The Parkz Update: Around the grounds at Village Theme Parks
As we head into winter we check in on the goings on at the three main Village theme parks on the Gold Coast. The new slides at Wet 'n' Wild have been delivered to site. Over at Sea World progress has slowed on Leviathan. Incremental improvements continue at Movie World in time for their 30th anniversary.
The Parkz Update: Sea World launches Vortex thrill ride as first part of The New Atlantis
The New Atlantis is finally becoming a reality at Sea World with the opening of Vortex, a Top Spin from renowned German manufacturer Huss.
The Parkz Update: Vortex nears completion, Leviathan towers as The New Atlantis nears opening at Sea World
Despite a year of setbacks and delays, Vortex, the first component of Sea World's $50 million expansion is opening soon. Meanwhile the theme park's skyline is evolving dramatically as construction of the neighbouring Leviathan wooden roller coaster continues.
Six upcoming roller coasters you can ride without leaving Australia in 2021
With ongoing uncertainty over international travel, Australian theme park fans won't need to venture too far to enjoy an unprecedented number of new roller coasters with six set to debut at Australian parks in 2021.
Sea World's Vortex thrill ride commences testing ahead of expected December opening
Footage has emerged of Sea World's heavily anticipated new ride undergoing testing ahead of its expected opening this summer.
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.