Illuminate Light & Laser Spectacular
Illuminate Light & Laser Spectacular is a seasonal evening show at the Dreamworld theme park on the Gold Coast, Australia. On 2 March 2010, Dreamworld announced that they would be adding a light and laser show for the Easter school holidays; the show was included with daily admission, guests could purchase a separate Illuminate ticket just to attend the event. The first showing of Illuminate was from 2 April until 16 April 2010. Despite a poor trading period, Ardent Leisure CEO Greg Shaw stated that the launch of Illuminate was a success. In early May 2010, it was reported that Dreamworld was evaluating the possibility to incorporate Illuminate into night dance parties. Rather than going ahead with dance parties, Dreamworld began to incorporate the show into the existing Screamworld night events. In the June/July holidays of 2010 Illuminate returned alongside a "Winter Wonderland". In the evenings before the show, guests could play in up to 10,000 kilograms of ice or slide down an ice slide. Illuminate has since returned in several Screamworld events.
Illuminate Light & Laser Spectacular was created by Australian entertainment company Laservision. Laservision is the company responsible the world's largest light and sound display, A Symphony of Lights in Hong Kong, as well as the lasers inside the Scooby Doo Spooky Coaster at Warner Bros. Movie World on the Gold Coast. Illuminate may show one or more of the following segments in addition to an introduction segment: Aurora Australis – based upon the natural light display of the same name, the Aurora Australis segment features a variety of light and laser techniques to recreate an aurora. Celebrate – set to the song of the same name by Kool & the Gang, the Celebrate segment projects a variety of animated cartoons onto the two 4-metre high water screens. Love Today – set to the Mika song of the same name, the Love Today segment recreates the 2010 commercial on the main water screen. SpongeBob SquarePants – by utilising the main water screen, an episode of SpongeBob SquarePants is played; this segment will no longer be utilised after the termination of Dreamworld's contract with Nickelodeon.
Dreamworld has permanately installed the following in Main Street to allow them to run Illuminate in school holiday periods. Flamethrower capable of generating 2.4-metre tall flames Two 4-metre high water screens Three high-power laser systems Six smoke machines Search lights LEDs Surround sound A Symphony of Lights Official website Laservision
DreamWorks Experience is a themed land at the Dreamworld theme park on the Gold Coast, Australia. Themed after DreamWorks Animation and its franchises including Shrek and Kung Fu Panda, it replaced the existing children's area at the park, themed to Nickelodeon and themed generically; the DreamWorks Experience opened on 31 March 2012. The area which DreamWorks Experience occupies was known as Village Green when it opened in 1983. In 1998, the area was renamed to Village Oval. In 1999, the northern end of Village Oval was redesigned to become Kennyland. In early 2002, Kennyland was removed and most of Village Oval was fenced off; some of the children's rides were moved to Rivertown to allow for the construction of Nickelodeon Central. During that year the leftover rides were rethemed and relocated to their current positions as part of Nickelodeon Central. Nickelodeon Central opened on 26 December 2002 as the largest children's area in an Australian theme park. In 2008, SpongeBob FlyPants opened to expand Nickelodeon Central's offerings.
Towards the middle of 2011, elements of Nickelodeon theming started to be removed leading to speculation that the contract with the television network was being terminated. By the start of the winter holidays on 25 June 2011, all of the rides were renamed to a generic interim kids theme: Kid's World. In October 2011, the former Nick Pics building and the Remota Boats area were demolished with work beginning on a replacement building on the Nick Pics site. Earlier in 2011, the outgoing CEO of Dreamworld, Noel Dempsey, leaked Dreamworld's plans to team up with DreamWorks Animation on his LinkedIn profile page. On 10 November 2011, Dreamworld announced a three-stage plan to incorporate DreamWorks Animation films and characters into its theme park; the first phase, set to open 19 December 2011, was the DreamWorks Holiday Shrektacular Show which featured 8 DreamWorks Animation characters live on stage. The second phase will include the retheming of Dreamworld's kids area, Kid's World, into a 8,400-square-metre DreamWorks Experience precinct.
