SEA WORLD of Australia
Gold Coast, Australia
Village Roadshow Parks
Park News - (11/23/15) The local news reports that a "grass fire" broke out close enough to Sea World of Australia the other day that the entire park and nearby beaches were evacuated as a safety precaution while firefighters brought the blaze under control. The park reopened to guests about 3 hours later.
(6/2/15) Sea World of Australia opens the park's new Creatures of the Deep exhibit this week. A description of the indoor/outdoor experience can be found on AusParks.
(8/11/14) The rollercoaster known as Sea Viper (formerly: Corkscrew) at Sea World Australia is being removed from the park. According to the rumors, the ride is being scrapped entirely and will not be saved or resold to another park. The coaster has been sitting mostly inactive for the last 6 months from what I’m told and I’m guessing the last round of inspections may have been the final straw that forced the park to make the hard choice to pull the plug on it.
Back when it first opened in 1981, it was the first triple-inversion coaster in Australia. No word on if the park has plans to add a new coaster to replace it in the next year or two. Currently the park only has one true coaster (Jet Rescue) and the new Storm Coaster Mack Flume/Coaster that opened for this past summer season.
Late 2015 - Nickelodeon Land / Beach Break Bay Renovation - (1/19/16) A nice photo update posted to Parkz.com shows off Sea World Australia and the park's new Nickelodeon Land area and themed rides.
(6/27/15) Sea World of Australia has announced that they will open a new Nickelodeon Land kids area by the end of 2015. According to AusParks the new land will replace the park's Beach Break Bay area and offer four new kiddie rides, one of which will be a new coaster from Zamperla. The existing attractions here will be replaced, though two will stay and be rethemed: Air See Explorer and the Carousel.
(4/22/15) AusParks.com.au reports that Sea World has closed Beach Break Bay for a multi-million dollar revamp project that will see an assortment of new rides and attractions added when it reopens later this year.