Have a trilling time at the Gold Coast theme parks with a VIP pass

Article by Isabella Murray, ATP contributor

If you’re a thrill seeker and planning to do the Gold Coast theme parks, get yourself a VIP pass which gives you all year round entry to Seaworld, Wet & Wild, and Movie World. VIP passes generally sell for $99 each but there are special deals making it an even better buy. Even if you only use your pass twice, it’s still cheaper than paying the full entry price each time.Seaworld is right in the heart of the Gold Coast – at Main Beach, and Movie World and Wet & Wild at half way between the Gold Coast and Brisbane.


Seaworld has some of the best rides ever including the “Storm” rollercoaster, Jet Rescue, Sea Viper, the Flume ride, and a fabulous kids play area. Be sure to enjoy the highly entertaining dolphin and sea lion shows, and you must visit the very playful “Henry” the baby polar bear in his icy-cold enclosure.

For an extra $10 per person, you can go to the mini water park with a pool for a cool-off. Why not make a day of it and hire a cabana complete with its own television, fridge, lounge chairs so you’ll feel like you’re on your own island.

If you’re looking for a place to stay, there are some great nearby hotels including Seaworld Resort, Sheraton Mirage, and the very fancy Palazzo Versace. Seaworld Resort is ideal for families, and is a short monorail ride to the theme park. The resort has a brilliant pool, warm spa and water activities, and has free entry to the mini-waterpark.

As for food…the options are endless, and the food is amazing. If that isn’t enough, the staff are so kind and caring and accommodating, you’ll never want to leave. Check out their great deals.

Movie world

Movie world is jam packed with really cool rides for the kids aged 9 and older. There’s the WB kids play area for the little ones.

One of the coolest rides at movie world is the Superman ride. Even if you’re scared, have a go because it’s amazing…Likewise, the Scooby Doo ride is really fun and a little scary. Don’t miss the daily Movie World parade where all the looney tunes characters march through the streets.

Wet & Wild

Wet & Wild is a great way to keep cool in the summer months. It’s packed full of waterslides and rides and will keep you cool and relaxed on a hot day. Just some of the thrilling rides are the Black Hole, Tornado, March  5, and Kimakazi, and their names are accurate descriptions of what you can expect.

Take a break and relax at Calypso Bay, take to the waves in the man-made wave pool, or face your fear on a big water slide or tube water-slide. The little ones will love the whirlpool springs with its mini pools and bubbles.