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  1. Dreamworld closed until further notice following fatal incident Gold Coast theme park Dreamworld will be closed until further notice due to today's incident on the iconic Thunder River Rapids ride where four riders were tragically killed. Click here to continue reading
  2. Incident at Dreamworld, four killed on Thunder River Rapids Four riders were tragically killed on the Thunder River Rapids ride today at Dreamworld. Click here to continue reading
  3. Sea World's Storm Coaster operates safely, exactly as designed In today's news, control and safety systems function correctly on Sea World's Storm Coaster, resulting in a minor inconvenience to riders on-board. Click here to continue reading
  4. Doomsday 'soft' opens and Tiger Island reopens, roller coaster speculation grows at Movie World and dies at Dreamworld Queensland School holidays are underway today and with them comes technical rehearsals for Doomsday Destroyer and the long-awaited redeveloped Tiger Island. Dreamworld has seemingly ruled out any new roller coasters to counter the Mack-built ride that has started construction at Warner Bros. Movie World. Click here to continue reading
  5. 2016 Fright Nights at Movie World: get discounted tickets Fright Nights set to kick off at Warner Bros. Movie World in three weeks and tickets are selling fast. If you haven't got yours yet, don't despair, you can save almost 30% with Groupon. Click here to continue reading
  6. Universal unveils Orlando water park Volcano Bay Promising no queues, no carrying of inflatable tubes, Universal have unveiled details of the Volcano Bay water park, the third theme park for their Orlando resort. Click here to continue reading
  7. Groupon deal: grab your 2016-17 Movie World, Sea World and Wet'n'Wild Pass for $89.99 With Village Roadshow Theme Parks VIP annual passes coming to an end, now is the time to source the best deal to see you gain access to the Gold Coast's best theme parks for the next twelve months. With passes coming in at $89.99, Groupon is the place to buy. Click here to continue reading
  8. Movie World's new ride Doomsday Destroyer: a look at the Suspended Twin Hammer Warner Bros. Movie World's new ride Doomsday Destroyer is a "Suspended Twin Hammer" ride from Intamin AG, the Swiss ride manufacturer behind Superman Escape, Tower of Terror, Giant Drop and several other Australian classics. Click here to continue reading
  9. Lego Certified Store to open at Dreamworld this November Dreamworld owners Ardent Leisure this week signed an agreement with the global toy manufacturer to open Australia's first Lego Certified store at the Gold Coast theme park. Click here to continue reading
  10. Dreamworld's Log Ride reopens Dreamworld's iconic Rocky Hollow Log Ride has been given the all-clear and today resumed operations following an incident on Sunday. Click here to continue reading
  11. Doomsday Destroyer ride coming as part of new DC Comics area at Movie World Fresh off the demolition of Boot Hill Graveyard, Movie World have given the first official hints of its replacement with the announcement of Doomsday Destroyer and an all-new villain themed area. Click here to continue reading
  12. Dreamworld welcomes cubs as plans to upgrade Tiger Island surface Two new female white tiger cubs have arrived safe and sound from Japan in their new home at Dreamworld as the park prepares to upgrade their tiger facility with a major facelift. Click here to continue reading
  13. Village Roadshow Theme Parks put a limit on Unlimited Unlimited Membership passholders have today received an email advising that they should tell family and friends to sign up before sales of membership programme ends on February 29. Click here to continue reading
  14. Construction fences up as thrill ride rumours fly at Movie World As the peak summer season winds down, fences have sprung up across Warner Bros. Movie World while international rumours add fuel to local speculation. Click here to continue reading
  15. Steam train back for monthly outings at Dreamworld Following the trial run on Australia Day and an outpouring of online support, Dreamworld will be returning the iconic 1917 Baldwin steam train to regular service on the first Saturday of each month. Click here to continue reading
  16. Dreamworld's historic 'Baldwin' steam train returns to service In 2013 Dreamworld introduced a replica diesel train and retired their two vintage steam trains. For Australia Day the park reintroduced their original Baldwin steam engine. Click here to continue reading
  17. Shanghai Disneyland revealed ahead of June opening Disney have ended speculation over their newest theme park with the announcement of 16 June 2016 as the official opening date for Shanghai Disneyland Park. The Magic Kingdom style theme park will be their first in mainland China and will feature a wide range of attractions both Disney classics and firsts. Click here to continue reading
  18. Record-breaking Tornado slide coming to Adventure World Following months of speculation, Adventure World have finally revealed information about their forthcoming water slide, a $7 million investment that comes off the back of a couple of years of revitalisation throughout the Perth theme park. Click here to continue reading
  19. Nickelodeon Land, Sea World's new kid's zone Sea World's new children's area has been given an official name and theme today. The new area will be home to the Gold Coast's first mini roller coaster. Click here to continue reading
  20. Busch Gardens Williamsburg in the spotlight Opening in 1975, Busch Gardens Williamgburg in Virginia was the last of the Busch beer company's forray into the world of theme parks. With an overaching European theme, the park is home to an impressive array of roller coasters set amongst beautiful landscapes and dense forests. In this spotlight take a look at Busch Gardens Williamsburg thanks to photos contributed by Parkz member Gazza. Click here to continue reading
  21. Dreamworld to launch ABC Kids World in June In a year that is set to be full of new kids attractions at the Gold Coast theme parks, Dreamworld have announced a new partnership with ABC Kids that will build on the existing Wiggles World to create a whole new area for preschool kids. Click here to continue reading
  22. Green Lantern incident - the facts so far Yesterday afternoon the Green Lantern coaster at Warner Bros. Movie World suffered an incident that saw several riders stranded on the coaster while rescue crews worked to safely release them. As online speculation continues, we sum up a few of the observation and known facts. Click here to continue reading
  23. Ardent Leisure appoints new CEO Ardent Leisure, owners of Dreamworld and WhiteWater World, have appointed former editor of Cleo and The Australian Woman's Weekly Deborah Thomas to the position of chief executive officer. Click here to continue reading
  24. Sea World's Sea Viper closes after 32 years The oldest roller coaster on the Gold Coast has today had its closure officially announced after an ongoing period of maintenance and inactivity. Opening in 1982 as Corkscrew, the coaster was one of a small handful of similar rides remaining in operation from steel roller coaster pioneer Arrow Dynamics. Click here to continue reading
  25. Dreamworld's Eureka Mountain set for potential comeback After more than eight years sitting dormant, the Eureka Mountain Mine Ride roller coaster at Dreamworld is in the early stages of an unexpected return. In 2014 we saw the Ocean Parade section of the park and its flagship attraction Wipeout returned to their former glory. In 2015 the park rejuvenation looks to be continuing with the first signs of work on Eureka Mountain spotted in recent weeks. Click here to continue reading
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