White Christmas (Warner Bros. Movie World)

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White Christmas
White Christmas at Warner Bros. Movie World logo
Genre Christmas
Frequency Annual
Location(s) Warner Bros. Movie World
27°54′26.17″S 153°18′45.54″E / 27.9072694°S 153.3126500°E / -27.9072694; 153.3126500Coordinates: 27°54′26.17″S 153°18′45.54″E / 27.9072694°S 153.3126500°E / -27.9072694; 153.3126500
Inaugurated 2010
Website
Official webpage

White Christmas is an annual night-time Christmas event which is held at Warner Bros. Movie World across selected nights in December.[1]

History[edit]

Looney Tunes Christmas[edit]

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.[2] In 2007, an extended Halloween Family Fun line-up returned but the Christmas event was discontinued.

White Christmas[edit]

On 30 December 2009, the Gold Coast Bulletin reported a variety of new attractions for the Gold Coast theme parks for 2010. This report detailed that Movie World had plans to create a White Christmas event with one million Christmas lights and artificial snow.[3] In June 2010, Warner Bros. Movie World's main competitor, Dreamworld announced that they would be operating Winter Wonderland during the June/July school holidays. Dreamworld's event featured an ice slide and a snowball area alongside their Illuminate Light & Laser Spectacular.[4] No further details of Warner Bros. Movie World's White Christmas event were released until late 2010. 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.[1]

The first White Christmas event was held as a charity event on 3 December 2010 for 3,000 disadvantaged children and their families.[5] 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.[6] In addition a day time Christmas parade with snow was held on 21–23 December during park hours for all guests.[7]

The event returned in 2011 with another charity event on 9 December 2011.[8][9] The nine nights to follow (i.e. 10—18 December) were open to the public.[10][11] Unlike the 2010 event, guests were forced to pre-book.[10]

Just like the previous two years, White Christmas began in 2012 with a charity event on 9 December.[12] The event was planned to run for six nights: 14-16 and 21-23 December;[13] however, this was later expanded to include 18-20 December as well.[14] The Polar Express 4-D Experience was replaced with Ice Age Mammoth Christmas 4-D.[15][16]

Attractions[edit]

The view along Main Street is illuminated by one million Christmas lights.
Year Name Slogan Shows Attractions Notes
1 2006 Looney Tunes Christmas Unknown
  • Looney Tunes shows
  • Christmas Parade
Unknown
2 2010 White Christmas Snow Forecast for the Gold Coast [1]
3 2011 White Christmas N/A
  • Polar Express 4-D Experience
  • Looney Tunes 'Kwazy Christmas'
  • Christmas carollers
  • Christmas Parade
  • One million Christmas lights in Main Street
  • Ice Skating for guests
  • Snow
[17]
4 2012 White Christmas N/A
  • Ice Age Mammoth Christmas 4-D
  • Frosty's Winter Wonderland
  • Santa's Christmas Celebration
  • Christmas carollers
  • Christmas Parade
  • One million Christmas lights in Main Street
  • Ice Skating for guests
  • Snow
[13][16]

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Movie World White Christmas". MyFun. Archived from the original on 30 November 2010. Retrieved 30 November 2010. 
  2. ^ "New Movie World Night Event - 23 December, Looney Tunes Christmas". Parkz. 30 November 2006. Retrieved 30 November 2010. 
  3. ^ Ardern, Lucy; Westthorp, Tanya (30 December 2009). "Gold Coast theme parks in ride war". Gold Coast Bulletin. Retrieved 30 November 2010. 
  4. ^ Readings, Rob (June 2010). "Winter Wonderland". Nine Gold Coast News. 
  5. ^ Bedo, Stephanie (3 December 2010). "Christmas treat for battling Coasters". Gold Coast Bulletin. Retrieved 19 December 2010. 
  6. ^ Warner Bros. Movie World. "We apologise to any...". Facebook. Retrieved 20 December 2010. 
  7. ^ Warner Bros. Movie World (20 December 2010). "To ensure VIP Pass...". Facebook. Retrieved 20 December 2010. 
  8. ^ Lacey, Michelle (3 December 2011). "New wheels on Christmas list". Gold Coast Bulletin. Retrieved 12 December 2011. 
  9. ^ "Donations deliver a special Christmas". Gold Coast Bulletin. 8 December 2011. Retrieved 12 December 2011. 
  10. ^ a b Warner Bros. Movie World. "Movie World White Christmas". MyFun. Archived from the original on 12 December 2011. Retrieved 12 December 2011. 
  11. ^ "Warner Bros Movie World lit up with a million twinkling and multi-coloured lights". Courier Mail. 9 December 2011. Retrieved 12 December 2011. 
  12. ^ "White Christmas Charity Night". Warner Bros. Movie World. Archived from the original on 24 November 2012. Retrieved 24 November 2012. 
  13. ^ a b "White Christmas 2012". Warner Bros. Movie World. Archived from the original on 24 November 2012. Retrieved 24 November 2012. 
  14. ^ "White Christmas 2012". Warner Bros. Movie World. Retrieved 15 December 2012. 
  15. ^ Warner Bros. Movie World (18 November 2012). "Hey movie world...". Facebook. Retrieved 24 November 2012. 
  16. ^ a b "Show Times". Warner Bros. Movie World. Retrieved 15 December 2012. 
  17. ^ Warner Bros. Movie World. "Movie World White Christmas". MyFun. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 15 October 2011. 

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