Wednesday, 19 December 2007

Get set for the brand new Mega Pass!

Warner Village Theme Parks has unveiled the theme park pass to beat them all – the all new 3 park MEGA PASS!
Guests can now experience the magic and excitement of the Gold Coast's favourite theme parks Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World and Wet'n'Wild Water World 364 days a year for as little as $5.95 a week.

For the first time ever guests can choose from three sensational multi-park annual pass tickets to experience the Gold Coast's best theme park entertainment, with options to suit every family, and every budget!

For the ultimate theme park annual pass, the 3 PARK MEGA PASS offers unlimited entry to Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World and Wet'n'Wild Water World! Guests can visit any park, any day as many times as they like, 364 days a year.

While the 2 PARK MEGA PASS offers 12 months of fun to either Warner Bros. Movie World and Wet'n'Wild Water World or Sea World and Wet'n'Wild Water World.

The new annual pass options not only offer the best value for money, but they can also be purchased on a payment plan for as little as $5.95 per week per pass, making them even more affordable.

This unique selection of annual park tickets has been designed specifically to suit the needs of guests, whilst offering the region's best selection of theme park experiences at the very best value available.

Paul Gloster, Marketing Director, Warner Village Theme Parks said "Warner Village Theme Parks offers the most diverse range of theme park entertainment on the Gold Coast, and with the launch of the new 3 multi park annual pass combinations, guests now have the flexibility to choose a pass to suit their needs.

"Each pass also represents the best value for guests, not only in price, but in the opportunity to access the newest attractions on the Gold Coast, including the fantastic Surfrider now open at Wet'n'Wild Water World, Kids' WB Fun Zone! at Warner Bros. Movie World and Sesame Street Beach at Sea World" he said.

The new annual pass options will launch in early November and are a fantastic Christmas gift option for the kids or even grandkids.

Tickets can be purchased at front gate, via our website or by calling 133FUN.

Thursday, 15 November 2007

Warner Village Theme Parks Win Annual Spirit of Excellence Awards at IAAPA Attractions Expo

The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) announced the 2007 Spirit of Excellence Award Winners during the Spirit of Excellence Awards Luncheon at IAAPA Attractions Expo 2007 in Florida at the Orlando County Convention Centre.

The Spirit of Excellence awards recognises the leaders in Human Resources initiatives in the attractions industry which include training, recognition, and safety procedures.

Warner Village Theme Parks in Queensland, Australia won the Best Supervisory Training Program. With its new structured training program, the park fosters a unified culture and equips leaders with confidence and skills, while identifying a clear measure of success.

Warner Village Theme Parks also won the award for Best Orientation Training Program. Its orientation process helps to inform leaders of the necessity in teaching and informing staff of appropriate and compulsory procedures with meticulous attention to detail, while acclimatizing staff to the corporate culture and welcoming them to Warner Village Theme Parks group, incorporating discussion and encouraging feedback throughout the process.

Monday, 1 October 2007

Halloween Family Fun at Warner Bros. Movie World

From Tuesday 30th October thru to Thursday 1st November, Warner Bros. Movie World will host three fantastic Halloween Family Fun night-time events from 5.45pm to 9.00pm each night; join Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc gang as they enjoy all the mystery and intrigue associated with a night of ghoulish fun and scary antics.

There’ll be a host of spooky special guests including all your favourite Movie World characters and loads of entertainment taking place in the ghostly atmosfear of Main St, with a selection of spine tingling thrills and chills on the Big Screen and spooky happenings throughout the park – heaps of ghostly games will be played and great prizes will be won.

Prizes for the best fancy dress costume and free Trick or Treat for the kids; presented by Cadbury. All this, plus the fun of Scooby-Doo Spooky Coaster, Shrek 4-D Adventure, Superman Escape, Batwing Spaceshot and heaps of eerie entertainment to keep you on your toes!

Only $70 for a family of four (any combination of child/adult/pensioner), or $20 per single ticket entry if pre-booked - $25 for a single ticket if purchased at the gate on the night (this is subject to tickets being available on the night - as Halloween was Sold Out last year).

