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  1. Ardent appoints former Disney executive as US-based director Former Disney executive Randy Garfield will join Ardent Leisure as part of the company's bid to strengthen the expertise and USA representation on their board in an ongoing struggle for control and stability. Click here to continue reading
  2. Ariadne is right: Dreamworld needs more family attractions... but there's no shortcuts Kevin Seymour of investment group Ariadne says his group has the business expertise to turn Dreamworld around, and that family attractions are the key. He's right, but the key to Dreamworld reclaiming its place is with blockbuster family experiences. Click here to continue reading
  3. Dreamworld's performance: 15 things to take from Ardent Leisure's preliminary full year results Ardent Leisure have released preliminary results for the 2017 financial year, revealing the fallout of Dreamworld's Thunder River Rapids accident, while laying out a brief strategy for the park's recovery. Click here to continue reading
  4. DC Rivals HyperCoaster tops out at Movie World It's now officially Australia's tallest roller coaster* as the final piece of track was lifted into position earlier today. Click here to continue reading
  5. Ariadne calls for $25 million in new attractions for Dreamworld An investment group that owns 10 per cent of Ardent Leisure is calling for a $25 million investment in new attractions as part of a greater push for reform and seats on the company's board. Click here to continue reading
  6. Gold Coast theme parks closed today due to rain Dreamworld, Sea World, Warner Bros. Movie World and Wet'n'Wild World have announced that they will remain closed today as a result of severe weather. Click here to continue reading
  7. Adventure World's Mi3 thrill ride will be an Intamin Gyro Swing like Dreamworld's The Claw Adventure World in Perth are in full hype mode as the park releases the first details of their latest thrill ride, a modern version of Dreamworld's The Claw. Click here to continue reading
  8. Dreamworld attendance improves while revenue remains steady and unprecedented discounting continues The Gold Coast theme park has seen a slight improvement in attendance for June with no corresponding uptick in revenues. Heavily discounted passes might see further improvements in visitation but devalues the theme park industry as a whole. Click here to continue reading
  9. The best Gold Coast theme park pass deals for 2017-2018 It's annual pass renewal season, and the Gold Coast theme parks have some great deals on offer, with twelve month passes to theme parks starting at just $74 for both adults and children. Click here to continue reading
  10. DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains extended at Movie World The success of DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains has prompted Warner Bros. Movie World to extended the event through until July 16. Click here to continue reading
  11. Bringing DC Rivals HyperCoaster to life: docoaster's 3D rendering Village Roadshow Theme Parks joined forces with Parkz member docoaster to develop stunning 3D renders of Movie World's DC Rivals HyperCoaster. We had a chat with docoaster to discuss how he brought the monumental roller coaster to life. Click here to continue reading
  12. Movie World delivers blockbuster entertainment with DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains As Wonder Woman dominates in the box office, Warner Bros. Movie World celebrates all things DC Comics over the next week with DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains, another superbly executed event on a growing calendar of blockbuster seasonal offerings at the Gold Coast theme park. Click here to continue reading
  13. DC Rivals HyperCoaster: what you need to know about Movie World's new coaster Putting to rest speculation that has been underway since November 2015, Warner Bros. Movie World have given a name to Australia's biggest ever roller coaster. The attraction – due to open in late 2017 – will see DC's superheroes and villains go head to head. Click here to continue reading
  14. DC Rivals HyperCoaster - Movie World to launch recordbreaking roller coaster After 18 months of speculation, Warner Bros. Movie World have formally announced their roller coaster: DC Rivals HyperCoaster will open at the Gold Coast theme park in late 2017. Click here to continue reading
  15. Why you're going to want to ride Movie World's new roller coaster this year Movie World have finally dropped their first hints for their roller coaster under construction. From everything we've seen it's likely to be one of the world's best roller coasters, and you're going to want to ride it for yourself. Click here to continue reading
  16. Movie World drops first official hints for forthcoming hypercoaster Longest, tallest, fastest are the only clues given for "the Southern Hemisphere's greatest attraction ever!" in an email that has gone out to customers today. Click here to continue reading
  17. Rezoning doesn't help Dreamworld become more like Disney or Universal Ardent Leisure CEO Deborah Thomas defends the rezoning by hinting at a Disney or Universal style precinct. It sounds great – but their major tourism zoning already allows for this. Click here to continue reading
  18. Dreamworld CEO to staff: we are not for sale As Ardent Leisure announces that they are exploring rezoning of land at the Coomera home of Dreamworld, Dreamworld CEO Craig Davidson reassures staff that the rumours of the park's sale aren't true. Click here to continue reading
  19. More thrills: a non-inverting loop on Movie World's hypercoaster Construction continues on Movie World's new roller coaster and this week the first pieces have gone into place for another roller coaster element never seen in Australia: a non-inverting loop. Click here to continue reading
  20. This Movie World hypercoaster rendering is cool... but it's not real A fan video put together that uses satellite photos of the construction site to extrapolate the layout of Warner Bros. Movie World's forthcoming hypercoaster is good fun, but it's nothing more than a guess. Click here to continue reading
  21. Dreamworld reports growing slumps in attendance and revenue Theme park owners Ardent Leisure have reported a slowed recovery to visitation and revenue figures as the theme park struggles to rebound. Click here to continue reading
  22. Dreamworld's Tower of Terror 2 closed for unscheduled maintenance Tower of Terror 2 at Dreamworld has been suddenly closed as it undergoes unscheduled maintenance relating to the ride control system. Click here to continue reading
  23. Movie World hypercoaster: DC Comics rumours intensify As construction continues, rumours fly over the theme of Warner Bros. Movie World's forthcoming hypercoaster. Click here to continue reading
  24. Inclined dive loop goes up on Movie World's hypercoaster The new roller coaster at Warner Bros. Movie World continues to shape up as its second element – an inclined dive loop – is put into place. Click here to continue reading
  25. Deborah Thomas demoted amid Dreamworld sale rumours Embattled Ardent Leisure CEO Deborah Thomas's brief period in the CEO position comes to an end as talk of a Dreamworld sale rears its head once again. Click here to continue reading