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Why Dreamworld is the very best Theme Park on the Gold Coast

I’m calling it. I’m formally stating Dreamworld as the very best amusement park on the Gold Coast.

Now, I’m not stating the other parks aren’t worth a see, however if you just have the time and spending plan for one Gold Coast amusement park, make it Dreamworld.

And do not simply take my word for it, I have back up in the type of a specialist– our 6 years of age child Kalyra!

Yep, she’s determined that Dreamworld is likewise her brand-new preferred amusement park. And that’s a huge call, due to the fact that just 2 days prior to going to Dreamworld Kalyra stated she had the BestDay Ever … at Movieworld

She still likes Movie World, however Dreamworld is the brand-new top! I’m so delighted daddy and child can settle on something.

As for the other parks on the Gold Coast they have their unique thing; Sea World has the marine life, Movie World has the programs, and Wet ‘N Wild has the water slides.

ButDreamworld has something for everybody!

With over 50 flights and tourist attractions, it’s the GREATEST amusement park and it’s the one park we never ever lose out on when we go back to the Goldy.

Whether we go to as a couple, as a household of 4, or like this go to with baby-sitter and poppy, everybody can discover a flight or a tourist attraction to take pleasure in.

It’s merely a fantastic household day out.

We needed to select which parks to go to due to the fact that of time restraints, so we opted for Dreamworld and MovieWorld.

Having gone to Sea World and Wet ‘n Wild on previous journeys, we believed that Dreamworld would provide the very best all round worth for our household of 4.

And we were right!

Dreamworld is comprised 13 worlds, and each world has a collection of flights, animal shows, and programs.

In our viewpoint, Dreamworld is the supreme location for household enjoyable. Here’s why!

5 Reasons Why Dreamworld is the Best

1. Dreamworld has the Baddest, Tallest, and Fastest Rides

For us huge kids Dreamworld rocks! It has more thrill-seeking flights than the other parks.

My individual favourite is the Tower of Terror It may be over in the blink of an eye, however it’s my all-time favorite trip out of all of the amusement park.

Rocketing in reverse from absolutely no to 161 km/h in simply seconds, you shoot vertically 100 m up into the sky prior to complimentary falling back to earth.

We constantly begin our go to this trip, it get’s the adrenaline pumping for the day ahead. And this day was no various. As quickly as we made it through evictions, Caz and I handled the Tower of Terror!

Tower of Terror - Dreamworld, Gold Coast

Tower of Terror - Dreamworld, Gold Coast, Australia

Sharing the exact same tower, however going greater into the sky, is TheGiantDrop

Caz freaked herself out on this, bit it’s the one trip I have actually yet to dominate. You all understand I’m not a fan of heights, and I particularly dislike being suspended up high.

Climbing the SkyPoint Tower in Surfers Paradise was bad enough, however getting gradually winched 120 metres into the sky (39 floors) and hanging up there for a minute prior to free-falling at the speed of gravity is not my thing.

They state it’s the closest thing to Skydiving, and I shat myself doing that in New Zealand If you’re anything like me however discover the guts to ride the Giant Drop, bring a modification of underclothing!

Me, I’ll adhere to playing professional photographer.

Giant Drop - Dreamworld, Gold Coast, Australia

Giant Drop - Dreamworld, Gold Coast, Australia

Do not consume prior to you go on TheClaw. Your stomach will churn up and the clients listed below, and your fellow riders, will not more than happy if you lose your lunch.

TheClaw swings up and down 9 stories high like a pendulum, spinning 360 degrees at the exact same time. It is sickening, spinal column tingling enjoyable

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Have you experienced the sensation of being whipped around in an effective wave at the beach? Or, envision what it resembles to be tossed into a cleaning device?

Welcome to Wipeout!

Word of caution. If you have back injuries, do not rideWipeout It states that on the indication, and do not do it.

This tidal bore simulator draws you into its enormous swell and twists, topples, tosses you upside down and after that disposes you on the coast.