This phase is set to open in Easter 2012. The final phase will be the development of an meet-and-greet area called Kung Fu garden; the three phases are expected to cost $10 million to complete. In late 2011, construction of the DreamWorks Experience precinct began with the removal of the photo shop and the adjacent Remota Boats in Main Street. On 1 February 2012 following the peak season, Dreamworld closed most of the rides in Kid's World. Swinger Zinger, Mighty-Go-Round, Sky Rocket, Rainforest Rampage and Kite Flyer were all closed pending their retheme into DreamWorks Animation. During this time, two temporary rides named Mini-Swingers and Choppers operated in Ocean Parade near The Claw and AVPX, respectively. In February 2012, Dreamworld announced that the DreamWorks Experience precinct would consist of two areas with a third area to be added later. Names for the rethemed rides were announced. On 31 March 2012, the DreamWorks Experience opened to the public. On 15 July 2012, the Avalanche was closed to make way for a new attraction at the end of the year.
The replacement attraction will be part of Kung Fu Panda: Land Of Awesomeness and its opening will mark the final stage of the DreamWorks Experience. Escape from Madagascar is a suspended family roller coaster which opened in 2002 with Nickelodeon Central as Rugrats Runaway Reptar; the roller coaster was the third of the first in the Southern Hemisphere. The ride remains to be Dreamworld's only children's roller coaster, it was renamed to Sky Rocket in 2011 before being renamed Escape from Madagascar in 2012. King Julien's Theatre in the Wild is a show stage, it runs the Madagascar Live – Prepare to Party Show. The arena opened in 2002 with Nickelodeon Central where it would show: "Slime Time Live", "SpongeBob SquarePants Stories from Bikini Bottom" or "Blue's Clues Live". During the area's time known as Kid's World it showed "The Kenny Koala Show" and "The Goldie Show". MAD Jungle Jam opened with Nickelodeon Central in 2002 as Wild Thornberry's Rainforest Rampage, it is a ball play area which allows kids to fire foam balls throughout the enclosure at targets and each other.
It was renamed to Rainforest Rampage in 2011 before being renamed MAD Jungle Jam in 2012. The attraction was manufactured by SCS Interactive. Madagascar Cargo Hold is a merchandise shop, it was on the site of the former Nick Pics/Fun Snapz photo shop. Dronkey Flyers is a fixed arm, rotating plane ride themed to Dronkeys; the ride opened as Dream Copters as part of Kennyland in 2000. The ride was moved to be a part of the temporary Kid's Carnival during the construction of Nickelodeon Central. Due to its operation throughout the construction of Nickelodeon Central, the ride did not have a chance to be rethemed to suit the Nickelodeon theme. In 2003, 1 year after Nickelodeon Central opened, the ride was rethemed with new vehicles and renamed to Blue's Skidoo. By the start of the winter holidays on 25 June 2011, Blue's Skidoo was another ride in Nickelodeon Central not to get a retheme but to remain operating. In 2012, it was rethemed to Dronkey Flyers as part of Shrek's Faire Faire Away. Forever After's is a merchandise shop.
It backs onto the Madagascar Cargo Hold and was on the site of the former Nick Pics/Fun Snapz photo shop. Gingy's Glider is a Zamperla Kite Flyer, it opened in June 2008 as SpongeBob FlyPants. It was the only new attraction to be added to
SpongeBob SquarePants is an American animated television series created by marine science educator and animator Stephen Hillenburg for Nickelodeon. The series chronicles the adventures and endeavors of the title character and his various friends in the fictional underwater city of Bikini Bottom; the series' popularity has made it a media franchise, as well as the highest rated series to air on Nickelodeon, the most distributed property of MTV Networks. As of late 2017, the media franchise has generated $13 billion in merchandising revenue for Nickelodeon. Many of the ideas for the series originated in an unpublished educational comic book titled The Intertidal Zone, which Hillenburg created in 1989, he began developing SpongeBob SquarePants into a television series in 1996 upon the cancellation of Rocko's Modern Life, turned to Tom Kenny, who had worked with him on that series, to voice the title character. SpongeBob was going to be named SpongeBoy, the series was to be called SpongeBoy Ahoy!, but both of these were changed, as the name was trademarked.
