Dreamworld is set to reopen its gates six weeks after the fatal accident that claimed the lives of four people.

The park’s parent company Ardent Leisure confirmed the re-opening date of Saturday December 10, to the Australian Stock Exchange on Wednesday morning.

The park has been shut since Kate Goodchild, Luke Dorsett, Roozi Araghi and Cindy Low were killed following a malfunction of the Thunder River Rapids ride on October 25.

Ardent says Dreamworld and neighbouring theme park Whitewater World will reopen to guests after the successful completion of a mechanical and operational safety review.

A Workplace Health and Safety Queensland audit completed earlier this month resulted in Dreamworld being issued with seven improvement notices.

Dreamworld chief executive officer Craig Davidson said the breaches identified by WHS involved procedural matters, paperwork improvements and the safety of staff and maintenance workers.

He said the notices would be addressed before the parks reopened.

“All of Whitewater World’s slides, pools and cabanas will be open as will several of Dreamworld’s rides and attractions,” Wednesday’s statement said.

“Dreamworld’s other rides will progressively open as they are signed off as part of the safety review process.”

Ardent has already announced that the Thunder River Rapids ride will be demolished.

The announcement means Dreamworld will be open in time for the busy Christmas holiday period.

Will you be visiting the park during the Summer holidays?

Share your comments below.

  • I hope all the structure of Dreamworld is serviced and checked for safety issues and very high emergency fencing put around those that haven’t been done yet. Unless the fee is for individual rides, the entry fees should be reduced until they are.


  • I’d visit Dreamworld if I was going to the Gold Coast.


  • I’ve never been to Dreamworld but one day I’d surely like to go.


  • Good luck and all the best for a safe reopening


  • They had to reopen at some point. I hope that they got all their rides tested.


  • I am not sure if l would be happy to go to Dreamworld at this stage.


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