So get into some Spooky Fun at Warner Bros. Movie World on Tuesday October 30th and Wednesday 31st and Thursday 1st November from 5.45pm – 9.00pm!

Monday, 30 July 2007

Dreamworld’s Bilbies Dig Their Brand New Enclosure

The Honourable Rod Welford, Minister for Education and Training and Minister for the Arts joined dignitaries and VIPs at Dreamworld today for the official opening of the park’s new Bilby Display Area.

The opening marks the very first time that guests can actually get up close and personal to these critically endangered Aussie icons previously housed off exhibit, behind Dreamworld’s Australian Wildlife Experience.

The specially designed, semi-nocturnal exhibit aims to increase awareness of the grim plight faced by bilbies in the wild and aims to educate guests about how they can contribute to their conservation.

Simulating their natural environment, the enclosure sports ready-made burrows, plant life and lots of red dirt for digging, all offset by a magnificent mural of the Australian outback at dusk.

Dreamworld is home to nine bilbies, which it displays on behalf of the Save the Bilby Fund. The park is a Gold Sponsor of the Fund, which works tirelessly to bring the bilby back from the brink of extinction.

Dreamworld is currently working with the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service with hopes of becoming a bilby breeding centre as part of a cooperative captive population of Queensland Bilbies.

Dreamworld contributes through direct donations, the sale of ‘Save the Bilby’ merchandise and donation boxes set up in-park for guests to pledge their support for the fund.

Last year alone, Dreamworld donated considerable cash and in-kind support to the Save the Bilby Fund and its co-founder, Frank Manthey, who has been based at Dreamworld since March 2003.

“The new Dreamworld Bilby Display is like a dream come true for me. Through this display, people will appreciate how special the bilby is and how we will lose this species unless we all help,” Mr Manthey said.

Dreamworld donations assist important conservation initiatives of the Save the Bilby Fund including the construction of a feral-proof, bilby fence in Currawinya National Park in South- West Queensland, the area used to release bilbies back into the wild as part of the Recovery Plan for the species.

Dreamworld also takes the bilby conservation message on the road through a mobile education unit, Wildlife for Kids, reaching over 10,000 students every year.

Dreamworld General Manager of Life Sciences, Al Mucci, said the new Bilby Exhibit would be an entertaining and educational experience for both parents and children.

“Because bilbies are nocturnal, it is a rare thing to be able to catch a glimpse of them in an environment that resembles their natural habitat,” Mr Mucci said.

“The new Bilby Exhibit encourages guests to develop an empathy and understanding of this threatened species and their struggle to survive in the wild,” he said.

Bilby numbers are rapidly declining as they compete with rabbits and livestock for food and contend with predators like feral cats, foxes and dingoes.

There are an estimated 600 bilbies left in the whole of Queensland.

Dreamworld’s Australian Wildlife Experience home to more than 800 native animals and birds, and is one of the largest native wildlife parks in South East Queensland.

Dreamworld is open from 10am to 5pm every day except Christmas Day and ANZAC day morning (25/4). Australian Wildlife Experience is included in Dreamworld’s general admission price. For more information or to buy tickets online visit

  • Of the six bandicoot species that once lived in the arid/semi-arid areas of Australia, bilbies are the only species remaining.
  • Bilbies do not need to drink water, they get all of the moisture they need from their food.
  • The bilby’s pouch faces backwards to prevent it from filling up with dirt when they burrow.
  • Bilbies shelter during the day in burrows underground that may extend to 2m in depth.
  • Bilbies have a strong sense of smell and excellent hearing which is no surprise due to their long muzzle-like nose and big ears.
  • The Greater Bilby is endangered but the Lesser Bilby has been extinct for more than 50 years.

Friday, 27 July 2007

Mick Doohan’s Motocoaster Revealed

Dreamworld is “Doohan” it like it’s never been done before and is getting set to take motobike racing to the skies.

In September 2007, Dreamworld will launch the hottest thrill ride to hit the coast this decade pushing adrenaline junkies to a brand new level.

The park has teamed up with one of the greatest names in motorbike racing history to bring the thrill and exhilaration of moto racing magic to the masses.

