“Watch out for a huge 2021” says one of the Village Roadshow chiefs, as images of two new Gold Coast rides are released over the weekend.
Destination Gold Coast has shared images of what the finished products will look like, upon their intended completion next year.
The attractions are part of ‘The New Atlantis’ precinct at Seaworld, which was announced over a year ago.
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It’s understood that the $50 million area, which features three thrill-seeker attractions, was due to be completed this year but was derailed slightly due to Covid.
One of the three rides, the Vortex, is still due to open any day. While the other two, the Leviathan and The Trident, are now earmarked to open in June 2021.
“Coming soon folks watch out for a huge 2021 from the biggest theme park group,” Village Roadshow COO Bikash Randawa tweeted yesterday.
The Leviathan is set to be the only wooden rollercoaster on the Gold Coast, while the Trident will spin people 42 metres above the ground.
Destination Gold Coast shared the following images yesterday.
Just announced to both open in June 2021, ride the wooden ‘Leviathan’ rollercoaster and ‘Trident’ at Sea World. 😲🎢 The only wooden rollercoaster on the Gold Coast and swing that spins you 42 metres around in the air, mark June 2021 in your calendar! #PlayGoldCoast @Queensland pic.twitter.com/JoFzzkNDTv
— Gold Coast (@destgc) December 5, 2020
Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate says the precinct will go a long way to lure domestic travellers.
“Our theme parks are the background of domestic family holiday travel, with millions of Aussies enjoying our parks every year.
“Bookings for the upcoming Christmas-January period are strong with visitors not only attending our parks, but staying in-house in accommodation like SeaWorld.
“To see this investment in our parks and attractions show that operators have a long term vision for their business,” the Mayor said in a statement.