The Battle of the Gold Coast Theme Parks Heats Up

With the Gold Coast being home to not one but five theme parks, two parks have announced they are upping the ante in the hope to draw the largest patrons this summer.

According to, on September 13, Dreamworld launched its latest attraction dubbed Kevin Hill, a zombie/haunted house the park hopes will excite its visitors.

Named in honour of eccentric billionaire JB Kevil, the post-apocalyptic zombie playground is open just in time for the September school holidays and is a modern take on the haunted house concept.

Not to be outdone, Sea World has announced plans to unveil its Storm Coaster before Christmas, a wet roller coaster that is 472m-long and offers speeds of 70 km h through water before launching into the sky.

The ocean-themed park is also hoping to attract visitors when its polar bear cub makes it’s debut in September.

Thanks to a 1.5m extension to Polar Bear Shores, new mum Liya and her cub will be able to be viewed along with Hudson and Nelson, Sea World’s twin male bears.

Gold Coast’s Movie World will welcome the return of its very popular Fright Nights in October.