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  1. Dreamworld CEO talks thrill ride replacements off the back of Ardent Leisure cash injection In a recent interview with the Gold Coast Bulletin, Dreamworld CEO John Osborne spoke about his desire for new major thrill rides. It's complete turnaround for a company that has insisted in recent years that thrill rides aren't on the cards – and it's a sign that they're getting to the heart of Dreamworld's biggest issues. Click here to continue reading
  2. Dreamworld mismanagement reaches fever pitch with tone-deaf Wipeout closure Dreamworld's announcement that the iconic Wipeout is now closed was a foregone conclusion for the 25 year old ride, but what's worrying is the lack of a future plan from a theme park whose owners have no apparent strategy. Click here to continue reading
  3. Wiped out... Ardent Leisure shares hit seven year low The share price of Dreamworld owners Ardent Leisure has tumbled around 20 per cent in the past week. Click here to continue reading
  4. Dreamworld appoints aviation expert as engineering boss; Sky Voyager remains grounded Dreamworld have announced the appointment of a new boss of the theme park's engineering division that has never worked in a theme park and holds no professional engineering qualifications. Click here to continue reading
  5. Village Roadshow CEO: Dreamworld is no longer a competitive factor The owners of Movie World, Sea World and Wet'n'Wild have reported theme park earnings of nearly $40 million for the half year and a record-breaking January period just hours after the announcement of a $12 million loss at Dreamworld. Click here to continue reading
  6. There's no new major rides or attractions coming to Dreamworld after Sky Voyager At the release of today's disappointing half-year results, Dreamworld's owners have pulled the plug on future expansion plans that were meant to total more than $50 million. Click here to continue reading
  7. Where's Sky Voyager? Dreamworld's biggest ride in 20 years is nowhere to be seen It has been heralded as a major component of Dreamworld's turnaround strategy. But with 2018 behind us and the peak holiday season drawing to a close, there's still no Sky Voyager. Click here to continue reading
  8. 'Actions speak louder than words': Dreamworld is still a decaying, unreliable theme park Dreamworld CEO told Sunrise viewers this morning that actions speak louder than words as Dreamworld once again promises the same commitment to safety and maintenance that they've been offering for more than two years. Click here to continue reading
  9. Ardent Leisure pave a strange pathway to Dreamworld's recovery with new attractions The limping theme park pins their hopes on new water attractions and animal exhibits that struggle to answer exactly why people should return to Dreamworld. Click here to continue reading
  10. Dreamworld's i-Ride to be named Sky Voyager As suggested by recent trademark applications, Dreamworld are moving forward with the name Sky Voyager for the forthcoming simulator attraction while also reaffirming a summer school holidays opening of the attraction. Click here to continue reading
  11. New Dreamworld CEO: Ardent Leisure takes a gamble with divestment expert with no theme park experience The direction of Dreamworld has been entrusted to a former club and casino executive whose last role saw him tasked with selling off the company's entire assets. Click here to continue reading
  12. SkyVoyager: Dreamworld's third i-Ride name attempt might just stick For the third time, Dreamworld owners Ardent Leisure have applied to trademark a potential name choice for the forthcoming i-Ride flying theatre attraction. Click here to continue reading
  13. Dreamworld's i-Ride: Ardent Leisure registers 'SkyRyder' trademark Following an abortive attempt to register the name Flyover, Dreamworld owners borrow the name of an American pornographic film star for the latest apparent move in naming their forthcoming flight simulator attraction. Click here to continue reading
  14. 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
  15. Track comes down from DC Rivals HyperCoaster during annual maintenance A significant section of track from Warner Bros. Movie World's latest and largest attraction has been removed less than a year after the attraction opened. Click here to continue reading
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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