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Village Roadshow expects “favourable trading” for theme parks from November following $117.4m loss

by Huntley Mitchell

We’re loving Village Roadshow’s theme park optimism here at Travel Weekly, mainly because we’re huge fans of roller coasters and can’t wait to get back up to the Goldie.

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Temporary theme park closures lead to $136.6m loss for Ardent Leisure

by Huntley Mitchell

Having recently pleaded guilty to three charges over the Dreamworld tragedy as well as being hit with a shareholder class action, Ardent Leisure now has some negative financials to worry about.

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Destinations

Village Roadshow extends takeover talks with failed Virgin bidder

by Huntley Mitchell

After being rejected by Virgin Australia, BGH Capital has shifted its attention to another takeover target.

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Major Japanese theme parks ask guests not to scream on rollercoasters

As the world begins to reopen, tourism operators have begun rolling out new and creative ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This one is particularly unusual.

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UK ‘Disneyland’ to be built in Kent

by Amy Bryant

The last time we went to Disneyland they recruited us as one of Snow White’s Dwarfs. We fought for Sneezy, but succumbed with Sleepy. It was the happiest year of our lives.

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Travel Agents

Dreamworld now flogging cheap season passes

by Sophie Harrison

With these cheap season passes, thrill seekers can let their imaginations run wild at Dream World until December. Get in quick!

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Destinations

Three new theme parks for Queensland

by Amy Bryant

There’s no stopping demanding kids who just can’t get enough of theme parks!

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New theme parks anticipated for Queensland

by Amy Bryant

Three new theme parks are being developed in the southeast region of Queensland with the state embracing a striking increase […]

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Dreamworld tragedy raises theme park safety concerns worldwide

by Kate Webster

With 100 more ride accidents this year compared to last world wide, the question is being raised, how safe are theme park rides?

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News

Man bitten by snake at QLD theme park

by Ed Jackson - AAP

A man has been taken to hospital after being bitten on the foot by a snake at a Gold Coast theme park.

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US theme parks boost security measures

by Barbara Liston - REUTERS

Major US theme parks in Florida and California, including Disney, SeaWorld and Universal Studios, are adding security measures to screen visitors.

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Tourism

New Dubai entertainment to draw in families

by Zoe Samios

Dubai’s latest projects, a series of theme parks and entertainment centres hope to draw in family-centric travel.

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