Five time, 500cc World Champion and World Record Holder, Mick Doohan will launch his very own thrill ride at Dreamworld this year allowing guests to get behind the handlebars on a circuit that has to be seen to be believed.

“I’m extremely proud to be associated with a great Australian icon working on a venture that celebrates and pays respect to a great Australian sport and its achievements,” Mick Doohan said.

Mick Doohan’s Motocoaster features a fast, fluid track with breath taking changes in elevation, high speed corners and plenty of quick left handers.

It’s a motorbike rollercoaster, the first of its kind in Australia and the only motocoaster in the world featuring life-size replicas of 500cc racing bikes.

The news has created a real buzz in the motoracing industry with Honda already signing up as the first official sponsor.

The bikes launch from the starting line and will reach speeds of just over 72 km per hour.

The tight, 605 metre track is made up of 18 banks, bends and turns placing emphasis on last- gasp braking and plenty of open throttle.

The track is built low to the ground to provide a great sensation of speed and movement and riders are held in by a unique restraint system that creates an incredible feeling of freedom and exhilaration.

Each train is made up of 14 custom-made motorbikes and 2 aero-dynamically profiled, purpose built sidecars designed specifically for the pint-sized, thrill ride enthusiast or those looking for a more relaxed ride.

Dreamworld and WhiteWater World Chief Executive Officer, Stephen Gregg said the new ride was designed to be a shared experience the whole family could enjoy.

“We want to showcase Australian motorbike racing history and celebrate its victories, milestones and most importantly, its legends through theming, memorabilia and our Hall of Fame.”

“This new attraction shows Dreamworld’s commitment to introducing cutting-edge ride technology and new experiences to the Australian market and will complement the park’s existing suite of scream machines including the Giant Drop, Tower of Terror, Cyclone Rollercoaster, Wipeout and The Claw,” he said.

“Mick Doohan’s Motocoaster will be a great escape to adrenaline, fun, excitement and anticipation and will give riders a sense of accomplishment and freedom like never before.”

“It underpins Dreamworld’s positioning as the ‘Australian theme park’ celebrating our unique Australian culture and its heroes,” Mr Gregg said.

Mick Doohan’s Motocoaster will be located in River Town on the old Vintage Cars site, the Dreamworld classic relocated to make way for Dreamworld’s new multi million dollar, moto-monster.

Get ready for hard acceleration as Dreamworld blasts further up the thrill ride ladder with Mick Doohan’s massive Motocoaster this September.

Saturday, 7 July 2007

Macquarie Leisure announces $51 million uplift in Dreamworld valuation

Macquarie Leisure Trust Group (ASX:MLE) today announced an independent revaluation of the Dreamworld theme park had delivered a $51 million uplift to $226 million as at 30 June 2006 compared to $175 million as at 31 December 2005.

The Group’s chief executive officer, Greg Shaw, advised the 29 per cent gain primarily reflected a material change in valuation assumptions. The discounted cash flow has incorporated a lower discount rate of 14 per cent, which is in line with recent market sales activity for major Australian tourism and leisure assets. Mr Shaw said the uplift also reflected the Group’s ability to improve operational performance of the asset.

“The valuation reflects the consistent revenue and profit growth of Dreamworld to date, the park’s prominent location and the favourable zoning that underwrites future prospects for ongoing development and profit growth,” he said.

Mr Shaw highlighted the favourable market environment for the Dreamworld business was also taken into account in assessing the asset’s value. “Dreamworld derives approximately 80 per cent of its customers from the domestic market, which has been supported by steady population growth in South East Queensland, major tourism accommodation developments on the Gold Coast and the ongoing availability of discounted airfares to the region,” he said.

Moreover, Dreamworld’s ability to capture this demand by establishing affiliations with other leading brands has created a range of unique attractions that appeal to all ages Macquarie Leisure Trust Group 2 and demographic markets. Standout attractions such as Wiggles World and Nick Central combined with Australia’s largest collection of major thrill rides helped to secure the impressive increase.

