ParkChatLIVE #46 – Gold Coast theme park news, annual pass perks, and Hot & Not!

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A talk show about theme parks in Australia! All the latest goss from Dreamworld, Movie World, Sea World and Wet’n’Wild! Streams live Wednesdays at 7:30pm Brisbane time (GMT +10).

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► Top 5 rides Adventure World should consider for MI3

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ParkChatLIVE #45 – Did Disney make a mistake with Avatar’s World of Pandora?

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A talk show about theme parks in Australia! All the latest goss from Dreamworld, Movie World, Sea World and Wet’n’Wild! Streams live Wednesdays at 7:30pm Brisbane time (GMT +10).

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► Did Disney make a mistake with Avatar’s World of Pandora?
► Do you purchase annual passes religiously?
► Viewer meetup – our thoughts!

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ParkChatLIVE #44 – Latest Gold Coast theme park news, our favourite theme areas, and more!

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A talk show about theme parks in Australia! All the latest goss from Dreamworld, Movie World, Sea World and Wet’n’Wild! Streams live Wednesdays at 7:30pm Brisbane time (GMT +10).

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► Our favourite themed areas within the parks
► “Cards against theme parks” – the game!

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ParkChatLIVE #43 – Latest Gold Coast theme park news, how to ‘fix’ Movie World, and more!

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A talk show about theme parks in Australia! All the latest goss from Dreamworld, Movie World, Sea World and Wet’n’Wild! Streams live Wednesdays at 7:30pm Brisbane time (GMT +10).

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► Top 5 theme park animal exhibits

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ParkChatLIVE #42 – Movie World’s new coaster goes vertical, how to ‘fix’ Sea World, and more!

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A talk show about theme parks in Australia! All the latest goss from Dreamworld, Movie World, Sea World and Wet’n’Wild! Streams live Wednesdays at 7:30pm Brisbane time (GMT +10).

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ParkChatLIVE #41 – Latest Gold Coast theme park news, how to ‘fix’ Dreamworld, and more!

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A talk show about theme parks in Australia! All the latest goss from Dreamworld, Movie World, Sea World and Wet’n’Wild! Streams live Wednesdays at 7:30pm Brisbane time (GMT +10).

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ParkChatLIVE #40 – Latest Gold Coast theme park news, expensive ticket prices, and more!

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ParkChatLIVE is a live theme park talk show featuring all the latest news, goss and reviews from the Australian theme parks. It streams live each Wednesday night from 7pm (GMT +10).

On this episode we discussed:

– Latest Gold Coast theme park news
– Are one-day theme park ticket prices too expensive?
– Top 5 things that could replace Hollywood Stunt Driver

ParkChatLIVE #39 – Aussie World ride delivery, Movie World’s new coaster, and more!

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ParkChatLIVE is a live theme park talk show featuring all the latest news, goss and reviews from the Australian theme parks. It streams live each Wednesday night from 7pm (GMT +10).

On this episode we discussed:

– Aussie World receives the first parts for its new ride
– The latest on Movie World’s new Mack roller coaster
– Legoland Discovery Centre Melbourne nears completion
– Are Australian theme parks announcing their rides too late?
– What are your top 3 coasters?
– Top 5 ways enthusiasts annoy their non-enthusiast friends

ParkChatLIVE #38 – Tracks arrive for Movie World’s new Mack roller coaster!

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ParkChatLIVE is a live theme park talk show featuring all the latest news, goss and reviews from the Australian theme parks. It streams live each Wednesday night from 7pm (GMT +10).

On this episode we discussed:

– Tracks arrive for Movie World’s new Mack roller coaster
– Small things that annoy you at the theme parks
– Latest theme park news from around Australia and the Gold Coast

ParkChatLIVE #37 – Gold Coast theme park news, Movie World’s leaked roller coaster plans, and more!

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ParkChatLIVE is a live theme park talk show featuring all the latest news, goss and reviews from the Australian theme parks. It streams live each Wednesday night from 7pm (GMT +10).

