Situated on the Gold Coast in South East Queensland, Dreamworld was the first of the now multitude of theme parks in the area ,established some 20 years ago the park has managed to keep pace with the changing demands of both the youth brigade and mums and dads.
Attractions range from the thrilling to the relaxing, the fun to the frightening, the thrills of major rides such as the “Big 6” include:
The Mick Doohan Motocoaster, Cyclone Rollercoaster, Tower of Terror, Giant Drop, Wipeout and The Claw. If they all sound a little too fast and furious for you, then you could try the slightly more sedate fun to be had on the Thunder River Rapids, the Rocky Hollow Log Ride or the Runaway Raptor Rollercoaster.
Of course these are just a few of the highlights of the park , If you have youngsters that love all the cartoons and kids shows on Foxtel, they’ll be in seventh heaven in the Kids Zone with characters such as Spongebob Squarepants, the rugrats and more. Add to that Wiggles World with the S.S. Feathersword and rides in the Big Red Car, meeting Dorothy the Dinasour and Wags the Dog and you’ll have trouble getting the kids to try anything else.
For the animal lover in all of us there’s Tiger Island and The Australian Wildlife Experience, Tiger Island has six Bengal Tigers, eight Sumatran Tigers and two Cougers (my favourite is the White Tiger), you can even book in to have your photo taken with the Tigers.
If you’ve never seen an Australian Marsupial and would like to get up close and personal, The Australian Wildlife Experience will be just the ticket. You can feed the Kangaroos or cuddle a Koala, and if you brave enough, you can even get close to the Crocodiles (not my kind of thing, I must admit).
Getting around the park on foot can be exhausting, it’s a very big place, you might like to try the Vintage cars, or take a ride down river on the double decker Paddle Wheeler, if trains are your thing, Dreamworld has two restored steam trains that can get you around in relaxed style.
All in all, my whole family thoroughly enjoyed our day at Dreamworld, but my advice to anyone planning to go is, plan to spend two days if you want to see everything.
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