Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Global Neighbours > Other Lands > Australia
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read





Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 03-04-2010, 11:24 AM   #1
My 2 princesses
Can't Wait To Go Back...I've Been Bitten By The Bug:)
 
My 2 princesses's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 1,013

Another Park Question Please - Dreamworld

Hoping some of you can help me. I am looking to take the kids to Dreamworld when we visit Australia. Which is the closest airport? I'm hearing different ones, LOL!! Is one day enough or should we do two. Kids are Wiggle crazy and don't want to miss this opportunity since we will be there any where.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am surfing as well, but thought to ask here as well.

TIA.
__________________
My 2 princesses is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2010, 12:05 PM   #2
AussiePJ
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 100

Brisbane or the Gold Coast. Not too much difference between them to be honest.
AussiePJ is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 03-04-2010, 03:06 PM   #3
My 2 princesses
Can't Wait To Go Back...I've Been Bitten By The Bug:)
 
My 2 princesses's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 1,013

Quote:
Originally Posted by AussiePJ View Post
Brisbane or the Gold Coast. Not too much difference between them to be honest.
Thanks! Now to find accomodation as looks like we will stay one night. Turns out there is a deal on tickets as well, so might as well do 2 days.
__________________
My 2 princesses is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2010, 03:19 AM   #4
ehsmum
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Posts: 476

The Gold Coast airport is called Coolangatta. It's closer to the theme parks then Brisbane, but Brisbane is only an hour or so away and you'll find more options for BNE because it's a bigger airport.

My youngest son is Wiggles obsessed and he adored Wiggles World and Dreamworld!! You'll have a ball .
ehsmum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2010, 10:28 PM   #5
2bundles
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Brisbane, Aus
Posts: 77

Either airport is fine. I would go with the cheaper airfares.

One day is enough. Especially if you are going out of school holidays. If you have more time, do Seaworld or some of the Gold Coast.

Personally, I would stay in Brisbane or the Gold Coast. It is a relatively short drive, and there is not much around Dreamworld.
2bundles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2010, 05:17 AM   #6
Mellby
Earning My Ears
 
Mellby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 51

Make sure you go on the giant drop and the tower of terror!
__________________
<a href="http://www.myvacationcountdown.com/"><img src="http://www.myvacationcountdown.com/tickers/g06wu8mjlcmav4dk.png" alt="www.MyVacationCountdown.com Ticker" border="0"/></a>
Mellby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2010, 09:18 PM   #7
My 2 princesses
Can't Wait To Go Back...I've Been Bitten By The Bug:)
 
My 2 princesses's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 1,013

Thanks guys!! I now have an idea of where and what to look for. There are also 59 bucks fares from MEL, wooo hooo. It seems a lot cheaper to book it by myself than thru a travel agent.

One more question - it appears to be raining a lot at the Gold coast these last few days. Is the park still open through the rain? Can we just wear a poncho and continue on our way like we do at Disney World?
__________________
My 2 princesses is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2010, 01:22 AM   #8
ehsmum
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Posts: 476

Yes, the parks stay open in the rain. And sell rain ponchos at exhorbitant prices!
ehsmum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2010, 07:28 AM   #9
My 2 princesses
Can't Wait To Go Back...I've Been Bitten By The Bug:)
 
My 2 princesses's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 1,013

Quote:
Originally Posted by ehsmum View Post
Yes, the parks stay open in the rain. And sell rain ponchos at exhorbitant prices!
Thanks...........just like Disney in more ways than one

I hope I can pull this off - the kids would love it. We are leaving for MEL tomorrow and hope to visit the GC around the 17th. Very last minute (now that's unlike Disney).

Thank you all for your help. Wish me luck.
__________________
My 2 princesses is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2010, 04:29 PM   #10
queenie82
Queen of the 5 Castles
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Syd-o-ney (not the country town Canberra)
Posts: 5,327

Quote:
Originally Posted by My 2 princesses View Post
Thanks guys!! I now have an idea of where and what to look for. There are also 59 bucks fares from MEL, wooo hooo. It seems a lot cheaper to book it by myself than thru a travel agent.

