List of events held at Warner Bros. Movie World

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The Fountain of Fame and Superman Escape during the annual Fright Nights event.

The following is a list of events that have been held at Warner Bros. Movie World on the Gold Coast, Australia.

Fright Nights[edit]

Main article: Fright Nights

In 2006, Warner Bros. Movie World decided to run a single Halloween Family Fun Night on 31 October with a Scooby-Doo theme. Due to the event being sold out, the park extended the event to become a 3 night event.[1][2] This format remained until 2009 when Movie World decided to re-theme and rename the event to Halloween Fright Nights in an attempt to target an older audience.[3] In 2010, Warner Bros. Movie World worked with Sudden Impact Entertainment and Lynton V. Harris to produce mazes based upon the Nightmare on Elm Street and Saw franchises.[4] Just after the conclusion of the 2010 event, it was announced that the event would return in 2011.[5]

White Christmas[edit]

Over one million Christmas lights light up Main Street at the White Christmas event.

Following the success of their first Halloween Family Fun Night in 2006, Warner Bros. Movie World ran a one-off Looney Tunes Christmas event on 23 December 2006. The event featured a Christmas parade and Looney Tunes shows.[6] In 2007, an extended Halloween Family Fun line-up returned but the Christmas event was discontinued. On 30 December 2009, the Gold Coast Bulletin reported that Movie World had plans to create a White Christmas event with one million Christmas lights and artificial snow.[7] Through their website and several television commercials they announced the event will be a separate ticketed event on eight nights in December and will feature one million Christmas lights, Polar Express 4-D Experience, Looney Tunes on Ice, Ice Skating for guests, Christmas carollers, snow and a Christmas Parade.[8] The first White Christmas event was held as a charity event on 3 December 2010 for 3,000 disadvantaged children and their families.[9] The following two weeks the event was held on Thursday through to Sunday for VIP pass holders and event ticket holders. Due to the unexpected success of the event, an additional night was added to the line up on Monday 20 December.[10]

Sci-Fi Fantasy Night[edit]

On 14 April 2007, Warner Bros. Movie World hosted a one-off Sci-Fi Fantasy Night.[11][12] The night was organised as part of the 2007 Supanova Pop Culture Expo, however, tickets were still available for the general public.[11][13] Several rides and shows operated for the event as well as additional Sci-Fi entertainment, a best dressed competition, games and a Q&A session.[11] International sci-fi stars were also present including Billy Dee Williams and Clayton Watson.[11][14]

DC Comics 75th Anniversary Heroes vs. Villains Parade[edit]

Both the Green Lantern and The Flash were featured in the DC Comics 75th Anniversary Heroes vs. Villains Parade.

In late May 2010, Warner Bros. Movie World announced that they would help celebrate DC Comics' 75th Anniversary by holding a special Heroes vs. Villains Parade.[15] From early June 2010, DC Comics decorations were displayed and merchandise started to be sold throughout the park.[16] The parade was run nightly from 26 June through to 31 July 2010,[17] replacing the traditional All-Star Parade that would normally be held earlier in the day.[18] The Heroes vs. Villains parade introduced six new costumed characters to the park as well as an array of additional floats.[19][20][21] The parade also featured existing in-park characters that would normally be featured in the All-Star Parade.[22][23] From 26 December 2010, the parade replaced the All-Star Parade in its traditional day timeslot.[24]

Other events[edit]

