Quiz: Which Gold Coast theme park is for you?
Trying to figure out which of the big four Gold Coast theme parks to tackle first?
Question 1: Which one of these is more your style?
A) Strapping in and hurtling through the air up to speeds of 150km whilst simultaneously dealing with loop-de-loops.
B) Dividing your time between thrills and meeting Kung Fu Panda.
C) Splish-splashin’ and sliding your way through tubes and twists.
D) Playing with dolphins!
Question 2: Your number one priority is…
A) Adrenaline! It’s all about how many rides I can tackle.
B) Keeping the whole family entertained (and my day as stress-free as possible).
C) Staying cool in this summer heat.
D) Fun shows and interactive experiences. I’m not so into rides.
Question 3: Your reaction to plummeting 119 metres (39 storeys) in 5 seconds on the world’s tallest, free-fall ride, The Giant Drop, would be….
A) High-fives and fist bumps all ’round because that was fully sick.
B) Laughing so hard because “OMG you didn’t know it was going to just drop like that and OMG maybe we should do it again?!”
C) Tears of joy. (And fear. But mostly joy).
D) One long, cringe-worthy “AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!”
Question 4: Your dream holiday involves…
A) Anything adventurous! I’m always up for a challenge.
B) Getting back to nature, exploring the rainforest and bush.
C) Great weather and endless beaches.
D) Chilling out and catching up on all those TV series I’ve missed.
Question 5: What are you most excited to see?
A) Holy smokes, it’s BATMAN! [Or insert other favourite superhero here]
B) A fully-grown adult tiger up close and in the flesh.
C) My kids having the time of their lives.
D) Cute-as-a-button polar bears playing (heck they could even be napping for all I care because THEY’RE SO AMAZING).
Now drum roll please….
If you got mostly A’s: Warner Bros. Movie World
Rollercoasters, stunt shows and Wonder Woman… what more could you ask for at Movie World? Take on the epic Justice League 3D – The Ride, Green Lantern coaster and Arkham Asylum (to name but a few) and find your favourite Warner Bros. characters for a Hollywood-worthy #selfie. See Showtime FMX riders in action in the Hollywood Stunt Driver 2 Show and put the kids behind the wheel at the brand new Junior Driving School.
If you got mostly B’s: Dreamworld and WhiteWater World
You’re equal parts adventure, adrenaline and cute koala cuddles. You and your friends/family will find everything you need within the gates of Dreamworld & WhiteWater World – The Big 9 thrill rides; King Fu Panda, The Wiggles and Shrek for the kids; tigers, wombat cuddles and croc-feeding shows; waterslides and a wave pool; and even a dose of Indigenous culture in Dreamworld Corroboree. What are you waiting for?!
If you got mostly C’s: Wet’n’Wild
Pack your towel and sunscreen and be there when the gates open to tackle Wet’n’Wild‘s line-up of pools and slides including the nasty-sounding Constrictor – with the tightest banking turns in the world! Wet’n’Wild Junior is a great new zone just for little adventures with mini water slides and an interactive play structure complete with a giant tipping bucket. For the adults, test your nerves on the ‘AquaLoop’ slide and Extreme H2O Zone with the Tornado, Blackhole, Mach 5 and Kamikaze. Want a slower pace? Kick back in the River Rapids at White Water Mountain or chill out at Calypso Beach.
If you got mostly D’s: Sea World
Get ready for a massive day of fun because you’re going to want an action plan to get through all the awesomeness at Sea World. Check out the new dolphin show opening this December then get ready to meet your Heroes in a Half Shell as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arrive at Sea World. Make friends with seals, Polar bears, penguins and more, then take on the awesome new Storm Coaster thrill ride. And whatever you do, don’t miss the Jet Stunt Extreme Show!