Thursday, 30 December 2010

ZipLine opened at Wet'n'Wild Water World

Fly through the air on the ZipLine at Wet’n’Wild*

Your heart will race as you speed acorss 200 metres of extreme ZipLine from the top of Whitewater Mountain to the Wave Pool.

There's no better way to catch a bird's eye view of the park while speeding across Wet'n'Wild's custom ZipLine.

The ZipLine offers great family fun with three lines stretching fromone side of Wet'n'Wild to the other so you can challenge the family to the ultimate ZipLine experience.

To book visit the Clocktower once inside Wet'n'Wild!

*Pay as you play attraction

Rider Requirements:
  • Guests must be a minimum height of 110 cm to participate.
  • Guests must be a minimum weight of 30 kgs and a maximum weight of 110 kgs to participate.
  • For safety reasons, this attraction is restricted by height, weight and physical limitations eg: pregnancy, heart, neck or back disorders,high/low blood pressure, seizures/epilepsy, motion sickness. Eyewear, goggles, hard or fibreglass casts and prosthesis are not permitted.
  • Large jewellery items, watches, necklaces, bracelets, loose items of clothing are also not permitted.
  • Due to the nature of this attraction, expectant mothers are not permitted to ride.
  • Guests must adhere to all operating procedures as directed by staff.
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Thursday, 23 December 2010

Expansion Continues at Disney California Adventure Park

As we look forward to 2011, we are excited to share that we are making great progress on the expansion of Disney California Adventure park. The year 2010 has been very exciting. In June, we made a big splash with “World of Color,” the nighttime spectacular that is wowing guests every night. On October 29, we reached an exciting milestone with Cars Land with the topping out of the Cadillac Mountain range – about 125 feet in the air. And, many of you have seen The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure and Goofy’s Sky School coming to life along the parade route. Both are scheduled to open in 2011 along with new restaurants and shops as we finish the entire Paradise Pier expansion.

Now, as we move toward a new year, expansion continues. In January, our efforts move to the front of the park.

On Jan. 4, we will begin making way for a new entrance modeled after the legendary Pan-Pacific Auditorium. This means, the “CALIFORNIA” letters will be removed, and we plan to save these icons for possible future use. Now’s the time to get your photos!

As this work continues, we are making adjustments to the Disney California Adventure Main Entrance area, including relocation of some Guest service areas. We’ll keep you informed about those here on the Disney Parks Blog as soon as we have specific dates and locations.

Also on Jan. 4, we will begin the transformation of the Sunshine Plaza area into Buena Vista Street inside the Main Entrance. When complete, it will represent Los Angeles as it was when Walt Disney arrived on the west coast in the 1920s.

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Sunday, 19 December 2010

Kings Dominion's Intimidator 305 update

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Terminator X opens at Six Flags Mexico

Terminator X: A Laser Battle for Salvation is a themed indoor laser skirmish attraction created by Lynton V. Harris of Sudden Impact Entertainment.

Groups of 30 guests enter a briefing room. Each player is given instructions and battle gear in this room. They are then ushered into the themed arena where the combat takes place. For approximately five minutes two teams of 15 not only battle against each other but also against the intelligent arena and against 12 characters from the Terminator series.

The first Terminator X attraction debuted at the Royal Adelaide Show in Australia in 2009. It was then moved to Adventure World in Perth, Western Australia later that year for the summer season. In early 2010, that particular installation was shipped to the United States. By May 2010, the attraction had opened at both La Ronde in Montreal, Canada, and at Sunway Lagoon in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.

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Six Flags remove licensed themeing

Six Flags are in the process of removing the licensed themeing from their attractions to cut back on costs.

Six Flags America
  • Thomas Town » Whistlestop Park
    • Thomas the Tank Engine » Whistlestop Train
    • Harold the Helicopter » Whistlestop Whirlybirds
    • Bertie the Bus » Whistlestop Bus Line
    • Thomas Town Play Structure » Whistlestop Park Playground
    • Thomas Town Pop Jet Fountain » Splash Zone
    • Sodor Carnival Ferris Wheel » Up, Up & Away
    • Cranky the Crane Tower Ride » Sky Jumper
    • Diesel Derby » Happy Junction
  • Tony Hawk's Halfpipe » The Halfpipe

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
  • Thomas Town » Seaside Junction
    • Thomas the Tank Engine » Seaside Railway
    • Harold the Helicopter » Air Penguins
    • Bertie the Bus » Merlin's Seaside Tours
  • Tony Hawk's Big Spin » Big Spin

