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Ardent Leisure chairman outlines 2018 plans for Dreamworld
Dr Gary Weiss talks Dreamworld's plans for 2018 including the Commonwealth Games, Flying Theatre ride, DreamWorks Trolls Village attraction and redeveloping surplus land.
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.
Dreamworld's Log Ride modifications are a symbol of everything wrong with Ardent Leisure
The newly reopened Rocky Hollow Log Ride is a clear example of ignoring every other theme park operator in the world to come up with an untested and overly complicated safety improvement. It's why Ardent Leisure need to bow out of the theme park game.
Dreamworld reopens Log Ride, entire park now operational for the first time in fifteen months
The Rocky Hollow Log Ride returned to service yesterday after more than a year of closure, joining last week's Wipeout reopening to give Dreamworld a full roster of rides and attractions for the first time since October 2016.
Dreamworld, Movie World launch newly refreshed websites
Clean, mobile-friendly design is at the heart of new looks for the two competing Gold Coast theme parks.
Quirks, concerns and flaws with Dreamworld's new Log Ride canopies
Amid excitement about the long-awaited return of Dreamworld's classic Rocky Hollow Log Ride, there's one thing that stands out. The canopies they've added are unlike any log flume by any other theme park operator or ride manufacturer, and there's more than a few questions about them.
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.