The valuation was completed by Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels and will be incorporated into the 30 June 2006 accounts. The valuation excludes the excess development land to the north of the Dreamworld site that forms part of the future Coomera Town Centre and excludes any construction costs associated with the recently approved water park that is being developed adjacent to Dreamworld.

Mr Shaw also advised construction of the water park was progressing well with major ride structures being erected over the coming month. “The water park will provide a new level of customer experience with an inventory of new rides and attractions never before seen in the Australian market,” he said.

The water park will be operated as a separately gated attraction, allowing the Group to promote both parks through two and three day passes designed to suit local, interstate and international markets. The water park is on track to open for business before Christmas 2006 and in time for the peak January trading period.

Thursday, 31 May 2007

Your Playground…Your Ticket Type... Your Choice!

Come and borrow a cup of sugar-coated fun at Dreamworld and WhiteWater World because great theme parks make great neighbours!

Dreamworld and WhiteWater World are launching a suite of brand new ‘freedom passes’ offering innovative options and unbeatable value.

Gone are the days of ‘one park, one price.’ Dreamworld is breaking the mould and re-defining the theme park experience giving locals a tailored ticket type with more choice, flexibility and value than ever before.

Earn your fun stripes and treat your cubs to the ultimate day out as Australia’s hottest theme parks celebrate the local community with 3 brand new ways to save.

Your Playground…Your Ticket Type…Your Choice!
Play Pass
  • $32.00 (Adults), FREE (Children under 4)
  • Launching June 1, 2007
  • Play Pass holders must be accompanied by a child under the age of 4.

Play Pass holders get the best of both worlds with unlimited access to Dreamworld and WhiteWater World.

Valid on Tuesdays only, this pocket rocket is your passport to fun giving parents with young children more freedom at a fraction of the price.

Best of all, the more you visit, the cheaper it gets! Take the play pass journey and reap the rewards with two FREE visits to Dreamworld and WhiteWater World along the way.

Ride the Big Red Car at Wiggles World, then splash and play in Wiggle Bay. It’s big value for your pint-sized party.

Special Offer for locals only: Vaild 1 June – 30 November
1 Day World Pass

* $79.00 (Adults), $57.00 (Children 4-13), FREE (Children under 4)
* Launching June 17, 2007

The 1-Day World Pass is the only theme park ticket on the Gold Coast that allows you to hop between two separate theme parks as often as you like!

Conveniently located right next door, you can tackle the hair raising rides and spine tingling slides all in one day.

The 1 Day World Pass is just for locals giving you the freedom to do what you like, when you like!

Valid 17 June – 24 December.
2 Whole Worlds of Fun in 1 Great Location!

Check out for more information and specific Terms and Conditions on the ticket types mentioned above.

All passes are available to South East Queensland residents with postcodes between 4000 and 4581, and Northern New South Wales residents with postcodes between 2460 and 2490 only.

Best of all, the freedom passes are available during June/July school holidays.

Wednesday, 9 May 2007

Introducing Indah

One of Dreamworld’s gorgeous Sumatran tiger cubs received her name this morning after a week long national naming competition on the Today Show.

Dreamworld received over 15, 000 entries online and after much deliberation, the team from Tiger Island chose the name INDAH meaning beautiful or precious in Indonesian.

The name was an extremely popular choice with over 100 viewers putting it forward. Once selected, it was the lucky Jodie Merryman's Indah entry that was randomly drawn.

Jodie was the lucky winner of an amazing family holiday to the Gold Coast and a meet and grrrreet with the adorable cubs.

For those who missed out the Dreamworld online competition is still running until next Tuesday.

The second cub's name will be announced on Friday 18th May when The Wiggles drop into Dreamworld and will be spend some one on one time with Indah and her sister.

Our website competition is currently sitting at over 30,000 entries. The winner will also receive their very own meet and grrrrrreet with the bubs in their special cubby house behind Tiger Island.

Tuesday, 24 April 2007

Maynia at Dreamworld - Cancelled

It is with extreme regret that the ‘Maynia’ live music event, to be held at Dreamworld on Saturday May 5, has been cancelled.

The organisers, Empire Events, today confirmed their decision to cancel as they were unhappy with the proposed noise modelling plans that would satisfy the Gold Coast City Council’s administration of the Environmental Protection Act.

