Ardent apologises unreservedly to the families for their tragic losses and accepts full responsibility for the terrible tragedy that occurred at Dreamworld in 2016
Ardent apologises, unreservedly, for the past circumstances and failures at Dreamworld that resulted in the tragic loss of four lives and for the deep and ongoing impact on so many people: the families and friends of those who passed away, other guests, first responders, emergency services, Dreamworld team members, and the many other people involved who have also been affected.
Gold Rush and Thunder River Rapids come down at Dreamworld, no plans for a replacement
Dreamworld permanently remove Thunder River Rapids and its surrounding area, but indicate that there are no plans in place for the expansive area.
Dreamworld's fatal incident costs owners $95 million
Ardent Leisure have stated in today's half year results that the October 25 incident on Dreamworld's Thunder River Rapids has wiped $95.2 million from the company, while also reporting a 27 per cent decline in attendance.
Dreamworld scrubs Rocky Hollow Log Ride from map, Sea World removes Viking's Revenge Flume Ride from website
Both of the Gold Coast's vintage log flume rides seem to face the wrecking ball, leaving both Sea World and Dreamworld each short one of their most iconic rides.
Dreamworld set for December 10 staged reopening
Dreamworld will reopen to the public more than six weeks after its closure following an incident that took the lives of four guests. A portion of proceeds from its reopening weekend will be donated to the Australian Red Cross.
One month anniversary of Dreamworld's indefinite closure
Today sees Dreamworld's sudden, indefinite closure enter its second month. On October 25 the park's Thunder River Rapids killed four in a tragic incident.
Village Roadshow cites 'inconsistent trading' at Gold Coast theme parks following Dreamworld incident
At today's Annual General Meeting, Village Roadshow's Chairman Address stated that the fatal incident on Dreamworld's Thunder River Rapids in October has affected Village Roadshow Theme Parks, which operates Sea World, Warner Bros. Movie World and Wet'n'Wild.
The plausible scenario in which Dreamworld closes permanently
Though sensationalised reports in the media suggested that Dreamworld may never reopen, the park will likely resume business in the near future. The unprecedented accident on its Thunder River Rapids ride however, could set into motion the theme park's sale or eventual closure.
Dreamworld previously modified Thunder River Rapids' conveyor belt
At some point in the past two decades, it is believed that modifications were made to the Thunder River Rapids conveyor belt lift hill by removing the majority of the wooden slats that support rafts on the journey up to the unload platform.