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Sea World’s New Atlantis precinct launches with opening of the Vortex
Guests have today been riding the new Vortex ride at Sea World on the Gold Coast.
The first part of Village Roadshow's new $50 million New Atlantis precinct, construction of the ride, first announced in mid-2019, was delayed by the Coronavirus pandemic.
Now, after extensive safety testing it officially opens to the public today in time for the Sea World’s peak season.
Advising that the ride will give the theme park and tourism on the Gold Coast a major boost, Village Roadshow Chief Executive Clark Kirby told the Gold Coast Bulletin, “we are incredibly excited to officially open the Vortex ride at Sea World, and we can’t wait to welcome our guests to experience this thrilling attraction.
“While on the ride, guests will tumble and whirl through the air as they experience pendulum movements and circular rotations all while taking in the spectacular views of the park.”
The Leviathan wooden rollercoaster and the Trident ride remain under construction, with both attractions scheduled to open in June 2021.
“Our team has done a lot of technical training for this and (the Vortex) is spectacular to see in action.
“The level of sophistication which comes with it is phenomenal.”
Village Roadshow takeover
It has been confirmed that the private equity company BGH Capital is to take over Village Roadshow Theme Parks’ parent company Village Roadshow Limited (VRL) in a $586 million deal that will see it taken off the Australian Securities Exchange.
Speaking to The Australian Business Network earlier this month, Kirby, who will remain as Chief Executive advised that the group planning a rejuvenation of its theme parks and cinema network.
Main image: Promotion for the new Vortex ride.
9th December 2020 - BGH Capital confirmed as Village Roadshow’s new owners
8th December 2020 - Village Roadshow reveals new imagery for Sea World’s New Atlantis Precinct
27th November 2020 - Village Roadshow leads Queensland tourism operators in advertising summer positions
13th October 2020 - Takeover offer for Village Roadshow ‘fair and reasonable’
17th August 2020 - Village Roadshow moves toward acquisition by private equity firm
12th May 2020 - Village Roadshow Chief Executive calls for JobKeeper extension as Queensland Government’s Coronavirus easing roadmap suggests reopening of theme parks, entertainment venues and stadiums in June
6th April 2020 - Village Roadshow Theme Parks backs staff during lockdown
24th January 2020 - Private equity group BGH Capital submits rival bid for Village Roadshow
23rd December 2019 - Sea World hit with new protests over dolphin care
20th December 2019 - Private equity firm makes $750 million offer for Village Roadshow
17th December 2019 - Sea World Helicopters opens new multi-million-dollar terminal
15th October 2019 - Village Roadshow reveals profit turnaround in last financial year
11th September 2019 - Village Roadshow Theme Parks reveal schedule for opening of new Sea World attractions
1st April 2019 - Sea World’s newest multi-million-dollar ski show officially opens
3rd November 2018 - Sea World Resort retains status as ‘Best Australian Family Resort’
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