Six Flags Fiesta Texas
  • Tony Hawk's Big Spin » Big Spin
  • Wiggles' World » KIDZOPOLIS
    • Big Red Planes » ZoomJets
    • Wiggly Trail Ride » Buckarooz
    • Big Red Cars » Krazy Kars
    • Romp Bomp a Stomp » Kiddee Koaster
    • Yummy Yummy Fruit Salad » Up, Up & Away
    • S.S. Feathersword's Playship » Splish Splash Zone

Six Flags Great Adventure
  • Wiggles' World » Safari Kids
    • Big Red Planes » Air Safari
    • Bouncin with Wags » Jumpin' Joey
    • Big Red Cars » Safari Tours
    • Dorothy's Balloons » Sky Zooma

Six Flags Great America
  • Wiggles' World » KIDZOPOLIS
    • Big Red Planes » ZoomJets
    • Bouncin with Wags » Bouncer
    • Big Red Cars » Krazy Kars
    • Dorothy's Rosy Tea Cups » Krazy Kups
    • Yummy Yummy Fruit Salad » Up, Up & Away
    • S.S. Feathersword » Pirate's Playship
    • Henry's Splish Splash » Splish Splash Zone

Six Flags Magic Mountain
  • Terminator Salvation: The Ride » Apocalypse
  • Thomas Town » Unknown

Six Flags New England
  • Mr. Six's Splash Island » Splash Island
  • Thomas Town » Unknown
  • Wiggles' World » KIDZOPOLIS
    • Big Red Planes » Whirlybirdz
    • Big Red Cars » Krazy Kars
    • Wags' Doggie Copters » ZoomJets
    • Dorothy's Rosy Tea Cups » Krazy Kups
    • Henry's Underwater Swing Band » Zinger Swings
    • S.S. Feathersword Pirate Ship and Henry's Splish Splash » Splish Splash Zone
    • Cold Spaghetti Western Wheel » Unknown

Six Flags Over Georgia
  • Thomas Town » Whistlestop Park
    • Thomas the Tank Engine » Whistlestop Train

Six Flags Over Texas
  • Tony Hawk's Big Spin » Big Spin

Six Flags St. Louis
  • Evel Knievel » American Thunder
  • Tony Hawk's Big Spin » Big Spin

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Europe’s first Ben 10 roller coaster coming to Drayton Manor Theme Park

Ben 10, the smash-hit cartoon hero, is set to make the award-winning Drayton Manor Theme Park, near Tamworth, Staffordshire, his new home.

In a move that will delight tens of thousands of youngsters, Europe’s first ever Ben 10 roller coaster ride will open at Drayton Manor for Easter 2011, following an exclusive deal between the park and Turner CN Enterprises, the brand’s licensor.

Ben 10 is a hugely popular children’s programme, broadcast on Cartoon Network, which follows the adventures of 10-year-old Ben Tennyson, who is able to turn into a variety of alien superheroes, each with unique powers, thanks to his mysterious Omnitrix watch.

The exciting new roller coaster will be part of an amazing Cartoon Network Street, which will include a fully branded restaurant and shop, selling Ben 10 merchandise and products relating to other shows on Cartoon Network.

Children and their parents will get to revel in the world of Ben 10 even before they get on the ride with queue entertainment. Full details of the ride will be unveiled closer to the launch.

Colin Bryan, Managing Director of Drayton Manor Theme Park, said: “Drayton Manor has a reputation for firsts. We opened Europe’s first Thomas Land£ in 2008, and we have Europe’s first stand up rollercoaster (Shockwave), as well as the world’s first stand up tower drop ride (Apocalypse).

“Drayton Manor first opened to the public in 1950. Over the past 61 years we have always invested in first class rides and attractions to ensure our visitors have the best possible day out. This is why I am confident that this new Ben 10 themed rollercoaster will be an amazing and popular addition to the park.”

Turner CN Enterprises’ UK Licensing Director Graham Saltmarsh said: “We’re thrilled to be launching a Ben 10 roller coaster ride in the UK, which quite literally is set to take the brand to new heights! It’s very much in line with the action and excitement that fans associate with their hero and a fantastic profile-raising event, which enables us to create another touch point for Ben 10 fans to interact with their favourite character.”

Drayton Manor, the UK’s biggest independently owned theme park, welcomes over 1.2 million visitors every year.

