Wet’n’Wild Water World vs. WhiteWater World

For whatever reason, you may find yourself in the unpleasant position of having to choose between Australia’s top 2 water theme parks – Wet’n’Wild Water World and WhiteWater World. Wet’n’Wild Water World built its reputation on being the biggest and best water theme park and has established a strong name over the last 25 years. WhiteWater World on the other hand, being just under 6 years old, a baby compared to its biggest competition, has the major advantage of having many of Australia’s and the world’s first rides. Both are open all year round and both have heated water for the colder months.

Wet’n’Wild Water World vs. WhiteWater World

How then does one choose between the best water parks in Australia? Oh the dilemma!

For starters, Wet’n’Wild Water World has 4 pools, 17 water slides and a single area dedicated to children. Its rides and attractions range from extreme to moderate and down to just relaxing. The park offers 13 rides in total, not including the 4 of its scariest within the Extreme H2O Zone, the park’s main attraction.

Wet’n’Wild Water World vs. WhiteWater World

The park’s most awesome and amazingly thrilling rides are conveniently located in the Extreme H2O Zone. Named the Blackhole, Kamikaze, Tornado, and Mach 5, you’ll be mercilessly thrown around in swirling tangles, fully or partly enclosed slides, unforgiving spirals, some in sheer weightlessness, at racing top speeds, and even in pitch black darkness! If these water rides don’t instil fear in you, then nothing will. Even the hardest thrill riders will be impressed.

Wet’n’Wild Water World is also accommodating to children. The park has a pirate themed children’s play area called Buccaneer Bay. Divided into two sections, one area features water slides and activities while the other is a series of shallow pools.

Furthermore, the park is conveniently located next to Warner Bros. Movie World and other attractions such as Paradise Country and Australian Outback Spectacular.  However, you’ll need to get out of your wet clothes first in order to visit them.

Wet’n’Wild Water World is hard to beat! Or is it?

Since the coming of WhiteWater World, many have argued over which water theme park is better. The park may be a lot smaller than Wet’n’Wild Water Park but in this case it may well prove that size does not matter! Although just spanning 4 hectares of ground, this park is packed with lots of fun and thrills.

WhiteWater World is home to ten of some of the most impressive state-of-the-art water slides, two fun filled children’s area (unlike its competitor which only has one), and a massive pool. Also providing heated water in the colder months, it takes a step further in ensuring your comfort with wind structures built over queue lines so you don’t have to wait in the cold.

Furthermore, it’s not only just conveniently located next to Dreamworld but has a connecting entrance for guests with pass tickets which allow them unlimited access to both worlds. So, it matters not even if you think the park is small because with a World Pass, you’ll be able to bounce back and forth the two theme parks as many times you like during your stay.

This theme park has thought of every single one of its guest, big or small. For the littlies, the Wiggle Bay has 4 toddler-safe slides and 14 interactive water sprays. For family fun, the park has a massive 2,685m body of water which reaches surfable swell heights of 1.5m and travels over 50m to shore. For its thrill seekers, WhiteWater World has 7 water rides full of adrenaline pumping fun and you’ll be praying for mercy when some of these rides take your fear to new heights!

Wet’n’Wild Water World and WhiteWater World are both very impressive water theme parks. Big and small, both have unique advantages and offer a world of thrills. Wet’n’Wild Water World has the advantage of being the biggest in Australia, with more rides and water slides to offer more family fun. Where else, WhiteWater World has a major advantage of being attached to Dreamworld, making its size and lesser number of attractions irrelevant.

When making your choice between these two amazing parks, you’ll need to take into consideration what fun and thrill represent to you and for your family. We’re all different and our ideas of thrills and funs can differ too. Whichever your choice, have faith that both will guarantee you a magical world filled of memorable moments!

Top 10 Roller Coasters in the World 2012

Rollercoaster have come a long way since they were born in 1885. Mankind has been pushing the limits to see just how fast and hard a person can safely race down a track. The truth is, the further away from comfort the rollercoaster is, the more the thrill and fun it has to offer. Theme parks today feature faster and steeper tracks with much more gravity force to thrill even the bravest of riders. The people who engineer roller coasters have only one goal in mind and that is to scare the wits out of hard core riders and rollercoaster fanatics.

Picking the top 10 roller coasters in the world is not easy. Many factors have to be considered too including height, speed, steepness, length as well public polls.

10. Silver Star lives in Europka Park

Silver Star lives in Europka Park, a theme park in Rust, Germany. Essentially, with a height of 239ft (73m) it’s considered a hyper coaster. This scary ride reaches the speed of 130km/h with a maximum gravity of 4G vertical forces. Funny enough, the Silver Star features no inversions but many plunging hills and helixes.

