Wednesday, 20 September 2006

Do it in the dark at Screamworld

Looking for something different to shake up your weekend? Dreamworld, Nova FM and Coke have teamed up to turn it up, mix it up and put some thrills back into your week!

Grab some mates, find a date and most importantly, pack a spare pair for the next exciting edition of Screamworld, The After Dark Park.

On Friday September 22nd, from 6.30pm to 10.00pm, Dreamworld will flick the switch on some of the wildest rides in the world and it all happens under the cloak of darkness.

Get ready to ride the wildest wave in Australia on Wipeout. Flip, spin, twist and tumble on a massive 40 seat gondola and hang ten like never before!

Then swing nine storeys high, spin 360 degrees and reach zero gravity on Dreamworld’s latest scream machine, The Claw.

Swinging at 64km per hour, you’ll get to grips with ninety seconds of insane hang time on this spine tingling talon of terror.

Then brace yourself for the big one and brave the ‘tallest, vertical free-fall ride in the world.’

Standing 119 metres high, the legendary Giant Drop will raise you to the black abyss before plunging back to earth at the speed of gravity.

Feel the need for speed? Take on the Tower of Terror and turn yourself inside out reaching 160km per hour in just seven knuckle-crunching seconds.

Still think you can weather the storm? Head for the tallest high-speed gravity rollercoaster in the Southern Hemisphere.

Standing 40 metres high and reaching speeds of 85 km per hour, the Cyclone mega coaster is an 800 metre track of terror complete with hair raising loops and a screaming sidewinder.

Nick Central, the coolest kid’s zone in the world will also come alive for a night of messy mayhem so don’t miss the massive moonlight mix and get ready for three and a half hours of screams a minute.

Purchase your early bird tickets for only $30 before Wednesday 20th September or come with a group of friends and receive 1 free ticket for every 10 tickets purchased.

To maximise the thrills and minimise the queues, tickets to Screamworld are limited.

Book online at or call the Dreamworld Booking Centre on (07) 5556 1111.

Selected rides and attractions will be closed on the evening: River Rapids, Log Ride, Big Brother, Tiger Island and the Australian Wildlife Experience.

Screamworld is proudly bought to you by Coke and Nova FM. It's the hottest, most exclusive ticket in town so make sure you don't miss out!

Friday, 15 September 2006

The Wiggles Hit Dreamworld

In 2006, The Wiggles toured the world, won their 5th ARIA Award for Best Children’s Release, LIVE HOT POTATOES and were named Australian Exporter Of The Year.

Today, The Wiggles celebrated another milestone, their 15th birthday and what better place to party than in their very own mini-theme park, the world’s first and only Wiggles World.

Opened September 2005, Wiggles World is filled with colour and music and is the ultimate place for wiggly fans to play, dance and sing with their favourite wiggly friends every day of the year.

The day kicked off at Dreamworld Studios with an exclusive hour long Wiggles Concert where celebrities, media personalities, prize winners and some very special families from Make A Wish, Starlight Foundation, Royal Childrens Hospital, Heart Kids, AEIOU, Childhood Cancer Support, Gold Coast Childrens Hospital and The Leukaemia Foundation wiggled their worries away.

Then it was down to Wiggles World for another birthday celebration. Wiggles World tuned one and to mark the occasion, The Wiggles launched a brand new attraction - Dorothy's Rosy Tea Cup Ride.

Dreamworld CEO, Stephen Gregg presented The Wiggles with a special birthday cake before they cut the ribbon and climbed aboard for a cup of tea, Dreamworld style.

Dorothy’s Rosy Tea Cup Ride is thrills for three year olds where fans can whirl and twirl inside Dorothy’s giant tea cups.

Today, Dreamworld guests were thrilled to be among the first to take a spin around the wiggliest tea party in the world!

The Wiggles also took time out for a special cuddle with some of Dreamworld’s favourite furry friends from The Australian Wildlife Experience.

Dreamworld is a Gold Sponsor and the Australian Koala Foundation and The Wiggles are the Official Ambassadors for Save the Koala Month, 2006.

The Wiggles gave their new friends the “Koala Thumbs Up” urging everybody to help out on Save The Koala Day, Friday September 29, 2006.

This year marks the Australian Koala Foundation's 20th anniversary, for more information, check out

Dreamworld guests lined the streets in anticipation for the final farewell, Wiggles On Parade.

Pint sized pop fans formed mini mosh pits as the entertainment giants joined The Wiggles Friends and wiggly dancers in a convoy of wiggly fun on Ocean Parade.

Wiggles On Parade concluded with a few wiggly songs with wiggly fans savoring every minute of the mania.

The Wiggles have taken over the world in terms of pint-sized popularity and the creation of a tangible Wiggles experience at Dreamworld has been a dream come true for wiggly fans from around the world.

Children can dance with Dorothy the Dinosaur, shake their hips with Wags the Dog, tickle and sing with Captain Feathersword and wave and wiggle with Henry the Octopus every day of the year.

It’s also the only place in the world where children can ride in The Big Red Car, learn and play at The Fun Spot Activity Centre, sail the seas on the S.S Feathersword and interact with bouncing barnyard babies at The Wiggles Farmyard Friends.

Wiggles World is a haven for creative expression and positive social interaction taking children right to the centre of The Wiggles’ wiggly world.

Wiggles World is packed full of fun and interactive play. From healthy food options to shaded rest spots and parenting rooms, you can wiggle without the worry.

Wiggles World is also home to the world’s largest Wiggles Shop filled with all your favourite music, videos and DVDs. Or create your own wiggly photograph using the magic of Green Screen.

Dreamworld Chief Executive Officer Stephen Gregg said Wiggles World complements Dreamworld’s signature attractions and has further enhanced the park’s popularity with children and their families from Australia and across the world.

“This partnership joins two great Australian entertainment icons that are both leaders in their fields. We’re extremely excited about the relationship and the future opportunities it will bring. The international popularity of The Wiggles provides a wonderful opportunity for the Tourism Industry. The Gold Coast and specifically Dreamworld now hold a whole new appeal in markets where the Wiggles are incredibly strong,” Mr Gregg said.

Dreamworld is home to some of the tallest, fastest thrill rides in the world, Nick Central, Tiger Island, The Australian Wildlife Experience, Big Brother and FlowRider.