Our weekend at the Gold Coast continued today with a visit to Warner Bros. MovieWorld. This is always a favourite of ours and stepping under the big archway feels like you’re heading into another world – like the movies, surprise surprise!
First stop was the Hollywood Stunt Driver show. We have seen this once before, but it is just as good the second time around, if not better. Talk about precision driving, it’s hard to believe what they can do in such a confined space. The audience interaction is fantastic, and if you’re lucky you’ll get to become part of the ‘film’ itself.
We have seen both the Shrek 4D and Polar Express 4D adventures, and so were looking forward to a new show, Journey to the Centre of the Earth. Even though you know what to expect with some of the 4D features, you still get immersed in what you’re watching that when it does happen we must admit there were times when a little jump occurred thanks to the surprise. Great for little kids AND big kids! Apparently June brings the Ice Age 4D era – can’t wait for that one!
Today was our second chance at the Superman Escape. If you haven’t yet experienced this for yourself, going from zero to 100km/h in two seconds will give you some idea of what to expect! Voices were a little hoarse after this one, and it may take a few more goes to keep the eyes open for the entire ride, but you absolutely must do it at least once, just to say you’ve done it and survived!
Having grown up addicted to Scooby-Doo, this ride is always a shock – simply because Scooby doesn’t turn up early enough to save you from the backwards coaster and twists and turns (in the dark no less). But it’s good fun and while there were plenty of tears at the end, it’s just from sheer exhaustion and disbelief that you’ve made it through ok. And for those afraid of heights, being in the dark can have its benefits!
It’s always fun to walk through the Kids Zone with its miniature dodgem cars and coasters – there are definitely more smiles than tears here!
If you don’t feel up to all the adrenalin, there are plenty of shops to keep you busy, including one where you can purchase your own Harry Potter wand (doubtful if it will do the same as the movie though).
Rating: 7/10. Usually, this would be much closer to 10/10. We have been here many times over the last 8 years and up until today had never been disappointed. Unfortunately, our expectations of the day were lessened greatly when the newly-opened Green Lantern and Arkham Asylum Rollercoasters failed to open for the day. The always-popular Batman simulator ride, complete with a tour through the library and underground tunnels leading to Batman’s cave, was also closed for renovations. A new Superman ride is set to take its place there later this year. So, after all that hype, that was a big disappointment, given we had psyched ourselves up to take on the steepest inverted drop in the Southern Hemisphere.