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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.
Dreamworld mismanagement reaches fever pitch with tone-deaf Wipeout closure
Dreamworld's announcement that the iconic Wipeout is now closed was a foregone conclusion for the 25 year old ride, but what's worrying is the lack of a future plan from a theme park whose owners have no apparent strategy.
The Parkz Update: Construction flies ahead on Wet'n'Wild's newest water slides
Wet'n'Wild are moving forward with construction of their latest collection of water slides ahead of their expected opening in December.
Stay, Play and Cruise in Queensland: Royal Caribbean and Village Roadshow Theme Parks' New Partnership
Two of the biggest icons in family adventure have come together to create the ultimate end-to-end Queensland getaway. Royal Caribbean International has teamed up with Village Roadshow Theme Parks to offer guests sailing from Brisbane on Quantum of the Seas access to exclusive accommodation and attraction packages, combining two amazing family experiences into one holiday with plenty of added perks.
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.
Size doesn't matter: Dreamworld makes concrete moves towards a smaller theme park
Dreamworld ditches their only competitive advantages – sheer size and diversity of attractions – as they seek to be "comparable" in ride count to their nearest single competitor. Except their nearest competitor is actually four diverse and growing theme parks.
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.