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.
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.
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.
Village Roadshow has sold their Gold Coast land but the theme parks are staying put
The land that is home to Warner Bros. Movie World, Wet'n'Wild and Australian Outback Spectacular has been sold, but these theme parks will be around for generations to come.
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.
Village Roadshow Theme Parks CEO Clark Kirby: 'We're really excited about the future of theme parks'
Parkz caught up with Clark Kirby, CEO of Village Roadshow Theme Parks, to discuss the big changes that have been unveiled this week and how these form part of a new vision for their Gold Coast theme parks.