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Village Roadshow reveals new imagery for Sea World’s New Atlantis Precinct
Village Roadshow Theme Parks has today released new images for how the under-development New Atlantis Precinct at Sea World will look when completed, on the day that media reports advise its parent company Village Roadshow will be taken over by private equity company BGH Capital.
In a statement, Village Roadshow advise “the New Atlantis will be a game-changer for Sea World with the $50 million dollar precinct to feature three world-class rides and will allow guests to experience the myths, mysteries and the ultimate Atlantean adventure as they enter the realm of the utopian destination.
“The Vortex, opening in December 2020, will have guests twisting, turning and spinning like never before as they spiral 18-metres above sea level.
“The Leviathan, opening June 2021, will be the world’s greatest family rollercoaster and take guests on a 90 second quest across the wooden terrain featuring exhilarating banked turns, crossovers, drops and dips.
“The Trident, opening June 2021, will allow guests to take to the skies as they discover the world of The New Atlantis atop Sea World’s newest and tallest landmark. Towering in the heart of The New Atlantis precinct, guests will defy gravity as they soar and spin freely 42 metres above the realm of the utopian destination.”
Village Roadshow’s sharing of its concepts for Sea World’s new precinct comes as the financial media report the cinema and theme park operator is to be acquired by Melbourne-based private equity firm BGH Capital.
With Village Roadshow’s share price depressed as a result of COVID-19’s impact on the cinema sector, the acquisition will end the company’s ownership by the Kirby family.
Images: Sea World's New Atlantis Precinct (top) and its new Leviathan rollercoaster (below).
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13th October 2020 - Takeover offer for Village Roadshow ‘fair and reasonable’
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
30th December 2019 - Sea World polar bear Liya dies aged 19
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
16th December 2019 - Sea World has ‘nothing to hide’ in its dolphin care
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
28th August 2019 - Sea World team releases pair of rehabilitated green turtles
1st April 2019 - Sea World’s newest multi-million-dollar ski show officially opens
6th March 2019 - Sea World Cruises launched to enhance theme park visitor experience
3rd November 2018 - Sea World Resort retains status as ‘Best Australian Family Resort’
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