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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Dreamworld pleads guilty over Thunder River Rapids accident Ardent Leisure, owners of Dreamworld, have pleaded guilty to charges relating to the tragic Thunder River Rapids accident in 2016 that killed four guests. Click here to continue reading
  8. Size doesn't matter: Dreamworld makes concrete moves towards a smaller theme park Dreamworld ditches their only competitive advantages – sheer size and diversity of attractions – as they seek to be "comparable" in ride count to their nearest single competitor. Except their nearest competitor is actually four diverse and growing theme parks. Click here to continue reading
  9. Structural changes, funding injection sees Gold Coast theme park future secured Both Ardent Leisure and Village Roadshow have each announced an injection of $70 million to give both operators a degree of certainty, while the latter moves towards taking the company private. Click here to continue reading
  10. No-go roller coaster: how Dreamworld banked on a hand-to-mouth recovery strategy they could never afford As roller coaster parts arrive via shipping container from Germany, Dreamworld executives reveal a precarious financial position that's more than just concerning in the face of a global pandemic: the numbers simply don't stack up on their costly recovery gamble. Click here to continue reading
  11. Gold Coast theme parks shut as COVID-19 restrictions mount Dreamworld, Sea World, Warner Bros. Movie World, Wet'n'Wild and WhiteWater World as well as Australian Outack Spectacular, Paradise Country and Top Golf have all shut their doors temporarily as restrictions on businesses increase. Click here to continue reading
  12. COVID-19: Why are the Gold Coast theme parks still operating? An industry that has faced setbacks and serious questions about their ability to offer safe entertainment now cling to loopholes in an effort to remain operating against all reasonable community expectations. Click here to continue reading
  13. Dreamworld and Sea World's new roller coasters thrown into doubt amid coronavirus financial chaos Two major roller coasters were due to open later this year at Sea World and Dreamworld. With the global economy plunged into chaos, neither look likely to go ahead on the originally scheduled timeline with both companies freezing all non-essential capital expenditure. Click here to continue reading
  14. Gold Coaster, Hiss-teria & Steel Taipan: Dreamworld reveals potential roller coaster names in trademark applications With a new launched roller coaster due in late 2020 and an announced update of Hot Wheels SideWinder on its way, the first hints about themes come by way of recent trademark registrations for the names Gold Coaster, Hiss-teria and Steel Taipan. Click here to continue reading
  15. Another one bites the dust: Log Ride joins Dreamworld's long list of recently closed rides The Log Ride joins Tower of Terror and Wipeout as the third major ride to close at Dreamworld in twelve months and one of many in recent years. Click here to continue reading
  16. The New Atlantis: New concept art for Vortex released, Trident delayed Sea World have delayed the opening of the Trident ride while releasing new renderings and concept art for December's Vortex thrill ride as construction progresses. Click here to continue reading
  17. Last call: Dreamworld's Tower of Terror to close November 3 Another iconic attraction at Dreamworld is going for good, but some lessons have been learned from the bungled Wipeout closure earlier this year. Click here to continue reading
  18. Dreamworld's new launched roller coaster puts them back in the game Dreamworld's announcement of a Blue Fire launched coaster from Germany's Mack Rides will be their biggest investment in a thrill ride ever. We break it down to see what it means for Dreamworld and theme park fans alike. Click here to continue reading
  19. Sky Voyager is now open at Dreamworld... so what's it like? Following eight months of delays, Sky Voyager opened today with little fanfare as guests got their first taste of Dreamworld's largest ride investment in two decades. Click here to continue reading
  20. Dreamworld opens Sky Voyager as owners commit to $50 million in new rides including a major launched roller coaster WhiteWater World are set to launch new water slides as the park returns to separate ticketed entry, while Dreamworld will launch a 'game changer' Blue Fire roller coaster from Mack Rides. Click here to continue reading
  21. Dreamworld CEO promises two major announcements as Sky Voyager delays continue Dreamworld CEO John Osborne downplays Sky Voyager's unprecedented five month delays while promising new major attractions. Click here to continue reading
  22. Raging Waters Sydney: Wet'n'Wild Sydney gets a new name, new slide Following its sale by Village Roadshow last year, the Sydney water park has been renamed ahead of its first full season owned and operated by Parques Reunidos. Click here to continue reading
  23. Leviathan: what you need to know about Sea World's new wooden roller coaster With Australia's first new wooden roller coaster in 35 years set to debut at Sea World in 2020, this is everything we know so far about this monumental new attraction. Click here to continue reading
  24. Sea World's New Atlantis will redefine Australian theme parks With three new major attractions on their way over the next 18 months to form The New Atlantis, Village Roadshow are seizing a unique moment in time to not just rejuvenate Sea World, but to set a new bar for Australian theme park attractions. Click here to continue reading
  25. New thrill rides: six ways Dreamworld can win back fans Dreamworld have said there will be two major ride announcements this year. Ben Roache from OurWorlds gives his ideas for how the theme park can win back fans with world-class thrill rides. The six ideas Ben suggests combine both short term and long term solutions all centre around Dreamworld becoming competitive once again. Click here to continue reading
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