Dreamworld Visitor Numbers Are Still Way Down From Last Year

Park revenue is also down

Dreamworld Visitor Numbers Are Still Way Down From Last Year

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Dreamworld has lost almost a third of its foot traffic through the front doors of the Gold Coast theme park.

Ardent Leisure have confirmed Dreamworld visitation numbers were down 30.5% in June, compared to a year ago, AAP reports.

While unaudited revenues dropped by about 35% to $4.4 million for the month, visitation and revenue slightly improved over May's performance.

The noticeable dip in guest numbers follows the fatal accident on the Thunder River Raps ride last October that saw four people tragically lose their lives.

Back in June, it was reported outgoing CEO Deborah Thomas would leave Ardent Leisure - who also manage Whitewater World - at the end of the month with a payout of $730,000, and a coronial inquest into the accident seeks to find answers for the victim's families.

Although Ms Thomas formally left the company on July 1st, she'll be paid a consultancy rate of $3000 per day for her assistance with the inquest alongside “valuable support” to new CEO Simon Kelly.

“On behalf of the Ardent board, we want to express our sincere gratitude for Deborah’s contribution as CEO and managing director, which coincided with an exceptionally busy and challenging period in the group’s history,” chairman George Venardos said previously in a statement.

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