Arguably the biggest part of this refurbishment is the new train built by Vekoma.
The centrally located Dough Bros. pizzaria.
Both the Giant Drop and Tower of Terror utilise failsafe magnetic brakes to bring riders to a safe, smooth stop.
Fire... who'd have thought...?
Like most shows, Fire Machine makes use of the surrounding buildings and the permanent AV equipment installed for these shows.
Darkness descends as crowds brace for Fire Machine.
The Dreamworld Dye-Sublimation Dancers™ (our name) offer some choreographed entertainment in the hours leading up to sunset.
Fire Machine dominates the Main Street fountain.
The Dreamtones put on regular shows throughout the day. It's a great touch but performing the exact same show almost hourly through a pretty terrible PA system makes it just a little grating for anyone sitting and enjoying a meal or drink in the area for an extended period.
A year ago we were praising the quality of this temporary exhibit. Now that it's served its purpose as a stopgap during the Tiger Island it's largely vacant save for the occasional display of dingoes or other creatures from Dreamworld Corroboree.
It also features this reasonably well-built pathway snaking up behind the train track that looks a step up from your average back-of-house service road.
The area was once roughly the nursery for newborn tiger cubs but remains a cleared patch of land with no significant foundations or infrastructure yet to be seen.
The construction work continues, but the fenced off area doesn't look like it'll house anything significant.
Some improvements in recent weeks have seen the show at Tiger Island really start to find its voice with the addition of a host and props to take a more narrative-based approach. With time this show could start to rival Sea World's polished animal shows.
The old lion exhibit is now put to use with tigers. It's not quite at the same level as the rest of Tiger Island but it certainly helps to make the whole area feel larger and gives yet another vantage point to see tigers up close.
As ubiquitous as its namesake tigers is Tiger Island's manager Patrick Martin-Vegue. With the exhibit since inception in 1995, he's almost always on hand to answer questions.
Kangaroos chill at Dreamworld Corroboree.
The Vintage Cars were quietly shuttered at the back of the park.
Still unceremoniously fenced off, yet still listed on the list of rides. Dreamworld really seem to be playing it safe with this will-they-won't-they reopen decision.
Pandamonium reopens. Stomachs churn.