On this episode we discussed:

– Latest Gold Coast theme park news
– Movie World’s roller coaster plans leaked
– Dreamworld’s new ad campaign
– Would you get married at a theme park?
– Top 5 rides that would SUCK in the rain

ParkChatLIVE #36 – Latest Gold Coast theme park news, Hot or Not, and more!

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ParkChatLIVE is a live theme park talk show featuring all the latest news, goss and reviews from the Australian theme parks. It streams live each Wednesday night from 7pm (GMT +10).

On this episode we discussed:

– Latest Gold Coast theme park news
– Movie World’s new roller coaster and Top Golf
– Hot or Not
– Where’s the best place to sit on a roller coaster?
– Top 5 movie IPs Movie World should choose for its new coaster

ParkChatLIVE #35 – Latest Gold Coast theme park news, virtual queuing at our theme parks, and more!

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ParkChatLIVE is a live theme park talk show featuring all the latest news, goss and reviews from the Australian theme parks. It streams live each Wednesday night from 7pm (GMT +10).

On this episode we discussed:

– All the latest Gold Coast theme park news
– What is the future of virtual queuing at our theme parks?
– Our first ever ‘Hot or Not’ segment!
– Top 5 up-charge attractions we WANT at our theme parks

ParkChatLIVE #34 – Sunshine Coast water park & adventure park, plus Aussie World to add 7 new rides!

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ParkChatLIVE is a live theme park talk show featuring all the latest news, goss and reviews from the Australian theme parks. It streams live each Wednesday night from 7pm (GMT +10).

On this episode we discussed:

– Latest news from the Gold Coast theme parks
– Movie World’s new Mack hypercoaster
– The Sunshine Coast’s water park + adventure park proposal (ACTVE)
– Aussie World planning to add 7 new rides
– Top 5 attractions that should replace Movie World’s showstage

ParkChatLIVE #33 – Michael Bennett ‘Mad Mike’ interview, Movie World’s Mack hypercoaster and more!

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ParkChatLIVE is a live theme park talk show featuring all the latest news, goss and reviews from the Australian theme parks. It streams live each Wednesday night from 7pm (GMT +10).

On this episode we discussed:

– We interview Michael Bennett (Mad Mike)
– Latest news from the Gold Coast theme parks
– Movie World’s new Mack hypercoaster
– Should Australian theme parks do more to cool their guests?

ParkChatLIVE #32 – Gold Coast theme park news, theme park apps and more!

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ParkChatLIVE is a live theme park talk show featuring all the latest news, goss and reviews from the Australian theme parks. It streams live each Wednesday night from 7pm (GMT +10).

On this episode we discussed:

– Latest news from the Gold Coast theme parks
– Movie World’s new roller coaster
– Should Australian theme parks have better app offerings?
– Top 5 rides that Dreamworld should add

ParkChatLIVE #31 – Gold Coast theme park news, Movie World’s new roller coaster and more!

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ParkChatLIVE is a live theme park talk show featuring all the latest news, goss and reviews from the Australian theme parks. It streams live each Wednesday night from 7pm (GMT +10).

On this episode we discussed:

– Latest news from the Gold Coast theme parks
– Movie World’s new roller coaster
– Top Golf plans revealed
– Should annual passholders receive more benefits
– Are theme parks more fun at night-time
– Top 5 rides that Sea World should build

ParkChatLIVE #30 – Gold Coast theme park news, Wet’n’Wild Gold Coast vs Sydney, and more!

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ParkChatLIVE is a live theme park talk show featuring all the latest news, goss and reviews from the Australian theme parks. It streams live each Wednesday night from 7pm (GMT +10).

On this episode we discussed:

– Latest news from the Gold Coast theme parks
– Movie World’s new roller coaster
– Top Golf land clearing continues
– Wet’n’Wild Gold Coast vs Sydney
– Top 5 theme parks that AREN’T Disney/Universal

ParkChatLIVE #29 – Gold Coast theme park news, plus a review on Sea World’s Carnivale!

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ParkChatLIVE is a live theme park talk show featuring all the latest news, goss and reviews from the Australian theme parks. It streams live via the AusParks.com.au Facebook page each Wednesday night at 7pm (GMT +10).