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Saturday, 18 December 2010

Legoland Florida Countdown to October 2011 Opening

Using an interactive multi‐media video presentation, LEGOLAND® Florida unveiled detailed plans today mapping out the ten lands of the family theme park
and announcing the sale of advance‐purchase tickets and annual passes. Opening in October 2011, LEGOLAND Florida will be a 150‐acre full‐day theme park geared specifically to families with children ages 2 to 12. There will be more than 50 interactive rides, shows and attractions including amazing LEGO® models making it unlike any other theme park in Florida.

“With exactly one year until we open, the countdown really begins now, “said Adrian Jones, LEGOLAND Florida’s General Manager, to a group of 150 guests at the Park’s 4‐D Theater. “We are thrilled to announce the layout of the Park and give details of what rides and attractions will be housed in each of our ten specially‐themed lands. Much thought and creativity has gone into the design of this fantastic Park and we are excited to present it for the first time today.”

The ten different lands of LEGOLAND Florida are The Beginning, Fun Town, Miniland USA, Castle Hill, Land of Adventure, XTreme, LEGO City, Imagination Zone, Pirate Cove and DUPLO® Village.

Jones also announced that one‐day tickets and annual passes are now available at with pre‐opening discounts. For a limited time, LEGOLAND Florida tickets are $65 for adults and $55 for children and seniors. Standard Annual Passes purchased now through the end of the year are available at the children’s prices of $99. A lifetime pass is available for $2,500 and is the perfect gift for the ultimate LEGO fan and includes unlimited admission, discounts on preferred parking, special events, plus discounts on food and merchandise.

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Ferrari World inaugurated

HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, last night officially inaugurated Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, the world’s first Ferrari theme park, on Yas Island.

Pressing a button in the shape of the iconic Ferrari World Abu Dhabi roof structure, HH Sheikh Mohammed paid tribute to the vision of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, “who is keen on turning the UAE into a global magnet of sports and recreational tourism through a diverse portfolio of projects that will have substantial impact on the national economy and social development.”

“The ambitious development projects in progress in Abu Dhabi will help position the Emirate prominently on the global map as a sought after tourist destination. Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is a quality addition to our tourism industry which is one of the pillars of our national economy,” Sheikh Mohammed said.

Hosted by Aldar Properties and Ferrari SpA, the event attracted 2000 VIP guests including HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ruler’s Representative in the Western Region; Lt. General HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister; Sheikh Dr HH Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Member of the Executive Council; HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Finance Department; Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research; Sheikh Ahmed bin Saif Al Nahyan, Member of the Executive Council; Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoon, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority; Mohammed Ahmed Al Bawardi, Secretary General of the Executive Council; and senior government officials.

Guests including Mr Franco Frattini, Italian Foreign Minister; Giorgio Starace, Italian Ambassador to the UAE; Mr Luca di Montezemolo, Chairman of Ferrari; and Ferrari Formula 1 team drivers Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa were treated to a spectacular show to celebrate the achievement of Aldar and Ferrari in delivering the world’s largest indoor theme park.

The show – titled Power meets Elegance – was inspired by the history of Abu Dhabi and the story of Ferrari. Seen through the eyes of a young boy, the vision-like story weaves these two strands together to the fulfilment of the dream of Ferrari World Abu Dhabi. The two cultures are blended together through an incredible mix of live action, acrobatics, advanced film projection techniques and original music.

The show starts with an incredible aerial dance of the traditional UAE pearl divers surrounded by a 3D marine world projection. The atmosphere then escalates into a magnificent dance of flying dancers and Ferrari engine pistons arriving to the first climax when Puccini's "un bel di" is sung by an opera singer.

HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan launched the grand finale which explodes with an incredible series of gigantic projections, flying pearl divers, live orchestra and a unique and amazing firework display that enhances to the rhythm of the music the whole Ferrari World Abu Dhabi building.

Following the spectacular show, HH Sheikh Mohammed toured the park, intermingling with the guests and congratulating the developers for what he termed as an outstanding achievement.

A record number of more than 140 Ferraris travelled across the United Arab Emirates to join the event guided to Yas Island by Abu Dhabi Police. Ferrari Middle East & Africa in association with Al Tayer Motors, the official Ferrari importer for the UAE, and the Emirates’ Ferrari Owners' Club organized the event as a tribute to the grand opening of Ferrari World Abu Dhabi.

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi has already captured the imagination of thousands of visitors from around the globe with a range of unique and thrilling attractions including Formula Rossa, the world’s fastest roller coaster, and Speed of Magic, the region’s first four dimensional fantasy ride.

