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  1. Renaming Dreamworld would be a token and ultimately ineffective fix for the theme park's woes Calls to rename Dreamworld so that they can start afresh are pointless without a real strategy to rebuild a damaged theme park. Click here to continue reading
  2. Dreamworld posts losses and writes off $75 million in value, Ardent Leisure safety chairman resigns Preliminary results for the 2018 yesterday are out and Dreamworld flounders for the second year in a row, with owners Ardent Leisure wiping $75 million from the theme park's value. Click here to continue reading
  3. Ardent's appointments to oversee Dreamworld turnaround lack real theme park experience As Ardent Leisure moves to wipe the slate clean with new leadership and promises to bring Dreamworld up to global safety standards, new appointments raise questions about whether they understand what the troubled theme park needs. Click here to continue reading
  4. Village Roadshow sells Wet'n'Wild Sydney to Parques Reunidos Village Roadshow has inked a deal with Spanish theme park operator Parques Reunidos to sell the struggling Sydney water park. Click here to continue reading
  5. Darwin water park planned The Northern Territory Government has called for expressions of interest for a planned water park at the Stokes Hill Wharf area in Darwin's CBD. Click here to continue reading
  6. Movie World's Scooby-Doo Spooky Coaster to close from July to September Scooby-Doo Spooky Coaster will close for twelve weeks as the popular ride's long-awaited re-theme looks set to be completed in time for the September school holidays. Click here to continue reading
  7. 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
  8. Dreamworld cancels Flyover trademark application as Canadian operator steps in Ardent Leisure's trademark applications for the names Flyover Australia and Flyover New Zealand have been withdrawn this week. Click here to continue reading
  9. 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
  10. Ardent Leisure's sale of its bowling division points to Dreamworld sale next As Ardent Leisure inks a deal to sell their Australian bowling division, all signs point to a lean, USA-focused future for Ardent Leisure. One without Dreamworld. Click here to continue reading
  11. Mark Hamill's fifteen year association with Warner Bros. Movie World The Hollywood legend and star of Star Wars: The Last Jedi has lent his talents to three major attractions at the Australian theme park since 2002. Click here to continue reading
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. Dreamworld's Log Ride modifications are a symbol of everything wrong with Ardent Leisure The newly reopened Rocky Hollow Log Ride is a clear example of ignoring every other theme park operator in the world to come up with an untested and overly complicated safety improvement. It's why Ardent Leisure need to bow out of the theme park game. Click here to continue reading
  20. Dreamworld, Movie World launch newly refreshed websites Clean, mobile-friendly design is at the heart of new looks for the two competing Gold Coast theme parks. Click here to continue reading
  21. 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
  22. Quirks, concerns and flaws with Dreamworld's new Log Ride canopies Amid excitement about the long-awaited return of Dreamworld's classic Rocky Hollow Log Ride, there's one thing that stands out. The canopies they've added are unlike any log flume by any other theme park operator or ride manufacturer, and there's more than a few questions about them. Click here to continue reading
  23. Dreamworld reopens Log Ride, entire park now operational for the first time in fifteen months The Rocky Hollow Log Ride returned to service yesterday after more than a year of closure, joining last week's Wipeout reopening to give Dreamworld a full roster of rides and attractions for the first time since October 2016. Click here to continue reading
  24. Sea World's Carnivale returns bigger, bolder and better in 2018 Carnivale at Sea World offers a vibrant smorgasbord of food and entertainment based on New Orleans and South American culture. Click here to continue reading
  25. Dreamworld's Wipeout and Log Ride remain closed as reopening dates shift Dreamworld's hopes to return both the Wipeout and Rocky Hollow Log Ride to service before Christmas didn't come to fruition as reopening dates continue to be pushed back. Click here to continue reading