One more question - it appears to be raining a lot at the Gold coast these last few days. Is the park still open through the rain? Can we just wear a poncho and continue on our way like we do at Disney World?
Oh yes...they stay open in the rain. We did DreamWorld in the pouring rain once. It was nearly empty Our shoes were soaked through by the end of the day...but we did have a good time.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE Tiger Island. For me this is the highlight. We have followed the growth of the original cubs and the birth and growth of Mohan's cubs and then the growth of the smaller tigers.
They are just wonderful. I have spent hours there.

The main "concern" will be wind and rain. Tower of Terror and giant drop can be affected by this...
The original coaster would sometimes close but I don't know about the newest one.

Have a great time!
queenie82 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2010, 05:26 PM   #11
aussiegirls
DIS Veteran
 
aussiegirls's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 827

My 2 princesses, just be aware that souveniers in Aus theme parks etc are significantly more expensive than any souveniers at Disney.

I am used to Aussie theme park merchandise prices and I must say I was pleasantly surprised about the prices at Disney. Also, the food. At least at Disney you can find a decent meal for $10 or so, but don't expect to find anything decent or anything for $10 in an Aus theme park. I am not trying to put you off but I don't want you to have the expectation that you will get as much bang for your buck in one of our theme parks as you would at Disney.

Having said all that, I loooooove Seaworld on the Gold Coast

xxx
__________________
aussiegirls is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2010, 03:56 AM   #12
My 2 princesses
Can't Wait To Go Back...I've Been Bitten By The Bug:)
 
My 2 princesses's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 1,013

Thanks:)

Thanks for all your help. We are back and had a wonderful time at both DreamWorld and White Water World. Great deal too - we paid only $59.00 as there is a special on, great timing.. Kids loved the parks and the country as a whole. One thinks we should now move to Melbourne.
__________________
My 2 princesses is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2010, 07:54 AM   #13
ehsmum
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Posts: 476

Quote:
Originally Posted by My 2 princesses View Post
Thanks for all your help. We are back and had a wonderful time at both DreamWorld and White Water World. Great deal too - we paid only $59.00 as there is a special on, great timing.. Kids loved the parks and the country as a whole. One thinks we should now move to Melbourne.
Yay! I'm glad you had a good time!
ehsmum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2010, 07:02 PM   #14
aussietravellers
who LOVE disney holidays!
 
aussietravellers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Australia or Austria... they are the same place aren't they?
Posts: 3,681

Glad you had a great trip
__________________
1975 - 1990 - Many Trips - Disneyland California - Disneyland Hotel
1995 - Walt Disney World - Yacht Club Resort
2004 - Disneyland California - Grand Californian
2008 - Walt Disney World - Animal Kingdom Lodge & Disneyland Paris - Hotel New York
2009 - Disneyland California - Grand Californian
2010 - Walt Disney World - Animal Kingdom Lodge + Beach Club + Yacht Club Resorts My 2010 Trip to NY and WDW Trip Report
2013 - We lived at Disneyland for 4 months! - Residence Inn Garden Grove, Grand Californian & Disneyland Hotel
aussietravellers is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Park Ticket Question - Is park hopper required? fnkyyellow Theme Parks Attractions and Strategies 4 09-01-2009 09:09 AM
Park hopper water park pass question Lthouseprincess Theme Parks Attractions and Strategies 3 08-14-2007 04:24 PM
Question about Park Hopper and Water Park fun and more tickets... pixdust Budget Board 9 06-04-2007 03:48 PM
Park Hoppeer/water park question Tanmadpey Theme Parks Attractions and Strategies 9 05-22-2007 02:01 PM
Park Pass (with water park option) Question Kitty 34 Theme Parks Attractions and Strategies 3 05-16-2006 08:04 PM

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:03 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.