Another big step in the city’s recovery, with TWO of our biggest theme parks set to re-open their doors!
Movie World and Wet’n’Wild have been off limits for nearly four months, due to the Covid-19 crisis.
But the gates will once again open from 9.30am, with strict new social distancing measures in place.
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It comes two weeks after Village Roadshow opened its other parks – Sea World and Paradise Country – which have since been attracting large crowds.
It’s understood around 4,500 people are passing through those parks daily, due to the school holiday period.
Both Movie World and Wet’n’Wild will operate at 50 percent capacity, but Village Roadshow CEO Clark Kirby has told 1029 Hot Tomato’s Galey, Emily Jade and Christo that they haven’t had to turn away anyone just yet.
“I don’t foresee that being an issue, especially at this time of the year, we’re outside of school holidays now.
“And really, when we talk about a 50 percent capacity, that’s considering the capacity of like boxing day or the really key days.
“So, look I wish we were in a situation where we were turning people away, but we’re still getting really strong crowds through but certainly not turning anyone away,” Mr Kirby said.
Bosses are hopeful that Movie World and Wet-n-Wild will still see good crowd numbers, despite the Queensland school holidays now being over.
“It’s not easy, when you’ve got such a large area,” Mr Kirby says of how Seaworld and Paradise Country have been operating.
“But overall, we’ve had a lot of inspections, we continue to work with the state government, continue to refine the program.
“But it’s been flawless so far,” Mr Kirby said.