Wednesday, 17 June 1998

Experience a Volcanic Island Adventure at Dreamworld

Island Adventure, Dreamworld’s new IMAX film will make an Australian premiere this week at Dreamworld’s Coca-Cola IMAX Theatre.

The film, shown on a screen six-storeys high, takes audiences on a journey to the mysterious volcanic island of La Reunion in the Indian Ocean. An island shaped by intensive erosion. Hurricanes and strong tropical storms have left a rugged coastline, razor blade formations and gigantic holes.

Visitors will experience a breathtaking adventure across impenetrable jungles, climb huge rock formations, witness spectacular volcanic eruptions up close and embark on the first exploration of Hell Hole’s waterfall - where wild streams and waterfalls find their way through a huge formation 3,500 feet high.

In this humid and warm world reigns a primitive forest. There, giant mosses and wild orchids grow abundantly, mixed with fern trees and tamarinds tormented by the years.

The 40 minute film follows the story line of Kelly, a university professor who has a great passion for high mountains. Some time later, newspapers announced Jade’s disappearance. With the aid of two mountain climber friends he decides to look for her. From that moment on, Kelly and his friends embark on a breathtaking adventure which takes them to places they had never dreamed of.

The search is long and hard but they explore a fantastic world, lose themselves in strange primitive rainforests, dive into unexplored and endless canyons, discover an active volcano - where there is an eruption starting.

Island Adventure was directed by Alain Gerente, a professor at the University of La Reunion who dedicated the film to friends, Katia and Maurice Krafft, who disappeared in June 1991 while filming the eruption of Mount Unzen is Japan.

Dreamworld’s Coca-Cola IMAX Theatre is one of only two of its kind in Australia and when built in 1981 was the first in the southern hemisphere. The theatre provides a larger than life cinema experience for Dreamworld’s guests, has a projection distance of 32 metres and a capacity for 400 people seated at a 25 degree angle to the screen.

IMAX uses the largest film frame in motion picture history (ten times the size of conventional 35mm and three times the size of standard 70mm), together with state-of-the-art sound system and the most advanced projector ever built.

Island Adventure will screen daily at Dreamworld for six months and will alternate with "Antarctica" an IMAX film which takes audiences on a fascinating journey to the coldest, highest, driest, windiest, emptiest most continent on earth. Entry to both films is included in Dreamworld’s admission price.

"Island Adventure" production team:
Director: Alain Gerente
Producer: Jean-Pierre Chardon
Composer: Farid Russlan

Thursday, 4 June 1998

Visit again for just $5.00!

From June 15 to July 31, 1998, the $5.00 Return Visit Pass will be available, offering even more fun for your money when you visit Dreamworld. The $5.00 RVP will offer visitors, on top of the regular rides, shows and attractions, side splitting magical comedy featuring the 22 guest artists in Park for Comedy Capers. The $5.00 Return Visit Pass has to be purchased before a guests departs Dreamworld. They will be valid for up to seven from the date of purchase, until Friday July 31st, 1998, the closing date of the offer.

Hocus Pocus - It's Comedy Capers at Dreamworld

For 16 days, experience the fun and magical side of life at Dreamworld as Comedy Capers returns for the school holidays from 20 June to 5 July 1998, with an added dash of magic and illusion.

With more fun than you can have in one day, from 9.30am to 5.00pm daily, Dreamworld's streets will come alive with 22 guest artists, comedians and magicians. Magical moments, comedy and laughter will be what guests experience as street corners resound with chuckles and roving performers spread merriment and mirth.

Featured daily in Park will be madcap Keystone Cops - SPLAT, choral conquerors of comical chorus ‘The Singing Chefs,’ a trio of fruit flavored goddesses ‘The Flying Esmeraldas’ performing fruitloop forms of musical comedy and wickedly fun antics from Lorna Bowls, her alter ego Carmen Miranda and a jocular Court Jester.

Your hand won’t be a hand when Peter May’s sleight of hand magical talents are presented daily. Paddy the Leprechaun will remedy any blues casting a spell of laughter, warding off Count Dracula and his bungling jokes. The Kundelini Bros and their amigos Charlie Chaplin, WC Fields, Basil and Manuel from Faulty Towers and the Wanderers Trio will rove up close, singing and amusing guests on the streets, on rides and in restaurants.

Daringly different escapologist and magician Harry Lavander will stop crowds in the street and have them gasping and cheering as he executes his escapes and creates mystical moments of magic.

Dreamworld’s own madcap characters Goldi the Clown and the Wizz will add to the laugh-all-you-can fun of Comedy Capers. At the Qantas Magic Theatre, guests can join the on-stage antics and sing-along with the Kenny Koala Show or experience the Magic of Tony and Juleen, including the only Queensland performances of ‘Interlude’ and ‘Compressor,’ both breathtaking illusions!