Exciting news for Gold Coasters, with Dreamworld and WhiteWater World announcing the date they will swing open their gates once again.
The Coomera themeparks were forced to shut in March at the height of the coronavirus pandemic, but have today confirmed they will be commencing a “staged reopening” on Wednesday 16 September.
“Guests will be welcomed back to Dreamworld and WhiteWater World ahead of the September holiday period, with plenty of reasons to visit and enjoy their favourite theme park attractions,” the themepark said.
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Guests may notice a few changes when they head back to the themeparks next month, with both Dreamworld and Whitewater World having undergone major refurbishment works during the closure period.
Some of those include the upgrade, rebranding and refurbishment of Dreamworld’s iconic SideWinder roller coaster, while a top to bottom refurbishment of WhiteWater World’s popular water slide complex Pipeline Plunge is also in the works.
“We have got an incredibly exciting roadmap ahead, with construction of our $32 million multi-launch coaster commencing in the near future, creating over 250 local construction jobs and when completed new jobs at Dreamworld,” Dreamworld Chief Operating Officer, Greg Yong said.
“This will be a real boost for the local economy.”
Understanding how challenging the past few months have been for locals, Dreamworld has also announced they will be offering a discounted Locals Annual Pass.
“We have listened to our local community and we understand that everyone’s been doing it tough,” Mr Yong said.
“That’s why we are holding a limited time only promotion to welcome our locals back to Dreamworld and WhiteWater World.”
Dreamworld will reopen the gates from 10AM on Wednesday 16 September, while WhiteWater World will reopen from 11am.
Both parks will be operating under an approved site specific COVID SAFE Plan.