Theme park news
Dreamworld's Eureka Mountain Mine Ride: a roller coaster dating back to the 1950s
At the time of its 1986 debut at Dreamworld, the Eureka Mountain Mine Ride was a second-hand roller coaster dating back to the 1950s. It was rebuilt in 1989 with a new ride system and revised layout utilising the original support structure.
Dreamworld owners talk modest growth, pricing review and prudent investment
As Dreamworld recovery continues, owners Ardent Leisure look to follow competitor's lead with a increased prices while making "reasonably prudent" investment in the theme park.
Village Roadshow's Gold Coast theme parks slowly recover while Wet'n'Wild Sydney struggles
Village Roadshow have released results for the six months from July to December 2017, with indications that their Gold Coast theme parks are on the up as the industry regains its feed following a tumultuous 16 months.
Flyover Australia: Dreamworld registers trademark, looks to increase Flying Theatre capacity
An application by Dreamworld's owners to trademark the name Flyover Australia gives indications of a name. Meanwhile the park has confirmed that they are looking at increasing the capacity of the forthcoming i-Ride flying simulator ride.
2017 was a year of the highest highs and the lowest lows for the Gold Coast theme park industry
There has perhaps never been a year as eventful as 2017 for the Gold Coast theme parks. Unprecedented hype surrounded the construction and launch of DC Rivals HyperCoaster while Dreamworld set about the arduous challenge of recovering from tragedy.
Ardent Leisure wipe up to $25 million from value as Dreamworld recovery slows
Ardent Leisure have announced a strong trading period over the summer while also slashing $15-25 million from the book value of the theme park amid concerns its recovery will be slower than anticipated.
Dreamworld Welcomes Two Baby Tiger Cubs
The Dreamworld family is delighted to announce the birth of two female tiger cubs at Tiger Island recently, which will help further support the Dreamworld Wildlife Foundation’s global conservation initiatives for tigers in the wild.