Empire Events Managing Director, Alex Prelac said “we feel most for the thousands of fans who have purchased their tickets who won’t get to witness their favourite artists in one of the most unique venue settings in Australia.”

“The proposed noise levels would have affected the performance of the headline acts and the enjoyment levels of the patrons,” Mr Prelac said.

“Due to the nature of the acts involved, we simply couldn’t, in good conscience, go ahead with staging the event knowing the impact the proposed noise reduction levels would have on the artists, their fans and surrounding residents.”

Along with the artists, agents and managers, Empire events sincerely apologises for any inconvenience this has caused any of the patrons.

Empire Events has staged many successful events at Dreamworld including the dnd Ball and Odyssey New Years Eve attracting in excess of 6000 party goers at each event.

The cancellation of this event will in no way effect future events planned at the theme park or the strong relationship between Dreamworld and Empire Events.

Empire Events and Dreamworld will continue to work together to bring world class events and headline acts to the Gold Coast destination.

Tuesday, 3 April 2007

Sci-Fi Fantasy Night at Warner Bros. Movie World

As the official evening event for the annual Supanova Pop Culture Expo in Brisbane, Warner Bros. Movie World on the Gold Coast will be transformed into an incredible out-of-this-world Sci-Fi venue for one night only. Tickets selling fast!

On Saturday night 14th April, Movie World will become the final frontier. For one night only, from 6.00pm-10.00pm the park will come alive with a gamut of galactic fun and excitement. There will be rides, exclusive Sci-Fi shows and special guest star appearances by legends of the big screen including actor Billy Dee Williams “Lando Calrissian” from The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, along with Clayton Watson from The Matrix Trilogy. These amazing stars of the big screen will be appearing on centre stage Main Street, for an exclusive Q & A session.

Guests in park will be transported to the next dimension as they are joined by Sci-Fi characters, never before seen at Movie World. The cyber space atmosphere will include extra terrestrial sightings and the rare appearance of Martian Manhunter who will once again be re-united with the Justice League. The younger generation will also be enthralled by the antics of Duck Dodgers and his nemesis Marvin the Martian.

To celebrate all the excitement, fun and entertainment of this spectacular night time Sci-Fi event, guests will be required to dress in their most inter-galactic Sci-Fi outfit. There will be prizes, games and heaps of entertainment plus all the coast’s best rides like Batwing Spaceshot - more G force than a Space Shuttle launch! And Superman Escape rollercoaster, travel 0-100klms in 2 seconds flat!

Don’t cross over to the Dark Side! Go to the Sci-Fi Fantasy Night at Warner Bros. Movie World, the only place to experience out-of-this-world rides and attractions.

The Final Frontier: Sci-Fi Fantasy Night at Warner Bros. Movie World.
Date: Saturday night 14th April, 2007
Time: 6.00pm – 10.00pm
Dress: Sci-Fi costume
Price: $30.00 per adult, $20.00 per child and pensioner
Tickets: or 133 FUN or ticketek

Monday, 2 April 2007

First Litter of Sumatran Tiger Cubs Born at Dreamworld

Dreamworld’s first litter of Sumatran tiger cubs were born at Tiger Island on Saturday, March 31, 2007 as part of an international breeding program to save one of the most critically endangered species on Earth.

The first cub, a baby girl arrived at 7.45am weighing in at just 1.19kg. Just under an hour later, a second female cub arrived weighing just 1.18kg.

The cubs received their first post-birth health check, a weigh in yesterday and “passed with flying colours” according to Tiger Island Manager, Patrick Martin-Vegue.

“The siblings are bonding well with their mother and spend the day suckling and sleeping, which is normal behaviour during the first few weeks of their development.”

“We are very fortunate our first-time mum has adjusted so well to her new role, she has become the model parent,” Mr Martin-Vegue said.

Measuring approximately 30cm in length (head to tail), the cubs and their mother will remain in a quarantine environment for the next couple of weeks to minimise the risk of infection and allow the cub’s immune system’s to strengthen.

