Guests to Warner Bros. Movie World will soon be able to travel the iconic YELLOW BRICK ROAD™
with an all-new THE WIZARD OF OZ™ themed precinct featuring two new family-friendly rides opening in 2024.
The two new rides will include the world’s first THE WIZARD OF OZ™ themed suspended family coaster and a family boomerang racer, both with commensurate height restrictions that will allow younger Movie World guests the opportunity to experience their first roller-coaster.
Village Roadshow CEO, Clark Kirby said, “The new precinct will be developed in the retired Arkham Asylum area and will transform the space into the colourful and vibrant world of Oz as seen in the nostalgic 1939 film THE WIZARD OF OZ™.
“This precinct is going to be like nothing we have ever done at Movie World and we are working closely with our partners at Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment to make this one of the most beautifully themed precincts in Australian theme parks.”
“Movie World fans in Australia will get to step into Oz like no fan has done before. A first of its kind, THE WIZARD OF OZ™ land will extend the storytelling and bring of one of the most iconic and beloved films to life in an amazing way,” said Peter van Roden, SVP, Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment. “We are over the moon (or should we say rainbow) to be bringing Oz to guests of Movie World in 2024.”
Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment Cameron Dick said Village Roadshow’s multi-million-dollar investment showed the growing confidence of tourism businesses as tourists flock back to Queensland.
“From Coolangatta to Cairns, we’re seeing interstate and international visitors enjoying everything that Queensland’s great lifestyle has to offer. Our nation-leading economic performance sends a strong signal to business that now is the time to invest in Queensland.
“The Wizard of Oz will give tourists even more reasons to visit Movie World and the Gold Coast. And those tourists support jobs in hotels, restaurants and small businesses right across the coast.”
New rides (official names yet to be revealed) include:
A Suspended Family Coaster:
World’s first THE WIZARD OF OZ™ themed multi-type coaster and the Southern Hemisphere’s first multi-type coaster
454 metres long, 19m high, with a max speed of 67km/h
105cm height restriction
A Family Boomerang Racer:
World’s first THE WIZARD OF OZ™ themed steel coaster and the Southern Hemisphere’s first Racing rollercoaster
Two tracks of 225metres & 220metres long, 22metres high, with a max speed of 58km/h
95cm height restriction