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Dreamworld now flogging cheap season passes

Sophie Harrison

Has it been your dream since childhood to spend every weekend at Dreamworld? Well, today’s your lucky day!
From today, Dreamworld is flogging adult season tickets for $75 on discount site, Scoopon.
Having suffered a 63 per cent drop in revenue since December, we’re inclined to think that this might be a response to falling attendance in the wake of last October’s Thunder River Rapids tragedy.
Since the theme park’s reopening after the accident, which killed four people when the Thunder River Rapids ride disastrously malfunctioned, the ride had has been decommissioned but the Australian public still seem to be “pretty off the idea of theme parks in general,” according to a report by Pedestrian Daily.
It appears Movie World and Wet ‘N Wild have both seen drops of 12 per cent in revenue as well. Not to mention, media coverage of ride stoppages – which, to be absolutely clear, are really common – has sky rocketed as well.
Since its opening in 1981, The Thunder River Rapids incident was the first major accident to occur at the park, prompting Dreamworld to close to the public for a month while thorough safety audits on all the rides were carried out. In fact, Dreamworld has had a largely uneventful history in regards to safety issues, barring a non-fatal helicopter crash in 2009 and a near-drowning on the log ride in April 2016.
According to Dreamworld, and confirmed by Pedestrian Daily, every ride and attraction has undergone three levels of safety auditing. Additionally, the Thunder River Rapids ride has been demolished, and will be replaced with a memorial to those who died in the accident.
That is to say, if you are an animal lover and really like rides, or perhaps just seeing tigers via safari through Tiger Island, you might as well take the opportunity to basically have the park to yourself every weekend until December 24, for the absolute steal of $75!
For eager explorers, dreams really can come true.

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