Nickelodeon held a preview for the series in the United States on May 1, 1999, following the television airing of the 1999 Kids' Choice Awards. The series premiered on July 17, 1999, it has received worldwide critical acclaim since its premiere and gained enormous popularity by its second season. A feature film, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, was released in theaters on November 19, 2004, a sequel was released on February 6, 2015. In 2018, the series began airing its twelfth season; the series has won a variety of awards, including six Annie Awards, eight Golden Reel Awards, four Emmy Awards, 16 Kids' Choice Awards, two BAFTA Children's Awards. Despite its widespread popularity, the series has been involved in several public controversies, including one centered on speculation over SpongeBob's intended sexual orientation. In 2011, a newly described species of fungus, Spongiforma squarepantsii, was named after the cartoon's title character. A Broadway musical based on the series opened in 2017 to critical acclaim.
On February 14, 2019, it was announced. The series takes place in the benthic underwater city of Bikini Bottom, located in the Pacific Ocean beneath the real-life coral reef known as Bikini Atoll. In 2015, Tom Kenny confirmed that the fictitious city was named after Bikini Atoll, but denied an Internet fan theory that connected the series' characters to actual nuclear testing that occurred in the atoll; the citizens are multicolored fish who live in buildings made from ship funnels and use "boatmobiles," amalgamations of cars and boats, as a mode of transportation. Recurring locations within Bikini Bottom include the neighboring houses of SpongeBob and Squidward; when the SpongeBob crew began production on the series' pilot episode, they were tasked with designing the stock locations where "the show would return to again and again, in which most of the action would take place, such as the Krusty Krab and SpongeBob's pineapple house". The idea for the series was "to keep everything nautical", so the crew used a great amount of rope, wooden planks, ships' wheels, anchors and rivets in creating the show's setting.
Transitions between scenes are marked by bubbles filling up the screen, accompanied by the sound of water rushing. The series features "sky flowers" as a main setting material, they first have since become a common feature throughout the series. When series background designer Kenny Pittenger was asked what they were, he answered, "They function as clouds in a way, but since the show takes place underwater, they aren't clouds; because of the tiki influence on the show, the background painters use a lot of pattern." Pittenger said that the sky flowers were meant to "evoke the look of a flower-print Hawaiian shirt". The series revolves around an ensemble cast of his aquatic friends. SpongeBob SquarePants is an energetic and optimistic sea sponge who physically resembles a rectangular kitchen sponge, he lives in a submerged pineapple with his pet snail Gary. SpongeBob has a childlike enthusiasm for life, which carries over to his job as a fry cook at a fast food restaurant called the Krusty Krab, his greatest goal in life is to receive a license to drive a boatmobile.
