A COUPLE of Gold Coast icons plan to Go Blue for Autism in support of World Autism Awareness Day.
Dreamworld and SkyPoint are both offering free entry to guests diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), along with a host of other benefits, across the next four days.
Friends and family of the special guests will be able to purchase half priced one-day tickets to both attractions, between Saturday 30 March and Tuesday 2 April.
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In a statement released by the Coomera theme park, it was confirmed Dreamworld would provide eligible guests with a blue wrist band which would provided exclusive before-hours entry to the park (from 9.30am) and complimentary Ride Express access.
While Wags the Dog from The Wiggles will be wagging his tail for a special, dedicated meet and greet each day and guests are invited to bring along noise cancelling headphones on a selection of rides.
Autism Queensland Chief Executive Officer, Pam Macrossan, welcomed the efforts by the local venues.
“It is now 11 years since the United National General Assembly declared 2 April as World Autism Awareness Day, and each year it is wonderful to see the ways in which the wider community embraces this day,” Ms Macrossan said.
“Dreamworld have been most generous in their efforts to create a special opportunity for people on the spectrum and their families on and around this date, and we wish them all the best,” she added.
SkyPoint, at the top of the iconic Q1 building in Surfers Paradise will show its support with the same ticket offer as Dreamworld, a meal deal and by lighting up blue on Tuesday 2 April for Autism Awareness Day.
You can go to Dreamworld’s website for more details.