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    Dreamworld

    by robertgaz Updated Oct 23, 2006

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    Dreamworld is the ultimate place for family fun with rides a plenty. Anything from nice 'n' slow to gut wrenching rides.

    There's the Claw where you will be propelled 9 stories high, swung at at 75km/h and spun around 360 degrees.

    For something tamer there's the Runaway Reptar Rollercoaster which is a suspended 'Familycoaster'.

    Or the Wipeout where you are spun, twisted and tumbled through body wrenching dumping breakers.

    Opening hours are from 10.00am to 5.00pm except Christmas Day (December 25th) and Anzac Day (25th April).

    General Admission

    Adults: $62
    Children (4-13 years incl.): $40
    Infants (0-3 years): Free when accompanied by an adult
    Pensioners/Seniors: $40* (AUS & NZ residents only, ID required)

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    Australian Outback Spectacular

    by robertgaz Updated Oct 20, 2006

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    The Australian Outback Spectacular is an exciting 90min show with live animals, spectacular sight and sound effects and some captivating performances.

    It's set in a 1,000 seat enclosed stadium and you will enjoy a 3 course Aussie BBQ which includes all beer, wine and soft drinks while enjoying the show.

    The show is a huge Aussie Outback extravaganza without being too much over the top. The horse riding skills are fair dinkum, the songs and poetry are true blue with bonza tucker.

    It's open each night from Tuesday to Sunday and all guests will receive a free stockman's hat with an opportunity for a professional photographer to take your picture for posterity.

    Prices -

    All tickets are for individuals as they do not offer family passes or student discounts.

    Adult $89.00
    Child (4 – 13 years inclusive) $59.00
    Pensioner $79.00

    Doors open at 6:15pm and pre-show entertainment commences at 6:45pm for a 7:30pm show time.

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    Movie World

    by robertgaz Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Movie World is a Warner Bros theme park with rides, slides and shows with all the glitz and glamour of Hollywood.

    You can fly like a speeding bullet on the Superman Escape where you are catapulted from whoa to 100km/h in just 2 seconds!

    If that only whet your appetite you could travel at 85 km/h and feel 4G's of gravity on the totally awesome Lethal Weapon.

    For something a tad tamer there's a 70km/h drop from the top of a mountain in a canoe so hang onto your hats.

    After all these thrills and spills it's also worth checking out the Stars on Parade with Shrek, Batman, Scooby Doo, Tweety and Daffy Duck.

    And for a good laugh have a look at the Police Academy Stunt Show with staged re-enactments from these popular movies.

    You can also go shopping for souvenirs at the many themed shops to be found around Movie World.

    Rides & Attractions are open from 10am to 5pm
    Gates Close at 5:30pm

    General Admission Prices -

    Adults $62.00
    Children ( 4 - 13 years inclusive) $40.00
    Pensioners$40.00

    If you plan to visit Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World or Wet'n'Wild , then a much better deal is the 3 Park Super Pass which allows you to visit any park, any day as many times as you like for 14 days.

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    SEA WORLD

    by balhannah Updated Mar 3, 2013

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    Sea World is a Theme Park located on Seaworld Drive at Main Beach, just three kilometres north of Surfers Paradise.

    There is heaps of FREE PARKING and it is easy to reach by Public Bus.
    It is very popular, so expect queues. It is quite expensive, so I suggest being here at opening time so that you can make the most of your day.
    I also bring my own food and drink [which they don't like]. I have it in my bag so it can't be seen. Why I do this, is because Seaworld food and drink is triple the usual price!

    I love Seaworld because of the Mammals, Animals & Birds that I see here. I can feel the sea cucumber and the star fish, and watch the sharks and the tropical fish swimming. All the shows are excellent and worth seeing.
    Rides are not just for the children, but for the Adults too, and there is a water area for swimming and fun slides.
    A monorail, a Gondola and a Train will take you around the park to give your feet a rest.
    There are plenty of seats, and the usual souvenir outlets.

    It's a great day out, and although expensive, you have to remember that you can go on any of the rides as much as you want, the shows are included in the prices, so in comparison to what you would pay singularly, it is very good value.

    DIFFERENT PASSES ARE AVAILABLE, so have a look at what suits you on the website.

    In 2012, a single day pass for an ......
    Adult ..................$79.99
    Child 3 - 13years $49.99

    Sometimes, they have excellent specials that include staying at the Seaworld Hotel and entry to Seaworld Theme Park.

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    Sea World

    by robertgaz Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Sea World is a theme park for the whole family with marine life attractions, wild rides and entertaining shows.

    Sea World is also committed to educating visitors and playing an active role in Australian marine research and rescue.

    Shark Bay is the world's largest man made lagoon for sharks and you can see Australia's only Polar bears in their home at the Polar Bear Shores.

