Another top attraction on the Gold Coast, Warner Bros. Movie World has all the rides, rollercoasters and shows you need to ensure a fun day out for the whole family. It is divided into four zones: Main Street, DC Comics Superhero Hub, the Wild West area and the Kids’ WB Fun Zone.
While it may not have as many rides as other theme parks like Dreamworld there’s still plenty to do and see, and the kids will love interacting with all the costumed movie characters that roam the park. Here we take a look at some of Movie World’s top attractions.
Main Street is your entry point into the park, and hosts many of the shows including the All Star Parade and Hollywood Stunt Driver. A great place for the kids to get photographed with their favourite movie characters.
DC Comics Superhero Hub
The DC Comics Superhero Hub has some of the most popular rides and rollercoasters, including Arkham Asylum, Superman Escape, the Green Lantern Coaster and the relatively new Justice League 3D – The Ride.
The Wild West
The Wild West area has – as you might have guessed – a western theme and is home to the Wild West Falls Adventure Ride, and shows Looney Tunes – What’s Up Rock and the entertaining Western Town Show Down.
Kids’ WB Fun Zone
Aimed at younger visitors, the Kids’ WB Fun Zone has age-appropriate rides like Yosemite Sam’s Railroad, Speedy Gonzales Tijuana Taxis and the Looney Tunes Carousel, as well as Looney Tunes costumed characters like Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny, Wile E. Coyote and Tweety Bird.
The Top Movie World Attractions
Justice League 3D: your job is to help the Justice League save the world in this 3D interactive ride. Climb onboard, grab your laser gun and get ready for battle.
Arkham Asylum – Shock Therapy: only for the brave, strap yourself into the Arkham Asylum rollercoaster ride and prepare for speeds of up to 85km per hour – while upside-down!
Green Lantern Coaster: although slightly less full-on than Arkham Asylum, the Green Lantern Coaster still features the steepest inverted drop in this part of the world.
Superman Escape: if you really want to experience extreme acceleration and high speed, Superman Escape is the ride for you – get ready to shoot from 0 to 100km per hour in just TWO seconds!
Batwing Spaceshot: we recommend you try this one BEFORE lunch – get shot up a 60 metre high tower, then return back down to earth at faster than free-fall speed.
Scooby Doo Spooky Coaster: like modern day high-tech ghost-train, the Scooby Doo Spooky Coaster is full of frights, jumps, sharp turns, scares and fun.
Wild West Falls Adventure Ride: climb onto a large log (they hold up to eight people) and brace yourself for some high speeds and big drops – it’s quite a long ride, too.
Hollywood Stunt Driver: a show that will excite all ages – witness professional stunt drivers show you how they do it in the movies – get ready for action… and burnt rubber!
Opening Hours are 9.30am until 5pm, although the rides don’t start up until 10am., and with the exception of Christmas Day and Anzac Day, Warner Bros. Movie World is open every day of the year.
Prices: general admission (one day) to Movie World is currently $84.99 for adults and $49.99 for children aged 3 to 13 years and for pensioners. You may be able to find discounted depending upon current promotions.
A much better value deal is to purchase one of the VIP passes that will allow you unlimited entry (for an extended period) to not only Movie World, but to Sea World and Wet ‘n’ Wild too.
Getting to Warner Bros. Movie World
By car: around 25 – 30 minutes from Surfers Paradise, take the Pacific Motorway (M1) north, and leave at exit 60.
By bus: you can get here by Surfside Buslines, Con-x-ion and Gold Coast Tourist Shuttle.
Movie World is located at Pacific Motorway, Oxenford, Qld 4210. Telephone: +61 7 5573 3999 or 133 FUN. Website: http://movieworld.com.au