Dreamworld and WhiteWater World to reopen

Gold Coast theme parks announce plan to welcome back visitors

Dreamworld and WhiteWater World will reopen on 16 September, in time for the Queensland school holidays.

Dreamworld Chief Operating Officer Greg Yong said the COVID-19 closure period provided an opportunity to upgrade the park’s facilities.

“We have listened to our local community and we understand that everyone’s been doing it tough,” Mr Yong said.

“We have got an incredibly exciting roadmap ahead, with construction of our $32 million multi-launch coaster commencing in the near future, creating over 250 local construction jobs and when completed new jobs at Dreamworld. This will be a real boost for the local economy.”

Major refurbishment works including the upgrade, rebranding and refurbishment of the iconic SideWinder rollercoaster and a top-to-bottom refurbishment of WhiteWater World’s most popular waterslide complex, Pipeline Plunge, have also started.

White Water World Chief Strategy Officer Paul Callander said visitors could look forward to experiencing the park’s newest ride, Fully 6, which offers six individual body slides of varying thrill levels.

“Fully 6 is a fantastic attraction for the whole family and we can’t wait to welcome guests back into the park to experience it,” Mr Callander said. 

“Our team, with the support of local contractors, are working hard to have all refurbishment and maintenance works completed so our attractions will be open and available in time for our reopening. 

“We are incredibly proud to continue offering guests such a high-quality water park experience from 16 September.”

The first major event for Dreamworld would be the popular “Happy Halloween” on selected nights in October.

“Following such an incredible response in 2019, we are committed to providing another unforgettable Halloween experience for local and visiting families,” Mr Yong said.

“We can’t wait to help our passholders and guests create Halloween memories as they enjoy our rides at night, as well as a range of fun and themed activities.”

Aside from enjoying the park’s most popular attractions at night, Happy Halloween activities include a kids hay maze, family-friendly entertainment with Kenny and Belinda and spooky photo opportunities.

“None of the works we’re undertaking, or a successful reopening, would be possible without our valued team, so we can’t wait to welcome them back to our parks.” Mr Yong said. 

“Over the coming weeks we look forward to announcing some additional holiday activities to complement our stellar lineup of existing rides and attractions.” 

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