Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Warner Bros. Movie World, commonly referred to as simply Movie World, is a popular film-related theme park on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. In fact, it is the only movie-related amusement park in Australia.
Opened in 1991, Movie World has costumed characters roaming the park, so guests can have their pictures taken with such icons as Bugs Bunny, Marilyn Monroe and Batman. It is also noteworthy that there are several working movie studios on the premises in which visitors can sometimes participate. On the Main Street, there are street performances, such as a wild west shoot-out, and a parade with characters and floats.
One of the most popular attractions is the Batwing Spaceshot. A thrill ride built in 2006, this ride shoots riders straight up and down vertically at fast speeds. In fact, passengers reach a height of 61 metres (200 feet) and are propelled with four Gs of force!
The children’s area at Movie World is quite large, offering almost as many attractions as the rest of the park. Kids and adults alike enjoy the Looney Tunes River Ride, which is always a nice way to cool down and have some laughs.