Theme Park News
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.
Saddle Up as Australian Outback Spectacular Reopens on the Gold Coast
Australian Outback Spectacular joins fellow Village Roadshow Theme Parks attractions, Sea World, Paradise Country and Topgolf to reopen under an industry approved COVID Safe plan, with Movie World and Wet’n’Wild reopening on the 15th July.
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.
The Parkz Update: Orange roller coaster track arrives at Dreamworld
Bright orange roller coaster track arrives for Dreamworld's forthcoming launched roller coaster.
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.
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.
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.
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.