After our visit to the Seaworld in Gold Coast, we used the same multi-park ticket to enter the Warner Bros Movie World the next day. If you had read my post on the 5 Tips for Visiting Sea World, you would know that we had bought our tickets beforehand, so we didn’t even have to queue to enter! Weather was still a little gloomy then, but at least it wasn’t wet!
Due to the wet weather conditions beforehand, a few of the thrill rides were shut down, such as the roller coaster and this space shot ride. Well, fine by me! Have never been a fan of heights or thrill rides anyway.
After taking pictures at the entrance, we started walking around the park. Out of the corner of my eye, I spotted a bright red character walking briskly, and noticed that it was Flash, the comic character. Curious, I suggested to Saucer that we followed him. 😀 Turned out that he was walking to the photo op location, together with a few other superheroes! So we were one of the first ones who spotted them and took a picture too!
Next to where the superheroes were was the Hall of Justice. This was actually a 4D theatre that had shows at predestined times. Our show was Rio! The good thing was they allowed all ages in there, even babies! At first, I was a bit skeptical about bringing Little J in because it was a 4D theatre with moving seats! And I wasn’t sure if Little J would be able to sit still for the entire screening (which was thankfully only about 20 minutes). The only restriction was that each person, including kids, had to occupy one seat. If the parents need to hold the babies or kids in their arms or on their laps, then they would have to sit at the static seats at the back row. Little J was OK with his own seat at first but after a while, wanted to sit on our laps. Luckily, I had a lollipop with me, which saved the day! He was so engrossed with the lolly that he wasn’t even paying attention to the movie or the moving seat.
After the show, we walked past a dreary and unassuming corner only to find Batman standing there! We quickly went to him to take a picture before crowd started to build up. Little J was still sucking his lollipop then. LOL!
The main area of the park was this Carnivale, which is a street filled with shops selling food, souvenirs and a large screen in the middle. We went to a few souvenir shops thinking of buying some memorabilia for Little J, but nothing really caught our eye. Plus, he’s so young that we don’t even know which superhero is his favourite. It’s OK, Gold Coast is barely a couple of hours flight away, we can always come back when he’s older and get him something that he really likes then!
Compared to the Sea World, there were not as many shows in Movie World. As you could tell, our day was spent mostly taking pictures with superheroes or cartoon characters. There was a Looney Tunes Dance Party scheduled while we were there, so we stayed on to see what it was. Turned out it was a few Looney Tunes characters (Sylvester, Daffy Duck, Tweety Bird) coming out and dancing with kids, instead of a performance. We brought Little J close to the characters but he was just too shy and wasn’t going to participate. The sweet Sylvester was so nice to come near Little J to coax him into the group and gave him a cuddle too!
Probably the only show that got people queuing up was the Hollywood Stunt Drivers, which only ran twice a day I think. It featured a several stunt drivers driving rally cars and performing stunts like drifting and spinning and parking. Quite an interesting show except that there’s a lot of exhaust coming out from the cars which was not too healthy for us audience. 😛 I have recorded some videos to give you guys an idea what the show is about!
Hollywood Stunt Driver Part 1
Hollywood Stunt Driver Part 2
After the show, we went to get some lunch. We made the same mistake of not buying lunch earlier, so we had to queue forever to get our food and drinks! And we were so hungry too! Never make the same mistake as us again if you ever visit theme parks in Gold Coast! After lunch, we took a walk to the kiddy rides and spotted the merry-go-round which didn’t have a queue. So Little J managed to get a ride on the Road Runner!
By then it was already close to 3pm and Little J was exhausted. The weather was also hot and humid so it was impossible for him to sleep in the stroller. We decided to call it a day, but not before taking a picture with the duck and the cat! I would say, this was overall a pretty average theme park. We only went because our ticket was a multi-park ticket that allowed entry to the Movie World, but otherwise, it wouldn’t be a park that I would pay an entry fee for.
Most importantly, we made some nice and fun memories with Little J. Hopefully he would remember them by looking at these photos later on!