Brisbane is about an hour from the Gold Coast, depending upon the traffic, and we are pretty close to the Village Roadshow Theme Parks including Movie World.
We had visitors staying at the start of the month so seized the opportunity to pay a visit to Movie World for the day.
I will start by saying that the entry price for all of the parks in the group is probably limiting for a great deal of people with the minimum charge for Movie World being $74.99 for children under 13. We got a deal on Groupon where we can access all four parks and enjoy the photo packages for about $89.99 up until 30 June 2018, less a further discount because Groupon had a sale. Still for four adults the price was $381 or thereabouts.
Also if you don’t like rollercoasters, which is the basis of the majority of the rides suitable for adults, you may find there isn’t a lot you want to do. I personally don’t care for rollercoaster and luckily in our group I wasn’t the only one who didn’t want to partake so I had company.
We started off with the stunt driving event which was pretty good. They were “shooting a movie” during the show and had a bit of audience participation. At the end they showed a compilation of the audience participation and pre-recorded show which had us all laughing along.
Afterwards the Aussie and one of our guests went on the DC Rivals HyperCoaster, crazy people! The feedback was that it “wasn’t as bad as it looked” which was a good sign. We went on the last day of the school holidays and it was also the Queens birthday public holiday so the queue was probably about 45/60 minutes and we did find most of the day we were queuing.
Next we went on the Scooby Doo Spooky Coaster. We probably queued for almost an hour for this one and then I screamed like a child throughout! I am clearly not made for rollercoasters!
We stopped for lunch at a buffet style restaurant, which I can’t remember the name of and its not listed on the website. The food was good quality for a buffet, it seemed fresh, hot and tasty. The cost was about $21.99 per adult plus a drink, but it seemed good value.
The Aussie and our guest then braved the Superman Escape ride which made me dizzy just watching it. Apparently this one was “worse than the DC HyperCoaster” but was pretty cool.
Our last group ride was the Justice League Ride. This was a gentler roller coaster and was 3D/virtual reality. We travelled through the ride shooting the bad guys and saving the Justice League Members. It was a lot of fun although I accidentally shot the Green Lantern oops!
A quick ride on the bumper cars and an icecream at Ben & Jerry’s and it was time to hit the road and head back to Brisbane.
All in all we did really enjoy our visit and we already talked about returning again before our tickets expire on 30 June 2018. We saw they are holding their Halloween Fright night in the next few weeks and I wouldn’t mind trying that, but I’m not sure we will manage it this year.