His favorite pastimes include "jellyfishing," which involves catching jellyfish with a net in a manner similar to butterfly catching, blowing soap bubbles into elaborate shapes. Living two houses down from SpongeBob is his best friend Patrick Star, a dim-witted yet friendly pink starfish who resides under a rock. Despite his mental setbacks, Patrick still sees himself as intelligent. Squidward Tentacles, SpongeBob's next-door neighbor and co-worker at the Krusty Krab, is an arrogant and ill-tempered octopus who lives in an Easter Island moai, he enjoys playing the clarinet and painting self-portraits, but hates his job as a cashier and dislikes living between SpongeBob and Patrick, due to their childish nature. The owner of the Krusty Krab is a miserly red crab named Mr. Krabs who talks like a sailor and runs his restaurant as if it were a pirate ship. Mr. Krabs is a single parent with one teenage daughter, a sperm whale named Pearl, to whom he wants to pass down his riches. Pearl does not want to continue the family business and would rather spend her time
The Dreamworld Express is a 2 ft narrow gauge railway located at the Dreamworld theme park on the Gold Coast, Queensland in Australia. The Dreamworld Express opened with Dreamworld on 15 December 1981 as the Cannonball Express. At the time the railway only featured a single stop in Main Street. A steam locomotive built by Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1917 was purchased and 3,000 metres of track was said to have been laid to develop the ride; this figure must relate to the quantity of rail used as reference to maps shows that the line is only about 1.5 kilometres in length. The Baldwin locomotive was used during the First World War in France before being relocated to Queensland for use on the cane fields. At the time of its opening, the Cannonball Express was said to be the Longest owned railway in Australia. However, this was incorrect, it is not the longest owned passenger railway. A second steam locomotive, built by Perry Engineering in 1951, which had seen service at a Queensland sugar mill, was purchased and put into service on the railway.
Until the late 1990s the railway operated with both steam locomotives in peak periods. The railway shifted to operations on a rotational basis, with one train being serviced while the other would operate normally; the two locomotives could each tow carriages to cater for up 160 passengers at a time. A set of covered cars were used on the railway, with a set of uncovered carriages, now disposed of, being used unless both trains were operating. A carriage with disabled access was always added to the end of at least one of the operating trains. After Easter 2013, Dreamworld began operating the train only on weekends and school holidays; the park subsequently replaced the two steam locomotives with a diesel replacement. The diesel was built by ride manufacturers C&S in Italy; the ride now operates as the Dreamworld Express. On 26 January 2016 Dreamworld reintroduced the Baldwin locomotive as a one-off event. Subsequently it was announced that the steam locomotive would operate on the first Saturday of every month and on other occasions.
Four stations are located throughout the park. The first is Central Park Station located at the end of Main Street at the bottom of the hill; the railway cuts across a main pathway through the use of a set of boom gates before navigating between the Tower of Terror II, Wiggles World and Tiger Island before arriving at the second station. The second station is located in a portion of Rivertown near the Billabong Buffet restaurant. Directly after the station the train passes another set of boom gates before passing the Dreamworld Woolshed and part of the Dreamworld Corroboree. A station is located in Dreamworld Corroboree with entry and exit via the Kai-Kai Café and Bunya Trading Gift Shop; the railway passes the rest of the Dreamworld Corroboree alongside the Murrisipi River before arriving at the fourth and final station at Rocky Hollow. The station is located near its on-ride photo shop; the final section of railway travels around the former location of the Blue Lagoon water park as well as Dreamworld Studios where Big Brother Australia is filmed.
It returns to Central Park Station in Main Street after passing the railway maintenance sheds. This railroad is based on the Disneyland Railroad, with the Baldwin locomotive resembling the #4 Ernest S. Marsh locomotive, the cars designed with the Excursion III design, there being four station stops. Rail transport in Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Sea World Monorail System
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BuzzSaw (roller coaster)
BuzzSaw is a Maurer Söhne SkyLoop roller coaster located within the Town of Gold Rush section of the Dreamworld amusement park on the Gold Coast of Australia. The ride began operation on 17 September 2011 as part of Dreamworld's 30th birthday celebrations. BuzzSaw has a track length of 150 metres; the steel ride consists of a single train which holds 12 riders and lasts 50 seconds. BuzzSaw features the tallest inversion in the Southern Hemisphere and is the second-highest inversion of its type in the world; the ride is themed around a series of unexplainable occurrences in the Town of Gold Rush which date back to the late 1800s. The setting is based on encounters with the ghost of one Jack Darke, killed by a buzz saw at a sawmill built after the gold rush ended; the ride is closed for maintenance with no current reopening date scheduled due to a ride failure on May 22, 2018 In December 2009, a Gold Coast Bulletin report detailed a variety of new attractions for the region's theme parks and stated that Dreamworld was in negotiations with a manufacturer to add to its "Big 6" thrill rides.
