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The Parkz Update: It's Mack Time - Steel Taipan Goes Vertical
A major milestone for any theme park fan is witnessing a coaster "going vertical": the erection of the first supports and pieces of track. Steel Taipan reached this milestone last week. Elsewhere in the park the visiting Brickman Legends Lego exhibit was delighting guests.
The Parkz Update: Vortex nears completion, Leviathan towers as The New Atlantis nears opening at Sea World
Despite a year of setbacks and delays, Vortex, the first component of Sea World's $50 million expansion is opening soon. Meanwhile the theme park's skyline is evolving dramatically as construction of the neighbouring Leviathan wooden roller coaster continues.
The Parkz Update: Steel Taipan: Dreamworld's forthcoming roller coaster gets a name as construction moves forward
With Dreamworld finally formally announcing the name of Steel Taipan, their upcoming launch coaster, Parkz checks in on progress on the ride, as well as other happenings at Dreamworld.
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.
Luna Park Sydney to invest $30 million on major upgrade, new rides
Luna Park Sydney unveiled today a $30 million plan to update and refresh one of Australia’s best known and most loved destinations, including the installations of new rides and attractions.
Village Roadshow releases full year results, commits to ride removals and new additions
Closure and downturn from COVID-19 led to predictably disappointing financial results for Village Roadshow's theme park division, where 900,000 fewer guests visited. Despite uncertainty the company is pressing head to have the forthcoming Leviathan wooden roller coaster up and running by Easter while also announcing that they will be removing two yet-unnamed rides at their Gold Coast theme parks.
First look at Dreamworld's new world-first spinning seats
As construction gets underway, test footage has emerged of the new spinning seat feature that will feature on Dreamworld's new thrill ride.
Six upcoming roller coasters you can ride without leaving Australia in 2021
With ongoing uncertainty over international travel, Australian theme park fans won't need to venture too far to enjoy an unprecedented number of new roller coasters with six set to debut at Australian parks in 2021.