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.
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.
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.
Take to the Skies with Sea World Helicopters in their all new world-class Terminal
Sea World Helicopters has officially opened its new multi-million-dollar Helicopter terminal.
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.
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.