9. Tower of Terror II

Dreamworld, a Gold Coast theme park in Queensland, Australia, is the host of Tower of Terror II. The name of this rollercoaster speaks for itself. The ride blasts riders skyward at eerie speeds of up to 161km/hr in 7 seconds, where they hang weightlessly for a split second before plummeting back down, free falling face first.

Top 10 Roller Coasters in the World 2012

Foto by: BrisbaneTimes.com.au

8. Steel Dragon 2000

Steel Dragon 2000 truly is for those with hearts of steel and is quite the endurance test. It may not be the fastest or tallest, but boy oh boy is it the longest. So long in fact, that you might deplete your ability to scream by the end of the 8,133 feet 2 inches (2,478.99m) track. Yes, every inch matters. Not only that, it has a massive drop of 306ft (93m) from its tallest point of 318ft(97m) where it speeds down to its maximum speed of 153.26km/h. This ride is located in a theme park called Nagashima Spa Land, in Mie Prefecture, Japan.

7. Kingda Ka

Kingda Ka, on the hand, is not the longest but the highest in the world, and it will get you clenching your butt climbing the 456ft into the sky. Located at the Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey, this ride offers a sickening 90 degree drop of 456ft (139m), with a half twist. It can go from 0 to 206km/h in just 3.5 seconds, bound to leave you wide eyed and twitching! 

6. Intimidator 305

Intimidator 305 comes from a family of 15 roller coasters homed in a theme park called Kings Dominion in Virginia, USA. At 305ft (93m) tall and reaching speeds of 140km/h, it is the tallest and fastest of the Kings Dominion rollercoaster family. The ride has 5 air-time humps and 3 near-ground levels high speed turns that will satisfy and petrify the most devoted of coaster lovers.

5. Dodonpa

Dodonpa is in Fuji-Q Highland, Fujiypshida, Yamanshi, Japan. Don’t be fooled by its cute panda-like name. This is the mother of all rides. It may not be the fastest, tallest or longest but it has the highest acceleration rate of 0-172km/h in… wait for it… 1.8 seconds! Fast enough to leave your guts behind and fast enough to beat any car in the world. It plays with your mind from the start, confusing you with an intentional false start and forcing you to wait anxiously in a darkened tunnel before the unexpected mind blowingly fast acceleration out of the tunnel and subsequently thrown up and down 90 degree drops.

4. Superman

Superman: Escape from Krypton, is located in Valencia, California, in a theme park named Six Flags of Magic Mountain. It is similar to Tower of Terror II, in the Gold Coast theme park, Dream World. It features speeds of up to 160km/h and a height of 415ft (126m).

3. Thunder Dolphin

Thunder Dolphin, a joyride at the LaQua section of the Tokyo Dome City, has a unique trick up its sleeve. As innocent as the name implies, it is far from that. This rollercoaster track passes the world’s first centreless big wheel and through a building too. Featuring a 218ft (66m) lunge at a steep 80 degree drop and a maximum speed of 130km/h, this ride is just mental.

2. Formula Rossa

Formula Rossa in Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi, UAE, does not need much introduction. The words Formula and Ferrari should have already given away the fact that is the fastest roller coaster in the world with a top speed of 240km/h. It’s so fast that front row riders are required to wear protective glasses similar to that in skydiving.

1. Eejanaika

Eejanaika, a neighbouring ride to Dodonpa, is a rollercoaster with a twist, literally. The 4D coaster seats can rotate forward and backward 360 degrees in a controlled spin, and goes through 14 inversions, most of which are made by spinning the seats rather that the actual track.

Yes, these top 10 rides in theme parks around the world, say something about us as human beings. We’ll go to any lengths to frighten ourselves half to death and get thrills from being thrown around like a crash test dummy. There’s no question about the adrenalin rush these roller coasters guarantee, and thankfully, with theme parks located at almost every corner of the world, any coaster fanatic will be able to enjoy one of these scary rides at least once in their lifetime.

What are your favourites? Leave us a comment and let us know your preferences.

Dreamworld’s New Attraction

I read today on parkz.com.au an interesting discussion about the possibilities of what will be the next attraction that DreamWorld has started to build.

Dreamworlds New Attraction

Considerig the lack of official news from DreamWorld, we have started to play with some ideas. We love to set our imagination free.

Personally I’d love to see a new roller coaster. It could be something similar to Furius Baco in Port Aventura (Spain). It goes from 0 to 135km/h in 3.5 seconds. Trust me, I’ve been on it and it’s one of the best roller coasters I’ve been on. Watch this video to have an idea of what I’m talking about.

Leaving all speculation aside, Dream World has confirmed the relocation of Captain Sturt to the furthest end of the Theme Park. The new attraction will be built on the land that this attraction is currently using.

Dreamworlds New Attraction

Image from DreamWorld.com.au

We will only have to wait until summer to know the new attraction’s name. Until then you can always leave a comment and let us know what would be your suggestion for the new attraction of Dream World.