On this episode we discussed:

  • Latest news from the Gold Coast theme parks
  • Movie World’s new roller coaster
  • Top Golf land clearing begins
  • Full review of Sea World’s Carnivale
  • Top 5 night-time events that should replace Carnivale at Movie World

Construction update on Movie World’s new hypercoaster

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Warner Bros. Movie World on the Gold Coast, Australia, is in the process of building a Mack hypercoaster. While the coaster has not yet been officially announced, park management has said that the new attraction will become one of the world’s biggest drawcards and the greatest attraction in the Southern Hemisphere.

Here are some photos that were taken today showing that groundwork is still underway, most notably on the fence that surrounds the site.

The fence that will surround the site from the main entrance and road to the carpark

A close up look at the new fence, which is very similar to the fence that surrounds the Green Lantern roller coaster

A view of the future station site, which is located behind the Justice League dark ride

Some footings which will be located both within and outside the ride perimeter

While the area this roller coaster will cover is not huge, by Australian standards it is quite big

The fence that surrounds the rear of the ride perimeter is located right next to a swamp

Vertical construction should begin within the next few months, with an opening slated for September

ParkChatLIVE #28 – Latest theme park news from Dreamworld, Movie World, Sea World and Wet’n’Wild!

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ParkChatLIVE is a live theme park talk show featuring all the latest news, goss and reviews from the Australian theme parks. It streams live via the AusParks.com.au Facebook page each Wednesday night at 7pm (GMT +10).

On this episode we discussed:

  • Latest news from the Gold Coast theme parks
  • Outback Splash’s bold water park plans
  • Top 5 rides you can’t ride alone!

ParkChatLIVE #27 – Gold Coast theme park news, Movie World ride closures and more!

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ParkChatLIVE is a live theme park talk show featuring all the latest news, goss and reviews from the Australian theme parks. It streams live via the AusParks.com.au Facebook page each Wednesday night at 7pm (GMT +10).

On this episode we discussed:

  • Latest news from the Gold Coast theme parks
  • Movie World ride closures
  • Dreamworld’s reopening attendance and The Fire Machine review
  • Top 5 things enthusiasts say that isn’t true

ParkChatLIVE #26 – Gold Coast theme park news, Movie World’s new roller coaster and more!

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ParkChatLIVE is a live theme park talk show featuring all the latest news, goss and reviews from the Australian theme parks. It streams live via the AusParks.com.au Facebook page each Wednesday night at 7pm (GMT +10).

On this episode we discussed:

  • Latest news from the Gold Coast theme parks
  • Movie World’s new roller coaster
  • Aussie World’s HUGE park expansion plans
  • Dreamworld’s reopening
  • Are singe rider lines cheating?
  • Top 5 reasons why it’s better to visit a park on your own

ParkChatLIVE #24 – Latest theme park news from Dreamworld, Movie World, Sea World and Wet’n’Wild!

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ParkChatLIVE is a live theme park talk show featuring all the latest news, goss and reviews from the Australian theme parks. It streams live via the AusParks.com.au Facebook page each Wednesday night at 7pm (GMT +10).

On this episode we discussed:

  • Latest news from the Gold Coast theme parks
  • Movie World’s upcoming Mack hyper coaster
  • Top 5 things the general public say that annoys enthusiasts

ParkChatLIVE #23 – Dreamworld and Movie World latest news, Planet Coaster and more!

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ParkChatLIVE is a live theme park talk show featuring all the latest news, goss and reviews from the Australian theme parks. It streams live via the AusParks.com.au Facebook page each Wednesday night at 7pm (GMT +10).

On this episode we discussed:

  • Dreamworld Thunder River Rapids incident update
  • Movie World’s new roller coaster for 2017
  • Latest news from the Gold Coast parks
  • Planet Coaster beta
  • Top 5 Aussie rides that rival those at Disneyland

ParkChatLIVE #22 – Dreamworld Thunder River Rapids update, Halloween wrap up for 2016

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ParkChatLIVE is a live theme park talk show featuring all the latest news, goss and reviews from the Australian theme parks. It streams live via the AusParks.com.au Facebook page each Wednesday night at 7pm (GMT +10).