It seriously feels as if you’re going to get cleaned of the trip the entire time.

Wipeout - Dreamworld, Gold Coast, Australia

Unfortunately, or possibly thankfully, the latest and baddest trip at Dreamworld, BuzzSaw, was under upkeep the day we checked out.

And simply the sight of this trip freaked me out. It’s the greatest inversion trip experience in the SouthernHemisphere Next time. Maybe!

To complete the thrill-seekers flights there’s the CycloneRoller Coaster and to a lower degree, Mick Doohan’s Motocoaster

2. Fantasy Worlds for the Little Kids

Both our ladies liked being transferred intoWiggles World

Like most Aussie kids they matured on the tunes of the Wiggles, and for a much slower speed we leapt in with them and rode the Big Red Boat Ride, the Big Red Car, Dorothy’s Rosy Tea Cups and postured for an image with the one-and-only Henry the octopus.

Wiggles World - Dreamworld, Gold Coast, Australia

Wiggels World - Dreamworld, Gold Coast, Australia

Wiggels World - Dreamworld, Gold Coast, Australia

Stepping up the speed a little we then ventured into MadagascarMadness.

KingJulien supervises here, and we dropped into KingJulien’s Theatre in the Wild and delighted in the 20- minute DreamWorks Animation MadagascarLive

You can discover all your preferred characters from Madagascar here, and King Julien was kind sufficient to sign up with Kalyra, Savannah and their nan and pop for a media event with Alex the lion.

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Madagascar Live - Dreamworld, Gold Coast, Australia

Madagascar Madness - Dreamworld, Gold Coast, Australia

King Julian - Dreamworld, Gold Coast, Australia

Without a doubt Kalyra’s preferred trip at Dreamworld was the Escape from MadagascarRoller Coaster.

I believe she rode it about 8 times, with Caz and I sharing the enjoyable. It’s an excellent intermediate rollercoaster that many member of the family can take pleasure in.

Escape from Madagascar Roller Coaster - Dreamworld, Gold Coast

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The other trip Kalyra could not get enough of was the Puss in Boots Sword Swing(chair swing).

This one left mummy a little woozy going round-and-round however your more youthful one’s will enjoy it.

Dreamworld, Gold Coast. Australia

As for little Savannah, she required to the skies on the back of a 1/2 dragon 1/2 donkey, otherwise called the DronkeyFlyers

It’s essentially a magical merry-go-round.

Dreamworld, Gold Coast, Australia

And she liked the old favourite, however not your typical merry-go-round, this is the Ogre-Go-Round

She got on a royal horse and was smiling from ear-to-ear as she galloped around and around.

Dreamworld, Gold Coast, Australia

3. Rides for the Whole Family

Dreamworld, Gold Coast, Australia

As nan and pop remained in town going to, Gold Rush was were we had our household affair of enjoyable.

It would not be an amusement park without the ThunderRiver Rapid flights.The rapids are quite tame, however you can get damp as you spin your method down the foamy water.

This trip is ideal for a take a seat, simple on the heart experience.

Thunder River Rapids - Dreamworld, Gold Coast, Australia

Dreamworld, Gold Coast, Australia

Dreamworld, Gold Coast, Australia

Then there’s the LogRide, as mild as it gets for a household trip.

But it does culminate in a huge slide down the gold mine chute with a huge splash at the end.

Savannah was a little shell-shocked once we reached the bottom and regardless of her objecting, “I don’t want to go on that again Mummy,” I believe she truly enjoyed herself.

4. Australian Wildlife Experience

Meet a Koala - Dreamworld, Gold Coast, Australia

SeaWorld may have the marine life, however it’s tough for your kids not to get thrilled about conference Australia’s loveable Koalas and Kangaroos.

AtDreamworld you can snuggle a koala and feed the kangaroos. What a fantastic extra bonus offer for the kids, and for any worldwide visitors. This is the very first time Savannah has actually patted a koala and Kalyra constantly likes feeding the roos, other than getting the careless tongue treatment on her hand.

