Dreamworld introduces peak and off-peak pricing
In addition to the now annual price hikes seen across Gold Coast theme parks, Ardent Leisure, owners of Dreamworld and WhiteWater World are set to introduced a new scheme that sees normal ticket prices vary based on the time of visit.
How Dreamworld should return to theme park normalcy
It seems every six months or so news surfaces of another attraction destined for Dreamworld that wouldn't find its way into any normal single-price theme park. The reason why is not difficult; by boosting per-capita spending – the average amount each guests spends in the park – they can increase profits without having to go to the more costly expense of attracting new clientele. But there's surely a better solution than that.
The Colonel's Choice: Dreamworld appoints KFC manager to top position
In a move that isn't without precedent, Macquarie Leisure Trust Group have once again appointed an theme park industry outsider to the Gold Coast theme parks' top position. Former operating officer of New Zealand KFC, Starbucks and Pizza Hut properties will take the position effective immediately, having spent a year with the diverse leisure company as their COO.
CEO steps down amid steady performance for Dreamworld and WhiteWater World
For the first quarter of the 2009 financial year, Dreamworld and WhiteWater World have both reported attendance increases against the same period last year. CEO of the past four years Stephen Gregg has decided to step down from December 2008.
WhiteWater World exceeds forecasts for first year in operation
With results in following WhiteWater World's first complete financial year operating since opening in December of 2006, the park has exceeded initial estimates for attendance despite wet weather and strong competition.
Dreamworld, WhiteWater World report six month growth
Despite South East Queensland's first truly wet summer in a number of years, Macquarie Leisure's theme parks have performed well against the same six month period a year ago.
Dreamworld profits up while attendance slips
Macquarie Leisure Trust Group's latest results show that Dreamworld is continuing to achieve strong financial results while attendance has taken a slight fall. WhiteWater World continues to perform ahead of expectations as it nears the one year mark.