    Step back in time into the 1960s at the Waterski WipeOut which is an energetic show set in the ‘Golden Era’ of Surfers Paradise.

    General admission prices -
    Adults $62.00
    Children (4 - 13 years inclusive) $40.00
    Pensioners $40.00

    If you plan to visit Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World or Wet'n'Wild , then a much better deal is the 3 Park Super Pass which allows you to visit any park, any day as many times as you like for 14 days.

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    Wet 'n' Wild

    by robertgaz Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Wet'n'Wild Water World is on the Gold Coast and it is Australia's biggest water theme park with splashtacular rides.

    The Mach 5 attraction houses Wet 'n' Wild's two longest slides plus three king sized slides that have you skidding down a waterfall at nearly 85km/h.

    I can't remembering seeing anything because the faster I went down, the faster other things went up. I had my rashie over my eyes and my boardies up my... well I'll leave that to your imagination!

    Then there is the Tornado where your wild journey begins on a super-slide from a 15m high platform and then you blast down a 40m long tunnel and into a huge funnel, splashing back and forth through swirling water.

    The Blackhole features two enclosed slides that catapult you into pitch black spirals so you don't know which way you're turning next and you don't see a thing until you hit the final splashdown!

    At the Super 8 Aqua Racer you plunge head first down an 8 lane, 86m long slide reaching speeds of up to 40km/h and you get a placing to an accuracy of 1/1000th of a second. I'm afraid I was a little slow out of the starting block so I was left long behind.

    The park opens at 10:00am every day and closing times vary throughout the year.

    27 December - 25 January 9:00pm
    26 January - 30 April 5:00pm
    1 May - 31 August 4:00pm
    1 September - 26 December 5:00pm

    General admission prices are -

    Adults $40.00 $40.00
    Children (4 - 13 years inclusive) $26.00
    Pensioner $26.00

    If you plan to visit Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World or Wet'n'Wild , then a much better deal is the 3 Park Super Pass which allows you to visit any park, any day as many times as you like for 14 days.

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  • Movie World !!

    by grantravel Updated Nov 17, 2005

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    Warner Bros. Movie World has some decent rides, a live action show, movie exhibit and street parades.

    The Lethal Weapon and Scooby Doo Rollercoaster are the best of the rides. The Wild West Falls ride is okay also. *New Ride: Movie World is set to launch its most awesome new ride on December 26th 2005 – The Superman Escape! Superman Escape will be an extraordinary rollercoaster ride experience, which travels 0 – 100 kilometres in just 2 seconds!

    The Police Academy Stunt Show has been there from the opening of Movie World. It is a great show to see once, but I think they need to expand and make some new shows.

    The movie exhibit changes about every 12 months or so, currently they have the Matrix Exhibit. It is a walk-through experience with a display of original sets, props and costumes.

    Kids will love the Street Parade where you have the chance to party with all your favourite Warner Bros. characters including the all the Looney Tunes characters and the Scooby-Doo gang. Throughout the day, you'll also have the chance to meet and have your photo taken with our resident Hollywood superheroes and superstars including Marilyn, Batman and the entire Looney Tunes Gang!

    $58 for Adults
    $37 for Children (4-13yrs)

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    Theme Park Madness

    by MissBianca Updated Jan 1, 2008

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    One of the reasons so many people do flock to the Gold Coast besides the beaches and warm weather, are for our extensive selection of theme parks/sanctuaries.

    Our theme parks and sanctuaries include:

    Wet N Wild (www.wetnwild.myfun.com.au)
    Sea World (www.seaworld.myfun.com.au)
    Movie World (www.movieworld.myfun.com.au)
    Dream World (www.dreamworld.com.au)
    White Water World (www.whitewaterworld.com.au)
    Australian Outback Spectacular (www.outbackspectacular.myfun.com.au)
    Paradise Country Aussie Farm Tour (www.paradisecountry.myfun.com.au)
    Currumbin Sanctuary (www.currumbin-sanctuary.org.au)

    If you are interested in visiting more then one of these places, you may be interested in purchasing a fun pass which gives you one single day entry to Movie World, Wet N Wild and Sea World. This will set you back $142 for adults and $89 for children.

    There is also super park pass available which allows unlimited entry to Movie World, Wet N Wild and Sea World for 14 days. The prices are $177 for adults and $115 for children.

    You may also find it useful to know that Dream World and White Water World are affiliated so you are able to purchase entry to both starting from $68.00 for children and $102.00 for adults.

    I would definitely recommend purchasing tickets online in advance, as unless you enjoy standing around a lot of your morning will be taken up waiting in line. Tickets can be prepurchased from the websites above.

