Today we went to Movieworld on the Gold Coast. I woke up early as usual and while we don’t have a water view we do have a full on view of the local casino.
In Australia whenever gambling is mentioned on the news it’s followed by a statement, “Problem gambling call lifeline 131114.”
It is Sunday so we went out for breakfast.
Coffee which I really needed.
Poached eggs and hollandaise which was pretty good.
Unlike Dreamworld a lot of the rides aren’t outdoor, and the crowds are insanely long. For a couple of rides today we queued for more than an hour. Our favourite ride is Scooby-Doo. It’s an indoor roller coaster with lots and lots of twists and turns, the sideways forces are pretty strong and there’s a constant feeling you’ll be flung out the side of the cart.
The Arkham Asylum ride replaced Lethal Weapon. The old Lethal Weapon had a head restraint system which meant as your head jostled from side to side your ears were bashed against the restraint. It wouldn’t surprise me if a few customers got cauliflower ears. I know people would remove their ear rings prior to getting onto the Lethal Weapon. The Arkham Asylum doesn’t have the head restraint but it has more upside down spiral twists which is great.
Part of the Arkham Asylum ride.
Like the Log Ride at Dreamworld yesterday, there is a water ride. This is the Wild West Falls. It’s a better ride than the Log Ride in many ways and you still get wet.
A short video of the end
I’m sorry for pulling faces. Okay, no I’m not
The Justice League is a new ride and is more laser simulator than ride. You get to sit in a cart and shoot aliens with a laser. The guns have feedback so if you’re successful you feel a vibration in the gun.
Wonder Woman seems to be unrealistic in her proportions.
After yesterday’s exorbitant prices for a less than appetising lunch at Dreamworld, we elected for a cheap alternative. We went to Baker’s Delight this morning and bought a caramelised onion and cheese loaf for $5 which fed all four of us.
My bag now has a smell of bread every time I open it. Not a bad thing I suppose.
The Superman escape ride is pretty cool. The first section is a straight that goes up at about 45° at about four positive G force.
You can see superman pushing the riders along. That’s all part of the story you receive as you emerge from the entry.
The Batwing is sort of like the Giant Drop from Dreamworld except you go up really fast and then you bounce.
Some randoms I captured about to go up really fast
This is a short video of the beginning of the ride.
There is a kids section at Movieworld with some more sedate rides like this Road Runner roller coaster. Miss11 is still not 140 cm and she cannot ride on things like the Superman Escape and the Arkham Asylum rides.
This is still fun.
I reckon bumper cars are always fun. Miss11 and I teamed up to get Miss15.
Love the colours inside the bumper car arena.
As well as rides there are also shows. A new on is Ice Age Christmas in 4D. That’s right, 4D. The extra dimension is movement plus special effects like wind in your face and sprays of water when appropriate. It’s a lot of fun.
Sadly you cannot film inside due to copyright laws. This was captured in the entry room.
It’s still Christmas at Movieworld.
The tree looks extended because of the Batwing ride.
This afternoon’s treat was a churros.
Greasy sugary goodness to end a day.
This is the Superman escape ride as it comes out of the building again.
It’s a blur of speed.
Tonight the girls wanted something cheap and simple so we went to the supermarket and bought meat pies and potato gems.
They were all smiles.
Places mentioned in this blog post
- 50% off Batman Arkham Asylum for the Mac (9to5toys.com)
- Batman: Arkham City Preview (epicagames.com)