What's new this summer at the Gold Coast Theme Parks

What’s new this summer at the Gold Coast Theme Parks

The Gold Coast is preparing for an action packed summer of fun at the theme parks with a number of exciting new attractions opening right in time for the school holidays.

Village Roadshow Theme Parks are launching 5 new attractions this summer at Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World, Paradise Country and Australian Outback Spectacular.

Warner Bros. Movie World

Movie World is revamping some of their popular rides as well as giving visitors an exclusive behind the scenes look at the upcoming movie Aquaman and Christmas themed evenings.

The popular Scooby Doo Spooky Coaster: Next Generation ride is set to open in December with new and improved special effects, sound effects and projection mapping that will give the well loved family ride a fresh new look and spooky fright.

Movie fans will also love The Aquaman Exhibitiona world first attraction giving visitors a sneak peak behind the scenes to view signature set pieces, props and costumes worn by actors Jason Momoa and Amber Head in the upcoming summer blockbuster movie.

White Christmas is back in 2018 for good hearted family fun in the lead up to Christmas. Experience a ‘White Christmas’ at Movie World with magical parades, lights, colourful floats, Rudolph 4D, a hilarious ‘awkward family photo’ shoot, story time and of course appearances from Santa.

Sea World

Visitors to Sea World this summer can enjoy an exciting ride on the new family friendly Sky Flyer in addition to their recently opened Sea Jellies Illuminated Exhibit.

The new attraction launching in December will give riders amazing views of Sea World and the Gold Coast Broadwater as the giant swing reaches heights up to 33 metres above ground.

The ride will be a great addition to the park with riders from 120cm tall and 6 years old and above able to join in on the fun alongside their family and friends.

Australian Outback Spectacular

From 29 November, the entertainment begins to rollout with an all new multi-million dollar production and star studded cast that will take you on a journey to the Australian Outback Spectacular’s Heartland as you dine on a delicious three course meal and drinks.

Follow the topically relevant and moving story of Australian farmers Reg and Marge as they struggle to survive on the farm after 5 years of severe drought.

The story is brought to life with a visually stunning production that transforms the arena into a variety of Australian landscapes with the use of hi-tech projection mapping and cutting edge technology.

Watch in amazement as the arena changes from red dust, rocky outcrops to rugged plains and green fields with special effects, lighting and audio that simulate thunder, lighting and rain.

The new production also features a talented new cast led by Australian actors Robert Coleby, Cate Feldmann and Mark Mitchell who play Reg, Marge and charismatic Bazza.

As you are enthralled by the action, hundreds of meals are served in record breaking time dishing up a delicious roasted vegetable and goat feta tart for entrée, a main meal of juicy eye fillet steak or chicken breast with roast vegetables and a Dark Chocolate flan with rich chocolate mousse.

Paradise Country

Finally, Paradise Country is getting ready to welcome Shaun the Sheep and friends to Australia with a new stage show, tractor ride, water play zone and interactive movie making cinema and themed retail outlet.

Dreamworld

Dreamworld is also preparing for a busy summer holiday period too with the opening of a brand new indoor, family friendly SkyVoyager virtual reality ride launching this summer- the first of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.

Experience Oz is proudly sponsoring the new Dreamworld ride which will take up to 60 passengers on an immersive journey flying over a variety of Australian destinations and landscapes.

Experience Oz customers who purchase their Dreamworld Passes online will exclusively receive early entry* into Dreamworld from the ride launch at 9.30am and be the first to ride the SkyVooyager as well as receive ‘Dreamdeals’ discount coupons to be used within the park.

*The early entry offer is available to valid Experience Oz Dreamworld pass holders ONLY throughout the QLD/NSW school holiday period for 2 years (26/12/18 to 26/12/20). 

Dreamworld is also welcoming back the much loved bush ranger show with a fresh new twist as you ride the Dreamworld Express through Rocky Hollow Station. Visitors who remember the Dreamworld of old will love this nostalgic flashback to the past.

The Wiggles will also be returning to Dreamworld’s Main Street on December 14 at 10.30am for a 20 minute live performance that is sure to bring a smile to face of many kids faces this December.

Mark your calendars and get ready for a jam packed summer full of fun at Gold Coast’s theme parks.

If you are yet to purchase a Christmas gift then multi-day and annual theme parks can be purchased online here and make a great present guaranteeing a summer full of fun with Experience Oz offering discounted prices, priority entry* and in park discount coupons.

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Chloe Smith

Chloe's love of travel began at an young age when she went on mystery flights around Australia with her family. Having now travelled extensively around Australia and internationally, she is excited to be working as a travel writer sharing her tips and experiences with you.

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