Monday, January 9, 2017

Live The Movies in Warner Bros. Movie World Australia

Welcome to the World of Movies on the Gold Coast, Movie World!

Warner Bros. Movie World brings the magic and excitement of movies to life. It is a place where the whole family can enjoy, where you become lost in a world of fun and fantasy, meeting your favourite stars and superheroes, and experience the exhilaration of world class adventure rides, movie attractions and an array of stunning shows.

Welcome to the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia! The world's only Movie World down under is located about 20 minutes drive from the city center of Surfer's Paradise. Movie World covers  an area of 415 acres, roughly the equivalent of 154 soccer fields or 8 times the size of our very own KLCC park. Movie World offers 18 rides and other attractions for all ages. Opened in 1991, Movie World celebrated it's 25th Anniversary in 2016.

It's Christmas in Movie World!
Planning your sights around the show times helps you cover more of the theme park!

DC Thrill Rides

Once entering Movie World the first thing that catches your eyes are the gigantic thrill rides all situated just inside the entrance. This makes it really appealing to take a ride or two before exploring the rest of Movie World. Beat the queues by arriving just as the park opens, otherwise spend an hour or more lining up for the more popular rides. The Superman Escape and Arkham Asylum rides are notorious for long queues that test one's sanity for a thrilling payoff on the roller coasters that lasts a minute or less.

The Justice League 3D ride is of particular interest where one gets to help the Justice League fight against galactic villain, Starro the Conqueror. A laser blaster is provided to riders to shoot at the enemies resembling cyborg starfishes. Points are scored for each successful “kill”which could be used to compare among friends to determine the Justice League's greatest ally!

The Hall of Justice upon entering Justice League 3D
Cyborg giving instructions to riders
Riders getting ready to battle evil cyborg starfishes!

Batmobile from Batman Forever

The classic Batmobile from Michael Keaton's Batman

The Batwing Spaceshot. Just like Genting's Solero Shot when it was still around.

May The Force Be With You All!

An (almost) overlook of the Arkham Asylum Ride

Asylum Seekers!

The Superman Escape Ride

One of the newest attractions introduced at Movie World is the DC Supervillians Unleashed zone. This is an alternate world where the supervillains have won and are celebrating their victory destroying parts of a physical Gotham City. Among notable supervillains present there are Lex Luthor, Joker and Harley Quinn, Gorilla Grodd, Killer Croc, Poison Ivy and Bizzaro. A special Radio Frequency IDentification (RFID) wristband is available for purchase to allow augmented reality activation at the scene of each villain to enhance interactions. For example,  triggering the exhibit with the Joker will set of an explosive “bang” from the villain's assortment of trick devices, whilst for Poison Ivy it will have her monstrous plants fume noxious gases.

Is it really good to be bad? In this part of the park it is!

RFID wristbands for sale at the store located at the entrance of DCSU zone.

"How to be bad"

Lex Luthor spotted stealing electricity. Teach us! TNB bills are killing us. LOL

Recognise them?
Gorilla Grodd strutting his stuff

Frozone, is that you?! Wait, that's just Captain Cold!

Prepare to be blasted with sewage juice

Poison Ivy's idea of Paradise
For thrill-seekers, allow a full day to catch most (if not all) the rides.

Mostly populated with shops selling movie memorabilia and restaurants, the main open area is littered with surprise visits by renowned WB characters like Superman, Batman, Catwoman, Joker, etc. At exactly 3.30pm every afternoon, the main street will make way for the Star Parade showcasing characters on thematic floats as well as the iconic Batmobile. 

Plenty of shops offering refreshments & souvenirs on Main Street

The Outpost M.R.T with part of the Justice League

Jack Nicholson's Joker having a ball pranking park visitors

Catwoman resting on a car, coying visitors for a photo opportunity. Meow!

This dude is star-struck!

Austin Powers YEAHHHHH BABY!

The Kids' WB Fun Zone provides attraction themed for young kids which often do not meet the minimum height  requirements for thrill rides. There are Looney Tunes rides for kids like the Driving School where younglings can drive through a mini version of Movie World. Looney tunes characters will also make appearances throughout the day for photo opportunities. 

The entrance in Kids' WB! Fun Zone

She did saw a puddy-tat!

Twirling Cages

Feel free to cool off!

Look, it's Movie World IN Movie World. What?!

Everything looks like a step back in time to the Wild Wild West. The main ride sends thrill seeks on a log-like roller coaster careening down a river and get drenched. And nothing beats getting wet on a hot, sunny day! Other amusements include carnival games, an arcade, and bumper cars.

Enter Wild West Falls

Souvenir shop (pictured left) & Entrance to the Log Ride (pictured middle)

Gravestones of the young and departed

Warning: You Will Get Wet

Must-See Shows:

Hollywood Stunt Driver

With only a few schedule performances each day, the Hollywood Stunt Driver show is not one to be missed!  Arrive at least 30 minutes before showtime to get the best possible view from the middle section for the widest possible coverage. Members of the audience will be chosen randomly to be filmed as the protagonist, antagonist and the flag bearer of each show. A camera person will film the audience member in action  then they will be inserted into a movie styled trailer. Stunt drivers will then act out the scenes  live for the audience performing street car stunts. The smell of burning rubber (from tyres) is real!

The view from where we sat

Let's go!

Good old chase scene with plenty of burning rubber

Thank you for the show!

This is the place to watch your old beloved Looney Tunes character come to life on the big screen. There are only a few showtimes everyday so do remember to check when is the next screening so you do not miss it. Once inside, you will be lead into a cinema hall with 3D glasses with free seating. During the show your seat will bounce, shake, and spray mists of water unto you simulating the zany antics that will happen to Wile. E. Coyote when his ACME products malfunctions.

Looney Tunes 4D

All Star Parade

The All Star Parade features all your favourite characters, including the Justice League, Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc., Bugs Bunny and the Looney Tunes characters and more. At 3.30pm the main street will be cleaned for parade floats and vehicles which include the “Tumbler” Batmobile from The Dark Knight movie trilogy. There is also a King and Queen of the Star Parade offering kids to star in the parade itself. 

Bugs Bunny with the King & Queen of the day

Looney Tunes Rive Boat Float

It's Batman!

Supergirl, Green Lantern & Wonder Woman

Joker wins the float competition

The Parade concludes with a dance number performed by the Looney Tunes

See the Parade in action!

All-in-all, Movie World was a blast and it is definitely a place to go with friends and/or family.

1-day adult passes for Movie World costs AUD79.99 / RM262 but combo deals are available to add-on visits to other theme parks at Gold Cost: Sea World, Wet N Wild and Paradise Country. For instance topping-up AUD20 / RM65 entitles entry into 2 other parks, so plan your time well to make the best use of these packages. Visit their respective websites for more info & deals on passes.

For other theme park info, check out our recon recon for Universal Studios Orlando Halloween Horror Nights and celebrating Star Wars Day May the 4th at LEGOLAND Malaysia. We also have convention reports from Supanova Brisbane Australia, Gen Con Indianapolis USA and more.

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1 comment:

  1. Cute! ^^
    I don't know the character (sorryyyyy) but I think that the wig's color fits you really well!
    This reminds me that I want to cosplay characters with glasses too... XD


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