Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

Parkz website launches Support our Theme Parks campaign

Parkz website launches Support our Theme Parks campaign
March 13, 2017

Claiming that the Australian theme park industry "is under attack by the media and fringe groups", theme park enthusiasts website Parkz has launched a Support our Theme Parks campaign.

Citing that "the media is misrepresenting normal procedures, generating alarmist content for the sake of clickbait (and that) fringe activist groups are spreading misinformation and pseudoscience in an irrational vendetta against world-class animal exhibits and facilities", the online campaign is encouraging its fans to support Australia's theme park industry by buying tickets to attend and enjoy local theme parks.

Parkz also highlights that “constant, dishonest media coverage and social campaigns are hurting our theme parks.”

The website is also encouraging supporters to purchase items in its online store.

In the wake of the four fatalities at Gold Coast theme parks Dreamworld in October last year, Australia’s theme parks have been under unprecedented scrutiny by safety agencies and the media, with minor malfunctions being reported as high profile news by mainstream media outlets.

Commenting on the fatalities at Dreamworld on the day that they occurred last year, Australasian Leisure Management Publisher Nigel Benton stated "in the 20 years that we have featured and reported on Dreamworld I have always been aware of the fundamental and thorough commitment to safety that runs through all staff and all of the park's operations.

"Dreamworld's reputation for safety is world class and seen as an example to follow by theme parks around the world."

Benton added that "overall Australia's theme parks have an exemplary safety record delivered as a result of thorough testing and inspections so this unfortunate incident must be a huge blow to all involved."

Click here to visit the Support our Theme Parks campaign on the Parkz website.

22nd February 2017 - VILLAGE ROADSHOW THEME PARKS EXPERIENCE SUMMER TRADING DECLINE 

11th February 2017 - ANIMAL RIGHTS PROTESTERS DISRUPT SEA WORLD DOLPHIN SHOW 

10th December 2016 - GUESTS TRICKLE BACK AS DREAMWORLD REOPENS 

20th November 2016 - GOLD COAST THEME PARKS HIT BY SAFETY FEARS 

29th October 2016 - QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT TO UNDERTAKE ‘SAFETY BLITZ’ ON THEME PARKS

25th October 2016 - FOUR KILLED IN TRAGIC INCIDENT ON DREAMWORLD’S THUNDER RIVER RAPIDS RIDE


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

AUSFIT

Ausfit began in 1992, providing software services to the health and fitness sector including ClubWise, a fully hosted web-based product which combines state of the art club management software,…

read more

Billing / Finance / Fitness / Technology

 
 

Pricemark Pty Ltd

Pricemark supplies a wide range of custom branded membership & RFID access products for the Health & Leisure Industry. 

read more

Access

 
 

XBODY Australia Pty Ltd

PROVEN BUSINESS CONCEPTS WITH XBODY XBody’s goal is to see you and your EMS business succeed. That is why we don’t just sell equipment, we provide know-how, expert knowledge,…

read more

Fitness / Technology / Wellness

 
 

ProSlide Technology

ProSlide is the global leader in water ride design and manufacturing, supplying high-performance water attractions to new and expanding water parks around the world. For over three decades, ProSlide…

read more

Aquatics / Play / Waterparks

 
 

iDwala Pty Ltd

iDwala is the Community Sports Surface Specialist offering the highest quality designs and technical expertise to Councils, Schools and Sporting Clubs looking to create sporting…

read more

Consultants / Design / Recreation / Sport / Surfaces

 
 

THE FITNESS GENERATION

The Fitness Generation is now part of NovoFit - see www.ausleisure.com.au/suppliers/novofit/

read more

Fitness / Technology / Wellness

 
 

Sportybots

We are the leading providers of kids fun multi-sports programs for Sport and Recreation Centres. Programs cover twelve common sports as well as Gross Motor Skill Development and suit children from as…

read more

Fitness / Play / Recreation / Sport / Wellness

 
 

PathMinder

PathMinder Pty Ltd have partnered with AllUser Industries srl to bring Europe’s most advanced high security portals to the Australian and New Zealand markets. AllUser Industries started to…

read more

Access / Fitness / Recreation / Security

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business