The financial assistance package for Gold Coast Theme Parks jointly announced today by Queensland Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk and Minister for State Development, Tourism and Innovation, Kate Jones will allow Ardent to implement the staged re-opening of Dreamworld and WhiteWater World, with both parks expected to re-open in mid-September, ahead of the holiday period as previously announced.
“We appreciate the Queensland Government’s strong recognition of the important role that the theme park industry plays in the economic development of Queensland and the broader tourism industry in Australia. The Queensland Government’s foresight in providing this financial assistance package will enable Ardent to re-open its iconic theme parks, continue to employ hundreds of people and continue to invest in future tourism infrastructure and create more local jobs.” Ardent Leisure Theme Parks and Attractions Chief Executive Officer, John Osborne said.
“We are very excited about welcoming back our valued team members and loyal guests and have already commenced preparations for the re-opening of our parks, including the implementation of our Queensland Health approved COVID SAFE Plan.”
The September re-opening date for Dreamworld and WhiteWater World will be confirmed over the next week.