Warner Bros. Movie World was one of the two theme parks which we visited during our Gold Coast trip. This is the place for fans of Superman, Batman, Green Lantern and other superheroes from DC Comics. Besides the superheroes, there are also the funny ones from Looney Tunes Cartoon such as Bugs Bunny, Tweety Bird, Daffy Duck and many more which I can no longer remember their names. The movie related theme park features thrilling rides, entertaining shows and kids’ stuff catering to different age group.
It would be wise to purchase the Warner Bros. Movie World ticket online to skip the queue while saving some bucks as the price is cheaper than buying on site.
Warner. Bros Movie World
Pacific Motorway, Oxenford
The thrilling Superman Escape and Batwing Spaceshot are in sight upon entering. Superman Escape ride is known for its bursting speedy ride which goes from 0-100km/h in less than two seconds! This is seriously fast and definitely not for the faint-hearted but the adrenaline rush is superb! The Batwing Spaceshot looks to be equally exciting too.
It’s a given to visit Kids WB Fun Zone since we’re here with kids. The fun rides here are certainly more suitable for the young ones. Speedy Taxi was my boy’s favourite ride and he went twice. The Looney Tunes cartoon characters will be walking around for photo-op but my boy did not want to be anywhere near them LOL.
The All-Star Parade is where we saw most of the main characters appearing alongside their vehicles. It can get very crowded around Main Street where the parade will pass by.
The kids enjoyed themselves but complained about the ‘short visit’ as the park closes at 5 pm, relatively early for a theme park I suppose. In the midst of queueing up and what not, we even missed out on the “Hollywood Stunt Driver” show. Hence, do come early to maximize the visit to Warner Bros. Movie World.
Skypoint Observation Deck
Skypoint Observation Deck is located on top of the Q1 Building at Surfers Paradise Boulevard. Its lifts transport visitors from the ground floor up to Level 77 in double quick time. What awaits us outside the lift was a scenic 360-degree panorama view of the surrounding and beyond. The endless stretch of beachline looks amazing against the Pacific Ocean that fades into the horizon. I chose to visit around an hour before sunset and managed to catch the orangey glow. Nice!
Skypoint Observation Deck
Level 77, Q1 building
9 Hamilton Ave, Surfers Paradise
Another highlight here is the SkyPoint Climb where visitors get to step outside and visit the rooftop area with a guide. I skipped this as climbers are not allowed to bring along their own cameras (from a safety point of view).
The views are absolutely stunning especially when the city lights up just before the night falls. This alone makes the trip here worthwhile for me.
Dinner at Pancakes on the Rocks
I enjoyed a great meal at Pancakes on the Rocks during my Sydney trip. Their branch at Surfer’s Paradise branch is a relatively short drive from Skypoint, so why not? Despite their name, they do serve other mains other than just pancakes. The meal did not disappoint and we had a satisfying dinner before heading back to our Airbnb apartment.
Pancakes on the Rocks
4 The Esplanade, Shop T1.31, Surfers Paradise