When it comes to adding a little spice to your meetings program, the Gold Coast wins hands down.
And one of the best companies to help your group unwind is the Gold Coast’s largest theme park operator, Village Roadshow, which manages Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World, Wet’n’Wild Water World, Paradise Country, and the Australian Outback Spectacular. The group is also the owner of Sea World Resort and Water Park, the 405-room hotel adjacent to Sea World.
Collectively these theme parks enjoy around four million guests per annum, and cater exceptionally well to the business events market.
Warner Bros. Movie World
Based on Warner Bros. successful movies and movie characters, Warner Bros. Movie World is one of Australia’s leading entertainment based tourist attractions. Minutes from Surfers Paradise, the park covers more than 100 hectares, and can be utilised by groups for activities “beyond the ballroom”.
It recently welcomed the new $9 million Justice League Alien Invasion 3D ride. Visitors to the park will face the most epic battle of their lives as they come under alien attack in this world-first Justice League-themed interactive ride which will feature a mix of state-of-the-art animatronics and 3D technology. Superman, Batman and a league of DC Comics Super Heroes join guests as they use their 3D laser blasters to stun their way through cities which have been overrun by the evil villain, Starro the Conqueror.
Wet `n’ Wild
Located alongside Australian Outback Spectacular and Warner Bros. Movie World, Wet’n’Wild is Australia’s largest water theme park. From adrenalin pumping rides in the Extreme H2O Zone, to Australia’s largest water slides, including the country’s first multi-slide looping water slide attraction, Aqua Loop, a giant wave pool and a variety of gentle rides such as Calypso Beach, Wet’n’Wild has something for everyone.
The park recently launched what is being called “the mother of all water slides”, the Constrictor. Riders speed down an enclosed flume slide into a series of corkscrew turns, snaking back and forth in a series of spirals, slithering down its insides on multi-person rafts. Coming out of the corkscrews, riders shoot out into a drenching splashdown.
Sea World originally opened in 1971 to showcase the Water Ski Spectacular and has since grown to become Australia’s premier marine park. Covering 25 hectares it is located only a few minutes north of Surfers Paradise.
It recently launched a new interactive animatronic dinosaur attraction that takes visitors on a journey into the prehistoric world.
Australian Outback Spectacular
A great option for evening events for groups, the Australian Outback Spectacular includes dinner and a live performance designed to capture the grandeur of the outback. Shows are held nightly from Tuesday to Sunday, with the giant arena having the capacity to seat up to 1000. A new segment is a tribute to the Australian Light Horse Brigade.
To learn more about any of these venues visit www.myfun.com.au.