In February 2011, Dreamworld's operator, Ardent Leisure, announced the addition of two new rides in 2011 as part of Dreamworld's 30th Birthday. In April 2011, it was announced that in addition to a family thrill ride, another major ride would be opened in time for the September school holidays; the name "BuzzSaw" was confirmed two months by the park's outgoing CEO, Noel Dempsey, who confirmed plans to team up with DreamWorks Animation. Vertical construction for BuzzSaw started around the same time. On 20 July 2011, Dreamworld announced the addition of BuzzSaw to the Dreamworld park to the public. Testing for the ride began in early September 2011, BuzzSaw opened to the public on 17 September 2011. Marketing for BuzzSaw began on 6 July 2011 when Dreamworld released a television commercial promoting their plans to open a "new bone-chilling thrill ride" by September of that year. At this stage, the name BuzzSaw had not been announced. A second television marketing campaign was released for BuzzSaw on 8 September 2011, just before its official opening on 17 September 2011.
The commercial stated "this September fear will reach new heights". Banners around Dreamworld advertise BuzzSaw as a "ripper of a ride". BuzzSaw is one of Dreamworld's "Big 8 Thrill Rides" alongside The Claw, The Giant Drop, Mick Doohan's Motocoaster, Tower of Terror II and Wipeout, it boasts the tallest inversion in the Southern Hemisphere at 46.2 metres above the ground. This ranks it tied as the third-highest inversion worldwide. BuzzSaw's steel roller coaster track is 150 metres in length; the ride consists of a single Maurer Söhne X-Car train. The train features two cars. Riders are restrained by a lap bar. BuzzSaw is themed around a series of unexplainable occurrences in the Town of Gold Rush which date back to the late 1800s. In 1876, the Town of Gold Rush was formed, it was a prosperous town during the great gold rush. Eleven years in 1887, the town's Gold supply was gone; the town established a sawmill and turned their focus to timber. On a clear moon-lit night, a sawmill worker named Jack Darke was killed by the buzz saw after he had a scuffle with some other workers who were attempting to set the building on fire.
The circumstances leading up to his death were covered up by the town with the legend stating that Jack tried to burn down the sawmill and slipped into the path of the buzz saw. The sawmill has remained closed since with many people claiming encounters with the ghost of Jack on nights similar to that of his death; the entrance to BuzzSaw is located in the Town of Gold Rush where the Helicopter Joy Flights used to operate, opposite the former entrance of the Eureka Mountain Mine Ride. The station is themed to the abandoned sawmill in the town of Gold Rush and tells the story of Jack Darke. Within the building, guests are directed through a series of queue pathways. Several television screens are embedded in the walls and show burning timber. Parts of the theming are caged off with crime scene signs. Throughout the queue, guests are able to hear the sound of buzzsaws as well as several warnings to not go any further and to escape while they can. Large circular saws are located on the roof of the building.
BuzzSaw is Maurer Söhne SkyLoop XT 150 roller coaster. As part of Maurer Söhne's X-Coaster range of roller coasters, the SkyLoop begins with a vertical chain lift hill to a height of 46.2 metres. At the top of this lift hill, the car is pulled back over on itself before it is released into a full heartline roll and a drop down a steep hill back towards the station; the train oscillates between the two hills before it is caught by the chain hill and lowered back down into the station. A single ride on BuzzSaw is completed in 50 seconds; the reception of BuzzSaw has been positive. Melinda Siegmeier of the Gold Coast Bulletin stated "the scream machine is a fitting way to describe Dreamworld's newest thrill ride the BuzzSaw". Siegmeier commented on the vertical lift hill: "by this stage I was wishing I was back on the ground". Ardent Leisure, the owners of Dreamworld, have claimed the launch of the ride to be a success. In the first year of operation, over 435,000 people rode the attraction. However, in the worldwide Best Roller Coaster Poll in 2012, BuzzSaw ranked 221 out of 365.