Ahmed Al Sayegh, Chairman of Aldar Properties:

“We are indeed privileged by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed’s presence at inauguration of Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, an achievement that coincides with our celebration of the UAE National Day. It also gives us great pleasure to welcome His Excellency Franco Frattini, the Italian Foreign Minister and the distinguished guests to the grand opening. Aldar’s work with Ferrari was a

meeting of minds with a clear vision to create an experience that is unique, fun and inspirational.

This unique new attraction at the heart of Yas Island is creating excitement, not just here in Abu Dhabi, but around the world. With more than 500 million people watching the final race in this year’s Formula 1 season only three weeks ago, the eyes of the world will instantly recognize this amazing structure.

Yas Island is an integral part of the government’s ambitious strategy to develop tourism in the Emirate. We are extremely proud at Aldar to be able to contribute to this strong vision through our development work here, and across the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.”

Luca di Montezemolo, Chairman of Ferrari:

“I would like to thank all those who made this dream a reality, and in particular our partners and the leadership of Abu Dhabi. The park just 4 years ago was a project, an idea, maybe even a too ambitious idea, and it is now a fantastic reality.

We are very proud of our partners Aldar who share with Ferrari the same passion, the same vision, the same will to go beyond. This park combines innovative technology and tradition; it is dedicated not only to Ferrari fans and car enthusiastic, but to the whole family. It has the real touch of Ferrari: how things really are for us, with our exclusive GT road cars and racing cars, but also our history and our cultural background.

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is a symbol, built actively on the heritage that Italy represents for the world. But I also like to think that this Ferrari Theme park can be a small contribution to reinforcing the bridge between our two cultures.”

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Penguin Encounter to open Boxing Day at Sea World

Visit Sea World and enter the amazing frozen world of Penguin Encounter.

The stunning new exhibit will be home to the world's second largest penguin species, the King penguin which stands almost one metre tall. As well as the agile Gentoo penguin with its distinctive bright red bill and long tail.

The spectacular new exhibit will feature icy rock formations and a crystal clear pool. Witness the agility and grace of these incredible penguins from spacious elevated and underwater viewing areas.

The new Penguin Encounter exhibit will make Sea World the only place in Australia where you can see King, Gentoo and Fairy penguins in the one location.

  • $12 million
  • 220,000 L
  • 90 Sqm
  • Underwater and above water viewing
  • 6 king penguins
  • 6 gentoo penguins
  • Another 12 penguins to arrive by March 2011

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Jet Stunt Extreme for Sea World

Take your next visit to Sea World to the EXTREME!

Letting loose this summer is Sea World's awesome new Jet Stunt Extreme featuring some of the world's best jet ski stunt performers.

The visually spectacular show will run for a limited season only, 16 December to 23 January 2011, and is sure to wow the holiday crowds.

Jet Stunt Extreme will blow your mind with totally cool aerial flips and jumps during a high energy live performance twice each day at Sea World's Lake.

The show will include some dynamic Jet Stunt sequences as well as land based action and will star some of the industry's top competitors.

Direct from the UK, 19 year old Lee Stone is widely recognised as one of the single greatest freestyle riders the world has ever seen. With three European Titles, three British titles and four World Titles under his belt, it's no wonder Jet Skier Magazine call him 'The most exciting young talent in the world of freestyle.'

Joining Lee on the Sea World Lake will be Jon Cooke, Former X Games Gold Medal Winner and first Australian Flat Water Freestyle Champion. Jon is known in the region as Australia's premier freestyler.

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Join the Summer Funomenon at Dreamworld this summer

Dreamworld, Australia's favourite family theme park turns the big three-o in 2011. To celebrate the history and what is yet to come, the theme park is cranking up the excitement these holidays with the Dreamworld Summer FUNomenon. With ten new shows for this holiday period (27 December to 21 January), the two parks will be bursting with fun and the best way to enjoy the season is with a $69 Summer Passport giving you unlimited access to both Dreamworld and WhiteWater World until 30 June, 2011.

Enjoy all your favourite thrills, test out the reloaded and reversed Tower of Terror II, spot our tiger cub Pi, and take in the brand new line-up of summer fun entertainment.

Dorothy the Dinosaur Show
Enjoy some time with your mini wigglers as they dance with Dorothy and shake their hips with Wags the Dog. Fairy Clare goes on a journey to deliver a letter to Dorothy inviting her for rosy tea.

The Wiggles Hits Show
Dreamworld welcomes a never-before-seen Wiggles show featuring characters based on the famous four. Join in all the Wiggly moves as they sing, dance and play guitar to their favourite hits from the past 20 years.

