The sale of Main Event signals a logical end to Ardent Leisure's Dreamworld saga
Ardent Leisure's sale of Main Event leaves them debt free, with a war chest of $150 million cash and nothing to spend it on but Dreamworld. But the shareholder windfall suggests the sale of Dreamworld – sooner rather than later.
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.
Big Breaking News for Australia’s Biggest Theme Park
It was a big moment for Dreamworld when the gates opened this morning launching its biggest summer campaign yet, which showcased an unforgettable summer line up and signalled a new marketing direction which captures the true essence of the Gold Coast’s most iconic theme park.
Dreamworld opens Sky Voyager as owners commit to $50 million in new rides including a major launched roller coaster
WhiteWater World are set to launch new water slides as the park returns to separate ticketed entry, while Dreamworld will launch a 'game changer' Blue Fire roller coaster from Mack Rides.
Renaming Dreamworld would be a token and ultimately ineffective fix for the theme park's woes
Calls to rename Dreamworld so that they can start afresh are pointless without a real strategy to rebuild a damaged theme park.
Ardent's appointments to oversee Dreamworld turnaround lack real theme park experience
As Ardent Leisure moves to wipe the slate clean with new leadership and promises to bring Dreamworld up to global safety standards, new appointments raise questions about whether they understand what the troubled theme park needs.