects continue around the park. Click here to continue reading
  5. An Afternoon at Warner Bros. Movie World's Hooray for Hollywood parade. Warner Bros. Movie World has debuted its latest event, 'Hooray for Hollywood' in celebration of the theme park's 30th birthday. We headed along before the current Gold Coast lockdown to take in some of the old and new characters, props, entertainment and dining options. Click here to continue reading
  6. Around the grounds at Village Theme Parks As we head into winter we check in on the goings on at the three main Village theme parks on the Gold Coast. The new slides at Wet 'n' Wild have been delivered to site. Over at Sea World progress has slowed on Leviathan. Incremental improvements continue at Movie World in time for their 30th anniversary. Click here to continue reading
  7. Warner Bros. Movie World Celebrates 30th Birthday Warner Bros. Movie World is celebrating its 30th Birthday in style with the unveiling of an all new three-metre-tall Bronzed Bugs Bunny statue in the Fountain of Fame this morning. Click here to continue reading
  8. Steel Taipan rises over Log Ride rubble at Dreamworld Dreamworld's recovery continues, with Steel Taipan well on the way to completion, and further disused attractions being removed from the park. Click here to continue reading
  9. An Australian-First Thrill Ride Ready for Launch on the Sunshine Coast Aussie World on the Sunshine Coast has announced that it will open the much-anticipated SX360 thrill ride on Friday 18 June, giving thrill seekers an all-new experience on Australia’s tallest and fastest 360-degree pendulum swing. experience.” Click here to continue reading
  10. Village Roadshow Theme Parks Announces New Attractions Village Roadshow Theme Parks, Australia’s premier theme park operator, is excited to announce an exciting multi-million-dollar investment program of new attractions launching across its Gold Coast properties in the coming months. Click here to continue reading
  11. Management shake-up: Greg Yong appointed Dreamworld chief Ardent Leisure, owners of the Gold Coast's Dreamworld theme park have announced that Greg Yong will take the reins with current chief John Osborne stepping down for 'personal reasons'. Click here to continue reading
  12. Leviathan wooden roller coaster nears completion at Sea World Leviathan is nearing completion at Sea World with most of the ride's complex, twisted layout in place. Click here to continue reading
  13. It's Mack Time - Dreamworld's Steel Taipan roller coaster goes vertical Dreamworld's long awaited new roller coaster has finally "gone vertical". The first pieces of track are now in place on Steel Taipan. Elsewhere in the park, the visiting Brickman Legends Lego exhibit is a much-needed drawcard for guests during the school holidays. Click here to continue reading
  14. Gold Coaster opens, Steel Taipan construction progresses at Dreamworld Works on Steel Taipan steadily move forwards while the third iteration of Dreamworlds double looping coaster opens with little fanfare. Click here to continue reading
  15. Sea World launches Vortex thrill ride as first part of The New Atlantis The New Atlantis is finally becoming a reality at Sea World with the opening of Vortex, a Top Spin from renowned German manufacturer Huss. Click here to continue reading
  16. Spin into Sea World on the all new Vortex Sea World’s newest attraction, the Vortex has opened for the summer holidays and will have guests twisting, turning and spinning like never before. Click here to continue reading
  17. Vortex nears completion, Leviathan towers as The New Atlantis nears opening at Sea World Despite a year of setbacks and delays, Vortex, the first component of Sea World's $50 million expansion is opening soon. Meanwhile the theme park's skyline is evolving dramatically as construction of the neighbouring Leviathan wooden roller coaster continues. Click here to continue reading
  18. Six upcoming roller coasters you can ride without leaving Australia in 2021 With ongoing uncertainty over international travel, Australian theme park fans won't need to venture too far to enjoy an unprecedented number of new roller coasters with six set to debut at Australian parks in 2021. Click here to continue reading
  19. Steel Taipan: Dreamworld's forthcoming roller coaster gets a name as construction moves forward With Dreamworld finally formally announcing the name of Steel Taipan, their upcoming launch coaster, Parkz checks in on progress on the ride, as well as other happenings at Dreamworld. Click here to continue reading
  20. Luna Park Sydney to invest $30 million on major upgrade, new rides Luna Park Sydney unveiled today a $30 million plan to update and refresh one of Australia’s best known and most loved destinations, including the installations of new rides and attractions. Click here to continue reading
  21. First look at Dreamworld's new world-first spinning seats As construction gets underway, test footage has emerged of the new spinning seat feature that will feature on Dreamworld's new thrill ride. Click here to continue reading
  22. Sea World's Vortex thrill ride commences testing ahead of expected December opening Footage has emerged of Sea World's heavily anticipated new ride undergoing testing ahead of its expected opening this summer. Click here to continue reading
  23. Aussie World Introduces New-Look Ride the Night Events The Sunshine Coast’s Aussie World and Banana Bender Pub will be kicking off a series of exclusive themed after dark events with the new-look Ride the Night starting this weekend, complete with a Halloween twist. Click here to continue reading
  24. Ardent apologises unreservedly to the families for their tragic losses and accepts full responsibility for the terrible tragedy that occurred at Dreamworld in 2016 Ardent apologises, unreservedly, for the past circumstances and failures at Dreamworld that resulted in the tragic loss of four lives and for the deep and ongoing impact on so many people: the families and friends of those who passed away, other guests, first responders, emergency services, Dreamworld team members, and the many other people involved who have also been affected. Click here to continue reading
  25. Village Roadshow releases full year results, commits to ride removals and new additions Closure and downturn from COVID-19 led to predictably disappointing financial results for Village Roadshow's theme park division, where 900,000 fewer guests visited. Despite uncertainty the company is pressing head to have the forthcoming Leviathan wooden roller coaster up and running by Easter while also announcing that they will be removing two yet-unnamed rides at their Gold Coast theme parks. Click here to continue reading
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