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    Sea World id the best theme park.

    by goldcoaster Updated Nov 29, 2004

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    I am a fan of theme parks. I worked in them for a fair while and have been to them alot. People often ask, if you were going to do just one theme park, which one? I always say Sea World.

    Why? It has the most to do for a varied age group. Many of the scary rides at Dreamworld are unsuitable for small kids or even less than adventurous adults. At Sea World they have found a nice balance of shows and rides for the small children as well as roller coasters and other hair raising contrptions for the teens.

    With new attractions like Polar Bear Shores and Shark Bay, this park keeps on growing.

    Adults are $60, kids age 4-13 are $38.

    Some activities, like swimming with the dolphins and snorkelling with the sharks are extra.

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  • Dreamworld !!!

    by grantravel Updated Sep 15, 2004

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    Tower of Terror

    Dreamworld has got Australia's best and most extreme rides. For serious ride lovers the Tower of Terror, one of the fastest, tallest rides in the world, is guaranteed to get your heart pumping. If that doesn't send your thrill meter off the scale, there's always The Giant Drop or the Wipeout for some adrenaline charged excitement.

    The new thrill ride The Claw opens on the 18th September 2004.

    Dreamworld also has the Big Brother house; its own waterpark, with slides and pools; animal exhibits- Tiger Island and the Australian Wildlife park; Imax theatre movies and Nick Central with many other rides and attractions for kids.

    $58 for Adults
    $37 for Children (4-13yrs)

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    Warner Bros Movie World

    by RedEaredPanda Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Movie world is classified as " Hollywood on the Gold Coast" and it is just that. It features all the things movie producers have to go through to make a movie. Hey, if you are lucky they will even let you become an extra on the set for one.

    We sat through a demonstration of Make-up and sound production when we were there. There are also alot of characters walking the streets of the park to amuse both young and old.
    Great "TV" Land.!!!

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    PENGUINS AT SEA-WORLD

    by balhannah Updated Sep 11, 2012

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    One of the new Animal exhibits at Sea World, is " amazing frozen world of Penguin Encounter."

    It is a fantastic exhibit, which started when I walked through a corridor with Penguin photos on either side. Next, was all the information that I needed to know about the Penguins.
    Walking a fraction further, was a glass window where I stood and watched the the Penguins swimming underneath the water. I was lucky, as it was feed time, the Penguins were very active.

    Upstairs I walked, and it was wow! The top area is amazing. Here, I was looking at the top of the water, which is surrounded by painted mountains that make it look so real!

    The Penguins here are the world’s second largest penguin species, the King penguin, as well as the agile Gentoo penguin, with its distinctive bright red bill and long tail.
    They are so cute and very inquisitive, coming right up to the window to look at their human audience. They were being fed, so I had a good close up view.
    This is about the only chance of seeing these Penguins in Australia, and now, one has just had a baby Penguin.

    It is included in the Sea World entry price.

    SEA WORLD IS OPEN FROM ...10am - 5pm
    ADULTS...$79.99

    A VIP PASS IS $99.99 ...............
    UNLIMITED entry to Movie World, Sea World and Wet’n’Wild until 30 June 2013

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  • Sea World !!

    by grantravel Written Sep 15, 2004

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    Sea World has two of the best animal exhibits in Australia- Polar Bear Shores & the new Shark Bay. Both of these exhibits are world class.

    There are some pretty cool dolphin, seal and skier shows also worth seeing.

    The rides at Sea World are fairly average, the Corkscrew Rollercoaster is the only one worth riding.

    $58 for Adults
    $37 for Children (4-13yrs)

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    Movie World - Hollywood on the Gold Coast!

    by sweetie_inc Written Apr 12, 2005

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    Be there early to catch the show on the streets of Movie World.. From the time I entered the theme park until I left the place, the excitement was never-ending...

    You will experience a fun-filled, Gold Coast theme park family adventure with all the glitz and glamour of Hollywood. Meet your favourite stars and enjoy all the behind-the-scenes action, comedy stunts and exhilarating rides, shows and attractions!

    Ohh.. Do look out for stars... I managed to catch up with Austin Powers in between rides..

    And the rides...Woohoo... Being a theme park freak, i really really enjoyed all the rides... The park was way too big that I didn't get to go for a second round... *sigh*... But i'll definitely be back!!

    My favourite rides here were Scooby Doo Spooky Coaster & Lethal Weapon...

    And don't forget to catch the Police Academy Stunt Show & Movie Magic Special Effect... Make sure to take part in their shows....

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    Dreamworld

    by Sweetberry1 Updated Sep 15, 2003

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    Tiger Show

    Tiger Island, where you can see the Bengal Tigers at play. In fact, there's so much to see at Dreamworld , you'll need more than one day to see it all..
    I believe you can also have a photo with the Tigers, but that requires advance bookings.

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