The Goldie Show
The Goldie Show will entertain all the family with gags, jokes and clowning around. This summer, Goldie will show off his magic tricks and juggling skills in a series of fun, interactive games with prizes to be won.

The Kenny Koala Show
Throughout Dreamworld’s 30 years Kenny Koala has made millions of children smile. Reminisce as Kenny joins his friends, Belinda Brown and Cooee the Gumnut Fairy as they perform songs and dances from throughout Dreamworld’s 30 years.

Mass Sliming
Have the slime of your life at WhiteWater World this summer for the nation’s only Mass Sliming. Get messy and mucky as kids literally turn ‘green’ when Nickelodeon’s Pipeline Plunge dumps 1000 litres of green goop.

Spongebob 3D
SpongeBob SquarePants will draw you into his underwater home at Bikini Bottom in the new SpongeBob 3D movie. Stop into the Krusty Krab for a Krabby Patty, visit the Jelly Fish fields and fall into Rock Bottom as SpongeBob tries to find out why Patrick Starfish stole his pickle.
- Replaced at the last minute by The Curse of Skull Rock in Digital 3D.

The Curse of Skull Rock in Digital 3D
In the cutthroat world of Pirates one rule holds fast ‐ "No Girls!" Too bad for would‐be cabin girl JILL HOPKINS, who longs to become a real Pirate like her long lost father. But when she discovers a map to his lost treasure she is taken aboard by the meanest, fattest, stinkiest Pirate on the seven seas: CAPTAIN SCABB; and together they set sail on a swashbuckling adventure to find the legendary Skull Rock. But can Jill trust the treacherous Scabb to help her find fame, fortune ‐ and her father?

The Illusion Show featuring Matt Hollywood
Each evening, one of Australia’s most renowned Comedy Magicians, Matt Hollywood will wow Dreamworld guests with a line-up of unforgettable illusions.

Australian Sheep Shearing Show
The brand new Dreamworld Woolshed is now home to a variety of farm yard animals, and the brand new Australian Sheep Shearing show.

30 year Jukebox Show
Take a roller-coaster ride through the pop-culture that has made waves since Dreamworld first opened at the 30 Year Jukebox Show. Live musicians will interact with the audience to generate a medley of songs that wrap up the last three decades of movie and music hits.

Dreamworld Dreamtime
Long long ago when the Dreamtime first began, the Koombamerri people roamed the area of the Gold Coast and gathered around the Coomera River, creating stories, songs and dances that echoed every occasion: stories about hunting, songs about animals, and dances that celebrate the spirituality of the land and its legends. Today the descendants of the Koombamerri people will bring their magic to Dreamworld

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Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Dreamworld Celebrates 30 years with a Massive Summer FUNomenon

Dreamworld turns the big three-o in 2011 and to celebrate the history and what is yet to come, the theme park is cranking up the excitement these holidays with the Dreamworld Summer FUNomenon.

The two parks will be bursting with fun and the best way to enjoy the season is with a $69 Summer Passport which gives the holder unlimited access to both Dreamworld and WhiteWater World until 30 June, 2011. Enjoy all your favourite thrills, test out the reloaded and reversed Tower of Terror II, spot our tiger cub Pi, or take in the brand new line-up of summer fun entertainment.

Ten new shows will be launched this holiday period and are set to make crowds of all ages laugh, gasp and cheer, from the tiniest tot to the biggest kid in the family.

Starting with the littlies, a touch of Wiggles World will appear in Main Street twice a day with the Wiggles Hits show which will feature brand new Wiggles characters based on the famous four and all their favourite songs for mini wigglers to move their feet. Plus, back by popular demand is the Dorothy the Dinosaur Show featuring Wags the Dog, Captain Feathersword, Fairy Clare and of course, Dorothy.

For those who enjoy plenty of gags, jokes and clowning around, the Goldie the Clown Show, featuring Dreamworld’s resident clown, will appear in Main Street each day and is bound to result in side-splitting laughter.

The perfect place to enjoy a cool drink and a spot out of the summer sun is in the recently renovated Dreamworld Cinemas where 3D short films will play throughout the day. Featured titles and session times are available in park.

Millions of Aussie kids have visited Dreamworld through its 30 years and someone who has made each one of them smile is Kenny the Koala, Dreamworld’s original mascot. Bringing back the memories, Kenny will be sporting his vintage outfit from the 80s and will welcome back Cooee the Gumnut Fairy for a special highlights show from Kenny’s 30 years.