Dreamworld guests can view the cubs through closed circuit television monitors positioned at Tiger Island. In the next 2-3 weeks, guests will see them bouncing around their purpose built nursery and then at 6 weeks, walking around the park.

There are 125 Sumatran tigers in 57 institutions worldwide and just 29 within the Australasian regional program. Only 3 Sumatran cubs have been born in the region in the last five years.

Dreamworld is honoured and excited to welcome such an important addition to the family born to Soraya (4 yrs of age) and father, Raja (3 years of age) at Tiger Island.

Commenting on the new arrivals, Dreamworld Chief Executive Officer, Stephen Gregg said the entire team is elated with the news, “the birth of the cubs is indeed a hallmark event for Dreamworld and Tiger Island.”

“This is the very first littler of Sumatran tiger cubs born at Tiger Island. In 1998, we welcomed our Bengal tiger cubs, including the birth of the first white tiger in Australia. Almost a decade later, we celebrate another win for Dreamworld’s tiger breeding program.”

“The primary focus at this point is the health and well-being of Soraya and her cubs, and I’m pleased to report that presently, all are doing well. They will be monitored very closely over the next 48 hours and we will review their progress from there,” Mr Gregg said.

The cubs are under the watchful eyes of Dreamworld’s on-site vet, Vere Nicolson, Tiger Island Manager, Patrick Martin-Vegue and the Tiger Island team which collectively have over 40 years experience caring for and working with tigers.

Andy Goldfarb, former Tiger Island Manager will return to assist Patrick and his team over the next few months. Collectively, the pair have aided the births of more than 130 cubs.

The gestation period for tigers is between 100 to 110 days. The average litter size is between two and four cubs with a record eight reported.

“Fortunately, captive bred cubs have a 90 percent chance of survival because of their stable environment. For cubs born in the wild, the survival rate is just 25 to 50 percent due to poor nutrition, rejection by mothers and predators,” Mr Martin-Vegue said.

The Gold Coast’s first Sumatran Tiger, Soraya (meaning Princess) arrived at Dreamworld from Tier Park Zoo in Berlin, Germany on October 30, 2003 as part of The Australasian Species Management Program for Sumatran tigers, internationally recognised and supported by governments throughout the region.

3 Year old Raja (meaning King/Ruler) was selected by the international stud book coordinator for Sumatran tigers as a mate for Soraya and arrived at Dreamworld from Zoo Krefeld in Germany on December 1st, 2005 as part of the international effort to save one of the most endangered species on Earth.

Raja and Soraya live in their purpose built, off-exhibit tiger facility at Tiger Island built to Australian Standards and approved by Australian Quarantine and Inspection Services (AQIS), Environment Australia and inspected by the RSPCA.

Raja and Soraya have the purest blood lines in the Australasian region, and therefore will make an extremely significant contribution to the conservation of Sumatran Tigers in general.

“Soraya is an extremely inquisitive tiger with an easy-going nature. We have certainly developed a great relationship,” Mr Martin-Vegue said.

“Raja has also had very limited human contact so is unable to be handled. He’s a little more temperamental and certainly likes to let us know who’s boss.”

With less than 400 left in the wild, Sumatran tigers are listed as one of the world’s most critically endangered species by the Convention for International Trade of Endangered Species of Flora and Fauna (CITES), supported by 190 countries world wide.

Dreamworld’s Tiger Island was nominated as the new home for Soraya and Raja, by the international Species Coordinator for Sumatran and Amur Tigers, Sarah Christie, a leading member of the European Endangered Species Program and Curator for London Zoo.

Ms Christie visited Dreamworld in 2001 and said she based her decision on the park’s existing tiger facilities, expertise, significant conservation efforts and the need to increase the genetic diversity of Sumatran Tigers in the Australasian region.

The importation of Raja and Soraya confirms Dreamworld's commitment to the regional captive management program for this critically endangered species and will allow further engagement with the region's zoos for its long term recovery.

“Our aim is to ensure the appropriate genetic management of the remaining captive population of the species and raise conservation funds to support on the ground initiatives such as educating people within those areas where tigers are found in their natural habitat. This will also provide a safety valve that will prevent the extinction of the species,” Mr Martin-Vegue said.

