Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Penguin Encounter Animal Adventure

Become an Antarctic Adventurer at Sea World!

Sea World has launched its ‘coolest’ new Animal Adventure program – Penguin Antarctic Adventure.

The new program allows guests to don special snow gear and head out onto the ice with the King and Gentoo penguins in Sea World’s Penguin Encounter exhibit.

Sea World Assistant Director of Marine Sciences Mark Craig said that the Penguins are just amazing fun to watch and getting out on the ice with them is a really unique experience.

“Guests will experience a back of house tour of the exhibit before joining the playful and inquisitive penguins in their sub zero home”.

“Penguin Encounter is a world class exhibit which has already proven extremely popular with children and adults alike and this new animal adventure is a great opportunity to meet and interact with the penguins at close quarters,” he said.

The $12M Penguin Encounter exhibit is a slice of Antarctica at Sea World which is home to 24 penguins and features icy rock formations and a crystal clear pool for the penguins to explore.

King and Gentoo Penguins are important ambassadors for climate change and Sea World guests can learn about the effects of climate change in the Antarctic region in the Penguin Encounter educational exhibition.

The program, which commences on 1 July 2011, includes a souvenir photograph and can be booked by calling 133 FUN or visiting

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Sunday, 26 June 2011

Kid's World - where kids really do rule

Dreamworld’s top family attraction, is bursting with 10 different rides and attractions, all designed with kids in mind.

The largest kids’ zone at a Gold Coast theme park, Kid's World is a whole new world of fun for families with children aged four to 12 years. What you need to know


1. Rainforest Rampage … Kids will have a ball in this foam ball play factory filled with 20,000 colourful foam balls, moved around by 28 vacuums and compressed air cannons. Kids can blast Mum, Dad and friends as they rampage through an interactive two storey adventure playground.

2. The Swinger Zinger …Zoom through the skies on this aerial chair ride in a ride. A mix between traditional fun and fast tech, it’s bound to have the kids laughing out loud.

3. Bumper Beach ... Everyone’s favourite fairground fun, kids can dodge, duck and spin around their friends every day in the dodgem arena.

4. The Mighty-Go-Round … A turntable of twists to enchant the smallest of tots, Dreamworld’s carousel of fun is home to painted ponies. Relive your childhood excitement and be enthralled as you go round, and round, and round again.

5. Remota Cars and Trucks … In between spinning wizzing and twirling, why not take charge of our toy trucks at the Remota cars and trucks.


1. The SkyRocket Rollercoaster… Hang on to this incredible suspended family coaster! Shoot through the sky as you duck and weave through the atmosphere on an intergalactic adventure before returning safely back on earth. Australia’s first suspended family rollercoaster SkyRocket stands 18 metres high and offers plenty of tummy jumping thrills for the whole family, the 342 metre track weighs 200 tonnes and incorporates six km of cabling.

2. Kite Flyer ... Dreamworld's Kite Flyer will take you on a journey that soars up into the air swirling around, dipping and rising as if you were on the end of a rope. The closest thing to feeling like you are flying, Kite Flyer is the perfect ride for kids and parents to enjoy together.

3. The Avalanche… Spin-out on a crazy mountain adventure and dash around in the dark inside Dreamworld's tallest sculpture.

4. Reef Diver … Forget the flippers, you won't need them on this giant whiling whirlpool of fun. But you will need the ear plugs as you and your friends test their tonsils when Reef Diver rises to a nerve-wracking vertical height. Be careful! It’s only centrifugal force that keeps you stuck in your seat.

Aside from this, why not meet all your favourite Dreamworld stars including Kenny Koala and Belinda Brown and Goldie the Clown every day of the year!

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Friday, 24 June 2011

The Big Theme Park Pass is Back!

The Gold Coast’s big three favourite theme parks, Sea World, Movie World and Wet’n’Wild Water World have announced the return of Australia’s biggest theme park deal - the revolutionary VIP Pass!

With a host of exciting new attractions and shows planned for 2011 including MonsterMoto Xtreme at Warner Bros. Movie World this June school holidays, the VIP Pass is the best way to experience amazing theme park fun while getting the best bang for your buck.

The new VIP pass provides unlimited entry to Sea World, Movie World and Wet’n’Wild Water World until June 30, 2012 for the incredible price of just $99.99 for renewing pass holders.

Village Roadshow Theme Parks Director of Sales, Annette Pearce said that the aim was to continue to provide a great value, one-stop pass to fun and entertainment which is available to families Australia-wide.

“We have listened to what our visitors want and it’s a big bang for their entertainment dollar and the VIP Pass offers affordable fun for families at the Gold Coast’s big 3 theme parks.”

“The VIP Pass really is the best deal around because it gives unlimited entry to three theme parks for a whole year, so you can visit over and over again, plus there is a truly exciting line-up of new attractions opening this year.”

“We are also rewarding our existing VIP pass holders by offering them a special price of $99.99 to renew their tickets before July 31 2011,” she said.

This year will also see a new addition to the VIP Pass offering with the VIP Gold ticket which not only provides unlimited entry to Sea World, Warner Bros. Movie World and Wet’n’Wild Water World until 30 June 2012, but also includes one entry to each of our signature after dark events at Movie World Fright Nights and White Christmas.

