Dreamworld is the Gold Coast’s largest theme park encompassing thrill rides, native attractions, family fun, shows, and much much more. In this one-page super-guide, I’ll walk through all the must-know points about this mega-fun destination.
Dreamworld Rides and Sections
The star attractions are the action thrill rides which include Buzzsaw, Hot Wheels Sidewinder, Mick Doohan’s Motocoaster, Pandamonium, Tail Spin, The Claw, The Giant Drop.
New for 2019 is the Skyvoyager, a $17 million virtual reality ride over the Australian landscape. The new flying simulator will be the first of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.
Opening soon: Fully 6 will open this Summer at WhiteWater World. Another major new ride at Dreamworld will be the triple launch mega coaster which is bound to make headlines and fans globally.
Sadly, the Tower of Terror has closed, but this new triple launch coaster looks set to be an epic replacement. The long-running Wipeout has also retired.
For something a little more relaxing there are nine more family-friendly rides, and another nine kids rides and play areas.
Other major attractions include ABC Kids World, Dreamworks Experience, Trolls Village, Wiggles World, Tiger Island, the Lego Store, Redline Racing Simulators, Dreamworld Corroboree which includes lots of native animals and intro’s to indigenous culture.
Another key feature no to be missed is the various live performances and shows. Be sure to grab a guide the entry and check for the daily shows of the day and schedules.
Of course, not to forget the attached WhiteWater World which is a theme park in its own right.
Rides and Attractions Gallery
You can buy tickets online at https://shop.dreamworld.com.au/Tickets. Very occasionally, Dreamworld offers some superb specials such as last years $35 for 35 days entry, for that keep an eye on their Facebook page at fb.com/dreamworld/
|SEASON PASS||Unlimited entry to Dreamworld, WhiteWater World and SkyPoint Observation Deck||from $ 109|
|ANNUAL PASS||Unlimited entry to Dreamworld, WhiteWater World and SkyPoint Observation Deck for 12 months from first visit.||from $ 119|
|1 DAY TICKET – 2 PARKS||1 day entry to Dreamworld and WhiteWater World.||from $ 85|
|3 DAY TICKET||3 day ticket lets you hop between Dreamworld inc WhiteWater World plus entry into SkyPoint Observation Deck as often as you like over 3 consecutive days from first visit.||from $ 89|
|7 DAY TICKET||7 day ticket lets you hop between Dreamworld inc WhiteWater World plus entry into SkyPoint Observation Deck as often as you like over 7 consecutive days from first visit.||from $ 99|
Dreamworld Fast Pass
|RIDE EXPRESS||Use your smartphone to reserve a virtual queue line for your favorite ride. Only valid at Dreamworld.||from $30|
Food and Drinks at Dreamworld
Food and drink are not cheap, think drinks, think at least $4 and up, think a combo meal, think $14 and up. On the upside, the coffee/food offerings are of a pretty high standard for theme park fare. While food and drink are not allowed to be brought into the park you can get a “pass out” and eat on the grassed area near the entrance or by the Marketplace. If you also have a ticket to White Water World you can hop between the parks and use their coin operated BBQ’s.
The main food stations in Dreamworld:
- Billabong Buffet (Adult: $28.95 Child: $10.95)
- Parkway Patisserie and Grill
- Food Central
- Dough Bros Pizzeria
- Green Bean Coffee Company
- Presto’s Training Cafe
- Grid Burgers & Sports Bar
- The Sandwich Shop
Getting to Dreamworld
Via G:Link Tram: From Surfers Paradise – Take the tram from Cavill Avenue Station to Helensvale Station then take the TX7 bus directly to Dreamworld. Journey time: around 72mins – cost: with Go Card $3.96 Check full rates and schedules via the journey planner at translink.com.au
By Car: Take the Pacific Highway towards Coomera and take the Coomera Exit (Exit 54). Follow the signs to Dreamworld. Parking is free.
By Shuttle: There are numerous shuttle services that run regular direct services between stops in the central areas out to Dreamworld.
- Skybus – offers adult tickets at $11 and family tickets from $26 – View timetable here skybus.com.au../timetable/
- ConXion – offers adult tickets from $22 – View more con-x-ion.com/../transfers
By Limousine: They are a lot of limousine companies on the Gold Coast and rates are attractive for a personalized luxury service in a corporate car or stretch limousine
- MyGoldCoastLimo – offers small van, luxury sedan, stretch, and super stretch limo mygoldcoastlimo.com
Dreamworld Location Map
Dreamworld Theme Park Attraction Map
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When rides are not operating there should be a discount or free pass for when they are running. Otherwise, you are just paying $100 to enter a fenced-off area with expensive food for sale
Good family fun for everyone
The family went to Dreamworld (3yo & 5 yo) and we loved that they had a great selection of rides and attractions for toddlers plus the animal exhibits. The little ones loved Wiggle World and Kung Fu Panda. Our kids loved the Big Red Boat, mini ferris wheel, and spinning teacup.
Most of the adult rides were working but some were not so I suggest checking https://www.dreamworld.com.au/en/park-info/maintenance before you go, that page shows which rides are closed and open times for others.
Minus one star for price. Near to 340 is too much for family budgets but regardless, we did it and enjoyed it.
More than rides
Beyond all the rides there is another side to Dreamworld which are the wildlife exhibits. For tiger lovers there is Tiger Island with its hand reared tigers and its is beautiful to watch the connection and bond between them and their carers. The show is impressive and behind the scenes you can also take part in feeding and even get a photo with the young tiger cubs.
I also love that they have Dingoes, which you can also feed and get a rare chance to connect with a relatively unloved Australian. There is also crocodiles, bilby’s, roo’s, koala’s, cassowary, Tassie devils, wombats, and wedge tail eagles.
Dreamworld is expensive, but it can be an amazing day of rare experiences if you make a FULL day of it.
Love this place
It’s a must visit every year for us and every year there is something new