Now that we’ve finished on the farm, the world is once again our oyster. We can travel anywhere our hearts desire and Farley’s big kid heart desired Warner Bros. Movie World on the Gold Coast.
We visited the theme park yesterday and I had a better day than expected. I was worried the park wouldn’t be enjoyable for adults without children, but with thrill rides, 4D experiences, eat-ertainment and a kids zone the park had attractions and coasters that catered for everybody no matter your age.
Tickets purchased online were $89 per adult or on the gate $99. We didn’t pre purchase our tickets but on the day asked if we booked online now, would we get the discounted price. The answer is YES. So that’s what we did and made a saving of $20. If I’m honest, I was a little shocked at the price of entry. I’ve been to much larger theme parks with a lot more to offer that cost a lot less. I’m just glad it was only the two of us and that we didn’t have a trail of children to pay for! I do feel for you parents!
Tickets paid for and park map at the ready I was determined to go on every single ride, watch every single show and meet every single character in order to get value for money.
They have 8 thrill seeker rides to offer. Before going on any coaster, I always have a mini panic moment and think why am I putting myself through this! I’m not a thrill seeker! My biggest fear is the seatbelt undoing during the ride… Does anybody else feel the same or is it just me? It’s probably just me and now you think I’m crazy… I then look in front of me and without fail there is always a small kid just itching to get on the ride. If they can do it, then I can too.
After the ride, I think what was I worried about and then I go through the exact same emotions on the next coaster! My favourites were the Superman Escape, Arkham Asylum and their new DC Rivals coaster. The Batwing Spaceshot was by far my least favourite. Even though it doesn’t go anywhere but up, I was not a fan of being catapulted towards the sky. The Doomsday Destroyer made me feel a little queasy and be prepared to get wet on the Wild West Falls no matter were you sit.
Our biggest disappointment of the day was finding out the Green Lantern and Scooby Doo Spooky coaster were closed for maintenance. Two of the biggest thrill rides and we couldn’t experience them!
TIP: Check the maintenance schedule on their website prior to your visit to see what rides are out of action – we didn’t and it left us feeling very disappointed on the day! You can take a break from the thrill rides and head to Main Street where you’ll find your favourite superheroes and Looney Tunes characters parading around. We saw Tweety, Sylvester, Bugs Bunny, Marilyn Monroe, Catwoman, The Joker and all the DC Superhero’s. We didn’t see Shaggy and Scooby or their Mystery Machine, perhaps they were off trying to fix their coaster…Along Main Street you’ll also find a number of souvenir shops and a range of eateries.
TIP: Take your own packed lunch. It’ll save you breaking the bank on food. Thats what we did and it saved us a small fortune and meant we didn’t have to queue up and wait for food.
After lunch we headed to Roxy Theatre for the Lego Movie 4D experience which I actually really enjoyed. Despite being targeted at the younger audience, I think the adults were laughing more than the children!
From there we headed to the action packed Hollywood Stunt Driver 2 show, suitable for those adrenaline junkies and petrol heads. The show is performed twice daily at 11am and 1.50pm. The gates open half an hour prior to showtime, so get there early to get a good seat! They do a fantastic job of involving the audience throughout the show, so if you like cars and you love stunts then don’t miss this. We were lucky enough to be able to visit the park on a week day and it was practically empty. Our longest wait time was 10 minutes but other than that we tended to jump straight on.
The park opens at 9.30am each day and rides start from 10am. We got there early as we worried about long queues and car parking but there was absolutely no need too. We walked straight in.
We had a super fun day being big kids and were glad we chose to visit. However I still think the ticket price is too high, especially when not all rides are available. If you’re planning on visiting more than one theme park on the Gold Coast then a combo pass is available that offers way better value for money and includes entry to Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World and Wet ‘n’ Wild.
Have you been to Warner Bros. Movie World or any of the other theme parks on the Gold Coast? I’d love to hear your top tips for making the most of your day!
Catch you later
Miss Health & Safety aka Steph