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Attendance down again for Dreamworld Attendance down again for Dreamworld
Dreamworld Tuesday 1 May 2007 at 6:46 PM.
In the latest results from Macquarie Leisure Trust, owners of the Gold Coast park, Dreamworld has seen another downturn in attendance.

$90 million water park development underway for Sunshine Coast $90 million water park development underway for Sunshine Coast
Adventura Water Park Resort Monday 30 April 2007 at 10:13 AM.
Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast looks set to become home to one of the largest theme park developments in Australia as plans for the Adventura Water Park Resort move forward.

New 3D show and animal attraction on the cards New 3D show and animal attraction on the cards
Sea World - Planet S.O.S.
Friday 27 April 2007 at 12:04 PM.
Village Roadshow report that Sea World will improve its lineup with a new 3D film to replace Planet S.O.S. as well as new animal attraction.

Surf Rider to debut at Wet'n'Wild Water World Surf Rider to debut at Wet'n'Wild Water World
Wet'n'Wild Water World - Surfrider
Wednesday 25 April 2007 at 12:09 PM.
Owners confirm that Wet'n'Wild, Australia's largest water park will diversify its offerings with their latest attraction, a roller coaster style thrill ride that blurs the line between traditional theme park and water park.

Sea World Eye hopes for another year Sea World Eye hopes for another year
Sea World - Sea World Eye
Sunday 22 April 2007 at 8:14 PM.
After a successful summer period at Sea World driven by the introduction of the temporary Sea World Eye observation wheel, the Gold Coast theme park hopes to get permission to operate the 60m tall attraction for another year.

New tiger cubs on display from tomorrow New tiger cubs on display from tomorrow
Dreamworld - Tiger Island
Monday 16 April 2007 at 5:16 PM.
Dreamworld's pair of new two week old Sumatran tiger cubs will be on display to the public from Tuesday in their purpose-built nursery.

Dreamworld welcomes Sumatran tiger cubs Dreamworld welcomes Sumatran tiger cubs
Dreamworld - Tiger Island
Saturday 31 March 2007 at 3:25 PM.
Tiger Island at Dreamworld is growing, with Soraya, one of the park's Sumatran tigers giving birth to a litter of tiger cubs on Saturday afternoon.

Attendance up across the board Attendance up across the board
Sea World Friday 9 March 2007 at 10:42 AM.
With a brand new theme park unveiled over the summer, Gold Coast theme parks have never looked better. Attendance at all but one theme park on the Gold Coast is up, with Wet'n'Wild Water World and Sea World showing the greatest growth.

CEO says new thrill ride for 2007 CEO says new thrill ride for 2007
Dreamworld - Mick Doohan's Motocoaster
Wednesday 7 March 2007 at 10:50 AM.
Greg Shaw, Chief Executive Officer of Macquarie Leisure Trust Group, owners and operators of Dreamworld on the Gold Coast says that 2007 will see the company ready to invest in a new thrill ride for the popular theme park.

Theme park performance drives Village profits Theme park performance drives Village profits
Sea World Tuesday 6 March 2007 at 12:33 PM.
Village Roadshow's first year of complete ownership of Warner Village Theme Parks has given the company a profit boost with the latest results well ahead of last year's corresponding figures.


Birds-eye view of Luna Park in Sydney Birds-eye view of Luna Park in Sydney
Luna Park Monday 5 March 2007 at 10:39 AM.
Google Maps celebrated Australia Day in their own unique way - by performing a flyover of some popular Sydney landmarks on the day, allowing visitors to get an unparalleled look at these icons at an amazing resolution.

Dreamworld attendance down, profits up Dreamworld attendance down, profits up
Dreamworld Thursday 1 March 2007 at 10:58 AM.
Despite a slump in interstate attendance at the Gold Coast theme park for the recent half-year period, Dreamworld has seen an increased operating margin, increasing the Macquarie Leisure Trust-owned park's overall profits.

WhiteWater World performs above expectations WhiteWater World performs above expectations
WhiteWater World Wednesday 28 February 2007 at 9:12 AM.
Despite an unseasonably cold first half of January, Dreamworld's new water park addition WhiteWater World has performed with Queensland attendance ahead of expectations.

Parts arrive for Wet'n'Wild's latest Parts arrive for Wet'n'Wild's latest
Wet'n'Wild Water World - Surfrider
Thursday 22 February 2007 at 11:40 PM.
Track has been spotted outside Wet'n'Wild Water World as the water park prepares for vertical construction on the first non-water-based attraction in the park's 22 year history - a half pipe roller coaster.

Superman Escape ranks in worldwide coaster vote Superman Escape ranks in worldwide coaster vote
Warner Bros. Movie World - Superman Escape
Wednesday 24 January 2007 at 10:19 PM.
Warner Bros. Movie World's newest roller coaster, Superman Escape which opened in December of 2005 has ranked in the top 20 steel roller coasters in the world in the 2006 results of the critically acclaimed and scientifically grounded "Best Roller Coaster Poll".

Another Intamin coaster expected Downunder Another Intamin coaster expected Downunder
Dreamworld - Mick Doohan's Motocoaster
Tuesday 16 January 2007 at 1:10 PM.
Intamin's popular Accelerator style of roller coaster, such as Warner Bros. Movie World's Superman Escape (pictured) are taking the world by storm. Park World magazine in Europe reports that Intamin will be delivering a handful of new coasters in 2007 across the globe, including a second Accelerator for Australia.

Batwing shoots towards completion Batwing shoots towards completion
Warner Bros. Movie World - Batwing Spaceshot
Monday 18 December 2006 at 9:05 PM.
Batwing Spaceshot, Warner Bros. Movie World's newest thrill ride is days away from opening as work shifts from vertical construction to scenery and surroundings.

Dreamworld takes out top award, Outback Spectacular honoured Dreamworld takes out top award, Outback Spectacular honoured
Dreamworld Monday 20 November 2006 at 9:55 PM.
The annual Queensland Tourism Awards took place on Friday night with Gold Coast theme park operators Macquarie Leisure Trust Group and Warner Village Theme Parks taking out some of the coveted state tourism industry awards, with special tribute paid to Steve Irwin.

WhiteWater World on the final straight WhiteWater World on the final straight
WhiteWater World Wednesday 15 November 2006 at 12:12 PM.
As the first new park on the Gold Coast in 14 years, WhiteWater World brings with it numerous innovations as it prepares for an earlier-than-expected opening in early December.

Sea World gives Gold Coast an eye Sea World gives Gold Coast an eye
Sea World - Sea World Eye
Tuesday 14 November 2006 at 3:28 PM.
Sea World is busy underway in preparation for the opening of a 60m Giant Wheel that will give up to 250 riders at a time unparalleled views of the Gold Coast theme park and its surrounds.

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