There are other animals to see such as Tasmanian devils, wombats, cassowaries and in the warmer months croc feeding programs.

Cuddle a Koala - Dreamworld, Gold Coast, Australia

Feed a Kangaroo - Dreamworld, Gold Coast, Australia

See a Koala - Dreamworld, Gold Coast, Australia

Another terrific animal experience is TigerIsland.

This is where you get to witness Bengal and Sumatran tigers play, battle and swim with their handler’s.

TigerIsland discussions are held two times daily where you can see them scale 20 foot trees, dive in between enormous logs, launch 10 feet into the air and show their exceptional impulses. Kalyra liked it!

If you are truly brave, and have some additional money to invest then you can go on a tiger walk and have your images taken with them.

See a Tiger - Dreamworld, Gold Coast, Australia

5. Dreamworld Corroboree

Dreamworld, Gold Coast, Australia

An interesting brand-new addition to Dreamworld is TheCorroboree, a location to experience the Legends of Dreamtime.

DreamworldCorroboree is an interactive walk-through experience commemorating Aboriginal culture, wildlife and stories.

This was particularly terrific for our kids. Being on the roadway full-time they do not frequently get a “classroom type” discovering environment and having the chance to attempt hands-on activities consisting of fire making, weapon throwing and music making was great.

They constantly enjoy getting their faces painted, however in the conventional aboriginal dot art method was additional unique.

Dreamworld, Gold Coast, Australia

Dreamworld, Gold Coast, Australia

Dreamworld, Gold Coast, Australia

Dreamworld, Gold Coast, Australia

6. Whitewater World

Next door to Dreamworld is their very own WhitewaterWorld, the only location worldwide boasting all 4 of the most popular waterslides in the world.

We didn’t get time to play here, however you can invest part of your day getting damp on the exhilarating slides or swimming at the wave swimming pool for an additional expense.

Consider getting a HolidayWorld Pass so you can hop in between Dreamworld and WhiteWater World as frequently as you like over 21 successive days.

Whitewater World - Gold Coast, Australia

Tips for Dreamworld

Whether you’re going to as a household, as a couple or with a group of buddies, with more than 50 flights and tourist attractions at Dreamworld and WhiteWater World it’s nearly difficult to make it through them all in one day.

The secret is what day and season you go to, and after that focusing on the experiences you want– all your must-do flights, programs and activities.

Here are some pointers:

  • To prevent the greatest crowds, go to on a weekday and beyond school vacations and public vacations.
  • Get there early. For a huge park Dreamworld has quite brief opening hours 10 am-5pm and is among my only criticisms.
  • Consider the Q4U quick trip pass. If you get to Dreamworld on a hectic day you might be lining up for flights for hours. For an additional $15 you can purchase the Q4U pass and conserve approximately an hour waiting on some flights. Only offered on weekends and vacations.
  • Go straight to the GiantDrop TheGiant Drop is not on the Q4U quick pass system and is truly popular. It has couple of seats per trip and has a sluggish turnover. Go there initially prior to the lines truly begin growing.
  • Check out the program and activity schedule on arrival and strategy your day. Hit the hectic flights initially prior to the crowds begin growing and focus on the programs. To strategy your day prior to getting here download the app.
  • Pack a picnic. The food here is amusement park food, costly and not extremely healthy. If you’re a big household conserve some cash and load your esky loaded with picnic food, leave it in your automobile and go out there at lunch time. You can get a lose consciousness.
  • Buy aHoliday World Pass— I believe it would be difficult to take pleasure in Dreamworld AND Whitewater world on the exact same day. Why not hop in between the 2 as frequently as you like over 21 successive days.
  • Don’ t forget sun block, hat and keep hydrated!


Dreamworld is open every day of the year, other than Christmas Day and Anzac Day from 10: 00 am– 5: 00 pm. Get all the information consisting of ticket costs at the main site.

We gone to Dreamworld in collaboration with GoldCoast Tourism.

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