Extended opening hours allow guests to catch more of the FUNomenon and as day turns to evening the real magic begins with an Illusion show featuring renowned comedy magician Matt Hollywood.

Last but not least is the 30 Year Jukebox Show which caps off the perfect day at Dreamworld. Live musicians will interact with the audience to generate a medley of songs that wrap up the past three decades of music hits. Reminisce about your first date back in ’92 or name the year you were born and the talented ensemble will perform the hits that were hip in that year.

Guests will also be able to take in the park’s Big 6 thrill rides, and WhiteWater World’s waterslide spills plus the Dreamworld Dreamtime show and the Australian Sheep Shearing Show in the all new Dreamworld Woolshed. Plus, duck into WhiteWater World for mass Slimings at the Nickelodeon Pipeline Plunge each day at 4pm and 5pm.

Dreamworld’s Summer FUNomenon kicks off from 27 December through to 21 January.

Blame Dreamworld for this Summer's Most Catchy Anthem

Dreamworld has enlisted the creativity of one of Brisbane’s most exciting up and coming bands, Blame Ringo, to write the anthem that is the soundtrack for the park’s Summer FUNomenon.

In celebration of the themepark’s 30th birthday in 2011, Blame Ringo have given new life to the park’s memorable 1980’s advertising jingle “Dreamworld One Day Holiday”, creating a brand new tune that is inescapably catchy and currently sweeping televisions throughout Australia.

Guitarist Jessiah Cocks explains that the song took just a few days for the band to create with each member writing their own variation of the concept before the team came together to decide on the final version.

“We tried to make the song a good reflection of what Dreamworld is, so it’s light and fun and full of energy,” said Jessiah.

Complete with a music video filmed onsite at Dreamworld, the song is the promotional track for Dreamworld’s Summer FUNomenon, a campaign which encompasses a massive offering of ten new shows designed to entertain the whole family and two brand new attractions; the Dreamworld Woolshed and the Dreamworld Cinema.

Having each grown up in Brisbane, the group spent time reminiscing about previous Dreamworld experiences to create a song that reflects the emotion and fun of a family trip to the park.

Drummer Jack Parkes said, “It’s a fun and lively tune and we created it to feel like you would listen to it driving down the highway on your way to Dreamworld with the windows down and the sunnies on.”

“Some great memories of mine have been from trips to Dreamworld, especially the latest visit when we filmed the video clip and we all became men and braved the Tower of Terror II”

‘Blame Ringo’ formed in late 2007 finding each other through newspaper ads, local gigs and football teams and in October released their second album ‘Too Strange For Avery’.
Rave Magazine recently reviewed the band writing, "These locals have found an appealing balance – a pop group who don’t take themselves too seriously, but seriously enough to write superb songs."

Blame Ringo will make several appearances with Dreamworld over the summer and agree that the partnership has presented a spring board for future opportunities.

Lead Vocalist Peter Kilroy said, “The opportunity has allowed us to widen our audience and it feels like we have really stepped into something new.”

“Every band looks to develop their sound and this has been a good exercise for us to be able to do that. We’re looking forward to a fun summer.”

Fair Dinkum Fun at Dreamworld's Australian Sheep Shearing Show

If you’re looking for a laugh and some good old fashioned, fair dinkum fun then head to The Australian Sheep Shearing Show at Dreamworld.

It’s a light hearted look at life on an Australian farm where guests can learn to pat a llama, crack a whip, shear a sheep and experience an Aussie favourite, delicious scones and billy tea.

Showcasing the very best of Australia in one great location, The Australian Sheep Shearing Show is held in the newly built Dreamworld Woolshed which comfortable fits 400 guests with perfect views of the larrikin lads and all their farmyard friends.

The stars of the show are real life shearers who give guests a tongue-in-cheek taste of our unique Australian bush culture and a lesson on life in the outback. Not to forget the sheep, cattle dogs, python, and swooping owl.

For a whip-cracking good time, the Australian Sheep Shearing Show is a must-see, with three shows daily at 10.00am, 11.00am, and 2.00pm.

The Australian Sheep Shearing Show is part of Dreamworld’s Australian Wildlife Experience, home to over 450 native animals and birds. Cuddle a koala, relax with the kangaroos and get up close to gigantic crocs, emus, dingoes, wombats, Tasmanian devils, cassowaries and other Aussie icons.

Dreamworld is located on Queensland’s Gold Coast, 30 minutes north of Surfers Paradise and 45 minutes from Brisbane. The park is open from 10am to 5pm every day except Christmas Day and Anzac Day morning (25/4).