Dreamworld has reopened to the public for the first time since four people were killed by the malfunctioning Thunder River Rapids ride on October.
Guests have been welcomed back to the Gold Coast theme park and its accompanying WhiteWater World during the Open Hearts – Open Doors charity event.
$25 from each ticket sale this weekend will go towards the Red Cross, which will direct the funds to the families and loved ones of accident victims Cindy Low, Roozbeh Araghi, Kate Goodchild and Luke Dorsett.
Regarding the park’s reopening, Dreamworld CEO Craig Davidson said “the smiles of Dreamworld staff sit atop heavy hearts,” but the company is “delighted” to open its doors once more.
While the park has been reopened, Dreamworld hasn’t completed its safety audits on every ride. Davidson said the process will take longer for more “complex” rides, but every attraction currently open has passed those checks.
Currently, WhiteWater World is open in its entirety, along with most rides aimed at families and kids. At time of writing, all thrill rides remain closed as they undergo audits.
An updating list of open attractions can be found right here.
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