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Tiger Island (Dreamworld)
Tiger Island is a wildlife attraction at the Dreamworld amusement park on the Gold Coast, Australia. In February 2016, the area was home to five cubs; the exhibit is home to both the Sumatran tiger species. Tiger Island opened in 1995 as one of only two interactive tiger exhibits in the world; the exhibit featured various locations for the tigers to live and play. Just three years in October 1998, Dreamworld welcomed their first litter of four Bengal tiger cubs consisting of Rama, Sita and Taj. In 2007, the first litter of Sumatran tiger cubs were born featuring Rahni. A nursery and smaller tiger enclosure were constructed to showcase the younger tigers before being released into the main exhibit. On 20 June 2012, one of Dreamworld's original Bengal tigers died after a battle with kidney disease. Mohan was born on 2 November 1994 in the United States before being transferred to Dreamworld for the opening of Tiger Island, he weighed in at 180 kilograms and was known as the "King of Tiger Island".
During 2015, two litters were born to father Raja and mother Nika, on 25 July, Kai, a male cub, was born, while two female cubs were born on 29 November, to the same mother and father named during a competition done in conjunction with Channel 7's Sunrise Morning Show, the two female cubs were named Akasha and Adira. On 19 February 2016, two white tiger cubs were put on public display in a temporary quarantine enclosure, found in Ocean Parade, in front of Zombie Evilution; these two cubs were to be named Kiko and Kali were flown in from Japan under Dreamworld's partnership arrangement with Hirakawa Zoo in Kagoshima City. On 29 February 2016, the Tiger Island area closed for refurbishment. Information pertaining to this refurbishment is yet to be released; this section shows a list of tigers that are no longer there. Tiger presentations are performed twice daily in the main exhibit. Guests can watch. Throughout the presentation the tigers jump up to 10-foot into the air. In 2013, Cub College will feature some of the younger tigers performing in the presentation.
Since 1997, Dreamworld has run the Dreamworld Tiger Fund which aims to support various projects that help save tigers in the wild. The fund has contributed over a million dollars to this cause in the past 15 years; the fund relies on a percentage of profits from merchandise sales, tiger walks and tiger photos as well as donations from the Dreamworld's guests and the wider community. In March 2012, the DWF was established, collaborating with existing wildlife conservation groups to bring substantial financial support to the conservation movement on a global scale. An internationally recognised fund committed to the protection and conservation of the earth's most magnificent creatures and habitats, crucial to their survival. Through this initiative, you are able to adopt some of the species of animals found in the Dreamworld Corroboree, such as Tasmanian devils, red kangaroos and cassowaries, alongside the Tiger Island tigers. Upon the closure of Zombie Evilution for the off-peak season, the attraction was fenced off and a portable building appeared, this was revealed to be a quarantine enclosure that would feature the white tiger cubs now known as Kiko and Kali who were flown in from Japan.
A larger playground for the cubs was constructed on the old Stingray ride footprint and the Zombie Evilution exit is being used as a temporary Tiger shop during the refurbishment of Tiger Island. The portable building was used from 19 February for a temporary home for the white tigers as they needed to be quarantine for a month, the portable building is where the four tigers sleep during the refurbishment. Overlooking the tiger exhibit exists a merchandise and a dining outlet. Guests can purchase tiger merchandise at Bengal Bazaar and buy food and beverage items at the Bengal Tea House; the Lair, an adjacent exotic animal exhibit at Dreamworld Dreamworld Corroboree, the Australian wildlife exhibit found at the park