On this episode we discussed:

  • Dreamworld Thunder River Rapids incident update
  • Halloween wrap up for 2016
  • Top 5 rides that should replace Aussie World’s wild mouse coaster

ParkChatLIVE #21 – Live from Aussie World!

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ParkChatLIVE is a live theme park talk show featuring all the latest news, goss and reviews from the Australian theme parks. It streams live via the AusParks.com.au Facebook page each Wednesday night at 7pm (GMT +10).

On this episode we discussed:

  • Live broadcast from Aussie World’s FestEvil Halloween event
  • All the latest from the Dreamworld Thunder River Rapids incident
  • Halloween wrap up – what are all the parks offering this year?
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Dreamworld to reopen this Friday

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Following a horrific accident at Dreamworld where four people lost their lives on the Thunder River Rapids, the park has confirmed that it will reopen its doors this Friday.

The park will open from 11.00am and all entry proceeds from the day will go towards the Australian Red Cross.

The park’s operations will be extremely limited this Friday, with only limited smaller rides and animal attractions open, as well as the park’s neighboring water park, WhiteWater World.

Investigations into the accident aboard the Thunder River Rapids are continuing, and it is not known whether the park will resume full operation any time soon.

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Dreamworld closed until further notice following deadly accident

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Dreamworld has decided to closed its doors until further notice following a serious accident on its Thunder River Rapids today that claimed four lives.

It seems that one of the boats flipped as it was entering the unload station, causing two riders to be ejected from the boat while two others remained trapped underneath.

Paramedics were called to the park at approximately 2.20pm today but the guests had sustained injuries that were not compatible with living, according to comments made during a later press conference.

It is not clear whether the ride will reopen following its investigations.

ParkChatLIVE #20 – Ultimate Halloween guide, EvilCorp Australia review and more!

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ParkChatLIVE is a live theme park talk show featuring all the latest news, goss and reviews from the Australian theme parks. It streams live via the AusParks.com.au Facebook page each Wednesday night at 7pm (GMT +10).

On this episode we discussed:

  • Ultimate theme park Halloween guide for 2016
  • Full EvilCorp Australia review
  • Top 5 things the US parks do that we shouldn’t adopt in Australia

Aussie World to open permanent haunt maze

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In the lead up to Aussie World’s annual Halloween event — FestEvil — the park has revealed that it will debut a new year-round permanent haunt maze, dubbed Mayhem Maze.

Situated on the hill beside the iconic Ballroom Blitz, the haunt maze will be elaborately themed to a double storey, abandoned warehouse that was part of a once thriving 1950s carnival.

The new haunt maze will feature more than a dozen actors when it launches during the first night of the park’s FestEvil event, although it is not known whether the attraction will be manned during quieter periods.

To complete the horrifying experience, the maze will feature extensive props, sounds, smells, special effects and hidden chambers throughout its nine themed rooms.

Aussie World Chief Operating Officer, Aaron Flanagan, said it had been a long-held desire for the owners to create a permanent scare attraction at the popular Sunshine Coast theme park.

“After seeing other parks around Australia and overseas enjoying great success with horror mazes, it was decided that now was a great time to invest and add even more depth to the entertainment offering within our park,” Mr Flanagan said.

“Aussie World is continually looking for new and exciting ways to expand our park and this maze is a thrilling new direction for us. In addition to the Mayhem Maze, two other brand new family rides are set to open this year, making Aussie World the must-do destination this Summer.”

ParkChatLIVE #19 – Movie World Fright Nights 2016 full review, Aussie World’s new haunt and more!

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ParkChatLIVE is a live theme park talk show featuring all the latest news, goss and reviews from the Australian theme parks. It streams live via the AusParks.com.au Facebook page each Wednesday night at 7pm (GMT +10).

On this episode we discussed:

  • Movie World Fright Nights 2016 full review
  • Aussie World’s new year-round haunt maze
  • Top 5 ways to save money at a theme park

The ultimate Halloween guide for Australian theme parks

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Not sure what parks are celebrating Halloween this year? Here’s a list we’ve complied of all the parks around Australia and what their Halloween offerings are.

