Gold Coast Theme Parks Reopen!

The Gold Coast's famous theme parks are back in action, with a staged reopening in June-July! 

Sea World and Paradise Country will both be the first to reopen on Friday 26 June, followed by Australian Outback Spectacular on Friday 3 July and then Wet'n'Wild and Warner Bros. Movie World on Wednesday 15 July. 

To ensure the health and safety of visitors, the parks will be operating at 50% capacity, with strict social distancing and sanitization measures in place, as well as contactless payments and entry. In order to comply with physical distancing, some attractions, outlets and entertainment offerings may also be modified.

It's time to get up close and personal again with all of the animals at the Gold Coast's iconic marine park, from the playful polar bears, curious seals, dolphins and penguins to the underwater world of sharks, sting rays, turtles, tropical fish and sea jellies. You'll easily need a day to reconnoitre with the animals, check out the Sea Jellies Illumination exhibition, watch shows like Nickelodeon's Turtle Power Live! and PAW Patrol Goes on Holiday and catch adrenalin pumping thrills on the Storm Coaster or sail along on SpongeBob's Boating School Blast family rollercoaster. And get ready to brave the Gold Coast’s newest ride the Vortex, coming soon to The New Atlantis precinct

This is theme park is a slice of paradise for the animal lovers - the place to see a fantastic range of wildlife and farm animals in a beautiful country setting just 20 minutes from the Gold Coast. Say hello to koalas, kangaroos and wallabies, dingoes, Tasmanian Devils, wombats, Marmoset monkeys, tiger cubs and birds as well as an array of gorgeous farm animals. You'll also find the cutest baby animals at the Farmyard Nursery, get to experience a touch of farm life with Australiana live shows and presentations and even meet Shaun the Sheep and his new adorable alien friend, Lu-La, and all the flock

Take a trip to the outback for a true blue Aussie experience, less than an hour from Brisbane and half an hour from the Gold Coast. This spectacular arena show featuring mesmerising animals and immersive technology will whisk you into the heartland of Australia. Here you'll meet two struggling Aussie farmers, Marge and Reg, who, with the help of some unlikely characters overcome the harsh realities of the land. Make sure to arrive early for all the pre-show entertainment in the interactive bar area before moving inside to view the show and enjoy a 3 course dinner with drinks

Families' favourite movie characters will be out in force to greet visitors as they return to Warner Bros. Movie World, for a day of fun and adventure unlike any other. Once again you'll be able to take a white knuckle ride on DC Rivals HyperCoaster, Batwing Spaceshot or Scooby-Doo Spooky Coaster Next Generation, see a Hollywood Stunt Driver Show packed with insane precision and non-stop action, have a Yogi-Bear 4D Experience in the Roxy Theatre or visit the Kids WB Fun Zone with its fantastic rides for little ones. Then take home a souvenir from one its movie-themed shops

Slide back into Australia's biggest water park, where the endless summer of fun picks up where it left off. Ultimate thrillseekers can once again take the ultimate plunge on the Aqua Loop body water slide while those after a more moderate adrenaline rush can race each other on the Super 8 Aqua Racer or chill out in Whirlpool Springs. For younger kids there's a heap of fun to be had in the Wet'n'Wild Junior Precinct, with the Junior Splash Zone and Play Structure

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