“We are very proud of our ongoing efforts to help save tigers in the wild through donations and on
the ground support,” Mr Martin-Vegue said.

“The cubs are another step to help save this magnificent species from extinction. They will be raised here at Tiger Island until they are required by other zoos for breeding.”

Sumatran Tigers are smaller and darker than Bengal tigers. Raja currently weighs about 130 kilograms in comparison to male Bengal tigers who can tip the scales at 230 kilograms.

Dreamworld’s Tiger Island is also home to seven Bengal tigers and two cougars and plays a leading role in tiger conservation world-wide through donations and hands-on involvement with conservation field projects actively saving tigers in the wild.

“Our conservation through education approach at Tiger Island aims to increase public awareness of the grim future faced by tigers in the wild. Soraya’s cubs reinforce Dreamworld’s quest to maintain the survival of this magnificent species,” Mr Martin Vegue said.

In addition to supporting the Sumatran Tiger Program, Dreamworld makes a significant contribution to tiger conservation on a global scale through the park’s Tiger Fund.

To date, Dreamworld has donated over $650,000 to saving tigers in the wild through the Dreamworld Tiger Fund by donating directly to the following programs.

  • Flora and Fauna International
  • LifeForce Satpura National Park Project India
  • 21st Century Tiger (another UK based charity)
  • Sumatran Tiger project
  • Taman Safari Park
  • The Phoenix Fund

Working closely with these organisations, Dreamworld actively contributes to anti-poaching activity including anti-poaching patrols on the ground in Indonesia, India and Russia, Ranger salaries, the purchase of medical equipment and patrol vehicles, intelligence and legal activity.

The money also goes towards regeneration and protection of tiger habitat including village relocation.

A registered zoo, Dreamworld is located on Queensland’s Gold Coast, 25 minutes north of Surfers Paradise and 40 minutes from Brisbane. The park is open from 10am to 5pm every day except Christmas Day and Anzac Day morning (25/4).

Wednesday, 24 January 2007

Batwing Spaceshot Now Open

From out of this world and beyond the darkness comes a fantastic new Super Hero thrill ride attraction for Warner Bros. Movie World!

BATWING SPACESHOT, the latest in cutting edge, adrenalin pumping thrill rides was launched on Wednesday 20th December 2006 to complement the fantastic array of extreme rides now on offer at the Gold Coast’s favourite theme park.

The awesome new Batwing Spaceshot is a rapid 4.5G vertical launch up a 60 meter tower, followed by a drop into a breathtaking negative descent – beyond freefall!

Batwing Spaceshot is the first of its kind in Australia, and adopts the theme of one of DC Comic’s most popular Super Heroes, Batman.

Wednesday, 10 January 2007

Kids' WB Fun Zone opens!

Kids of all ages will love the fun and fantasy of the fantastic NEW Kids' WB! Fun Zone - a magical cartoon world for the young and the young at heart! Home to all your favourite Looney Tunes characters including - Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety, Sylvester, Wile E. Coyote, Porky Pig and Foghorn Leghorn.

Search for that wascally wabbit Bugs Bunny in the Looney Tunes River Ride, board the Yosemite Sam Railroad and blast off on Marvin The Martian Rocket you'll also find an array of other colourful cartoon-themed rides including the Sylvester and Tweety Cages, Taz's Hollywood Cars or get wet in the Looney Tunes Splash Zone – an awesome interactive water fountain.

Then, brave the Road Runner Rollercoaster - Australia's only family rollercoaster. Join Wile E. Coyote as he chases the Road Runner from the ACME Fireworks Factory through the Arizona Desert in an exciting journey of twists and turns, ups and downs. It's a fun and fast adventure for the whole family to enjoy.

And - just launched in time for the school holidays, two gorgeous new rides are now situated in the new Kids' WB! Fun Zone. The all-new Looney Tunes Carousel is a wonderful carnival theme of colour and lights that is sure to entertain and delight, plus you can't go past the breath-taking new Sylvester's Pounce'n'Bounce this new and exciting ride is a mini thrill ride - just for kids!