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June 17, 2004
For those wanting a thrill ride, Movie World has a couple of good offerings. The best of the best is the Lethal Weapon Ride that goes upside down five times and travels up to 85 kilometres and hour. There is the Scooby Doo Spooky Coaster is a tame but fun indoor roller coaster based on the Scooby Doo films. There is the Wild West falls adventure ride that is your typical log ride – although it was a lot of fun! There is a kid’s roller coaster called the Road Runner Roller Coaster which would be great fun for kids. The Batman Adventure ride is a simulator ride that I personally found to be terrible. Unlike say Star Tours in Disneyland, this ride feels rough, jerky and not at all convincing.
There are your typical stage shows including the Police Academy Stunt Show that was a lot of fun and had some audience participation. When I was there in April 2004 they had a Batman and Robin stunt show which would be great for kids but I personally found it very lame. There is also the "Movie Magic" presentation explaining how sounds effects and special effects are created in the movies. This obviously has not been updated for years and is an exact replica of the same attraction at Universal Studios. All in all Movieworld is fun – but not great.
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Coconut Creek, Florida
November 29, 2003
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April 20, 2003
From journal Royal Terranora Country Club
Townsville, Queensland, Australia
April 14, 2002
I went with my wife and 16-year-old niece. Due to other commitments we didn’t arrive until about 1pm and found that we did not have enough time to do and see all we wished to. This was in the off-season when lines for attractions were short. In the peak-season it would probably take even longer. The message is, go as early as you can.
In some ways, Movie World is an unusual combination of movie history, fun park and children’s adventure. The latest attraction is the Harry Potter Movie Magic Experience. It is a children’s paradise. We wandered down a fully recreated Diagon Alley and then into a display of sets inspired by Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, many containing real artifacts from the film. Even though I had not seen the film, I enjoyed the experience.
The new Batman Adventure – The Ride 2 is a complete contrast. After entering the Bat Cave and being briefed about an emergency mission, participants enter a simulator for a stunning ride through the canyons of Gotham City chasing escaped convicts. This is a quantum leap from the original ride and it is great fun.
We saw the Police Academy Stunt Show, the new musical review Superstars Live in Concert and loved Freddie Mercury, the 3D movie, met Wonder Woman, Batman, Marilyn, and several other characters. We rode the Wild Wild West Adventure ride, the Road Runner roller coaster and the Looney Tunes River Ride. For some reason we all decided to miss the adrenalin rush on Lethal Weapon, the only suspended looping roller coaster in the Southern Hemisphere. We also missed the Movie Magic Sound Stages where you learn how sound and visual effects are created. We all had a great day and couldn’t resist a souvenir or two as we headed back home.
From journal Great Time on the Gold Coast