Warner Bros. Movie World (QLD)

Without a doubt, the original and best Halloween event in Australia. With world class mazes, scare precincts and live shows, Movie World’s Halloween offerings compare favourably to its U.S. counterparts.

Mazes: Four
Scare precincts: Four
Live shows: Yes
Other offerings: Rides, panic rooms, Ultimate Terror Tour

Adult price: $40 – $50
When: October 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29 (plus the 31st, although pricier and a bigger inclusions list)
Operating hours: 6.00 – 10.30pm
Event website

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Aussie World (QLD)

This year Aussie World has certainly punched above its weight by offering four fantastic horror mazes, VIP panic rooms and a bucket load of roaming scare actors. With less queuing for rides and some great entertainment offerings, Aussie World is certainly a fantastic alternate to the larger Gold Coast parks’ offerings.

Mazes: Four
Scare precincts: No, roaming actors around park
Live shows: Yes
Other offerings: Rides, VIP panic rooms

Adult price: $35 (online pricing)
When: October 28 and 29
Operating hours: 5.30 – 10.00pm
Event website

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Dreamworld (QLD)

Dreamworld’s Halloween event focuses more on families and is more akin to its year-round Screamworld events. Still, it is a great option for families who want a more laid back, family friendly alternative to Movie World’s Fright Nights.

Mazes: One
Scare precincts: No
Live shows: Yes
Other offerings: Rides, trick or treating

Adult price: $39.99
When: October 28 and 29
Operating hours: 6.30 – 10.00pm
Event website

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Sea World (QLD)

The most family friendly offering of the Gold Coast parks. Kids will absolutely love the trick AND treat trail, fancy dress parade and live entertainment.

Mazes: No
Scare precincts: No
Live shows: Yes
Other offerings: Rides, trick or treating, parade, face painting

Adult price: Included in park entry
When: Every Saturday and Sunday in October
Operating hours: During regular park hours
Event website

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Adventure World (WA)

Focusing on its entertainment offerings, Adventure World in Perth takes Halloween seriously — albeit not with such a “scary” take like some of the other parks do. With world class rides, roaming scare actors and some great tunes, it’s definitely the place to be in Perth this Halloween!

Mazes: No
Scare precincts: Roaming actors
Live shows: Yes
Other offerings: Rides, live DJ, live entertainment, 18+ bar

Adult price: $40 – $50 ($5 discount if purchased online)
When: October 27, 28, 29
Operating hours: 6.00pm – 11.00pm (closes at 10.00pm on the 27th)
Event website

Wet’n’Wild Sydney (NSW)

This event has been massively upgraded and is set to be quite scary. Besides two intense mazes, there are plenty of food trucks and live entertainment.

Mazes: Two
Scare precincts: No
Live shows: Yes
Other offerings: Live entertainment, food trucks

Adult price: $49 (no water rides will be operational during the night)
When: October 27, 28, 29, 30, 31
Operating hours: 7.00pm – 11.00pm
Event website

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Luna Park Sydney (NSW)

It was a sell out last year, and we’re guessing this year will be no different. Make sure you come along to Luna Park Sydney this Halloween for something a bit scary and plenty fun.

Mazes: Not yet announced (we’re guessing one or two)
Scare precincts: No
Live shows: Yes
Other offerings: Rides, roaming actors and live entertainment

Adult price: $44.95 – $59.95
When: October 28, 29, 30, 31
Operating hours: Varies depending on night
Event website

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Luna Park Melbourne (VIC)

With some great entertainment options and a few awesome scares, Luna Park Melbourne is definitely up there with its Halloween offerings.

Mazes: One
Scare precincts: Sort of, placed throughout park
Live shows: Yes
Other offerings: Rides, roaming park entertainment

Adult price: $35
When: October 29, 30, 31
Operating hours: Various depending on night
Event website

ParkChatLIVE #18 – Movie World Fright Nights 2016, Dreamworld’s Tiger Island and more!

