Park News - (10/26/16) A horrifying accident took place at Dreamworld on Tuesday on the park's Thunder River Rapids ride that resulted in the death of four park guests: two women and two men aged between 32 and 42.
According to the details released so far in the various news reports I've seen so far, there were also two children on the 6-passenger raft who were 'thrown' from the raft to safety as the raft itself was rapidly tipped up on it's side when coming into contact with another empty raft that had someone being stalled or stuck in place ahead of it. The remaining four riders apparently either fell down into the conveyor-system and were crushed to death, or fell down into the water below it and became trapped and drowned. It is incredibly sad that the two mothers of the two children who survived the accident were killed right in front of them.
The investigation is still ongoing, but I wouldn't expect to see the ride reopen anytime soon while all those involved are still very much in shock over the horror of this tragedy.
(9/21/16) AusParks reports that Dreamworld has begun testing a VR Coaster experience on the park's "Mick Doohan's Motocoaster" ride. So far this is just the test and they have not announced an official opening date for the VR experience.
Fall 2016 - NEW Tiger Island - (9/16/16) AusParks reports that Dreamworld will reopen the all new Tiger Island this Sunday. The attraction has been closed for months to receive a $7 million refurbishment that includes a new restaurant called the Island Noodle Hut, a retail store, a stadium with 500 covered seats, underwater viewing areas and more.
(2/23/16) AusParks reports that Dreamworld's Tiger Island attraction will soon close for refurbishment in March for three months to bring the area back up to standards and make it suitable for the two new15-week old white tiger cubs the park has just acquired.