The Parkz Update: Work commences on Dreamworld's Flying Theatre, Gold Rush goes and Corroboree expands

Dreamworld fences off the cinema as work commences on their forthcoming i-Ride Flying Theatre while Gold Rush is demolished and a new expansion of Corroboree opens.

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The cinema is now fenced off for its transformation into a Flying Theatre attraction.
The fenced off area spans through to Gold Rush, giving an indication of the area that the attraction and its queue will consume.
Dreamworld have created unique hoardings to promote the forthcoming ride in this high traffic area of the park.
Gold Rush meanwhile is becoming more and more bare as the area is bulldozed.
Vintage theming elements like this are being carefully removed for future use.
It'll be interesting to see just what becomes of the area when the foreboding walls that surround Thunder River Rapids are removed.
Out the front of the park, a considerable area has been fenced off for demolition vehicles to come and go.
The fenced area just for vehicles and storage gives a good indication of just how big the job is.
The old Eureka Mountain Mine Ride site sits empty while off in the distance it can be seen that the conveyor – the location of 2016's tragic accident – has been removed from Thunder River Rapids.
The ride's reservoir remains full of water.
Dreamworld told us in November that this series of elevated pathways around the Giant Drop will be removed and simplified, presumably after the Gold Rush demolition is completed.
Dreamworld haven't been clear as to whether the reservoir, which was purpose-built for the 1986 rapids ride, will remain or will be leveled.
Speaking of Giant Drop, the western side has reopened after several months of closure.
A shade cloth has been added to the maintenance platform on the catch car...
... a shade cloth that is held on with zip-ties and is already partly separated. This is exactly the kind of safe, definitely manufacturer-approved modification we love to see on the moving components of rides at Dreamworld.
The cable coupling that was damaged by a ride malfunction late last year has been replaced. Seen here between "R" and "O".
The signage has been given a lick of paint, complete with a demonic face in the oil drop. 
This photo is certified 100% cage free.
The Corroboree expansion has opened.
The once sparse pathway from the Log Ride to Corroboree has been spruced up with this "Rainbow Serpent" motif.
The pathway is lined with animal artwork and coloured perspex triangles.
Some artwork is already missing.
New interactive elements have been added to the homestead building.
This includes a game where participants' movements crack a whip through an Xbox Kinect system.
Work on repurposing the old chairlift station is slowly progressing.
Some brightly coloured though very word-heavy educational panels have been added.
The new "amphitheatre" is little more than the old demonstration area that once housed sheep shearing and other Australiana demonstrations.
The area features more of a Torres Straight Island emphasis than the rest of Corroborree.
The mixture between rustic and modern, printed graphics is a little jarring.
Cyclone clean-up endless refurbishment work continues.
The old cave and long-defunct waterfall have been removed.
If you can't have a cave and a waterfall, a perspex-covered pool fence is pretty close.
The kangaroos have finally returned to the area after a few months where they were conspicuously absent.
The new crossing is a rather bland and forgettable pathway.
A new nursery has been built for housing the latest tiger cubs, over at the Lair/Rock Habitat area.
It's tucked way over in the corner, and like last year's Tiger Island additions, completely ignores the intricately themed surrounds for a structure that could be described as functional.
If you're savvy enough to find this hidden corner of Tiger Island, you're rewarded with an uninterrupted viewing of the adorable new cubs.
So much for an Easter opening as was suggested after its original December opening was missed.
This rather unpleasant sight remains essentially unchanged for the past six months.
It's unclear why such a simple attraction has been delayed, but there have been indications that Universal (who own DreamWorks) halted work on the attraction until it met their standards.

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