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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.
No-go roller coaster: how Dreamworld banked on a hand-to-mouth recovery strategy they could never afford
As roller coaster parts arrive via shipping container from Germany, Dreamworld executives reveal a precarious financial position that's more than just concerning in the face of a global pandemic: the numbers simply don't stack up on their costly recovery gamble.
COVID-19: Why are the Gold Coast theme parks still operating?
An industry that has faced setbacks and serious questions about their ability to offer safe entertainment now cling to loopholes in an effort to remain operating against all reasonable community expectations.
The Parkz Update: New roller coaster parts arrive as Dreamworld sits in lockdown
Dreamworld remains closed under lockdown, however work continues on a couple of coaster projects at the park.
Dreamworld and Sea World's new roller coasters thrown into doubt amid coronavirus financial chaos
Two major roller coasters were due to open later this year at Sea World and Dreamworld. With the global economy plunged into chaos, neither look likely to go ahead on the originally scheduled timeline with both companies freezing all non-essential capital expenditure.
Dreamworld pleads guilty over Thunder River Rapids accident
Ardent Leisure, owners of Dreamworld, have pleaded guilty to charges relating to the tragic Thunder River Rapids accident in 2016 that killed four guests.
Gold Coaster, Hiss-teria & Steel Taipan: Dreamworld reveals potential roller coaster names in trademark applications
With a new launched roller coaster due in late 2020 and an announced update of Hot Wheels SideWinder on its way, the first hints about themes come by way of recent trademark registrations for the names Gold Coaster, Hiss-teria and Steel Taipan.
Dreamworld's new launched roller coaster puts them back in the game
Dreamworld's announcement of a Blue Fire launched coaster from Germany's Mack Rides will be their biggest investment in a thrill ride ever. We break it down to see what it means for Dreamworld and theme park fans alike.
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.