The VIP Pass also provides a host of discounts and bonus offers available exclusively to pass holders.

So for the best value and BIGGEST theme park ticket in town visit or call 133 FUN. The $99.99 VIP Pass renewal special is a strictly limited offer to current VIP Pass holders which ends on 31 July 2011.

For new pass holders the VIP Pass price is from $109.99 and is on sale for a limited time only from 1 July 2011.

Why not make your big theme park holiday complete with a stay at Sea World Resort & Water Park. Phone 1800 074 448 or visit for a great range of packages.

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Thursday, 23 June 2011

MotoMonster Xtreme Tears into Movie World!

Monster truck mania and Freestyle Motocross superstars will take over Warner Bros. Movie World’s Hollywood Stunt Driver arena beginning tomorrow - June 24 until July 18 2011 - in a spectacular display of extreme motorsport.

The highlight of the new show entitled ‘MotoMonster Xtreme’ will be a 1000hp, 3.5M tall Monster Truck valued at $300,000 which performs unbelievable stunts.

‘MotoMonster Xtreme’ will also feature dare devil Freestyle Moto X riders defying gravity as they jump 75 feet through the air while performing edge of your seat tricks in a fearless display of FMX skill.

Movie World Show and Entertainment Manager Christophe Broadway said that this show will be an absolute highlight for the school holidays.

“MotoMonster Xtreme will feature world class riders including a world champion freestyle trial rider as well as Australia's leading freestyle team, the ShowTime FMX Kawasaki team.”

“The star of the show is sure to be the Monster Truck. This huge truck will use a specially designed ramp to launch into a spectacular aerial manoeuvre which will wow the audience,” he said.

‘MotoMonster Xtreme’ will run twice daily and the best way to experience it is with a VIP Pass which provides unlimited to Movie World, Sea World and Wet’n’Wild. To purchase your ticket visit or call 133 FUN.

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Six Flags Great America Starts the Summer Right with Two World-Class ProSlide Custom Complexes!

We are thrilled to announce the opening of yet another World's First ProSlide Complex in a Six Flags Waterpark. Six Flags pride themselves as "The gold standard of regional theme park entertainment. The parks are bigger and bolder than ever, offering cutting-edge, one-of-kind rides and so much more." Since 2003 with the initial installation of one of the first ProSlide TORNADOs™, Six Flags exemplifies the difference that ProSlide quality truly makes.

Riptide Bay, Six Flags Great America's new 2011 summer expansion, demonstrates the continued trend-setting nature of this Corporation.

Plunge from either one of the six-story FreeFALLs™ with 80 degree angle drops, or the unmatched G-forces of the incredible looping SuperLOOPs™. The ProSlide SkyBox™ Launch Systems are designed and refined to produce an absolutely unmatched high speed drop-launch experience. Enter any of the four SkyBoxes™ through the transparent door, if you dare, inspect your fate through the transparent floor panel and take your last breath before being launched down the ride of your life!

The launch angle of the SkyBox™ has been carefully calculated in conjunction with the speed with which the floor drops out to provide the greatest sensation of weightlessness, while providing a very safe and consistent anticipatory launch.

The fun doesn't stop there at Riptide Bay! The installation of North America's First Outdoor TantrumALLEY™ spices up Water Ride entertainment for the whole family. "Wipeout" winds your 4-Person CLOVERleaf™ raft through the tunnel onto two separate funnels, both promising several oscillations before feeding your raft on through the ride.

Our continued partnership and friendship with the Six Flags Corporation has taken the water ride standard and industry to a whole new level, as they now have 14 TORNADO™ Installations accompanied by the largest number of iconic ProSlide attractions in the World.

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Thursday, 9 June 2011

ProSlide Debuts the World's First KrakenRACER in Southern Florida

Rapids Water Park in West Palm Beach, FL is now home to the World's first ProSlide KrakenRACER™, which has been met with great accolade from both the park and their guests. The ProSlide KrakenRACER™ is the latest evolution of the Award Winning ProSlide ProRACER™, which since its debut has taken home IAAPA Best New Water Ride and now, has hundreds of racing lanes installed world-wide.

The patented ProSlide KrakenRACER™, with its fast dispatch and high capacity, starts 'racers' head first through enclosed, braided, twisting tunnels where they experience accelerating drops and twists before they speed towards the open racing lanes for one last stomach-dropping plunge and the chance of first place.

"The ProSlide KrakenRACER™ is a great example of ProSlide's relentless dedication to product development and innovation! It shows our commitment to our customers to continuously produce inventive designs and revolutionize what the definition of a 'racer' style Water Ride is," says Rick Hunter, President & CEO of ProSlide Technology.

Rapids Water Park chose the KrakenRACER™ in a 6 lane configuration but it is also available in other multi-lane footprints - 2, 4, 8 and 10 lane configurations. The ProSlide KrakenRACER™ joins Rapids Water Park alongside a wide array of other must-have ProSlide Water Rides including: TORNADO™60, DarkTORNADO™45, CannonBOWL™, ProBOWL™, MAMMOTHBubba™, DarkMAMMOTH™, PIPELINEs™, TWISTERs™ and a KIDZ™ zone!

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