Warner Bros. Movie World has also played host to a variety of other events. The Roxy Theatre in Main Street has been the location for a variety of Australasian movie premieres including several from the Harry Potter film series, Fool's Gold[25] and Get Smart.[26] A variety of television shows have also been produced at the park including Cash Bonanza[27] and Toasted TV.[28] Episodes of Sunrise and The Morning Show have also been filmed at the park with invited members of the public being allowed in early.[27]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jamberoo Fan (26 October 2006). "Halloween at Warner Bros. Movie World". Parkz. Retrieved 5 July 2010. 
  2. ^ ParkFan-Germany. "Halloween at Warner Bros. Movie World". Retrieved 5 July 2010. 
  3. ^ Warner Bros. Movie World (2009). Halloween Fright Nights Brochure. 
  4. ^ Lewis, Maria (23 September 2010). "Ghosts, ghouls, spectres". Gold Coast Bulletin. 
  5. ^ Movie World Fright Nights (5 November 2010). "Movie World Fright Nights's Photos – Profile pictures". Photo. Facebook. Retrieved 22 May 2011. 
  6. ^ "New Movie World Night Event – 23 December, Looney Tunes Christmas". Parkz. Retrieved 30 November 2010. 
  7. ^ Ardern, Lucy; Westthorp, Tanya (30 December 2009). "Gold Coast theme parks in ride war". Gold Coast Bulletin. Retrieved 30 November 2010. 
  8. ^ "Movie World White Christmas". MyFun. Archived from the original on 30 November 2010. Retrieved 30 November 2010. 
  9. ^ Bedo, Stephanie (3 December 2010). "Christmas treat for battling Coasters". Gold Coast Bulletin. Retrieved 19 December 2010. 
  10. ^ Warner Bros. Movie World. "We apologise to any...". Facebook. Retrieved 20 December 2010. 
  11. ^ a b c d Warner Bros. Movie World (14 September 2009). "Sci-Fi Fantasy Night at Warner Bros. Movie World". MyFun. Archived from the original on 14 September 2009. Retrieved 5 June 2011. 
  12. ^ "Movieworld Sci-Fi Fantasy Night – Parkz Forums". Parkz. Retrieved 5 June 2011. 
  13. ^ Supanova Pop Culture Expo (29 January 2010). "Preview Night Friday 13th April 5.45pm Doors". Scribd. Retrieved 5 June 2011. 
  14. ^ O'Brien, John (12 April 2007). "Lando fans rejoice". Courier Mail. Retrieved 5 June 2011. 
  15. ^ Warner Bros. Movie World (18 May 2010). "Witness the forces...". Facebook. Retrieved 5 June 2011. 
  16. ^ Wilson, Richard (28 June 2010). "Warner Bros. Movie World, June 2010 – Parkz: Australian Theme Parks". Parkz. Retrieved 5 June 2011. 
  17. ^ Warner Bros. Movie World. "Warner Bros. Movie World Celebrates DC Comics 75th Anniversary". Press Release. MyFun. Archived from the original on 8 July 2010. Retrieved 5 June 2011. 
  18. ^ Irvine, Ashley (17 May 2010). "Movie World to Celebrate DC Comics' 75th Anniversary". Australasian Leisure Management. Retrieved 5 June 2011. 
  19. ^ "Epic DC Comics 75th Anniversary Celebrations | e-Global Travel Media". e-Global Travel News. 9 July 2010. Retrieved 5 June 2011. 
  20. ^ Wilson, Richard (19 July 2010). "Warner Bros. Movie World, July 2010 – Parkz: Australian Theme Parks". Parkz. Retrieved 5 June 2011. 
  21. ^ Warner Bros. Movie World (6 July 2010). "There's still...". Facebook. Retrieved 5 June 2011. 
  22. ^ Warner Bros. Movie World (13 July 2010). "Videos posted by Warner Bros. Movie World – Gold Coast, Australia". Facebook. Retrieved 5 June 2011. 
  23. ^ "WARNER BROS. MOVIE WORLD CELEBRATES DC COMICS 75TH ANNIVERSARY! – Parkz Forums". Parkz. Retrieved 5 June 2011. 
  24. ^ Warner Bros. Movie World (26 December 2011). "Showtimes". 
  25. ^ "Fool's Gold gets thumbs up". Gold Coast Bulletin. 1 February 2008. Retrieved 7 June 2011. 
  26. ^ Redmond, Renee (23 June 2008). "She's 99 and loving it". Gold Coast Bulletin. Retrieved 7 June 2011. 
  27. ^ a b "Morning Show rises at Movie World". Gold Coast Bulletin. 3 December 2009. Retrieved 7 June 2011. 
  28. ^ Swinburn, Amanda (7 September 2005). "Weetbix teams up with Ten". B&T. Retrieved 7 June 2011. 

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