Warner Bros. Movie World is one of the Village Roadshow theme parks located on the Gold Coast. Opened in 1991, the theme park hosts a very solid selection of roller coasters and shows.
Fun Fact: The park served as a model for the Warner Bros. Movie World Germany (now Movie Park Germany). The German theme park not only features a nearly identical layout, it is even home to some of the most popular Gold Coast attractions.
Highlights of the Theme Park
DC Rivals Hyper Coaster
The largest roller coaster in Australia
Going upside down in a kamikaze style ride
Green Lantern Coaster
A very compact looping coaster
Justice League: Alien Invasion 3D
A very good interactive dark ride
Scooby Doo Spooky Coaster
A very fun wild mouse
An awesome launch and a great layout
Wild West Falls
Going along the Rio Bravo
Past Highlight of the Theme Park
The well themed SLC featuring VR and a bonus helix
Dreamworld in Coomera, Queensland is the largest animal and amusement park in Australia. The park was founded in 1974 and is currently being operated by the Ardent Leisure Group. The park offers a wide range of family-friendly rides and experiences, among them you can take a plunge on the Giant Drop – the Southern hemisphere largest drop tower.
Fuji-Q Highland (富士急ハイランド) in Fujiyoshida near Mount Fuji in Yamanashi is Japan’s most exciting amusement park. The park originated from an ice skating rink in 1961.With the construction of the Fuji-Kyūkō Line in 1964, the park was renamed Fuji-Q Highland and expanded into an amusement park. Since then, the park has been operated by the railway company Fujikyūkō Co Ltd. (Fujikyū for short, hence the name Fuji-Q). In 1986, the park was upgraded to a resort with the construction of the Highland Resort Hotel. The event location Conifer Forest, as well as the shopping area La Ville de Gaspard et Lisa, two museums, two additional hotels and an onsen complete the resort.
Fuji-Q Highland is famous for its Big 4, a selection of extraordinary roller coasters. Here, you can experience the fastest acceleration on a launch coaster, the steepest drop, the most roll-overs on a 4th Dimension roller coaster and a 2km long hyper coaster. As these rides are extremely popular, they always features long queues and there might be not enough time to try any of the other rides. It is therefore highly recommended to get one of the strongly limited priority tickets for Eejanaika or Do-Dodonpa. Apart of that, Fuji-Q Highland is a nice park with an superb selection of rides and attractions. It also features a highly immersive children’s area themed to the popular series Thomas & Friends.
If you want to experience the park for yourself, the easiest and fastest way to reach the amusement park is by coach from the Shinjuku station. The nearest JR train station is Ōtsuki. From here you can switch into the private Fuji-Kyūkō-line, which offers with the Fuji-Q Highland station a stop directly in front of the theme park. The train trip from Tokyo takes its time, but you can reach the theme park in time for its opening.
Fun Fact #1: When Dodonpa was transformed into Do-Dodonpa, it’s acceleration just got faster. The speed of the air thrust launch has been increased from 172 to 180 km/h and the acceleration phase has been reduced from 1.8 to 1.56 seconds
Fun Fact #2: The legendary roller coaster Moonsault Scramble was the most intense modern roller coaster. On its backwards ride through the first inversion, it pulled 6,2 G.
Fun Fact #3: The chance of succeeding in the interactive walkthrough attraction Ultimate Fort 3 is still 0%. For most people the experience ends after 20 minutes, but can go as long as 90 minutes.