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Dreamworld is a large theme park situated on the Gold Coast in Queensland. It is currently Australia's largest theme park with over 40 rides and attractions including five roller coasters.

Dreamworld, Queensland, Australia
Dreamworld, Queensland, Australia

The park is made up of several themed lands: Ocean Parade, DreamWorks Experience, Wiggles World, Gold Rush Country, Rocky Hollow, Tiger Island and the Dreamworld Corroboree. These lands have a collection of rides, animal exhibits, shows, food outlets and merchandise shops.

Dreamworld, Queensland, Australia
Dreamworld, Queensland, Australia

Dreamworld is well known as the location of the Australian Big Brother house since the program began in Australia in 2001. In December 2006, Dreamworld expanded its offerings by opening WhiteWater World next door. On several occasions during the year, Dreamworld remains open after dark. This event, known as Screamworld, includes all of the thrill rides and a selection of children's rides.

Dreamworld, Queensland, Australia
Dreamworld, Queensland, Australia

Dreamworld is broken up into a series of themed areas - each with their own collection of rides, shows, attractions and shops. From the entrance (in a clockwise direction) they are: Main Street, Town of Gold Rush, Rocky Hollow, Dreamworld Corroboree, Wiggles World, Rivertown, Tiger Island, DreamWorks Experience and Ocean Parade.

Dreamworld, Queensland, Australia
Dreamworld, Queensland, Australia

Town of Gold Rush is located to the left of Main Street. It opened on 11 December 1986 with the Eureka Mountain Mine Ride and the Thunder River Rapids Ride. In 2006, the Eureka Mountain Mine Ride was decommissioned due to safety concerns yet it remains standing to this day. The area remains to be the home of the Thunder River Rapids Ride along with more recent additions including a Shooting Gallery, Old Time Photos and BuzzSaw.

Dreamworld, Queensland, Australia
Dreamworld, Queensland, Australia

Rocky Hollow opened with Dreamworld in 1981 featuring the Rocky Hollow Log Ride. In 1998, the world's tallest free fall ride, opened in the area. Standing at 119 metres (390 ft), The Giant Drop accelerates riders at speeds of up to 135 kilometres per hour (84 mph) in a matter of seconds.

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