Posted: 30 November, 2016
Dreamworld Re-Opening Weekend For Charity
Ticket prices slashed, season passes extended
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Dreamworld bosses have announced a special charity weekend to mark the park's reopening since the Thunder River Rapids ride tragedy, which claimed the lives of four people.
The "Open Hearts - Open Doors" charity weekend happens on December 10 and 11, when the park's gates open to the public for the first time. Ticket prices have been heavily slashed for the entire summer, and a chunk of the funds will be donated to charity.
Dreamworld CEO Craig Davidson says the first weekend is about supporting the families of the four victims.
“$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.”
All of White Water World will be open, with every pool, slide and cabana in full use. As for Dreamworld, Davidson says there'll be plenty operational:
"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."
Meantime, have you got a season pass?
The park's announced all passholders will have their passes extended for six months.
“We are deeply indebted to our passholders for their loyalty, patience and understanding during this process."
Davidson reiterated that the hearts and thoughts of everyone at Dreamworld remain firmly with the families and their loved ones involved.