Dreamworld and WhiteWater World to reopen 10 December
Dreamworld CEO Craig Davidson today announced WhiteWater World and Dreamworld would reopen on Saturday 10th December, with all WhiteWater World’s slides, pools and cabanas and a number of Dreamworld attractions being fully operational.
Mr Davidson advised that every single attraction opening on 10th December will have passed an unprecedented multi-level safety review, encompassing Workplace Health and Safety Queensland’s audit, Dreamworld’s internal engineering review, Pitt & Sherry’s independent review and the external peer-review by UK based theme park safety specialists, LTC.
“Every ride and slide open on 10th December will have passed this rigorously conducted, multi-level safety review,” he added.
Following remediation and close out by inspectors, Workplace Health and Safety Queensland have accordingly lifted all prohibition and improvement notices previously issued.
“Additionally, Royal Lifesaving Queensland representatives will have completed an audit of the water park’s lifesaving procedures and safety signage.”
“Both parks will open to the public on 10th and 11th December with a special “Open Hearts – Open Doors” Charity Weekend” said Mr Davidson.
“Furthermore $25 from every guest entry fee from the Charity Weekend will be donated to the Red Cross and Dreamworld will also contribute the $25 donation on behalf of all pre-paid ticket and passholders.
“These funds will be distributed to those affected by the tragedy through the GIVIT Appeal Independent Distribution Committee.”
Attractions to be open at Dreamworld include our brand new Tiger Island, our Corroboree indigenous precinct, our wildlife areas, entertainment and family attractions in the DreamWorks Experience, Wiggles World, ABCKids World and select Motorsports precinct attractions.
“Other rides will open progressively as they are signed off by the safety review process. The Dreamworld website will provide regular updates for guests to find out which attractions are open to the public and when those yet to open, will do so. A special summer ticket price will be in place” he said.*
Season Passes extended by six months
Mr Davidson also announced a six month extension for all passholders.
“We are deeply indebted to our passholders for their loyalty, patience and understanding during this multi-level safety review process. As Dreamworld and WhiteWater World comprise Australia’s biggest theme park, it takes time to methodically work through our multi-level safety review process. This is a necessary and important process we simply cannot rush.
“To show our depth of gratitude and appreciation to our wonderful Dreamworld customers, we will be adding an extra six month period to every passholder’s current expiry date, without charge” he said.
Mr Davidson reiterated that our hearts and thoughts remain firmly with the families and their loved ones involved in this tragic incident, and we will continue to keep their representatives informed of our plans.