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An exclusive look at Dracula's Haunted House|
Dracula's Haunted House Monday 6 November 2006 at 8:49 PM.
A sneak peak at the Gold Coast's newest attraction, a terrifyingly scary multi-level haunted house.
New water park brings slide innovation
WhiteWater World Wednesday 25 October 2006 at 3:40 PM.
Australia's newest theme park WhiteWater World has brought with it an amazing collection of slides and water attractions. Along with this comes many Australia firsts and even some world-firsts!
WhiteWater World creates online buzz
WhiteWater World Tuesday 17 October 2006 at 5:49 PM.
It makes sense that the Gold Coast's first new theme park in over 15 years is also utilising online technology to create interest and respond to curiosity regarding the park's progress as it goes from dirt to a world-class water park.
Summer theme park choices increase competition
Tuesday 17 October 2006 at 4:59 PM.
Sources have revealed an early idea of pricing for Dreamworld and WhiteWater World's two day "World Pass" tickets. With the pricing for Warner Village Theme Parks' newest ticket options also recently revealed, WVTP will be leading the price wars for the upcoming summer with their more varied and economical ticketing options.
Warner Village Theme Parks introduce new ticket options
Tuesday 10 October 2006 at 12:18 PM.
Adding to their popular 3 Park Super Pass, Warner Village Theme Parks have introduced two new multi-park options to give tourists more flexibility in selecting a theme park package.
Competition prepares for full gear as WhiteWater World shapes up
Wet'n'Wild Water World Monday 9 October 2006 at 12:22 PM.
Competition at the Gold Coast theme parks is firing up and the Gold Coast's newest park, Dreamworld's separate WhiteWater World water park, is only fueling the fire as it prepares to go head-to-head with Wet'n'Wild Water World (pictured).
Halloween hits Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World Sunday 8 October 2006 at 1:08 PM.
Warner Bros. Movie World have announced their Australian-first Halloween event that is set to take place after dark at the Gold Coast theme park, modelled after similar events that take place at theme parks found across the United States, such as Universal Studios Orlando (pictured).
Village Roadshow buys Nara Resort
Sea World Monday 25 September 2006 at 5:20 PM.
Village Roadshow, owners of the Sea World, Warner Bros. Movie World and Wet'n'Wild Water World theme parks on the Gold Coast have announced their plans to purchase the remaining 50% of the Sea World-based hotel.
Sydney Wildlife World opens
Thursday 21 September 2006 at 3:03 PM.
More than 6000 creatures will arrive on the shores of Sydney Harbour in one of the biggest movements of native animals in Australia’s history.
WhiteWater World website launches
WhiteWater World Wednesday 20 September 2006 at 2:33 PM.
Dreamworld have launched the website for their brand new water park, WhiteWater World with a splash page designed to create interest in the Gold Coast's newest theme park. Two-park pass to be named World Pass.
Jamberoo unveils $20 million investment plan
Jamberoo Action Park Monday 18 September 2006 at 4:39 PM.
The small family owned park on the NSW South Coast has recently announced its plans for the record-breaking rollout of $20 million in new attractions to include a number of Australia firsts.
The Wiggles celebrate 15 years at Dreamworld
Dreamworld - Wiggles World
Saturday 16 September 2006 at 2:26 PM.
The hugely popular children's band have celebrated 15 years together with a show at Dreamworld, home of Wiggles World. The popular theme park attraction also celebrated its first birthday on Friday by opening its latest children's ride, Dorothy's Rosy Tea Cup Ride.
Wiggles World celebrates a year
Dreamworld - Dorothy's Rosy Tea Cup Ride
Monday 11 September 2006 at 10:37 AM.
As The Wiggles celebrate their Crystal Anniversary, the childrens' super group will stop in at Dreamworld to blow out the candles, marking also the one year anniversary of Wiggles World at Dreamworld with the opening of an all-new ride.
Whitewater World's logo is revealed
WhiteWater World Sunday 10 September 2006 at 10:32 AM.
A park's logo is its identity. It should stand for everything the park does. Whitewater World, Australia's newest theme park, is still months away from opening but Roller-Coaster.com.au gives you the first sneak peak at this park's identity.
Tornado prepares to take riders by storm
Wet'n'Wild Water World - Tornado
Friday 8 September 2006 at 2:28 PM.
Australia's first Tornado will open next Saturday at Wet'n'Wild Water World on the Gold Coast.
Steve Irwin killed while filming
Australia Zoo Monday 4 September 2006 at 5:51 PM.
Known throughout the globe as the Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin, the larger-than-life television and film star and conservationist and owner of the Australia Zoo wildlife park on the Sunshine Coast has been tragically killed whilst filming on the Great Barrier Reef.
Wet'n'Wild Water World: historical feats
Wet'n'Wild Water World Saturday 2 September 2006 at 2:18 PM.
Wet'n'Wild has established itself as Australia's premier water park for over 20 years. With Dreamworld's own water park set to open before 2006 is out, Roller-Coaster.com.au takes you on a walk through Wet'n'Wild's history, with a look at some of the park's many record breaking achievements.
Macquarie Leisure bowls into US market
Dreamworld Monday 28 August 2006 at 9:36 AM.
The owners of Dreamworld have today announced a AUD$56 million agreement to purchase a Texas-based family entertainment centre business.
Big Brother settles in for three more years
Dreamworld Tuesday 22 August 2006 at 4:03 PM.
Macquarie Leisure Trust, the owners of the Dreamworld theme park announced today that their contract with Big Brother has been extended for another three years.
Chief Executive named for Village Roadshow's international expansion
Warner Bros. Movie World Tuesday 8 August 2006 at 4:18 PM.
CEO of the Melbourne Commonwealth Games 2006 named as head of International Theme Parks for the Australian entertainment company. Plans confirmed for parks in South-East Asia and Europe.