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by Renee Ferris (subscribe)
I write as a hobby and I enjoy detailing my experiences for others to read.
Published April 24th 2018
Don't just dream - go there
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The funnest place on the Gold Coast!


Booked a holiday to the sunny Gold Coast? Then you must book in a day to visit the spectacular Dreamworld theme park, located in Upper Coomera, a short car ride from the popular Surfers Paradise area.

With tons of rides for small children, family, and the thrill seekers, you are sure to find something for everyone to enjoy here at Dreamworld.

Kids will love the DreamWorks area with familiar faces like Shrek and Kung Fu Panda roaming around, plus rides named after the movie characters.

ABC World is literally heaven for the smaller kids who will get to see The Wiggles, Giggle and Hoot, Play School and Bananas in Pyjamas.

If seeing animals is on your list, take a look at the gorgeous tiger show that runs daily at the Tiger Island or take a stroll and see the reptiles including huge crocodiles, snakes, lizards and more.

Dreamworld has nine big thrill rides that they dare you to try - these are certainly not for the fainthearted and include Buzz Saw, Hot Wheels SideWinder, The Claw, The Giant Drop and Tower of Terror just to name a few!

Rides for the whole family include the Madagascar Coaster, Bumper cars, Shockwave, Rocky Hollow log ride and a few more.

There are some very tame rides for kids five and under, such as the Big Red Car ride, Dorothy's Spinning Teacups, Hop & Hoot, Bananas in Pyjamas fun maze and more!

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A wiggly door!


If you are hungry, there is a select amount of food places around the park which serve your regular burgers, hotdogs, fries, frozen drinks, ice-creams etc. Some healthy and vegetarian options are on the menu too. Food isn't all that cheap - so bring some snacks and your own bottle of water.

If rides aren't your thing, there is still lots of fun things to do with the kids such as the Dreamworld train which takes passengers to and from certain areas of the park, or you can ride it just for fun. There is a 4-D cinema as well which is very entertaining.

At the end of the day, all the Dreamworld characters and dressed up staff come out into the middle of the park and put on a really cool show. When we first last year as a family, this was my two-year-old cousin's highlight of the day as he got to dance with the performers. It was so cute.

Before you leave, you must check out all the awesome souvenir stores around which sell some really quirky stuff. My favourite was the candy store which sold so many different chocolate bars and lollies, including ones imported from overseas.

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Meet all your favourite characters


Overall, I think Dreamworld is an excellent theme park with lots to see and do - it's great for kids of all ages and they do run some pretty cheap entry deals at certain times of the year.

Click here to go to Dreamworld's website.
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Why? So much fun for the whole family
When: Monday - Sunday
Phone: 07 5588 1111
Where: Dreamworld Parkway, Upper Coomera
Cost: Various prices
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