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ParkChatLIVE is a live theme park talk show featuring all the latest news, goss and reviews from the Australian theme parks. It streams live via the AusParks.com.au Facebook page each Wednesday night at 7pm (GMT +10).

On this episode we discussed:

  • Movie World Fright Nights 2016 reviews
  • Dreamworld’s Tiger Island and Lego Store construction
  • Top 5 Frights Nights mazes that SHOULD return
  • Viewer trivia!

ParkChatLIVE #17 – EvilCorp Australia, Movie World’s new DC Comics area and heaps more!

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ParkChatLIVE is a live theme park talk show featuring all the latest news, goss and reviews from the Australian theme parks. It streams live via the AusParks.com.au Facebook page each Wednesday night at 7pm (GMT +10).

On this episode we discussed:

  • Movie World’s new DC Comics Super-Villains Unleashed area
  • Interview with EvilCorp Australia
  • Tiger Island work continues at Dreamworld
  • Why do theme park enthusiasts love Halloween so much?
  • Top 5 things our theme parks NEED to do

Episode 16

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On this episode we discussed:

Doomsday Destroyer and Villains Unleashed soft opens at Movie World
Dreamworld officially opens its newly refurbished Tiger Island
Superman Escape and Wild West reopens at Movie World
Jamberoo to add a new triple tornado water slide
Top 5 rides and attractions at Disneyland

Dreamworld VR Motocoaster

Virtual reality roller coasters heading to the Gold Coast

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Two Gold Coast theme parks — Dreamworld and Movie World — are in the process of trialing new virtual reality headsets in a bid to up the ante on some of their older roller coasters.

Movie World was the first park to announce its intention of getting VR, where back in June revealed it was planning to add the virtual reality experience as an up-charge option for its Arkham Asylum roller coaster.

The park began trialing the new headsets earlier this week, where guests were randomly selected to take part in the technical trials.

Following closely behind, Dreamworld today revealed that trials for the new VR headsets have begun on Mick Doohan’s Motocoaster, which will see guests randomly selected to take part in trying the new technology.

Both Dreamworld and Movie World have not yet revealed when the official product option will launch, and how much it will cost.

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Movie World gives guests a sneak peek at the new Super-Villains Unleashed precinct

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Warner Bros. Movie World has officially welcomed the first guests to its new DC Comics Super-Villains Unleashed precinct as part of a week-early technical rehearsal in the lead up to its official opening next Saturday.

Guests were not only welcome to explore the new area, but were also allowed to jump aboard the park’s newest flat ride, the Doomsday Destroyer — a Suspended Twin Hammer from Intamin.

As part of the technical rehearsals — or “soft opening” as many call it — most of the DC Comics Super-Villains Unleashed precinct was accessible to the public. Construction fences were still erected around some buildings, though, while the finishing touches are being completed in the lead up to the official opening.

It is now clear that many of the previously seen villain statues are fitted with interactive elements, and are likely to be activated by purchasing and using a wristband, similar to the “magical” wands at Universal Studio’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

While the new area is in its soft opening phase, the new Super-Villains precinct isn’t guaranteed to be open until it officially opens next Saturday.

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Dreamworld’s Tiger Island to reopen this Sunday

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Dreamworld’s iconic Tiger Island is slated to reopen to the public this Sunday after it underwent a $7 million refurbishment.

The new Tiger Island features a covered 500-seat stadium and new splash pools with underwater viewing areas to see the tigers from both above and below the water level.

The old café has been removed in favour of an Asian-themed noodle bar called Island Noodle Hut.

A new retail store and 250-seat corporate event space has also been added during the redevelopment.

Dreamworld CEO Craig Davidson said the reinvigoration of Tiger Island would ensure the park retained its leading role in the global race to save tigers in the wild.

“The redevelopment of Tiger Island is a significant milestone for Dreamworld and a wonderful gift for our tigers and their wild cousins as we celebrate the 21st anniversary of Tiger Island,” said Mr Davidson.

Episode 15

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On this episode we discussed:

Sally Corp interview
Movie World and Dreamworld construction updates
Sea World’s new food and event plaza
New DC Comics roller coaster for Movie World
Top 5 now defunct rides and attractions on the Gold Coast